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Best New Christmas Music: Christmas in Killarney by Rend Collective

Christmas in Killarney was made famous by Bing Crosby back in the 1950s and it remains a holiday favorite. Oddly, few try to cover the song. It’s too bad too because it’s a fun song that lends itself to a lot of musical styles. So it’s no surprise it’s taken on by an Irish band, Rend Collective, with plenty of spirit:

The song comes from the band’s 2nd Christmas album titled Jolly Irish Christmas Volume 2. Featuring 6 Christmas classics and 6 Christmas originals, Rend Collective brings you “A Jolly Irish Christmas (Vol. 2)”, with special guests: We The Kingdom, Keith & Kristen Getty, We Are Messengers, and Ellie Holcomb. Here is the track listing:

  1. The First Noel
  2. Christmas In Killarney
  3. Little Drummer Boy
  4. Silent Night (Be Still)
  5. Good King Wenceslas (Kindness)
  6. Today Is The Saviour’s Day
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Hallelujah)
  8. A Restful Reprise
  9. In The Bleak Midwinter
  10. Emmanuel You’re One Of Us
  11. We Three Kings (We’re Not Lost)
  12. Christmas Is All Around

This album ushers you into the Christmas spirit with Rend Collective’s iconic Irish charm married with these classic Christmas tunes. Adding to their Christmas music repertoire, this new album captures the joy of the Christmas season in the energetic and unique way only Rend Collective can.

“It’s been six years since we brought out our first Christmas album Campfire Christmas (Vol. 1) and every year since we’d ask ourselves if this was the year to write the next one– but it never felt right. Then 2020 hit, and we (like most people!) were desperate for some joy in the midst of the chaos,” the band added. “We hope these songs bring you JOY, connect you with the ones you love, give you a bit of a laugh, and help fix your eyes on Jesus as the year comes to an end. And because it’s 2020 where anything goes: happy (early!) Christmas!! “

Long-time Christmas freak, first time expert. B. Francis Morlan has written for MyMerryChristmas.com since 2013. He lives in Beaumont, Texas with his ...