An Appalachian Winter is a peaceful, gentle, traditional and original, instrumental collection of acoustic music for the Christmas season performed on hammered dulcimer, guitar, flute, and Celtic harp. A Christmas album you'll listen to all year-round.
SONGS FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
"the soul of mountain music and the gentle grace of mountain air." - Ohio Magazine
"Ruth Smith's touch on the hammered dulcimer is absolutely magical...exquisite phrasing." - Dirty Linen Folk & World Music Magazine
The perfect accompaniment to a hot mug of tea and a relaxing afternoon spent looking out the window at the world going by.
If you liked "A Winter's Solstice," you'll love "An Appalachian Winter"
"Beautiful and impressive . . .featuring 15 melodies of some of the finest Christmas music to accompany your holiday festivities and late night Christmas wrapping, "An Appalachian Winter" is sure to be one of your favorite Christmas CDs each and every holiday season.Perfect Christmas music to listen to by the fireplace or as the snow is falling out the window. 5 holiday Celtic Radio stars for "An Appalachian Winter."
-Paul MacArthur Celtic Radio Music Network Home of Highlander Radio
" An Appalachian Winter is just what you’d expect to hear in a fireside gathering among friends. This is such a personal project — the listener feels as if he or she has been given a very special gift in this thoughtful and skilled performance." ~ Dirty Linen Folk & World Music Magazine
". . . gorgeously interwoven, homespun instrumentals, providing beautiful organic colors and earthy textures, lightly tossed with Celtic flourishes." ~Carol Swanson ChristmasReviews.com