Sunday, December 5, 2021

It's a New Music Soiree!

Gather 'round friends for a collection of new Christmas music for this 2021 season.  There's a whole host of great new tunes here, something for everyone.

Do ol' Der Bingle a favor here, good folks.  All of these artists put their heart, soul, time, and energy into creating this music, so please take a few minutes to learn about these artists and listen to their music.  Every stream helps, and if you like what you hear, add it to your playlist or better yet send 'em some $$ love with a purchase. 

One note:  I've included a link or two for each artist/song listed here, but I know that all my readers are astute users of the internet technology, and you can google the artists and songs to find them on your preferred streaming/digital media service.  

Thanks in advance for giving these musicians the time and streams they deserve.

Dallas String Quartet Hallelujah

Dallas String Quartet

Leading off is a new single by one of Merry & Bright's favorite groups, Hallelujah by the Dallas Sting Quartet.  This is a beautiful recording of Leonard Cohen's song by DSQ.  Now, Der Bingle's opinion is that Hallelujah performed with Mr. Cohen's lyrics is decidedly not a Christmas song, but instrumental versions do bring forth all the seasonal feels.  DSQ agrees, and has graced us with this superbly performed version.  Well done, Dallas String Quartet.

Hallelujah on Spotify:

Dallas String Quartet website


Katie Garibaldi It's Christmas

Merry & Bright fave Katie Garibaldi returns with a brand new single for 2021, It's Christmas.


Laura Cheadle Let's Get Together for Christmas

Award winning singer-songwriter Laura Cheadle presents Let's Get Together for Christmas, a new album with nine holiday tunes, with five original songs including:
  • Let's Get Together for Christmas
  • Christmas in My Life
  • Read Ain't Everything

Watch "Giving You Me for Christmas" on YouTube


Kristen Mather de Andrade - Evergreen

Evergreen, a 5 song EP from Clarinetist-Vocalist Kristen Mather de Andrade.  

Riu Riu Chiu
Bring A Torch
The Holly and The Ivy
Union Square

Kristen's website:

Amazon link


Jackie Burns You Can't Outgrow Christmas from the new holiday musical "True North"

TRUE NORTH: A Magical New Holiday Musical steps inside the world of a modern family who finds the holidays joyful—and challenging. Faced with the uncertainty of their father’s deployment, young Ben and his big sister Kami’s already turbulent lives are shaken again. With a wish, a letter, and some unique seasonal help, the Patterson family discovers what just an ounce of belief can do.

Der Bingle finds this info about True North intriguing and is going to dig deeper, and thinks you should too.  Jackie Burns' performance on this single is wonderful.

With stunning vocals by Jackie Burns (Wicked, If/Then) and soaring orchestrations by Grammy-nominee Chris Walden, “You Can’t Outgrow Christmas” is sure to rekindle joy and inspire hope in a pandemic-weary world.


Steffi Jeraldo - As Long As We're Together

A new single by Swedish-born Country/Americana Singer-Songwriter Steffi Jeraldo.

Steffi Jeraldo website


Maggie Szabo and Dylan Chambers Christmas Without You

Maggie Szabo returns in 2021 with Christmas Without You.  Following 2020's Come Celebrate Christmas, Maggie partners with Dylan Chambers for a new single for the 2021 season.


The Yule Logs Fezziwig

The Yule Logs, the "Hardest Working Band in Snow Business" treat us with a new album, Fezziwig, with 10 new original songs including:
  • Hannukah Snuck Up On Me
  • Little Drummer Girl
  • No Christmas Lights in Greek Town
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Out in the Cold

Yule Logs Fezziwig on Bandcamp


Raffi & Lindsay Munroe Silver Bells

Troubadour Music and Craft Recordings announce the release of a special holiday duet of “Silver Bells” by the world-renowned children’s entertainer, Raffi, and rising singer, and songwriter, Lindsay Munroe. Now available as a digital single, “Silver Bells” marks the latest collaboration between the two award-winning artists.


Solomon Jaye Bringing Love Back

Solomon Jaye taps into “high energy soul” with his unique fusion of original and classic R&B / Soul music, astonishing acrobatics, and his trademarked ElektroTap dancing which brings the classic art of tap dance into the 21st century. Jaye is an accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist, dancer and acrobat.


Aquadolls Christmas Wrapping

The Aquadolls cover The Waitresses classic Christmas Wrapping.  Great sound and energy!


Wes Walls - This Christmas, I'm Coming Home

Canadian singer-songwriter Wes Walls delivers an original single, This Christmas, I'm Coming Home

This Christmas, I'm Coming Home on YouTube:


Connor Eko - Christmas Morning Goodbye

California bay area musician Connor Eko brings us a new original for the 201 season:

Connor Eko on Soundcloud


Thelen Creative Jingle Bells

"Creative" is right - check out this new single by Thelen Creative.


1 comment:

  1. I don't know what to say so I will try to put it into words, there is so much talent and good vibes and a heart warming feeling at this time of year, thank-you for sharing this music with me. Teddy