Personnel: Niamh McGowan, Alys Jackson (violin); Aoife Magee (viola); Sian Hetherington (cello); Patrick D'arey (bagpipe); Rachel Chan, Jordan Frye, Meaghan Maples (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Shane D. Wilson.
Recording information: Other Outdoor Spaces; Smolf Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Illustrator: Natasha Seachal-Debnam.
Hardly one's typical Christian praise & worship band, North Ireland's Rend Collective (formerly known as the Rend Collective Experiment) often feature children's toys and odd handmade instruments in their sound, and the group's rootsy folk-rock sound makes them a sort of non-secular version of Mumford & Sons. This Christmas album, recorded live around a campfire, is an acoustic, spontaneous affair, very organic in feel, and full of communal spiritual joy. ~ Steve Leggett