Cold Blows the Day
This diverse collection of traditional and original songs recorded by Michael Lewis and Denise Wilson of Traveler’s Dream captures the festive cheer of the holidays as well as the beauty and quiet mystery of the winter season. Rich vocal harmonies are supported by various combinations of guitar, Irish flute, mandolin, concertina, bouzouki, and tin whistle. With this recording Traveler’s Dream reminds us of the many different cultural traditions which are represented in the music of the winter season. Classic favorites rooted in Old World Europe include the English carols “I Saw Three Ships” and “Good King Wenceslas.” From Wales comes “Deck the Halls,” and from France “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella” (sung in the original French version). Nestled seamlessly alongside these traditional carols are three original songs written by Michael Lewis. His poetic lyrics will strike a chord with everyone who shares his love of Midwestern winter landscapes and his appreciation of the magical qualities of the winter season.