The snow is falling, the lights are shining, and it’s starting to feel a lot like the holidays...
Manitoba Music has put together a playlist brimming with holiday cheer featuring over two hours of Christmas and winter-themed music by local artists at manitobamusic.com/holidays. The playlist features a diverse collection of new and original tunes, old favourites, and traditional carols in genres ranging from indie rock to country to latin jazz.
Artists releasing new festive tunes this year include Begonia, James Culleton, Jocelyne Baribeau, and Mise en Scene. Other contributing artists include: ATLAAS, Barbara Joy, Bubba B the MC, Chic Gamine, Courier News, Don Amero, Erin, Yuri & Michelle, Flo, Fred Penner, Glenn Buhr, Jaylene Johnson, JD and the Sunshine Band, JP Hoe, Keith and Renee, Lana Winterhalt, Lindsey White, Lizzy Hoyt, Madame Diva, Monika Wall, Nathan Music Co., Noah Derksen, Quinton Blair, Rhonda Head, Ruth Moody, Steve Bell, Sweet Alibi, Trio Bembe, Vanessa Kuzina, and WHY.
Throughout the month, music fans can also get free holiday Song of the Week downloads from local artists including Mise en Scene (until Dec 6), Don Amero (Dec 6-13), JP Hoe (Dec 13-20), and Begonia (Dec 20-27) at manitobamusic.com/songoftheweek.
There's also a handy guide to upcoming holiday live music events in Manitoba, with more events being added all the time. For a comprehensive listing of upcoming seasonal shows, people can look to the "Holiday Concerts" section of the free MB Live concert-finding app and online listings.
Those looking for local inspiration for holiday gift ideas can follow the links on the playlist page to buy many of the featured songs and albums.
Listeners can also check out Manitoba Music on Spotify for more local holiday tunes and much more.
So put another log on the yuletide fire, cuddle up with some warm cocoa, and let manitobamusic.com/holidays be your soundtrack for the season.