I am particularly fond of this offering. Chieftains singer Alyth McCormack has teamed up with a round of well-regarded Nashville musicians for the recording Legacy Christmas for which proceeds will be donated to the Franklin/Spring Hill, Tennessee based Living Waters for the World, an organization dedicated providing clean water to communities around the globe. Christmas music with a cause! What could be better than that? Joining in the music fun are fiddler Deanie Richardson, flutist and Irish whistler Sam Levine, keyboardist Russell Davis and guitarist, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki and bodhran player Melissa DuPuy.
-- TJ Nelson– World Music

What better time of year to experience the true meaning of giving at Christmas than to release an album of Christmas carols for a cause? This week's release of the Celtic inspired Legacy Christmas does just that. With the addition of Celtic singer Alyth McCormack of the world renowned Chieftains, along with some of Nashville's finest musicians, proceeds from Legacy Christmas will benefit Franklin/Spring Hill, TN based Living Waters for the World and their efforts to provide clean water around the world in communities where clean water is lacking.
-- Dan Harr– Music News Nashville

If Christmas has any real meaning, you're not likely to find it circling parking lots looking for a space or overwhelmed by crowds in malls or stacks of big-screen televisions. No, the real meaning of Christmas can be found in giving to those who lack love and the necessities of life, like food, shelter, and clean water. Producer Melissa DuPuy, who also plays guitar and number of other stringed instruments here, captures the spirit of Christmas on this album of Christmas standards played in Celtic style. The proceeds from the purchase of the CD go to Living Waters for the World, a Franklin/Spring Hill Tennessee-based organization that seeks to provide clean water to communities around the world where it is lacking.

Alyth McCormack of The Chieftains lends her crystalline voice to O Holy Night and Wexford Carol. DuPuy's ringing guitar and Deanie Richardson's fiddle turn O Come, O Come, Emmanuel into a slow reel, and Richardson's jaunty fiddle kicks off a dancing jig of a medley that includes I Saw Three Ships, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, and The First Noel. In a Christmas season filled with the rush of shoppers flying here and there, this gorgeous album encourages us to slow down and listen closely to the angelic sounds of those old songs that celebrate the ways that love once changed the world.
-- Henry L. Carrigan, Jr.–

A delightful collection of mainly traditional Christmas carols, sub-titled 'Treasured carols of the Kirk.'

Recorded in Nashville it features such well-known musicians as Deanie Richardson (fiddle, mandolin), Sam Levine (flute, whistle), Russell Davis (keyboard, melodica) and Melissa Du Puy (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, bodhran) with Irish singer Alyth McCormack (of the Chieftains) providing the gorgeous vocals on O Holy Night and the Wexford Carol. Many of these well-known favourites can be traced back hundreds of years like the 15th century God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel from the 13th century.

Exceptionally well done.
-- Alan Cackett – Maverick Magazine