“Confessio” Album Celebrates the Connection Between Ireland’s Faith Music Herita… – Press Release


NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — At the start of the pandemic, Keith and Kristyn Getty, the pre-eminent modern hymn writers in the world, took refuge at their home on the coast of Northern Ireland. During this extended period, the duo had the opportunity to revisit with the people and places, local culture, ancient hymns, folk music, and poetry which are part of their heritage. They rediscovered how Ireland’s ancient faith music tradition flowed to America where it influenced church, folk and popular music in the New World.

Confessio – Irish American Roots, is the Getty’s newest album, tracing their journey back to Northern Ireland and celebrating the Scots-Irish-American roots of their modern hymn writing. The album showcases 15 modern and timeless hymns, highlighting traditional Irish melodies and instrumentation, while also featuring performances by a musically diverse array of stellar guests including multiple Grammy-winning artists such as Alison Krauss and Kirk Whalum, and bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs.

“Confessio – Irish American Roots is an outpouring of our year back on the North Coast of Ireland, exploring the connection between Ireland’s enduring faith music heritage and its far-reaching legacy here in America,” said Keith Getty, from his Nashville home. “The name of the album comes from St. Patrick’s famed writings; he was the first Irish hymnwriter and he began a legacy that has reached untold millions of people around the world for over 600 years.”

Standout tracks include a beautiful recording of “In Christ Alone” featuring Alison Kraus and released on the 20th anniversary of the iconic hymn’s creation. According to the most recent charts, “In Christ Alone” is one of the most-sung hymns in the world, with an estimated 100 million people singing the hymn each year globally. It is the only hymn to remain in the Top 20 hymns for the last 20 years worldwide.

Kirk Whalum and Dana Masters combine for a jazz touch on the classic…