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Mark O'Connor Brings 'An Appalachian Christmas' To NPR's 'Here and Now.'

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An Appalachian ChristmasMark O'Connor's An Appalachian Christmas rings in the holiday season with heaps of praise and, this week, hits #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart after last week's top 20 Billboard debuts on 3 charts (Bluegrass, Classical, Crossover). This week, he brought the multi-genre holiday collection to NPR's Here and Now, and will soon be heard on WNYC's Soundcheck, eTown, and Performance Today.

Mark O'Connor's new album 'An Appalachian Christmas' debuted this week at #5 on Billboard's Bluegrass Albums Chart and at #18 on Billboard's Classical Albums Chart. Out now, 'An Appalachian Christmas' features collaborations with James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Renee Fleming, Jane Monheit and more. Metromix raves, "Mark O‚Connor is a maestro of many genres" and American Songwriter calls the album "an absolute delight."

Listen on Here and Now. See Mark O'Connor perform "The Christmas Song" with Jane Monheit on Mark O'Connors Christmas site.

Mark O'ConnorGrammy winning composer, violin virtuoso and educator Mark O'Connor released his first holiday album, An Appalachian Christmas, on September 20 via OMAC Records. The star-studded collection featuring James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Alison Krauss, Sharon Isbin, Jane Monheit, Chris Thile, Steve Wariner and more, An Appalachian Christmas features rare collaborations available for the first time in years as well as new recordings.

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