The Whole Year Long
Hello, thank you for visiting! I recorded a Christmas Album in loving memory of my previous dad, Harold Dow Ledgerwood.
I call my album “The Whole Year Long” named after one of the songs on the album. The song describes the moments after taking down the tree, lights and decorations that Jesus – the true joy of Christmas – remains.~ Mary Loeffelbein
Included on the album is a song co-written with my little granddaughter (mini-me) Molly Dowd about the joys of the first snow of the season! (Molly will also be singing and playing instruments with me on our song!)
There are songs I have written of childhood Christmas memories, a song crying “GLORY!” along with the angels at the birth of Christ, and my own new melody with additional refrain to the old lyrics from Away in a Manger, (my song is called “God With Us”).
My son Aaron Loeffelbein also provides background vocals! Such a voice! What a treat!
In honor of my Dad I sing a beloved Scottish Christmas song Tàladh Chrìosda, The Christ Child Lullaby, in Gaelic and English.
This album means so much to me because it is inspired by my love for Jesus, my sweet Dad, and yes, Christmas. (My favorite time of the year!)
Once again I hadthe pleasure of having Brandon Bee as producer and creative advisor. He lent his voice and talents on multiple instruments to the album as well as produced it.
The album is available for purchase now and I’d love to share it with you!
Thanks and God’s blessings on you!