Liona Boyd Presents A Winter Fantasy
LIONA BOYD PRESENTS A WINTER FANTASY
ALBUM AVAILABLE TODAY – SELECT TOUR DATES BEGIN NOVEMBER 120 OCTOBER 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Celebrated five time JUNO Award winner and ‘The First Lady of the Guitar’, Liona Boyd today releases A Winter Fantasy via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The long awaited follow up to her two best-selling Christmas albums, a medley sampler from A Winter Fantasy can be heard here. For A Winter Fantasy, Boyd interweaves beloved traditional holiday music with original material that features her signature sublime guitar sound, supported by ethereal orchestrations and arrangements from Peter Bond and Michael Savona. Featuring primarily instrumentals, this new recording also includes three vocal songs including the magical O Holy Night and her original song Alone on Christmas Day. The album concludes with a new version of My Special Christmas Present is You – Boyd’s online hit with Maria Aragon. Liona Boyd has introduced millions around the world to the art of classical guitar through her concerts, television specials, music videos and numerous Gold and Platinum recordings. "Music contributes profoundly to the richness and beauty of our life experience,” she declares. “I feel so fortunate to be able to share this wonderful international language with fans and people everywhere." In addition to concerts around the world, Boyd has been a special guest on countless television programs and has been awarded five honorary degrees, The Order of Canada, Order of Ontario, and has won the Guitar Player poll for classical guitar five times.
A Winter Fantasy continues Liona Boyd’s classic traditions: 1981’s A Guitar for Christmas was the first classical holiday album to achieve Platinum sales in Canada and was followed in 1989 by Christmas Dreams. Both are equally regarded within her distinguished catalogue. In support of A Winter Fantasy, Liona Boyd will be performing select dates in Southern Ontario.