Tuesday, December 06, 2022

The Lasses and the Shepherd

Amsterdam-based duo Sophie Janna and Margot Merah met years ago in the Irish pub Mulligans in Amsterdam. That sparked a musical collaboration; The Lasses. They made four albums with their special blend of Scottish, Irish and American folk repertoire and intimate self-penned songs.

They recorded an old Christmas gospel, that was conceived on a plantation in USA. In their own words: "We chose this song since it's not very famous in the Netherlands and it's a great one to sing at a concert, because everyone can join in easily." This song is part of compilation with mostly covers, from Revanche Records. On Spotify HERE.
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow is not a first option when it comes to covering Christmas classics, and mostly done by gospel artists, but here a few pop-tinged versions: