Ritchie Blackmore’s folk band Blackmore’s Night releases new holiday single; EP due in December

Blackmore’s Night, the Renaissance folk-rock group led by founding Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife, singer Candice Night, is sending fans some early holiday love and joy by releasing a new version of the traditional Christmas song “Here We Come A-Caroling.”

The acoustic tune, which is available now as a digital single and via streaming services, also is the title track of a four-song holiday EP that Blackmore’s Night will release on December 4.

The Here We Come A-Caroling EP, which you can pre-order now, also will feature renditions of “It Came upon a Midnight Clear,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “Silent Night.” It will be released digitally, as well as on CD and as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl disc pressed on translucent green vinyl.

A lyric video for “Here We Come A-Caroling” also has debuted at the earMUSIC label’s official YouTube channel. The clip features festive Christmas-themed images inspired by medieval art.

Ritchie recently lent his guitar talents to a cover of the B.B. King classic “The Thrill Is Gone” by William Shatner that appears on the Star Trek legend’s new album. The Blues.

By Matt Friedlander
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