WHAT CHILD IS THIS (from Bethlehem)

After my first solo record “All I Know” took off, I was suddenly faced with the need for a follow up record. I already had arrangements for several Christmas songs and had one original tune written, so a holiday project seemed like the right idea.

I don’t know why I never singled “What Child is This” to radio – especially considering that it’s my favorite carol arrangement on that record. Mandolin! Accordion! A song that’s usually so quiet and pretty turned into something urgent and upbeat – I just love the energy of it.

So here it is for your listening pleasure! And since I’m still a needy artist, please comment below with your thoughts. Or send cookies. Either way.

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5 Responses to WHAT CHILD IS THIS (from Bethlehem)

  1. Teresa Arneson says:

    Great version! Love the acoustics and percussion. Wish I wouldn’t have missed your concert!

  2. Lisa D'Arcangelo says:

    I have to say that you really know how to juice up an old Xmas carol! That’s really cool. I love the mandolin, especially. But the feel of it is really great overall. Nice!

  3. Diana Baird says:

    Can’t wait to hear more of your Christmas music!

    I love your version of this song.

  4. JB says:

    Personally, I love it when artists do something interesting with an old classic. What Child Is This is a beautiful carol, but you usually hear it done basically the same way. Great job, Mr. Riggan!

  5. Tracy says:

    Hey that’s really great! I’ve never heard that version of what child is this and I really like it.

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