Keith and Kristyn take America by storm

Keith and Kristyn Getty with their daughter, Eliza Joy. INNT 52-501CON
Keith and Kristyn Getty with their daughter, Eliza Joy. INNT 52-501CON

Keith and Kristyn Getty, acclaimed local modern hymn writers and recording artists, have taken America by storm with their ‘Joy - An Irish Christmas’ album tour.

The tour, which ended on December 19, performed 18 concerts across 15 cities around the United States.

Starting in November in San Diego, Keith and Kristyn played to sell-out crowds across the country including Washington DC, Dallas and Memphis, closing the tour in the prestigious Schermerhorn Concert Hall, Nashville Tennessee, the Getty’s adopted US home.

Kristyn, who comes from Glengormley, is a former pupil of Ballyclare High School who began her music career singing at Glenabbey Church. She and husband Keith, from Lisburn, are delighted with the success of the album and the tour.

“Joy - An Irish Christmas’ is named after our daughter Eliza Joy, who was born earlier this year,” Kristyn told the Times. “It is a collection of modern hymns, traditional carols, reels and jigs and features a host of Irish music stars including Eileen Ivers, Ireland’s national choir Anuna and the Irish film orchestra. It also showcases a number of bluegrass and session players as well as members of our band from Nashville Tennessee.”

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