Kristyn to perform song with Grammy winner on album

Keith and Kristyn Getty with Ricky Skaggs of the Grand Ole Opry and Alison Krauss. INNT 22-532CON
Keith and Kristyn Getty with Ricky Skaggs of the Grand Ole Opry and Alison Krauss. INNT 22-532CON

GLENGORMLEY girl Kristyn Getty has linked up with Alison Krauss, 28 times Grammy award winner, on the Gettys’ upcoming album.

Alison Krauss and her band Union Station won their most recent Grammy Award in 2012 for ‘Best Bluegrass Album’ for Paper Airplane.

Kristyn, who began her singing career at Glenabbey Church, said: “It is such an honour to record ‘In Christ Alone’ with such an acclaimed artist as Alison on our new album. I couldn’t believe she was so interested in the song.”

The Gettys - Keith and Kristyn - are returning home to Northern Ireland in June as part of their Northern Celtic Tour. The modern hymn-writing and recording couple have sold out their two original dates at the Waterfront Hall on June 1 and 2 and have added a third performance tonight (May 31).

Keith and Kristyn are bringing their groundbreaking collection of critically acclaimed music with a Celtic-American band to symphony halls across Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England as part of the Northern Celtic Tour. This will be followed by a tour of the USA over the next year then a Southern Celtic Tour next October.

Each of the 10 performances will showcase a number of the Gettys’ musical friends, award-winning celtic & American musicians, mass choirs and orchestras, and a rare joint performance in Belfast with the couple’s long standing friend and collaborator, Stuart Townend.

In addition to the performances of Getty/Townend favourites the concerts will offer a preview of several new Getty/Townend hymns to be released on Keith and Kristyn’s forthcoming 2012 album.

Since releasing their first album together in 2007, the Gettys have endeavoured to create a new hymnody for the generations of people who comprise the church. Described as “singable theology”, their songs blend timeless truths with powerful melodies.

The Northern Celtic Tour, partnering with Stand By Me (formerly Kids Alive UK) and Biblica, began in Liverpool on May 30.