Producer and Recording Engineer:

Ren Renfree, Sound Catcher Recording (Nashville, TN)

 

Artistic Director:

Karen Ballew

 

Texas Recording Engineers:

Carlos Savetman, Sound O Matic Studio

Randy Copus, Galactic Playground Studio

 

Iceland Recording Engineer:

Andri Eyvindsson

 

Album Artwork:

Madison Thames

 

Album Promotion and Music Videos:

Brad Ballew

 

* Deepest gratitude to Karen’s parents, Paul and Gail Thames. Thank you for believing in this project and for supporting it through all its various stages. It was made possible by you!

 

* All musicians credited were also involved in the arranging of this music!  

 

1. "In Clear Winter’s Night"

Words by Karen Ballew, Music Irish traditional (Lough Erne’s Shore)

Karen Ballew (vocals), Will MacLean (banjo), Patrick Atwater (bass)

 

2. "Sing a Song in the Darkness"

Words by Karen Ballew with Bible passages, Psalm 95:1 & Ephesians 5:14, Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals), Will MacLean (banjo), Bryan Brock (percussion), Ireland Harber (vocals), JC Morrissey (vocals)

 

3. "Rise with the Dawn": Words and Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals & harp), Joseph Carmichael (guitar, flute, whistle & vocals), Heather Carmichael (vocals), Cierra Brannies (vocals)

 

4. "I Go Forth Today": Words and Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals & harp), Quinn O'Donnell (vocals), Mary Brunson (violin)

 

5. "Smiling Blue": Words and Music by Karen Ballew

with Spanish translation by Susy Brommers

Karen Ballew (vocals & harp), Gabriela Sandoval Fuentes (guitarrón, guitar, & violin), Bryan Brock (percussion)

 

6. "Seeking Worth": Words and Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals), Ireland Harber (vocals), Declan Harber (piano)

 

7. “The Dragonfly”: Words and Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals & harp), Bryan Brock (percussion), Mary Brunson (violin)

 

8. "Oh Blessed Light"

Words by Ryan Thames with Bible passage Isaiah 9:2 in Icelandic

Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals & harp), Bára Grímsdóttir (vocals),

Chris Foster (Icelandic langspil, fiðla, & vocals),

Rebekah Passmore (arranging)

 

9. "Flame of Truth": Words and Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals & harp), Rob Higginbotham (vocals & guitar), Patrick Atwater (bass), Bryan Brock (percussion)

 

10. "Atop the Hill": Words and Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals & portative organ), Patrick Atwater (bass)

 

11. "The Child of Glory"

Words Scottish traditional, Collected by Alexander Carmichael in Carmina Gadelica

With Bible passage Zephaniah 3:17 in English and Irish

Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals & harp), Patrick Atwater (bass), Bryan Brock (percussion)

Choral Vocals: Sarah Copus, Gracie Kennedy, Clio Cadence, Cierra Brannies, Ashlie Hatch, Alexandra Koch, Rachel Caña, Ireland Harber

 

12. "Sacred Heart": Words and Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals & harp), Patrick Atwater (bass), Bryan Brock (percussion)

Choral Vocals: Cherish Hamby, Adam Hamby, Julie Webster, Quinn O'Donnell, JC Morrissey, Tom Yarbrough

 

13. "The Miracle of The Deer’s Cry": Poem by Karen Ballew

Owen Ó Súilleabháin (producer, spoken word, and musical collaborator), Karen Ballew (harp)

 

14. “The Deer’s Cry”: An old Irish prayer attributed to Saint Patrick, 433 A.D., Music by Karen Ballew

Karen Ballew (vocals & harp), Will MacLean (banjo), Patrick Atwater (bass), Bryan Brock (percussion), Emily Otteson (descant vocal)

Choral Vocals: Scott Rudes, Angie Allen, Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Moore Adsit, Amy Blake King, Jeff Evans, Keith Shipman, Shannyn Wentz, Lori Corcoran

 

* All Lyrics available at TheDeersCry.com

© 2019 by The Deer's Cry.