Scottish band Celtic Worship will be releasing their brand new Integrity Music album Morningtide this Friday (Oct 8). The 12 song collection will feature re-imagined hymns as well as new compositions from the team. The album explores the rich concept of the cycle of night to day being a parallel to the journey of life with Christ. The rhythm of nocturnal darkness turning into the bright dawn is something that the Lord wove into Creation from the very beginning (Genesis 1), but it is also a picture of the binary movement from death to life - the ultimate change that Jesus enabled.
'Morningtide' proclaims God's faithfulness and His constant new mercies, crafting each song around the truth reflected by our daily rhythms. This cadenced movement is a picture of our faith, mirrored by the carefully designed album progression.
In parallel, Celtic Worship's driving force is a desire to worship God by exploring the depth, intense beauty and theological clarity of psalms and traditional hymns - a music that has been present in Scotland for centuries. 'Morningtide' allowed the band to spend time with the more distinctive elements of Scottish ecclesiastical music, giving them the chance to explore ancestral metrical psalms and the melodies they were often sung to.
Yet, Celtic Worship bring a unique approach to their revisitation of such material as they infuse the native sounds of bagpipes and fiddle to bring these hymns to life and simultaneously intertwine new originals into the process. 'Morningtide' is characterised by an omnipresent sense of heritage, history, and culture, and highlights the undeniable artistic brilliance and stunning sense of connection between the band members: Naomi Stirrat on vocals, Steph Macleod on vocals and acoustic, Mhairi Marwick on fiddle, Scott Wood on bagpipes and whistle, Gus Stirrat on bass, Chris Amer on electric and Ifedade Thomas on drums.
Come Thou Fount
I Trust In Jesus
How Deep The Father's Love
Because He Lives
Father of Light
Great Is Thy Faithfulness/How He Loves
Oh Be Still My Soul
It Is Well/I Exalt Thee
Turn Your Eyes