Ordering Information

$15.00 for one CD or $12.50 each for two or more CDs plus $1.00 each for shipping.

Please send check or money order to:

Jo Northup
315 Dogwood Knoll Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery



Downloads of Candlelight Hymns and Candlelight Christmas (mp3 songs and complete CDs) are available at many download sites including CD Baby and iTunes



This recording will touch all of your emotions. Each song has been beauifully arranged to create a specific mood - from reflective to celebratory!

All-instrumental arrangements of Celtic, original and familiar tunes
by Jo Northup and Richard Birt.

The Water is Wide
O Shenandoah
Harvest Home
Anniversary Waltz
If I Only Had a Brain
Pretty Little Dog/Chasing the Cat
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Wayfaring Stranger
Dusty Dreams Waltz
Red River Valley
When You Wish Upon a Star
Dona Nobis Pacem

Total Playing Time: 49 minutes


Candlelight Hymns

A beautiful collection of hymns arranged and performed in the destinctive style of Jo Northup and Richard Birt (flute, hammered dulcimer, guitar, mandolin and bass)

All-instrumental arrangements of hymns by Jo Northup and Richard Birt.

Love Divine
How Great Thou Art
Old Rugged Cross
Amazing Grace
Just As I Am/Blest Be the Tie
O Perfect Love
For the Beauty of the Earth
Whispering Hope
What A Friend We Have in Jesus
Holy, Holy, Holy
We Gather Together
Let All Mortal Flesh
All Things Bright and Beautiful
In the Garden
Old Hundred

Total Playing Time: 48 minutes


Candlelight Christmas

Not ‘just another Christmas CD” - fresh, lovely arrangements of some standard and some not-so-standard Christmas carols.

All-instrumental (flute, hammered dulcimer, guitar, and bass) by
Jo Northup and Richard Birt

Away in the Manger
Good King Wenceslas
We Three Kings
O Holy Night
Venite Adoremus
O Come,O Come Emmanuel
Ave Maria
Joy to the World
Silent Night
Angels We Have Heard on High
O Little Town of Bethelem
Coventry Carol/I Wonder as I Wander

Total Playing Time: 43 minutes


Biltmore Christmas,
Volume I

Produced by Jo Northup, this compilation contains music by eighteen groups and soloists who perform during the Christmas season at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. On this recording are a wide variety of sounds and textures expressing the reverance and joy of the holiday season. Flutes, guitars, harps, hammered dulcimers, pianos and more.

1 - Rise Up Shepherd and Follow • Elisabeth Price • solo piano

2 - Away in the Manger Medley • Judy Wolter-Bailey • solo harp

3 - Good Christian Men/Here We Go A-Wassailing • Windridge • hammered dulcimer, fiddle, whistle, guitar, bass

4 - What Child is This? • Braidstream • flute, hammered dulcimer, guitar, harp, cello, keyboard

5 - Still, Still, Still/Telemann Canon/Bring a Torch • CedarWind Duo • classical guitar, violin

6 - O Little Town of Bethlehem/O Come Emmanuel • Judi Lampert • solo flute

7 - Silent Night • Celeste Carneal • solo harp

8 - We Three Kings • Jo Northup and Richard Birt • flute, hammered dulcimer, guitar

9 - Three Ships/Il Est Ne’ • Puddingstone • hammered dulcimer, flute, vocals, keyboards, drums, recorder, guitar

10 - Ding Dong! Merrily on High • Miller-Rowe Consort • hammered dulcimer, classical guitar

11 - The First Noel • Elaine Thomson • solo piano

12 - The Wexford Carol/A Virgin Most Pure • Encore! Duo • flute, classical guitar

13 - El Noi de la mare • Chris Miller • classical guitar

14 - Pachelbel’s Canon in D • The Blue Ridge Harp Ensemble • four concert pedal harps

15 - O Come All Ye Faithful • Seth Cole • solo piano

16 - Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming • Donna Germano • solo hammered dulcimer

17 - O Holy Night • Sweetwater • vocal, flute, guitar

18 - I Wonder as I Wander • Ronald Franklin Hawkins, Jr. • solo piano

Total Playing Time: 66 Minutes


Biltmore Christmas,
Volume II

A follow-up to the first Biltmore Christmas recording, this compilation continues the tradition of featuring groups and soloists who perform during the Christmas season at Biltmore Estate. The last song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is a group effort by twenty-two of the musicians! All-instrumental with flutes, hammered dulcimers, violins, guitars, bassses and more!


1 - Dona Nobis Pacem • Silver Lining with Nancy Shinn • flute trio

2 - In Dulce Jubilo • Lattimore Harp Duo • concert pedal harp duo

3 - Angels Medley • Judi Lampert & Roger Allen Cope • flute, classical guitar
Angels We Have Heard on High/Angels from the Realms of Glory

4 - Good King Wenceslas • Miller-Rowe Consort • hammered dulcimer, classical guitar

5 - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • Braidstream • flute, pennywhistle, guitar, cello, keyboards 

6 - Andiam, mio tesoro/Deck the Halls • Donna Germano • hammered dulcimer, harp

7 - Masters in This Hall • Sweetwater • flute, mandolin, guitar, bass, bodhrán  

   Selections from the Nutcracker • Encore! Duo • flute, guitar, bells
8 Overture - 9 March - 10 Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies  - 11 Russian Dance - 12 Chinese Dance - 13 Dance of the Reed Pipes

14 - One Wintry Night • Song of the Wood • hammer dulcimer, piano

15 - O Christmas Tree/Spiritoso • Quick Duo • violin duo

16 - Joyful, Joyful/Hark! the Herald • Sweetwater Trio • flute, hammered dulcimer, guitar, bass

17 - Sweet Little Jesus Boy • Kathryn & Bryce Parham • violin, guitar

18 - Infant Holy/Still, Still, Still • Anne Lough • hammered dulcimer

19 - Coventry Carol • Anita Freeman • solo flute

20 - Wondrous Love • Windridge • hammered dulcimer, harp

21 - Tanz/I Saw Three Ships/Good Christian Men • David Stevenson • solo classical guitar

22 - Joy to the World • Mountain Strings • violin/fiddle, banjola, guitar, bass

23 - We Wish You a Merry Christmas

flutes Anita Freeman, Judi Lampert, Jo Northup, Georgia Pressman, 
Jeannette Schuszler, Nancy Shinn, Suzanne Williams 
violins  Rip Orrill, Kathryn Parham, Julia Quick, Sarah Quick
harps Lelia Lattimore, Mary Lattimore   hammered dulcimer  Jo Northup    
guitars  Robert Anders, Roger Allen Cope, M. King Goslin,
Bruce Lang, Bryce Parham, Michael Reeves   banjo  Mark Levin  
basses  Johanna Logan Cooper, Cas Haskell, Bruce Lang   bells  Bruce Lang

Total Playing Time: 58 Minutes