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27 November 2013, 12:20
Christmas traditions in Australia, guitar arrangements, and Christmas music, Craig Ogden explains the magic behind his latest album, Christmas Time.
Spending the last two weeks of an August heatwave arranging Christmas tunes sounds like a difficult task, but the hard work's paid off for Aussie guitarist Craig Ogden. His latest album of festive favourites, Christmas Time, has hit the shelves just as the weather's turning chilly.
"We went for a really good variety of old and new," he said. "Hopefully the way the album pans out and the way it's tracklisted, it will provide variety and interest, and just provide a lovely backing track to people's Christmasses!"
Sharing his thoughts on all things festive, as well as the challenges of acoustic performance, Craig popped in to chat to Classic FM's John Brunning - and to wish him a very merry Christmas, of course!
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