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Bailey Gillespie

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On Music and Belonging

The night before Thanksgiving, I learned how to play hand bells with my ridiculously talented musical friends, the Fisher twins. As Aubrey and Allison laid out the three bells I’d be holding for our Christmas medley, Aubrey was kind enough... Continue Reading →

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

This is part 2 in a series I'm writing this Christmas, exploring the lyrics and melodies behind some of my very favorite holiday songs. Read part 1 here: "We'll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet." .         ... Continue Reading →

We’ll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet

I've always been fond of the song, "Auld Lang Syne" -- and not just because it marks the end of It's a Wonderful Life, a film that often stretches far too long into the night (even though I can't help... Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas 2016 – Bailey’s 7 Holiday Favorites

Happy Christmas, friends! With the advent of winter break, due to finishing up my two graduate courses, I'm enjoying some leisure time writing my book. And by writing my book, yes I mean building Spotify playlists, streaming Fuller House, and... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Christmas Stories by Jenny & Tyler

What do you get when you mix Bing Crosby, George Frideric Handel, an old hymn, and an original? Well, besides coolest couple award, you also get Christmas Stories. For some people, it still might be a little early for official listening,... Continue Reading →

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