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The Mixed-Tape | The Hard Ground – Keep Me For Christmas Time

Triptych: One E.P

Triptych: One E.P

In this Xmas edition (where we will focus on charity singles) of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn the spotlight to the Hard Ground and their new single ‘Keep Me For Christmas Time’ in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

A softly performed duet, ‘Keep Me For Christmas Time’ keeps the tone and mood simple through gently reverberating guitar and Marlene Enright and Pat Carey’s woven vocal harmonies.

Indeed the song seems to encapsulate the Hard Ground’s ability to convey deep repose in their indie-folk inflected music, portrayed so well in the band’s previous two E.P’s Triptych: One & Two.

An introspective and personal Christmas single that still keeps the sense of place and time needed, ‘Keep Me For Christmas Time’ is everything you’d expect from the Hard Ground and their distinct sound and style.

It is for these reasons that ‘Keep Me For Christmas Time’ by the Hard Ground is this week’s addition to The Mixed-Tape. The single itself is out now via bandcamp.

The single has been released in aid of the Irish Cancer Society to help them in their work with those effected by the disease. For more information for the charity visit

To read previous additions to the feature click here or you can listen to the Last Mixed Tape’s special The Mixed-Tape Spotify playlist

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