REVIEW: BETTMAN AND HALPIN –
CHRISTMAS IS A FUNNY THING
By Monica Jarrell, guest blogger
Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin have a well-earned reputation for delivering a quality show. During the Bettman and Halpin Christmas is a Funny Thing holiday concert, the duo kept the audience riveted with songs, storytelling and fantastic fiddle playing. The duo appeared to be having a great time performing and this enthusiasm affected the audience. They both have an easy, mellow way about them. They created a relaxed, homey feeling in the audience.
Christmas is a Funny Thing was a combination of well known, traditional Christmas tunes performed by Bettman and Halpin and original music written by Bettman and Halpin. Some of the traditional songs performed included “Drummer Boy,” “Blue Christmas,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Some of the original songs written by Bettman and Halpin included “Fruitcake for All Seasons” and “We’ll Miss You Mama.” Ms. Bettman told the story of how she was inspired for each song she wrote….