This Christmas, one local band is giving a musical gift to both the public and one very worthy charity. The Mulligan Brothers’ new single, “A Christmas Song,” is available on the band’s website.

With a gentle ring of jingle bells leading the way, their modern acoustic style conveys the spirit of the holiday season, as their Southern background shines brightly throughout, conjuring images of Christmas on the Gulf Coast.

While the song alone makes an excellent Christmas gift, The Mulligan Brothers are doing a little something extra with its release. The public can purchase “A Christmas Song” through the band’s website for a donation and all proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s Home for Children.

Those who donate $25 or more will receive an autographed Christmas card with a seasonal picture featuring the members snazzily dressed for the holidays. For $250 or more, donors will be invited to a Christmas party at St. Mary’s Home for Children. For more information, visit themulliganbrothers.com.

Singing Children perform

(Photo/facebook.com/mobilesingingchildren) Mobile’s Singing Children perform Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Mobile.

(Photo/facebook.com/mobilesingingchildren) Mobile’s Singing Children perform Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Mobile.

For 35 years, Mobile’s Singing Children choir has entertained the public with its natural talent. On Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., this collection of impressive young vocalists invite the public to join them at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for “A Traditional Christmas.” The choir will perform yuletide songs such as “I Wonder As I Wander,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “When Will the Little King Come.” The finale will feature choir alumni joining current members for “Marshmallow World.” Admission is free with donations welcome.

Gibbs’ “Sound of Mobile”
When Ferrill Gibbs appeared for the October installment of 92ZEW’s Second Tuesday Concert Series, he performed a new song called “Sound of Mobile.” This song turned out to be a crowd favorite. 92ZEW requested a copy, but Gibbs hadn’t yet tracked it. Subsequently, Gibbs entered the studio and put it on tape. To assist, he brought in guitarists Brent Busby, drummer Marlon Patton and bassist Robby Handley. Patton and Handley are known for their work with Larkin Poe.

The recorded version is a different experience from his acoustic Second Tuesday rendition. The studio work has added sonic depth to Gibbs’ hometown anthem. “Sound of Mobile” is an extremely versatile single that easily shifts tones. In addition to catching spins on the ZEW, you can sample “Sound of Mobile” through Gibbs’ YouTube channel.