Did the Virgin Mary play keyboards?

Did the Virgin Mary play keyboards?


norman lebrecht

December 04, 2015

virgin mary keyboard

This is the Royal Mail’s new Christmas stamp.

Mary appears to be playing a portable keyboard. Joseph is warming up for karaoke.


  • Mr Oakmountain says:

    I love the way you can even see the microphone cable below Joseph’s mic stand. Incidentally, since Mary is accompanying him on keyboard, this seems to be a live gig rather than karaoke.

  • V.Lind says:

    I guess he’s not Catholic. I can think of other religious groups that would take severe offence if this sort of characterisation of the crib of the Christchild were applied to one of their most sacred symbols.

  • Mr Oakmountain says:

    I’m a Christian, and one will have to try a lot harder to offend me.
    God save and protect us from people without a sense of humour!