First broadcast April 21, 2000

Religious Expression In Folk Music

This annual program marks the Christian observance of the Passion of Jesus Christ climaxing in the Resurrection and the Jewish celebration of Passover which recalls the flight of the Israelites from slavery and bondage in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. During the program we offer links between the two observances, both of which focus on renewal and hope.

    Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Wright Brothers, "Gospel Train", The Gospel Tradition/Vol. 1, Columbia/Legacy

  • Andy Statman Quartet, "Adir", Between Heaven And Earth, Shanachie


    In Celebration of Passover

  • Andy Statman/David Grisman, "Shalom Aleichem", Songs Of Our Fathers, Acoustic Disc

  • Paul Robeson, "Go Down Moses", The Power And The Glory, Columbia/Legacy

  • Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Moses", Georgia Sea Island Songs, New World

  • Josh White, "Trouble", The Gospel Tradition/Vol.1, Columbia/Legacy

  • Amidons, "Bright Morning Star", Sharon Mountain Harmony, Folk-Legacy

  • Andy Statman/David Grisman, "Chassidic Medley", "Shomer Yisrael", Songs Of Our Fathers, Acoustic Disc


    The Passion Of Jesus Christ

  • Roberts & Barrand et al, "All In The Morning", To Welcome In The Spring,
  • The Isaacs, "Man On The Mule", Bridges, Horizon

  • The Isaacs, "Come And Dine", Increase My Faith, Horizon

  • Golden Gate Quartet, "My Time Done Come", Swing Down, Chariot, Columbia/Legacy


  • Ed Trickett w/ Harry Tuft, "Just As The Evening Sun", The Telling Takes Me Home, Folk-Legacy

  • Seldom Scene, "Were You There", Baptizing, Rebel

  • Golden Gate Quartet, "The Sun Didn't Shine", Swing Down, Chariot, Columbia/Legacy

  • Roberts & Barrand et al, "My Dancing Day", To Welcome In The Spring, Front Hall

  • Maddy Prior et al, "Lord Of The Dance", Lovely In The Dances, Plant Life


  • Mary McLaughlin/William Coulter, "Keening Of The Three Marys", Celtic Requiem, Windham Hill

  • Richard Shindell, "The Ballad Of Mary Magdalene", Blue Divide, Shanachie

  • Patty Larkin, "Mary Magdalene", Strangers World, High Street

  • Peter Rowan & The Rowan Brothers, "Mary Magdalene", Tree On A Hill, Sugar Hill


  • Dry Branch Fire Squad, "Memories That Bless And Burn", Memories That Bless And Burn, Rounder

  • Metropolitan Klezmer, "Chant Of The Miropoler Rebbe/Dybbuk March", Yiddish For Travelers, indie