First broadcast December 21, 2001

The Christmas Story In Folk And Acoustic Music

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

An annual show that traces the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ from the proclamation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary and Christianity’s season of Advent to the Nativity in a Bethlehem manger to Epiphany and the arrival of the Magi, following the star in the East, to Bethlehem.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Various, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, A Scottish Christmas, Maggie’s Music

  • Johnny Cunningham, “Recitation: D.H. Lawrence’s God Is Born”, The Soul Of Christmas, Upaya

  • Watersons, “Sound, Sound Yours Instruments Of Joy”, Sound, Sound…, Topic

  • Harvey Reid, “Ode To Joy”, The Heart Of The Minstrel On Christmas Day, Woodpecker


  • Advent ,

  • Night Heron Consort, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, A Celtic Celebration, North Star

  • Artisan, “The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came”, Bygone Christmas, Bygone Films

  • The Poor Clares, “Cherry Tree Carol”, Songs For Midwinter, Centaur

  • Mary Coogan & Friends, “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming”, Christmas, Coogan Records


  • The Nativity,

  • Maggie Sansone/Ensemble Galilei, “O Bethlehem Medley”, Ancient Noels, Maggie’s Music

  • Reaganta, “That Night In Bethlehem”, Nollaig, RDP Music

  • Dordan, “Bright Sweet Child”, The Night Before…A Celtic Christmas, Narada

  • The Young Tradition, “Coventry Carol”, The Holly Bears The Crown, Fledg’ling

  • Maddy Prior, “See Amidst The Winter Snow”, Carols & Capers, Park


  • Ann & Phil Case, “Winter Night’s Waltz/What Child Is This?”, Holiday Sampler, Dry Run Records

  • Neal & Leandra, “Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella”, “A Cradle In Bethlehem”, Listen To The Angels, Uncle

  • Gus Music, , ,

  • Bob Franke, “Straw Against the Chill”, Long Roads, Short Visits, Daring

  • Tom & Geri White, “In The Bleak Midwinter”, December’s Hearth, Wizmak


  • Epiphany,

  • John McCutcheon, “Star In The East”, Winter Solstice, Rounder

  • Aengus, “Le sommeil de l’enfant Jesus/The Kings Travel East”, All On A Christmas Morning, MHS

  • Reaganta, “Star Of Wonder/Star Above The Garter”, Nollaig, RDP Music

  • William Pint & Felicia Dale, “Over The Hill And Over The Dale”, When I See Winter Return, Waterbug


  • John Renbourn & Friends, “The Wexford Lullaby”, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Rounder

  • Connie Dover, “Personent Hodie/Cantus”, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Rounder

  • Ed Gerhard, “Variations On Pachebel’s Canon”, Christmas, Virtue