First broadcast December 28, 2001

Songs For A New Year

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The New Year is about to dawn (well, in three days) and we programmed a show that touches on the New Year, winter, the subject of time and songs of parting. Special features included selections from guitarist Tim Sparks’ transcription of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” and a set drawn from the early recordings of Bob Zentz all about time.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Metamora, “Old Man Winter”, The Great Road, Sugar Hill

  • Folk-Legacy Ensemble, “New Year Round”, ’Twas On A Night Like This, Folk-Legacy


  • William Pint & Felicia Dale, “The January Man”, When I See Winter Return, Waterbug

  • Altan, “The Snowy Path”, A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas, Celtic Heartbeat

  • Grey Larsen & Andre Marchand, “First Snow”, The Orange Tree, Sugar Hill

  • David Mallett, “Snowbound”, Parallel Lines, Flying Fish


  • Wild Asparagus, “St. Stephen’s Day Parade March”, Main Stage Live, Signature Sounds

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “An Orkney New Year Carol”, “Carol For New Year’s Day”, The Best Of Nowell Sing

  • We Clear, Front Hall, ,

  • Various Artists, “The Rattling Canister Man”, Wassail!, Fellside

  • Boys Of The Lough, “The Dying Year”, Midwinter Night’s Dream, Blix Street


  • Tim Sparks, “Overture”, “March Of The Toy Soldiers”, “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies”, “Cossack Dance”

  • The Nutcracker Suite, Acoustic Music Records, ,


  • Bob Zentz, “Mirrors And Changes”, Mirrors And Changes, Folk-Legacy

  • Bob Zentz, “Wrinkle In Time”, Beaucatcher Farewell, Folk-Legacy

  • Bob Zentz, “It’s About Time”, “River Of Time”, It’s About Time, Folk-Legacy

  • Bob Zentz, “Beaucatcher Farewell”, Beaucatcher Farewell, Folk-Legacy


  • Altan, “The Snowy Mountain”, A Winter’s Tale, Celtic Heartbeat

  • Susan McKeown, “Through The Bitter Frost And Snow”, A Winter’s Tale, Celtic Heartbeat

  • Neil Woodward, “Auld Lang Syne”, …A Cup Of Kindness, Black Dog

  • Sangsters, “Somewhere Along The Road”, Sharp & Sweet, Greentrax

  • The Voice Squad, “The Parting Glass”, Bringing It All Back Home, Valley Entertainment

  • Bruce Davies, “Auld Lang Syne”, …O’er The Border, Rothes Recordings

  • Coila, “The New Dawning”, Full On, Lochshore/KRL