First broadcast December 26, 2003

The Christmas Story in Folk And Acoustic Music

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Our annual show traces the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ from the Angel Gabriel’s proclamation to Mary through Christianity’s season of Advent to the Nativity in a Bethlehem manger to Epiphany and the march of the Magi, following the star in the East, to Bethlehem to pay homage to the Newborn King.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

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

  • Carol Noonan, “O Come O Come Emmanuel/What Child Is This”, Christmas, Independent

    Advent

  • Sneak’s Noyse, “Oh Christmas Now Is Drawing Near”, “We’ve Been Awhile Awandering”, “The Waits”, Christmas Now Is Drawing Near, Musical Heritage Society

  • Susan McKeown & Nikki Matheson, “Lo How A Rose E’re Blooming”, The Soul Of Christmas, Upaya

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

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

    The Nativity

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “Hail Smiling Morn!”, Hail Smiling Morn!, Golden Hind Music

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

  • Joel Mabus, “Away In A Manger”, How Like The Ivy, Fossil

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

  • Kathy Mattea, “Christ Child Lullabye”, Christmas At Mountain Stage, Blue Plate Music

    Interlude

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

  • Lance Frodsham & Sylvia Hackathorn, “Christmas Day/Christmas Eve”, December’s Hearth, Wizmak

    The Nativity

  • Steve Schuch/Night Heron Consort, “Angels We Have Heard On High”, A Celtic Celebration, North Star

  • Cathie Ryan, “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”, The Soul Of Christmas, Upaya

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

  • Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band, “See Amid The Winter’s Snow”, Carols & Capers, Park Records

    Epiphany

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

  • Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, “The Gift”, Winter Grace, Signature Sounds

  • Rick Lang & Friends, “Follow The Star”, The Season Of My Heart, Independent

  • Ann & Phil Case, “Leading Of The Star/Snowdrop”, Holiday Sampler, Dry Run Recordings

    Outro

  • Boys Of The Lough, “Sankt Staffan Han Rider/Christmas Day In The Morning/Trettondagsmarchen”, Midwinter Night’s Dream, Blix Street Records