First broadcast January 2, 2004

Songs For A New Year & Final Choruses Of An Old Year

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It's the start of a New Year and what a better way to ring it for the first hour than with music. The show's second half was musically and verbally paying tribute to performers from the world of folk and acoustic music who died in 2003.

Among those who died in 2003 were Tommy Thompson, Ginni Clemens, Jonathan Eberhart, Tam Reid, Tom Glazer, Melvin Wine, June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash, Freyda Epstein, Skip Battin, Howard Armstrong, Sam Phillips, Slim Dusty, Johnny Cunningham and bluegrass promoter Doug Tuchman.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

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

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, An Orkney New Year's Carol, Carol For New Year's Day, The Best Of Nowell Sing We Clear, Front Hall

  • John Kirkpatrick & Ensemble, The Rattling Cannister Man, Wassail!, Fellside

  • Alasdair Fraser, Dawn Dance, Auld Lang Syne, Culburnie

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  • Kate Rusby, Old Man Time, Hourglass, Compass

  • Altan, A Moment In Time, Time Has Passed, Runaway Sunday, Virgin

  • Sandy Denny & Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where The Time Goes, Who Knows..., Hannibal

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  • The Voice Squad, The Parting Glass, Many's The Foolish Youth, Tara

  • Dougie MacLean, Auld Lang Syne, Tribute, Dunkeld

  • William Pint & Felicia Dale, Ring In The New Year, When I See Winter Return, Waterbug

    In Memoriam

  • Melvin Wine, Chicken Reel, Old-Time Music On The Air, Rounder

  • Freyda Epstein, Today's The Day, Potter's Wheel, Midnight At Cabell Hall, Red House

  • Johnny Cash, I Still Miss Someone, Don't Take Your Guns To Town, The Fabulous Johnny Cash, Columbia

  • June Carter Cash, Diamonds In the Rough, Will The Circle Be Unbroken/Vol. III. Capitol,

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  • Johnny Cunningham & Relativity, When Barney Flew Over The Hills, Gille Mear, Relativity, Green Linnet

  • Silly Wizard, The Blackbird, Live Wizardry, Green Linnet

  • Johnny Cunningham, Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch, Fair Warning, Green Linnet