First broadcast December 17, 2004

Songs Of The Season

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

A program of music for these winter holidays, with sets for Chanukah, old Christmas customs and rituals, a bit of Christmas whimsy and a reminder that it is our obligation and responsibility to help those less fortunate than us — not just at the holidays but year ’round. Blessings of peace and joy to all our listeners this holiday season.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Gordon Bok, “Quaker Benediction”, ’Twas On a Night Like This, Folk-Legacy

  • Various, “Peace Round”, ’Twas On a Night Like This, Folk-Legacy

  • Boys Of The Lough, “Da Cold Nights O’ Winter/Da Blue Yow/Da Spirit O’ Whiskey”, Midwinter Night’s Dream, Blix Street

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  • Magpie, “The Story Of Chanukah”, Last Month Of The Year, Sliced Bread

  • Herdman Hills & Mangsen, “Hanerot Halalu”, Voices Of Winter, Gadfly

  • Hugh Blumenfeld, “This Mountain”, Mozart’s Money, Prime CD

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  • Maddy Prior & Carnival Band, “Wassail”, Carols & Capers, Park Records

  • John Kirkpatrick et al, “The Rattling Canister Man”, “Hunting The Wren”, “Sword Dance Song And Tunes”, Wassail!, Fellside

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  • John D. Huston, “The Two Children — Ignorance And Want”, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle

  • Finest Kind, “The Homeless Wassail”, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle

  • Magpie, “No Room For You Inside”, Last Month Of The Year, Sliced Bread

  • Barbara Kessler, “Christmas Is Homeless”, The 12 Steps Of Christmas, Providence Music Works

  • Eileen McGann & Trilogy, “Turn It Around”, Two Thousand Years Of Christmas, Dragonwing Music

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  • Artisan, “A Christmas Carol”, Paper Angels, Boing

  • John Roberts & Tony Barrand et al, “Kris Kringle”, “Sherburne (Original Version)”, The Best Of Nowell Sing We Clear, Front Hall

  • Boys Of the Lough, “Da Trowie Burn”, Midwinter Night’s Dream, Blix Street

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  • New Grange, “Greensleeves”, A Winter’s Eve, Compass

  • Edward Gerhard, “Variations on Pachelbel’s Canon”, Christmas, Virtue