First broadcast December 24, 2004

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

  • Robin Bullock, O Come O Come Emmanuel/Light Of Love/Sussex Carol, A Guitar For Christmas, Dancing Wolf

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

  • The Watersons, Sound Sound Your Instruments Of Joy, Mighty River Of Song, Topic

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    Advent

  • Carol Noonan, O Come O Come Emmanuel/What Child Is This?, Christmas, Noonan Music

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

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

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

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    The Nativity

  • Charlie Daniels, Recitation: Gospel of St. Luke 2, Christmas Grass/Vol. 2, Koch

  • Sonya Isaacs, Mary Did You Know?, Christmas Grass/Vol. 2, Koch

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

  • Dordan, Bright Sweet Child, The Night Before..., Narada

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

  • Edward Gerhard, What Child Is This?, Christmas, Virtue

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  • Maggie Sansone & Ensemble Galilei, O Bethlehem/Bethlehem's Stall/A Maiden Was Adoring God The Lord/Great Gentlefolk Hold And Bethink You, Ancient Noels, Maggie's Music

  • Finest Kind, Shepherds Arise, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night, The Cradle Song, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle

  • Maddy Prior & Carnival Band, See Amid The Winter's Snow, Carols & Capers, Park

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    Epiphany

  • Alison Brown Quartet, Carol Of The Kings, A Winter's Eve, Compass

  • Aengus, Le Sommeil de l'enfant Jesus/The Kings Travel East, All On A Christmas Morning, MHS

  • Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, The Gift, Winter's Grace, Signature Sounds

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

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  • John Renbourn & Friends, The Wexford Lullabye, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Rounder

  • Edward Gerhard, Silent Night "Variations On Pachelbel's Canon", Christmas, Virtue