First broadcast December 16, 2005

Seasonal Music From Three Musical Traditions

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The December holiday season is upon us and I decided to use this, the second of four holiday programs at Profiles, to examine sacred and secular Christmas and Hanukkah music from three different musical perspectives: English traditional music, klezmer music and bluegrass music.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Gary Watson, “Prologue From Hamlet”, The Holly Bears The Crown, Fledg’ling

  • The Young Tradition with Shirley & Dolly Collins, “The Boar’s Head Carol”, “Is It Far To Bethlehem?’, Lullay My Liking”, The Holly Bears The Crown, Fledg’ling

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  • John Kirkpatrick et al, “Wassail”, Wassail!, Fellside

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “Gloucestershire Wassail”, The Best Of Nowell Sing We Clear, Front Hall

  • Finest Kind, “Gower Wassail”, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle Music

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

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

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  • Waterson: Carthy, “The Ditchling Carol”, Broken Ground, Topic

  • John Kirkpatrick et al, “Medley Of Carol Tunes”, Wassail!, Fellside

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “Sherburne (Original Version)”, “Kris Kringle”, The Best Of Nowell Sing We Clear, Front Hall

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  • Hankus Netsky, “Klezmorim at Chanukah”, Oy Chanukah!, Rounder

  • Klezmer Conservatory Band, “Klezified”, Oy Chanukah!, Rounder

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

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  • Short Sisters, “Chanukah Chase”, Fast Folk Musical Magazine, October 1986

  • Metropolitan Klezmer, “Northern Doyna/An Alter Nigun/Abi Gezunt”, Surprising Finds, Rhythm Media

  • Shelley Posen, “The La-La-Latke Song”, Manna, Well Done Music

  • Sandy Weltman, “Kishiniever Bulgar”, Klezmer Nuthouse, Wild Stone Audio

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  • Rhonda Vincent, “Christmas Time’s A Coming”, O Christmas Tree, Rounder

  • Ralph Stanley, “I’m Going Home It’s Christmas Time”, Christmas Time, Freeland Recordings

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

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, “Carol Medley”, O Christmas Tree, Rounder

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  • Ralph Stanley, “Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem”, “Bright Morning Stars”, Christmas Time, Freeland Recordings

  • Various, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”, Christmas Grass/Vol.2, Koch