First broadcast October 13, 2006

Songs of the Harvest

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Songs of the Harvest It’s Harvest Home time in New England. The leaves are turning brilliant reds and yellows, the apples, pears and root crops are being harvested and we’re preparing for the coming winter season. This is our perennial salute to the simpler times of the agrarian ritual and to the timelessness of the annual cycle of nature. Let’s strike up the fiddles and celebrate with a barn dance!

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Bruce McIntyre & Jeff Warner, “Lady Of Autumn”, Songs Of The Seasons, NHSCA

  • The Watersons, “Country Life”, For Pence And Spicy Ale, Topic

  • Martin Carthy, “January Man”, Landfall, Gama/Topic


  • The Young Tradition, “The Season Round”, The Young Tradition/So Cheerfully Around, Castle

  • Finest Kind, “John Barleycorn”, Silks & Spices, Fallen Angle Music

  • Dave Weatherall & Martin Hall, “The Young Brethren”, Voices, Musica Pangaea/Fellside

  • Pete Wood, “Pleasant Ballad Of John Barleycorn”, This Label Is Not Removable, Free Reed


  • Andover Museum Loft Singers & Broughton Village Choir, “The Faithful Plough”, Beneath Our Changing Sky, Wild Goose

  • Tannahill Weavers, “The Plooboy Laddies/John Murray Of Locke”, Capernaum, Green Linnet

  • Finest Kind, “The Painful Plough”, Silks & Spices, Fallen Angle Music

  • Eliza Carthy, “Pretty Ploughboy”, “No Man’s Jig/Hanoverian Dance/Three Jolly Sheepskins”, Anglicana, Topic


  • Peter Ostroushko & Dean Macgraw, “The Prairie Suite”, Duo, Red House


  • Albion Country Band, “Reaphook And Sickle”, Battle Of The Field, BGO

  • David Mallett, “The Haying Song”, Inches And Miles, Flying Fish

  • Lorraine & Bennett Hammond, “Haying Time”, Jingalo Gypsy, Snowy Egret Music

  • Karen Ashbrook, “Good Morning To Your Nightcap/Behind The Haystack”, Celtic Mist, Maggie’s Music


  • Steve & His Hot Shots, “The Grape Vine Twist”, Cornshucker’s Frolic Vol. 2, Yazoo

  • Billy Milton, “Old-Fashioned Square Dance”, Cornshucker’s Frolic Vol. 2, Yazoo

  • Freeny’s Barn dance Band, “Mississippi Square Dance”, Cornshucker’s Frolic Vol. 1, Yazoo

  • Calloway’s West Virginia Mountaineers, “The Cornshucker’s Frolic”, Cornshucker’s Frolic Vol. 1, Yazoo


  • Natalie Merchant, “Down On Penny’s Farm”, The House Carpenter’s Daughter, Myth AmericaWest, Red House