First broadcast December 26, 2008

The Christmas Story In Folk Music

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Our perennial show — and one of our most popular — that traces the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ from the Angel Gabriel’s proclamation to Mary, through Christianity’s season of Advent, then to the Nativity in a Bethlehem manger and at end to Epiphany and the march of the Magi, following the star in the East to pay homage to the Newborn King. It’s a story that begins in darkness and ends in reaffirming light for humankind.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

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

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “Hailing Smiling Morn”, Hail Smiling Morn, Golden Hind Music

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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

  • Al Petteway & Amy White, “Gabriel’s Message/I Wonder As I Wander”, Winter Tidings, Maggie’s Music

  • Diane Taraz, “Cherry Tree Carol”, “Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming”, Hope! Says The Holly, Raisin Pie Music

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    The Nativity,

  • Liam Neeson, “Recitation: Gospel of St, Luke 2:1-20”, The Birth Of Christ, Sony Classical

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

  • Alison Krauss et al, “What Child Is This?”, Christmas Grass/Vol. 1, Audium-Koch

  • Robin & Linda Williams, “A Virgin Most Pure”, The First Christmas Gift, Red House

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

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  • Finest Kind, “Shepherds Awake”, “While Shepherds Watched”, “The Cradle Song”, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle

  • Coope Boyes & Simpson, “The Three Harks”, Midwinter, Free Reed (Box Set)

  • John McCutcheon, “For Unto Us A Child Is Born”, Winter Solstice, Rounder

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    Epiphany

  • Debra Cowan & John Roberts, “Star In The East”, Dad’s Dinner Pail, Falling Mountain Music

  • T.S. Eliot, “Recitation: Journey of the Magi”, Midwinter, Free Reed

  • Maggie Boyle & Gary Boyle, “Follow The Star”, Midwinter, Free Reed

  • William Pint & Felicia Dale, “Over The Hill & Over The Dale”, When I See Winter Return, Waterbug

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  • Mahalia Jackson, “Go Tell It On The Mountain”, Midwinter, Free Reed

  • Ed Gerhard, “Silent Night”, “Variations On Pachebel’s Canon”, Christmas, Virtue

  • Druidstone, “Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desire”, Druidstone, North Star