Songs Of The Season II

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

A program of music for these winter holidays, highlighted by guitarist Tim Sparks’ transcription for guitar of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” and three tellings of the legendary Christmas Truce of 1914 on the battlefields in France and Belgium during World War I. There are also some old Christmas customs and rituals, a bit of holiday whimsy and a concluding set of songs of peace.

Blessings of peace and joy to all our listeners this holiday season.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • John McCutcheon, “Old Christmas Morning/Breaking Up Christmas”, Winter Solstice, Rounder

  • Sam Bush, “Sleigh Ride”, Tinsel Tunes, Sugar Hill

  • Jay & Molly Mason, “Cold Nights O’ Winter/Trettondagsmarchen”, The Pleasures of Winter, Fiddle & Dance


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

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

  • Richard Farina et al, “Christmas Island”, Midwinter, Free Reed (Box)

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


  • Tim Sparks, “The Nutcracker Suite”, Acoustic Music Records,


  • John McCutcheon, “Christmas In The Trenches”, Live At Wolf Trap, Rounder

  • Mike Harding, “Christmas 1914”, MidWinter, Free Reed (Box)

  • George Ensle, “Christmas Truce Of 1914”, Build A Bridge, Berkalin Records


  • Peter Rowan, “Christmas Time’s A’ Coming”, Sugar Plums, Sugar Hill

  • Cyndi Wheeler & Del McCoury Band, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, Christmas On The Mountain, Universal

  • Jerry Douglas, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, Jerry Christmas, E1/Koch

  • Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, “If We Make It Through December”, Winter’s Grace, Signature Sounds

  • Robert Earl Keen, “Merry Christmas From The Family”, Tinsel Tunes, Sugar Hill


  • Sloan Wainwright, “Search The Sky”, On A Night Before Christmas, Independent

  • Bonnie Lee Panda, “Silent Night”, Happy Holidays/Vol. 1, Hudson Harding

  • Clive Gregson, “Comfort And Joy”, MidWinter, Free Reed (Box)

  • Coope Boyes & Simpson, “Peace O’er The World”, MidWinter, Free Reed (Box)

  • Castlebay, “Going Home”, Going Home, Independent