A Toast To The New Year

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is the first show of a new year and a new decade. This was two hours of traditional and contemporary folk and ritual songs sung and played around the world to welcome in the New Year as its first day ended with one set pondering the notion of time.

This program serves a dual purpose, perhaps: One, a peaceful finale to a day, possibly, of trying to get over a hangover, of overindulging in food and watching too much football, or, better yet, a peaceful end to the first day of a year that hopefully will be a much better year for all of us.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “Old Christmas/Shooting”, MidWinter, Free Reed

  • The Watersons, “Appletree Wassail”, MidWinter, Free Reed

  • Albion Christmas Band, “Gloucestershire Wassail”, MidWinter, Free Reed


  • Patrick Ball, “St. Basil’s Hymn”, The Christmas Rose, Fortuna

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “Carol For The New Year”, Hail Smiling Morn, Golden Hind

  • Ram’s Bottom, “The Moon Shines Bright”, Voices In Harmony, Fellside

  • Peter Ostroushko et al, “Medley: The Holly & The Ivy/Oj v Petrivochku/A Hazdo Hazdo”, Heartland Holiday, Borderland Productions


  • Pint & Dale, “The January Man”, When I See Winter Return, Waterbug

  • Grey Larsen & Andre Marchand, “The Waltz Of Time Passing”, The Orange Tree, Sugar Hill

  • Bob Zentz, “Mirrors And Changes”, Mirrors And Changes, Folk-Legacy

  • Sandy Dennis/Fairport Convention, “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”, The Best Of…, A&M


  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, “The Solstice Set”, The Pleasures Of Winter, Fiddle & Dance Records


  • Joe & Winifred Woods, “Hunting The Wren”, MidWinter, Free Reed

  • Ian Campbell Folk Group, “Cutty Wren”, MidWinter, Free Reed

  • Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, “The Wren”, MidWinter, Free Reed

  • Jack Hardy, “The Wren”, The Collected Works Of…, Prime CD


  • Zoe Mulford, “Welcome In Another Year”, Bonfires, Azalea City

  • Kitka, “Ukrainian Epiphany Carol”, “Oj U Horodi”, Wintersongs, Diaphonica

  • Triakel, “Good Fortune And Joy”, “Thank You Song”, Wintersongs, NorthSide


  • Random, “Rogue’s March/Ali McKenzie’s/The Hogmanay”, Deviation, Wild Goose

  • Pint & Dale, “Ring In The New Year”, When I See Winter Return, Waterbug

  • Bill Keith, “Auld Lang Syne”, Something Bluegrass…, Rounder

  • Coila, “The New Dawning”, Full On, KRL/Lochshore