First broadcast December 17, 2010

Songs of the Season

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is a program of mostly secular folk and acoustic holiday music that ranges from the mildly sublime to the very serious including a discussion of the history of carols and the repeated attempts through history to suppress the musical form and a reminder to remember those for whom there is no room at the inn.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Boys Of The Lough, Da Cold Nights O' Winter/Da Blue Yow/Da Spirit O' Whiskey, Midwinter Night's Dream, Blix Street

  • Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band, Wassail, Carols & Capers, Park Records

  • Loreena McKennitt, Snow, A Midwinter Night's Dream, Quinlan Road

  • Iona, I Saw Three Ships Medley, Mid-Winter Light, Barnaby Productions

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  • Various, Greensleeves, A Christmas Heritage, Koch

  • Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Christmas Time's A-Comin', Hot Buttered Rum, Winter's Grace, Signature Sounds

  • Open Road, Christmas Is Near, O Christmas Tree, Rounder

  • Shankman Twins, Winter Wonderland, O Christmas Tree, Rounder

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  • Finest Kind, Christmas Trilogy, For Honour & For Gain, Fallen Angle

  • Artisan, Big Red, Paper Angels, Boing

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

  • Whalebone, Hazy Shade Of Winter, Self-Titled Single, Two Wild Women Records

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  • John D. Huston, The Two Children -Ignorance And Want, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle

  • Finest Kind, Homeless Wassail, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle

  • Eileen McGann, Turn It Around, Two Thousand Years Of Christmas, Dragonwing Music

  • Barbara Kessler, Christmas Is Homeless, The 12 Steps Of Christmas., Providence Music Works

  • John McCutcheon, Detroit December, Winter Solstice, Rounder

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  • Stephen Bennett, Sleigh Ride, The Nutcracker Suite For Guitar Orchestra, Cimarron/Rainbird

  • Eclipse, O Christmas Now, December, It's Christmas Now, Independent

  • Druidstone w/ John Whelan, Ding Dong Merrily On High/St. Anne's Reel, O Come All Ye Faithful/Nut Brown Maiden, The Spirit Of Christmas, North Star