The Christmas Story in Folk and Acoustic 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

  • Bonnie Rideout et al, O Come O Come Emmanuel/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, A Scottish Christmas, Maggie's Music

  • Johnny Cunningham, Recitation: D.H. Lawrence's 'God Is Born', The Soul Of Christmas, Upaya

  • The Watersons, Sound Sound Your Instruments Of Joy, Mighty River Of Song, Topic



  • 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, Lo How A Rose E're Blooming, Hope! Says The Holly, Raisin Pie Music


    The Nativity,

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

  • The Valley Folk, The Babe Of Bethlehem, The Season Round, Topic

  • Jerry Douglas, Mary Did You Know?, Jerry Christmas, Koch

  • Al Petteway & Amy White, Christ Child Lullaby, Winter Tidings, Maggie's Music

  • Bob Franke, Straw Against The Chill, Long Roads Short Visits, Daring Records


  • Hogeye Group, What Child Is This?, On This Day Earth Shall Ring, Flying Fish

  • Finest Kind, While Shepherds Watched, The Cradle Carol, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle Music

  • Maddy Prior & Carnival Band, See Amid The Winter's Snow, Carols & Capers, Park

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



  • Jody Marshall, Sankt Staffan Han Rider/Carol Of The Bells, Carol Of The Bells, Independent

  • Deb Cowan & John Roberts, Star In The East, Dad's Dinner Pail, Falling Mountain Music

  • Robin & Linda Williams, Nothing But A Child, The First Christmas Gift, Red House

  • William Pint & Felicia Dale, Over The Hill And Over The Dale, When I See Winter's Return, Waterbug


  • Edward Gerhard, Silent Night, Christmas, Virtue

  • Jody Marshall, The Four Seasons: Winter -2nd Movement/Joy To The World, Carol Of The Bells, Independent

  • Orcas A Cappella, Deep Peace, Oasis Acoustic Vol. X/#2, Oasis