First broadcast December 31, 2010

Ring In The New Year and A New Decade

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The champagne is chilled, the confetti and noisemakers ready and our glittering musical ball poised to descend. Start of a New Year and a New Decade? Or end of an old year and an old decade? Whatever you're celebrating, we're ready to help with two hours of a special "Profiles in Folk" that features traditional and contemporary folk and ritual songs sung and played around the world to welcome in a new year.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Unknown, Conch Shell Horn On New Year's Eve In Positano, Italy, New Year's Day Tarantella, Songs Of Christmas From The Alan Lomax Collection, Rounder

  • Malcolm Dalglish, St. Basil's Hymn, Hymnody Of Earth, Musical Heritage Society

  • Robin Williamson, Drive The Cold Winter/Cold And Raw", Avant De S'En Aller, Winter's Turning, Flying Fish

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


  • Ed Trickett, January Man, Gently Down The Stream Of Time, Folk-Legacy

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

  • Herdman Hills & Mangsen, At The Turning Of The Year, At The Turning of The Year, Hand & Heart Music

  • Maddy Prior, Somewhere Along The Road, Year, Park


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

  • Robin Greenstein & Cecelia Kirtland, Here We Come A-Wassailing, Songs Of The Season, Windy Records

  • Watersons, Appletree Wassail, MidWinter, Free Reed

  • Various, Kentucky Wassail, 'Twas On A Night Like This, Folk-Legacy

  • Albion Christmas Band, Gloucestershire Wassail, Midwinter, Free Reed


  • Joe & Winfred Woods, Hunting The Wren, MidWinter, Free Reed

  • Iona, The Wran/Ballyhooly, Mid-Winter Light, Barnaby Productions

  • Jack Hardy, The Wren, The Collected Works Of., Prime CD


  • John Kirkpatrick et al, Sword Dance Songs & Tunes, Wassail!, Fellside


  • Geoff Bartley, Blue Moon On New Year's Eve, Put The Big Stone Down, Independent

  • Jerry Douglas, New Year's Eve, Jerry Christmas, Koch


  • Dougie MacLean, Auld Lang Syne, Tribute, Dunkeld

  • Random, Rogue's March/Ali McKenzie's/The Hogmanay, Deviation, Wild Goose Records

  • Keltik Elektrik, Auld Lang Syne/Reels, Edinburgh Hogmanay Party Mix, G2 Records