First broadcast December 16, 2011

Songs of the Season

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The first of our shows of holiday music this year, this program mixes Christmas, Chanukah and winter season music and includes a set urging all of us to remember the poor, not only during this holiday season but throughout the year. Many of the song selections are from new holiday releases that found their way to WSHU.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Altan, “The Snowy Path”, A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas, Celtic Heartbeat/Atlantic

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “Old Christmas Return’d”, Hail Smiling Morn!, Golden Hind Music

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

  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, “Cold Nights Of Winter/Trettondagsmarschen”, The Pleasures Of Winter, Fiddle & Dance Records


  • Kruger Brothers, “The Lights In Our Village”, Christmas Music With The Kruger Brothers, Independent

  • Robert Frost, “Stopping By Woods”, Midwinter, Free Reed (Box)

  • Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle, “A Rovin On A Winter’s Night”, Midwinter, Free Reed (Box)

  • The Grace Notes, “The River”, Down Falls The Day, GNGN

  • Laurelyn Dossett et al, “Lights In The Lowland”, The Gathering, Independent

  • Anne & Pete Sibley, “Winter On The Great Divide”, Winter On The Great Divide, Independent


  • Magpie, “Ballad Of Chanukah”, Last Month Of The Year, Sliced Bread

  • Herdman Hills & Mangsen, “Hanerot Halalu”, Voices Of Winter, Gadfly

  • Klezmer Conservatory Band, “Klezmorim At Chanukah”, Oy Chanukah!, Rounder

  • Maxwell St. Klezmer Band, “Mi Yimalel/Chaim From Odessa”, Maxwell Street Days, Global Village


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

  • Artisan, “Big Red”, Paper Angels, Boing

  • John Kirkpatrick, “Jogging Along With My Reindeer”, Midwinter, Free Reed (Box)

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


  • John D. Huston, “The Two Children — Ignorance And Want”, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle Music

  • Finest Kind, “The Homeless Wassail”, Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle Music

  • Debra Cowan, “The Snow Is On The Ground”, Fond Desire Farewell, Falling Mountain Music

  • Folk-Legacy Group, “Dark December”, ’Twas On A Night Like This, Folk-Legacy


  • The Burns Sisters, “Shaloo Shalom”, Tradition, Philo

  • Gathering Time, “Light One Candle”, Songs Of Hope And Freedom, Independent

  • John McCutcheon, “Erev Shel Shosanim”, Winter Solstice, Rounder