Songs Of The Season

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

To respect the victims of the horrific and senseless shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in nearby Newtown earlier on this date that left 28 people dead, this is a subdued and solemn annual “Songs of the Season” program. It is offered in an attempt to bring a sense of therapeutic peace and solace to our listeners after the day’s traumatic events, which will continue to unfold in the days and weeks ahead.

  • 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

  • Sloan Wainwright, “Search The Sky”, On A Night Before Christmas, Independent

  • Edward Gerhard, “Variations on Pachelbel’s Canon”, Christmas, Virtue Records


  • Martin Simpson et al, “Northern Lass/Longfellow’s Snowflakes/Snowflakes”, Beautiful Darkness, High Bohemia Records

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter, “The Longest Night Of The Year”, Come Darkness Come Light, Zoe/Rounder

  • Edward Gerhard, “Silent Night”, Christmas, Virtue Records

  • Martin Simpson, “The Time Is Drawing Near”, Beautiful Darkness, High Bohemia Records


  • Tony McManus & Billy Novick, “Shalom Aleichem”, A Celtic Christmas Sojourn Live, Rounder

  • Michelle Mulcahy, “An Bhua Tais/The Bucks Of Oranmore”, A Celtic Christmas Sojourn Live, Rounder

  • Andy Statman Quartet, “Yonah”, Between Heaven & Earth, Shanachie


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

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

  • Magpie, “No Room For You Inside”, Last Month Of The Year, Sliced Bread

  • Eileen McGann & Trilogy, “Turn It Around”, Two Thousand Years Of Christmas, Dragonwing Music

  • Waterson-Carthy, “Time To Remember The Poor”, Holy Heathen And The Old Green Man, Topic


  • Boys Of The Lough, “Midwinter Waltz”, Midwinter Night’s Dream, Blix Street

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

  • John McCutcheon, “Christmas In The Trenches”, Winter Solstice, Rounder

  • New Grange, “Greensleeves”, A Winter’s Eve, Compass

  • Andy Statman, “Adir”, Between Heaven & Earth, Shanachie