A Toast To The New Year

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is the first show of three-day-old 2014 and it’s most appropriate to raise our glasses to the New Year with a program largely devoted to traditional and contemporary folk and ritual songs, including a short set pondering time.

Longtime friend and superb singer Deb Cowan and John Roberts (of the famed Roberts & Barrand) were planning to help us kick off the New Year on this edition of Profiles, but Friday’s nasty overnight Nor’easter got in the way. However, they are with us on recorded disc and 30 minutes of the show is devoted to their music. They will be appearing at a house concert in Hamden Saturday night.

To all, a happy, healthful and peace-laden New Year.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “The Door Of The Year”, Bidding You Joy, Golden Hind Music

  • Robin Spielberg, “St. Basil’s Hymn”, In The Heart Of Winter, playMountain Music

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

  • Molly’s Revenge, “The Bonfire Set”, Aged 10 Years, Independent


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

  • Nowell Sing We Clear, “Penny For The Ploughboys”, Bidding You Joy, Golden Hind Music

  • Kathryn Tickell & Ensemble Mystical, “First Of The Year Set”, Kathryn Tickell & Ensemble Mystical, Park


  • Grey Larsen & Andre Marchand, “The Waltz of Time Passing”, The Orange Tree, Sugar Hill

  • Bob Zentz, “Mirrors And Changes”, Mirrors And Changes, Folk-Legacy

  • Sandy Denny & Fairport Convention, “Who Know Where The Times Goes”, No More Sad Refrains, A&M


  • Deb Cowan, “Salisbury Plain”, Fond Desire Farewell, Falling Mountain Music

  • John Roberts, “The Weeping Willow Tree”, Sea Fever, Golden Hind Music

  • Deb Cowan, “Has He Got A Friend For Me?”, RT, Free Reed (Box Set)

  • John Roberts, “The Boatman’s Cure”, Sea Fever, Golden Hind Music

  • Deb Cowan, “The Night Owl Heads Homeward”, Fond Desire Farewell, Falling Mountain Music


  • Ensemble Galilei, “The Surround/The Snowy Patch/Half C”, Surrounded By Angels, Sono Luminus

  • Skyedance, “Year’s Turning”, Auld Lang Syne, Culburnie

  • The Voice Squad, “The Parting Glass”, Bringing It All Back Home, Valley Entertainment

  • Dougie MacLean, “Auld Lang Syne”, Tribute, Dunkeld Records

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