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Running Time: 01:17:59

Music and poetry for the season of Winter, of Christmas & Yuletide.

Presented by Babba
Produced by Phil Widdows
Readings by Phil Widdows

Published December 11th 2013
This is a FolkCast podcast. All original content is copyright FolkCast 2013

Song For A New Beginning
by Secret Garden
from the album "Winter Poem"
.... with Winter Begins by Phil Widdows
Winter Begins

Winter Song by Anne Marie Almedal
from the album "Memory Lane"

Winter Rose by Fairground Attraction
from the album "The Very Best Of Fairground Attraction"
....with Winter Bonus, a limerick... (trad. arr Widdows)

Cold Blow December Winds by Winter Wilson
from the album "Cutting Free"

by Judy Dyble
from the album "Flow And Change"

The Invisible Waltz by Howard Haigh
from the album "Ride Forever"
A Winter Snowscape by Martin Barre
from the album "Stage Left"
.... with London Snow by Robert Bridges

"Each season owns a charm, but winter would be far less loved but for the twinkle in its eye...
Our forebears battled the dark with flame and feast, ale and song ... and so turned the low days high!"

Bring Us In Good Ale by Maddy Prior And The Carnival Band
from the album "A Christmas Caper"

The Company Makes The Feast by Kathryn and Bob Tickell
from the album "Northumbrian Voices"

All In The Winter Time by Life And Times
from the album "Charivari"

Christmas Bells by Bellowhead
released as a single

"Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
-- Calvin Coolidge's Presidential message, December 25th 1927

Gower Wassail by Blast From The Past
from the album "A Victorian Christmas"

Wailey Wailer by Jim Causley
from the album "Dumnonia"

The Holly & The Ivy by Kerfuffle
from the album "Lighten The Dark"

Deck The Halls/Ding Dong by Andrews Massey Duo
from the album "Make Merry"

Wexford Carol by Gareth Davies-Jones
from the album "Nine Lessons"

North Pole Express by Nick Lowe
from the album "Quality Street"

I Believe In Father Christmas by Lisa Redford
released as a download

Canadian Christmas Song by Eric Bogle
from the album "The Dreamer"

That Sleigh by Steve Folk
released as a download

It's This Time Of Year by Niels Cremer
released as a single

A Light Out Of The Dark by The Halstead Clan
released as a single

Advent Polka/Saint Nick's Brawl by The Albion Christmas Band
from the album "An Albion Christmas"
....with About Socks by Dr Seuss, (take #61)
About Socks

Big Daddy C by Roy Mette
released as a download

We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Brian Brink
from the album "Christmas In The Grove"
....with Another Spring by Patience Strong

We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Bella Hardy
from the album "Bright Morning Star"

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