FolkCast Selection Box 2014
Running time: 1hr18min

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The FolkCast Festive Selection Box - bursting with good things for the season of Christmas,
Yule and Saturnalia, with specially selected music and readings.

Produced and presented by
Folkie Phil Widdows
featuring Babba
and special guest star Ashley Hutchings
with an exclusive appearance by Santa Claus

The Festive Programme:

Introduction (from "Santa's Workshop" 1932)

Could It Be Christmas by Jon Lindsay, single release (2011) •

"Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa!" ~ Bart Simpson

The Reindeer Boogie by Hank Snow, single release (1953) •

Sleigh Ride by Christmas Accordion, single release, with "Sly Little Santa" by Mrs CS Stone (1912) •

 • Father Christmas Down Hounslow High Street by Robb Johnson & The Irregulars – from the album "The Ghost Of Love - A Christmas Song Suite" (2009) •

St Benedict's Christmas Fair by Lisa Redford, single release (2013) •

"Shoes", written and read by Ashley Hutchings, with Christmas Shoes by Saxophone Dreamsound, from the album "Sax Christmas" (2014) into
All I Want For Christmas Is Some Rockin' Shoes by Johnny Aitken, single release (2009) •

"If 'ifs' and 'buts' were candles and nuts we'd all have a merry Christmas!" ~ Anon •

Christmas At Sea by The Longest Johns, from the EP "Christmas At Sea" (2013) •

Winter by John Smith, from the album "The Fox And The Monk" (2006) •

Christmas In No Man's Land by Maggie Boyle, (R.I.P. Maggie), from the album "Won't You Come Away" (2012) •

Silent Night by Andrews Massey Duo, from the album Make Merry (2013) with
"The Star", written and read by Ashley Hutchings

Silent Night by Anne Marie Sanderson, single release (2014) with all proceeds to Amnesty International

Someone by Barry Allen, from the album "Where The Heart Is" (2012) •

Keep The Flame by Johnny Coppin, single release (2011) •

This Time Of Year (Second Version) by Runrig, from the album "Stepping Down The Glory Road" (2013) •

"The Queen's Christmas Message" read by Babba •

Christmas Rose by Blackheart, single release (2012) •

"Burn Logs Burn" written and read by Ashley Hutchings, into
 Burn Logs Burn, by The Albion Christmas Band, from the album "A Sound In The Frosty Air" (2011) •

Footprints by Bella Hardy, from the album "Bright Morning Star" (2012) •

"Smoking Bishop" read by Phil & Babba, to Punch by Lúnasa, from the album "The Kinnitty Sessions" (2004) •

"Eggnog 1887" read by Babba & Phil •

Who Spiked The Eggnog? by Straight No Chaser, from the album "Christmas Cheers" (2009) •

The Little Drummer Boy by Ringo Starr, from the album "I Wanna Be Santa Claus" (1999) •

Carol Of The Bells by Marillion, single release (2014) •

"Extract from 'Orlando' by Virginia Woolf", read by Ashley Hutchings into
God Rest Ye by Andrews Massey Duo, from the album "Make Merry" (2013) •

"Tinsel" read by Phil & Babba •

Snow White Lies by Zoe Wren, from the album FolkStock's The Christmas Present (2014) •

"Boxing Day" read by Phil & Babba •

The Wren Boys' Song by Nowell Sing We Clear, from the album "Nowell Sing We Four" (2007) •

Good King Wenceslas by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, from the album "A Sound Of Christmas Past" (2014) •

Send Phil Some Brandy by Wood, Wire And Words - specially recorded for FolkCast (2014) •

Thanks to Ashley Hutchings, whose readings in this show were specially recorded for FolkCast 2014.

Merry Christmas from Everyone at FolkCast

Now listen to Selection Boxes Past!
2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006

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