The Concert & Radio Series: Sing Christmas and the Turn of the Year: The Live Christmas Day 1957 Bro

Alan Lomax Collection

The Concert Radio Series Sing Christmas and the Tu
  • CAT # 11661-1850-2

    1. Introduction / Good King Wenceslas 1:07
    2. Caroling in the Dark / Good King Wenceslas / This is the Truth Sent from Above / The Holly and the I 4:58
    3. Boscastle Breakdown / Padstow Wassail Song / St. David's Day Dance / I Wonder as I Wander 4:09
    4. We Wish You a Merry Christmas / Caroling scene 1:11
    5. Peace O're the World 1:00
    6. Introduction to the Ballad of Jesus Christ
    7. The Ballad of Jesus Christ 2:10
    8. Excerpt from Shepherd's Nativity Play / Shepherd's Cradle Song / Coventry Carol / Excerpt from Wisbe 2:46
    9. Christmas in London
    10. The Derby Ram 1:09
    11. Christmas Morning Calypso 1:51
    12. Unite 1:41
    13. Pretty Little Baby 1:52
    14. Reading from Luke 2: 15-19 / Psalm 23 / The Mother's Consecration / Christ Child Lullaby / Saint Mar 5:26
    15. The Day We Went to Rothsay-o 1:22
    16. Regional hookup: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 1:51
    17. Cromwell Versus Father Christmas 1:16
    18. The Jug f Punch / Vinyl Ridge March 1:46
    19. Royal Belfast Hornpipe / Millicent's Hornpipe / The Tenpenny Bit / The Dublin Reel 2:42
    20. The Cherry Tree Carol 1:45
    21. Anglesey Carol / Hiraeth 1:39
    22. Excerpt from the Symondsbury Mummers Play / Donny Brook Fair (Winlaton Sword Dance) 2:06
    23. Good King Wenceslas / When the Saints Go Marching In 2:01
    24. T'was Mary Conceived / The Noble Stem of Jesse 2:37
    25. The Lord's Prayer (in Welsh) 1:25
    26. O Come All Ye Faithful / The Gift of Power / Metrical Psalm in Gaelic 2:16
    27. No Room at the Inn (story) / Last Month of the Year 2:50
    28. Hark, What News the Angels Bring / I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In / Wassail, Wassail, All Over Th 3:04

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This unique radio celebration of Christmas was broadcast on the BBC on Christmas Day, 1957, with live hookups throughout the British Isles. Included are carols, hymns, mummers' play excerpts, skiffle bands, public house sing-songs, prayers, rhymes, a calypso, and even a bit of West African highlife. A holiday call at your door in carol and custom featuring Shirley Collins, Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Seamus Ennis, A.L. Lloyd, Flora MacNeil, Cyril Tawney and many, many more. All previously unreleased (except one track).

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