Dec 25, 2010

V.A. Mid Winter

A Celebration of the Folk Music & Traditions
of Christmas & the Turning of the Year

Disc.1: Mid Winter
01. Gower Wassail (first part)/Phil Tanner
02. Stopping by Woods/Robert Frost
03. A Roving on A Winter's Night/Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle
04. The River/Grace Notes
05. Skater's Waltz/John Fahey
06. including Excerpt by Arthur Ransome/Jim Lawton
07. Excerpt from The Prelude/Jim Lawton
08. Christmas in now drawing near at hand/Lal Waterson
09. The Spirit of Christmas/Steve Ashley with Tinderbox
10. From Hamlet Act 1/Gary Watson
11. Christmas Is A-Comin'/Leadbelly
12. Xmas Island/ Richard Farina, with Blind Boy Grunt & Eric von Schmidt
13. The Humstrum/David Strawbridge/Tim Laycock
14. Sound your instruments of Joy/Mabe Choir
15. Wassail/John Kirkpatrick et al
16. Snow Falls/Albion Band with John Tams
17. Wintergrace/Jean Ritchie
18. Cherry Tree Carol/Shirley Collins
19. Red & Green Christmas/Nadia Cattouse
20. Emmanuel/The Watersons
21. Song to Mithras/Peter Bellamy
22. The Meadowhall Carol/Coope Boyes & Simpson
23. God bless the birthday boy/The McCalmans
24. Moving on song/Ewan McColl
25. Christmas Eve can kill you/Helen Watson & Suzie Adams
26. Workhouse boy/The Halliard
27. Snow is on the ground/Jeff Warner
28. Snow is on the ground (excerpt)/Eleazor Tillet
29. Christmas comes but once a year/Enoch Kent
30. Jack Frost & The Hooded Crow/Dave Pegg
31. The night before Christmas/Mike Hockenhull
32. The Christmas Tree/Charlie Fretwell

Disc.2: Comfort & Joy
01. READING: Luke 2:1/Nigel Schofield
02. While Shepherds/Scan Tester
03. Christmas must be tonight/Johnny Coppin
04. On the morning of Christ's Nativity/Jim Lawton
05. For unto us a child/John McCutcheon
06. Shepherds Arise/Copper Family
07. READING: Luke 2:8/Nigel Schofield
08. Sherburne/Sacred Harp Convention 1959
09. Hark Hark What News/Singers at The Black Bull
10. READING : Luke 2:7/Nigel Schofield
11. Once in royal David's city/Martyn Wyndham Read
12. The Three Harks/Coope Boyes & Simpson
13. Wexford Carol/Maggie Boyle
14. I sing of a maiden/Shirley Collins
15. Lullay My Liking/Young Tradition
16. Silent Night/Chloe Coburn/Bernie Parry
17. The first Nowell/BaccaPella
18. READING: Matthew 2:1/Nigel Schofield
19. Follow that star/St Agnes Fountain
20. Star in the east (Brightest and Best)/Debra Cowan/John Roberts
21. Astrologers' Journey/Johnny Coppin
22. Journey of the Magi/T S Eliot
23. Follow the star/Maggie Boyle/Gary Boyle
24. Herod & The Cock/Nowell Sing We Clear
25. READING: Matt 2:18/Nigel Schofield
26. Coventry Carol/Joan Baez
27. The Carnal & The Crane/New Scorpion Band
28. Go tell it on the mountain/Mahalia Jackson
29. On Christmas Day/May Bradley
30. Jesu Joy of Man's desiring/Druidstone

Disc.3: Peace & Good Will
01. Fire & Wine/Steve Ashley
02. In the winter/Laura Hockenhull/John Dipper
03. Papa ain't no Santy Claus/Butterbeans & Susie
04. Winter flowers/Martha Tilston
05. Christmas in Prison/Fishken & Groves
06. Jogging along with my reindeer/John Kirkpatrick
07. Cardboard Christmas boxes/Alan Hull
08. Comfort & Joy/Clive Gregson
09. First Snow in Brooklyn/Jethro Tull
10. Lady Gay/Buell Kazee
11. Peace o'er the world(Bradda Anthem)/Coope, Boyes & Simpson and Freya, Fraser & Boyes
12. Oh What A Lovely War/Excerpt
13. Christmas 1914/Mike Harding
14. Christmas isn't what it used to be/Tim Moon
15. Christmas/John Tams
16. Ghost of Christmas Past/Mandy Morton Band
17. Christmas morning/Loudon Wainwright III
18. Days of Holly & Mistletoe/Artisan
19. Huron Carol/Carol Duveneck
20. The King/Strawbs with Maddy Prior
21. The Christmas Hare/Muckram Wakes
22. Chariots/John Kirkpatrick
23. Remember Bethlehem/Kevin Loughran

Disc.4: The Old & The New
01. Old Christmas/Shooting/Nowell Sing We Clear
02. Apple Tree Wassail/The Watersons
03. Gloucestershire Wassail/Albion Christmas Band
04. The Oxen/Maddy Prior
05. The Burning Babe/Mike Hockenhull
06. Bushes and Briars/Sandy Denny
07. Poor Ditching Boy/Richard Thompson
08. Reading Clock Almanac/Jim Lawton
09. Dunstan Lullaby/Coope Boyes & Simpson
10. Watts' Cradle Hymn/Maddy Prior
11. Boar's Head Carol/Teesside Fettlers
12. The Grinch/Boris Karloff
13. Hunting the Wren/Joe & Winifred Woods
14. Cutty Wren/Ian Campbell Folk Group
15. The Wren(The King)Martin Carthy/Dave Swarbrick
16. First Christmas away from Home/Artisan
17. Miner's dream of home/Fred Whiting
18. Symondsbury Mummers
19. Happy Christmas(War is Over)/We sing allelujah/Alan Rose et al
20. None but One/Jean Ritchie
21. Mari Llwyd/John Clough
22. Carol for the New Year/Nowell Sing We Clear
23. The Oxplough Song/Johnny Collins
24. Three Ships suite/Steve Tilston
25. Gower Wassail(reprise)/Phil Tanner
26. Midnight chimes
27. into: Bonus Track
28. The January Man/Martin Carthy


May your Christmas be filled with joy and happiness.
Best wishes for now and the coming year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what an amazing collection of songs, poems and tunes. Thanks a lot!

December 25, 2010 at 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Daad said...

I wish you the same Lizardson

December 25, 2010 at 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buon Natale dall' Italia.

(Merry Christmas.

December 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Britinvdon said...

Thanks and Merry Christmas From New York!

December 26, 2010 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Twil said...

I bought this collection at Christmas 2009, and it has been played a lot over this festive season again.

I would advise anyone to get this whilst you can, it is fantastic, specially John Kirkpatrick et al, Strawbs and Maddy Prior, oh, what the heck there isn't a bad track on it.

Thanks for sharing


December 26, 2010 at 8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an amazing collection of folk music and verse! A most wonderful Christmas offering. Where did you did all this? I love it! I enjoy the site and discovering or re-discovering artist from my past and future. Thanks for your efforts. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


December 26, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Freg said...

Thank you, Lizardson -- best wishes for 2011

December 27, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger drizzz said...

Thank you- may your 2011 be the best year ever!

December 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Anonymous zough said...

Thanks for offering this seasonal selection. I'm having a problem downloading the last part "DL6". Can you check it please.

December 28, 2010 at 8:26 PM  
Anonymous j4p said...

absolutely fantastic !!!keep up the good work lizardson!!

December 28, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous zough said...

DL6 is working for me now. Thanks.

December 29, 2010 at 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely present.
many thanks

Happy New Year

December 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas to you, also!

As an aside, is anyone else having trouble with DL2?

December 31, 2010 at 2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DL2 is working for me now. Thank you for all you do, Lizardson!

December 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

happy new year to Lizardson and everyone. I can't wait to get into this fantastic upload

January 3, 2011 at 1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is DL3 that I'm having problems with: I hit the 'download now' button and it just sits there looking at me......

January 4, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger The Countess said...

And again, it's DL6 that's not behaving. Can't wait to hear all of this delightful collection! Thanks!

February 15, 2011 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Lizardson said...

its temporary error of server.
please try again lator.

February 15, 2011 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Freg said...

Contessa Vanessa, is that you? Where have you been?

February 15, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger The Countess said...

@Lizardson --
As usual, you're right; the DL6 works fine now. Thanks for your timely response! LOVE the blog!

@Freg --
Sorry, not your Contessa Vanessa. Same title, different woman.

February 15, 2011 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Hieronimo said...

Wonderful. Many thanks

October 5, 2011 at 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for all this marvellous music!
For me your blog is an excellent start into folk music and i'm diggin' deeper and deeper.
More comments after listening...

best regards from the german-dutch borderline!

October 21, 2011 at 2:33 PM  

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