VA – MidWinter: A Celebration of the Folk Music & Traditions of Christmas & The Turning of the Year [4CD Box Set] (2006)


Artist: Various Artists
Title: MidWinter: A Celebration of the Folk Music & Traditions of Christmas & The Turning of the Year
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Free Reed Records [FRQCD-30]
Genre: Folk, Celtic, World, Holiday
Quality: 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,,d.booklet)
Total Time: 5:05:52
Total Size: 771 mb / 1.59 gb


TRACKLIST:

Disc 1: Past & Presents (01:18:34)
1. Phil Tanner – Gower Wassail (First Part) (01:53)
2. Robert Frost – Stopping by Woods / Steve Tilson – Roving on a Winter’s Night (feat. Maggie Boyle & Mike Hockenhull) (04:32)
3. Grace Notes – The River (03:17)
4. Arthur Ransome – Autobiography (excerpt) (feat. narrator: Jim Lawton) / John Fahey – Skater’s Waltz / William Wordsworth – The Prelude (excerpt) ( feat. narrator: Jim Lawton) (01:51)
5. Lal Waterson – Christmas Is Now Drawing Near at Hand (01:51)
6. Steve Ashley – The Spirit of Christmas (02:40)
7. William Shakespeare – Hamlet (excerpt) (feat. narrator: Gary Watson) / Leadbelly – Christmas Is a Comin’ (01:15)
8. Dick Farina & Eric Von Schmidt – Xmas Island (feat. Blind Boy Grunt) (03:12)
9. David Strawbridge & Tim Laycock – The Humstrum (03:08)
10. Mabe Choir – Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy (02:33)
11. John Kirkpatrick – Wassail (03:08)
12. The Albion Band – Snow Falls (feat. John Tams) (03:54)
13. Jean Ritchie – Wintergrace (03:24)
14. Shirley Collins – Cherry Tree Carol (01:21)
15. Nadia Cattouse – Red and Green Christmas (02:28)
16. The Watersons – Emmanuel (02:28)
17. Peter Bellamy – Song to Mithras (02:03)
18. Coope Boyes & Simpson – The Meadowhall Carol (04:32)
19. The McCalmans – God Bless the Birthday Boy (03:18)
20. Ewan MacColl – Moving on Song (01:15)
21. Helen Watson & Suzie Adams – Christmas Eve Can Kill You (03:15)
22. The Halliard – The Workhouse Boy (03:16)
23. Eleazar Tillett – Snow Is on the Ground (excerpt) / Jeff Warner & Barbara Benn – Snow Is on the Ground (04:07)
24. Enoch Kent – Christmas Comes but Once a Year (02:18)
25. Dave Pegg – Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow (03:21)
26. Mike Hockenhull – The Night Before Christmas (03:05)
27. Charlie Fretwell – The Christmas Tree (05:09)

Disc 2: Comfort & Joy (01:12:49)
1. Nigel Schofield – Reading: Luke 2:1 / Scan Tester – While Shepherds Watched (02:06)
2. Johnny Coppin – Christmas Must Be Tonight (05:29)
3. John Milton – On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity (feat. narrator: Jim Lawton) / John McCutcheon – For Unto Us a Child (04:20)
4. The Copper Family – Shepherds Arise (02:21)
5. Nigel Schofield – Reading: Luke 2:8 / Annual Sacred Harp Musical Association Singing Convention – Sherburne (01:58)
6. Carollers at the Black Bull – Hark Hark What News / Nigel Schofield – Reading: Luke 2:7 (03:12)
7. Martyn Wyndham-Read – Once in Royal David’s City (04:21)
8. Coope Boyes & Simpson – The Three Harks (03:33)
9. Maggie Boyle – Wexford Carol (03:57)
10. Shirley Collins – I Sing of a Maiden (01:54)
11. The Young Tradition – Lullay My Liking (02:10)
12. Chloë Coburn & Bernie Parry – Silent Night (02:05)
13. BaccaPella – The First Nowell (03:10)
14. Nigel Schofield – Reading: Matthew 2:1 / St. Agnes Fountain – Follow That Star (04:43)
15. Debra Cowan – Star in the East (Brightese and Best) (feat. John Roberts) (01:52)
16. Johnny Coppin – Astrologer’s Journey (04:27)
17. Thomas Stearns Eliot – Journey of the Magi (00:59)
18. Maggie Boyle & Gary Boyle – Follow the Star (03:44)
19. Nowell Sing We Clear – Herod & The Cock / Nigel Schofield – Reading: Matthew 2:16 (01:15)
20. Joan Baez – Coventry Carol – An Apocrypha (01:57)
21. New Scorpion Band – The Carnal & The Crane (04:20)
22. Mahalia Jackson – Go Tell It on the Mountain (03:10)
23. May Bradley – On Christmas Day (01:29)
24. DruidStone – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (04:17)

Disc 3: Peace & Goodwill (01:16:29)
1. Steve Ashley – Fire and Wine (04:34)
2. Laura Hockenhull & John Dipper – In the Winter (02:42)
3. Butterbeans & Susie – Papa Ain’t No Santy Claus (03:20)
4. Martha Tilston – Winter Flowers (04:37)
5. Fishken & Groves – Christmas in Prison (02:57)
6. John Kirkpatrick – Jogging Along With My Reindeer (04:04)
7. Alan Hull – Cardboard Christmas Boxes (02:58)
8. Clive Gregson – Comfort and Joy (04:44)
9. Jethro Tull – First Snow in Brooklyn (04:58)
10. Buell Kazee – Lady Gay (03:06)
11. Coope Boyes & Simpson – Peace O’er the World (Bradda Anthem) (feat. Fi Fraser, Jo Freya & Georgina Boyes) (02:42)
12. Mike Harding – Oh What a Lovely War (excerpt) / Christmas 1914 (05:01)
13. Tim Moon – Christmas Isn’t What It Used to Be (feat. Paedar Long) (03:28)
14. John Clare – Christmas (excerpt) (feat. narrator: John Tams) (01:08)
15. Mandy Morton Band – Ghost of Christmas Past (03:37)
16. Loudon Wainwright III – Christmas Morning (03:38)
17. Artisan – Days of Holly & Mistletoe (02:55)
18. Carol Duveneck – Huron Carol (feat. Hildur Colot & John Fleagle) (01:57)
19. Strawbs – The King (feat. Maddy Prior) (02:40)
20. Muckram Wakes – The Christmas Hare (02:24)
21. John Kirkpatrick – Chariots (06:21)
22. Kevin Loughran – Remember Bethlehem (02:38)

Disc 4: The Old & The New (01:17:56)
1. Nowell Sing We Clear – Old Christmas / Shooting (04:13)
2. The Watersons – Apple Tree Wassail (02:39)
3. The Albion Christmas Band – Gloucestershire Wassail (03:15)
4. Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band – The Oxen (02:50)
5. Mike Hockenhull – The Burning Babe (03:25)
6. Sandy Denny – Bushes and Briars (02:37)
7. Richard Thompson – Poor Ditching Boy (03:01)
8. John Hartley – From the Clock Almanac (feat. narrator: Jim Lawton) (00:33)
9. Coope Boyes & Simpson – Dunstan Lullaby (01:29)
10. Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band – Watts’ Cradle Hymn (03:27)
11. Teeside Fettlers – Boar’s Head Carol (01:47)
12. Boris Karloff – The Grinch (00:32)
13. Joe and Winifred Woods – Hunting the Wren (01:40)
14. The Ian Campbell Folk Group – Cutty Wren (02:26)
15. Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick – The Wren (or the King) (01:40)
16. Artisan – First Christmas Away From Home (03:43)
17. Fred Whiting – Miner’s Dream of Home (03:58)
18. [unknown] – Symondsbury Mummers (00:35)
19. Alan Rose – Happy Christmas (War Is Over) / We Sing Hallelujah (03:07)
20. Jean Ritchie – None but One (06:17)
21. John Clough – Mari Llwyd (01:09)
22. Nowell Sing We Clear – Carol for the New Year (04:07)
23. Johnny Collins – The Oxplough Song (03:14)
24. Steve Tilston – Three Ships Suite (09:38)
25. Phil Tanner – Gower Wassail (reprise) / Midnight Chimes (01:36)
26. Martin Carthy – The January Man (04:58) :: ::

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