Playlist (16). Kidnappers Ceilidh Christmas Special

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 25/12/2020 0000-0100 NZDT
First broadcast: 19/12/2010

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This time: Christmas music from ten years ago.
Today: Simon Mayor; El McMeen; The Occasionals and Jody Marshall.

Artist: Title (Duration) (Composer/Lyricist) "Album title" Record Label CatNo, Date. (Medium) [Country] (E-Address) [Comment]

1. Thomas Loefke: The snowy birch trees (4.06) (Thomas Loefke) "A Celtic Heartbeat Christmas" Celtic Heartbeat 7567829292, 1996. (CD) [US]

2. Joel Mabus: The one horse open sleigh (1.32) (James Pierpont) "How like the holly" Fossil FOSSIL1299, 1999. (CD) [US] ( [Roud 25804]

3. Steve Eulberg: We three kings (2.04) (John Henry Hopkins Jr) "'Twas in the moon of wintertime" Owl Mountain OMM CD0301, 2003. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #7248]

4. Sam Anderson: O holy night (3.18) (Adolphe Adam) "Acoustic Christmas" Sam Anderson BCM36695, 2006. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #4981]

5. Jody Marshall: Still, still, still (3.08) (Traditional) "Carol of the bells" Jody Marshall JJM02, 2006. (CD) [US] (

6. Jerry Douglas: Away in a manger (3.20) (JE Clark) "Sugar plums" Sugar Hill SHCD-3796, 1991. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #327]

7. Simon Mayor: El cant dels ocells / A la nanita nana (4.21) (Traditional) "Winter with mandolins" Acoustics Records CDACS015, 1992. (CD) [UK] (

8. Richard Gilewitz: The first Noël (2.11) (Traditional) "Strings for a season" Gillazilla GZ7070, 2008. (CD) [US] ( [OBC #27]

9. Helen Cook & Kevin Bell: Hark! the herald angels sing (2.01) (Felix Mendelssohn) "Yuletide gift: seasonal duets and trios played on the Northumbrian smallpipes" East Allen Recording SC182, 1995. (Cassette) [UK] [Roud 8337, Cyberhymnal #2384]

10. El McMeen: Gloria (2.26) (Traditional) "At-home picking ... and talking" Piney Ridge Music, 2010. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #186]

11. Saint George's Canzona: Danse royale, 3 (2.09) (Anonymous) "A tapestry of early Christmas carols and festive music" Classics For Pleasure (EMI) CFP 177, 1971. (LP) [UK]

12. Margaret MacArthur: Droning Mrs Gobler / Old Christmas for dulcimer (3.09) (Traditional; Traditional) "Them stars" Whetstone WR04CD, 1996. (CD) [US] (

13. Hilary Field: Just one angel (3.55) (Andrew Ratshin) "Christine Lavin presents Just one angel" Yellow Tail Records 10026, 2010. (CD) [US] (

14. Ceol na gCapall: God rest ye merry, gentlemen (2.06) (Traditional) "Breath of fresh air" Lochshore CDLDL1281, 1998. (CD) [SC] ( [Roud 394, OBC #12]

15. Tony McManus & Alain Genty: Da day dawn / Christmas Day in the morning (3.45) (Traditional; Traditional) "Singing Sands" Greentrax CDTRAX 274, 2005. (CD) [SC] ( [Session #7245; Session #773]

16. The Occasionals: The circle waltz: Welcome Christmas morning / Karasjok / Southesk jewel (4.47) (Jimmy Shand MBE; Freeland Barbour; Freeland Barbour) "The Occasionals live: Scottish and old time dance music" Greentrax CDTRAX 184, 1999. (CD) [SC] (

OBC: Oxford book of carols (1928)

Radio Kidnappers extends thanks to the companies and individuals who have provided recordings for review/play on Folk on Sunday and Kidnappers Ceilidh. Feedback is welcome, especially if we get the song attributions wrong.
For more on Radio Kidnappers programmes and broadcasters visit

Mitch and Robyn Park
(Folk on Sunday and Kidnappers Ceilidh, Radio Kidnappers 1431AM & 104.7FM)
1214 Louie Street
Hastings, NEW ZEALAND 4122. +64-6-8785395

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