Playlist (16). Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 548

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
Broadcast: 22/12/2019 0004-0100 NZDT
REPEATING: Tue 24/12/2019 1605-1700 NZDT.

Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music.
Today: Charm City Junction; CMH Holiday Band; Vi Wickam and Noel Paul Stookey.

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

1. Charm City Junction: Rock of ages (Ma'oz Tzur) (1.45) (Traditional) "Snowball" Charm City Junction, 2019. (CD) [US] (

2. Ronan Browne & Tony Maher: Ding dong merrily on high (2.40) (Jean Tabourot) "Amhraín na Nollag" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 200, 2015. (CD) [IE] ( [Cyberhymnal #1227]

3. Vi Wickam: Carol of the bells (2.21) (M:M Leontovich W:Peter Wilhousky) "'Twas the night before Christmas" ViTheFiddler WMCD1501, 2015. (CD) [US] (

4. Dulcimer Dance: Angels we have heard on high (2.28) (Traditional) "At Christmas time" KayFaith Records, 2017. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #186]

5. CMH Holiday Band: God rest ye merry gentlemen (2.36) (Traditional) "Celtic Christmas: instrumental renditions of holiday classics" CMH Records 6284, 1998. (CD) [US] ( [Roud 394, OBC #12]

6. Noel Paul Stookey: A-soalin' fantasia (1.53) (Traditional) "Somethin' special: a Noel Paul Stookey holiday recollection" NeWorld 192914789468, 2018. (CD) [US] (

7. John Wright & Friends: We three kings (1.58) (John Henry Hopkins Jr) "A New England Christmas: folk and celtic instrumentals" New Folk Records NFR 5732, 2011. (CD) [US] ( [OBC #195]

8. Peter Rowley & Helen Cook: Good King Wenceslas (1.38) (Traditional) "Yuletide gift: seasonal duets and trios played on the Northumbrian smallpipes" East Allen Recording SC182, 1995. (Cassette) [UK] [OBC #136]

9. Vitamin String Quartet: O holy night (3.35) (Adolphe Adam) "The VSQ Christmas album" Vitamin Records 1454, 2009. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #4981]

10. Simon Mayor: Biscay carol (2.59) (Traditional) "Winter with mandolins" Acoustics Records CDACS015, 1992. (CD) [UK] (

11. Steve Eulberg: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (5.00) "Hark the glad sound! mountain dulcimer ensembles: hymns for the season of Advent" Owl Mountain OMM CD992, 1999. (CD) [US] (

12. Máire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman: O little town of Bethlehem (3.24) (Traditional) "Christmas lights: a selection of carols" Old Bridge OBMCD20, 2013. (CD) [UK] ( [OBC #138]

13. Sam Anderson: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (1.16) (Piotr Illych Tchaikovsky) "Acoustic Christmas" Sam Anderson BCM36695, 2006. (CD) [US] (

14. Tami Briggs: Still, still, still (3.10) (Traditional) "The Christmas story" Musical Reflections BRIGGS13, 2002. (CD) [US] (

15. Chad McAnally: Suo gân / The Christmas Day jig (4.30) (Traditional; Traditional) "Chasing the winter sun: traditional Christmas music on the gaelic harp" New Folk Records NFR9762, 2013. (CD) [US] (

16. Lee Murdock: Silent night (2.36) (Franz Xaver Gruber) "Christmas goes to sea" Depot DEP028, 2005. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #6072]

OBC: Oxford Book of Carols. Oxford University Press, 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.
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Hastings, NEW ZEALAND 4122. +64-6-8785395
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