Playlist. Kidnappers Ceilidh, no. 497

Radio Kidnappers (NZ) 104.7MHz FM.
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Specialising in tradition-based instrumental music. This is our Christmas programme.

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

1. Máire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman: To that night in Bethlehem (2.48) (Traditional) "Christmas lights: a selection of carols" Old Bridge OBMCD20, 2013. (CD) [UK] (

2. Tami Briggs: O little town of Bethlehem / Once in royal David's city / Come thou long expected Jesus (6.18) (Lewis H Redner; HJ Gauntlett; Rowland Huw Pritchard) "The Christmas story" Musical Reflections BRIGGS13, 2002. (CD) [US] ( [OBC #138; Cyberhymnal #5227;-]

3. Steve Eulberg: O Saviour, rend the heavens wide (2.10) (Anonymous) "Hark the glad sound! mountain dulcimer ensembles: hymns for the season of Advent" Owl Mountain OMM CD992, 1999. (CD) [US] (

4. Brooks Williams: It came upon a midnight clear (3.16) (Richard Storrs Willis) "Christmas single 2014" Red Guitar Blue Music RGBM-3-2014, 2014. (CD) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #3085]

5. Dulcimer Dance: Joyful joyful we adore Thee (2.34) (Ludwig van Beethoven) "At Christmas time" KayFaith Records, 2017. (CD) [US] ( [OBC #22]

6. Lee Murdock: Coventry carol (2.38) (Traditional) "A wordless Christmas" Depot DEP032, 2011. (CD) [US] ( [OBC #22]

7. Peter Rowley & Helen Cook: While shepherds watched (1.16) (George Kirbye) "Yuletide gift: seasonal duets and trios played on the Northumbrian smallpipes" East Allen Recording SC182, 1995. (Cassette) [UK] [Roud 936, Cyberhymnal #7657]

8. Joan Baez: Adeste fidelis (0.48) (John Francis Wade) "Noel" Vanguard VRS9230, 1966. (LP) [US] ( [Cyberhymnal #4733]

9. Vitamin String Quartet: Christmastime is here (2.41) (Vince Guaraldi) "The VSQ Christmas album" Vitamin Records 1454, 2009. (CD) [US] (

10. Joe Howell: The merry Christmas polka (2.16) (Willie Phelps) "Douglastown: music and song from the Gaspé Coast" Douglastown Community Centre DOUG001, 2014. (CD) [CA] (

11. Cherish the Ladies: Errigal beauty (3.40) (Kathleen Boyle) "Christmas in Ireland" Big Mammy Records 0008, 2015. (CD) [US] (

12. Cathy Barton, Dave Para & Skip Gorman: Christmas Day in the morning (2.20) (Traditional) "'Twas on a night like this: a Christmas legacy" Folk-Legacy CD-114, 1989. (CD) [US] ( [Session #773]

13. Ronan Browne & Tony Maher: Meascra: Hark the herald angels sing / God rest you merry gentlemen / Deck the halls / Good King Wenceslaus (4.48) (Felix Mendelssohn; Traditional; Traditional; Traditional) "Amhraín na Nollag" Cló Iar-Chonnaught CICD 200, 2015. (CD) [IE] ( [Roud 8337, Cyberhymnal #2384; OBC #12; OBC #50; OBC #136]

14. Sonny Murray: Christmas Eve (1.49) (Tommy Coen) "It was mighty: the early days of Irish music in London (disc 2) (The voice of the people)" Topic TSCD679T, 2015. (CD) [UK] ( [Ng 321, Session #440]

15. Simon Mayor: Christmas candle (4.57) (Traditional) "Winter with mandolins" Acoustics Records CDACS015, 1992. (CD) [UK] (

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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