An Irish Christmas in America for 2011

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for December 24, 2011
Hour 1: An Irish Christmas in America, Part 1

Irish fiddler Oisin MacDiarmada presents his annual holiday show with Irish songs, ballads, stories, jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes, slides, and a couple of limericks and bad jokes. Featured are vocalists Seamus Begley and the duo Lumiere (Eilis Kennedy & Pauline Scanlon). Guitarist Donagh Hennessy and foot percussionist Brian Cunningham round out the ensemble. Recorded at the Freight & Salvage on November 27, 2011.

  1. (song by Lumiere)
  2. Craigie Hill
  3. The Scartaglen Slide / Across the Waves
  4. Christmas Eve
  5. Unknown Hornpipe / The Japanese Hornpipe
  6. Blond Mary
  7. The Mummer's Jig / Christmas in America
  8. (song about a fair) / The Dingle Bells

Intermission Music

Téada & special guests, "Reels: The Holly Spoon / Christmas in America / Christmas Eve," Christmas in America, 4:48 (self-produced)

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for December 24, 2011
Hour 2: An Irish Christmas in America, Part 2

  1. Molly na Gcuach Ni Chuilleanain
  2. Set of Reels
  3. Don Oiche Ud I mBeithil
  4. Fair and Tender Ladies
  5. A Medley of Polkas
  6. Banks of the Lea (or Rhine?)
  7. Potcheen (or Poteen/Poitin) March / Upon St. Nicholas' Boat
  8. Irish Song and Reel
  9. Silent Night and Christmas Eve

Closing Set

Fiona J. MacKenzie, "A Righ nan Righrean" (King of Kings), A Gaelic Christmas, 2:24 Greentrax

Jennifer Cutting & John Roberts, "Song of Solstice," Song of Solstice, 3:20 (self-produced)

Cantus, "Ta Stara Bozicna Pejsen," Christmas with Cantus, 1:50 (self-produced)

Christine Lavin, "Allelujah / Amen," The Runaway Christmas Tree, 1:20 Appleseed Recordings

Ensemble Galilei, "New Prince, New Pomp," A Winter's Night, 2:00 Maggie's Music

Final Songs

Jennifer Cutting & Christine Noyes, "People Look East," Song of Solstice, 2:58 (self-produced)

Christine Lavin, "A Christmas / Kwanzaa / Solstice / Chanukah / Ramadan / Boxing Day Song," The Runaway Christmas Tree, 2:06 Appleseed Recordings