Collections: Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays

We love to listen to holiday music, as long as it sounds fresh and interesting. Fortunately, many artists known to fans of these pages have released some terrific music for the winter season.

We’ve collected songs from a dozen recent recordings for this collection.

To give you a little guidance in choosing, the music included in Volume One is mostly vocal, contemporary compositions by singer/ songwriters – with a little rock thrown in.

The music included in Volume Two is mostly instrumental, mostly traditional (but not common!) with an emphasis on British Isles and Scandinavia, with a little Appalachiana, too.

You may order each artist’s music separately.

Enjoy! Joy! Joy!


Selections from “The Shurman and Family Holiday Album (Vol 1)”

1. Tomorrow Is Christmas Day
2. It Don’t Feel Like Christmas (feat. Teal Collins)
3. South Austin Silent Night (feat. Josh Zee)
4. Cold Shoulder (feat. Jono Manson)
5. Santa Get Me Outta Here


Anne & Pete Sibley
Selections from “Winter On The Great Divide: A Christmas Album”

1. Winter On The Great Divide
2. Cold Frosty Morning
3. Once In Royal David’s City
4. In The Bleak Midwinter


Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Selections from “The Pleasures Of Winter (Live 1999-2002)

1. The Winter Set: Da Cold Nights Of Winter/Trettondagsmarchen
2. Twenty Below
3. Lights Of Chanukah
4. Böda Waltz
5. The Frostbite Set: First Light/Christmas Hornpipe/Woodchoppers Reel/Frostbite Reel
6. Darkest Days, Brightest Nights
7. The Solstice Set: Christmas Day In Da Morning/Da Slockit Light/Tour Of Scotland
8. The Snowstorm

Laurelyn Dossett, Rhiannon Giddens, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, Jason Sypher
Selections from “The Gathering”

1. Gathering Light
2. Lights In The Lowlands
3. Redbird
4. Redbird Lullaby
5. String Of Pearls
6. Diamonds In The Pines

Michael Hearne & Friends
“Taos Christmas Eve”

1. Taos Christmas Eve




Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson & Natalia Zukerman
Selections from “Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged”

1. Thanks For The Roses (Merry Christmas)
2. As You Are
3. Of The Magi



Tim Eriksen
Selections from “Star In The East”


1. Occom’s Carol
2. Star In The East




Sue Richards & Maggie Sansone
Selections from “Merrily Greet The Time”

1. Harvest Home
2. Est Ne/Ding Dong, Merrily On High
3. Mist Covered Mountains Of Home
4. Greensleeves (What Child Is This?)


Al Petteway & Amy White
Selections from “Winter Tidings”

1. Breakin’ Up Christmas
2. The Holly And The Ivy
3. People Look East
4. Cherry Tree Carol
5. Into The Light
6. Roving On A Winters Night
7. Aerial

Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley & Charlie Pilzer
Selections from “Hambo In The Snow: A Nordic Winter Celebration”

1. Hambo In The Snow
2. Hemfärden från timmerskogen (Homeward Journey from the Timber Woods)
3. Glalåten (The Happy Tune)


Maggie Sansone & Ensemble Galilei
Selections from “Ancient Noëls”

1. Cantiga De Santa Maria, No. 48
2. Nowell, Nowell: Tidings True/Riu, Riu, Chiu
Cantiga, A Madre Do Que Livrou
3. Whenas The Rose Of Jericho/A Year Begins Of Joy And Grace/To Us A Little Child Is Born
4. In The Bleak Midwinter

Bonnie Rideout, Maggie Sansone & Al Petteway
Selections from “A Scottish Christmas”

1. Here We Come A-Wassailing/Bottom Of The Punch Bowl
2. A Mhisg A Chur An Lolig Oirn (Christmas Carousing)/Ale Is Dear/New Christmas
3. Baloo, Lammy
4. Poca Sil An T-Sealgair (The Huntsman’s Bag Of Grain)/Gaasepigens Sang (Goosegirl’s Song)/’Bhliadhn Ur (New Year’s Day)
5. New Year’s Day/On Christmas Night
6. All Sons Of Adam (The Christmas Medley)
7. Auld Lang Syne