Mari Llwyd - Various - Mid Winter: The Songs & Music Of Christmas And The Turning Of The Year (C

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  • Best tracks include a Patsy Cline-pop version of "Blue Christmas," a Johnny Mathis-ish "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and the soaring ache of the title song.
  • & the turning of the year MidWinter is an alternative to the conventional seasonal soundtrack, rich in songs and traditions that reflect both the pious and the pagan, Yule and Xmas: the four themed CDs take us from winter solstice, through ‘the holidays’ to the turning of the year – the whole Season round!
  • Dec 31,  · Happy Christmas(War is Over)/We sing allelujah/Alan Rose et al None but One/Jean Ritchie Mari Llwyd/John Clough Carol for the New Year/Nowell Sing We Clear The Oxplough Song/Johnny Collins Three Ships suite/Steve Tilston Gower Wassail(reprise)/Phil Tanner Midnight chimes into: Bonus Track The January Man/Martin Carthy DL1 DL2 DL3.
  • The Mari Lwyd custom was performed during winter festivities, specifically around the dates of Christmas and New Year. However, the precise date on which the custom was performed varied between villages, and in a number of cases the custom was carried out for several consecutive nights.
  • Various Artists - MidWinter: A Celebration of the Folk Music & Traditions of Christmas & the Turning of the Year A Celebration of the Folk Music & Traditions of Christmas & the Turning of the Year Free Reed Records. Free Reed's award-winning box set release dedicated to the music and traditions of Mid Winter. 4 x CDs and a page.
  • The breadth of material includes poetry readings, traditional music renditions as well as contemporary selections. The first disc is titled Past & Presents, and takes a look at midwinter festivities and celebrations that precede Christmas as we know it today.
  • View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Mid Winter: The Songs & Music Of Christmas And The Turning Of The Year on Discogs.4/4(1).
  • Fishken & Groves add some lonesome dobro to the John Prine song, “Christmas In Prison,” giving it a raw, country sound, whilst Mike Harding gives a tender account of the Christmas truce, with his own composition “Christmas ,” sounding remarkably like Ralph McTell but with a northern twang!
  • Jan 31,  · The Mari Lwyd is an ancient mid-Winter tradition which is unique to Wales. trac: Music Traditions Wales, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Arts Council of .

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