The Kitchen Party - Folk and Roots Music on WIUS AM 1570 ( Bloomington, IN

Friday, May 06, 2005

More traditonal music listening online

Just a note, that I will not be doing the folk show this summer. Thanks for listening for the last two years. I recommend Folk Alley (WKSU), Bluegrass Country (WAMU), Radio nan Gaidheal (BBC Gaelic Radio), or Bloomington's very own WFHB for traditional musics from here and around the world. Tune in to WIUS in the fall for Jeff Cannon's FOLK FROM THE HEARTLAND every Sunday evening.

I might continue using this blog for more information on this type of music, but more as a linking and review service. LOL, that might be ambitious, but we'll see.

If any one is interested in my other interests of audio preservation and film & video preservation, check out these blogs too.

Thanks for listening "by and by"

Thom Pease
Host, "The Kitchen Party"
WIUS-AM 1570

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Last show- April 24, 2005

ARTIST: The Mammals
SONG: Way Down the Old Plank Road (Traditional)
RECORD LABEL: Signature Sounds/Humble Abode

ARTIST: Ashley MacIssac
SONGS: Miss Lyall's Strathspey and The Old King George Stratsphey
ALBUM TITLE: Live at the Savoy
RECORD LABEL: Linus Entertainment

ARTIST: Karan Casey
SONG: Ballad of Accounting
ALBUM TITLE: Songlines

ARTIST: La Bottine Souriante
SONG: Le Rossignol sauvage
ALBUM TITLE: Anthologie 1976-2001

ARTIST: k.d. lang
SONG: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
ALBUM TITLE: Hymns for the 49th Parallel

ARTIST: Phil Ochs
SONG: Changes (Ochs)
ALBUM TITLE: Classic Folk Music
RECORD LABEL: Smithsonian Folkways

ARTIST: Djanjo Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli
SONG: Minor Swing
ALBUM TITLE: Chocolat (soundtrack)

ARTIST: Holmes Brothers
SONG: Up Above my Head
ALBUM TITLE: In the Spirit

ARTIST: Beyond the Pale
SONG: Vander Ich Mich Lustig

ARTIST: Golden Sounds Band
SONG: Safari ya Kisii
ALBUM TITLE: Swahili Rumba

SONG: Gaviotes
ALBUM TITLE: Tierra de Nadie (Spain)

ARTIST: Chanticleer
SONG: Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb
ALBUM TITLE: How Sweet the Sound

SONG: Nil Na La


ARTIST: Soggy Bottom Boys (with Dan Tyminski)
SONG: Man of Constant Sorrow
ALBUM TITLE: O Brother Where Art Thou (Soundtrack)

ARTIST: Alison Krauss & Union Station
SONG: Down to the River to Pray

ARTIST: Bill Monroe
SONG: Uncle Pen
ALBUM TITLE: The Best of Bill Monroe

ARTIST: Anne Louise Genest
SONG: Down on my Wheels

ARTIST: Mark Weigle
SONG: Why Not Fly
ALBUM TITLE: Wrestling the Angel

ARTIST: Jim Reid
SONG: Daft Donal
ALBUM TITLE: Yont the Day

ARTIST: Dubliners
SONG: Whiskey in the Jar
ALBUM TITLE: Best of the Dubliners

ARTIST: Patrick Street
SONG: My Son in Amerikay
ALBUM TITLE: Live from Patrick Street (1997)
RECORD LABEL: Green Linnet

ARTIST: Tanglefoot
SONGS: Secord's Warning and Traghli Bay
ALBUM TITLE: Captured Alive

ARTIST: Andrew McKnight
SONG: Magnolia Tree (McKnight)
RECORD LABEL: Falling Mountain

ARTIST: James Gordon
SONG: Weapons of Mass Instruction
ALBUM TITLE: Endomusica

ARTISTS: Kim and Reggie Harris, Magpie
SONG: Tomorrow is a Highway
ALBUM TITLE: Seeds, Vol. 3
RECORD LABEL: Appleseed Recordings

ARTISTS: Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss
SONG: I'll Fly Away
ALBUM TITLE: O Brother Where Art Thou (soundtrack)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Playlist for Sunday's show 4/10/05

Here is the list of what I played on Sunday, April 10-- quick and dirty. I'll clean it up later.


The Kitchen Party with Thom Pease 7-9 pm

Hour One:
Grada / Cathain / Endeavor / Compass Records
G.D. MacNeel / First Camp Fire (story) / Last Forest
Revels / Once More a Lumbr’ing Go / Revels Sampler
Aidan McMahon & Anthony Quigley / Hornpipe & Reels / Independence Suite
Jim Malcolm / Billy Won’t Come Back to Edinburgh / Rohahillion

Hour Two:
Big Joe Turner / Boogie Woogie Country Girl / Lackawanna Blues
Peter Rowan & Tony Rice / Wild Mustang / You Were There for Me
Jennifer Johnson / Cum Ar Naire / My Secret Garden
Alison Krauss & Union Station / Unionhouse Branch / Lonely Runs Both Ways
Alison Krauss & Union Station / This Sad Song / Lonely Runs Both Ways
Great Big Sea / John Barbour / Something Beautiful

Etta Baker / One Dime Blues / Lackawanna Blues
Grada / She’s Like the Swallow / Endeavor
Enoch Kent / Coal-Owner and the Poor Pitman’s Wife / For the Women
Sharon Shannon / Blackbird / The Best of Sharon Shannon

Mark Weigle / Your Laptop Screen / Versatile
Peter Rowan and Tony Rice / Cowboys and Indians / You Were There for Me
Navan / He Mo Leannan / Independence Suite
Bohola / Wexford Fisherman / 4
Gaelic Storm / Nancy Whiskey / Special Reserve

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Kitchen Party April 10

Tonight on the Kitchen Party...

The first hour will feature a story by G.D. McNeel called "The First Camp Fire" from a radio special called "The Last Forest: Tales of the Allegheny Woods." According to the notes, this story tells of G.D.'s first fishing trip across the mountains [in his West Virginia home] to the Cranberry River Wilderness.

Then we'll have music. Enjoy all the sounds of the many traditions on "The Kitchen Party."

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Promises unkept

Hmmm...Sorry, didn't make it back until now. That's why you're still hearing the automation CD. I was at my parents, watching the basketball game. Oh well...go have a relaxing Sunday evening. I'll be back in two weeks. Cheers!

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Kitchen Party- this weekend

Welcome back everyone:

I should say I'm glad to be back. Because it's Easter Sunday and my parents are in town, I'm only doing a one-hour show Sunday night. I have some new stuff to play, but I think I'll try to include some Sephardic music for Passover, plus some hymns, gospel, and shape-note singing for Easter.

Tune in at 8 pm tomorrow night!

Monday, February 28, 2005

Kitchen Party- February 27 playlist

UPDATE: Sorry this got up so late.

It was a short show last week due to the IU Womens' Basketball game. Here's the 8 o'clock hour, plus the short segment that preceded it.

Next show will be after sprign break on the 27th. Thanks for listening though despite all the bumps and glitches of being on air every other week. Hope you enjoyed last week's show!


7:48-8:00 PM

ARTIST: Bohola
TITLE: Ashe March / The Wexford Fisherman / The Lark in the Mountain / Blurty's (Sean Cleland, Joe Foley, Jimmy Keane, Traditional)
ALBUM: 4 (2004)
RECORD LABEL/#: Shanachie 78058

8:00 PM

ARTIST: Alison Krauss/Union Station (featuring Ron Block)
TITLE: I Don't Have to Live This Way
ALBUM: Lonely Runs Both Ways (2004)
RECORD LABEL/#: Rounder 610525

ARTIST: The Malvinas
TITLE: Sweet and Sunny South
ALBUM: Love, Hope, and Transportation

ARTIST: Reckless Kelly
TITLE: Seven Nights in Eire (Bennett, Braun, and Braun)
ALBUM: Wicked Twisted Road (2005)
RECORD LABEL/#: Sugar Hill 3992

ARTIST: Eastmountainsouth
TITLE: Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster)
ALBUM: Eastmountainsouth (2003)
RECORD LABEL/#: Dreamworks 450418

ARTIST: Suzy Bogguss
TITLE: Ah May the Red Rose Live Alway (S. Foster)
ALBUM: Beautiful Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster
RECORD LABEL/#: American Roots Publishing/Emergen 591594
GRAMMY WINNER! for Best Traditional Folk Album

ARTIST: Pat Wictor
TITLE: Don't Dig My Grave too Deep
ALBUM: Waitin for the Water (2005)
RECORD LABEL/#: Risky Disc Music

ARTIST: Ruthie Foster
TITLE: Hole in My Pocket (Terry Hendrix)
ALBUM: Runaway Soul (2002)
RECORD LABEL/#: Blue Corn Music 202

ARTIST: J.P. Jones
TITLE: Temporary Partners
ALBUM: Thugs and Lovers (2005)
RECORD LABEL/#: Vision Company

ARTIST: Kickin Grass
TITLE: Backroads
ALBUM: Backroads (2003)

ARTIST: Stephanie Winters, cello
TITLE: Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Thomas M. Dorsey) (arranged for cello and multi-tracked cello orchestra)
ALBUM: Through the Storm (2004)

ARTIST: Chanticleer (featuring Joseph Jennings, solo and piano)
TITLE: Jefferson / Soar Away (A.M. Caigle) / I'm a Pilgrim
ALBUM: Our American Journey (2002)
RECORD LABEL/#: Teldec 48566

ARTIST: Bohola
TITLE: Bluehill / Lonesome Robin / Carracastle Lasses (Coltman, Keane, Trad.)
ALBUM: 4 (2004)
RECORD LABEL/#: Shanachie 78058

Sunday, February 27, 2005

KP- short show tonight

If you tune in to AM 1570 WIUS tonight at 7 pm, you might hear the sounds of the IU Women's Basketball Team. The game should be over by 8:00. That's when I'll be on for one hour of folk music. If you're not into sports, check me out at around 8. Lots of music to celebrate African-American History Month this week. Stay tuned!

PS: The low bandwidth connection is still down. High bandwidth connection here.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

News about Stan Rogers

I'm passing along this news about the late Canadian folksinger Stan Roger's quintessentially-Canadian song "Northwest Passage":

Hi all...Stan Rogers' classic song NORTHWEST PASSAGE was just yesterday voted the #1 song of the first round of the 1980's in CBC Radio's 50 Tracks: the 50 most important Canadian pop songs (hosted by Jian Ghomeshi).

You can hear Jian's pitch for the song here:

You can watch a short clip of Stan singing it here.

And of course you can peruse the whole site.

What is 50 Tracks? From the CBC website:

50 Tracks is back and we are on a quest to come up with a great list of the 50 most important Canadian pop songs.

Host Jian Ghomeshi will once again bring together panels of celebrities, pop culture specialists and people in the know to nominate their choices for definitive Canadian pop songs.The choices are bound to be controversial and hotly debated by the panelists and, more importantly, by our audience. What should be on the list? What shouldn't be? The audience will add their 10 top picks and, ultimately decide which song will be #1!

50 Tracks is all about creating the list. It is about the choices and the debate that go into making that list. It's about getting involved and fighting for your favourites in a spirit of fun and friendly competition. It's about discovering, and celebrating Canadian pop music and the people who make it.

O Canada................................

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Kitchen Party- Feb. 13 playlist

Here's the whole thing. Hope you tune in on Feb. 27--my next show.


ARTIST: Kate Rusby
SONG: I Wish
ALBUM: 10 (2003)
LABEL: Compass Records 4350

SONG: No Train to Memphis
ALBUM: Prairie Home Companion: 30th Broadcast Season Celebration CD (2004)
LABEL: PH611295

ARTIST: Peter Rowan and Tony Rice
SONG: Shirt Off My Back (Rowan and Rice)
ALBUM: You Were There for Me (2004)
LABEL: Rounder 610441

ARTIST: Debra Cowan
SONG: Dreadful Ghost
ALBUM: The Long Grey Line (2001)
LABEL: Falling Mountain Music FM-1036

ARTIST: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
SONG: Sailor's Wife and the Lads of Duns (Traditional)
ALBUM: Fire and Grace (2004)
LABEL: Culburnie Records CUL 121

ARTIST: Nashville Bluegrass Band
SONG: Sitting on Top of the World (Carter, Jacobs)
ALBUM: Twenty Year Blues (2004)
LABEL: Sugar Hill 3959

ARTIST: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
SONG: Crawdad Song (Traditional)
ALBUM: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (1989)
LABEL: Sugar Hill 3775

ARTIST: Ko Kan Ko Sata Doumbia
SONG: Ko Kan Ko Sata Doumbia on River
ALBUM: Mali Lolo! Stars of Mali (2003)
LABEL: Smithsonian Folkways 40508

ARTIST: Alison Krauss and Union Station
SONG: Restless (Castleman)
ALBUM: Lonely Runs Both Ways (2004)
LABEL: Rounder 610525

ARTIST: Sweet Honey in the Rock
SONG: Run on For a Long Time (arr. Barnwell, Reagon)
ALBUM: Still on the Journey (20th Anniversary Album) (1993)
LABEL: Earthbeat 42536

ARTIST: Ashley MacIssac with MayBelle Chisholm McQueen, piano.
SONG: B-flat Clogs and Reels
ALBUM: Live at the Savoy (2004)
LABEL: Linus Entertainment 2 70054

ARTIST: Kim and Reggie Harris
SONG: What's That I Hear (Phil Ochs)
ALBUM: Let My People Go!: A Jewish & African American Celebration of Freedom (2005)
LABEL: Appleseed Recordings 1084

ARTIST: Dulcie Taylor
SONG: Ice Melts (Recupido, Taylor)
ALBUM: Mirrors and Windows (2004)
LABEL: Black Iris 2004


SONG: Ain't Got Time
ALBUM: Prairie Home Companion: 30th Broadcast Season Celebration CD
LABEL: PH611295

ARTIST: Mac Wiseman
SONG: Wreck of the Old 97 (Mac Wiseman)
ALBUM: Definitive Bluegrass Collection (2001)
LABEL: CMH (=Country Music Hall of Fame) 1797

ARTIST: Cheryl Wheeler
SONG: Is it Peace or is it Prozac? (Wheeler)
ALBUM: Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar (1995)
LABEL: Philo 1192

ARTIST: Tom Paxton
SONG: I Don't Wanna Bunny-Wunny (Paxton)
ALBUM: Live for the Record (1995)
LABEL: Sugar Hill 1053

ARTIST: Trout Fishing in America
SONG: Junk Food Jump (Grimwood, Idlet)
ALBUM: Infinity (2001)
LABEL: Trout 15

ARTIST: Michael Johnathon
SONG: Shady Grove
ALBUM: Folkboy Orchestra Live
LABEL: Poet Man Records PMR 70014

ARTIST: Iris Dement
SONG: Our Town (Dement)
ALBUM: Infamous Angel
LABEL: Philo 1138 (1992) and Warner Brothers 45238 (1993)

ARTIST: Robin and Linda Williams
SONG: Devil is a Mighty Wind (The Williams'es and Clark)
ALBUM: Live (1993)
LABEL: Sugar Hill 1043

ARTIST: Salamander Crossing
SONG: Paul and Peter Walked (Chris Stuart)
ALBUM: Bottleneck (1998)
LABEL: Signature Sounds 1244

ARTIST: Dick Gaughan
SONG: Both Sides the Tweed (Dick Gaughan, but covered by many different artists)
ALBUM: Prentice Piece (2002)
LABEL: Greentrax CDTRAX 236D

ARTIST: Andrew McKnight
SONG: Hard Times in the Heartland (McKnight)
ALBUM: Beyond Borders (2004)
LABEL: Falling Mountain Music 1043

ARTIST: Genticorum
SONG: Le 25 de Maj
ALBUM: La Galarneau
LABEL: Gent 1202

ARTIST: Beyond the Pale
SONG: Enosereh (VanDeVen) [ed: Spell the title backwards]
ALBUM: Consensus (Live) (2004)
LABEL: Borealis Records 1165

ARTIST: Del McCoury Band
SONG: Fire and the Flame (Gifford)
ALBUM: It's Just the Night (2003)
LABEL: McCoury Music 1

KP tonight

Just a reminder that I'll be spinning the music of the Volk tonight between 7 and 9 pm on AM 1570, WIUS "Pure Student Radio." You can listen online if you have a broadband connection, but unfortunately our low-bandwidth connection is down, temporarily. Good stuff tonight--some recent discs from the Scottish label Greentrax, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas in "Fire and Grace," a Jim Malcolm album (of Old Blind Dogs fame), a Dick Gaughan retrospecitve, and a new disc from Appleseed Recordings by Kim and Reggie Harris and Rabbi Jonathan Kliegler called "Let My People Go: A Jewish and Afican American Celebration of Freedom," and more. Stay tuned!

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Kitchen Party- Feb. 6, 2005 playlist


ARTIST: Chris Thile
SONG: On Ice (Thile)
ALBUM: Deceiver (2004)
LABEL: Sugar Hill 3976

ARTIST: Alison Krauss & Union Station(singer: Dan Tyminski)
SONG: Pastures of Plenty (Woody Guthrie)
ALBUM: Lonely Runs Both Ways (2004)
LABEL: Rounder 11661 0525-2

ARTIST: Very Girls
SONG: Hollow World (Ad Van Meurs)
ALBUM: Elsewhere Bound (2002)
LABEL: Recovery 2681

ARTIST: Tim Grimm
SONG: Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie)
ALBUM: Names (2004)
LABEL: Wind River WR4032CD

ARTIST: Ashley MacIssac with May Belle Chisholm McQueen, piano.
SONG: Lame Malcolm (set)
ALBUM: Live at the Savoy (2004)
LABEL: Linus Entertainment 2 70054

ARTIST: Kate McDonnell
SONG: Hey Joe (Lindley and McDonnell)
ALBUM: Where the Mangoes Are (2005-NEW!)
LABEL: Appleseed Recordings 1085

ARTIST: Beausolelil
SONG: Peux pas me refuser (You Can't Refuse Me)
ALBUM: Gitane Cajun (2004)
LABEL: Vanguard Records 79759-2
COMING TO BLOOMINGTON on February 10th (7 pm @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater, as part of the IU Arts Week, co-sponsored by Lotus Fest.

ARTIST: John McCusker
SONG: Cakemaker's Wife (McCusker)
ALBUM: Goodnight Ginger (2003)
LABEL: Pure Records PRCD 11 (in the US: Compass Records 4352)

ARTIST: Andrew McKnight
SONG: Good Things Matter (McKnight)
ALBUM: Beyond Borders (2004)
LABEL: Falling Mountain Music FM-1043

ARTIST: Catherine-Ann MacPhee
SONG: Failte Dhruim Fionn
ALBUM: Looking Back = Suil Air Ais (2004)
LABEL: Greentrax Records CDTRAX 258


ARTIST: Gaelic Storm
SONG: The Leaving of Liverpool (Traditional)
ALBUM: Gaelic Storm (1998)
LABEL: OmTown/Higher Octave OMCD 46112

ARTIST: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
SONG: Monore Dancin' (Ricky Skaggs)
ALBUM: Brand New Strings (2004)
LABEL: Skaggs Family Records 6989010062

ARTIST: Beth Lodge Rigal (Bloomington artist)
SONG: One Safe Place
ALBUM: Children on a Ride

ARTIST: Mary Anne Hitt and Than Hitt
SONG: The Most Beautiful Place in the World (Mary Anne Hitt, 1998)
ALBUM: Moving Mountains: Voices of Appalachia Rise Up Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (2004)
LABEL: Falling Mountain MusicFM-1040

ARTIST: Todd Snider
SONG: Lonely Girl (Snider)
ALBUM: Happy to Be Here (2000)
LABEL: Oh Boy 20

ARTIST: Annie Gallup
SONG: Down the Other Side
ALBUM: Selected Songs 1994-2004

ARTIST: Acoustic Syndicate
SONG: Blue Bird Train (Steve McMurry)
ALBUM: Long Way Round (2004)
LABEL: Sugar Hill Records 3993

ARTIST: Alison Krauss & Union Station
SONG: Gravity (R. L. Castleman)
ALBUM: Lonely Runs Both Ways (2004)
LABEL: Rounder 11661 0525-2

SONG: El Ramu (Toli Morilla, Traditional)
ALBUM: Tierra de Nadie 1998, 2000)
LABEL: Hispa Vox/Higher Octave 7243 5 25482 2 4

ARTIST: Big Bill Broonzy
SONG: This Train (Bound for Glory)
ALBUM: Classic Folk Music (2004)
LABEL: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40110

ARTIST: Ostblocket
SONG: Kungen av Trelleborgsgatan (F. Runesson)
ALBUM: Yes, We Are a Swedish Balkan Band, You Don't Have to Look Twice (2004)
LABEL: Ostblocket OBL 002

ARTIST: Bog Wanderers
SONG: Slides: Waiting for Bridget-The Magic Kingdom-The Great 38 (Danny Flynn)
ALBUM: Here's to You (2004)
LABEL: Falling Mountain Music FM 1042

ARTIST: Gaelic Storm
SONG: Drink the Night Away
ALBUM: Herding Cats (1999)
LABEL: OmTown OMCD 48091

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

New semester, new season

The fun starts this Sunday with a joint Kitchen Party/Folk from the Heartland show with myself and Jeff Cannon on WIUS-AM 1570. Check us out from 7-9 pm Sunday nights. I'm on the week after also. Jeff's the week after. Bottom line: Folk and traditional music on college radio every Sunday night! Listen here high bandwidth or low bandwidth.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Kitchen Party- new year, same time Sundays 7-9

Look for more in the coming weeks about the new season of "The Kitchen Party" on AM-1570 WIUS. Got a load of new discs I can't wait to play.


Sunday, December 05, 2004

Kitchen Party- Hour 2, Set One

The first set of the second hour of the program:

1) ARTIST: Blind Boys of Alabama with Tom Waits
SONG: Go Tell it On the Mountain
ALBUM: Go Tell it on the Mountain (2003)
RECORD LABEL: Real World 70876 18876 2 4

2) ARTIST: NEC Children's Chorus, Hankus Netsky / ibid / Theodore Bikel & Morton
SONG: Ikh Bin a Kleyner Dreydl/I Have a Little Dreydl / Mi Yimalel
ALBUM: A Taste of Chanukah (1999)
RECORD LABEL: Rounder 11661-3165-2 (

3) ARTIST: Bill Jones
SONG: Two Year Winter
ALBUM: Two Year Winter (2003)
RECORD LABEL: Compass Records 7 4366 2

4) ARTIST: Finest Kind (
SONG: The Cradle Carol
ALBUM: Feasts and Spirits (new 2004)
RECORD LABEL: Fallen Angle Music FAM 07

5) ARTIST: Andrew McKnight
SONG: When the Maples Turn
ALBUM: Beyond Borders (new, Nov. 2004)
RECORD LABEL: Falling Mountain FM 1043 (

KP- 12/5/04 Set 3, Hour 1

The third set of the first hour included:

1) ARTIST: Trout Fishing in America (
SONG: Eleven Cats of Christmas
ALBUM: Merry Fishes to All! (new, 2004)
RECORD LABEL: Trout Records TRT-17

2) ARTIST: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
SONG: Last Night (I Went Out with Santa Claus)
ALBUM: Everything You Want for Christmas (new, Dec. 2004)
RECORD LABEL: Vanguard Records 79768-2 (

3) ARTIST: Sharon Shannon with Sinéad O'Connor
SONG: The Seven Rejoices of Mary
ALBUM: Libertango (new 2004)
RECORD LABEL: Compass Records 7 4392 2 (

4) ARTIST: George Winston
SONG: Skating
ALBUM: Linus and Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi (1996)
RECORD LABEL: Windham Hill 01934 11184-2r

Kitchen Party- Dec. 5 (Xmas show!)

Hello Kitchen Party fans!

I'm back from Thanksgiving break--got some great new holiday discs to play this week. Thanks Mona for filling in! This is also my last show of the semester, but I'll be back in January with more great traditional music from around the globe.

The first set I played tonight was:

1) ARTIST: Kim Robertson, harp
SONG: Away in a Manger / Flow Gently Sweet Afton
ALBUM: Christmas Lullaby (2004)
RECORD LABEL: Gourd Music GM 134 (

2) ARTIST: Andrew McKnight
SONG: How High the Mountain
ALBUM: Beyond Borders (new, Nov. 2004)
RECORD LABEL: Falling Mountain FM 1043 (

3) ARTIST: Ashley MacIssac and Dave MacIssac
SONG: The Christmas Carousing
ALBUM: Fiddle Music 101
RECORD LABEL: MacIssac & MacIssac (2000) (hard to find!)

4) ARTIST: Blind Boys of Alabama
SONG: The Last Month of the Year
ALBUM: Go Tell it on the Mountain (2003)
RECORD LABEL: Real World 70876 18876 2 4

The second set I played was:

1) ARTIST: Finest Kind (
SONGS: Gower Wassail and Homeless Wassail
ALBUM: Feasts and Spirits: A Christmas Entertainment (new 2004)
RECORD LABEL: Fallen Angle Music FAM 07

2) ARTIST: Washington Symphonic Brass ( /
SONG: I Wonder As I Wander (arr. Phil Snedecor)
ALBUM: Welcome All Wonders!
RECORD LABEL: Gothic Records G 49227 (

3) ARTIST: Ricky Skaggs
SONG: Christmas Time's a Comin'
ALBUM: Celtic Christmas IV (A Windham Hill Sampler)
RECORD LABEL: Windham Hill 01934-11367-2

4) ARTIST: Kim Robertson, harp
SONG: Lo How A Rose E'er Bloomin'
ALBUM: Christmas Lullaby (2004)
RECORD LABEL: Gourd Music GM 134 (