FTX-950 Alan Lomax presents

SING CHRISTMAS 1957

Every year on BBC, before the Queen's Christmas broadcast, there was the "Round Britain Round-up" visiting lonely lighthouses. So, in 1957 Alan Lomax persuaded BBC and producer, Charles Parker, who 3 years later produced "The Radio Ballad" series, to substitute a "Folksong Round-up". Peter Kennedy and Seamus Ennis were now on the air weekly with traditional singers in "As I roved out" and, before Lonnie Donegan arrived, John Hasted had "Skiffle" going at Cecil Sharp House and Peter had told George Martin of an outstanding group of Quarrymen in Liverpool. This was the right moment for Alan to work his magic.
   

INTRO & HOOK-UP - GOOD KING WENCESLAS - CAROLLING IN THE DARK - THIS IS THE TRUTH SENT FROM ABOVE - THE HOLLY AND THE IVY - BOSCASTLE BREAKDOWN - PADSTOW WASSAIL - THE MARSHFIELD MUMMERS - I WONDER AS I WANDER - WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS - PEACE O'ER THE WORLD - THE BALLAD OF JESUS CHRIST - WAKEFIELD NATIVITY PLAY - SHEPHERD'S CRADLE SONG - COVENTRY CAROL - WISBECH NATIVITY PLAY - THE DERBY RAM - CHRISTMAS CALYPSO - UNITE - PRETTY LITTLE BABY - READING - COISTRIG MATHAN (The Mother's Consecration) - TALADH AN LEINIBH (Christ Child Lullaby) - St MARY'S MEN ARE WE - THE DAY WE WENT TO ROTHSAY O - REGIONAL HOOK-UP - CROMWELL vs FATHER CHRISTMAS - THE JUG OF PUNCH - VINY RIDGE MARCH - THE ROYAL BELFAST HORNPIPE - THE TENPENNY BIT - THE CHERRY TREE CAROL - |AR GYFE HEDDIWR BORE (Anglesey Carol) - HIRAETH (On this day's morning) - SYMONDSBURY MUMMERS - DONNYBROOK FAIR - WHEN THE SAINTS/ GOOD KING WENCESLAS - TWAS MARY CONCEIVED - THE NOBLE STEM OF JESUS - THE LORD'S PRAYER - O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL (Adeste Fidelis) - THE GIFT OF POWER - METRICAL PSALM IN GAELIC - NO ROOM AT THE INN/ LAST MONTH OF THE YEAR - FINAL HOOK-UP - HARK WHAT NEWS THE ANGEL BRING - I SAW THREE SHIPS COME SAILING IN - WASSAIL, WASSAIL ALL OVER THE TOWN - HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING

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