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Folkstage
December 24, 2011

JEAN REDPATH with Abby Newton, cello and Sue Richards, Celtic harp
Recorded at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, Illinois
December 11, 1998


  1. discourse on the meaning of Scottish Christmas
  2. a. Two-Thousand Years Ago (Alan Bell, PD)
    b. Two excerpts from he Gospel According to Matthew in Scots dialect (PD, translation into broad Scots by Robin Larimer)
    c. Rorate Celi Dausper (tune, trad / words Wm. Dunbar 1460-1520 PD)
  3. Child In a Manger (Mary MacDonald 1817-1890, translated from Gaelic by Lachlan MacBean, PD)
  4. The Holly Bears a Berry (trad)
  5. The Christmas Tree (members of the Liverpool Folk Club set to the traditional] Tune The Croppy Boy
  6. The Gift O' Gowd (author of words unknown, tune by Jean Redpath)
  7. a. Vieux Noel (French traditional)
    b. What Child Is This? (trad)
    c. excerpts from Poem at Christmas (Maurice Lindsay)
    d. Still the Night (Joseph Mann 1792-1848, PD)
  8. a. The Christmas Carol, a recitation (Sir Alexander Gray, 1882-1968)
    b. Dona Nobis Pacem (anon)
  9. a. I Salute You, a spoken salute (Fra Giovani, 1573 PD)
    b. The Hazel Grove (harp instrument) (Sue Richards)
  10. discourse on Scots New Year customs - The First Footing
  11. Christmas Day in the Morning (instrumental) (encore)
  12. Amazing Grace (PD) (encore)

Engineer: Jon Schoenoff
Producer/host: Rich Warren