|Blackmore's Night||MidWinter's Night||Fires at Midnight||SPV/Steamhammer 2001|| |
|unknown||"Gwyl Canol Gaeaf"||unknown||found on youtube||kboo.org |
|Luka Bloom||On a Cold Winter's Day||Celtic Christmas: A Windham Hill Sampler|| |
|Ravens (Texas)||Solstice Carol||Rise With the Moon||kboo.org |
|Jaiya (B.C.)||The Year is Born Anew||Firedance: Songs for the Winter Solstice|| |
|Sarah McLachlan||Full of Grace||Surfacing||Arista 1997|| |
|Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra||Song of Solstice||Song of Solstice||SunSign Records 2010||kboo.org |
|The Roches||Good King Wenceslas||We Three Kings||MCA 1990||kboo.org |
|Hagalaz' Runedance (Germany)||Das Fest Der Wintersonne||The Winds That Sang of Midgard's Fate||Elfenblut 1998|| |
|Spiral Dance (Australia)||Solstice Evergreen||The Quickening||2006||kboo.org |
|Sedayne||Holly and the Ivy||performed at his house in Lancaster, England||on Youtube||kboo.org |
|The Watersons||Malpas Wassail||For Pence and Spicy Ale||Topic Records UK, Antilles US LP 1975 Reissued as Cd Topic & Shanchie 1985|| |
|Loreena McKennit||Snow||A Midwinter Night's Dream 2008 & A Winter Garden: Five songs for the Season 1995||Quinlan Road||kboo.org |
|Wyrd Sisters||Solstice Carol||Leave A Little Light, discontinued cassette||available only as download or on youtube||kboo.org |
|Emerald Rose||Santa Claus is Pagan Too||Rants and Rambles 2004||unknown||kboo.org |
|Dar Williams||The Christians and the Pagans||The Christians and the Pagans EP & Mortal City LP, both 1996||Razor and Tie||kboo.org |
|Mediaeval Babes||So Trieben Wir Den Winter Aus||Salva Nos||Virgin Records 1997/1998|| |
|Damh the Bard||On Midwinter's Day||The Cauldron Born||unknown, 2008||kboo.org |
|Mediaeval Babes||Coventry Carol||Salva Nos||Virgin Records 1997/1998|| |
|Jethro Tull||Ring Out Solstice Bells||Songs From the Wood||Chrysalis 1997|| |
|Buffy Sainte Marie||God is Alive Magic is Afoot||Illuminations||Vanguard 1969|| |
Songs for the Solstice! All in all, I think the show turned out pretty well, despite not knowing much about music written for the winter solstice and getting almost all the songs off of youtube the day before the show!! In the process, I learned that there is a wealth of material out there, and I happened to touch on quite a bit of it quite serendipitously.
With that said, I must apologize for some egregious errors in announcing the songs. The second song, which I called "Yule Winter solstice" by Gwyl Canol Gaeaf is actually a youtube video with an unnamed song. "Gwyl Canol Gaeaf" is "winter solstice" in Welsh. The ninth song, which I said was by "Hagalaa Runadance" (ouch!) is actually by German pagan-mystic Andrea Haugen, who goes by "Hagalaz' Runedance." The song after is actually "Solstice Evergreen" by Spiral Dance. And song no. 18 is not by "Damh the Band" but in reality by Damh the Bard. Sorry about all that. If anyone who heard the show was familiar with these musicians and (neo)pagan folk and folk-rock music, I must have seemed grossly incompetent. Oh well.
But in any case, here's the complete playlist, now more thoroughly researched and hopefully accurate!