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December 18, 2014

Program 1647: Nollaig (December 18, 2014) Week 51

Enter the spirit of a traditional Scottish, Irish and Welsh Yuletide this week with Fiona Ritchie and special guest Cerys Matthews.  The Welsh singer-songwriter and broadcaster has recorded “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas to mark the poet's centenary year. Cerys tells Fiona about the project, set to original music she composed with Mason Neely, and narrates excerpts from this timeless holiday classic.

Deck the Halls...by Cerys Matthews from Baby It's Cold Outside (Rainbow City)
Dust of Snow...by Matt and Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night (www.MattandShannonHeaton.com)
Patapan/O Come, O Come Emmanuel...by Mindy Gledhill from Winter Moon (Mindy Gledhill)
Star in the East/Born in Bethny...by Al Petteway and Amy White from Winter Tidings (Maggie's Music)
Traditional Prayer Song from Ghana…read by Fiona Ritchie
Children Go Where I Send Thee...by Joel Mabus from How Like The Holly (Fossil)
Reels: Christmas Eve/Oiche Nollag/High Road to Linton...by Eileen Ivers from An Nollaig (Musical Bridge)
Gaudete...by Anuna from Omnis (Celtic Heartbeat)
[ID Break] Past Three O' Clock...by Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh from Christmas Lights (Old Bridge)
Narration and music excerpts from:
Dylan Thomas ~ A Child's Christmas...by Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely (CerysMatthews)
Open the Door (read by Fiona Ritchie) by William Soutar
from The Poems of William Souter, Scottish Academic Press, 1988