December 17, 2015

Program 1699: A Child’s Christmas (December 17, 2015) Week 51

Welsh singer-songwriter and broadcaster Cerys Matthews recorded “A Child’s Christmas” by Dylan Thomas to mark the poet’s centenary year in 2014.  Cerys tells host Fiona Ritchie all about the project, set to original music she created with Mason Neely, and transports us to Christmastime in Wales by narrating 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 (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)  
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)