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Offline maureen

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« Reply #15 on: Monday, September 21 2009 06:14PM GMT-1 »
Only joking Rosie - come back!
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« Reply #16 on: Monday, September 21 2009 07:01PM GMT-1 »
and of course, there will soon be a Kerfuffle C*******s album.... so more to add to the list

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« Reply #17 on: Monday, September 21 2009 08:15PM GMT-1 »
C*******s. Oh that bleddy awful word.  :-\
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« Reply #18 on: Monday, September 21 2009 08:52PM GMT-1 »
Yule is a much nicer word, I think.
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« Reply #19 on: Monday, September 21 2009 09:57PM GMT-1 »
Noel...I like more ;D

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« Reply #20 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 08:48AM GMT-1 »
Good album, though I've always been entranced by the fact that iTunes on my comp names the artists as the "Gifts Of Music" (as it does for the excellent Sea Shanties album).

Anyway, it generally gets a long seasonal outing in the CD player at Chateau firehazard, along with Waterson:Carthy's Holy Heathens, Phil Spector and The Pogues (who don't have a Christmas album but are actually the spirit of Christmas). And not forgetting the collection of Mr Springsteen's festive stuff. And maybe a bit of King's College if we have respectable visitors and especially if we've been there that year. Last year, Lovely Kate Rusby's Christmas CD made a first appearance in the mix too.

All of which reminds me it's time to go and give the damson gin a shake.

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« Reply #21 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 09:22AM GMT-1 »
C******** music is horrible. Apart from On Christmas Day (on Songs) where Bad Things happen, so there's no enforced jollity. Or maybe I'm just a grumpy old bag. ;D

I'd rather listen to the Sea Shanties one.
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« Reply #22 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 10:30AM GMT-1 »
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C******** music is horrible.


I can't agree I'm afraid Anna. There is some really lovely music around (but also a lot of rubbish of course). I particularly like an old Magpie Lane CD called Wassail sold by Past Times many years ago. Not sure if it's still available. It has a lot of wintery rather than C*******s songs so can be played from say November to February eg Then Sheep are Neath the Snow and The Standing Stones.

I also get quite emotional when I hear either Warlock's Bethlehem Down or Rutter's What Sweeter Music as they will always be associated with seeing my young chorister son singing them in a candlelit Winchester Cathedral for the last time many years ago. His graduation was a couple of weeks back so it's a while ago.

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Or maybe I'm just a grumpy old bag.

Definitely not Anna. Suffering from the commercialisation of C*******s I suspect.

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« Reply #23 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 11:35AM GMT-1 »
I particularly like an old Magpie Lane CD called Wassail sold by Past Times many years ago. Not sure if it's still available. It has a lot of wintery rather than C*******s songs so can be played from say November to February eg Then Sheep are Neath the Snow and The Standing Stones.

It's onTim Healey's record label, Beautiful Jo Records. According to their website, though it has been out of print for a while it can now be got as a download! as can all Beautiful Jo releases, which is a very good thing indeed  :)

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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 11:49AM GMT-1 »
I just read the sleeve notes, it's really badly put together! They've missed the last two tracks off, and shock horrow have spelt Jons' name Bowden! =O

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« Reply #25 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 12:17PM GMT-1 »
I particularly like an old Magpie Lane CD called Wassail sold by Past Times many years ago. Not sure if it's still available. It has a lot of wintery rather than C*******s songs so can be played from say November to February eg Then Sheep are Neath the Snow and The Standing Stones.

It's onTim Healey's record label, Beautiful Jo Records. According to their website, though it has been out of print for a while it can now be got as a download! as can all Beautiful Jo releases, which is a very good thing indeed  :)

Cheers

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We have that on a (very old) cassette. And it gets played every year on Christnas Eve while I am making the sausage rolls.  ;D

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« Reply #26 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 12:31PM GMT-1 »
I agree with Anna in that I don't like commercial Christmas songs, but I do love Christmas carols. I am not religious, but think it is important that they are preserved, as a reminder of what Christmas meant to our ancestors (I know many of our Christmas songs and traditions are Victorian inventions, but even that is over 100 years ago now!)

I think of them more as Christmas folk songs, and when they are sung/played by the likes of John Spiers, Giles Lewin, Ian Giles and their friend Jon Bowden, what more could we ask?

And there's not much enforced jollity in songs like The Seven Joys of
Mary!
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« Reply #27 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 12:42PM GMT-1 »
Fairytale of New York for me - specially my version which has some misheard lyrics in it.  At least, I think they're misheard  :-[ ;D

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« Reply #28 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 01:25PM GMT-1 »
Yes, Fairytale is my favourite of more recent Christmas songs, too. But what lyrics do you think you are mishearing, Carolyn?
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« Reply #29 on: Tuesday, September 22 2009 04:42PM GMT-1 »
Me and one of my mates were singing Christmas carols today and were told we weren't allowed to til November at least!