A reminder that the Alternative Advent Calendar of songs is reaching its climax and some of you will appreciate the selection as it’s decidely secular even pagan in places. You can link to it on the home page here, and just scroll back through the other days. The songs go live at the same time as these do (at least in theory) and I’m also making a media player with all 26 (yes there’s an extra one) songs available on Christmas Day for those that have an Alled jones allergy and perhaps want a slightly different soundtrack to the day. There’s lots of other stuff to play on the site as well although not all is folk oriented. Have a dabble. I hope you find something of interest.
Archive for December, 2010
The December album for A Folk Song A Day is available from today. Released 2 weeks earlier than normal, it includes many festive favourites which have been given the AFSAD treatment. If your looking for something to help get you through the cold winter nights or just can’t simply wait to find out what songs Jon has lined up for the rest of December, you can buy the latest album from all good digital download stores now.
Firstly Joe Offer from Mudcat posted a comment on today’s Babes In The Woods. I should make you aware of the excellent work he’s been doing tying together Mudcat information related to this project and you can link to that here. I suggest a bookmark to keep tabs of future entries. I will continue to add my own Mudcat links, but it’s worth checking with Joe as I won’t always hit the mark. As with Reinhard’s excellent Mainly Norfolk, it’s good to have someone else casting an eye and sorting additional detail and information, especially a Mudcat moderator.
Secondly I’ve started an Alternative Advent Calendar Of Song here. As you’ll see the first is Cutty Wren by Mawkin:Causley and the idea is to be somewhat secular in selection. I have a list of 25, many from the tradition that I think you’ll perhaps enjoy in parallel to those that Jon has chosen. Hopefully a little Christmas bonus then and I’ll schedule the second to go live at the same time as this blog does, although no podcast I’m afraid.