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Episode 137 – Yuletide Cheer! 2018

December 21, 2018

Summary:

In our annual holiday episode, we turn to the natural world for carols and lessons on the plants and animals of the Yuletide season.

 

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Much of the lore featured in this episode comes from the following books and websites:

 

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 Promos & Music

Music from this episode is licensed from Magnatune unless otherwise noted. “CC License” indicates a Creative Commons 2.0 Share-and-share-alike license.

 

Song List:

  • The Holly & the Ivy – Quire Cleveland
  • Ceremonies for Christmas Eve – Passsamezzo
  • The Holly Witches’ Dance – Harper’s Hamper
  • Ivy is Good – English Ayres
  • Green Grows the Holly – Shira Kammen
  • The Blood-red Rose at Yule – Music for a Winter’s Night
  • Christmas Tree – Emma Wallace
  • Kentucky (Ohio) Wassail – Quire Cleveland
  • Apple Tree Wassail – Shira Kammen
  • Here we Come a-Wassailing – Harper’s Hamper
  • Wassail Song (1913 – Vaughn Williams) – Quire Cleveland
  • While Shepherds Watched their Flocks – Alabama Sacred Harp Singers (Wikimedia – CC License)
  • Shepherd’s Carol to be Sung on New Year’s Day – Passamezzo
  • On Christmas Day – Jean Ritchie (Library of Congress – Public Domain)
  • The Boar’s Head Carol – Harper’s Hamper
  • The Wren in the Furze – Shira Kammen
  • Fowles in the Frith/Bird on a Briar – English Ayres
  • Little Skylark – J. Tucker (used with permission of artist)
  • Da Day Dawn – Samantha Gillogly (used with permission of artist)

 

Incidental Music for this episode includes “O Christmas Tree,” by Jeff Wahl (Magnatune); “Snow Drop,” by Kevin Macleod (Free Music Archive – CC License); and “The Sighful Branches,” by Axletree (Free Music Archive – CC License).

 

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Podcast 47 – Yultide Greetings! 2012

December 22, 2012

-SHOWNOTES FOR EPISODE 47

Summary

This is our annual holiday special, featuring music, poetry, stories, and recipes! Here’s wishing you all the best for your holiday season and a happy new year to come!

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Download: Episode 47 – Yuletide Greetings 2012

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Stories & Poetry:

Susie’s Letter from Santa Claus,” by Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton,” by Charles Dickens
The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus,” by Ogden Nash
A history of the Christmas candle in the window, from Fantasy-Ireland.com

Recipes (All cocktails this year):
After Five – Cory
Amber Dream/Winterbeer – Cory
Egg Nog, extra fancy – Laine

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Promos & Music

All songs used with permission/license, from Magnatune and MusicAlley, except as noted.

Playlist:

  1. “All Hayle to the Days, To Drive the Cold Winter Away,” Harper’s Hamper
  2. “Dancing Day I – A Virgin Most Pure,” Steven Potvin & Con Brio Choir
  3. “O Come Emmanuel,” Mary Ellen Kirk
  4.  “A v Jerusalime,” Kitka
  5. “Rise Up Bright Sun,” Leslie Fish*
  6. “The Huron Carol,” Tracy Helen
  7. “Green Grow’th the Holly,” Pagan Carolers
  8. “The Holly Bears a Berry,” Shira Kamen
  9. “The Holly/Witches Dance,” Harper’s Hamper
  10.  “I Saw Three Ships,” Dusty Hughes
  11. “Tapster Drynker,” Shira Kamen
  12. “Wassail,” In Nova Cantica
  13. “Tsarko Momche…,” Kitka
  14. “Chestnut, Daphne, Scotch Cap,” Music for a Winter’s Eve
  15.  “The Blood-red Rose at Yule,” Music for a Winter’s Eve
  16. “Nu zit Wellekome,” Ralph Rousseau Muelenbroeks
  17. “We Three Kings,” Jennifer Avalon
  18. “The Wheel of the Year,” Shira Kamen
  19.  “Patapan,” Fugli
  20. “Twelfth Eve, Christmas Cheer, Chestnut Vagary,” Harper’s Hamper
  21. “Le Brandevin,” Shira Kamen
  22. “Da Day Dawn,” Samantha Gillogly*

Underscoring music is “We Three Kings,” by Two Harps, and “Ding Dong Merrily on High,” by Tracy Helen, both from MusicAlley.

*Used by permission of the artist.

Podcast 38 – Yuletide Cheer! 2011

December 21, 2011

-SHOWNOTES FOR EPISODE 38

Summary
This is our annual holiday special, featuring music, poetry, stories, and recipes! Here’s wishing you all the best for your holiday season and a happy new year to come!

Play:
Download: New World Witchery – Episode 38

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Stories & Poetry:
A Baker’s Dozen,” by Charles M. Skinner
Minstrels,” by William Wordsworth
Mistletoe,” by Walter de la Mare
When the Snow is on the Ground,” by Mother Goose
Old Santeclaus,” by Clement Clark Moore
A Florida Christmas Folktale,” by S.E. Schlosser
Ceremonies for Christmas,” by Robert Herrick
Noel,” by Anne Porter

Recipes:
Wassail, from Laine
Jode Kayer (Jewish Cookies), from Cory’s family cookbook
Danish Vanilla Rings, from Cory’s family cookbook

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Promos & Music
All songs used with permission/license, from Magnatune and MusicAlley, except as noted.

Playlist:
1. Down in Yon Forest – Lydia McCauley
2. In the Bleak Midwinter – Fugli
3. O Holy Night – The New Autonomous Folksingers
4. O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Cat Jonkhe (sp?)
5. Round About our Coal Fire – Shira Kammen
6. Ma Navu – Kitka
7. Schedrick (Ukranian Bell Carol) – Kitka
8. We Three Kings – Jennifer Avalon
9. The Wassail Song (Yorkshire Wassail) – Jim Goodrich
10. Somerset Wassail – Pagan Carolers
11. Apple Tree Wassail – Shira Kammen
12. Bring Us in Good Ale – Lydia McCauley
13. Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Mano Reza
14. Jolly Old St. Nicholas – Selena Matthews
15. The Friendly Beasts – Gary
16. Patapan – Fugli
17. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Chances End
18. Fum Fum Fum – Fugli
19. Cutty Wren – Shira Kammen
20. Silent Night/Stille Nacht – Karmyn Tyler
21. Da Day Dawn – Samantha Gillogly*

Underscoring music is “We Three Kings,” by Two Harps, from MusicAlley.
*Used by permission of the artist.

Podcast 22 – Yuletide Cheer!

December 21, 2010

Summary

Happy Yule!  Today we have our favorite carols, poems, recipes, and even a little lore for the winter holidays.  Have a blessed and happy holiday season!

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Download:  New World Witchery – Episode 22

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A Visit from St. Nicholas,” attributed to Clement Clark Moore, but likely written by Henry Livingston, Jr.
The Oxen,” by Thomas Hardy.

Recipes for Tom & Jerrys, Reindeer Food, and Gingerbread cookies.

Holiday animal lore can be found here.

Promos & Music
Nearly every song can be found on CDBaby.com or iTunes.  Below I’ve attempted to link directly to the artist pages where possible.

  1. I Saw Three Ships – West of Eden
  2. Gods Rest Ye Merry Paganfolk – The Pagan Carolers
  3. Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Doug Smith
  4. Wren in the Furze – Shira Kammen
  5. Silver Bells – Steve Martin & Paul Simon (Live recording from SNL)
  6. A Soalin’/Soul Cake – Pagan Carolers
  7. Holly & The Ivy – Howl-O
  8. Good King Wenceslas – The Trail Band
  9. Cherry Tree Carol – Rose & Thistle Band
  10. Bring the Torch Jeanette Isabella – Trifolkal
  11. Boars Head Carol – Pagan Carolers
  12. Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl – The Limeybirds
  13. Gloucester Wassail – Pagan Carolers
  14. Carol of the Bells – Ross Moore
  15. Stille Nacht/Silent Night – Katie McMahon
  16. Snowbird – Maidens Three
  17. Da Day Dawn – Samantha Gillogly
  18. O Tannenbaum – Antique Music Box Christmas Collection
  19. O Holy Night – Indigo Girls
  20. This Endris Night – Heather Dale
  21. Go Tell It On the Mountain – Easy Anthems
  22. Patapan – Bittersweet & Briers
  23. Welcome Yule – Renaissance Revelers
  24. Little Drummer Boy – Men of Worth
  25. Angels We Have Heard on High – Skye Pixton
  26. Auld Lang Syne – Marc Gunn

Holiday wishes from (in no particular order) Saturn Darkhope, Oraia Sphinx, Scarlet at LPV, Gillian the Iron Powaqa, Rianna Stone the Pagan Homesteader, & Kathleen at Borealis Meditation.


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