Village Carols VCF103
Double CD Album – 42 tracks

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The Theme, the Song, the Joy

A Feast of Village Carols

Recorded live at the biennial Festival of Village Carols, Grenoside, Sheffield, 2002–2014 Festival chorus and orchestra conducted by Julia Bishop, Ray Ellison and Ian Russell.

The festival carols ‘for all to sing’ transcribed and arranged by Ian Russell.

Sixteen village carol traditions featured

From Derbyshire: Castleton, Coal Aston, Eyam, Foolow and Hathersage – From South Yorkshire: Dungworth, Ecclesfield, Ingbirchworth, Stannington and Worrall – From Beeston in Nottinghamshire – From Odcombe in Somerset – From Padstow in Cornwall – From North Powys in Wales – From Kilmore in County Wexford, Ireland – From Glen Rock in York County, Pennsylvania, USA

Track Listing

(Disc 1)

1. Carollers from the 2006 Festival – Awake, Arise, Good Christians
2. Carollers from Eyam, 2004 – T’ Owd Virgin
3. Carollers from Eyam, 2004 – Curly Hark
4. Carollers from the 2006 Festival – New Celestial
5. Carollers from Foolow, 2014 – Conquest
6. Carollers from Foolow, 2014 – Once More
7. Carollers from the Blue Ball, Worrall, 2002 – A Song for the Time, soloist John Fowler
8. Carollers from Kilmore, Co. Wexford, 2006 – The Darkest Midnight
9. Carollers from Kilmore, Co. Wexford, 2006 – Jerusalem
10. Carollers from the 2008 Festival – Birley Edge
11. Carollers from the Black Bull, Ecclesfield, 2010 – Ring Out, Ye Bells
12. Carollers from Hathersage, 2012 – Hark to the Ringing
13. Carollers from Coal Aston, 2002 – Little Hark
14. Carollers from Coal Aston, 2002 – Angels
15. Carollers from the 2008 Festival – Old Foster
16. Carollers from Padstow, 2014 – Rouse Rouse
17. Carollers from Padstow, 2014 – Shepherds Rejoice
18. Carollers from the 2006 Festival – Another Year Has Passed Away
19. Carollers from the Royal Hotel, Dungworth, 2014 – Stannington, soloist Manny Grimsley
20. Carollers from the Royal Hotel, Dungworth, 2014 – Mount Moriah
21. Carollers from the 2004 Festival – Diadem

(Disc 2)

1. Carollers from the 2006 Festival – Pentonville
2. Carollers from Castleton, 2006 – Sons of Men
3. Carollers from Castleton, 2006 – Down in Yon Forest, soloist Fay Saxton
4. Carollers from the 2008 Festival – Awake my Harp
5. Carollers from Beeston, 2008 – Drop Hark
6. Carollers from Beeston, 2008 – O’er Earthly Plains
7. Carollers from Stannington, 2008 – Fern Bank
8. Carollers from the 2004 – Festival Realms of Glory
9. Parti Bronheulog from North Powys, 2008 – Ar gyfer heddiw’r bore
10. Parti Bronheulog from North Powys, 2008 – Sawdl Buwch
11. Carollers from the Old Red Lion, Grenoside, 2006 – When Jordan Hushed
12. Carollers from the Old Red Lion, Grenoside, 2006 – Ye Sons of Men
13. Carollers from the 2008 Festival – The Mistletoe Bough, soloist Will Noble
14. Carollers from Odcombe, 2004 – Come Ye Redeemed
15. Carollers from Odcombe, 2004 – Shepherds Rejoice
16. Carollers from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, 2012 – Hark Hark
17. Carollers from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, 20012 – Hosanna in the Highest
18. Carollers from the 2014 Festival – Portugal
19. Carollers from the Fountain, Ingbirchworth, 2004 – Hail Chime On
20. Carollers from the Fountain, Ingbirchworth, 2004 – Hail Smiling Morn
21. Carollers from the 2004 Festival – Merry Christmas