An old-timey Christmas carol to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and thoroughly dancey New Year!
Stephanie Coleman (fiddle, vocals), Kristin Andreassen (vocals), Chris Eldridge (guitar, vocals)
(‘The Bluegrass Situation // HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN: Kristin Andreassen, Chris Eldridge & Stephanie Coleman’ YouTube video, 4.19. Posted by The Bluegrass Situation, 20 Dec 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7WenZQqtfU)
For more information on gigs, recordings etc by these lovely players/singers see:
Stephanie Coleman: www.audiomydarling.com Facebook Twitter
Kristin Andreassen: kristinandreassen.com Twitter Facebook Instagram
Chris Eldridge: www.chriseldridge.net Facebook Twitter
It’s been a longer break than I’d hoped, but here I am again – and there are more tunes to come to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
My first Christmas post is this sprightly set of jigs played and sung in wonderful harmony by Finnish folk band Himmeli – named for the traditional Finnish geometric ornaments made of straw hung above dining tables from Christmas to midsummer to ensure a good crop in the coming year.
I Saw Three Ships (trad. English)
On lapsi syntynyt meille (There is a child born to us) (trad. Finnish)
Sussex Carol (trad. English)
Markus Asunta (flute), Jaakko Kyrö (octave mandolin), Paula Susitaival (fiddle), Anni Tolvanen (nyckelharpa, vocals)
(‘HIMMELI – Three Christmas Jigs’ YouTube video, 3:41. Posted by Himmeli Folk, 8 Nov 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvj7_IIU2s4)
Further details of Himmeli’s gigs, recordings etc are on their website, and on Facebook.