Merry Christmas to one and all ! 🎄🎅
I heard this song on Sunday’s Radcliffe and Maconie show on BBC 6 Music.
A duo comprising Nicola Kearey & Ian Carter, Stick in the Wheel, are a “Folk” band from East London who
….. bring a contemporary approach to folk music with raw minimalism, setting vocals to simple accompaniments and handclapsWikipedia
For this old Christmas song, of Elizabethan origin, they’re singing to a modern arrangement using synths rather than traditional instruments and with the singer’s voice electronically distorted. I rather like it.
The song is about putting aside differences, forgetting old wrongs, and singing, dancing, eating , drinking and playing together. Although this arrangement is much less jolly. More like a lament for activities that aren’t allowed at the moment. Very apt for our times, I think.
Here’s the lyrics if you want to sing along.
Stay safe and try to enjoy our Covid Christmas
Well, that’s work done now until the New Year and I’m just beginning to feel Christmassy.
Here’s a modern take on an old carol
I rather like this version of the hymn by Marika Hackman.
I might be an athiest but I still like a good Christmas carol!
Merry Christmas. 🎅 ❄️ ☃️