Artist Title Album Label
Sylvia Woods Forest March
Norma Waterson Christmas Is Now Drawing Near at Hand
Clive Williams & Mark Prescott Bonny At Morn / Hunting the Cutty Wren
Shira Kammen Nou Is Yole Comen
The Young Tradition, Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins The Boar's Head Carol
Mary O'Hara Wexford Mummer's Song
Bonnie Rideout Gloomy Winter
Royston Wood & Heather Wood The Cutty Wren
Carreg Lafar Dryw Bach
Fernhill Hela'r Dryw
John Fleagle The Hern
Shirley Collins Down in Yon Forest
Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews Apple Tree Wassail
The Watersons Malpas Wassail
Kerfuffle Gower Wassail
Coope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya Green Grow'th the Holly
Sue Brown & Lorraine Irwing Nay Ivy Nay
Waterson: Carthy The Ditchling Carol

Rarer Carols

This episode features some of the more ancient and obscure midwinter traditions that have endured alongside Christmas, as well as some lesser-known carols of this festival, many of which are pagan in origin.
Content warning for animal sacrifice and general heathen revelry.


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