What is Christmas all about in this modern age? A rare day off work? A lifetime supply of brussel sprouts? A half-finished game of monopoly with your smelly Uncle Monty? For us penguins we gather some of our favourite musicians round a log fire in our hut to talk and sing about Christmas time.
This is Arctic Circle Radio’s – Christmas Broadcast.
This year our guests are Jo Mango, The Beguilers and Ted Barnes (joined by Gill Sandell & Harriette Ashcroft) who talk about hiding under a table, eating Dad’s trifle and how a voice is like a flute. Alongside this, and most importantly, they sing specially written Christmas songs plus some covers of modern and classic winter melodies. Grab your Christmas jumper and press play.
Jo Mango – As a Child I Awoke
Jo Mango - Evermore
Jo Mango – Only At Christmas Time (by Sufjan Stevens)
The Beguilers – Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Beguilers – Winter (by The Magic Lantern)
The Beguilers – Winter
Ted Barnes - Absence Makes The Heart Grow Colder
Ted Barnes – Brooklyn
Ted Barnes – Winter Wonderland
Recorded 11 December 2012 at The Vortex, London
Presented and Produced by Ben Eshmade
Recorded and mixed by Les Mommsen, 4am Productions http://4amproductions.co.uk
Live mix by Chris Gomersall
Photo by Diana Jarvis www.dianajarvisphotography.co.uk