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Episode 4

Radio 2 goes on journey to celebrate local voices and different caroling traditions around England and Wales. Across the country, pockets of people have been keeping alive Christmas traditions that were lost to most hundreds of years ago. This Christmas, they're inviting you to step into their homes, pubs and churches, to share their festive sounds.

The final episode ends with a good old knees-up, as Bellowhead's Jon Boden heads to Leigh-on-Sea where Christmas revellers have introduced their own carolling tradition to welcome Yuletide. Borrowing a lyric here and a melody there, reviving old instruments to play their songs, a group of carollers, musicians, folk fans and storytellers are meeting up to celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way.

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30 minutes

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Christmas Eve 2009 22:00