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Festive Freakiness

Penny and Rose from The Surround, a collective of emerging composers talk about their annual Christmas compilation and there’s much musical merriment from the margins.

Penny and Rose from The Surround, a collective of emerging composers talk about their annual Christmas compilation. Formed in South London as a space for musicians and artists to perform new work, The Surround encourages creation by setting a call for work made in one day, that is no longer than six minutes and themed around Christmas - interpret as you will.

Stuart plays several tracks from the folk-singing family band The Waterson’s Frost and Fire as his featured album; middle-eastern psych band Khruangbin cover Christmas Time Is Here from Charlie Brown’s Christmas Special and Kate Bush’s often overlooked album Fifty Words For Snow gets a spin.

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Music Played

  • Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

    Harsh The Herald Angels Sing

    • Vs. Children.
    • Tomlab.
  • Khruangbin

    Christmas Time Is Here

    • Christmas Time Is Here.
    • Night Time Stories / LateNightTales / Dead Oceans.
  • Beak>

    (Merry Xmas) Face The Future

    • (Merry Xmas) Face The Future.
    • Invada.
  • The Watersons

    Here We Come A-Wassailing

    • Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs.
    • Topic Records.
  • The Watersons

    Pace-Egging Song

    • Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs.
    • Topic Records.
  • Low

    Little Drummer Boy

    • Christmas.
    • Sub Pop.
  • John Fahey

    Russian Christmas Overture

    • Christmas With John Fahey Volume II.
    • Takoma.
  • Vince Guaraldi

    Skating

    • A Charlie Brown Christmas.
    • Fantasy Records.
  • The Watersons

    Christmas Is Now Drawing Near At Hand

    • Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs.
    • Topic Records.
  • The Watersons

    Herod And The Cock

    • Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs.
    • Topic Records.
  • The Watersons

    Wassail Song

    • Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs.
    • Topic Records.
  • Penny Klein

    Christmas Crossword

    • The Surround Christmas Album.
    • The Surround.
  • Hannah Catherine Jones

    S.A.D.

    • The Surround Christmas Album 2.
    • The Surround.
  • Benjin

    Winter Anchorage

    • The Surround Christmas Album.
    • The Surround.
  • Yubs

    Every 5 Minutes

    • The Surround Christmas Album Vol 3.
    • The Surround.
  • Kate Bush

    Lake Tahoe

    • 50 Words For Snow.
    • Fish People.
  • Sufjan Stevens

    Barcarola (You Must Be A Christmas Tree)

    • Silver & Gold.
    • Asthmatic Kitty Records.
  • Hen Ogledd

    Tiny Witch Hunter

    • Mogic.
    • Weird World Recording Co.
  • Bob Stewart

    Spring Dance

    • The Unique Sound Of The Psaltery.
    • Argo.
  • Laura Nyro

    Christmas In My Soul

    • Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat.
    • Columbia.
  • Black Sabbath

    Snowblind

    • Black Sabbath Vol 4.
    • Vertigo.
  • The Watersons

    Seven Virgins Or The Leaves Of Life

    • Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs.
    • Topic Records.
  • The Watersons

    Earsdon Sword Dance Song

    • Frost And Fire: A Calendar Of Ritual And Magical Songs.
    • Topic Records.
  • Deep Throat Choir

    Be OK

    • 6 Music Session - 1st March 2017.
  • The Fall

    No Xmas For John Quays

    • Fall In A Hole.
    • Castle Music.
  • Jethro Tull

    A Christmas Song

    • The Jethro Tull Christmas Album.
    • RandM Records / EMI.
  • Aphex Twin

    Xmas_Evet10 (Thanaton3 Mix)

    • Syro.
    • Warp Records.

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