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An hour long acoustic music Christmas special!

It’s an hour packed full of great music for Christmas and the New Year - from the likes of Kate Rusby, Sting, Eva Cassidy, Steeleye Span
and The Chieftains as well as local musicians.

1 hour, 5 minutes

Music Played

  • Kate Rusby

    The Holly and the Ivy

    • Pure Records.
  • Sting

    Soul Cake

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Gareth Davies-Jones

    Love Came Down At Christmas

    • Heading West Music.
  • Coope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya

    Here We Come A-Wassailing

    • No Masters.
  • Ange Hardy

    The Little Holly Tree

    • Story Records.
  • Kaity Rae

    Red Paper Wrapping

    • Folkstock Records.
  • The Chieftains

    The Arrival of the Wren Boys

    • RCA.
  • The Chieftains

    The Dingle Set- Dance

    • RCA.
  • Loreena McKennitt

    Good King Wenceslas

    • Quinlan Road.
  • Belshazzar’s Feast

    Joseph And Mary

    • Unearthed.
  • Puzzlejug

    Here We Come A-Wandering/Come All You Lucky Gentlemen

    • PJ Publications.
  • Eva Cassidy

    Silent Night

    • Blix Street Records.
  • Brooks Williams

    Shaking These Christmas Blues

    • Red Guitar Blue Music.

This Week's Gig Guide

For all dance clubs, sessions etc see

Saturday 27th December

Annual Christmas Barn dance with the Diatonics  - Cheltenham Town Hall 8pm
The Annual Custard Band Ceilidh - The Evergreen Hall, Broadwell nr Coleford 7.30pm all tickets from 01594-833334
Johnny Coppin’s Folk and Acoustic Music SPECIAL 65 min CHRISTMAS programme at EARLIER TIME on Radio Gloucestershire 5.00 – 6.05pm

Sunday 28th December

Earl (Stuart Earl) + Paul Venables- The Black Book Café, Nelson St, Stroud 2-4pm

Monday 29th December

Cheltenham Ukulele Club meets every Monday at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham Info: Karen  01242 241678.

Tuesday 30th December

Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn  (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm £2 Refreshments included Info: Jo 01453 752089 or Tony 01452 616121.
Mainly English music session  at   White Swan Staunton From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758

Wednesday 31st December

Dark Island (Alex & Scotty) are at The Star Inn, Whiteshill, Stroud,   Tickets £30, available from The Star, to include buffet, house wines, draft ales, lager, cider and soft drinks.  Music from Dark Island.  From 9pm to 12:30am. Info: 01453 765321  
Music session at Fox and Hounds, Church Street, Bredon  8pm Free admission

Thursday 1st January 2015

Haywain Folk (Singaround/Music Session)with Eden at Kempley Village Hall (note change of venue this month only) 8pm Free  Info: Andy Info: 01531 660253

Friday 2nd January

Mick Ryan and Paul Downes – Friday Folk @ The Lamb, Trowbridge
Somers TFC – Alma Tavern Worcester

Saturday 3rd January

Stroud Ceilidh with Tickled Pink - Stroud Subscription Rooms 8pm 01453 760900
Happenstance Border Morris are having a Free Border Morris Taster session from 1000 to 1200 at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH.  The workshop is free and refreshments will be provided.   Info: Cressida  01242 604120/ 07791004649

Friday 9th January

Paul Jones & Dave Kelly – blues at B Cleeve Tithe Barn  or Cheltenham Town hall Box Office.

Saturday 10th January

Stroud Wassail- in the streets of Stroud, Sub Rooms forecourt and Museum in the Park 10 am onwards