Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Nowell, Nowell: Tydinges Trew 4:36
2 Lullay My Child / Verbum Bonum Slipjig / The Green Fields of Glentown 7:44
3 The Gower Wassail 4:56
4 Lordings, Listen to Our Lay 2:17
5 The Hern 5:11
6 Down in Yon Forest 3:38
7 Blow Northerne Wynd 3:35
8 As I in Hoary Winter's Night 2:32
9 Mi Levedie, Ich Thonke Thee 2:43
10 This Truth Sent from Above 4:40
11 Adam Lay Y-Bownden 4:20
12 The Darkest Midnight in December 4:38
13 The Coventry Carol 3:27
14 Good People All, This Christmas Time 4:41
15 Cold, Haily, Windy Night 3:58
16 Now to Conclude Our Christmas Mirth 3:42

Credits

CD 1

fiddle:
James O'Toole (2009-09-23) (track 1)
Jim O'Toole (UK violonist) (2009-09-23) (tracks 2–5, 10, 15–16)
bodhrán:
Mick Sands (2009-09-23) (tracks 7, 13, 16)
recorder:
Mick Sands (2009-09-23) (track 2)
percussion:
Tim Garside (2009-09-23) (tracks 1, 4)
Mick Sands (2009-09-23) (track 9)
hammered dulcimer:
Tim Garside (2009-09-23) (tracks 6, 9, 11, 15)
Irish harp / clàrsach:
Jean Kelly (Irish harpist) (2009-09-23) (tracks 2–3, 5, 7, 11, 13–15)
arranger:
Belinda Sykes (2009-09-23) (track 11)
background vocals:
Mick Sands (2009-09-23) (track 7)
Jeremy Avis (2009-09-23) (tracks 4, 10, 13, 15)
Ruth Fraser (2009-09-23) (tracks 2, 4–5, 13)
Jean Kelly (Irish harpist) (2009-09-23) (track 2)
Belinda Sykes (2009-09-23) (tracks 5, 7, 11)
choir vocals:
Ruth Fraser (2009-09-23) (tracks 3, 6, 9)
Jean Kelly (Irish harpist) (2009-09-23) (track 1)
Belinda Sykes (2009-09-23) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 9)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13–14)
Ernst Horn (track 7)
Tommy Peoples (track 2)
Adriaan Willaert (composer) (track 2)
John Fleagle (2004) (track 5)
Francis Pott (composer) (2005) (track 2)
engineer:
Ash Milton (2009-09-23) (tracks 1–7, 9, 11–13, 15)
lead vocals:
Jeremy Avis (2009-09-23) (tracks 1, 3, 5–7, 9, 11, 14, 16)
Jean Kelly (Irish harpist) (2009-09-23) (track 15)
Belinda Sykes (2009-09-23) (tracks 2, 4, 10, 13, 15)
lyricist:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2, 7)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 13)
performer:
Jeremy Avis (2009-09-23) (track 8)
Belinda Sykes (2009-09-23) (track 8)
solo lead vocals:
Jeremy Avis (2009-09-23) (track 12)
translator:
Francis Douce (1833 –) (track 4)
vocals:
Ruth Fraser (2009-09-23) (track 1)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (1100 – 1450) (track 4)
recorded at:
Sonica Studios in Clapham, Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom (2009-09-23) (tracks 1–7, 9–14)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 135) (order: 79) (track 15)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 209) (order: 113) (track 3)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 8194) (order: 589) (track 8)
arrangements:
Coventry Carol (Nox Arcana arrangement) (track 13)
Coventry Carol (arr. Powell) (track 13)
Coventry Carol (Steve Pilkington arrangement) (track 13)
Coventry Carol (arr. Warland) (track 13)
Coventry Carol (arranged by Rathbone) (track 13)
Coventry Carol (David Willcocks arrangement) (track 13)
Coventry Carol (Martin Shaw arrangement) (track 13)
Lyke Wake Dirge (Oysterband arrangement) (track 8)
The First Noel (arr. John Fahey) (track 1)
The First Noel (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 1)
The First Nowell (arr. Paulus) (track 1)
The First Nowell (David Willcocks arrangement) (track 1)
Wexford Carol (arr. Stopford) (track 14)
Wexford Carol (arr. Warland) (track 14)
cover recording of:
Blow, Northerne Wynd (2009-09-23) (track 7)
Lyke-Wake Dirge (2009-09-23) (track 8)
The Hern (2009-09-23) (track 5)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Adam lay y-bounden (track 11)
Faith Noel (track 1)
later translated versions:
Ensimmäinen joulu (track 1)
No debesīm šurp (track 1)
later versions:
Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord version) (track 11)
The First Noël (track 1)
The Truth Sent From Above (arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams, aka the Herefordshire Carol) (track 10)
recording of:
Adam lay i-bowndyn (15th-century macaronic English poem) (2009-09-23) (track 11)
Cold, Haily, Windy Night (2009-09-23) (track 15)
Coventry Carol (2009-09-23) (track 13)
Down in Yon Forest (2009-09-23) (track 6)
Gower Wassail (2009-09-23) (track 3)
Lordings, Listen to Our Lay (2009-09-23) (track 4)
Lullay my Liking (2009-09-23) (track 2)
The First Nowell (2009-09-23) (track 1)
The Green Fields of Glentown (reel) (2009-09-23) (track 2)
The Truth Sent From Above (2009-09-23) (track 10)
Verbum bonum et suave (2009-09-23) (track 2)
Wexford Carol (English lyric version) (2009-09-23) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
Christmas Medley (Bing Crosby version) (order: 4) (track 1)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (order: 5) (track 1)
Noëls pour cordes (order: 7) (track 1)