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Monday, December 24, 2018

The Wexford Carol on You Tube

Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss, The Wexford Carol - follow the link to hear this ancient carol, sung by Alison Krauss, accompanied by Yo Yo Ma, a bagpipe, and a bodhran.

According to the YouTube channel

"The Wexford Carol is a traditional religious Irish Christmas carol originating from County Wexford.

"The subject of the song is the nativity of Jesus Christ. The Wexford Carol,” sometimes known by its first verse “Good people all this Christmas time,” is one of the oldest extant Christmas carols.

"The song achieved a renewed popularity due to the work of William Grattan Flood (1859-1928), who was organist and musical director at St. Aidan’s Cathedral in Enniscorthy. He transcribed the carol from a local singer and had it published in the Oxford Book of Carols, putting Enniscorthy into most carol books around the world."

Happy Holidays Everyone! - regular programming will return after Christmas.

Diane Hettrick, Editor


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