Traveling Star

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Thu, 12/24/2020 - 5:30am to 7:00am

The great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, the “Christmas Star,” is sparkling in the sky as we turn from the longest nights of winter and reach toward the light. This episode of Rise When the Rooster Crows, Traveling Star, celebrates the season with traditional North American folk music, roots, branches and beyond. Among the roots and branches in this episode are songs and tunes from Ireland and England, cowboy songs, poetry, and morris tunes.

Local and regional musicians in this episode include Misty River; The Trail Band; Michael O'Domhnaill & Kevin Burke; Shanghaied on the Willamette.

Other musicians in the show include Tommy Jarrell; Carl Jones; Ian & Silvia; John McCutcheon; The Beers Family; The Watersons; The Chieftains; Tiller's Folly; Michael Martin Murphey; Ashley Hutchings; Blackthorn; Jack White; Yankee Clipper; Jeff Warner; The Red Clay Ramblers; The Fretless; Johnny Cunningham, Susan McKeown and Aidan Brennan.

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  • Time
    5:30
    Artist
    Tommy Jarrell
    Song
    Breakin' Up Christmas
    Album
    The Alan Lomax Archive
    Label
  • Time
    5:36
    Artist
    Carl Jones
    Song
    Traveling Star
    Album
    Traveling Star
    Label
    Dittyville
  • Time
    5:41
    Artist
    Michael O'Domhnaill & Kevin Burke
    Song
    The Star of the County Down / Sweeney's Buttermilk / Jenny's Chicken's
    Album
    Celtic Christmas II - A Windham Hill Collection
    Label
  • Time
    5:44
    Artist
    Jeff Warner
    Song
    Long Time Traveling
    Album
    Long Time Travelling
    Label
  • Time
    5:48
    Artist
    John McCutcheon
    Song
    Old Christmas Morning/Breaking Up Christmas
    Album
    Winter Solstice
    Label
    Rounder
  • Time
    5:52
    Artist
    The Trail Band
    Song
    Last Month of the Year (Live)
    Album
    Christmas With the Trail Band: Live in Concert
    Label
    Trails End Productions
  • Time
    5:56
    Artist
    Jack White
    Song
    Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over
    Album
    Cold Mountain (Music from the Motion Picture)
    Label
    DMZ/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
  • Time
    6:01
    Artist
    The Beers Family
    Song
    Three Little Drummers
    Album
    Christmas with the Beers Family
    Label
    Legacy Recordings
  • Time
    6:04
    Artist
    The Chieftains
    Song
    The Arrival of the Wren Boys
    Album
    The Bells of Dublin
    Label
    RCA Victor
  • Time
    6:05
    Artist
    The Chieftains
    Song
    The Dingle Set (Dance)
    Album
    The Bells of Dublin
    Label
    RCA Victor
  • Time
    6:07
    Artist
    The Chieftains
    Song
    The Wren In the Furze
    Album
    The Bells of Dublin
    Label
    RCA Victor
  • Time
    6:09
    Artist
    Ian & Silvia
    Song
    Cutty Wren
    Album
    Greatest Hits
    Label
    Vanguard Records
  • Time
    6:13
    Artist
    Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown with Aidan Brennan
    Song
    A Winter Charm of Lasting Life
    Album
    A Winter Talisman
    Label
  • Time
    6:15
    Artist
    Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown with Aidan Brennan
    Song
    A Christmas Childhood
    Album
    A Winter Talisman
    Label
  • Time
    6:17
    Artist
    Yankee Clipper
    Song
    Hauling Home - Hornpipes
    Album
    Hauling Home
    Label
  • Time
    6:20
    Artist
    Misty River
    Song
    Bright Morning Stars
    Album
    Willow
    Label
    Misty River
  • Time
    6:23
    Artist
    Michael Martin Murphey
    Song
    The Cowboy Christmas Ball
    Album
    Cowboy Christmas - Cowboy Songs II
    Label
    Warner Bros.
  • Time
    6:26
    Artist
    Michael Martin Murphey
    Song
    Polka Medley: Good King Wenceslas/Under the Double Eagle/Red Wing/Golden Slippers
    Album
    Cowboy Christmas - Cowboy Songs II
    Label
  • Time
    6:29
    Artist
    The Watersons
    Song
    Apple Tree Wassail
    Album
    For Pence and Spicy Ale
    Label
    Topic
  • Time
    6:31
    Artist
    Shanghaied on the Willamette
    Song
    Christmastime in Oregon
    Album
    Christmastime in Oregon
    Label
    Shanghaied on the Willamette
  • Time
    6:35
    Artist
    Carl Jones
    Song
    Down the Road
    Album
    Traveling Star
    Label
    Dittyville
  • Time
    6:38
    Artist
    Blackthorn
    Song
    The Pullet/The Hard Road / Billy Wilson's
    Album
    Singing the Travels
    Label
    Independent
  • Time
    6:43
    Artist
    Tiller's Folly
    Song
    When I Pass This Way Again
    Album
    Go the Road
    Label
    Raincoast Records
  • Time
    6:45
    Artist
    The Fretless
    Song
    Star Monster (Live)
    Album
    Live from the Art Farm
    Label
    Independent
  • Time
    6:50
    Artist
    Michael Martin Murphey
    Song
    I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day/Old Time Christmas
    Album
    Cowboy Christmas
    Label
    Warner Records
  • Time
    6:52
    Artist
    The Red Clay Ramblers
    Song
    Queen Of Skye
    Album
    Rambler
    Label
    Sugar Hill Records
  • Time
    6:56
    Artist
    Ashley Hutchings
    Song
    Jupiter's Return / Bold Eric / Tailor's Buttons
    Album
    Grandson of Morris On
    Label
    Talking Elephant Records

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