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Easter Songs Please

Alio 31 Mar 07 - 01:04 PM
Big Al Whittle 31 Mar 07 - 03:23 PM
Big Al Whittle 31 Mar 07 - 03:24 PM
Dave'sWife 31 Mar 07 - 03:32 PM
John MacKenzie 31 Mar 07 - 03:38 PM
Fidjit 31 Mar 07 - 04:15 PM
Fidjit 31 Mar 07 - 04:17 PM
John MacKenzie 31 Mar 07 - 04:19 PM
Jim Lad 31 Mar 07 - 07:01 PM
Alio 31 Mar 07 - 07:04 PM
Jim Lad 31 Mar 07 - 07:06 PM
Big Al Whittle 31 Mar 07 - 07:26 PM
Jim Lad 31 Mar 07 - 08:09 PM
Effsee 31 Mar 07 - 09:25 PM
Jim Lad 31 Mar 07 - 10:09 PM
Dave Earl 01 Apr 07 - 01:05 AM
Alio 01 Apr 07 - 06:27 AM
Leadfingers 01 Apr 07 - 07:00 AM
Jim Lad 01 Apr 07 - 07:06 AM
Alio 01 Apr 07 - 11:21 AM
masato sakurai 01 Apr 07 - 11:26 AM
Jim Lad 01 Apr 07 - 11:40 AM
Bat Goddess 01 Apr 07 - 12:59 PM
Severn 01 Apr 07 - 02:00 PM
Severn 01 Apr 07 - 02:57 PM
Dave'sWife 01 Apr 07 - 02:59 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 01 Apr 07 - 03:29 PM
nutty 01 Apr 07 - 03:58 PM
Tradsinger 01 Apr 07 - 04:26 PM
Severn 02 Apr 07 - 02:42 AM
Liz the Squeak 02 Apr 07 - 02:59 AM
Declan 02 Apr 07 - 06:37 AM
Amergin 02 Apr 07 - 09:12 AM
Charley Noble 02 Apr 07 - 04:23 PM
Declan 02 Apr 07 - 04:40 PM
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Subject: Easter Songs Please
From: Alio
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 01:04 PM

Can anyone give me some ideas for tracks I could play on Easter Monday please? I'm failing miserably here!
Ali


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 03:23 PM

Easter Carol from the Frost and Fire album by the Watersons. It starts off:-
The holly bears a berry......

Way back in the 1960's some coventry teenagers did a lovely song for passion play. It was popular at the time and went:-

gentle Christ, Son of God
They nailed him up to a cross of wood

I don't know where you'd get the music, but it really is lovely.

I'm no traddy, but doesn't the Bitter Withy have an Easter theme. perhaps I'm getting it mixed up with something else.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 03:24 PM

Lord of the Dance of course.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 03:32 PM

Is this for a secular performance or for church?


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 03:38 PM

Virgins Seven from the same Waterson's album.
G.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Fidjit
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 04:15 PM

Easter bonnet with al Andy's and Skipy's frills upon it!

Chas


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Fidjit
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 04:17 PM

Must be getting better. My humour is coming back.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 04:19 PM

Is it?


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Jim Lad
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 07:01 PM

We really need to know what it's for. There was a little historical event back in 1916 which some of us are aware of. Your reply would certainly influence the input.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Alio
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 07:04 PM

Sorry - I was watching TV!!
It's for the folk programme I present for Oldham Community Radio - so either sacred or secular I guess. Just a good mix of songs / tunes.
Ali


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Jim Lad
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 07:06 PM

Uhuh! Well that sounds great. Jeeze is that the time? I'll away!


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 07:26 PM

Well the Foggy Dew by the dubliners.

April Showers by Al Jolson


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Jim Lad
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 08:09 PM

Sorry, secular, meaning separated "By" or "From" religion?


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Effsee
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 09:25 PM

"As down the glen one Easter morn...."


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Jim Lad
Date: 31 Mar 07 - 10:09 PM

Alio's watching the telly again. I'm out.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Dave Earl
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 01:05 AM

A week before Easter from the Copper family is considered appropriate down here in Sussex!!

Dave


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Alio
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 06:27 AM

Jim Lad - no, I wsn't watching the telly again! I wasn't sure hopw helpful your responses were! But thanks very much to Breton Cap and Wee Little Drummer - I'm sure I've got those somewhere. And Effsee also!

Ali


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 07:00 AM

Nice cheerful little ditty -'The Easter Tree' !


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Jim Lad
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 07:06 AM

You want rebel songs or not?


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Alio
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 11:21 AM

Anything you can think of - I've been struggling!


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 11:26 AM

See Lent-Easter Hymns by Theme.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Jim Lad
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 11:40 AM

I'll bet if you search "Songs, Easter Uprising", your computer will grind to a halt with the volume. I'll try it later if I get the chance.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 12:59 PM

I always try to sing "Innocent Hare" in honor of our Easter dinner of choice.

;-)

Linn


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Severn
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 02:00 PM

John Roberts & Tony Barrand have an album out called "To Welcome In The Spring", originally an LP on Front Hall Records (FHR-022) but now reissued on CD on Golden Hind Music (GHM 205). It is a live recording and it utilizes the same cast as is used for the Nowell Sing We Clear recordings that they do, but focuses on the coming of spring as expressed in British song.

Waterson-Carthy's CD "Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man" (Topic TSCD562)has "Christ Made A Trance" and "When Jesus Wept The Falling Tear"

"Christ Made A Trance" as performed by Martin Carthy also makes an appearence on The anthology "All through The Year-A Calendar In Music & Song" (Green Linnet GLCD 3069), as does Jay Turner's "The First Day Of Spring" if that qualifies.



Al Grierson's "The Ressurection" off of "A Candle For Durruti" (also recorded by Ray Wylie Hubbard) and Phil Ochs'"The Crusifixtion off "Pleasures Of The Harbor" might offer some alternative views.

The Soundtrack of "Easter Parade" w/ Astaire & Garland was issued on a twofer LP by MGM when they were reissuing all their musicals.

John Fahey had an all hymns LP of guitar instrumentals on Takoma called "Yes Jesus Joves Me" that included a version of "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today" and probably has a few others you can use. He also recorded "I Am The Ressurection" on "The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death"


Hope some of these help you rise to the occaision.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please( to egg you on further)
From: Severn
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 02:57 PM

Then there's the realms of Country and Bluegrass to mine from. Here's a few of the more obvious:

"Tramp On The Street"-Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, Jack Elliot, Joan Baez and many others.

"The Cry From The Cross"-Title song from a Ralph Stanley sacred album.

"We Shall Rise"-Joe Val & The New England Bluegrass Boys, The Sauceman Brothers, Stanley Brothers

"Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?"-Seldom Scene, Johnny Cash (w/ The Carter Family), Tennessee Ernie Ford, Stanley Bros. and plenty more.

"Carpenter Of Wood"-The Bluegrass Cardinals (A very nice contemporary piece-worth hunting up!)

.....Can PM album whereabouts on a few of these if needed.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 02:59 PM

Emmylou Harris did a nice bluegrass version of "We Shall Rise" on her album Angel Band - very nice song for easter being about resurrection. It's up-tempo and not too formal.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 03:29 PM

George is 'standing over me with a whip' so I need to tell you that our little Easter film, "Ballad for Easter" has been posted on Youtube. We had access and permissions for all the James Tissot paintings, and he had done a beautiful Easter series-took him five years to tell the story.

I did a sort of musical commentary for it; we went to a recording studio with a friend who played recorder and guitar, and I played my dulcimer and sang the vocals. This was 1957. It was shown in our church, and once in a Canadian church- otherwise no one has seen it.

Well, springtime is here...Easter is coming. We hope you can see and enjoy the great paintings and my bit of music- and forgive me for talking about myself! To me the film is about the human condition, and the tragedy, the beauty, and the resiliance that is Life.

Love to all, Jean
PS: go to youtube, type in either George Pickow or Jean Ritchie, and you'll find, "Ballad for Easter," and several other of our (newer) videos.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: nutty
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 03:58 PM

pACE eGG sONGS??


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Tradsinger
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 04:26 PM

The Leaves of Life - May Bradley. Brilliant.

Tradsinger


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Subject: Re:Easter Songs(Side orders from Judas' Carryout)
From: Severn
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 02:42 AM

Two more Bluegrass classics:

"The Lord's Last Supper"--Don Reno & Red Smiley, Reno & Harrell, Bill Harrell

"The Man In The Middle"--Bill Grant & Delia Bell, Ralph Stanley

or even

"They Laid Jesus Christ In His Grave"--Woody Guthrie (on the Library Of Congress recordings), Cisco Houston


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 02:59 AM

Now the Green Blade Riseth - very old, possibly French in origin, can't remember who has recorded it. It's a lovely calming, reflective tune although it can go on a bit.

Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band have a CD - 'Sing lustily & with Good Courage' ISBN 5013133 438324 - that features gallery carols from the 18th and 19th Centuries. It includes such great Wesley singalongs as 'Light of the World', 'Away with our sorrow and care', And can it be?', 'Christ the Lord is ris'n today'; Buyans 'Who would true valour see', and lots of other good stompin' hymns.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Declan
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 06:37 AM

Jimmy McCarthy's Bright Blue Rose as recorded by Jimmy, Christy Moore and others is supposed to be an Easter Song. I don't really understand what its about but it has an Easter feel to it.

Gone Gonna Rise Again by Dick Gaughan, definitely secular but appropriate to the theme I think.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Amergin
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 09:12 AM

Stand Up for Judas


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 04:23 PM

Declan-

Would you be meaning "Gone Gonna Rise Again" by Si Kahn?

I agree it is a fine Easter song.

Another song of ressurection is "The Body in the Bag" but that would be a blatantly frivolous suggestion.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Declan
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 04:40 PM

Charley,

Yes I mean the song written by Si Khan.

I'm most familiar with Dick Gaughan's version of the song.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Alio
Date: 02 Apr 07 - 05:40 PM

Oh my God, thank you, thank you, thank you! I've now got loads of ideas - too many for a 1 hour programme! I've trawled through all my albums, and found several of these. And I'm definitely going to get hold of the Maddy Prior album, which sounds great - thanks Liz.
Ali


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: robinia
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 03:03 AM

Has no one mentioned Jean Ritchie's "Christ was born in Bethlehem" (verses go on to "down came an angel and rolled the stone away" . . . end with "go and tell your brethren, he's risen from the dead"). Is this perhaps the Appalachian song that an earlier post called her "Ballad for Easter"? Powerful (especially sung unaccompanied), very easy to sing along with (lots of repetition) and definitely "for Easter."


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: GUEST,Soundcatcher
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 05:24 AM

How about "They Whupped him Up The Hill" from Oh brother
That pretty much covers the whole easter thing from the crucifixion to the resurrection
Regards John


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Artful Codger
Date: 03 Apr 07 - 05:25 PM

"The Bunny Hop"?


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Apr 07 - 01:00 AM

That's a Jean Ritchie song that shouldn't be missed, folks! Ballad for Easter.

Jean, as ever, simplicity and beauty that takes my breath away. Thank you and George for sharing the beautiful paintings, but most of all your voice and song.

kat


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: ClaireBear
Date: 04 Apr 07 - 11:22 AM

I always sing Donovan's Lullaby of Spring at Easter. Not religious, apart from a passing reference to church bells, but the essence of nature's rebirth.

Claire


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 05 Apr 07 - 10:39 AM

Dave Bevis' The New Road - especially as sung by Martin Wyndham-Read; or Moses; or Quicksilver.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Arkie
Date: 06 Apr 07 - 11:29 PM

Sydney Carter's song Friday morning which is on the Lovely In the Dances CD. The Isaacs have recorded Christ Arose.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: AWG
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 09:26 AM

I haven't heard one person mention 'Here comes Peter Cottontail'. A TRUE classic if you ask me! I love the part about how he comes 'Hopping down the Bunny Trail' Classic !!


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: AWG
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 09:40 AM

Sorry, Im just in a humorous mood today, get to go easter egg hunting soon. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Arkie
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 09:51 PM

If you want hopping songs, how about Hop Along Peter.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: AWG
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 09:56 PM

How about 'hop along-Cassidy', wait a minute ...........


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 10:15 AM

I hope your show went well.


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Frogette
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 10:18 AM

did any mention Pace Egging song and All in the April Evening


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Jim Lad
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 10:25 AM

Happy Easter to all of you.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 10 Apr 17 - 06:55 AM

From Andy Turner's page of Easter & spring songs (click page to hear)
~

Week 33 – The Leaves of Life
Week 189 – The Holly Bears a Berry
Week 139 – There is a Fountain of Christ's Blood

~~~~~~~~~
Easter customs

Week 84 – Pace Egging Song
Tip Top Polka Bacup Britannia Coconut Dancers tune

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Spring

Week 243 – When Spring Comes In
Week 134 – The Birds in the Spring
Week 34 – The Banks of Sweet Mossen
Week 83 – A Week Before Easter

https://afolksongaweek.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/the-week-before-easter-the-morn-bright-and-clear/ 


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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 10 Apr 17 - 08:14 AM

Said Judas To Mary, S.Carter.
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Subject: RE: Easter Songs Please
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 10 Apr 17 - 08:31 AM

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