Monday 13 December 2010
For Folk's Sake It's Christmas
I love Christmas but let's be honest, the music usually isn't cool. Happily the lovely people at For Folk's Sake, who know everything there is to know about good folk and good songs, have made their first album- and it's festive!
For Folk's Sake It's Christmas is available to download on a 'pay what you want' basis and is in aid of the Integrated Cancer Centre at King’s College London, which provides cancer care and undertakes research. Everyone involved in the album gave their time and considerable talents for free and together they've made a collection of songs that I am certain I will be listening to for many Christmases to come.
The full track listing is as follows:
1. Wise Children - I Saw Three Ships
2. Laura Hocking - I Am Christmas
3. Sam Airey - In The Bleak Midwinter/Lonely This Christmas
4. Dan Michaelson - Another Messy Christmas
5. Emily & The Woods - O Little Town Of Bethlehem
6. Evanjack - Homeward Bound For Christmas
7. Bears Den - We Three Kings
8. Tiny Birds - Christmas Is Where I'm From
9. Dear Winesburg - Cherry Tree Carol
10. Brooke Parrott - The Office Christmas Party
11. Josienne Clarke - Silent Night
12. Salwa Azar - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
You can listen to and download the tracks here.
All of the artists featured are really worth listening to- far more so than those who took over the media this weekend- so do check out their myspaces.
Do also follow For Folk's Sake's website and twitter feed for updates on all these artists and lots of other musical delights.