The folk movement has always had an interesting influence on Christmas music.
Creating Christmas music will almost universally mean an artist has to go outside their comfort zone.
As long as there have been Christmas records, there have been solo instrumental Christmas records.
A young, talented country music singer – from an island where country was something you mostly heard on the radio – way outside her usual style.
There are certain contemporary traditions in which the 23rd of December is a day for airings of grievances.
Most of the Christmas records we review on this site are perennial classics, constantly reissued and treasured from generation to generation.
Christmas is meant to be a time of togetherness.
One of the fantastic things about that golden period in the early sixties, when so many of history’s great Christmas records were released, is that so many truly sophisticate
Folk revivals have happened with some regularity during the 20th century. It is a style which tends to come back into fashion a lot.
Alan Mills could elocute. He had a distinguished voice with authority. He was a classically trained operatic bass.