Scandinavia To San Diego 12-27-11
Happy Xmas War Is Over - John Whiffin - Poppies - Great Ono/Lennon song for the season.
The Green Fields of France - John McDermott - The Danny Boy Collection - Eric Bogle anti-war anthem.
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Audrey Auld - Billabong Songs - "With respect to those, both native and immigrant, upon whose bones Australia rests."
There Were Roses - Danny Quinn - Tis A Fine Soft Day - listener request, a wonderful Tommy Sands ballad.
Destroyed - Within Temotation - Memories - Dutch symphonic rock bend.
Cliffs of Dooneen - Heirloom - Road to the Isles
Fragile - Kerli - Love Is Dead - Kerli Koiv was born in Elva, Estonia.
Failure - Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim - Laura, originally from Hanpshire, England was an original member of Noah and the Whale.
At The Break of Day - John Renbourn - Traveller's Prayer - Renouned guitarist; this song you may recognize as Be Thou My Vision.
The Grey Funnel Line - Maddy Pryor & June Tabor - Troubadours of British Folk - Pryor & Tabor released duet albums as the "Silly Sisters".
Fairytale of New York - Pogues/Kristy MacColl - another appropriate song for the season.
Imagine - Rise - Uncertain Wonders - Scottish band covers my favorite Lennon tune in nice fashion.
Varen - Sissel - In Symphony -
Blue Topaz - Natasha Koroleva - Collection - Russian pop star born Natalia Vladimirovna Porivay.
Sonata For Piano - Ivan Eftimov - Music Without Borders -among the most outstanding representatives of the Bulgarian piano school.
Atlas Air - Massive Attack - Heligoland - their hypnotic sound -- a darkly sensual and cinematic fusion of hip-hop rhythms, soulful melodies, dub grooves, and choice samples -- set the pace for much of the dance music to emerge throughout the 1990s. Image from Atlas Air video.
Lyckolegend (Legend of Joy) - Ralph Lundsten - Nordic Light - Swedish composer of electronic music, as well as a film director.
Healer - Rumer - Seasons of My Soul - Rumer was born Sarah Joyce on 3 June 1979 in Pakistan, the youngest of seven children.
8-bitarspolskan - Sagor & Swing - Orgelplaneten - a Swedish instrumental duo that fused disparate musical genres such as jazz, electronic music, and Scandinavian folk music.
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros - Inni - an Icelandic post-rock band with classical and minimalist elements. The band is known for its ethereal sound.
Fox On The Run - Country Bandists - Yak Ori Lujku Pri Lujku - Russian bluegrass to end the show today.