FolkCast ShowNotes

The Last Hurrah! 2.016

Updated every year, this is the ever-expanding, ever-improving mix of music for a fiery New Year's Eve,
full of drinking songs, tradition, jigs, reels, hangovers and repentance!

Latest revision: December 2016
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Music for a fiery New Year's Eve, featuring tales of drinking and ritual arson.
Ring out the old, ring in the new with The Last Hurrah, from
and have a Happy New Year!

FolkCast Theme Music: Fisherman's Priest by Ken Nicol
Your host is Phil Widdows

Stonehaven Fireballs
Stonehaven Fireball Festival

Tar Barrels In Allendale
Tar Barrels Ceremony
Music featured:

  1. Hour by Manran - from the album "An Da La - The Two Days" (released January 2017)

  2. Snow Falls by Whapweasel - from the album "Festivalis" (2012)

  3. Landlord by Blackbeard's Tea Party

  4. Bring Us In Good Ale by Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

  5. The Stonehaven Fireballs by Life And Times

  6. 100 Pipers / Rockin' All Over The World by The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

  7. One Bourbon, One Scotch And One Beer by John Lee Hooker - from the album "House Of The Blues" (1960)

  8. The Drinkers by Swill And The Swaggerband

  9. Just The One by The Levellers / The Levellers & Bellowhead

  10. Let Your Back And Sides Go Bare by Ninebarrow - from the album "Releasing The Leaves" (2016)

  11. This Last Year by Krista Di Gregorio

  12. New Year by 100 Mile House

  13. Tar Barrel In Dale by The Unthanks

  14. New Year's Day by Mary Chapin Carpenter

  15. Last Day Of The Year by Reid Jamieson

  16. Happy New Year by Lightnin' Hopkins - single release (1958)

  17. This Year Next Year by Oysterband

  18. Wee Drappie O't by Findlay Napier and The Bar Room Mountaineers

  19. Glorious Year by Moulettes

  20. Here Come The Bells by Eddi Reader

  21. Midnight Chimes by Heavy Mellow

  22. Auld Lang Syne Boogie by The Freddie Mitchell Orchestra

  23. Happy New Year by Spike Jones and his City Slickers

  24. The Midnight Clear by Robb Johnson & The Irregulars

  25. Carol For The New Year by Nowell Sing We Clear

  26. Hogmanay by Peter Nardini

  27. Drinking Song and Stool Of Repentance by The Duncan McFarlane Acoustic Band

  28. Happy New Year by Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass

  29. The Auld Lang Syne Megamix featuring The Rock Tones -  Sufjan Stevens - North Sea Gas - Barenaked Ladies -
    Caribbean Island Steel Drum Troupe - John Holt - B.B. King - Red Hot Chilli Pipers - Girlschool -
    Jimmy Shand - James Taylor - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

  30. Closing Time (written by Leonard Cohen) by Fairport Convention - from the album "Jewel In The Crown" (1995)

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