The Christmas Session

The Christmas Session

Apart from obvious tunes like Christmas Eve, The Turkey in the Straw (also known as The Nut Roast in the Straw) and The Frost is all Over, my selection of tunes would include:

The Musical Piste.
The Gander in the Sproutie Hole.
The Broken Sledge.
Jenny’s Welcome to Santa.

Any other suggestions out there?

Happy Christmas!

Martin

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A Carol Singer Cam Ta Wir Door Yaarmin’…

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Carolans Is Welcome

(I like Baileys and its clones, but do people in Ireland drink much of that stuff?)

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snowballs to the hall
the mason’s apron (with Christmas cake mix all over it)

ok ok that’s a pretty lame effort but so?

Merry Christmas for tomorrow!

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Carolans is horrid, I mean, wine! At least Baileys is proper spirits…

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The Maid Behind The Tree……The Star Of Munster-lem……idk, thats the best i’ve got!


merry christmas!!

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The Rein-ey Deer….


I tormented my fellow sessioneers last week by starting a set of polkas with Jingle Bells. Works quite well.

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Some of our favorites:

Snowman’s Fancy
I Berried my Wine
Geese in the Pot
Old Man Winter
Caroler’s Dream
Star above the Stable
Mug of Egg Nog
Lilting Reindeer
Merry Toysmith
The Old Fruitcake (all similiarities with actual persons are not entirely coincidental)

And for the Scrooges among us:
Banish Mistletoe


(from one of our more creative sessioneers) :D

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The Merry Elf
Mrs. Clause’s Reel
Sliegh Behind the Reindeer
Turkey in the Oven
Santa’s Favourite
Santa’s Bonnet

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Jenny Picking Pressies.

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Mine’s a Bailey’s on the rocks. Pint of porther…

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Then there’s:

Jenny Scoffing Pickles.
The Snowy Path.
Petiroast Goose.
Yule Harbour.
Santa is Coming.

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Oh, and the Floating Snowball.

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Some Chants de Noël / French Carols lend themselves well to being abused as dance tunes. Key mentioned "Jingle Bells" earlier, yeah, that was a must and a favourite. If I remember well we used an arrangement of the French carol "Ding Dong Merrilly" in a set with that and others, and we’d even break in with singing… Daft yes, but a hell of a lot of fun too… We used to also do a butchers special of different airs for "Away in a Manger"… We used to also play a ‘Christmas Bouree’, or a set of tunes for that?

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Give Me Your Stand,
Band,
Land…

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Whisky before breakfast, hic….

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Stuffing Up the Gander Hole

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The Sprouts And Ears Of America

(From NE England:)

The Sheep’s In The Oven, There’s Pies And There’s Quorn

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Old Shag You Have Killed Me, as performed by Wayne Rooney!

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Were You At The White Lightning?

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Saddle the Reindeer

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