December 26th 2015-Christmas in the Round!

 

Bentall, Byrnes, Forbes, Mulligan, Northey, Ulrich, and Verreault (Image: supplied)
Bentall, Byrnes, Forbes, Mulligan, Northey, Ulrich, and Verreault (Image: supplied)

Many years ago on a CBC Radio show called Goldrush we used to celebrate Christmas by gathering in a studio and asking artists to share Christmas stories and songs.

The producer was the late Susan Englebert. This show is dedicated to her memory.

Two of the artists back then were Roy Forbes and Shari Ulrich.

Over the years we’ve always talked about how much fun it was and that we should do it again.

I never considered the possibilities UNTIL Roundhouse Radio signed on air in Vancouver and I was asked to do a one hour – 12-1PM arts and culture show.

Essentially singer/songwriters and bands playing live in studio.

As they came through I started to realize that it was possible to revive a tradition.

As Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes, Shaun Verreault, Jim Byrnes and Craig Northey passed through the studios I asked each if they would like to do Christmas in the Round.

They all said yes.

And so..here it is.

Recorded in the boardroom because we didn’t want to disturb the on air hosts and guests..we pushed back the furniture, dimmed the lights, opened some wines, spread out some food and had at it.

Jim Byrnes was up first because he was on stage  2 hours later  as Scrooge in a production of Bah Humbug!

Shari’s daughter Julia Graff was our audio engineer..talk about coming full circle.

With Thanks to our production group Monique McQueen and Cory Price.

ChefClaire.com and our friends at Haywire/Okanagan Crush Pad

(Please excuse the Roundhouse Radio references..FYI..when I use Stew interviews in Vancouver I always try and leave the CKUA references in)

Here’s the line – up

Jim Byrnes – Please come home for Christmas

Craig Northey – Christmas, baby please come home

Shari Ulrich – Hear the bells ring

Barney Bentall – Christmas must be Tonight

Shaun Verreault – Rockin around the Christmas Tree

Roy Forbes – Mincemeat Tart

 

Group Encore

The Huron Carole (Shari lead)

Santa Clause is back in town (Roy lead)

 

Christmas in the Round on Roundhouse Radio airs 

  • Wednesday Dec 23  Noon/9PM
  • Thursday Dec 24  Noon/7PM
  • Boxing Day December 26  Noon

And also on Boxing Day 5-7PM  on Mulligan Stew www.ckua.com

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

-TDM

 

PLAYLIST:

Its the Boxing Day edition of Mulligan Stew Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Christmas in the Round/Hour Two
Caravan (live) The Band and Van Morrison The Last Waltz
Mr Soul (live) Neil Young and Crazy Horse Year of the Horse
Season of the Witch (live) Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper/Steve Stills Live from F. EastThe lost concert
Its the Boxing Day edition of Mulligan Stew www.canadahouse.com Coming UP – Christmas in the Round/Hour Two
Knob and Tube Colin Linden Rich in Love
Its the Boxing Day edition of Mulligan Stew Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Coming UP – Christmas in the Round/Hour Two
Mercy Now Mike Ferris Shine for all the people
Someday baby Bob Dylan Bob Dylan
She’s got you Rhiannon Giddons Tomorrow is my turn
(You aint a cowboy) until you’ve been bucked off Corb Lund Cabin Fever
Its the Boxing Day edition of Mulligan Stew www.coyotesbanff.com Coming UP – Christmas in the Round/Hour Two
Anyhow Tedeschi Trucks Band Let me get by
Mulligan Stew – Year 20 Playlist at www.mulliganstew.ca Have a great New Years
Christmas in the Round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Please come home for Christmas Jim Byrnes Christmas in the Round
Christmas in the Round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio
Baby please come home Craig Northey
christmas in the round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio
Hear the bells ring Shari Ulrich
christmas in the round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio
Christmas must be tonight Barney Bentall
Deck the Halls REM
This is the Box Day edition of Mulligan Stew Playlist www.mulliganstew.ca
Christmas in the Round Live from Railtown on Roundhouse Radio
Rocking around the christmas Tree Shaun Verreault
Christmas in the Round
Mincemeat Tart Roy Forbes
Christmas in the Round
The Huron Carol Shari Ulrich
Christmas in the Round
Santa Clause is back in town Roy Forbes
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Thanks to Monique McQueen, Cory Price and Julia Graff
If we make it through December Blue Rodeo A Merrie Christmas to you

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