Nowell Sing We Clear was developed by Tony Barrand in 1975 to present the traditional music of Christmas: the story of Jesus as preserved in (mostly English) folksong, and customs such as wassailing and mummer's plays associated with the midwinter season. The performers are Tony Barrand, John Roberts, Fred Breunig and Andy Davis (who replaced original member Steve Woodruff), and they still present this show annually, mostly in and around New England.
This particular recording, one of our most popular, is a sampler from the earlier LPs, all now out of print.. This album, like their other recordings, features four-part a capella harmony as well as arrangements featuring fiddle, accordion, concertina, banjo and drum. This recording is NOT a selection from other NOWELL SING WE CLEAR CDs, which were all recorded later.
Complete lyrics and notes to this and all our recordings are on the Golden Hind website at http://www.goldenhindmusic.com.
NOTE: We use the older English spelling "Nowell" for our name. Searches on "Noel Sing We Clear" may not find us - and we wouldn't want that to happen!