Thursday, December 25, 2008

More songs of joy and peace

A perennial favorite this time of year, 'round Nocturnes Corner, the song "Christmas in the Trenches" by Folksinger John McCutcheon re-tells quite eloquently the story of the spontaneous 'Christmas Truce' of 1914.

Read more on the history of this extraordinary event here and here - and enjoy John McCutcheon's performance.

(All quiet on the Western Front . . .)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Nocturne for Christmas Eve . . .

The Joni Mitchell composition "River" as performed by Sarah McLachlan.

(Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on)