Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas song: Dear Little Stranger

I enjoyed this video of the old and not-often-heard Christmas song, "Dear Little Stranger".



The folk singer Kate Campbell does a beautiful version of this song on her album Wandering Strange. I like the connection of the Christ child with the stranger, the foreigner in this song.

The version on this video is apparently a medieval-style arrangement because it's from a Boar's Head Festival at Christ Church, Cincinnati. Their website has an interesting explanation of the tradition of the Boar's Head Festival.

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