In the bleak midwinter

by Halfwitch

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The coldest of carols, with some acoustic guitar and pedal mandolin to keep the lonely banjo company.

Thanks to the construction work in my backyard for making a buzz I could never quite lose, and inspiring the addition of fire sounds.

Someday soon we all will be together, if the fates allow.
Merry Xmas.


released December 24, 2020
English poet Christina Rossetti wrote the words as a poem published in 1872. English composer Gustav Holst set it to music in 1906. I picked it up from Chrissy and changed the occasional word that was a stretch too far for my heart.




Wychwood Ottawa, Ontario

We're a duo who self-identify only half-jokingly as “the world’s first blackgrass band.” Chrissy Steinbock and Tim Kitz both sing and play guitar, as well as fake their way through banjo, accordion, saw dobro, harmonica, and probably a few other forgotten instruments. ... more

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