Watch Friday, December 25, 2015 at 3pm on WMHT TV
Renowned folk singer Tommy Makem welcomes viewers for a concert of Christmas music with an Irish accent in A CHRISTMAS TRADITION WITH TOMMY MAKEM. Taped before an enthusiastic audience, the performance is an unforgettable evening of folk music, festivity and fellowship. Poems and stories, traditional carols, hymns and original songs evoke memories of Christmases past. Joining Makem are Maine-based folk trio Schooner Fare and Irish-American singer-songwriter Cathie Ryan, formerly with the all-women ensemble Cherish the Ladies. This concert includes two new original songs by Tommy Makem, "Wishes" and "Long Winter Nights." Other songs include: "Go Where I Send Thee," "The Holly Bears a Berry," "Old World Christmas" and "Auld Lang Syne."