December 21, 1996
Live from Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with The Boys of the Lough, the Sonos Handbell Ensemble, and the Ypsilanti High School Chamber Singers.

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Recorded on December 21, 1996, from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Tishomingo (2:44)
Ann Arbor History/Blow Winter (7:13)(RA)
Ketchup Advisory Board (1:29)(RA)
GK introduces The Boys in the Lough/Tunes from the Shetland Islands (12:44)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (8:38)(RA)
GK introduces The Sonos Handbell Ensemble/Three Classics (15:04)
Guy Noir (6:44)(RA)
The Ypsilanti High School Chamber Singers (9:19)
Intermission (3:29)(RA)
Greetings (5:41)
Little Drummer Boy (2:54)(RA)
GK talks to The Boys in the Lough/Jig (6:44)
Monologue (19:38)(RA)
Pat Donahue/Donahue Blue (1:42)
The Sonos Handbell Ensemble, Bells of Joy (5:08)
The Ypsilanti High School Chamber Singers/Three Kings (1:57)
The Ypsilanti High School Chamber Singers/Carols (7:07)
-- THAT'S OUR SHOW FOR TONIGHT!

Guest Information
  • The Boys of the Lough
  • The Sonos Handbell Ensemble
  • The Ypsilanti High School Chamber Singers
  • Scripts
  • Ketchup
  • Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Guy Noir
  • Little Drummer Boy

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