December 9, 2000
Live from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street in New York City, A Prairie Home Companion welcomes Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham, Irish singer Susan McKeown, opera diva Cheryl Studer, the New York Revels and a special guest appearance by Emmylou Harris.

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03:40GK NY Talk
06:20I'm Gonna Go Out There and Make Believe I'm President; GK & Band
08:06Applause, GK Introduces Currently Employed Band
08:25Wang Wang Blues - Currently Employed Band
10:59Applause, GK Back Announce
11:18GK Talks About Christmas Revels/Strand Singers
12:40Miss Hoolihan's Christmas Cake
15:18Applause, GK Back Announce
15:33GK Introduces Next Piece
15:55Winter Evergreen
17:39GK Talk, Thanks Cynthia and David, Introduces Morris Dancers
19:38Lilleburlero - Morse Dance
21:38Applause, GK Back Announce
22:12Anna Karenina Script
24:58Applause, GK Talk
25:22Duct Tape Script
29:30Applause, GK Talk
29:47The Hamptons Script
30:50Applause, GK Talks to Pat Donohue
31:18That'll Be Alright - Pat Donohue and Band
34:46Applause, GK Back Announce
35:01Powdermilk Biscuit Break
36:31Applause, GK Introduces and Talks to Susan and Johnny
38:19The Hare's Lament
41:00Applause, Johnny Talks About Poem
42:06Summer is By; The Snows They Melt the Soonest
46:20Applause, GK Back Announce
46:45GK Talks about Cheryl and Emmylou
47:52Election Day 2000 Script
54:55Applause, GK Introduces Emmylou Harris
55:12Red Dirt Girl - Emmylou Harris and Band
59:13Applause, EmmyLou Introduces Band
101:00My Baby Needs A Shepherd - Emmylou Harris and Band
104:00Applause, GK Back Announce, Talk About Second Half
104:53There'll Be Some Changes Made - Intermission
108:43Applause, Welcome Back to the Second Half
111:52GK Talks to Cheryl Studer
116:15Zueignung (DEDICATION) - Cheryl Studer
117:51Applause, GK Back Announce
121:22GK Back Announce, Talk to Emmylou Harris
123:36Boy From Tupelo - Emmylou Harris and Band
126:56Applause, GK Back Announce
145:44Applause; Julia - piano solo
147:57Applause, GK Back Announce, Intro Susan and Johnny
148:50Through the Bitter Frost and Snow
151:52Applause, GK Back Announce
152:25This American Life of Mine Script
153:36Applause, GK Into Joy, Joy, Joy
156:13Applause, Thank Yous, Credits
157:41Fiddle Playoff

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Emmylou Harris David Jones
Susan McKeown Johnny Cunningham
The Morris Dancers Cheryl Studer

Guest Information
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Johnny Cunningham
  • Susan McKeown
  • Cheryl Studer
  • New York Revels
  • Scripts
  • Anna Karenina
  • Duct Tape
  • The Hamptons
  • Election Day 2000
  • Ketchup
  • This American Life of   Mine

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