December 21, 2013 // Show #1425

In Merry Measure

Rob Fisher

Coming to you live this week from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street in New York City, it's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, pianist Rob Fisher, Bensonhurst carolers The DiGiallonardo Sisters, and vocalists Heather Masse and Aoife O'Donovan. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, musical director Rich Dworsky with the Saturday Night Band (Richard Kriehn, Dean Magraw, Ray Marchica, and Gary Raynor) and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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    Show Segments
    Listen to individual segments as listed below. Times may be edited for broadcast.

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:43 Hush Little Baby
    • 00:06:20 Christmas Medley: White Christmas/ O Come All Ye Faithful/ Christmas in the Jailhouse/ We Three Kings
    • 00:12:26 GK talks with the DiGiallonardo Sisters
    • 00:13:25 Christmas Island- DiGiallonardo Sisters and band
    • 00:15:52 Christmas Carol script (with The DiGiallonardo Sisters)
    • 00:28:00 The Holly and The Ivy- Aoife O'Donovan, Heather Masse, band
    • 00:30:07 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:43 GK talks with Heather Masse
    • 00:32:40 A Cradle in Bethlehem- Heather Masse and Richard Dworsky
    • 00:35:50 Tra Veglia e Sonno- Richard Kriehn and band
    • 00:37:34 Rocking Carol- The DiGiallonardo Sisters and Rob Fisher
    • 00:40:42 GK talks about the Sons of Knute polar bear plunge, O, Lutefisk
    • 00:45:00 On This Christmas Day- Garrison Keillor, Aoife O'Donovan, Heather Masse and band
    • 00:48:07 Joy To The World- The Saturday Night Band
    • 00:51:10 Christmas Tree- GK and band
    • 00:54:00 Klezmer Christmas Medley- Saturday Night Band
    • 00:56:50 Open script
    • 01:02:07 Intermission- Jingle Bell Rock
  • Segment 3
    • 01:05:00 Greetings
    • 01:09:00 Mittens- Heather Masse with Aoife O'Donovan and band
    • 01:12:05 Good King Wenceslas- GK and band
    • 01:14:20 Winter Wonderland- Richard Dworsky and Rob Fisher
    • 01:17:00 Xmas Scenes script
    • 01:30:30 Welsh Carol- Rob Fisher and Richard Kriehn
    • 01:34:00 Leise Rieselt Der Schnee- GK, sister, Heather, Aoife, band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:35:00 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:46:00 Cherry Tree Carol- Aoife O'Donovan with Heather Masse and The DiGis
    • 01:50:13 Short Attention Span Christmas Medley- Richard Dworsky
    • 01:53:00 Beautiful- GK/ Richard Dworsky
    • 01:58:00 We Wish You A Merry Christmas- GK and cast with audience

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