Nowell Sing We Clear!

Sunday, December 9, 2001

3:00 p. m.

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society

3800 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY

This will be the twenty-seventh touring season of Nowell Sing We Clear with its unusual songs, carols, stories, and customs.

Nowell Sing We Clear celebrates Christmas as it was known for centuries in Britain and North America

and as it continues in many places to the present.

The songs come from an age when the midwinter season was a time for joyous

celebration and vigorous expression of older, perhaps pagan, religious ideas.

While much of the singing is done in unaccompanied style,

the pageant is also stamped with the energetic dance band sound of fiddle,

button accordion, electric piano, drums, and concertina

and includes traditional step dancing.

Performers are John Roberts and Tony Barrand,

widely known for their lively presentations of English folk songs,

and Fred Breunig and Andy Davis,

well known in New England as dance callers and musicians.

Nowell Sing We Clear has become a regular part of the Christmas/Solstice season celebrations in many communities on the Eastern seaboard.

Contact: Maria Hosmer-Briggs, 315-445-2646, or

Tom Hosmer, 315-446-1990