Our 2016 Holiday CD Fundraiser!

Local Musicians Perform 19 Traditional & Original Holiday Songs. Proceeds benefit the Lambertville Historical Society.

We are thrilled this year to welcome a song from Lambertville Brass, which may sound familiar because the group has been playing carols in the city square each December for ten years, as well as giving concerts at other times throughout the area. “Lambertville is such a wonderful, walkable, little city and we feel the perfect outdoor venue for people to enjoy holiday music,” says Sharon Hallanan, a tenor horn player and Lambertville resident. This season, if you’re shopping or simply strolling through town, please take in Lambertville Brass.

Chris Zaic, another first-time contributor and a Lambertville resident, reflected on the season. “I think Christmas is the time when all bets are off and people can get along.” Amen, Chris.

For five years now, the Lambertville Historical Society has proudly brought the music of our neighbors into your homes. Happy holidays and all the best in 2017 from your friends in Lambertville!

Buy the CD (or CDs from previous years) here with a credit card or PayPal account and we will mail you a copy promptly. If you are a friend of one of the artists, enter the name in the Artist’s Name field so they can get credit. 

Or…. stop by one of these Lambertville shops to purchase one!   Blue Raccoon, Lambertville Trading Company, Bucks Coffee, J.B. Kline Music, Tirpoks, City Market.

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Or…. stop by these Lambertville shops to purchase one!

Blue Raccoon, Lambertville Trading Company, Bucks Coffee, J.B. Kline Music, Tirpoks, City Market.

Click here to stream a digital version of the album.

  1. “The Holly and the Ivy Medley” – Birdhouse Center for the Arts Not Just Nyckelharpa Orchestra

Nyckelharpa & Vocals: Bronwyn Bird; Guitar: Justin Nawn; Bass Concertina & Vocals: Lauren Bird; Foot bass: Michael Bird; Flute & vocals: Richard Finch; Penny whistle: Pam Gruno; Nyckelharpa: Diana Risel; Nyckelharpa: Sylvia Barrantes; Autoharp: AnnaLee Pauls.  www.birdhousecenter.org

  1. “Stand By the Holy Night” – Barry Peterson & Brad Staudle

Vocal: Brad Staudle; Electric guitar: J. B. Kline; Acoustic guitar: Barry Peterson; Piano & percussion: Pete DeMeo. Arranged by Barry Peterson. barrywritesyou@gmail.com

3. “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” – 519 South Band

Lead vocals: Laurie Vosburg; Electric lead guitar: Joe Hosey; Rhythm electric guitar: J.B. Kline; Drums: Sandy Campoli; Background vocals: Benj Janyzeski, Chris Chadwick; Background harmonies: Donna Lee Eller. River Dog Recording/produced by Joe Hosey. www.reverbnation.com/laurievosburg519southband

4. “Song for a Winter’s Night” – Barry and Brooks

Lead vocals and guitar: Mary Barry Freedman; Harmony vocals: Geri Brooks; Rhythm guitar: Justin Nawn; Fiddle: Larry Wohl. marybfreedman@gmail.com

5. “Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit” – The Back Porch Jugband

Vocals, dobro: John LaSala; Guitar, autoharp, banjo: Gary P. Cohen; Vocals, washtub bass, bowed psaltery, saw: Mark Toman. www.backporchjugband.com

6. “Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Santa P & the Elves

Elves: Thomas Florek, Joe Bezek, Doug Gentile, Laurie Papell, Judy Marchand, Larry Wohl, Mary Michaels, Marcia Tucker, Debbie Pisacreta, Shelly Lightman, Sean Tucker. www.TomandDoug.com

7. “Are You Makin’ Nice This Christmas?” – Deva Troy and Friends

Lead vocals: Deva Troy; Guitar arrangement and performance: J.B. Kline; Background vocals: Joe Hosey. Written by Deva Troy on Halloween 2015. www.devatroy.com

8. “This is Christmas Time” – John Beacher

Written, composed and performed by John Beacher. www.JohnBeacher.com

9. “Amber Fields: Promise of Love” – Spirit LIVE Orchestra

Music and acoustic guitar: Jeffrey Fadden; Lyrics and lead vocals: Ren Porter; Arco bass: David Paller; Keyboard: Peter Elston; Electric guitar: Arlie Proctor; Vocals and glockenspiel: Amala Viola; Mandolin and recorder: Allison Brown; Vocals, Wing vibe freenote, Taal hand cymbals, silver flute: Claudia Reeves ~ Clauje; Handmade drums: Jim Davidson. Recorded and mastered at Mountain Point Studio; Recording engineers: Mike Lozinski and Peter Elston. cvamuse@yahoo.com

10. “Sleigh Ride” – Ladies of Lambertville

Vocals: Holly Montgomery, Jane Paul, Kerry Kropp; Rhythm guitar: David Paul; Lead Guitar: Kenny Heller; Bass: David Haneman; Drums: Rick Kropp. Recorded at Hopetown Sound in Doylestown, PA; Produced by David Haneman and David Paul. www.facebook.com/ladiesoflambertville/

11. “Santa Baby” – Key of She

Vocals: Cheryl Wnek, Amy Raditz, Sue Jaques, Gail Rose, Melissa Quilty; Arrangement by Sue Jaques. Recorded and mastered by Matthew Rybinski from Hagens Recording Studio, Princeton, NJ. www.keyofshe.com

12. “Please Come Home for Christmas” – The Chris Zaic Blues Experiment

Guitar, vocals: Chris Zaic; Bass: Kenny Heller; Rhythm guitar: Barry Peterson. bluemoneycz@gmail.com

13. “We Need a Little Christmas” – Café Mocha

Vocal: Michele Crefeld; Guitar, autoharp, shaker: Gary Cohen. gpc2@comcast.net

14. “A Candle in Each Window” – Alan Rigoletto

Written, performed and recorded by Alan Rigoletto. www.alanrigoletto.com

 15. “I Could See Peace” – Carol Heffler

Written and performed by Carol Heffler. Additional keyboards and percussion: Rob Sands. www.carolheffler.com

16. “Holly King’s Dance” – River Speak

Mandolin: Allison Brown; Drums: Jim Davidson; Guitar: Barry Peterson; Silver flute, xylophone, tingsha, zills: Claudia Reeves ~ Clauje. Written by Allison M. Brown. riverspeak@jembe.com

17. “Greensleeves” – River City Healers

Violin: Daniella Fischetti; Bass: Pat Knapp; Accordion: Tony Kovatch; Guitar: Alan Rigoletto. www.facebook.com/thehealerstheband/

18. “Santa Clause Factor” – Chris Chadwick

Vocals and guitar: Chris Chadwick; Guitar: John Bushnell; Organ: Ed Wall. Written by Chris Chadwick. www.chrischadwick.net

19. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” – Lambertville Brass

Cornets: Sharif Sazzad, Joe Ciccone, Richard Fedosh; Tenor horns: Nancy Kays, Tracey Fedosh, Sharon Hallanan; Trombones: Eric Goldstein, Jonathan Clymer; Euphonium: Tom DeFalco; Tubas: Tom Spain, Dave Krahl. www.lambertvillebrass.org

Mastered by John Fachet of Sweet Creek Studios, www.sweetcreekstudios.com

Jacket design: Steve Wolock, River Graphics, www.rivergraphics.net

CD cover photo: “Lambertville area political event, circa 1960” from the Lambertville Historical Society archive

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission.