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Margaret Ashworth

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Margaret Ashworth is a retired national newspaper journalist. She runs the Subbing Clinic in a hopeless attempt to keep up standards, and co-runs A & M Records where she indulges her passion for 60s pop.

A carol a day: Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending

We are repeating last year’s series on Christmas carols. This was first published on December 23, 2018. OUR penultimate...

A carol a day: See Amid the Winter’s Snow

We are repeating last year’s series on Christmas carols. This was first published on December 21, 2018. LIKE In the...

A carol a day: In Dulci Jubilo

I AM pretty sure that In Dulci Jubilo has the distinction of being the only Christmas carol to reach the top ten in the...

Two carols for today: The Holly and the Ivy/Sans Day Carol

We are repeating last year’s series on Christmas caols. This was first published on December 19, 2018.  TWO for...

A carol a day: As with Gladness Men of Old

We are repeating last year’s series about Christmas carols. This was first published on December 18, 2018.

Why do we call it Boxing Day?

LIKE most traditions, the origin of Boxing Day is unclear. The prevalent theory is that the day after Christmas used to be...

A carol a day: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

WHILE Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night is one of the most enduring and popular carols, and probably one of the most parodied. I...

A Carol a day: O Come All Ye Faithful

We are repeating last year’s series on Christmas carols. This was first published on December 16, 2018.  NO carol...

A carol a day: We Three Kings of Orient Are

We are repeating last year’s series on Christmas carols. This was first published on December 15, 2018 THERE are...

A Christmas serenade

While I was roaming around YouTube for my series on Christmas carols, I came across the charming custom of the choral scholars...

A carol a day: I Saw Three Ships

ONE of the cheeriest carols is I Saw Three Ships. It was first published in 1833 but had been around for centuries...

A carol a day: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

BEFORE I started writing this series, I had no idea that many of our favourite carols originated in the United States. Following...

A carol a day: God rest you merry, gentlemen

We are repeating last year’s series about Christmas carols. This was first published on December 12, 2018. AT the...

A carol a day: O Little Town of Bethlehem

We are repeating last year’s series about Christmas carols. This was first published on December 11, 2018.  THE words of this carol...

A carol a day: The Coventry Carol

We are repeating last year’s series about Christmas carols. This was first published on December 10, 2018. AS requested by TCW reader Charles Dawne,...

A carol a day: Good King Wenceslas

We are repeating last year’s series about Christmas carols. This was first published on December 9, 2018.  I HAVE always thought...

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