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The Nightsingers of Brighton

A radio documentary about a tiny village in Newfoundland where residents sing an 18th century New Year's carol brought from Europe with the first Irish and English settlers

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Documentary maker: Chris Brookes

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The Nightsingers of Brighton

For generations villagers have walked from house to house, entered darkened kitchens after midnight, and have sung the carol as occupants listened in the darkness.

Producer Chris Brookes tracked down the village carolers and follows them on their rounds as they sing their medieval melodies.

Chris Brookes is an independent radio producer who lives and works in Newfoundland.

Further info on Chris' documentaries, click here

First Broadcast Sunday 21st December 2008

A radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

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