16 December, 2009


Deep culture

A filler package on the Today programme this morning ruminated on the apparently emerging status of Chris Rea's Driving home for Christmas as a recognized carol. A somewhat bemused Rea along with Rev Ian Bradley as expert witness were lined up to talk to Sarah Montague.

Asked about the history of carols, Rev Ian tells us that carols, which seemingly originated in Roman pagan worship,
... were adopted by the Church quite late actually, as late as the fifteenth century
Appreciative chuckle from Rea in the background.

Deep culture.

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