Carols and other seasonal music will be just one of many styles ignored in this week’s show. It likes to exist in its own space regardless, but the show is still aware that the year’s end is nearby, so the time is at least right for a few musical highlights of the year.
Not in the sense of a “best of” as it’s an impossible concept, but more of a “here’s some stuff that came my way in 2016 that I liked enough to play a few times”. There’s enough such material to spread over a few shows, starting this week.
This won’t neglect any newer releases that appear in the meantime, of course. Or indeed any feature rarities, which this week will involve some mid-90s Irish folk / rock / ska from the Big Geraniums.