Hallicher Nei Yaahr CD
Hallicher Nei Yaahr compact disc, a 2011 production, includes 18 selections. The New Year Wish, a “sing-song” Pennsylvania Dutch blessing, is followed by hymns and instrumental folk songs including Home Sweet Home, Golden Slippers, Grandfathers Clock, Auld Lange Syne among others. The cover art is done by Peter V. Fritsch.
The New Year’s Wish, a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, was a trademark of the late Peter V. Fritsch and his father, J. P. Fritsch. The 2019 calendar paid tribute to Peter and his artwork. Following Peter’s death in 2015, the tradition was continued by Michael and Linda Hertzog.