What are your 10 favorite original folk albums of this decade? Here are my suggestions:
Woman's Heart Outstanding collection of female artists. The lead song by Elenor McCoy cathces the ear, but is by no way the strongest performance. My favorites is Dolores Keane's verion of Paul Brady's "The Island"
The Fire Aflame Irish instrumentalists, lead by legendary ullian piper Lyam O'Flynn, in a very good album
Christy Moore - Live at the Point Less than seeing Christy at consert yourself, but much much more than his studio CDs. Nice versions of "Nancy Spain", "Black is the Colour", "Ride on" and other favorites, with huge amounts of wit in between.
Ed Miller - At home with the Exciles Scotsman/Texan Ed Miller sings old and new Scottish songs, including a very good version of Adam McNaughtan's "Yellow on the Broom"
Dougie MacLean - Tribute Dougie's tribute to Robert Burns, Niel Gow and Robert Tannahill. IMHO the best male voice in the world.
Aly Bain - Lonely Bird Shetland fiddler Aly Bain's solo CD with Shetland/Scottish tunes.
North Sea Music Songs and tunes from Scotland, Shetland and Scandinavian countries. Shows the common heritage very nicely.
Bukkene Bruse Nice introduction to Norwegian folk music by three famous folk musican (Arve Moen Bergseth, Steinar Ofstad and Annbjørg Lien) Lien is a fenomenal Hardanger fiddle player
Altan - Blackwater Lots of energy as always from the marvelous Donnegal band, as well as some nice songs from Mairhead.
Brian McNeill - Back o' the North Wind Scottish multiinstrumentalist and songwriter Brian MacNeill's tribute to Scottish emigrants. Brilliant!
Post your own suggestions!