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My Favourite Albums

Favourites of 2023 / 2022 / 2021 / 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / earlier

> English Folk Music > 2023 Favourites

Melrose Quartet: Make the World Anew (Melrose Quartet MQCD05) Melrose Quartet, Make the World Anew, CD, Melrose Quartet MQCD05, 22 September 2023

Frankie Archer: Never So Red (Frankie Archer) Frankie Archer, Never So Red, CD EP, Frankie Archer, 3 November 2023

Nick Hart & Tom Moore: The Colour of Amber (Slow Worm SWR005)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Album of the Year 2023 ***

Nick Hart & Tom Moore, The Colour of Amber, CD, Slow Worm SWR005, 22 November 2023

Georgia Shackleton: Harry’s Seagull (Georgia Shackleton) Georgia Shackleton, Harry’s Seagull, CD, Georgia Shackleton, 30 November 2023

The Furrow Collective: We Know by the Moon (Hudson HUD044LP) The Furrow Collective, We Know by the Moon, CD, Hudson HUD044CD, 27 November 2023

> English Folk Music > 2022 Favourites

Megan Henderson: Pilgrim Souls (Mega Henderson MHM01CD) Megan Henderson, Pilgrim Souls, CD, Megan Henderson Music MHM01CD, 2022

Nick Hart Sings Ten English Folk Songs (Roebuck RRCD003) Nick Hart, Sings Ten English Folk Songs, CD, Roebuck RRCD003, 2022

Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones: A Year Too Late and a Month Too Soon (Splid SPLIDCD29) Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones, A Year Too Late and a Month Too Soon, CD, Splid SPLIDCD29, 2022

Kim Carnie: And So We Gather (Càrn CÀRN001) Kim Carnie, And So We Gather, CD, Càrn CÀRN001, 2022

Janice Burns & Jon Doran: No More the Green Hills (Janice Burns & Jon Doran JBJD002)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Album of the Year 2022 ***

Janice Burns & Jon Doran, No More the Green Hills, CD, Janice Burns & Jon Doran JBJD002, 2022


The Watersons: Frost and Fire (Topic TTSLP004)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Reissue of the Year 2022 ***

The Watersons, Frost and Fire: A Calendar of Ceremonial Folk Songs, 45rpm LP, Topic TTSLP004, 2022

> English Folk Music > 2021 Favourites

Staran: Staran (STARAN01CD)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Album of the Year 2021 ***

Staran, Staran, CD, Staran STARAN01CD, 2021

Alasdair Roberts og Völvur: The Old Fabled River (Drag City DC788CD) Alasdair Roberts og Völvur, The Old Fabled River, CD, Drag City DC788CD, 2021

Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan: Still As Your Sleeping (Hudson HUD025CD) Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan, Still As Your Sleeping, LP/CD, HUD025LP/CD, 2021

Cara: Grounded (artes ARCD5030) Cara, Grounded, CD, artes ARCD5030, 2021

Mànran: Ùrar (Mànran MAN05) Mànran, Ùrar, CD, Mànran MAN05, 2021

> English Folk Music > 2020 Favourites

Sam Sweeney: Unearth Repeat (HUD019CD) Sam Sweeney, Unearth Repeat, CD/LP, Hudson HUD019CD/LP, 2020

Jack Sharp: Good Times Older (From Here SITW015CD) Jack Sharp, Good Times Older, CD, From Here SITW015CD, 2020

Findlay Napier & Gillian Frame: The Ledger (Cheery Groove CHEERY008)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Album of the Year 2020 ***

Findlay Napier & Gillian Frame with Mike Vass, The Ledger, CD, Cheery Groove CHEERY008, 2020

Fay Hield: Wrackline (Topic TSCD608) Fay Hield, Wrackline, CD, Topic TSCD608, 2020

Jenny Sturgeon: The Living Mountain (Hudson HUD021CD) Jenny Sturgeon, The Living Mountain, CD/LP, Hudson HUD021CD/LP, 2020

> English Folk Music > 2019 Favourites

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer: Twelve Months and a Day (Wet Foot WFM190201) Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Twelve Months and a Day, CD, Wet Foot WFM190201, 2019

Nick Hart Sings Nine English Folk Songs (Roebuck RRCD002) Nick Hart, Sings Nine English Folk Songs, CD, Roebuck RRCD002, 2019

The Dovetail Trio: Bold Champions (GR! GRR009) The Dovetail Trio, Bold Champions, CD, GR! GRR009, 2019

Malinky: Handsel (Greentrax CDTRAX402)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Album of the Year 2019 ***

Malinky, Handsel, 2 CD, Greentrax CDTRAX403, 2019

Marisa Jack & Davy: Bring Us In (Marisa Jack & Davy MJDCD01) Marisa Jack & Davy, Bring Us In, CD, Marisa Jack & Davy MJDCD01, 2019


Folk och Rackare: Rackarspel (YTF YTF-50241)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Reissue of the Year 2019 ***

Folk och Rackare, Rackarspel, DL, Caprice, 2019

> English Folk Music > 2018 Favourites

The Rheingans Sisters: Bright Field (RootBeat RBRCD39) The Rheingans Sisters, Bright Field, CD, RootBeat RBRCD39, 2018

Iona Fyfe: Away From My Window (Cairnie IF18AWAY) Iona Fyfe, Away From My Window, CD, Cairnie IF18AWAY, 2018

David Milton: Songs From the Bell Man (Story STREC1801) David Milton, Songs From the Bell Man, CD, Story STREC1801, 2018

Sophie Crawford: Silver Pin

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Album of the Year 2018 ***

Sophie Crawford, Silver Pin, CD, Sophie Crawford, 2018

The Furrow Collective: Fathoms (Hudson HUD015CD) The Furrow Collective, Fathoms, CD, Hudson HUD015CD, 2018


Peter Bellamy: The Maritime Suite (Fellside FECD284)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Reissue of the Year 2018 ***

Peter Bellamy, The Maritime Suite, CD reissue w/ bonus tracks, Fellside FECD284, 2018

> English Folk Music > 2017 Favourites

Lisa Knapp: Till April Is Dead (Ear to the Ground ETTGM003CD) Lisa Knapp, Till April Is Dead, CD, Ear to the Ground ETTGM003CD, 2017

Rosie Hood: The Beautiful & the Actual (RootBeat RBRCD36) Rosie Hood, The Beautiful & the Actual, CD, RootBeat RBRCD36, 2017

Leveret: Inventions (RootBeat RBRCD38) Leveret, Inventions, CD, RootBeat RBRCD38, 2017

John Kirkpatrick: Coat-Tails Flying (Fledg’ling FLED 3104) John Kirkpatrick, Coat-Tails Flying, CD, Fledg’ling FLED 3104, 2017

Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp: The Poacher’s Fate (Broken Token TOKEN 002)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Album of the Year 2017 ***

Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp, The Poacher’s Fate, CD, Broken Token TOKEN 002, 2017

> English Folk Music > 2016 Favourites

Fay Hield: Orfeo (Topic TSCD586) Fay Hield, Old Adam, CD, Soundpost SOPO5003, 2016

Kim Edgar: Stories Untold (Quietly Fantastic QFM004) Kim Edgar, Stories Untold, CD, Quietly Fantastic QFM004, 2016

Lady Maisery: Cycle (RootBeat RBRCD33)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Album of the Year 2016 ***

Lady Maisery, Cycle, CD, RootBeat RBRCD33, 2016

The Furrow Collective: Wild Hog (Hudson HUD001CD) The Furrow Collective, Wild Hog, CD, Hudson HUD001CD, 2016

Arthur Knevett: Simply Traditional (Studio 1 Recordings ST1 501) Arthur Knevett, Simply Traditional, CD, Studio 1 ST1 501, 2016

> English Folk Music > 2015 Favourites

Malinky: Far Better Days (Malinky MM001) Malinky, Far Better Days, CD, Malinky MM001, 2015

Simpson Cutting Kerr: Murmurs Deluxe Edition (Topic TXCD591) Simpson·Cutting·Kerr, Murmurs, CD, Topic TSCD591, 2015

The Dovetail Trio: Wing of Evening (RootBeat RBRCD27)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Album of the Year 2015 ***

The Dovetail Trio, Wing of Evening, CD, RootBeat RBRCD27, 2015

Ange Hardy: Esteesee (Story STREC1659) Ange Hardy, Esteesee, CD, Story STREC1659, 2015


Bob and Ron Copper: Traditional Songs From Rottingdean (Fledg’ling FLED 3097)

*** Mainly Norfolk’s Reissue of the Year 2015 ***

Bob and Ron Copper, Traditional Songs From Rottingdean, CD reissue, Fledg’ling FLED 3097, 2015

> English Folk Music > Older Favourites

Fairport Convention: Liege & Lief (Island ILPS 9115) Fairport Convention, Liege and Lief, LP, Island ILPS9115, 1969

Steeleye Span: Below the Salt (Chrysalis 6307 508) Steeleye Span, Below the Salt, LP, Chrysalis CHR 1008, 1972

Lal & Mike Waterson: Bright Phoebus (Trailer LES 2076) Lal and Mike Waterson, Bright Phoebus, LP, Trailer LES 2076, 1972

Keith Dewhurst & The Albion Band<: Lark Rise to Candleford (Charisma CDS 4020) Keith Dewhurst and The Albion Band, Lark Rise to Candleford, LP, Charisma CDS4020, 1980

Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle: Of Moor and Mesa (Green Linnet GLCD 3087) Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle, Of Moor and Mesa, CD, Run River RRA CD 018, 1992

Martin Carthy: The Kershaw Sessions (Strange Roots ROOT CD2) Martin Carthy, The Kershaw Sessions, CD, ROOT CD2, 1994 (recorded 1987/88)

Bagpuss: The Songs & Music (Smallfolk SMF1) Bagpuss, The Songs & Music, CD, Smallfolk SMF1, 1998

Sandy Denny: No More Sad Refrains: The Anthology (Island CRNCD7) Sandy Denny, No More Sad Refrains: The Anthology, 2 CD, Island CRNCD7, 2000

The Witches of Elswick: Out of Bed (Fellside FECD180) The Witches of Elswick, Out of Bed, CD, Fellside FECD180, 2003

Deitsch: Königskinder (artes ARCD3037) Deitsch, Königskinder, CD, Artes ARCD3037, 2005

Waterson:Carthy with The Devil’s Interval: Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man (Topic TSCD562) Waterson:Carthy with The Devil’s Interval, Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man, CD, Topic TSCD562, 2006

Pilgrims’ Way: Wayside Courtesies (Fellside FECD239) Pilgrims’ Way, Wayside Courtesies, CD, Fellside FECD239, 2011

Fay Hield: Orfeo (Topic TSCD586) Fay Hield, Orfeo, CD, Topic TSCD586, 2012

James Findlay, Bella Hardy, Brian Peters, Lucy Ward: The Liberty to Choose (Fellside FECD257) James Findlay, Bella Hardy, Brian Peters, Lucy Ward, The Liberty to Choose: A Selection of Songs From The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs, CD, Fellside FECD257, 2013