Chronology - notable folk albums 1958 - 2010

Original albums.

yearArtists.Album Title.
1958Margaret Barry Her Mantle So Green
1959Shirley Collins Sweet England
1960A.L. Lloyd England and Her Traditional Songs
1960Shirley Collins False True Lovers
1964Davy Graham Folk, Blues and Beyond
1965 Bert JanschBert Jansch
1966Martin Carthy Second Album
1966The Watersons The Watersons
1966The Young Tradition The Young Tradition
1967 Ewan MacColl and Bert LloydBlow Boys Blow
1967 Dave Swarbrick with Martin Carthy and Diz DisleyRags, Reels and Airs
1968 Fairport Convention Fairport Convention
1968 Fairport ConventionWhat We Did on Our Holidays
1968 PentangleSweet Child
1968 John RenbournSir John A Lot of Merry England
1968 Shirley CollinsPower of the True Love Knot
1969 Fairport ConventionLiefe and Lief
1969 Fairport ConventionUnhalfbricking
1969 PentangleBasket of Light
1969 Leo Rowsome Rí na bPíobairí - King of the Pipers
1970 Fairport ConventionFull House
1970 Steeleye SpanHark! The Village Wait
1970 Shirley and Dolly CollinsLove Death and The Lady
1970 FotheringayFotheringay
1970 TreesOn the Shore
1971 Steeleye SpanPlease to See The King
1971 Ashley Hutchings et alMorris On
1971 Anne BriggsAnne Briggs
1971 Tim Hart and Maddy PriorSummer Solstice
1971 Shirley Collins and AlbionNo Roses
1971 Fairport ConventionBabbacombe Lee
1972 Steeleye SpanBelow The Salt
1972 PlanxtyBlack Album (First album)
1972 Wolfe TonesLet the People Sing
1972 Lal and Mike WatersonBright Phoebus
1972 Barbara DicksonFrom the Beggar's Mantle
1972 Frankie ArmstrongLovely on the Water
1972 Cyril TawneyIn Port
1972 Barry DransfieldBarry Dransfield
1973 The Chieftains4
1973 Bert JanschMoonshine
1973 Jean RedpathFrae My Ain Countrie
1973 Joe BurkeTraditional Music of Ireland
1973 Steeleye SpanParcel of Rogues
1973 PlanxtyThe Well Below The Valley
1974 PlanxtyCold Blow and The Rainy Night
1974 Seamus EnnisForty Years of Irish Piping
1974 Jack the LadThe Old Straight Track
1974 Kilfenora Ceili BandIrish Traditional Fiddle Music
1975 The Chieftains5
1975 Bothy BandThe Bothy Band
1975 HorslipsDrive the Cold Winter Away
1975 McCalmansThe Smuggler
1975 High Level RantersThe Bonnie Pit Laddie
1976 June TaborAirs and Graces
1976 Andy Irvine and Paul BradyAndy Irvine/ Paul Brady
1976 John Kirkpatrick and Martin Carthy Plain Capers
1976 Archie FisherWill Ye Gang, Love
1976 De DannanDe Dannan
1976 Maddy Prior and June TaborSilly Sisters
1976 5 Hand Reel5 Hand Reel
1976 Mary BerginFeadoga Stain. Traditional Irish Music On The Tin Whistle
1976 Dransfield (Robin and Barry Dransfield) The Fiddler's Dream
1976 Albion Band Battle of the Field
1977 Fairport ConventionThe Bonny Bunch of Roses
1977 John RenbournMaid in Bedlam
1977 Peter BellamyThe Transports
1977 Jackie DalyMusic From Sliabh Luachra
1978AlbionRise Up Like the Sun
1979Dolores Keane and John FaulknerBroken-Hearted I'll Wander
1979Noel Hill and Tony Linnane Noel Hill and Tony Linnane
1979 Martin O'Connor The Connachtman's Rambles

The 1980s.

yearArtists.Album Title.
1980Battlefield BandHome is Where the Van Is
1980 Nic JonesPenguin Eggs
1980 Liam O'Flynn and Shaun DaveyThe Brendan Voyage
1980 Stockton's WingTake a Chance
1980 Alison Kinnaird The Harper's Gallery
1980 James Keane Roll Away The Real World
1980 John Doherty Bundle and Go
1980 Derek Bell Carolan's Favourite
1981 Dave SwarbrickSmiddyburn
1981 Dick GaughanA Handful Of Earth
1983 Brass MonkeyBrass Monkey
1984 The PoguesRed Roses for Me
1984 Kathryn TickellOn Kielder Side
1985 The PoguesRum Sodomy and the Lash
1985 KornogAr Seizh Avel (On Seven Winds)
1985 Tommy PeoplesThe Iron Man
1986 Patrick StreetPatrick Street
1986 BlowzabellaWall of Sound
1986 Home ServiceAlright Jack
1987 Maddy Prior and Carnival Band Tapestry of Carols
1987 Boys of the LoughFarewell and Remember Me
1987 Catherine-Ann MacPheeCànan Nan Gaidheal (The Language of the Gael)
1987 John WhelanFresh Takes
1988The PoguesIf I Should Fall From Grace With God
1988Paddy O'Brien Stranger at the Gate
1989Arty McGlynnLead the Knave
1989Arthur CormackRuith Na Gaoith (Chasing the Wind)
1989Frankie Gavin Frankie Goes To Town

The 1990s.

yearArtists.Album Title.
1990AltanRed Crow
1990Nightnoise The Parting Tide
1990 Anne Lister No Signposts
1991Sharon ShannonSharon Shannon
1991Brian McNeillThe Back O' North Wind
1991Maighréad Ní DhomhnaillGan Dha Phingin Spre (No Dowry)
1991Arcady After The Ball
1991 Paddy Glackin Rabharta Ceoil (In Full Spate)
1991Mouth MusicMouth Music
1991Robin Huw BowenTelyn Berseiniol Fy Ngwlad (The Sweet Harp Of My Land)
1992WolfstoneThe Chase
1992Matt MolloyMusic at Matt Molloy's
1992 Croabh RuaThe More That's Said The Less the Better
1992 Tony MacmahonTraditional Irish Accordion
1993 AltanIsland Angel
1993 Heather HeywoodBy Yon Castle Wa'
1993 CeolbegAn Unfair Dance
1993 Shirley and Dolly CollinsAnthems in Eden
1994 Aly BainAly Bain Meets the Cajuns
1994 Celtic Fiddle FestivalCeltic Fiddle Festival
1994 StravaigMovin' On
1995 The ChieftainsLong Black Veil
1995 Waterson: CarthyWaterson: Carthy
1995 Alasdair FraserDawn Dance
1995 John McCuskerJohn McCusker
1995 Ronnie DrewDirty Rotten Shame
1995 Jim MalcolmSconeward
1995 Eliza Carthy and Nancy KerrShape of Scrape
1996 Fairport ConventionOld New Borrowed Blue
1996 DervishAt the End of the Day
1996 SolasSolas
1996 Sileas Play on Light
1996 Fernhill Ca Nos
1997 AltanRunaway Sunday
1997 Kate RusbyHourglass
1997 Finbar FureyThe Wind and the Rain
1997 Iron HorseDemons and Lovers
1997 DeantaWhisper of a Secret
1997 JSD BandFor The Record
1997 Aly Bain and Phil CunninghamThe Ruby
1998 Cherish The LadiesThreads of Time
1998 SolasThe Words That Remain
1998 Ron KavanaIrish Songs of Rebellion, Resistance and Reconciliation
1998 Deaf ShepherdSynergy
1998 Kathryn TickellThe Northumberland Collection
1999 The ChieftainsTears of Stone
1999 LunasaOtherworld
1999Fiddlers' BidHamnataing
1999Martin HayesLive in Seattle
1999Carreg LafarHyn: Traditional Celtic Music of Wales
1999The Cast The Winnowing

The 2000s.

yearArtists.Album Title.
2000Tannahill WeaversAlchemy
2000Norma WatersonBright Shiny Morning
2000Niamh ParsonsIn My Prime
2000Alyth McCormackAn Iomall (The Edge)
2000Davy SpillaneForgotten Days
2000Manus McGuireSaffron and Blue
2000Sharon ShannonDiamond Mountain Sessions
2000Catriona Macdonald Bold
2001 Cara DillonCara Dillon
2001 Martin SimpsonThe Bramble Briar
2001 Bill JonesPanchpuran
2001 Kevin CrawfordIn Good Company
2002 Seth LakemanThe Punchbowl
2002 Eliza CarthyAngicana
2002Tony McManusCeol More
2002DanuAll Things Considered
2002Lasairfhíona Ní ChonaolaAn Raicin Alainn
2003Kate RusbyUnderneath the Stars
2003Jim MoraySweet England
2003 Mick O'BrienKitty Lie Over
2003 Coope Boyes and SimpsonFire and Sleet and Candlelight
2003 PooziesChanged Days, Same Roots
2003 Rock Salt and Nails Midnight Rain
2003 Mick McAuley An Ocean's Breadth
2003 Angus Lyon Simple Tricks
2003 Cara Dillon Sweet Liberty
2003 Alasdair Roberts No Earthly Man
2004 Seth LakemanKitty Jay
2004 Susan McKeownSweet Liberty
2004 Blazin' FiddlesOld Style
2005 Michael McGoldrickWired
2005 MalinkyThe Unseen Hours
2005 Spiers and BodenTunes
2005 Martha TilstonBimbling
2005 Jennifer CuttingOcean: Songs for the Night Sea Journey
2005 James RaynardStrange Histories
2005 Eliza CarthyRough Music
2005 Afro-Celt Sound SystemVolume 5: Anatomic
2006 Show of HandsWitness
2006 Karine PolwartScribbled in chalk
2006 LauLightweights and Gentlemen
2006 Kris DreverBlack Water
2006 John McSherryTripswitch
2006SolasReunion - A Decade of Solas
2006Bellowhead Burlesque
2006 Tim van Eyken Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves
2006 Waterson:Carthy Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man
2006Kevin MacLeodDorney Rock
2006Muireann Nic AmhlaoibhDaybreak: Fáinne an Lea
2006Devil's Interval Blood and Honey
2006 Teada Inné Amárach (Yesterday Tomorrow)
2006 Jim Moray Jim Moray
2007  Rachael Unthank and the WintersetThe Bairns
2007Julie FowlisCuildh
2007Sharron KrausRight Wantonly a-Mumming
2007Chris Stout The Devil's Advocate
2007 The Cast Greengold
2007 Martin Simpson Prodigal Son
2008Grace Notes Northern Tide
2008 Bodega Under the Counter
2008 Heidi Talbot In Love and Light
2008 Megson Take Yourself a Wife
2008 Fotheringay Fotheringay 2
2009 Beoga The Incident
2009 The Unthanks Here's The Tender Coming
2010 The Chieftains San Patricio
2010 Andy Cutting Andy Cutting
2010 Ewan McLennan Rags and Robes

Compilations/ "Best of" packages.

DecadeArtists.Album title.
1920s - 40s Michael ColemanMichael Coleman 1891 - 1945
1940s - 60s Harry CoxThe Bonny Labouring Boy: Traditional Songs and Tunes From a Norfolk Farm Worker
1950sLonnie DoneganOriginal Skiffle Recordings 1953 - 1956
1950sLonnie DoneganRock Island Line - The Singles Anthology 1955 - 1967 (3 CDs)
1950sJohn StrachanSongs From Aberdeenshire
1950s - 60sThe Copper FamilyCome Write Me Down: Early Recordings
1960sThe Dubliners Original Dubliners 1966 - 1969 (2 CDs)
1960s - 70s Fairport ConventionHistory of Fairport
1960s - 70s Fairport Convention Live at the BBC
1960s - 70s The Corries Very Best of the Corries
1960s - 70s Sweeney's Men The Legend of Sweeney's Men
1960s - 90s Peter Ballamy Wake The Vaulted Echoes
1960s - 90s Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Best of Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
1970s Steeleye Span Lark in the Morning
1970s Walter Pardon A World Without Horses: A Portrait of a Traditional Singer
1990s Wolfstone Pick of the Litter
1990s - 00s Old Blind Dogs Legacy

Last updated on 08/02/2011