FolkWorld Issue 38 03/2009

Highlights Folk & Trad 2008

++ FolkWorld's Recommendations ++ World Music Charts Europe ++ fRoots ++ Folker! ++ German World Music ++ German Record Critics ++ BBC Radio 2 ++ Scots Trad Music ++ liveIreland ++ Danish Music ++ Folk Alliance ++ Folk Radio ++ Americana Music Association ++ Folk Alley ++ Native American Music ++ Blues & Bluegrass ++ Grammies ++ Canadian Folk Music ++

FolkWorld's Recommendations Session A9

The Editor's Best Loved Albums:

Camaxe "Airexa"
Rattle the Boards "The Parish Platform"
Session A9 "Bottlenecks & Arm-Breakers"
Terra Sonara "Core e tamburo"
Triller "Gryning"
Trio Tresca "Umpa Umpa"

Adolf Goriup's Best Loved Albums:

Kerstin Blodig "Nordisk Sjel"
Capercaillie "Roses and Tears"
Blair Douglas "Stay Strong"
Faun "Live At the Pagan Folk Festival"
Thomas Loefke & Friends "Departures"
Lunasa "The Story so far…" Patsy Reid
Sava "Metamorphosis"
Schandmaul "Anderswelt"
Session A9 "Bottlenecks & Armbreakers"
Emily Smith "Too long away"

Alex Monaghan's Best Loved Albums:

Bodega "Under the Counter"
Duncan Chisholm "Farrar"
Billy McComiskey "Outside the Box"
Mulholland, Hendry, McSherry "Tuned Up"
Jenna Reid "Laughing Girl"
Patsy Reid "Bridging the Gap"
Ailie Robertson "First Things First"
Calum Stewart "Earlywood"
Sarah-Jane Summers "Nesta"
V/A "Accidental Death of an Accordionist"
Billy Bragg

Karsten Rube's Best Loved Albums:

Billy Bragg "Mr. Love and Justice"
Cristina Branco "Abril"
Lila Downs "Shake Away"
Freshlyground "Ma'Cheri"
Klaus Hoffmann "Spirit"
Mariza "Terra"
Sergio Mendes "Encanto"
Ana Moura "Para alem da saudade"
Etta Scollo "Il fiore splendente"
Soha "D'Ici et d'Ailleurs"

Eelco Schilder's Best Loved Albums:

Bellowhead "Matachin"
Ketil Bjørnstad "The Light" Pauliina Lerche
Huun-Huur-Tu & Sainkho "Mother Earth! Father Sky!"
Sharron Kraus "The Fox’s Wedding"
Unni Løvlid "Rite"
Mazzeltov "Amsterdam"
Jack McNeill & Charlie Heys "Light Up All the Beacons"
Randy Newman "Harps and angels"
Psio Crew "Szumi Jawor Soundsystem"
Teitur "The Singer"

Walkin' Tom's Best Loved Albums:

Mary Coughlan "The House of Ill Repute"
Maria Dunn "The Peddler"
Dick Gaughan "At The Trades Club"
Eliza Gilkyson "Beautiful World"
Jens Kommnick "Síúnta"
John Graham Leslie "The Land The River The Sea"
Johan Meijer "Hondsdraf - Meijer zingt Gundermann"
Mimmit "Hats, Hats Harakkainen"
Molly's Revenge "The Western Shore"
Konstantin Wecker "gut'n morgen herr fischer!"

P.S.: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova "The Swell Season"

World Music Charts Europe:
Titi Robin,

1 Projet 3MA (Rajery/Ballake Sissoko/Driss El Maloumi) "3MA"
..., Melingo "Maldito Tango" Lila Downs "Shake Away", "Reprezent", Huun-Huur-Tu & Sainkho "Mother Earth! Father Sky!", Warsaw Village Band "Upmixing", Warsaw Village Band "Infinity", Zdob si Zdub "Ethnomecanica", Haydamaky "Kobzar", Terne čhave "More, love!", Kries "Kocijani", Yasmin Levy "Mano Suave", Taraf de Haidouks "Maskarada", Boom Pam "Puerto Rican Nights", Chumbawamba "The Boy Bands Have Won", Jessica Lombardi "In dote", Atongo Zimba "Barefoot in the Sand, Shantel "Disko Partizani", Tango Crash "Bailá Querida", Yamandu Costa "Mafua", Etran Finatawa "Desert Crossroads", Titi Robin "Kali sultana", ...

Womex Awards:
Muzsikás, Sibelius Academy

Eliza Carthy
fRoots Best Albums:

New Album:
1. Jim Moray "Low Culture"
Bellowhead "Matachin"
Eliza Carthy "Dreams of Breathing Underwater"
Natacha Atlas & The Mazeeka Ensemble "Ana Hina"

1. Franco & Le TPOK Jazz "Francophonic"
Peter Bellamy "Fair England's Shore"

Indian Summer Sounds
Folker! Special CDs:

Planxties & Airs "Portrait"
Woody Guthrie "The Live Wire"
V/A "The Radio Ballads"
V/A "Experience the Nordic Tradition!"
Kannemann "Von Liebe und Kanaken"
V/A "Die Burg Waldeck Festivals 1964–1969"
Franz Josef Degenhardt "Dreizehnbogen"
Balalaika Nueva "New Art for the People"
Alexander Paperny "Dreams of Balalaika"
Show of Hands "Roots - The Best of Show of Hands"
Riccardo Tesi "PresenteRemoto"
V/A "Indian Summer Sounds - Musik der Indianer Nordamerikas"
Laway "Seils ut Sülver"
Eleanor McEvoy "Love must be tough"
Boom Pam "Puerto Rican Nights"
Blair Douglas "Stay Strong"
Mariza "Terra"
Tine Kindermann "Schamlos schön"
Landor "Griffig"
Pete Seeger "At 89"

Christoph Weiherer
German World Music Awards (RUTH):
Deutsche RUTH: Bobo
Globale RUTH: Sarband
Ehren-RUTH: Embryo, Christoph Borkowsky

Liederpreisträger: Wenzel
CD des Jahres: Stoppok "Sensationsstrom"

Hoyschrecke: Jurypreis: Weiherer
Hans-Momsen-Preis: Dragseth Duo
Bad Bevensen-Preis: Lorbaß, Jan Graf
Praetorius-Preis: Tinariwen

Concerto Poll:
Bester Künstler Folk, World, Singer/Songwriter: 1. Sir Oliver Mally, 2. Ernst Molden, 3. Elliott Murphy
Bestes Album Blues & Roots: 1. Hans Theessink & Terry Evans "Visions", ...
Bestes Album Folk, World, Singer/Songwriter: 1. Faschings Kuchlradio "Renitent Evil" 2. Johnny Cash "Remixed", 3. Sir Oliver Mally "Candystore"

The German Record Critics' Awards:

Wolfgang Meyerings Malbrook "Qwade Wulf"
Haugaard & Høirup "Rejsedage/Travelling"
Tango Crash "Bailá Querida"
Mariza "Terra"
Ensemble Polýnushka "Authentische russische Folklore in der Großstadt"
Strom & Wasser "Farbengeil"
Stoppok "Sensationsstrom"
Franz Josef Degenhardt "Dreizehnbogen"
Kai Degenhardt "Weiter draußen"
B.B. & The Blues Shacks "Unique Taste"
Watermelon Slim & The Workers "No Paid Holidays"

Jahrespreise: Céu "Céu", V/A "Die Burg Waldeck Festivals 1964–1969", Hörbuch-Reihe »Länder hören«

Chris Wood
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards:

Best Album: Freedom Fields (Seth Lakeman)
Folk Singer of the Year: Chris Wood
Best Group: Lau
Album of the Year: Chris Wood "Trespasser"
Musician of the Year: Tom McConville
Best Live Act: The Demon Barbers
Lifetime Achievement Award: James Taylor

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award:

Winner: Megan (guitar, vocals) and Joe Henwood (saxophone)
Finalists: Jaywalkers, Lucy Ward, Emily Hoile and Lucie Burn, Tyde
Maz O'Connor

Emily Smith
Scots Trad Music Awards:

Album of the Year: Duncan Chisholm "Farrar"
Composer of the Year: Blair Douglas
Gaelic Singer of the Year: Margaret Stewart
Instrumentalist of the Year: Kris Drever
Live Act of the Year: Peatbog Fairies
Scots Singer of the year: Emily Smith
Scottish Folk Band of the Year: The Chair
Up & Coming Artist of the Year: Jeana Leslie & Siobhan Miller
Special Award - Services to Gaelic Music: Capercaillie
Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music Award: Robin Morton
Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame: Alasdair Gillies, Alexander Brothers, Dougie MacLean, Jean Redpath, John Carmichael, P/M Iain McClellan, Runrig.

BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician: Ewan Robertson (Breabach)

Rattle the Boards,
liveIreland Awards:

Instrumental Album of the Year: Mulholland, Hendry, McSherry "Tuned Up"
Male Vocalist of the Year: Matt Keane "Out in the Fields"
Female Vocalist of the Year: Rita Connolly and Eilis Kennedy "Beal Tuinne"
Newcomer of the Year: Rattle the Boards
Female Musician of the Year: Catherine McEvoy "The Home Ruler"
Male Musician of the Year: Chris Newman "Heartstring Sessions"
Instrumental Cut of the Year: "The Exploding Bow" Ailie Robertson
Vocal Album of the Year: Maranna McCloskey "At Last"

Fiddler's Green Awards:

The Fiddler's Green Hall of Fame Award: Mary Black
The Fiddler's Green Creative Arts Award : Pete Seeger

Danish Music Awards:

Best Album: Trio Mio "Stories around a Holy Goat"
Best Traditional Artist: Phønix "Folk"
Best Contemporary Artist: Trio Mio "Stories around a Holy Goat"
Best Vocalist: Karen Mose (Phønix)
Best Instrumentalist: Nikolaj Busk (Trio Mio)
Best Composer: Kristine Heebøll ("10 Point", Trio Mio)
Best Song Album: Stine Michel "Natravn"
Best Foreign Album: Sofia Karlsson "Visor från Vinden"
Formidlingsprisen: Peter Uhrbrand

Folk Alliance Awards
Carolina Chocolate Drops

Legacy Recording: Woody Guthrie "The Live Wire"
Emerging Artist: Carolina Chocolate Drops
Traditional Artist: Levon Helm
Song of the Year: Tom Russell "Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?"
World Music Recording: Loreena McKennitt
Small Folk Venue (Tie): Cafe Lena - Saratoga Springs, NY

Top Albums Folk Radio Charts:

1. Joe Crookston "Able Baker Charlie and Dog"
2. Eliza Gilkyson "Beautiful World"
..., V/A "10 Years of European World of Bluegrass", The Kennedys "Better Dreams", Tom Paxton "Comedians & Angels", Archie Fisher "Windward Away", Joel Rafael "Thirteen Stories", Kate Campbell "Save the day", Donal Hinely "Blue State Boy", Kate Rusby "Awkward Annie", Martin Simpson "Prodigal Son", Heidi Talbot "In Love + Light", Tony Trischka "Territory", Levon Helm "Dirt Farmer", Catie Curtis "Sweet Life", Annabelle Chvostek "Resilience", Peggy Seeger "Bring Me Home", Si Khan "Thanksgiving", Anne Feeney "Dump the bosses off your back", Lissa Schneckenburger "Song", Krista Detor "Cover Their Eyes", Solas "For Love and Laughter", Wailin' Jennys, "40 Days", Utah Phillips "Starlight on the Rails", Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill "Welcome Here Again" Lynne Hanson "Eleven months", Eric Taylor "Hollywood Pocket Knife", Eliza Gilkyson "Your Town Tonight", I See Hawks in LA "Hallowed Ground", Terri Hendrix "The Spiritual Kind", Chris Stuart & Backcountry "Crooked man", Loreena McKennitt "A Midwinter Night's Dream", The Waybacks "Loaded", Capercaillie "Roses and Tears", David Bromberg "Try Me One More Time", Carolina Chocolate Drops "Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind", Le Vent Du Nord "Dans Les Airs", Michael Doucet "From now on", The Horse Flies "Until the Ocean" Maria Dunn "The Peddler", Old Crow Medicine Show "Tennessee Pusher", Otis Taylor "Recapturing the Banjo", Battlefield Band "Dookin'", Enoch Kent "One More Round", Chatham County Line "IV" , Lunasa "The story so far…", Railroad Earth "Amen Corner", David Francey "The Waking Hour", Rachael Davis "Antebellum Queens", Michael Jerome Browne "This beautiful mess", "Tracy Grammer "Flower of Avalon", Susie Burke & David Surette "When the small birds sweetly sing", ...

Americana Music Association Awards:
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Artist of the Year: Levon Helm

Lifetime Achievement Honors: Trailblazer: Nanci Griffith

Americana Music Association Top 100 Albums: Levon Helm "Dirt Farmer", The Waybacks "Loaded", Jim Lauderdale & The Dream Players "Honey Songs", Chatham County Line "IV" , Eliza Gilkyson "Beautiful World", Railroad Earth "Amen Corner", Old Crow Medicine Show "Tennessee Pusher", ...

Folk Alley's Favorite CDs: Lissa Schneckenburger "Song", Greensky Bluegrass "Five Interstates", Steppin’ In It "Simple Tunes for Troubled Times", Old Crow Medicine Show "Tennessee Pusher", Chatham County Line "IV" , Kerfuffle "To the Ground", Lau "Live", Bodega "Under the Counter", Annabelle Chvostek "Resilience", V/A "The Imagined Village", Malinky "Flower & Iron", Joe Crookston "Able Baker Charlie and Dog", Eliza Gilkyson "Beautiful World", Elixir "Super tonic", Heidi Talbot "In Love + Light", Tannis Slimmon "Lucky Blue", Michael Jerome Browne "This beautiful mess", The Breakmen "When You Leave Town", Sarah Burnell "Return Ticket", Lynne Hanson "Eleven months", Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill "Welcome Here Again", Trinitude "Rooted", Sisters of Sheynville "Sheynville Express", Railroad Earth "Amen Corner", The Waybacks "Loaded", Otis Taylor "Recapturing the Banjo", Maria Dunn "The Peddler", Archie Fisher "Windward Away", Tom Paxton "Comedians & Angels", Kate Rusby "Awkward Annie", Jeff Talmadge "At least that much was true", ...

Grammy Awards: Best Traditional Folk Album: Pete Seeger "At 89"

Oscar (Academy of Motion Picture Arts Award): Best Music, Original Song: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová "Falling Slowly" ("Once")

Native American Music Awards:

Record of the Year: Blackfire "[Silence] is a Weapon"
Native Heart: Ed Stasum (Producer for "[Silence] is a Weapon")

Blues Music Awards:

Blues Band of the Year: Watermelon Slim & The Workers
Blues Album of the Year: Watermelon Slim & The Workers "The Wheel Man"

Living Blues Awards:

Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards): Pinetop Perkins

Maple Blues Awards:

Entertainer / Recording / Guitarist Of The Year: Jeff Healey
Acoustic Act Of The Year: Harry Manx

European Bluegrass Band Awards: 4 Wheel Drive, ...

Canadian Folk Music Awards:

Classic Canadian Album: Gordon Lightfoot "Lightfoot"
Traditional Album of the Year: Genticorum "La Bibournoise"
Traditional Singer of the Year: Enoch Kent "One More Round",
Contemporary Singer of the Year: Tannis Slimmon "Lucky Blue"
Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year: Oliver Schroer "Hymns and Hers"
Instrumental Group of the Year: Sagapool "Episode trois"
Vocal Group of the Year: Sisters of Sheynville "Sheynville Express"
Ensemble of the Year: Yves Lambert et Le Bebert Orchestra "Le Monde à Lambert"
Solo Artist of the Year: Michael Jerome Browne,
World Group of the Year: David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana "Odessa/Havana"
Pushing the Boundaries: Oliver Schroer "Hymns and Hers"
Young Performer of the Year: Emma Beaton "Pretty Fair Maid"

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