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Starting in 1996, the first Celtic Connections program of each year has offered a review of the best Celtic albums of the previous year, culminating in host Bryan Kelso Crow's selection of "Celtic Connections Album of the Year." For the program's 10th anniversary show in February 2001, he went back and selected a winning album for each year since the program started locally in southern Illinois in 1991. The complete list is provided here and will be updated each year.



2016 Album of the Year

"The Willow Collection"
Cassie & Maggie MacDonald

 


 
   
 

2015
Danu
"Buan"

2002
Bohola "Bohola"
Shanachie 78048

2014

We Banjo 3
"Gather The Good"

2001
Cherish the Ladies
"The GIrls Won't Leave the Boys Alone" Windham Hill 11583-2

2013
Full Set
"Notes After Dark"

 

2000
The Chieftains "Water From the Well" BMG 09026-63637-2

2012 - DVD
The Chieftains
"Voice of Ages"

1999
Roaring Mary "Roaring Mary"
SPCD 001

2012
The Willis Clan
"Chapter One - Roots"

1998
Mary Jane Lamond "Suas e!"
BMG 09026-63246-2

 

2011
Qristina & Quinn Bachand "Family" Q&Q Music

1997
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
"The Lonesome Touch"
Green Linnet GLCD 1181

 

2010
Danu "Seanchas"

1996 - Best Traditional
Solas "Solas"
Shanachie 78002

2009
Tommy Sands
"Let the Circle Be Wide" Appleseed Music

1996 - Best Contemporary
Bill Whelan "Riverdance"
Celtic Heartbeat 82816-2

 

2008
Daniel Payne "Chain"
DOP Productions

1995
Arcady "Many Happy Returns"
Shanachie 79095

2007
Michael Black "Michael Black" Compass 4408

1994
Joanie Madden "A Whistle on the Wind" Green Linnet GLCD 1142

Year 2006 - CD
Mick Moloney
"McNally's Row of Flats" 2006 Compass Records 4426

 

1993

Maggie Boyle & Steve Tilston "Of Moor & Mesa" Green Linnet GLCD 3087

 

 

 

2006 - DVD

Solas "Reunion"
Compass Records 4431

 

 

 

1992

Altan "Harvest Storm"
Green Linnet GLCD 1117

 

 

2005

John Doyle "Wayward Son"
Compass 4408

 

 

 

1991

Mary Black "Babes in the Wood"
Gift Horse D2-77528

 

 

2004

Bohola "Bohola 4"
Shanachie 78058

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

Danu
"The Road Less Traveled" Shanachie 78048