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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