Gold Star Releases of 2009

Every year we each make a list of our gold star albums: our favourite releases from the previous year. These are our picks for the essential albums of 2009, and would enhance any traditional music lover's collection.

See also: last year, next year and gold star releases from other years.

Gordon's Gold Star
Releases for 2009
The Askew Sisters
Craig, Morgan & Robson
The Axford FiveWild Goose
Damien Barber
Mike Wilson
Under the InfluenceDBS
Brass MonkeyHead of SteamTopic
DentdelionLa TondeuseRoues et
Tim EriksenNorthern RootsIndies Scope
Matt & Shannon HeatonLover's WellSelf
Tony McManusThe Makers MarkCompass
Mawkin:CauselyThe Awkward RecruitNavigator
VariousThree Score and TenTopic
Le Vent du NordLa Part du FeuBorealis

Also outstanding:

⋅ Carroll/Doyle (Double Play)

⋅ Colston/Rose (Sand & Soil)

⋅ Hardy (In the shadow of mountains)

⋅ Galant, tu perds ton temps (II)

⋅ Malinky (Flowers & Iron)

⋅ The Dardanelles

⋅ Vallely/Crawford (On Common Ground)

Colin's Gold Star
Releases for 2009
2duosUntil the cows come homeArtes
Nick Wyke
Becki Driscoll
Beneath the black treeSelf
Mary Humphreys
Cold fenWildgoose
Colette CheverieHours before dawnSelf
Lauren MacCollStrewn with ribbonsSelf
Bella HardyIn the shadow of mountainsNoe
Bon DébarrasBon DébarrasSelf
Liz Carroll
John Doyle
Double PlayCompass
The Green Fields of AmericaThe Green Fields of AmericaCompass
Tony McManusThe maker's markCompass

Also outstanding:

⋅ Sherburn/Bartley (Lucy Wan)

⋅ Blackwater (The black river bridge)

⋅ Galant tu perds ton temps (II)

⋅ Swan/Dyer (Gleowien)

⋅ Kelleher (My love lies)

⋅ Pride of New York

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