Best of 2013 and 2014

On December 27, 2014, we offered one cohost’s picks for the best songs of the last year or so, along with a few discoveries in older music.

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Roy Harper Wishing Well The Green Man (Science Friction)
Martha Tilston Staircase Machines of Love and Grace (Squiggly)
Karine Polwart Tears for Lot’s Wife Traces (Hegri Music)
New Set
Martha Tilston with Kevin Whately Lowlands of Holland The Sea (Squiggly)
Julie Fowlis Cadal Ciarach Mo Luran Gach Sgeul—Every Story (MacHair)
Mick McAuley, Winifred Horan, Colm O Caimh The Lass of Glenshee Sailing Back to You (s/p)
Éamonn Coyne & Kris Drever May Morning Dew Story Map (Compass)
New Set
Maggie Boyle Donal Óg Won’t You Come Away (Wild Goose)
Matt Dean The Coolin Trasna na Farraige (s/p)
Lumiere Cailín Deas Crúite na mBó (The Pretty Maid Milking the Cows) My Dearest Dear (IRL)
New Set
Chris Caswell Bir Demet Yasemin (A Branch of Jasmine) The Brightening Air / The Well at the World’s End (Gargoyle)
Tev Stevig Dersim Dört Dağ Içinde Jeni Jol (s/p)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Roy Harper Rushing Camelot The Green Man (Science Friction)
Mandalélé Snowflake Riddled in Rhyme (Strange News Music)
BKO Blue on Monday Moon over Mendocino (Mill Gulch Music)
New Set
Amira Medunjanin Što Te Nema Silk and Stone (World Village)
Marta Töpferová & Tomáš Liška Na Vysoké Hůrce Milokraj (Animal Music)
Moira Smiley & VOCO Visa fran Jarna Laughter Out of Tears (s/p)
New Set
Kesang Marstrand Tower Crane Our Myth (North Node)
Peter Rowan Dharma Blues Dharma Blues (Omnivore)
New Set
Claudia Schmidt Out Here New Whirled Order (Red House)
Kesang Marstrand Long Life Aspiration Karmapa Khyeno (s/p)
Ayla Nereo From the Ground Up Hollow Bone (Jumpsuit)
New Set
Jay Ansill Breton Dance (unpublished)