Favorites for the Year

The program for December 29, 2018, featured some of one host’s favorite discoveries for the past year.

First hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Dougie MacLean Demetrius New Tomorrow (Dunkeld)
Usher’s Island Wild Roving Usher’s Island (Vertical/Compass)
String Sisters Mo Níon Ó Between Wind and Water (s/p)
New Set
The Martin Hayes Quartet The Boy in the Gap The Blue Room (University of Limerick)
Kittel & Co. The Boxing Reels Whorls (Fiddlestick Music / Compass)
Music Under Announcements
Altan The Piper in the Cave / An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas (The South-West Wind) The Gap of Dreams (Compass)
Moira Smiley One-Step Dance Unzip the Horizon (s/p)
Karine Polwart Suitcase Laws of Motion (Hudson)
Olivia Chaney Colin and Clem Shelter (Nonesuch)
New Set
Jane Yolen & 3 Ravens Story The Infinite Dark (s/p)
David Berkeley Ash to Ash The Faded Red and Blue (s/p)
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker All Is Myth Seedlings All (Rough Trade)
Marian McLaughlin Open a Window Lake Accotink (Antidote)

Second hour:

Artist Song Title Album (Label)
Alonso del Río Mira como Cura Tawantinsuyo 5.0* (Alonso del Río)
Curawaka Cuñaq Call of the Wild (s/p)
Minük featuring Tina Malia Madre de Luz (online)
Rosa Zaragoza Mantra de l’Adeu Cuando se Caen las Alas del Corazón (Karon)
Las Magdalenas Sueño (online)
New Set
Shimshai & Susana Nube de Rocío Todo Brilla (s/p)
Danit Treubig Heartbeat Aliento (s/p)
Ana Alcaide / Gotrasawala Ensemble Sono Tales of Pangea (ARC Music)
New Set
Rising Appalachia Resilient (online)
Joanne Rand Just Keep Going Just Keep Going (Homefire Productions)
Nessi Gomes All Related Diamonds & Demons (s/p)
Sangre de Muerdago Medianoite (faded) Noite (s/p)

*Here is Alonso’s book by that title.