Saturday Edge Episode December 30, 2023

Best Of 2023 - Part One

8:00am - 12:01pm

2023 has seen some incredible new releases across the spectrum of musical styles we think of as "roots". Here is my first stab at my favourite selections of the year (Part Two will be on next week's show!)

Track Listing:

Music For A Found Harmonium
Patrick Street · Irish Times
Daydreaming (feat. Nils Frahm)
Anoushka Shankar · Chapter I: Forever. For Now
Alam Khan & Arjun K. Verma w/ Del Sol Quartet · The Resonance Between
Anywhere That Is Not Here
Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabate · The Sky Is the Same Colour Everywhere
Ezlan (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Tinariwen · Amatssou
Laeydoe w/ Michael McGoldrick
Trio Da Kali · Live at Celtic Connections 2023
Vumbi Dekula · Congo Guitar
Keturah · Keturah
Amor di mundo (ft. Bau)
Kavita Shah · Cape Verdean Blues
Je Suis La Fleur
Oriane Lacaille · iViV
No Volvi
Okan · Okantomi
Bokanté · History
Mia Dekara
Cherry Bandora · Back To The Taverna
Badi Sabah Olmadan
Altin Gün · a?k
world now (we're old)
So Long Seven · only elephants know her name
Pa Oen-me Bihanik
Samaïa · Songlines #188 Top of the World
Too Little. Too Late. Too Bad
Rhiannon Giddens · You're the One
Walk it Off
Hazmat Modine · Bonfire
The Rez
Sultans Of String Feat. Crystal Shawanda · Walking Through The Fire
William Prince · Stand in the Joy
Clap Yo Hands And Moan
Shakura S'Aida · Hold On To Love
Coffee Blues
Michael Jerome Browne · Gettin' Together
Richland Woman Blues
Muireann Bradley · I Kept These Old Blues
Beyond The Great Pause
Doug Cox & Linda McRae · Beyond The Great Pause
Workin' on a World
Iris DeMent · Workin' on a World
Simple Twist of Fate
Leftover Salmon · Grass Roots
A Gift
Steve Dawson · Eyes Closed. Dreaming
Good Song
The Faux Paws · Backburner
Crawling on The Ceiling
Colleen Rennison · Persephone
Somethin' Ain't Right
Kyle McKearney · A Traveler's Lament
White Rabbit
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway · Single
Alice in the Bluegrass
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway · City of Gold
You'll Be There
Lonesome Ace Stringband · Try to Make it Fly
Wilder When I Was With You
Sarah Jane Scouten · Turned to Gold
Sunday To Tuesday
The Pairs · Where Will We Find Our Way
Woman Who Pays
Connie Kaldor · Keep Going
Sister I Am Here For You
Karan Casey · Nine Apples Of Gold
Go From My Window / Whitefriars Hornpipe
Eliza Carthy Trio · Conversations We've Had Before
Rakes of Poverty
The Mary Wallopers · Irish Rock N Roll
L'Amour Sorcier (feat. Bumcello)
Doolin' · Circus Boy
Le Rimouski
Laura Risk · Traverse
Le brandy des montagnes noires
Genticorum · Au Coeur de l'Aube
C’est dans Paris
La Bottine Souriante · Domino!
Locarno · Single
Splinter O'Neill
Ímar · Awakening
The Galway Hornpipe / Sheepskin & Beeswax / Buntata 's Sgadan / The Antrim Rose
Rachel Davis & Darren McMullen w/ Zakk Cormier · Celtic Colours Live Vol. 10
Curragh Wrens
Plúirín Na mBan · Female RamblingSailor
The Gap Of Dreams: Hardiman's Fancy / Girl of the Big House / Gap of Dreams
Reverie Road · Reverie Road
All Nighter Polkas
Inn Echo · Hemispheres
Hey Boys Sing Us A Song
The Irish Rovers · Irish Music Magazine Sampler 2023
Réalta · Thing of the Earth
John Walsh’s / Upperchurch / John Walsh’s / Upperchurch / John Walsh’s / Upperch
Miscellany Of Folk · Atlantic Sounds
If It Plays: If It Plays In Peoria / Hit The Toad / Samhradh Beag an Damhair
Daimh · Sula
Peacock Followed the Hen
Frankie Archer · Never So Red
High Way to Hermitage
Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening · Cloud Horizons