TOP 100 FOLK ALBUMS

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THE TOP 100 FOLK ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

The 2019 top 100 folk albums of all time compiled by musicians, organisers, promoters and visitors to our site.

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1.      Frost and Fire - The Watersons

2.      Morris On - Ashley Hutchings and Friends

3.      Penguin Eggs - Nic Jones

4.      Pleased To See The King - Steeleye Span

5.      Freewheelin' - Bob Dylan

6.      This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie

7.      Philosophers, Poets & Kings - Kate Rusby

8.      Banks of The Sweet Primroses - Shirley & Dolly Collins   

9       Lark Rise To Candleford - The Albion Band   

10.    Ladies of The Canyon - Joni Mitchell

11.     The Young Tradition

12.    Unity - John Tams

13.     I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight - Richard & Linda Thompson

14.     Where The Action Is - The Waterboys

15.     Spiral Staircase - Ralph McTell

16.     Rags Reels & Airs - Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

17.     Old Fashioned Waltz - Sandy Denny

18.     Stormbringer - John & Beverley Martin

19.     Angels & Cigarettes - Eliza Carthy

20.    Bert Jansch

21.     Pretty Peggy - Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys

22.     Collection - Martin Carthy and The Watersons

23.     Basket of Light - Pentangle

24.     Airs & Graces - June Tabor

25.     Parcel of Rogues - Steeleye Span

26.     The Definitive Collection - June Tabor

27.     Poor Man's Heaven - Seth Lakeman

28.     Cold Frontier - Show of Hands

29.     Bert & John - Bert Jansch & John Renbourn

30.     Abocurragh - Andy Irvine

31.      Henry The Human Fly - Richard Thompson

32.     300 Miles - Janet Dowd

33.     The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff - The Young 'Uns

34.     Plain Capers - John Kirkpatrick

35.     Eight Frames a Second - Ralph McTell

36.     Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

37.     Cold Cuts - Show of Hands

38.     The Frost Is All Over - Kate Rusby

39.     Clouds - Joni Mitchell

40.     Painted Lady - Jon Boden

41.      Paul Brady & Andy Irvine

42.     Namer of Clouds - Kitty Mcfarlane

43.     The Poacher - Martin Carthy & Sam Sweeney

44.     Bless The Weather - John Martyn

45.     Alright Jack - Home Service

46.     Peace In The End - Fotheringay

47.     Hard Station - Paul Brady

48.     Rout Of The Blues - Robin & Barry Dransfield

49.     Folk Roots and Beyond - Davey Graham

50.     Planxty

51.     Deliberate Distractions - Roving Crows

52.     Word of Mouth - Seth Lakeman

53.     From The Devil To a Stranger - Nic Jones

54.     Orlando's Return - John Kirkpatrick

55.     Sweet Baby James - James Taylor

56      Dave Burland

57.     Ever Decreasing Circle - The Kipper Family

58.     Fotheringay

59.     Letter From Afghanistan - Richard Digance

60.     Silly Sisters - Maddy Prior & June Tabor

61.     Highway Revisited - Bob Dylan

62.     Billy Connolly Live

63.     What We Did On Our Holidays - Fairport Convention

64.     Hangman's Beautiful Daughter - The Incredible String Band

65.     The Gift - Chris Leslie

66.     Hourglass - Kate Rusby

67.     The Gemini Cadenza - Peter Knight

68.     Queen of Hearts - Rosie Hardman

69.     Bright Pheobus - The Watersons

70.     Rise Up Like The Sun - The Albion Band

71.      Red Rice - Eliza Carthy & Nancy Kerr

72.     No Roses - Shirley Collins

73.     Liege & Leaf - Fairport Convention

74.     Dreams Never Leave You - Bob Fox

75.     A Tapestry of Carols - Carnival Band

76.     Bright Shiny Morning - Norma Waterson

77.      It Don't Bother Me - Bert Jansch

78.     Bellowhead

79.     Oggie Man - Cyril Tawney

80.     Sunny Vista - Richard & Linda Thompson

81.      Grinning In Your Face - Martin Simpson

82.      The Humblebums

83.      Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan

84.      Hard Works - Phil Beer

85.      Hard Travelin' - Woody Guthrie

86.      Full House - Fairport Convention

87.      Take Yourself A Wife - Megson

88.      The Time Has Come - Christy Moore

89.      Friends of Mine - Harvey Andrews

90.      A Little Bit of Glory - Dave Cartwright

91.      Little Boxes - Pete Seeger

92.      Unhalfbricking - Fairport Convention

93.      Fully Qualified Survivor - Michael Chapman

94.      Ramblin' Boy - Jack Elliott

95.      Albert & Sydney - Ralph McTell

96.      Coppersongs - The Copper Family

97.      Farewell Angelina - Joan Baez

98.      Gracelands - Paul Simon

99.      Honesty Box - Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

100.    John Babbacombe Lee - Dave Swarbrick /Fairport

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