Music Monday: Top 5 Musical Moments of 2009

Oh, it's Monday! I've lost track of days during the holiday. But I think it might be time for...

The 1st Annual Curling Librarian's Top 5 Musical Moments of 2009


Best Musical Event of 2009
Um, duh, obviously it was Folk Fest!!

Folk Fest 2009 Top 5
1. Oysterband
2. The Pipers (James O'Grady and the boys from Breabach)
3. Great Lake Swimmers
4. Hanggai
5. The Idan Raichel Project
Honourable Mention: The Swifty's, Chumbawumba

Check out my Folk Fest wrap up post for more info, videos and pictures.


Top 5 Concerts of 2009
1. Tragically Hip (Sept 2009)
Watching Gord Downie live will always make a top 5 concert list!

2. The Rankin Family (Feb 2009)
The Rankins are a classic. How do you condense 20 years of great music into 2 hours? Magical.

3. Jann Arden (Nov 2009)
Funniest woman ever. And she tweeted me. Jann rocks!

Metal banjo and cool crooners, it doesn't get much better than that. Oh wait, add in some cookie sheets and wooden spoons...

5. The Deep Dark Wood (April/Sept 2009)
Yep, these boys from Saskatchewan are brooding, depressing twang at it's best.

Honourable Mention: Luke Doucet + Amelia Curran (Mar 2009)


Top 5 New Musical Discoveries of 2009
Honourable Mention: Elliot Brood


Top 5 CDs I Bought in 2009

Music in 2010 will likely be just as good. I've already got tickets to see Blue Rodeo and Corb Lund, and the Folk Fest line up is shaping up to be fantastic as usual! I can't wait...