Music Monday: Top 5 Musical Moments of 2010

Once again, it's time for...

The 2nd Annual Curling Librarian's Top 5 Musical Moments of 2010


Best Musical Event of 2010
As usual, Folk Fest...

Folk Fest 2010 Top 5
1. Le Vent Du Nord
2. Genticorum
3. Jimmy Rankin
4. Le Vent Du Nord + Genticorum as part of the Saturday afternoon ceilidh
5. Sunday Gospel Session with Dailey and Vincent, John Boutte and Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens
Honourable mention: Sunday Celtic Session with LVDN, Lau, Ron Kavana, Brian McNeill and Luis E. Mejia Godoy

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


Top 5 Concerts of 2010
1. Delhi 2 Dublin (Sept 2010)
It was an all-ages-all-kinds awesome dance party. Check out my poor quality video for the story. And they're coming to Folk Fest in 2011. It'll be epic.

2. Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy (Feb 2010)
Given my past obsession with Leahy, this concert was bound to be magical in a nostalgic kind of way. And it was.

3. Michael Franti (July 2010)
Another happy singing and dancing and clapping sunshiny evening with Franti and friends. Doesn't get much better.

4. Rankin Sisters (Dec 2010) and Barra MacNeils (Nov 2010) Christmas Concerts
I waited a decade or more to see these celtic Christmas shows and they were both fantastic. The CDs are great, and the families humble and funny - I'd see these shows again in a heartbeat.

5. Marian Call (May 2010)
Ok, so this house concert was kinda awkward in a super nerdy kinda way, but it was a really neat experience to attend a house concert and get up close and personal with a musician.

Honourable Mention: Canadian Country Music Awards (Sept 2010)


Top 5 New Musical Discoveries of 2010
1. Delhi 2 Dublin
2. Nicolas Pellerin et Les Grands Hurleurs
3. De Temps Antan
4. Marian Call
5. Sloohai
Honourable Mention: First Aid Kit


Top 5 CDs I Bought in 2010
1. Le Vent Du Nord: La Part Du Feu
2. Nicolas Pellerin et Les Grands Hurleurs
3. Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More
4. De Temps Antan: Les Habits de Papier
5. The Weakerthans: Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre
Honourable Mention: The Tragically Hip: We Are The Same


I'm looking forward to whatever music 2011 throws at me. Bring on the concerts. Bring on the dancing. Bring on the singing. Bring on the better camera! And the Folk Fest line up is shaping up to be fantastic as usual. I can't wait...

(1st annual post: Top 5 Musical Moments of 2009)