Now here is a difficult question.  How do you pick album of the year? We have taken a look at the album reviews that we have done since we started here on TradConnect to try and establish what might be album of the year for 2012.  

We had planned to pick 10 albums or any album that had over 200 views.  Some albums have already been given a helping hand by being Album of the Month already.  We ended up picking 15. So based on comments that we receive to this discussion we are going to narrow it down quite a bit as we try to pick Album of the Year.  

Albums that receive comments below will stay in the running and ones that don't may just drop off.  It will all be a bit subjective so let see where we get to.


Top 15 Albums by views on TradConnect


1.  Caitlín Nic Gabhann - Caitlin 604 views

2.  Donall Donnelly - Tremolo 595 views

3.  Damien Mullane - 13  414 views

4.  Colm Gannon - The Rights of Man 394 views

5.  We Banjo 3 - Roots of the Banjo Tree 333 views

6.  Cara - Long Distance Love 291 views

7.  Dónal McCague - Bits N Pieces 262 views

8.  Kevin Crawford - Carrying The Tune 244 views

9.  Socks In The Frying Pan 243 views

10. Karen Ryan - The Coast Road 239 views

11. Nights in Shanaglish 232 views

12. The Olllam 225 views

13. Jack Talty & Cormac Begley - Na Fir Bolg 222 views

14. MacDara Ó Raghallaígh - Ego Trip 205 views

15. Paul McGlinchey - The Boys In The Town 201 views


So keep you Album of the Year in the running for the No.1 Spot by adding your comment below.

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Kevin Crawford-Carrying the Tune

I have to be honest and say I have not heard all these albums this year except for the odd track but for the ones I have heard in full I cannot make up my mind between

Caitlín Nic Gabhann or Macdara O Raghallaigh

Patrick Clifford's Chance of a Start

Only a truly great musician would record an album live and unaccompanied. It's got to be
Macdara O'Raghallaigh - Ego Trip!

Great album. Haven't stopped listening to it all week. It really gets everybody goin! Go on Socks in the Fryin pan!!!!

Its Socks in The Frying Pan for me. Top class debut album from what I can clearly determine are some seriously talented lads. The album ebbs and flows wonderfully. It has a brilliant modern sound and is a very well rounded piece of work from start to finish. They have my vote. This one stands out for me, no question about it.


Socks in the frying pan for album of the year, great album cant get enough of it.

Sock In The Frying Pan all the way, fantastic group to listen to, you'll be sure to be entertained by these three talented men.

too many to choose from so i'll give my top three and even my favorite set from each album

Socks in the Frying Pan - Aoife Johnston's Favourite

Damien Mullane - Master Crowley's

Caitlin Nic Gabhann - The Rookery set

Socks in the Frying Pan for album of the year all the way!!


Socks in the frying Pan, Original name and very talented lads

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