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The Top 20 folk albums of 2011 revealed

18/01/2012

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Laura Marling

By Dan Lane

Sales of folk music increased significantly over the last twelve months new data from the Official Charts Company reveals.

Lead by BRIT Award winner Laura Marling and celebrated Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell, sales of folk albums were up 20% in 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Folk albums now account for 1.6% of all albums sold in the UK.

The Top 20 folk albums bought in 2011 were as follows:

The Top 20 folk albums of 2011
01 I SPEAK BECAUSE I CAN - LAURA MARLING
02 MOON OVER IRELAND - DANIEL O'DONNELL
03 A CREATURE I DON'T KNOW - LAURA MARLING
04 THE COLLECTION - BOB DYLAN
05 TRACY CHAPMAN - TRACY CHAPMAN
06 HEDONISM - BELLOWHEAD
07 THE HARROW & THE HARVEST - GILLIAN WELCH
08 PORT ISAAC'S FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS - PORT ISAAC'S FISHERMAN'S
09 ALAS I CANNOT SWIM - LAURA MARLING
10 DIAMOND MINE - KING CREOSOTE & JON HOPKINS
11 BARTON HOLLOW - CIVIL WARS
12 DYLAN - BOB DYLAN
13 LAST - UNTHANKS
14 BLUE - JONI MITCHELL
15 SOLID AIR - JOHN MARTYN
16 SMART FLESH - LOW ANTHEM
17 WHILE MORTALS SLEEP - KATE RUSBY
18 BEYOND HERE LIES NOTHIN' THE COLLECTION - BOB DYLAN
19 COLLECTION - TRACY CHAPMAN
20 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS - BOB DYLAN

© 2012 The Official Charts Company.

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