The best folk albums of 2022 | Folk music

10. Ficino Ensemble and Michelle O’Rourke – Folk Songs

Italian electronic music pioneer Luciano Berio’s arrangements of traditional music from Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Italy and the US were given bewitching new interpretations by the Irish chamber music ensemble. Michelle O’Rourke’s bright, baroque delivery alternately cossets and jolts.

Endangered culture … Oki plays a five-stringed ancient harp
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