|Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album|
|Awarded for||quality traditional folk music albums|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album was awarded from 1987 to 2011. Until 1993 the award was known as the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Recording.
An award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was also presented. Prior to 1987 contemporary and traditional folk were combined as the Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.
The award was discontinued in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. In 2012 this category was merged with Best Contemporary Folk Album to form the new Best Folk Album category.
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.
|1987||Doc Watson||Riding the Midnight Train|
|1988||Ladysmith Black Mambazo||Shaka Zulu|
|1989||Various Artists||Folkways: A Vision Shared|
|1990||Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir||Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares, Volume II|
|1991||Doc Watson||On Praying Ground|
|1992||Various Artists||The Civil War|
|1993||The Chieftains||An Irish Evening|
|1994||The Chieftains||The Celtic Harp: A Tribute to Edward Bunting|
|1995||Bob Dylan||World Gone Wrong|
|1996||Ramblin' Jack Elliott||South Coast|
|1998||BeauSoleil||L'Amour Ou La Folie|
|1999||The Chieftains||Long Journey Home|
|2000||June Carter Cash||Press On|
|2001||Dave Alvin||Public Domain|
|2002||Various Artists||Down from the Mountain|
|2004||June Carter Cash||Wildwood Flower|
|2005||Various Artists||Beautiful Dreamer|
|2006||Tim O'Brien||Fiddler's Green|
|2007||Bruce Springsteen||We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions|
|2008||Levon Helm||Dirt Farmer|
|2009||Pete Seeger||At 89|
|2010||Loudon Wainwright III||High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project|
|2011||Carolina Chocolate Drops||Genuine Negro Jig|