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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards presented

By | Published on Friday 21 February 2014

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

So, while you were all watching the BRITs on Wednesday night (or perhaps you weren’t, given that the average audience of the TV broadcast was two million down on last year), real music aficionados were tuning into their radio sets for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014. There were performances galore during the show, which was hosted this year by Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis, including a finale from Peggy Seeger, who led a tribute to her late half-brother Pete, who died last month.

Commenting on the bash, Radio 2 boss Bob Shennan told CMU: “Congratulations to everyone who won an award. It was a wonderful celebration and a reflection of just how vibrant the UK folk music scene is. As a genre, folk continues to be an important part of Radio 2’s schedule and we remain committed to broadcasting distinctive and specialist music content”.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of winners…

Folk Singer Of The Year: Bella Hardy
Best Duo: Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Best Group: The Full English
Musician Of The Year: Aidan O’Rourke
BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award: The Mischa Macpherson Trio

Best Album: The Full English – The Full English
Best Original Song: Lisa Knapp – Two Ravens
Best Traditional Track: Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer – Willie Of Winsbury

Horizon Award: Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Lifetime Achievement Award: Martin Carthy & Clannad
Good Tradition Award: Cambridge Folk Festival
Hall Of Fame: Cecil Sharp