The nominees for this years BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards which celebrates the best of folk, acoustic and roots music, were announced last night on The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. We’re delighted to see Proper distributed artists included among the nominees in all but one category. Congratulations to everyone whose been nominated this year (find a list of all of the nominees below), we’ll look forward to seeing you all and finding out the winners at the awards show in Belfast on April 4th.
Once again the public get to choose the winner of Best Album from the four nominees, you can cast a vote for your favourite here.
You can find out more about the Folk Awards and buy your tickets for the show on the BBC website here.
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band – Big Machine
Karine Polwart with Pippa Murphy – A Pocket of Wind Resistance
Lankum – Between the Earth and Sky
The Young’uns – Strangers
FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
Chris Stout & Catriona McKay
O’Hooley & Tidow
Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
BEST ORIGINAL TRACK
Be The Man – The Young’uns
Cân y cŵn – Gwyneth Glyn
The Granite Gaze – Lankum
The Great Saint Lawrence River – Declan O’Rourke
BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK
Banks of Newfoundland – Siobhan Miller
Lisa Lân – Alaw
Lowlands of Holland – Ye Vagabonds
The Life of a Man / Greensleeves – Chris Foster
BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD
Josiah & Ludwig
The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and this year’s inductee into the Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of Fame will be announced soon.