The winners of the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which celebrates the best of folk, acoustic and roots music, were announced last night in Belfast. Presented once again by Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis, the awards show included performances from Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Cara Dillon, Lankum, Paul Brady, Olivia Chaney and Dónal Lunny & Zoë Conway.
Congratulations to all of this years winners which you can find below.
Horizon Award Winner: Ímar
Best Traditional Track: Banks of Newfoundland – Siobhan Miller
Best Duo: Chris Stout and Catriona McKay
Musician Of The Year: Mohsen Amini
Best Original Track: The Granite Gaze – Lankum
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dónal Lunny
Best Group: Lankum – Between the Earth and Sky
Hall of Fame: Nick Drake
BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award: Mera Royle
Best Album: The Young’uns – Strangers
Good Tradition Award: Armagh Pipers Club
Folk Singer of the Year: Karine Polwart