Wednesday, 23 January 2013

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

The nominations for this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards are...

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
  • Nic Jones
  • Sam Lee
  • Jim Moray
  • Karine Polwart
BEST DUO
  • Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
  • Hannah James & Sam Sweeney
  • O'Hooley & Tidow
  • Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
BEST GROUP
  • Bellowhead
  • Lau
  • Treacherous Orchestra
  • The Unthanks
BEST ALBUM [Public vote with five nominees]
  • Broadside – Bellowhead
  • Ground Of Its Own - Sam Lee
  • Race The Loser – Lau
  • Skulk - Jim Moray
  • Traces - Karine Polwart
The Public vote for Best Album has now closed.

HORIZON AWARD
  • Blair Dunlop
  • Luke Jackson
  • Maz O'Connor
  • Rura
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
  • Ross Ainslie
  • Duncan Chisholm
  • Sam Sweeney
  • Kathryn Tickell
BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD
  • Luke Jackson
  • Graham Mackenzie & Ciorstaidh Beaton
  • Thalla
  • Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK
  • Lord Douglas by Jim Moray
  • Tha Sneachd‘ air Druim Uachdair by Kathleen MacInnes
  • Unknown Air by Duncan Chisholm
  • Wild Wood Amber by Sam Lee
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
  • Hatchlings by Emily Portman
  • King of Birds by Karine Polwart
  • Tailor by Anaïs Mitchell
  • The Ballad of Andy Jacobs by Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
I'm backing the wonderful Karine Polwart.

1 comment:

Ben P Scott said...

disappointed they ignired the best folk album of last year by a UK legend, who really deserves more recognition. I'm talking about Nick Burbridge. The album 'Gathered' really is stunning. But the Spiral Awards have nominated him for best songwriter, so go to their site and vote for him!