A massive congrats to the Radio 2 Folk Award nominees!

Tuesday 14 February 2017

We would like to say a massive well done to everyone who was nominated for the Radio 2 Folk Awards last week. It's so fantastic to see so many acts shorlisted who have played the Folk Festival before over the last few years and we look forward to welcoming many of you to the festival again in the future! We're so thankful to have been apart of your folk journeys.

Take a look at the nominations below:

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
Daoiri Farrell
Jim Causley
Kris Drever
Shirley Collins

BEST DUO
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Megson
O’Hooley & Tidow
Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

BEST GROUP
9Bach
Breabach
The Furrow Collective
The Gloaming

BEST ALBUM
Jarlath Henderson – Hearts Broken, Heads Turned
Jim Moray – Upcetera
Martin Green – Flit
Shirley Collins – Lodestar
Songs of Separation – Songs of Separation

HORIZON AWARD
Daoiri Farrell
Fara
Ninebarrow
Talisk

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
John McCusker
John McSherry
Mohsen Amini
Rachel Newton

BEST ORIGINAL TRACK
Fragile Water by Nancy Kerr
If Wishes Were Horses by Kris Drever
Roll Away by Martin Green feat. Adam Holmes
Sounds of Earth by Jim Moray

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK
Courting Is a Pleasure by Jarlath Henderson
Echo Mocks The Corncrake by Songs of Separation
Van Diemen’s Land by Daoiri Farrell
Willie Taylor by Julie Murphy

BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD
Amelia Coburn
Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach
Eryn Rae
Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente

For more information visit BBC Radio 2's website