Folk Awards presented

By | Published on Friday 10 February 2012

Folk Awards

So, two acts were handed lifetime achievement prizes at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards this week, Don McLean and The Dubliners, as the annual folky gongs bash was hosted outside of London town for the very first time, taking place at the Lowry Centre in Salford. In the main categories, June Tabor and Oysterband dominated, winning four awards between them for the album they released together last year ‘Ragged Kingdom’. So well done them.

Coming up, winners. But first Radio 2 boss Bob Shennan with some words: “Folk music is enjoying a fantastic resurgence in popularity in the UK with a vibrant and varied scene. Tonight’s event proves once again how important it is for Radio 2 to schedule our annual Folk Awards as well as our weekly folk show, and I’d like to congratulate all of the winners”.

Folk Singer Of The Year: June Tabor
Best Duo: Tim Edey & Brendan Power
Best Group: June Tabor & Oysterband

Best Album: June Tabor & Oysterband – Ragged Kingdom
Best Original Song (Joint Winners): Bella Hardy – The Herring Girl, Steve Tilston – The Reckoning
Best Traditional Track: June Tabor & Oysterband – Bonny Bunch Of Roses

Horizon Award: Lucy Ward
Musician Of The Year: Tim Edey
Best Live Act: The Home Service
BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award: Ioscaid
Lifetime Achievement Awards: The Dubliners, Don Mclean
Good Tradition Awards: Ian Campbell, Bill Leader
Roots Award: Malcolm Taylor