Radio 2 Folk Awards presented

By | Published on Wednesday 9 February 2011

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So, it was the Radio 2 Folk Awards on Monday night, and the BBC really stepped up its coverage of the ceremony this year, meaning performances and clips are now available online and on the BBC red button, or you can listen to the whole thing radio style on the iPlayer. Donovan was presented with a lifetime achievement gong, so expect lots of clips of him singing songs.

Meanwhile, here’s a quote from Radio 2 boss Bob Shennan, and then look out for a full list of this year’s winners: “The Folk Awards are a highlight of the Radio 2 music calendar and perfectly exemplify the network’s commitment to a rich and diverse range of music. As the folk scene goes from strength to strength I’m really proud of Radio 2’s involvement in the genre”.

Best Group: Bellowhead
Folk Singer Of The Year: Chris Wood
Musician Of The Year: Andy Cutting
The Roots Award: The Levellers
Best Duo: Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Best Live Act: Bellowhead
Young Folk Award: Moore/Ross/Rutter

Best Traditional Track: Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson – Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Best Original Song: Chris Wood – Hollow Point
Album Of The Year: Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson – Gift

Horizon Award: Ewan McLennan
The Good Tradition Award: Port Issac’s Fisherman’s Friends
Lifetime Achievement Award: Donovan