Live: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012

Last night hosted the very wonderful BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012, at The Lowry, Salford

Amongst this year’s deserving winners were the likes of June Tabor And The Oysterband, The Home Service, The Dubliners and Don Mclean…and below is the list of all the nominees, categories and winners, followed by a couple of live performances from the evening’s festivities….

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

Jon Boden
Jackie Oates
Emily Smith
June Tabor

BEST DUO

Tim Edey & Brendan Power
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
Spiers & Boden
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight

BEST GROUP

Bellowhead
The Home Service
June Tabor & Oysterband
The Unthanks

BEST ALBUM

Last – The Unthanks
Purpose & Grace – Martin Simpson
Ragged Kingdom – June Tabor & Oysterband
Saturnine – Jackie Oates

BEST ORIGINAL SONG (Joint Winners)

The Herring Girl – Bella Hardy
Last – Adrian McNally (performed by The Unthanks)
On Morecambe Bay – Kevin Littlewood (performed by Christy Moore)
The Reckoning – Steve Tilston

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK

Bonny Bunch of Roses – June Tabor & Oysterband
Lakes of Ponchartrain – Martin Simpson
Maids When You’re Young – Lucy Ward
Sweet Lover of Mine – Emily Smith

HORIZON AWARD

Megan Henwood
Lady Maisery
Pilgrims’ Way
Lucy Ward

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Andy Cutting
Tim Edey
Will Pound
Martin Simpson

BEST LIVE ACT

Bellowhead
The Home Service
Peatbog Faeries
The Unthanks

BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD

Sunjay Brayne
Blair Dunlop
Ioscaid
Graham Mackenzie

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Dubliners

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Don McLean

GOOD TRADITION AWARD

Ian Campbell

GOOD TRADITION AWARD

Bill Leader

ROOTS AWARD

Malcolm Taylor