News: BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees Announced

This year’s list of nominees for the BBC Folk Awards has now been announced!

 The awards will take place on January 30th 2013,
and will be presented at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, to form part of the Celtic Connections festival

The nominees this year 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

Cast your vote here!
Voting closes at 7pm on November 30th

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