News: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013

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Last night, the prestigious and ever-wonderful BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards took place,
in a ceremony held at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis hosted the show, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards are an annual celebration of the UK’s vibrant folk scene
and recognise achievements over the past 12 months,
as well as giving awards to honour outstanding lifetime contributions

Below, we have a list of all this year’s categories and winners…

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR – Nic Jones

BEST DUO – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

BEST GROUP – Lau

HORIZON AWARD – Blair Dunlop

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR – Kathryn Tickell

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – Hatchlings – Emily Portman

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK – Lord Douglas – Jim Moray

BEST ALBUM – Broadside – Bellowhead

BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD – Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Aly Bain

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Roy Harper

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO SONGWRITING – Dougie MacLean

ROOTS AWARD – Billy Bragg

The awards will be available to watch in full for the next seven days, alongside clips of the night’s performances, via the Radio 2 website. Highlights of the ceremony will also be on the BBC Red Button from this evening