BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

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The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards celebrate outstanding achievement during the previous year within the field of folk music. The awards have been given annually since 2000 by British radio station BBC Radio 2.

The nominees are chosen by a panel of between 100 to 150 music industry representatives, including broadcasters, journalists, festival organisers, record company directors, agents and promoters. The representatives can vary from year to year and are selected by the production team behind the awards, Smooth Operations Ltd. Smooth Operations is run by the long serving BBC producer, John Leonard.

The award ceremony, which takes place early in February, was presented by Mike Harding from 2000 till 2012, and broadcast on BBC Radio 2. Mark Radcliffe took over presenting the ceremony in 2013. In 2004 the awards were shown on television for the first time, on BBC Four. In 2011 the entire event was broadcast live on television via the BBC's red button.

Award winners[edit]

2014[edit]

  • Folk singer of the year: Bella Hardy
  • Best Duo: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin
  • Best Group: The Full English
  • Best Album: The Full English – The Full English
  • Horizon Award: Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar
  • Musician of the year: Aidan O'Rourke
  • Young Folk Award: The Mischa Macpherson Trio
  • Best Original Song: Two Ravens – Lisa Knapp
  • Best Traditional Track: Willie of Winsbury – Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer
  • Lifetime achievement award: Clannad and Martin Carthy
  • Good Tradition Award: Cambridge Folk Festival
  • Hall Of Fame: Cecil Sharp

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

2008[edit]

2007[edit]

Simon Nicol of Fairport Convention photographed at the 2007 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

2006[edit]

2005[edit]

2004[edit]

2003[edit]

2002[edit]

2001[edit]

2000[edit]

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