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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominations 2013

  • November 22, 2012

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013We’re delighted to announce that several Navigator Records artists have been nominated for the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards which will take place at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 30 January 2013 as part of the prestigious Celtic Connections festival. Once again the awards are open to the public and tickets can be bought from the Celtic Connections box office. The nominees were announced last night on Mike Harding’s BBC Radio 2 show which you can listen to now on the iPlayer.

In the best duo category Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have both been nominated, Kathryn and Sean have also been nominated in the Best Original Song category for their haunting song ‘The Ballad of Andy Jacobs’.

In the Best Group category, which is open to a public vote (You can cast your vote here) Bellowhead and Treacherous Orchestra both receive nominations, whilst Bellowhead are also nominated in the Best Album category for ‘Broadside’. A big congratulations to all of the nominees!

About The Event

The Folk Awards have become a much anticipated annual event in the folk world with previous years featuring incredible performances from James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Bellowhead, Laura Marling, Don McLean, The Dubliners, Seth Lakeman, Christy Moore, Oysterband and June Tabor, Martin Simpson and many more. You can find the full list of nominees below:

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 in the Best Album category ::

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

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