BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 Nominees Announced

Posted on November 24th, 2012 in News, Recent posts by .

Voting is now open for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 after the nominees were announced earlier this week. 

This year’s event will be taking place for the first time in Glasgow, at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on January 30 2013, as part of the Celtic Connections festival. Fiddler Duncan Chisholm (whose album Affric was one of Songlines Best Albums of 2012), Mercury Music Prize nominated Sam Lee and trio Lau have all received two nominations each.

The full list of nominees are…


FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

Nic Jones
Sam Lee
Jim Moray
Karine Polwart

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 

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

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
Grey Russell & Ciaran Algar

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK
‘Lord Douglas’ – Jim Moray
‘Tha Sneachd‘ air Druim Uachdair’ – Kathleen MacInnes
‘Unknown Air’ – Duncan Chisholm
‘Wild Wood Amber’ – Sam Lee

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
‘Hatchlings’ – Emily Portman
‘King of Birds’ – Karine Polwart
‘Tailor’ – Anaïs Mitchell
‘The Ballad of Andy Jacobs’ – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman 

*Voting closes at 7pm on November 30 2012

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