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BBC Radio 2 has announced their Folk Awards 2012 nominees and folk lovers are now looking forward to the February event. For the the first time, the awards show will be held outside of London at The Lowry, Salford.
And the nominees are (drumroll please)…
FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
Tim Edey & Brendan Power
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
Spiers & Boden
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight
The Home Service
June Tabor & Oysterband
Last – The Unthanks
Purpose & Grace – Martin Simpson
Ragged Kingdom – June Tabor & Oysterband
Saturnine – Jackie Oates
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
‘The Herring Girl’ – Bella Hardy
‘Last ‘– Adrian McNally (performed by The Unthanks)
‘On Morecambe Bay’ – Kevin Littlewood (performed by Christy Moore)
‘The Reckoning’ – Steve Tilston
BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK
‘Bonny Bunch of Roses’ – June Tabor & Oysterband
‘Lakes of Ponchartrain’ – Martin Simpson
‘Maids When You’re Young’– Lucy Ward
‘Sweet Lover of Mine’ – Emily Smith
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
BEST LIVE ACT
The Home Service
BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD
For more information, please visit the Radio 2 website.
Also taking place this weekend is the mighty Cambridge Folk Festival at Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge.
The festival, which first took place in autumn 1964, is renowned for its eclectic mix of music and a wide definition of what might be considered ‘folk’. The best traditional folk artists from the UK and Ireland rub shoulders with more contemporary acts, the finest American country, blues and roots artists, acclaimed singer-songwriters and even the odd pop star. Bluegrass, gospel, cajun, zydeco, jazz, world, klezmer and a ceilidh are also regular features. The line-up has reflected the many changes in the music scene from the 60s to the present and is always a hotbed mix of the old and the new. The list of performers who have appeared reads like a who’s who and the festival has been a launching pad for many now well-known artists.
This year’s eclectic line-up includes: The Robert Cray Band, Frank Turner, Pentangle, Penguin Cafe, Femi Kuti And The Postive force, The Fisherman’s Friends, Chris Wood, The Secret Sisters, Newton Faulkner, Bellowhead, Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Raul Malo, Laura Marling, and Mary Chapin Carpenter Rumer, James Vincent McMorrow, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs, Danú, Justin Townes Earle, Orkestra del Sol, Saltfishforty, Tickled Pink, Bedlam, The Peatbog Faeries featuring The Wayward Boys, Frankie Gavin & De Dannan, Spiers & Boden, Anxo Lorenzo Band, Jim Moray’s Silent Ceilidh, The Spooky Men’s Chorale, Admiral Fallow, The Peatbog Faeries featuring The Wayward Boys, Home Service, Villagers, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Caitlin Rose, Abigail Washburn & The Village, Damien O’Kane, Moore Moss Rutter, and more.