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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis host the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.jpg
Event hosts, Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in folk music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBBC Radio 2
First awarded2000; 20 years ago (2000)
Websitebbc.co.uk/folkawards
Television/radio coverage
NetworkBBC (2000-2019)

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

Award recipients have included Joan Baez, Cat Stevens, John Martyn, Steve Earle, The Dubliners, Martin Carthy, Billy Bragg, Shirley Collins, Kate Rusby, Cara Dillon, Eliza Carthy, Bellowhead, June Tabor, Oysterband, Aly Bain, Richard Thompson, Nancy Kerr, Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands, Lau, Tom Paxton, Don McLean, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Nic Jones, Bella Hardy, Rhiannon Giddens, Norma Waterson, The Chieftains, Joan Armatrading and James Taylor.

History

The event has been staged at The Brewery in London, The Lowry theatre in Salford, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and in 2014, 2016 and 2017, the Royal Albert Hall.[1] In 2015 the event was staged at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.[2] In 2018, the event was held in Northern Ireland, at the Belfast Waterfront.[3] The 20th annual Folk Awards took place on 16 October 2019 at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester during the Manchester Folk Festival.[4]

The Folk Awards was hosted by Mike Harding between 2000 and 2012, and broadcast on BBC Radio 2. Mark Radcliffe and Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis took over presenting the ceremony in 2013. In 2004 the awards were shown on television for the first time, on BBC Four. The event has been streamed live in audio and video on the BBC Radio 2 website, the BBC iPlayer and/or the BBC Red Button TV service.[5]

The Young Folk Award was added to the event in 2011, having previously been awarded in a separate ceremony.[6][7]

In 2016, Rhiannon Giddens became the first American (and first non-British) winner of the 'Folk Singer of the Year' award.

Voting

The nominees in most categories are chosen by a panel of 150 representatives from the British folk world, including broadcasters, journalists, record producers, festival organisers, venue bookers, record company directors, agents and promoters. The panelists can vary slightly from year to year, with new panelists being invited (or self-applying) each year. The final panel is selected by the Folk Awards committee, which includes staff from the BBC, the production company 7digital Creative, and representatives from outside those organisations.[8]

The 'Best Original Track' and 'Best Traditional Track' categories are chosen by smaller specialist panels of judges, and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award - presented as part of the Folk Awards - is decided by a standalone contest.[8]

The 'Best Album' category is decided by a public vote, hosted on the BBC website.[1]

Compilation album

A Folk Awards double-album,[9] featuring music by most of the nominees, was released annually by the event's producers in collaboration with BBC Radio 2 and the record label and distribution company, Proper Music. The album was distributed physically and digitally.[9]

Hall of Fame

In 2014, a posthumous award was introduced to celebrate the contribution of significant figures in folk music's past.[10]

Award winners

2019

Presenter Mark Radcliffe was also presented with a special Folk Award to celebrate his 40 years in radio.

Venue: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester[4]

2018

Venue: Belfast Waterfront[11]

2017

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London[12]

2016

  • Best Original Song: Mackerel - The Rheingans Sisters

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London[13]

2015

Venue: Millennium Centre, Cardiff[14]

2014

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London[15]

2013

Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall[16]

2012

Venue: The Lowry, Salford[17]

2011

Venue: The Brewery, London[18][6]

2010

2009

2008

2007

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

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002[19]

2001

2000

References

  1. ^ a b "2017, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - Folk Album of the Year - BBC Radio 2". BBC.
  2. ^ Irwin, Colin (23 April 2015). "Homegrown talent shines as Wales hosts BBC folk awards" – via The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Folk awards go to Belfast for first time". BBC News. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ a b "BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 announces performances and Lifetime Achievement Award". BBC. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "BBC - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ a b "BBC - Press Office - Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 winners announced". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ BBC. "BBC - Radio 2 - Events - Young Folk Award 2010". Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ a b "BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Rules".
  9. ^ a b "BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017". Proper Music Distribution. 9 March 2017. Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "BBC - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 - Winners Revealed". Folking.com. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 Winners Announced". Folking.com. 6 April 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 winners are...". Folking.com. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "The Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Announced". Folking.com. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2014". Folking.com. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "BBC - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 winners announced - Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 Winners Announced". Folking.com. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 Winners | Folk Radio". Folk Radio UK - Folk Music Magazine. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Folk honours its heroes". BBC News Online. 11 February 2002. Retrieved 2016.

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