2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations

The nominations for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards were announced last night and Proper are delighted to be representing the majority of nominees. Next year will be the 15th anniversary of the event which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 19th February 2014. Performers at the awards in February will include Bellowhead, Clannad, Martin and Eliza Carthy, Suzanne Vega and Fisherman’s Friends.

The Best Album category is this year open to the public vote and you can visit the BBC website to cast your vote, the nominees include The Full English, Lisa Knapps ‘Hidden Seam’, Martin Simpsons ‘Vagrant Stanzas’, Linda Thompsons ‘Won’t Be Long Now’ and ‘Child Ballads’ by Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer.

Folk Singer of the Year

Bella Hardy
Fay Hield
Lisa Knapp
Lucy Ward

Best Duo

Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Best Group

Breabach
The Full English
Lau
Melrose Quartet

Best Album

Child Ballads – Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
The Full English – The Full English
Hidden Seam – Lisa Knapp
Vagrant Stanzas – Martin Simpson
Won’t Be Long Now – Linda Thompson

Horizon Award

Olivia Chaney
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Georgia Ruth

Musician of the Year

Aidan O’Rourke
Will Pound
Martin Simpson
Sam Sweeney

Best Original Song

Love’s For Babies and Fools – Linda Thompson
None the Wiser – Chris Wood
Swimming in the Longest River – Olivia Chaney
Two Ravens – Lisa Knapp

Best Traditional Track

Codi Angor – Georgia Ruth
Les Bras de Mere – Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
Mary Macdonald’s – Rant
Willie of Winsbury – Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award

Hattie Briggs
Gentlemen of Few
Granny’s Attic
The Mishca Macpherson Trio