BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – The Winners

A massive congratulations to all of the nominees and winners of this years BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards which took place on the 19th February at the Royal Albert Hall. A special mention goes to the Full English who won both Best Album and Best Group and Bella Hardy who took home the Folk Singer of the Year award.

The awards ceremony featured some amazing performances from the likes of Martin & Eliza Carthy, Bellowhead, Clannad and many more great acts. If you didn’t get to catch it, or just want to refresh your memory, you can check watch some of the highlights below and find all of the winners.

BEST ALBUM

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

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Bella Hardy
Runners Up
Fay Hield
Lisa Knapp
Lucy Ward

BEST GROUP

WINNER: The Full English
Runners Up
Breabach
Lau
Melrose Quartet

BEST DUO

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

HORIZON AWARD

WINNER: Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Runners Up
Olivia Chaney
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Georgia Ruth

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Aidan O’Rourke
Runners Up
Will Pound
Martin Simpson
Sam Sweeney

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

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

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK

WINNER: Willie of Winsbury – Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Runners Up
Codi Angor – Georgia Ruth
Les Bras de Mer – Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
Mary Macdonald’s – Rant

BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD

WINNER: The Mischa Macpherson Trio
Runners Up
Hattie Briggs
Gentlemen of Few
Granny’s Attic

Lifetime Achievement Awards: Martin Carthy and Clannad