|Always one of best parts of the annual BBC Folk Awards is the Horizon category. It's had an impressive strike rate: previous winners Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Jim Moray, Spiers & Boden and Cara Dillon were joined this year by undoubted future star Kris Drever. As you’d expect with this sort of lineup, other artists who made the nominees but failed to take the prize are also quite good: This year’s multi winner Seth Lakeman for one.
So welcome to Folk Rising. A compilation that goes beyond the four nominees for the Horizon award and showcases the best talent who meet the criteria of being a) under 30 and b) basically of the folk tradition. It also draws from all corners of these Isles, covering England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Compiled by the same people that bring you the Folk Awards compilation CD each year.