UK Folk Awards announce winners

Julie Fowlis, Rachel Unthank & The Winterset and more

news: Thursday 7th February 2008

The Folk Awards awards were held at The Brewery in London on Monday evening and broadcast on Radio 2 last night. Folk music is starting to become trendy again and many of the winners and nominees tour the UK extensively. This year the old 'bearded' folk veterans are replaced in the main by young up and coming artists.

Folk Singer Of The Year Julie Fowlis

Also Nominated:
Jez Lowe
Kate Rusby
Martin Simpson

Best Duo John Tams & Barry Coope

Also Nominated:
Show of Hands
Spiers & Boden
While & Matthews

Best Group Lau

Also Nominated:
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset

Best Album Prodigal Son - Martin Simpson

Also Nominated:
Lightweights & Gentlemen - Lau
The Bairns - Rachel Unthank & The Winterset
The Imagined Village - Various Artists

Best Original Song Never Any Good - Martin Simpson

Also Nominated:
Bitter Boy - Kate Rusby
Dad's Gonna Kill Me - Richard Thompson
Three Black Feathers - Bella Hardy

Best Traditional Track Cold Haily Rainy Night - The Imagined Village

Also Nominated:
Andrew Lammie - Martin Simpson
Blacksmith - Lisa Knapp
John Barbury - Kate Rusby

Horizon Award Rachel Unthank & The Winterset

Also Nominated:
Bella Hardy
Jackie Oates
Lisa Knapp

Musician Of The Year Andy Cutting

Also Nominated:
John McCusker
Martin Green
Martin Simpson

Best Live Act Bellowhead

Also Nominated:
Rachel Unthank & The Winterset
Show of Hands

Lifetime Achievement Award John Martyn

Good Tradition Award Shirley Collins

Folk Club Of The Year Dartford Folk Club

article by: Scott Williams

published: 07/02/2008 12:34


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