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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Handed Out

February 8, 2006

On Monday, Feb. 6, BBC 2 presented 14 Folk Awards. Host Mike Harding emceed the event, which is the 8th such ceremony. A panel of 150 industry professionals nominates musicians and vote on the winners. Big winners this year include John Tams (for Folk Singer, Best Album and Best Traditional Track), Julie Fowlis (Horizon Award), Chris Wood & Hugh Lupton (Best Original Song), Michael McGoldrick (Musician of the Year), and Kate Rusby (Best Live Act). Paul Brady and Richard Thompson were both honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Audience Vote for Most Influential Folk Album of All Time went to Fairport Convention's Liege & Lief. From the pictures, it looks like it was a fun party!

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at February 8, 2006 5:15 PM


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