British folk awards 2013

edited October 2013 in Country & Folk
I was listening to Nic Jones' classic Penguin Eggs folk album and came across this list of BBC's 2013 Radio2 Folk Awards, in case anybody is interested:

The Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 winners:

Folk Singer of the Year - Nic Jones

Best Duo - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Best Group - Lau

Musician of the Year - Kathryn Tickell

Best Original Song - Hatchlings, by Emily Portman

Best Traditional Track - Lord Douglas, by Jim Moray

Best Album - Broadside by Bellowhead

Lifetime Achievement Award - Roy Harper

Lifetime Achievement Award For Contribution to Songwriting -Dougie MacLean

Roots Award - Billy Bragg

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award - Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

Lifetime Achievement Award - Aly Bain

Horizon Award - Blair Dunlop

The list is at this link, which features a very interesting article on Nic Jones.

I didn't know about Jones' excruciating rehabilitation and his comeback efforts. Amazon is showing a DVD entitled "The Enigma of Nic Jones: The Return of Britain's Lost Folk Hero" is due to be released on November 19 in the U.S.


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