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Megan Henwood's Past Five Months

Mike Harding | 17:07 UK time, Wednesday, 27 May 2009

My guest bloggers this week are Megan & Joe Henwood - current holders of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, who stunned the judges at last year's final.

They'll be telling us what life has been like since winning the award and also what plans they have for the future.

Find out how to enter the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2010.

Megan Henwood writes:

Well the past five months have been quite a whirlwind for my brother and me - I have to say the events of last December still haven't quite sunk in!

The whole experience was just so fantastic and quite honestly, neither of us expected to even get to the finals stage in the competition due to the amazing standard of the others.

I will remember that night at The Queen Elizabeth Hall for the rest of my life, although much of it I recall as being like a surreal dream, I just couldn't believe what was happening!

Joe and I are so looking forward to playing the festivals and doing the live session for Radio 2, but we've been lucky enough to have had some great experiences already since that crazy night, here are just a few:

We supported the jaw-droppingly amazing, singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, which was incredibly special as I have adored her music for years.

We were honoured to attend the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which was a marvellous evening of music and merriment - meeting THE James Taylor being a personal highlight.

We had a great evening at the Nettlebed Folk Club with the magnificent Lucy Ward - she is a joy to watch perform and has so much passion for song.

I have just been recording, and the unbelievably talented Peter Knight played his fiddle like no other on two of the tracks - what a privilege!

All in all, the last few months have been really rather beautiful and I am very grateful to all who have played a part in making it so!

Joe will be back with the next blog on Friday.


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