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Simon Mayo presents the build-up to the 2017 Radio 2 Folk Awards. Here are some of the famous faces who joined us to celebrate a year of incredible folk and roots music.

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And now for the main event - here's how to watch and listen live to the 2017 Folk Awards

You can watch the Folk Awards at 7.30pm Wednesday 5 April:

  • Watch live on the BBC Red Button
  • Watch live online via the BBC Radio 2 website
  • Watch live on the BBC iPlayer

You can also listen on BBC Radio 2. Join us on BBC Radio 2 Twitter and on the BBC Radio 2 Facebook where we'll also be sharing clips throughout the evening. The hashtag on Twitter is #R2folkawards.

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