BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - winners
Treble win for Karine Polwart, Lifetime Achievement
awards for Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Tom Paxton and Folk Singer of the
Year for Martin Carthy
Scottish singer/songwriter Karine Polwart
scooped three awards at this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, held tonight
(Monday 14 February).
Karine was presented with Best Album, for her highly acclaimed
debut solo album Faultlines, by Charles Kennedy MP, Leader of the Liberal
Democrats; Noddy Holder presented Karine with the award for Best Original
Song; and Roddy Woomble from Idlewild presented her with the Horizon Award,
which acknowledged her outstanding achievements in the past year.
The Folk Singer of the Year Award went to legendary British
folk singer Martin Carthy, who also performed at the
ceremony. The award was presented by actor Bernard
Gerald Kaufman MP also presented Martin with the Best
Traditional Track award.
Two pioneers of folk music, Ramblin' Jack Elliot
and Tom Paxton, received Lifetime Achievement awards.
Radio 2 broadcaster Bob Harris presented Ramblin' Jack
Elliot with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Paxton was presented
with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Song Writing by fellow singer/songwriter
Both Elliot and Paxton also performed.
Author Terry Pratchett presented Steeleye Span
with the Good Tradition Award.
Northumberland piper Kathryn Tickell
was presented with the Musician of the Year Award by previous Musician
of the Year winner John McCusker.
The awards also featured performances from Steeleye Span,
Karine Polwart, Martin Carthy with Martin Simpson, Kathryn Tickell, Oysterband
Big Session, Eddi Reader and Bellowhead.
The sixth annual Radio 2 Folk Awards were co-hosted by
Mike Harding and Mary Ann Kennedy and
took place at The Brewery in London.
The Awards can be heard on Radio 2 on Wednesday 16 February
(7.00-9.00pm) and are broadcast on BBC FOUR on Friday 18 February (9.30-11.00pm).
Results of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2005
Best Duo: Aly
Bain and Phil Cunningham. Award presented by Barbara Dickson
Best Dance Act: Whapweasel.
Award presented by Ashley Hutchings
Musician of the Year:
Kathryn Tickell. Award presented by John McCusker
Best Live Act: Bellowhead.
Award presented by The Archers' Buffy Davies
Best Group: Oysterband
Big Session. Award presented by Bruce Dickinson
Horizon Award: Karine
Polwart. Award presented by Roddy Woomble
Best Traditional Track:
Martin Carthy. Award presented by Gerald Kaufman MP
Lifetime Achievement for Song
Writing: Tom Paxton. Award presented by Ralph
Best Original Song:
Karine Polwart. Award presented by Noddy Holder
Folk Club of the Year:
Hitchin Folk Club. Award presented by Chris While and
Good Tradition Award:
Steeleye Span. Award presented by Terry Pratchett
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Ramblin' Jack Elliot. Award presented by Bob Harris
Best Album: Karine
Polwart. Award presented by Charles Kennedy MP
Folk Singer of the Year:
Martin Carthy. Award presented by Bernard Hill
Full details on the Radio 2 Folk Awards (including the
history of the Awards) and information on Radio 2's folk and acoustic
output is available at bbc.co.uk/radio2.