2007 Radio 2 Folk Awards nominations announced
The nominations have been announced for the 2007 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards which will be held at The Brewery in London on Monday 5 February.
The nominated artists have been chosen by a panel of 150 music professionals
who will now decide the winners in each category in a second round of voting.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which is one of the
most-anticipated nights in the folk music calendar.
This year there is also a public vote for The Favourite Folk Track Of All
Votes can be cast via the Radio 2 Folk Awards website.
John Leonard, Producer of Radio 2's Mike Harding folk show and the Radio 2 Folk Awards, says: "These are the eighth BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
They're an occasion to celebrate the music and thank the people who bring it
"They are also a wonderful opportunity to bring folk music to the
attention of people who may not normally hear it."
The nominations (listed alphabetically) are:
Folk Singer of the Year
Tim van Eyken
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Show of Hands
Spiers & Boden
Burlesque - Bellowhead
Freedom Fields - Seth Lakeman
Game Set Match - Nic Jones
Stiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves - Tim van Eyken
Best Original Song
Daisy - Karine Polwart
Jack Frost - Mike Waterson (performed by Waterson:Carthy)
Roots - Steve Knightley (performed by Show of Hands)
Steelos - John Tams (performed by John Tams & Barry Coope)
Best Traditional Track
Green Grows the Laurel - Kris Drever
Grey Gallito - Salsa Celtica
Barleycorn - Tim van Eyken
The White Hare - Seth Lakeman
The Devil's Interval
Shona Kipling & Damien O'Kane
Musician of the Year
Best Live Act
A full list of previous winners is available at the Radio 2 Folk Awards