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Pentangle at the Radio 2 Folk Awards

Radio 2 Folk Awards 2007 - the winners

Legendary folk group Pentangle re-form for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards


Luminaries of the British Folk music scene were out in force last night to see the return of one of its most iconic and influential groups of all time.


Legendary British folk group Pentangle re-formed after nearly four decades to perform and receive the much coveted Lifetime Achievement award at this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.


Sir David Attenborough presented the award to original Pentangle band members Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee, Terry Cox and Danny Thompson.


The group also performed for an audience which included Jennifer Saunders, Peter Gabriel, Nick Park, Louis de Bernieres, Lembit Opik MP, Bill Oddie and Rosanne Cash.


Other winners on the night included Seth Lakeman, Folk Singer of the Year and Best Album; Chris Thile, Musician of the Year; Karine Polwart with Best Original Song (Daisy); and Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick won Best Duo.


Eleven-piece folk big band Bellowhead scooped two awards – Best Group and Best Live Act.


The awards featured performances from: Rosanne Cash, Salsa Celtica, Show Of Hands, Carthy & Swarbrick, Chris Thile, Karine Polwart, Seth Lakeman and Bellowhead.


The eighth annual Radio 2 Folk Awards were at The Brewery in London and hosted by Radio 2's Mike Harding.


Results of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2007


In order of presentation...


Duo Of The Year

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick - presented by Nick Park


Best Traditional Track

Barleycorn by Tim van Eyken - presented by Andrew Motion


Horizon Award

Kris Drever - presented by Archie Fisher


Folk Club Of The Year

Ram Club, Esher - presented by Vin Garbutt


Best Live Act

Bellowhead - presented by Lembit Opik


Lifetime Achievement Award

Danny Thompson - presented by Peter Gabriel


Best Album

Freedom Fields by Seth Lakeman - presented by Moya Brennan


Best Original Song

Daisy by Karine Polwart - presented by Rosanne Cash


Favourite Folk Track Of All Time (as voted by Radio 2 listeners)

Who Knows Where The Time Goes (performed by Fairport Convention and written by Sandy Denny) - presented by Bill Oddie


Best Group

Bellowhead - presented by Philip Selway


The Good Tradition Award

Nic Jones - presented by Kate Rusby


Musician Of The Year

Chris Thile - presented by Louis de Bernieres


Lifetime Achievement Award

Pentangle - presented by Sir David Attenborough


Folk Singer Of The Year

Seth Lakeman - presented by Jennifer Saunders


BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards highlights show, Wednesday 7 February 2007, 7-9pm


CH/Radio 2 Publicity




Category: Radio 2
Date: 06.02.2007
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