BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013

The Folk Awards 2013 took place at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 30 January 2013 as part of the Celtic Connections festival.

The Folk Awards have become a much anticipated annual event in the folk world with previous years featuring incredible performances from James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Bellowhead, Laura Marling, Don McLean, The Dubliners, Seth Lakeman, Christy Moore, Oysterband and June Tabor, Martin Simpson and many more.

Nominees for the 2013 awards are listed below, with the awards winners noted in CAPITALS.

The Winners and Nominees

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

  • Winner - NIC JONES
  • Sam Lee
  • Jim Moray
  • Karine Polwart

BEST DUO

  • Winner - KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN
  • Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
  • Hannah James & Sam Sweeney
  • O'Hooley & Tidow

BEST GROUP

  • Winner - LAU
  • Bellowhead
  • Treacherous Orchestra
  • The Unthanks

BEST ALBUM [Public vote]

  • Winner - BROADSIDE – BELLOWHEAD
  • Ground Of Its Own - Sam Lee
  • Race The Loser – Lau
  • Skulk - Jim Moray
  • Traces - Karine Polwart

HORIZON AWARD

  • Winner - BLAIR DUNLOP
  • Luke Jackson
  • Maz O'Connor
  • Rura

ROOTS AWARD

  • Recipient - BILLY BRAGG

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Winner - KATHRYN TICKELL
  • Ross Ainslie
  • Duncan Chisholm
  • Sam Sweeney

BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD

  • Winner - GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR
  • Luke Jackson
  • Graham Mackenzie & Ciorstaidh Beaton
  • Thalla

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK

  • Winner - LORD DOUGLAS by JIM MORAY
  • Tha Sneachd‘ air Druim Uachdair by Kathleen MacInnes
  • Unknown Air by Duncan Chisholm
  • Wild Wood Amber by Sam Lee

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • Winner - HATCHLINGS by EMILY PORTMAN
  • King of Birds by Karine Polwart
  • Tailor by Anaïs Mitchell
  • The Ballad of Andy Jacobs by Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Recipient - ALY BAIN
  • Recipient - ROY HARPER

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO SONGWRITING

  • Recipient - DOUGIE MACLEAN

:: Read the 2013 Awards Categories and Eligibility Criteria ::