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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 03 February 2010

Mike Harding presents highlights of the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards show from The Brewery in London. The Folk Awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music from the past twelve months and acknowledge significant contributions through the presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Nanci Griffith and Dick Gaughan, two artists who have influenced generations of musicians and music fans alike, will be presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards and both will perform in the show. Plus the groundbreaking TV series The Transatlantic Sessions, which has brought together the finest folk and traditional musicians from Scotland, Ireland and North America is to be given the Good Tradition Award for its continuing contribution to folk music.

The Awards show will also feature performances by the 2009 Best Group Lau and by six times nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist Martin Simpson. Irish Singer Cara Dillon will perform a song from her latest album, while Best Live Act nominees The Bad Shepherds and Best Duo nominees Show of Hands will also provide live music.

Guest presenters include musician Richard Hawley, poet Ian McMillan, Kevin Whately and Zoe Wanamaker.

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for The Bad Shepherds

    The Bad Shepherds I Fought the Law / Cockers at Pockers (Live Performance)

  • Image for Cara Dillon

    Cara Dillon The Verdant Braes of Skreen (Live Performance)

  • Image for Martin Simpson

    Martin Simpson Sir Patrick Spens (Live Performance)

  • Image for Nanci Griffith

    Nanci Griffith The Loving Kind (Live Performance)

  • Image for Lau

    Lau The Burrian (Live Performance)

  • Image for Dick Gaughan

    Dick Gaughan Both Sides the Tweed (Live Performance)

  • Image for Show of Hands

    Show of Hands Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed (Live Performance)

  • Image for The Transatlantic Sessions

    The Transatlantic Sessions Man of Constant Sorrow (Live Performance)


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