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Folk Awards Highlights

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 February 2013

Mark Radcliffe presents an hour of the best folk and acoustic music, with the latest releases, classic tracks and news from the folk world.

This week, Mark looks back at the 14th annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, held last Wednesday at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall.

The event celebrated the achievements of folk's finest musicians over the past 12 months, and honoured such great names as Billy Bragg, Aly Bain, Roy Harper and Dougie MacLean.

The new Radio 2 Folk Show sees Mark Radcliffe explore the wide and wonderful range of traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music from around the UK and the world, with regular live sessions and interviews. Upcoming live sessions will come from Heidi Talbot & friends (13 February), Richard Thompson (20 February), and Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer (27 February).

Music Played

12 items
  • Image for Julie Fowlis

    Julie Fowlis Hùg Air A' Bhonaid Mhòir

    Cuilidh, Shoeshine Records SPIT032

  • Image for The Old Dance School

    The Old Dance School Craigie Hill

    Chasing The Light, Transition TRANSCD05

  • Image for Kris Drever & Éamonn Coyne

    Kris Drever & Éamonn Coyne Ceapaval

    Storymap, Reveal REVEAL014CDX

  • Image for Dougie MacLean & Friends

    Dougie MacLean & Friends Caledonia

    Live performance

  • Image for Spiers & Boden

    Spiers & Boden Bold Sir Rylas

    The Works, Navigator NAVIGATOR046

  • Image for Carthy Hardy Farrell Young

    Carthy Hardy Farrell Young Dewdrop

    Laylam, HemHem

  • Image for Dominic Behan

    Dominic Behan Dicey Reilly

    Down By The Liffeyside, Topic Records TSDL035

  • Image for The Dubliners

    The Dubliners McAlpine's Fusiliers

    Finnegan Wakes, Transatlantic

  • Image for Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

    Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham Herr Roloff's Farewell

    Live performance

  • Image for Heidi Talbot

    Heidi Talbot Will I Ever Get To Sleep?

    Angels Without Wings, Navigator

  • Image for Ducie

    Ducie Lusignac

    Mancunia, Ducie Music DUCIE001

  • Image for Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

    Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker Hares On The Mountain

    The Seas Are Deep, Record Union


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