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The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Date: 1 February 2010

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Mike Harding
Wed 1900-2030

Folk Awards 2011:: 
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Adrian Edmonson & The Bad Shepherds

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards took place on 1 February 2010 in London.
Hear it  ::  Mike Harding show on Wednesday 3 February
Watch highlights :: See video of some of the best performances on this website from Wednesday 3 February.

The show was presented by Mike Harding and there were performances from:
Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds, Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, Nanci Griffith, Lau, Dick Gaughan, Show of Hands and The Transatlantic Sessions.

:: Nanci Griffith performs The Loving Kind::
::The Transatlantic Sessions and Cara Dillon - Spencer The Rover::
::Cara Dillon performs The Verdant Braes Of Skreen::

:: See the photos from the event ::

Lifetime Achievement Award: Nanci Griffith and Dick Gaughan
Good Tradition Award: The Transatlantic Sessions
Folk Singer Of The Year: Jon Boden
Best Duo: Show of Hands
Best Group: Lau
Best Album: Hill of Thieves - Cara Dillon
Best Original Song: Arrogance Ignorance and Greed - Steve Knightley (performed by Show of Hands)
Best Traditional Track: Sir Patrick Spens - Martin Simpson
Horizon Award:: Sam Carter
Musician Of The Year: John Kirkpatrick
Best Live Act: Bellowhead
Folk Club Of The Year: The Magpies Nest
:: Get the full winners list and links for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010 ::

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards is an occasion to celebrate folk music and the people who make it. The event was started in 1999 as a way of celebrating the folk world's achievements, an opportunity to get artists and industry people together and thank them for their work over the previous twelve months.

It's also a chance to showcase to the media just some of the artists and music that we, the people who work in the industry, have been particularly proud of during the year.

Exclusive Video

Watch Donovan at this year's Radio 2 Folk Awards

You can see this year's event live online and, if you have digital television, by pressing the Red Button on any BBC TV channels.

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