PREVIOUS WINNERS

2006

Best Album
The Reckoning - John Tams
Folk Singer of the year John Tams
Best Duo John Spiers & Jon Boden
Best Original Song One In A Million - Chris Wood & Hugh Lupton
Best Traditional Track Bitter Withy - John Tams
Horizon Award Julie Fowlis
Musician of the Year Michael McGoldrick
Lifetime Achievement Award Paul Brady
Lifetime Achievement Award Richard Thompson
Best Live Act Kate Rusby
Good Tradition Award Ashley Hutchings
Folk Club Award Red Lion, Birmingham
Most Influential Folk Album Of All Time Liege & Lief - Fairport Convention (Audience Vote)

2005

Folk Singer of the Year
Martin Carthy
Best Duo Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
Best Group Oysterband Big Session
Best Album Faultlines - Karine Polwart
Best Original Song The Sun's Comin' Over The Hill - Karine Polwart
Best Traditional Track Famous Flower Of Serving Men - Martin Carthy
Musician of the Year Kathryn Tickell
Horizon Award Karine Polwart
Lifetime Achievement Award Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Lifetime Achievement Award (Songwriting) Tom Paxton
Good Tradition Award Steeleye Span
Folk Club Award Hitchin
Best Live Act Bellowhead
Best Dance Act Whapweasel (Audience vote)

2004

Folk Singer of the Year
June Tabor
Best Duo John Spiers and Jon Boden
Best Group Danú
Best Album Sweet England - Jim Moray
Best Original Song Co. Down - Tommy Sands (performed by Danú)
Best Traditional Track Hughie Graeme - June Tabor
Musician of the Year Martin Simpson
Horizon Award Jim Moray
Lifetime Achievement Award Dave Swarbrick
Lifetime Achievement Award (Songwriting) Steve Earle
Good Tradition Award Celtic Connections Festival
Folk Club Award Rockingham Arms, Wentworth
Best Live Act Show Of Hands (Audience vote)

2003

Folk Singer of the Year
Eliza Carthy
Best Duo Nancy Kerr and James Fagan
Best Group Altan
Best Album Anglicana - Eliza Carthy
Best Original Song No Telling - Linda Thompson
Best Traditional Track Worcester City - Eliza Carthy
Musician of the Year John McCusker
Horizon Award John Spiers and Jon Boden
Lifetime Achievement Award Christy Moore
Lifetime Achievement Award (Songwriting) John Prine
Good Tradition Award Oysterband
Folk Club Award Edinburgh
Best Live Act Roy Bailey and Tony Benn

2002

Folk Singer of the Year
Martin Carthy
Best Group Cherish the Ladies
Best Album The Bramble Briar - Martin Simpson
Best Original Song Lullabye - Kate Rusby
Best Traditional Track Black is the Colour - Cara Dillon
Musician of the Year Martin Simpson
Horizon Award Cara Dillon
Lifetime Achievement Award The Chieftains
Lifetime Achievement Award (Songwriting) Ralph McTell
Lifetime Achievement Award Fairport Convention
Folk Club Award Nettlebed
Best Live Act Rory McLeod

2001

Folk Singer of the Year
Norma Waterson
Best Group Danú
Best Album Unity - John Tams
Best Original Song Harry Stone (Hearts of Coal) - John Tams
Musician of the Year Michael McGoldrick
Horizon Award Bill Jones
Lifetime Achievement Award Bert Jansch
Radio 2 Special Roots Award Taj Mahal
Good Tradition Award Bob Copper
Folk Club Award The Davy Lamp
Best Live Act Vin Garbutt

2000

Folk Singer of the Year
Kate Rusby
Best Group Waterson:Carthy
Best Album Sleepless - Kate Rusby
Best Original Song A Place Called England - Maggie Holland
Best Traditional Track Raggle Taggle Gypsy - Waterson:Carthy
Musician of the Year Martin Hayes
Horizon Award Nancy Kerr and James Fagan
Radio 2 Special Award Joan Baez
Radio 2 Special Roots Award Youssou N'Dour
Andy Kershaw Roots Award Joe Boyd and Lucy Duran
Good Tradition Award Topic Records
Folk Club Award Westhoughton
Best Live Act La Bottine Souriante

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