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Armagh Pipers Club receive their Good Tradition award

Karine Polwart was a happy winner of Folk Singer of the Year

Maddy Prior presented the award for Best Album

Gabrielle Drake (left) was in attendance to speak about her brother, Hall of Fame inductee Nick, and to watch Olivia Chaney's (right) tribute

Dónal Lunny receives his Lifetime Achievement award from Van Morrison

Cara Dillon gave a stunning performance

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward band kicked off the night in athletic style

Mark Radcliffe & Julie Fowlis returned to present the awards

The Folk awards arrived in Northern Ireland for the first time in their history

Eliza Carthy (left) & Georgia Lewis (right) sing North Country Maid together on the eve of the awards

The song had full musical backing from a range of instruments

Folk awards presenters Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis (centre) joined in with Olivia Chaney (left) and Eliza Carthy (right)