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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Winners and Nominees 2019

Folk Singer of the Year

Ríoghnach Connolly

Also nominated:

  • Gwilym Bowen Rhys
  • Lisa O'Neill
  • Olivia Chaney

Best Duo/Group

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Winner)

Also nominated:

  • Stick in the Wheel
  • The Breath
  • The Rheingans Sisters

Horizon Award

Brìghde Chaimbeul

Also nominated:

  • Kinnaris Quintet
  • Kitty Macfarlane
  • The Trials Of Cato

Best Traditional Track

The Foggy Dew by Ye Vagabonds

Also nominated:

  • Factory Girl by Lisa O'Neill ft. Radie Peat
  • Ffoles Llantrisant by VRï
  • The Reedcutter's Daughter by Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Best Original Track

I Burn But I Am Not Consumed by Karine Polwart (written by Karine and Steven Polwart)

Also nominated:

  • Blackbird by Lisa O'Neill
  • O-U-T Spells Out by Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
  • Scapa Flow 1919 by Kris Drever

Best Album

Hide and Hair by The Trials Of Cato

Also nominated:

  • Ancora by Flook
  • Heard a Long Gone Song by Lisa O’Neill
  • Soar by Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Musician of the Year

Seckou Keita

Also nominated:

  • Jenn Butterworth
  • Mohsen Amini
  • Sam Sweeney

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award

Maddie Morris

Lifetime Achievement Awards


Lifetime Achievement Awards

Wizz Jones

Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of Fame

Leonard Cohen

Mark Radcliffe was also presented with a special Folk Award during the ceremony by Ralph McTell, to celebrate his 40 years in radio.