The 8 moments that defined the 2016 Folk Awards
This year’s Radio 2 Folk Awards certainly did not disappoint. In fact, they retained all of the foot-stomping, tear-jerking, rabble-rousing glory of previous years…and then some! Here are just eight of the hightlights:
1. John McCusker kicking things off with some world-class fiddling
2. Joan Armatrading being presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by Sara Cox
3. Rufus Wainwright's show-stopping tribute to Hall of Fame winner, Sandy Denny
Plus his outfit wasn't too shabby either...
4. Sam Lee's a cappella performance with forty members of the Roundhouse Choir
5. The Young Folk Award winner's perfectly modest acceptance speech
If you blinked you might have missed Brighde Chaimbeul collecting the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. The young piper's speech was short, to the point and touchingly humble.
Plus The Rheingans Sisters' emotional reaction to winning Best Original Track was similarly heartwarming: