Lankum Win Best Group and Best Original Song at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Irish folk group Lankum has won two categories at the 19th BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which took place at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall last night (4 April). This was the first time the awards took place in Northern Ireland.
The band were nominated for three categories and won Best Group and Best Original Track (for ‘The Granite Gaze’). They also performed ‘What Will We Do When We Have No Money?’ at the awards.
Dónal Lunny was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Van Morrison. The Armagh Pipers Club won the Good Tradition Award category, presented by Tommy Sands.
Van Morrison and Dónal Lunny
For the full list of nominees and winners, see below. For more, visit www.bbc.co.uk.
Folk Singer of the Year
Chris Stout & Catriona McKay
O’Hooley & Tidow
Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
Musician of the Year
BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award
Josiah & Ludwig
Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band – Big Machine
Karine Polwart with Pippa Murphy – A Pocket of Wind Resistance
Lankum – Between the Earth and Sky
The Young’uns – Strangers
Be The Man – The Young’uns
Cân y cŵn – Gwyneth Glyn
The Granite Gaze – Lankum
The Great Saint Lawrence River – Declan O’Rourke
Best Traditional Track
Banks of Newfoundland – Siobhan Miller
Lisa Lân – Alaw
Lowlands of Holland – Ye Vagabonds
The Life of a Man / Greensleeves – Chris Foster
Good Tradition Award
Armagh Pipers Club
Hall of Fame Inductee
Lifetime Achievement Award