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Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations
1/18/2006

Nominations – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2006

BEST LIVE ACT
Bellowhead
Eliza Carthy & The Ratcatchers
Kate Rusby
Richard Thompson

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
Seth Lakeman
Karine Polwart
John Tams
Chris Wood

DUO OF THE YEAR
John Kirkpatrick & Chris Parkinson
John Spiers & Jon Boden
John Tams & Barry Coope
Chris While & Julie Matthews

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Bellowhead
Flook
Michael McGoldrick Band
Swĺp

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
At The Wood’s Heart – June Tabor
The Girl Who Couldn’t Fly – Kate Rusby
The Lark Descending – Chris Wood
The Reckoning – John Tams

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
A Man Of Constant Sorrow – John Tams (from the album: The Reckoning)
No Names – Kate Rusby (from the album: The Girl Who Couldn’t Fly)
One In A Million – Chris Wood/Hugh Lupton (from the album: The Lark Descending)
The Cloud Factory – Bill Caddick (Performed by June Tabor on the album: At The Wood’s Heart)

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK
Bitter Withy – John Tams (from the album: The Reckoning)
Bold Sir Rylas – John Spiers & Jon Boden (from the album: Songs)
Lord Bateman – Chris Wood (from the album: The Lark Descending)
The Grand Conversation On Napoleon – Barry Dransfield (from the album: Unruly)

HORIZON AWARD
Jim Causley (18 year old singer and musician from East Devon)
Rosie Doonan & Ben Murray (duo from the North East)
Julie Fowlis (Scots/Gallic singer from North Uist in the Western Isles)
James Raynard (Yorkshire-based singer, guitarist and fiddle player)

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Johnny Dickinson               
Michael McGoldrick
Martin Simpson                 
Chris Stout