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« on: February 07, 2017, 09:55:34 AM »

Appears to be launching tomorrow on the Folk Show

Website now live & tickets on sale too.

Wednesday April 5th @ 7.15pm. Royal Albert Hall. Can't see a sell-out this year though.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e5qgwh

Oh, for those that took umbrage at the selection/judging panels, they've posted up details of the committee & the tracks Panel, along with the rules.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 10:04:12 AM »

We like to go, but the Royal Albert Hall is a real pain to get home from.

Just had a look. At a first glance it seems a lot more expensive than two years ago and I can't find where you select seats.
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but BEING PAID -- what will compare with it?
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 10:14:16 AM »

I've booked, but it clashes with a rather interesting gig from a duo of Josienne Clarke & Samantha Whates.....bum.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 12:50:02 PM »

Went last year as a birthday present and had a great time. I'm surprised it is in London for a second year in a row.

Have the nominations been announced yet?
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 01:16:21 PM »

On the Folk Show tomorrow I think.

There's a timeline in the Rules section.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 02:04:10 PM »

Lifetime Award for Al Stewart, apparently.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 02:26:02 PM »

Is it really "...the biggest night in the folk music calendar" though?
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 08:58:25 AM »

The biggest night for me (& a fair few others, I suspect) is actually at the RAH 11 days later!   Grin


http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/show-of-hands/
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 09:14:37 AM »


Is it really "...the biggest night in the folk music calendar" though?


I would say yes, in as much as the Radio 2 Folk show is the only place where this music gets regular, national exposure in the media and the glamour of the awards ceremony shines an even more intense spotlight on it.



The biggest night for me (& a fair few others, I suspect) is actually at the RAH 11 days later!   Grin


http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/show-of-hands/


...whereas that is a non event for me.
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2017, 10:27:27 AM »

Tickets, hotel and rail journey booked (nothing like a bit of forward planning!)
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 10:51:40 PM »

Nominations are out....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38910195

Can someone copy 'n paste them please....very difficult from a phone!
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 11:13:13 PM »

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

    Daoiri Farrell
    Jim Causley
    Kris Drever
    Shirley Collins

BEST DUO

    Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
    Megson
    O'Hooley & Tidow
    Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

BEST GROUP

    9Bach
    Breabach
    The Furrow Collective
    The Gloaming

BEST ALBUM

    Jarlath Henderson - Hearts Broken, Heads Turned
    Jim Moray - Upcetera
    Martin Green - Flit
    Shirley Collins - Lodestar
    Songs of Separation - Songs of Separation

HORIZON AWARD

    Daoiri Farrell
    Fara
    Ninebarrow
    Talisk

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

    John McCusker
    John McSherry
    Mohsen Amini
    Rachel Newton

BEST ORIGINAL TRACK

    Fragile Water by Nancy Kerr
    If Wishes Were Horses by Kris Drever
    Roll Away by Martin Green feat. Adam Holmes
    Sounds of Earth by Jim Moray

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK

    Courting Is a Pleasure by Jarlath Henderson
    Echo Mocks The Corncrake by Songs of Separation
    Van Diemen's Land by Daoiri Farrell
    Willie Taylor by Julie Murphy

BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD

    Amelia Coburn
    Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach
    Eryn Rae
    Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente



There is not a single thing on that list that I have heard, or for the most part heard of. Shocking failure to recognise EII's Manchester's Improving Daily. Check out the press reviews from this time last year and explain to me how that can be right.
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2017, 12:27:51 AM »


FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

    Daoiri Farrell
    Jim Causley
    Kris Drever
    Shirley Collins

BEST DUO

    Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
    Megson
    O'Hooley & Tidow
    Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

BEST GROUP

    9Bach
    Breabach
    The Furrow Collective
    The Gloaming

BEST ALBUM

    Jarlath Henderson - Hearts Broken, Heads Turned
    Jim Moray - Upcetera
    Martin Green - Flit
    Shirley Collins - Lodestar
    Songs of Separation - Songs of Separation

HORIZON AWARD

    Daoiri Farrell
    Fara
    Ninebarrow
    Talisk

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

    John McCusker
    John McSherry
    Mohsen Amini
    Rachel Newton

BEST ORIGINAL TRACK

    Fragile Water by Nancy Kerr
    If Wishes Were Horses by Kris Drever
    Roll Away by Martin Green feat. Adam Holmes
    Sounds of Earth by Jim Moray

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK

    Courting Is a Pleasure by Jarlath Henderson
    Echo Mocks The Corncrake by Songs of Separation
    Van Diemen's Land by Daoiri Farrell
    Willie Taylor by Julie Murphy

BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD

    Amelia Coburn
    Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach
    Eryn Rae
    Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente



There is not a single thing on that list that I have heard, or for the most part heard of. Shocking failure to recognise EII's Manchester's Improving Daily. Check out the press reviews from this time last year and explain to me how that can be right.


....surprised not to see Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwaters album Findings in there.
And I agree re Ed 11nd.
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2017, 12:40:38 AM »

I would have liked to seen a mention for Fay Hield in at least one category and my album of the year has to be Hannah James Jigdoll, and I would have liked to see Maz O'Connor in the vocal section. but overall quite a well rounded listed covering all bases.
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2017, 04:34:54 AM »



FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

    Daoiri Farrell
    Jim Causley
    Kris Drever
    Shirley Collins

BEST DUO

    Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
    Megson
    O'Hooley & Tidow
    Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

BEST GROUP

    9Bach
    Breabach
    The Furrow Collective
    The Gloaming

BEST ALBUM

    Jarlath Henderson - Hearts Broken, Heads Turned
    Jim Moray - Upcetera
    Martin Green - Flit
    Shirley Collins - Lodestar
    Songs of Separation - Songs of Separation

HORIZON AWARD

    Daoiri Farrell
    Fara
    Ninebarrow
    Talisk

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

    John McCusker
    John McSherry
    Mohsen Amini
    Rachel Newton

BEST ORIGINAL TRACK

    Fragile Water by Nancy Kerr
    If Wishes Were Horses by Kris Drever
    Roll Away by Martin Green feat. Adam Holmes
    Sounds of Earth by Jim Moray

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK

    Courting Is a Pleasure by Jarlath Henderson
    Echo Mocks The Corncrake by Songs of Separation
    Van Diemen's Land by Daoiri Farrell
    Willie Taylor by Julie Murphy

BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD

    Amelia Coburn
    Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach
    Eryn Rae
    Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente



There is not a single thing on that list that I have heard, or for the most part heard of. Shocking failure to recognise EII's Manchester's Improving Daily. Check out the press reviews from this time last year and explain to me how that can be right.


....surprised not to see Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwaters album Findings in there.
And I agree re Ed 11nd.

I was surprised to see not to see Ange &  Lucas in Best Duo. A class act
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2017, 06:45:00 AM »

Agreed re Ange & Lukas - they should definitely be on the list somewhere.  Sorry not to see The Changing Room on there either.
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2017, 08:30:39 AM »

I'm a big Jim Moray fan so very happy to see him on there.

As for the rest I also haven't heard of many of them  Undecided there certainly does seem to be many omissions
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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2017, 08:48:34 AM »

Shirley Collins Folk Singer of the Year ... no the vocals on her new album are not great, surely there are other ways to recognise her legendary status.  
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 09:17:19 AM »


Shirley Collins Folk Singer of the Year ... no the vocals on her new album are not great, surely there are other ways to recognise her legendary status.  
It is a good point, but do all of our favourite singers appeal to us because they are pitch perfect or is the edge, or emotion or a variety of things that effects our judgement. Some may hear experience and emotion or the life she has lived through her delivery.
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2017, 09:48:47 AM »

I must admit that there seem to be a number of glaring omissions, but then there are many nominations I have never heard, so who am I to say they do not deserve to be in the running.
In many ways it is refreshing to see that it is not just the usual suspects appearing in the list, as that is a frequent complaint with regard to thr R2 Folk Awards.
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