The Folk Awards 2008

Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the evening's shenanigans, but it looked (and sounded!) fantastic. And attracted some serious media attention by all accounts - 6Music set up a noticeboard dedicated to 'Folk music - is it the future of music?'

Here are the results, though, in case you were wondering:

Folk Singer of the Year - Julie Fowlis
Best Duo - John Tams and Barry Coope
Best Group - Lau (just got their new album and love it!)
Best Original Song - Prodigal Son John Martyn
Best Trad. Track - Cold Haily Rainy Night The Imagine Village
Horizon Award - Rachel Unthank and the Winterset (whoop!)
Musician of the Year - Andy Cutting
Best Live Act - Bellowhead (well deserved!)
Lifetime Achievement - John Martyn
Good Tradition Award - Shirley Collins
Folk Club of the Year - Dartford (when will it be Banbury, hey?!)