I am absolutely delighted and honoured to announce that Hidden Seam and I have been nominated in no less than 3 (!!!) categories at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013!!!
The categories I'm included in are Folk Singer Of The Year, Best Album and Best Non-Traditional Track for Two Ravens (which the wonderful Martin Carthy so beautifully played on).
You can listen to the BBC Radio 2 broadcast here which includes snippets of music from all the nominees for each category. I am particularly bowled over by Mark Radcliffe's lovely comments on Hidden Seam "...an amazing, beguilling and enigmatic piece of work".. and also Colin Irwin who said the album was "...really pushing the boundaries…to construct a song about the shipping forecast is sheer genius" Whoop whoop I say!
As they mention on the programme, it goes without saying that Gerry Diver, who produced and played on the album, deserves a special mention and huge thanks for his contribution both on the album and in live work.
I'd like to give thanks also to everyone who played on the album and to Navigator's team for all their hard work and to everyone else who has supported the album and myself in one way or another.
Excitement aside, I am extrememly humbled and honoured to be included in the company of all the nominees for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards this year and am really looking forward to the ceremony, not least because there will be live performances from Susan Vega, Clannad and more.
For anyone interested in attending the Awards Ceremony will be held on February 19, 2014 at The Albert Hall and you can buy tickets here.
Delighted to announce 'Hidden Seam' nominated in New Album Of The Year by eminent fRoots Critics Poll
"Every year since 1986 fRoots has polled experts in the UK and worldwide to decide the Album Of The Year in the fields of music which we champion – folk, roots and world music. With over 300 writers, broadcasters and activists on the panel, the fRoots Critics Poll For Albums Of The Year is long established as the most extensively researched and prestigious annual poll of its kind, the de facto flagship industry award."
This year’s winners will be revealed exclusively by BBC Radio 3 in a special edition of World On 3 broadcast from 11pm on Friday 6th December, hosted by Lopa Kothari, and here from 10th December.