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Manchester Folk Festival 2019: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019

Please note that this event is at Bridgewater Hall and tickets are available from the Bridgewater Hall website.

Mark Radcliffe hosts the annual ceremony that celebrates and rewards the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music. Radio 2’s Folk Awards is one of the jewels in the network’s musical calendar and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The show will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2.

Alongside the announcement of the winners by an array of guest presenters, there will be live performances from new and established artists including legendary Irish group Dervish, Welsh-Senegalese duo Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita and Edward II, Anglo-Caribbean fusioneers from Manchester.

There will also be the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award and one act will join Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, Woody Guthrie and Ewan MacColl via induction in to the Folk Awards Hall of Fame.

Expect very special collaborations, and magical musical moments, from some of the most exciting artists in the folk world.

This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival. It takes place from 16-20 October 2019, in and around HOME and the city centre. Over the autumn weekend, they present an exhilarating range of events, with the spotlight on contemporary and traditional English folk music.