BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Martin has won the following BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards either as a solo artist or as part of various ensembles:


Best Group (Waterson:Carthy)

Best Traditional Track: “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” (Waterson:Carthy)


Folk Singer of the Year


Best Traditional Track: “Famous Flower of Serving Men”

Folk Singer of the Year


Best Duo (Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick)


Best Traditional Track: “Cold Haily Rainy Night” (The Imagined Village)


Lifetime Achievement Award

Additional awards:

Norma Waterson won Folk Singer of the Year in 2001

In 2003 Eliza Carthy won Folk Singer of the Year, Best Album (“Anglicana”) and Best Traditional Track (“Worcester City”)

Martin Carthy accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 on behalf of Dave Swarbrick when Swarb was too ill to attend

The then-current lineup of Steeleye Span received the Good Tradition Award in 2005

In 2011 Norma and Eliza won Best Album for “Gift” and Best Traditional Track for “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” (from the same album).

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Martin receives awards for Folk Singer of the Year (L) and Best Traditional Track (R) at the 2005 awards ceremony.

Martin performs Bonny Woodhall from the “Waiting For Angels” album with Martin Simpson at the 2005 awards ceremony (click to enlarge).

Jarvis Cocker presents Martin with his Lifetime Achievement award at the 2014 ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

External links:

BBC Folk Awards 2011

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