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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012: tutte le nominations

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards are among the most prestigious acknowledgments for British and Irish Folk artists. Again this year Mike Harding Show highlighted the best of Folk production, coming out with a shortlist of nominees among which winners will be selected during the next february special event.
Here is, from the BBC website, the list of nominations:

I BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards sono tra i riconoscimenti più prestigiosi nell'ambito del Folk britannico. Anche quest'anno il programma di Mike Harding segnala il meglio della produzione Folk, un lungo elenco di nominati tra cui il prossimo febbraio verranno individuati i vincitori.
Ecco dal sito della BBC la lista delle nominations:

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
Jon Boden
Jackie Oates
Emily Smith
June Tabor
BEST DUO
Tim Edey & Brendan Power
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
Spiers & Boden
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight
BEST GROUP
Bellowhead
The Home Service
June Tabor & Oysterband
The Unthanks
BEST ALBUM
Last – The Unthanks
Purpose & Grace – Martin Simpson
Ragged Kingdom – June Tabor & Oysterband WATCH THE VIDEO HERE! 
Saturnine – Jackie Oates
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
The Herring Girl – Bella Hardy
Last – Adrian McNally (performed by The Unthanks) BELOW THE VIDEO!
On Morecambe Bay – Kevin Littlewood (performed by Christy Moore) HERE THE VIDEO!
The Reckoning – Steve Tilston
BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK
Bonny Bunch of Roses – June Tabor & Oysterband
Lakes of Ponchartrain – Martin Simpson
Maids When You’re Young – Lucy Ward
Sweet Lover of Mine – Emily Smith    HERE THE VIDEO!
HORIZON AWARD
Megan Henwood
Lady Maisery
Pilgrims’ Way
Lucy Ward
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Andy Cutting
Tim Edey
Will Pound
Martin Simpson
BEST LIVE ACT
Bellowhead  HERE A NICE VIDEO!
The Home Service
Peatbog Faeries
The Unthanks
BBC RADIO 2 YOUNG FOLK AWARD
Sunjay Brayne
Blair Dunlop
Ioscaid HERE'S IOSCAID CATCHED LIVE!
Graham Mackenzie

The following video, uploaded by MrAutobahn01 on YouTube, is a fantastic Nick Murray Willis' animation accompanying "Last" by Unthanks, who got a nomination for "Best Original Song". Lyrics are terribly prophetic: "The wisdom thrown out long ago / The great unlearning has begun / And we are lost". Nevertheless, the last verse points out a way for hope: "Remember the past and we might last..." ... delicious sadness, according the typical Unthanks style.

Il video qui di seguito, caricato da MrAutobahn01 su YouTube, è una fantastica animazione di Nick Murray Willis che accompagna "Last" delle Unthanks, nominate per la migliore interpretazione di un brano originale. Il testo è terribilmente profetico: "The wisdom thrown out long ago / The great unlearning has begun / And we are lost". La conclusione, però indica la strada della speranza: "Remember the past and we might last..." ... di una tristezza deliziosa, secondo il classico stile delle Unthanks.

1 comment:

  1. Here's a link to Christy Moore singing 'On Morecambe Bay'.
    Regards

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7WWhANFylQ

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