Shortlist Announced for RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2022
RTÉ Radio 1 has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Folk Awards. There are seven awards, plus the Lifetime Achievement Award which will be announced at Vicar Street on 17 November, and an artist will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Concertina player Cormac Begley has been shortlisted for four awards including Best Folk Album for B, Best Folk Instrumentalist, Best Original Folk Track for ‘To War’, and Best Traditional Folk Track for ‘Rolling in the Barrel / O’Neill’s March / Tralee Jail’. Singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh has received received three nominations including Best Folk Singer, Best Folk Album for Róisín Reimagined, and Best Traditional Folk Track for ‘Róisín Dubh’, and singer and multi-instrumentalist Cathal Ó Curráin has also been nominated for three awards including Best Folk Singer, Best Emerging Artist, and Best Traditional Folk Track for ‘Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cainte’.
Inni-K has been nominated for her album Iníon, Junior Brother for The Great Irish Famine, Ceara Conway for her track ‘An Caoineadh’, and Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler for ‘Footnotes On The Map’. Best Folk Group nominees includes We Banjo 3, the olllam and The Alt (John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O’Leary), and Best Emerging Artist nominees include Aisling Lyons, Alannah Thornburgh and Les SalAmandas (Julie O’Sullivan and Colyne Laverriere).
The awards ceremony will be presented by John Creedon and broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1. Television highlights will be broadcast on RTÉ One on 21 November.
See the full list of nominees below. To purchase tickets for the awards, see here.
Best Original Folk Track
Déanamh Gaineamh / Making Sand – Pádraig Jack
Footnotes On The Map – Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler
Now You See It – Susan O’Neill
Spéir Rua – Síomha
To War – Cormac Begley
Twin – Anna Mieke
Best Traditional Folk Track
An Caoineadh – Ceara Conway
Éamonn an Chnoic – Inni-K
Róisín Dubh – Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & the Irish Chamber Orchestra
Rolling in the Barrel / O’Neill’s March / Tralee Jail – Cormac Begley
The Bird in the Bush – Pauline Scanlon
The Bonnie Bunch of Roses – Séamus McGuire & Steve Cooney
Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cainte – Cathal Ó Curráin
Best Folk Singer
Cathal Ó Curráin
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
Best Folk Instrumentalist
Best Folk Group
We Banjo 3
Best Folk Album
B – Cormac Begley
Iníon – Inni-K
Nine Waves – Ye Vagabonds
Róisín Reimagined – Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & the Irish Chamber Orchestra
The Great Irish Famine – Junior Brother
Best Emerging Artist
Cathal Ó Curráin
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Published on 3 November 2022