Here they are, the results of the 2018 Folking awards. Thanks to all our writers who submitted nominations and to everyone who participated – almost 17,000 votes were cast. Every one of the nominees made an impression on our writers either on record or on stage during 2017. Without further ado, here are the top choices with percentage of the votes cast.
Soloist of the year – Richard Thompson (31.3%)
Read a short bio here (as if you really need to!).
Best Duo – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman (46%)
Read a short bio here.
Best Band – Merry Hell (35.6%)
Best Live Act – Merry Hell (32.1%)
Just in case we haven’t told you about them often enough you can read about Merry Hell here.
Best Album – Strangers by The Young’Uns (29%)
Read Dai Jeffries’ review of Strangers here.
Best Musician – Ryan Young (35.6%)
Read Ryan’s bio here.
Rising Star Act – The Trials Of Cato (33.2%)
Read The Trials of Cato bio here.
Best International Artiste – Le Vent Du Nord (45.7%)
Read Le Vent Du Nord’s bio here.