The Folking Awards 2020 – The Results

Folking Awards 2020 - The Results

The polls have closed, the votes have been scrutinised and the numbers crunched so herewith:  the results of the ‘Public Vote’ for the 2020 Folking awards. Thanks to everyone who participated – over 22500 votes were cast. Every one of the nominees made an impression on our writers either on record or on stage during 2019 and they are all stars to us. Without further ado, here are the top choices with percentage of the votes cast.

Soloist of the year – Eliza Carthy (29.9%)

Folking Awards 2020 - The Results

Read more about Eliza Carthy here.

Best Duo – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman (33.4%)

The Folking Awards - The Results

Read Kathryn and Sean’s biography here.

Best Band – Oysterband (37.75%)


Listen to Darren and Paul’s interview with Oysterband here.

Best Live Act – Merry Hell (37%)

Merry Hell

In 2017 Merry Hell talked to Dai Jeffries about their history. Read his article here.

Best Album – Hill Of Beans by Ralph McTell (35.5%)

Hill Of Beans

Read David Harley’s review of Hill Of Beans here.

Best Musician – Martin Simpson (32%)

Martin Simpson
Photograph courtesy of Topic Records

Read a biography of Martin Simpson here.

Rising Star – Joshua Burnell (28.3%)

Joshua Burnell

Read Joshua’s biography here.

Best International Artiste – The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams (46.3%)

The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams

Read a potted history of the Slambovians here (but don’t expect to be much the wiser).

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