Nominees in the Spiral Awards 2012 have been announced today, as chosen by the Spiral Earth editorial team and contributors. Voting in the 10 categories is open to the general public from the 1st January 2012, closing at noon on 15th March 2012.
This year the ‘Trad Song’ category has been replaced by ‘Americana’ to reflect the growing number of UK and US artists writing music and releasing albums in this genre.
“The awards celebrate the wide range of music we cover and have featured on the site over the past year, always grounded in folk and roots but willing to go wherever it takes us” Spiral Earth.
SPIRAL AWARDS 2012 – NOMINATIONS
BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Mystery Inch – Damien O’Kane & David Kosky
The Unbroken Surface of Snow – Andrew Cronshaw
A Cruel Kindness – Fiona Cuthill & Stevie Lawrence
Thursday Night In The Caley – Blazin’ Fiddles
BEST FEMALE SINGER
BEST MALE SINGER
Rapunzel & Sedayne
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
O’Hooley & Tidow
Ellen and the Escapades
The Woodbine & Ivy Band
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Scorching Sun – Emily Portman
Mining For Songs – Steve Knightley
Jenny Wren - Bella Hardy
(Britain Is a) Car Park – Eliza Carthy
BEST LIVE ACT
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson
Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds
AMERICANA – BEST ALBUM OR PERFORMANCE
Tales From The Weeping Willow – Naomi Bedford
How do you Plead? – My Darling Clementine
The Harrow & The Harvest - Gillian Welch
Be Ready – Dennis Hopper Choppers
Each year Spiral Earth also recognises an outstanding event, person or record label of the year as chosen by their editorial team. This will be announced along with the results of the public votes for the rest of the awards.