Spiral Awards 2012 – Nominees

Spiral Awards 2012 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This year the ‘Trad Song’ category has been replaced by ‘Americana’ to reflect the growing number of UK and US artists writing music and releasing albums in this genre.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 ALBUM
Almanac – Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo
Oak, Ash, Thorn – Various (Folk Police Recordings)
Ragged Kingdom – June Tabor & Oysterband
Songs Lost & Stolen – Bella Hardy

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 DEBUT – ALBUM OR PERFORMANCE
Lady Diamond – Bryony Griffith & Will Hampson
Pilgrims’ Way – Pilgrims’ Way
Walsh & Pound – Walsh & Pound
Weave & Spin – Lady Maisery

BEST FEMALE SINGER
June Tabor
Megan Henwood
Elle Osborne
Naomi Bedford

BEST MALE SINGER
Jim Causley
James Fagan
Sam Lee
Steve Knightley

BEST DUO
Rapunzel & Sedayne
Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
O’Hooley & Tidow

BEST GROUP
ahab
Ellen and the Escapades
Merry Hell
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
KAN
Seth Lakeman

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

SPECIAL AWARD
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.

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