First broadcast February 22, 2002

BBC Radio 2 Awards

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

England's BBC Radio 2 presented its annual folk music awards less than two weeks ago, and since many of the winners have recently had albums released on these shores, there was a show in the making. A few surprises for the show including two selections from a vinyl album Ralph McTell recorded for a children's show he co-hosted for British TV. The pieces hold up remarkably well.

The awards were Martin Carthy, folksinger of the year; Cherish The Ladies, best group; Cara Dillon, Horizon Award and best traditional track; Martin Simpson, instrumentalist of the year and best album (The Bramble Briar); and Kate Rusby, best original song. Lifetime Achievement Awards went to McTell, the Chieftains and Fairport Convention

  • Chieftains, Boil The Breakfast Early, The Best Of..., Columbia/Legacy

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  • Martin Carthy, Skewbald, The January Man, Sovay, The Carthy Chronicles, Free Reed

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  • Martin Simpson, Donal Og/My Generous Lover/The Coo Bird/Santa Cruz, Live, Red House

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  • Ralph McTell, Streets Of London, Troubadours Of British Folk, Rhino

  • Ralph McTell, The Slipshod Tap Room Dancer, Huntingdon Folk, Speaking Volumes

  • Ralph McTell, I Love My Bicycle, Chicken, Chicken Banjo, The Best Of Tickle The Tum, M-R Records

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  • Martin Simpson, Rosie Anderson/The Shearing's Not For You/Bogey's Bonnie Belle, Live, Red House

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  • Ralph McTell, Peppers & Tomatoes, Jesus Wept, Sand In Your Shoes, Red House

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  • Cara Dillon, Black Is The Colour, Cara Dillon, Rough Trade

  • Kate Rusby, Who Will Sing Me Lullabies, Little Lights, Compass

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  • Cara Dillon, Craigie Hill, She's Like A Swallow, Cara Dillon, Rough Trade

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  • Fairport Convention, The Happy Man, Portmeirion, The Banks Of Sweet Primroses, XXXV, Compass

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  • Cherish The Ladies, Last Night's Fun Set, The Girls Won't Leave The Boys Alone, Windham Hill