Hey, it’s with gratitude and humility we announce that Child Ballads has been nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Best Album, and Best Traditional Track “Willie Of Winsbury.” So happy to be included among our friends and fellow nominees. Best wishes and luck to everyone!
Every year since 1986 fRoots has polled experts in the UK and worldwide to decide the Album Of The Year in the fields of music which we champion – folk, roots and world music. With over 300 writers, broadcasters and activists on the panel, the fRoots Critics Poll For Albums Of The Year is long established as the most extensively researched and prestigious annual poll of its kind, the de facto flagship industry award.
Along the way, we added a separate poll category for Reissues & Compilations and more recently a Best Packaged Album category. Here are all the winners down the years.
Jefferson and Eamon O’Leary will be performing as The Murphy Beds at the 2013 Summer Hoot, founded by dear friends Mike and Ruthy. We’re playing two sets: Saturday at 3:30, then a special midnight set in the music hall. Check it:
I’m excited to head to Ireland for the month of June! I’ll be playing shows with The Murphy Beds, as well as some with the fine singing and fiddling trio of Noriana Kennedy, Pauline Scanlon, and Meabh O’Hare. Here are the show dates:
Shows with The Murphy Beds
June 11 – Dingle - O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub
June 13 – Clonakilty - de Barras
June 14 – Hollywood, County Wicklow – Tutty’s Bar
June 16 – Dublin – The Cobblestone
June 17 – Galway – The Crane
Shows with Noriana Kennedy, Pauline Scanlon, and Meabh O’Hare
June 17 – Galway – The Crane (I’m double duty on this one)
June 21 – Ennis, Ennis Roots Music Festival
June 22 – Inis Orr - Áras Éanna Arts and Heritage Center