Martin Carthy won two awards at the 2005 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

London, England – Martin Carthy was awarded the prestigious Folk Singer of the
Year award as well as the Best Traditional Track award for “Famous
Flower of Serving Men” from his album Waiting For Angels.
Martin previously won the Folk Singer of the Year award in 2002.

The awards ceremony is broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday, 16th
February and on BBC 4 TV on Friday 18th February. Martin performs “Bonny
Woodhall” at the ceremony, accompanied by Martin Simpson and Paul Sartin.The Folk Singer of the Year is awarded to the “artist making the most
impact during the past year whether through performance, albums or a
special event.”

Martin has had a very good year, releasing his first solo album in over
5 years, as well as appearing on albums with his groups Waterson:Carthy
and Brass Monkey.