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
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.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.