BBC Radio 3’s World On 3 announced this evening the winners of the fRoots Critics Poll Albums Of 2011.
The winners are:
Album of 2011
June Tabor & Oysterband – Ragged Kingdom (Topic)
Reissue / Compilation
Hedy West – Ballads And Songs From The Appalachians (Fellside)
Best Packaged Album
Various Artists: Opika Pende – Africa At 78rpm (Dust-To-Digital)
The detailed results will be available tomorrow on the fRoots web site at http://www.frootsmag.com/content/critpoll/ and in the January/February double issue of fRoots, street date 15th December.
Every year since 1986, fRoots magazine has polled experts in the UK and abroad to decide the Album Of The Year in folk, roots & world music. With over 300 writers, broadcasters and activists worldwide invited to vote, it is the most extensively researched and prestigious annual poll of its kind, the de facto flagship industry awards, with Amazon UK as retail partner. All the winners to date can be found at http://www.frootsmag.com/pollwinners