Legendary Irish band Clannad is scheduled to perform at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, to be held on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. The awards will return to London for 2014 and will be held for the first time at The Royal Albert Hall, the city’s most famous concert venue.
Clannad recently released its first new recording in fifteen years, titled Nádúr. Also announced to perform are Bellowhead, Suzanne Vega and The Fisherman’s Friends. Other acts on the line-up will be revealed at a later date.
Mark Radcliffe, presenter of the Folk Show, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Folk Awards again this year, particularly on the event’s 15th anniversary and in the very grand Royal Albert Hall. Folk music is in rude health, and we’re all relishing the chance to make a big fuss about the genre’s vibrancy, diversity and sheer quality.”
Nominees for the Folk Award categories will be announced by Mark Radcliffe in the Radio 2 Folk Show this Wednesday (November 20, 7pm GMT).