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20 Feb 2014

Two Folk Awards For The Full English!

We're delighted to announce that The Full English, featuring Martin along with Fay Hield, Sam Sweeney, Nancy Kerr, Rob Harbron, Ben Nicholls and Seth Lakeman won two Awards at last night's BBC Radio Two Folk Awards, held at the beautiful Royal Albert Hall.
The band picked up the hand crafted statuettes for Best Group and Best Album and were clearly delighted to be recognised for a great year, amongst such other esteemed nominees. They also performed the great track, "Arthur O'Bradley" from The Full English CD and Martin, who was nominated for Musician of the Year and who's solo CD, 'Vagrant Stanzas' was also nominated for Best Album, performed a beautiful, bluesy duet of Heartbreak Hotel, with best friend and neighbour, Richard Hawley.
It was a great night for Folk music and highlights can be seen on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards website, including Martin and Richard. Lots of the night's fantastic performances are already online there and more will be added over the next few days. Here's a link for The Full English fabulous performance http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e24mxj/videos/p01sknrp#p01skmrt
And here's the link for the be-suited duo! http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e24mxj/acts/amfdgw#p01skmdj
Congratulations to all the very worthy and talented nominees and winners!

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Vagrant Stanzas
Vagrant Stanzas
CD, 2013

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Purpose & Grace
Purpose & Grace
CD, 2011

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Martin Simpson: Prodigal Son, The Concert
Martin Simpson: Prodigal Son, The Concert
DVD, 2009

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