-JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN wins Best Folk Singer AND Best Emerging Artist
-YE VAGABONDS win Best Folk Group AND Traditional Folk Track
-SARAH MAKEM inducted into RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards Hall of Fame
-CHRISTY MOORE wins Lifetime Achievement Award
IN PICTURES: Enjoy a gallery of pictures from the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2021 here.
The winners of the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards were announced in Vicar Street last night and live on RTÉ Radio 1 in a celebration of the very best in folk music in Ireland from the past year.
Hosted by RTÉ presenters, John Creedon and Ruth Smith in front of a live audience and on RTÉ Radio 1, the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards was a very special night, with live performances from KÍLA, John Francis Flynn. Stephanie Makem, Allanah Thornburgh, John Spillane, Mick Flannery and Susan O’Neill, Christy Moore, and more.
The WINNERS are:
Best Emerging Artist WINNER: John Francis Flynn
Presented by Tom Mulligan, The Cobblestone
Best Folk Instrumentalist WINNER: Caoimhin O’Fearghaill
Presented by Aoife Nic Cormaic, RTÉ
Best Original Folk Track WINNER: Chain Reaction – Mick Flannery and Susan O’Neill
Presented by Eddi Reader
Best Traditional Folk Track WINNER: I’m a Rover – Ye Vagabonds
Presented by Peter Woods, Head of RTÉ Radio 1
Best Folk Group WINNER: Ye Vagabonds
Presented by Cáit Riordan
Best Folk Singer WINNER: John Francis Flynn
Presented by Anne Enright
Best Folk Album WINNER: Solas an Lae – Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin and Ultan O’Brien
Presented by Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill
Hall of Fame: Sarah Makem
Presented by Nuala O’Connor
Lifetime Achievement Award WINNER: Christy Moore
Presented by Damien Dempsey
A television highlights programme will also be broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday 20th November at 10.50pm.
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