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Recognising Achievement in 2018

Fatea is proud to announce the shortlists for the Fatea Awards. The awards are nominated by the Fatea team and recognise excellence over 2018.

Each award has a shortlist of three and we congratulate all artists on our shortlist as well as the many others that were nominated and every artist and band that released music or performed live during 2018.

No artist is allowed to win more than one award and all have featured in the magazine during the last year. The nominations are listed in alphabetical order

We also have three special awards. The Tradition Award is presented to the act or organisation that have traditional folk at their root and use it to inspire new songs, tunes and arrangements in the traditional spirit. The Innovation Award is presented for a context or concept that widens the appeal of roots based music or brings a different thought process to it. The Lifetime Achievement Award speaks for its self and is announced on the night

The winners of the Fatea Awards will be announced during a two hour radio special, this year hosted by Blues & Roots Radio on January 11th at 8PM(GMT).


Album Of The Year 2018
Follow Them True - Stick In The Wheel
Shivelight - Mishaped Pearls
The Joy Of Living - Jackie Oates

Single/EP/Mini Album Of The Year 2018
Catty Pearson - Time Tells Me
Choiral Scratch - Commoner's Choir
Walking Disaster EP -Amy Wadge

Track/Song Of The Year 2018
At Sea - Dylan Walshe
Bone Cupboard - Gilmore & Roberts
The Clock Beyond Repair - Robb Johnson

Debut Album Of The Year 2018
Hide & Hair - Trials Of Cato
Northern Flyway - Northern Flyway
The Building Light - Em Marshall

Instrumental Album Of The Year 2018
Avalanche - Imar
Dragonflies, Frogs & Bumblebees - Will McNicol
Through The Seasons - Will Pound

Female Artist Of The Year 2018
Hannah Scott
Iona Fyfe
Kitty Macfarlane

Male Artist Of The Year 2018
John Smith
Reg Meuross
Tobias Ben Jacob

Band/Duo Of The Year 2018
Darlingside
India Electric Co
Merry Hell

Instrumentalist Of The Year 2018
Bryony Griffith
Evan Carson
Mohsen Amini

Innovation 2018
Company Of Players
Royston Folk Club
Warm & Toasty Club/Memory Afternoons - Johnno Casson and Marina Florance

Tradition 2018
Songs From The Bell Man - David Milton
The Transports
Unfinished Violin - Sam Sweeney

Lifetime Achievement Award
Announced on the night

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