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Recognising Achievement in 2018

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

Each award had 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.

The Winners are listed in bold at the top of their award section, the runner ups are in no particular order. No artist is allowed to win more than one award and all have featured in the magazine during the last year.

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


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

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

Track/Song Of The Year 2018
Bone Cupboard - Gilmore & Roberts
At Sea - Dylan Walshe
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
Through The Seasons - Will Pound
Avalanche - Imar
Dragonflies, Frogs & Bumblebees - Will McNicol

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

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

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

Instrumentalist Of The Year 2018
Mohsen Amini
Bryony Griffith
Evan Carson

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

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

Lifetime Achievement Award
Norma Waterson

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