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Recognising Achievement in 2017

Fatea is proud to announce the winners the Fatea Awards. The awards are nominated by the Fatea team and recognise excellence over 2017.

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 2017.

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 2017
Strangers - The Young 'Uns
A Pocket Of Wind Resistance - Karine Polwart & Pippa Murphy
Blossom & Fruit - Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

Single/EP/Mini Album Of The Year 2017
Come On England - Merry Hell
The Outlandish Collection - Kadia
Pockets - Iona Lane

Track/Song Of The Year 2017
Faraway People - Reg Meuross
At The Purchaser's Option - Rhiannon Giddens
Sangatte - Minnie Birch

Debut Album Of The Year 2017
Wildfire - Elles Bailey
Inclined To Be Red - Greg Russell
Siren Serenade - Emily Mae Winters

Instrumental Album Of The Year 2017
Matt Tighe - Matt Tighe
Laguna - Tom Moore & Archie Churchill-Moss
The Seer - Lauren MacColl

Female Artist Of The Year 2017
Cara Dillon
Emily Barker
Kim Lowings

Male Artist Of The Year 2017
Ross Wilson(Blue Rose Code)
Findlay Napier
John Smith

Band/Duo Of The Year 2017
Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
Heg & The Wolf Chorus
Keston Cobblers' Club

Instrumentalist Of The Year 2017
Peter Knight
Lukas Drinkwater
Mohsen Amini

Innovation 2017
Laurel Canyon
Shake The Chains
The Sound Lounge

Tradition 2017
Stick In The Wheel - From Here:English Folk Field Recordings
English Folk Dance & Song Society(EFDSS)
Steve Roud - Folk Song In England

Lifetime Achievement Award
Martyn Joseph
Like all of our life time achievement award winners, Martyn Jospeh has done more than create great music for a long period, it's about the way he uses music and the recognition built up to put back into the wider community, focusing his attention towards trade justice, third world debt cancellation and human rights, Joseph has been involved with Brazil's MST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra), Amnesty International, Christian Aid, Casa Alianza, the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Jubilee 2000 and Advantage Africa.

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