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RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards reveal nominees for 2024 show

RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards reveal nominees for 2024 show

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Lankum. Photo: Sorcha Frances Ryder.

The RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards has announced its nominees for the awards show which takes place at Vicar Street on Tuesday 27th February and live on RTÉ Radio 1, with a television highlights programme on RTÉ One on Saturday 2nd March 2024.

There were multiple nominees for Lankum, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Lisa O’Neill, Sorcha Costello, Aoife Ní Bhriain and nominations for OXN, The Mary Wallopers, Niamh Bury, The Mary Wallopers and John Francis Flynn.

The awards show will be hosted by RTÉ’s John Creedon; and will feature live performances from Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, Niamh Bury, Bláth na hÓige, Johnny McEvoy, Rhiannon Giddens and more.

Tickets are available from €29.30 plus fees.

The Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2023 will be announced in early February, in advance of the awards. Previous winners include Mary Black (2022), Christy Moore (2021), Steve Cooney (2020), Moya Brennan (2019) and Andy Irvine (2018).

Listen to highlights from last year’s show here.

RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards – the shortlist

BEST ORIGINAL FOLK TRACK

  • Abigail (Tomhas Ghobnatan) – Emma Langford
  • Anáil na hOíche – Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin
  • Glory Days – Steo Wall
  • Níl Aon Easpa Orm – Rónán Ó Snodaigh and Myles O’Reilly
  • Not Your Fight – The Henry Girls and Ríoghnach Connolly
  • Old Note – Lisa O’Neill

BEST TRADITIONAL FOLK TRACK

  • Amhrán Pheadar Breathnach – Diane Cannon
  • Eileanóir a Rún – Síle Denvir
  • Eileanór na Rún – Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta
  • Go Dig My Grave – Lankum
  • Seán Gabha – Piaras Ó Lorcáin and Bláth na hÓige

BEST FOLK SINGER

  • Anna Mieke
  • Daoirí Farrell
  • Dianne Cannon
  • Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin
  • Lisa O’Neill
  • Síle Denvir

BEST FOLK INSTRUMENTALIST

  • Aoife Ní Bhriain
  • Diarmuid Ó Meachair
  • Michael McGoldrick
  • Michelle Mulcahy
  • Sorcha Costello

BEST FOLK GROUP

  • Bláth na hÓige
  • Garadice
  • Lankum
  • Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble
  • The Mary Wallopers
  • ØXN

BEST FOLK ALBUM

  • All Of This Is Chance – Lisa O’Neill
  • Bláth na hÓige – Bláth na hÓige
  • Double You – Aoife Ní Bhriain and Catrin Finch
  • False Lankum – Lankum
  • Look Over The Wall, See The Sky – John Francis Flynn

BEST EMERGING ARTIST

  • Cinder Well
  • Diarmuid Ó Meachair
  • Niamh Bury
  • Piaras Ó Lorcáin
  • Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta
  • Sorcha Costello

Find out more about the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards here.


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