They’ve done it! The Mischa Macpherson Trio – featuring Lewis lass Mischa – scooped the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in a star-studded award ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night (Wednesday, February 19th).
Celebrating their 15th anniversary, the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 were presented by Radio 2 Folk Show host, Mark Radcliffe, and folk singer Julie Fowlis.
Bod Shennan, Controller of BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, said: “Congratulations to everyone who won an award.
“It was a wonderful celebration and a reflection of just how vibrant the UK folk music scene is.
“As a genre, folk continues to be an important part of Radio 2’ schedule and we remain committed to broadcasting distinctive and specialist music content,” he added.
A chance to watch highlights from the event can be caught on the Radio 2 website www.bbc.co.uk/radio2.
And the BBC Red Button will also have highlights from Tuesday, February 25th until Saturday, February 29th.
Other award winners were: Bella Hardy (Folk Singer of the Year); Philip Henry and Hannah Martin (Best Duo); The Full English (Best Group); The Full English – The Full English (Best Album); Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar (Horizon Award); Aidan O’Rourke (Muisican of the Year); Two Ravens – Lisa Knapp (Best Original Song); Willie of Winsbury – Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer (Best Traditional Track); Martin Carthy (Lifetime Achievement Award); and Clanna (Lifetime Achievement Award).