BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk Award 2015

The Mischa Macpherson Trio, Young Folk Award 2014 winners
The Mischa Macpherson Trio, Young Folk Award 2014 winners

Are you aged 16-21? Do you perform Folk, Acoustic or Roots music from any culture? Then BBC Radio 2 are looking for you to enter the Young Folk Award 2015

Ten successful entries will be invited to attend the Young Folk Award Weekend on 23–25 January 2015 in Kendal. You will spend the weekend meeting other performers and attending workshops led by professional musicians and organisers.

Accommodation and food are provided and a contribution will be made towards entrants’ travel costs.
On the Saturday evening there will be a concert open to the public, featuring a short performance from each act, from which a panel of judges will select four acts to become the nominees for the 2015 Young Folk Award. Those nominees will then be invited to the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in April 2015, where the winner will be announced.

Competition closes Friday 28th November – download an application form from the following link



  1. Ten finalists at Kendal concert were:
    Talisk, a trio from Scotland, guitar, violin, mini squeeze-box.
    Jacob Riddall, guitar;
    Wildwood Kin, trio of female cousins;
    Roseanne Reid, guitar from Edinburgh;
    The Barber Sisters, trio of sisters, viola and violins from Derbyshire;
    Cup o’ Joe, an Irish family trio, banjo, guitar, double bass;
    Iona Grace Fyfe, piano from Scotland;
    Will Allen, squeeze-box from Dartmouth (token Southener);
    Kitty Macfarlane, guitar from Somerset;
    Reely Ceol (Gaelic for music), a Northumberland trio.

    On February 4 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk show will announce four finalists, with winner of Young Folk Award 2015 being announced at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff.
    All excellent. Great night out

    For finalist article see Wales Online

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