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Thread #56812   Message #923247
Posted By: IanC
01-Apr-03 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards
Subject: RE: Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards

Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards - Results!

March 2003 sees the first year of the Mudcat 2003 Alternative British Folk Awards. Not a prestigious event, but one which celebrates the past year in the world of cyber-assisted folk music. A completely undemocratic and non-representational group of Mudcat members voted to pick a winner in each of the categories below.

Votes have been pouring in from Mudcatters far and wide, under each of the following Main Award categories and here are the final results of your voting.

PUB / CLUB FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR

Mary Humphries - special mention (runner up) Graeme Knights

PUB / CLUB MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

John Kirkpatrick - special mention (runner up) Pete Coe

BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" GROUP / DUO

ChrisHillD - runaway winner

BEST "NON COMMERCIAL" CD

George Papavgeris (vols 1 & 2) - runaway winner

HORIZONTAL AWARD (Best drinker)

Hilary Ward and Piers share this award

BEST FOLK CLUB

Comfort Hotel, St Albans - special mentions also to The Sun, Hitchin and The Bothy, Southport

BEST PUB SESSION

The Bull, Barton le Clay - special mention (runners up) The Slow Players Session, Whitby

BEST FOLK FESTIVAL

Straw Bear, Whittlesey special mentions to Broadstairs and Whitby

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY AWARDS

The "Two In A Bar Award" for the best nonexistent Session/Singaround

The Bull, Stony Stratford (June 2002)

With special mentions for ...

The Cove House Inn, Portland (December 2000)

The Hope & Anchor, South Ferriby (....2002)

The "Kim Howells Mutually Assured Destruction Award" for best non-existent folk club

The Henry VIII Hotel, Bayswater, Tall Poppy Presents (July 2002)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement Award - for songwriting

Kevin McGrath - Milligan's Wake, The Marmite Song.

Special Session Award

Asylum Seeker's Hostel, Stoke - Citation by greg stephens

The "We Do It In The Road" Award for Folk Drama

Cerne Abbas Mummers

The Larry Otway "Flat Earth" Award for Special International Effort

Sorcha Dorcha for shameless self-publicity ... Larry even seems to have gone so far as to nominate New York as a colny of Yorkshire in order to get in here. Well done Larry.

PRESS RELEASE TO FOLLOW ... COULD I HAVE DETAILS ABOUT THE WINNERS FOR THIS!