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!