The Unthanks win best album at Folk Awards – BBC News

Folk duo The Unthanks win album of the year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, while Joan Armatrading receives a lifetime achievement prize.

The Unthanks have won album of the year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for the ambitious, melancholy Mount The Air.

The record, which received a host of five star reviews, is notable for its 10-minute title track, which marries a traditional Dorset folk song with Miles Davis-inspired trumpet figures.

The band closed the ceremony, at London’s Royal Albert Hall, by playing the song, complete with clog dancing.

Source: The Unthanks win best album at Folk Awards – BBC News

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