The inaugural RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards will take place in Vicar Street in Dublin on 25th October, celebrating the extraordinary range of folk music being played in Ireland today.

Have a listen to the nominees for Best Folk Singer at this year's inaugural Folk Awards...

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Iarla Ó Lionáird

Radie Peat

Declan O'Rourke

Lisa O'Neill

Find out more about the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards here, and get your tickets for the night here.