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 Emerging Folk Artist at this year's inaugural Folk Awards...

Emma Langford

Niall Hanna

Navá

David Keenan

Ye Vagabonds

Find out more about the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards here, and get your tickets for the night (featuring performances from an all-star folk line-up) here.