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


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.