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 Instrumentalist at this year's inaugural Folk Awards...

Zoë Conway

Seamie O'Dowd

Cormac Begley

Martin Hayes

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Liam O'Connor

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