The shortlist has been announced for the 2019 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards, taking place in Vicar Street on October 24th - see the full list of nominees here. 

John Creedon and Ruth Smith will once again present the awards ceremony at Vicar St, Dublin on October 24th, with many of those nominated performing on the night - the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards will also be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on the night, from 8pm.

This year's nominees for Best Emerging Folk Act showcase a new generation of talented and versatile folk talents - discover them for yourself below.

Anna Mieke

Alfi

Lemoncello

Junior Brother

Saint Sister

Find out more about this year's RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards shortlist here.