The winners of the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards were announced in Vicar Street tonight and live on RTÉ Radio 1 in a celebration of the very best in folk music in Ireland from the past year.
Ye Vagabonds won the highly coveted Best Folk Album award for Nine Waves, while Susan O'Neill was awarded Best Original Folk Track for Now You See It, with RTÉ Folk On One presenter Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh bagging Best Traditional Folk Track with her take on Róisín Dubh, performed in collaboration the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Nic Amhlaoibh was also named Best Folk Singer, with concertina player Cormac Begley winning the Best Folk Instrumentalist Award, and the olllam awarded Best Folk Group. The Best Emerging Artist prize went to young Donegal multi-instrumentalist Cathal Ó Curráin.
Hosted by RTÉ's John Creedon in front of a live audience and broadcast live on RTÉ Radio 1, the night featured live performances from Sharon Shannon, Scullion, Pauline Scanlon, Inni-K, Mary Black, members of The Chieftains and more.
Mary Black was a popular winner of the Lifetime Achievement award, while Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains was posthumously added to the Folk Awards' Hall Of Fame.
A television highlights programme will be broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday 19th November at 10.25pm.
RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards - the winners in full
Best Original Folk Track
Now You See It - Susan O'Neill
Best Traditional Folk Track
Róisín Dubh - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & the Irish Chamber Orchestra
Best Folk Singer
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
Best Folk Instrumentalist
Best Folk Group
Best Folk Album
Nine Waves - Ye Vagabonds
Best Emerging Artist
Cathal Ó Curráin
Hall of Fame