The shortlist has been announced for the 2022 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards, celebrating the best in Irish folk music over the past year.

RTÉ presenter and broadcaster John Creedon is set to return to Dublin's Vicar Street on Thursday, 17 November, to present the awards ceremony in front of a live audience, with performances from an array of Irish folk talent.

The full 2022 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards shortlist:

Best Original Folk Track
Déanamh Gaineamh / Making Sand - Pádraig Jack
Footnotes on the Map - Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler
Now You See It - Susan O'Neill
Spéir Rua - Síomha
To War - Cormac Begley
Twin - Anna Mieke

Best Traditional Folk Track
An Caoineadh - Ceara Conway
Éamonn an Chnoic - Inni-K
Róisín Dubh - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & the Irish Chamber Orchestra
Rolling in the Barrel / O'Neill's March / Tralee Jail - Cormac Begley
The Bird in the Bush - Pauline Scanlon
The Bonnie Bunch of Roses - Séamus McGuire & Steve Cooney
Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cainte – Cathal Ó Curráin

Best Folk Singer
Anna Mieke
Cathal Ó Curráin
Clare Sands
Junior Brother
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
Pauline Scanlon

Best Folk Instrumentalist
Aidan Connolly
Aisling Lyons
Alannah Thornburgh
Bríd Harper
Cormac Begley

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Best Folk Group
The Alt
the olllam
The Whileaways
We Banjo 3

Best Folk Album
B - Cormac Begley
Iníon - Inni-K
Nine Waves - Ye Vagabonds
Róisín Reimagined - Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & the Irish Chamber Orchestra
The Great Irish Famine - Junior Brother

Best Emerging Artist
Aisling Lyons
Alannah Thornburgh
Cathal Ó Curráin
Ciara O'Neill
Les SalAmandas

The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 will be announced on Monday, 7 November. Previous winners include Christy Moore (2021), Steve Cooney (2020), Moya Brennan (2019) and Andy Irvine (2018).

An artist will also be inducted into the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards are on sale now via Ticketmaster. Tickets are €28, including booking fee and other charges.

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