Purbeck Folk Festival
Spiral Awards 2012
The Spiral Awards 2013
The winners are...
It was a close run thing in many categories with winners only being decided by a handful of votes in some cases!

Skulk
BEST ALBUM
Skulk
Jim Moray
camilla
AMERICANA ALBUM
Camilla
Caroline Herring
wiley ways
BLUES ALBUM
Wiley Ways
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson
Northumbrian Voices
TRAD FOLK ALBUM
Northumbrian Voices
Kathryn Tickell
Origins
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Origins
Treacherous Orchestra
Vice of the People
DEBUT ALBUM
Vice of the People
Albion Band
Patsy Matheson
FEMALE SINGER
Patsy Matheson
Ewan McLennan
MALE SINGER
Ewan McLennan
adrian edmondson and the bad shepherds
DUO
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Moulettes
BEST GROUP
Moulettes
Nicky Swann
ORIGINAL SONG
Because Of You
Nicky Swann
The Lock In (Demon Barbers)
LIVE ACT
The Lock In
weepingSONGWRITER
Nick Burbridge
SarkFESTIVAL
Sark Folk Festival
damien SPECIAL AWARD
Damien Barber
For his genre defying 'Lock In'

The nominations were:

Best Album
Skulk -Jim Moray
Static on the Airwaves - Levellers
The Ornate Lie -Kim Edgar
Contraband -Kirsty Mcgee

Best Americana Album
Camillla - Caroline Herring
Young Man in America - Anaïs Mitchell
New York Hummingbird - Dean Owens
A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart - Black Prairie

Blues Album
Wiley Ways - Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson
Blood Speaks - Smoke Fairies
Almost Always Never - Joanne Shaw Taylor
And Still I Rise - Heritage Blues Orchestra

Trad Folk Album
Northumbrian Voices - Kathryn Tickell
Orfeo - Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party
The Seas Are Deep - Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
Another Day Another Story - James Findlay

Instrumental Album
Origins - Treacherous Orchestra
Kaleidophonica - Spiro
Dunrobin Place - Matheu Watson

Debut Album
Vice of the People - Albion Band
In Time - Alister Atkin
The Wild Wild Berry - Stephanie Hladowski & C. Joynes
Blight & Blossom - Blair Dunlop

Female Singer
Patsy Matheson
Cara Robinson
Emily Barker
Stephanie Hladowski

Male Singer
Simone Felice
Ewan McLennan
Sam Carter
Sam Lee

Duo
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Gilmore & Roberts
O'Hooley & Tidow

Group
Moulettes
Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo
The Unthanks
The Shee

Original Song
Because Of You - Nicky Swann
Cosmonaut - Nick Cave ft. Emmylou Harris
The Ballad Of Andy Jacobs - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Young Man In America - Anais Mitchell

Live Act
The Lock In (Demon Barbers)
Baskery
Rua MacMillan Trio
Simone Felice

Songwriter
Nick Burbridge
Anais Mitchell
Ewan McLennan
Karine Polwart

Festival
Sark Folk Festival
Beautiful Days
Maverick
Cambridge Folk Festival

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About the Spiral Awards:

Every year we agonise over nominations, asking a wide range of 'industry professionals' (code for old soaks) to give us their considered opinion. But then the danger is it ends up being just like all the other awards out there, and that's just dull.

So we have grabbed the bull by the horns and made it a much more personal Spiral Earth set of nominations - These are the artists and albums that we have loved the most in 2012, it was a tough choice in many cases. So these are our 'best of 2012' lists, now t

The winners are decided by public vote.
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