By Alan Davies
Thursday, January 31, 2013
TWO of this year’s confirmed main stage acts for Folk by the Oak 2013 at Hatfield House won BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Trio Lau won best group at last night’s (Wednesday’s) ceremony at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Scotland, beating former FBTO headliners Bellowhead to the coveted award.
Folk by the Oak festival patron Jim Moray was up for three prestigious gongs in Glasgow and bagged the best traditional track with Lord Douglas.
He was one of the four nominees in the folk singer of the year category, which was eventually won by Nic Jones.
Moray’s record Skulk was also shortlisted for the best album trophy, along with Lau’s latest effort Race The Loser.
But both lost out in a public vote to Bellowhead’s winning album Broadside.
Duo Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, who will also play the main stage at Folk by the Oak in the grounds of Hatfield House on Sunday, July 21, were among the unlucky BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees.
Folk by the Oak 2013 will feature headline performances by Kate Rusby and Oysterband.
Tickets are on sale now via the festival’s website at www.folkbytheoak.com
Adult early bird tickets cost £32 if booked before April 1, 2013.
The regular price after April 1 is £35, with tickets costing £39 on the day of the festival, subject to availability.
Children aged five to 15 pay £16 at all times, while the festival is free for children aged four and under.
A family ticket for two adults and two children is priced £88 if booked before April 1. The regular price after April 1 is £94.
Organisers of Folk by the Oak will donate 50p from every ticket sold to Old Hatfield-based charity The Willow Foundation, which provides special days out for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.