Various Artists

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013

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This annual compilation of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees features 31 tracks spread over three discs. 2012 proved a fruitful year for the traditional and contemporary folk scene, with highlights coming via Mercury Prize-nominated, retro-folk crooner Sam Lee ("Wild Wood Amber"), newly minted folktronica mainstays LAU ("The Bird That Winds the Spring"), British folk legend Nic Jones ("Texas Girl's Lament at the Funeral of Her Father"), and mercurial, Northumbrian sirens the Unthanks ("Black Trade").

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