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BBC Folk Awards 2014 held on February 19th gave their lifetime achievement awards to Martin Carthy and Clannad. The awards ceremony saw the creation of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of Fame, recognising the special contribution of an individual to the world of folk music; someone whose impact and influence has had a lasting impression. The first entrant to be inducted into the Hall of Fame will be Victorian song and dance collector Cecil Sharp – widely regarded as a key figure who helped lay the foundations for the first folk revival in the early 20th century.

You can see clips form BBC Folk Awards online including a performance by Clannad at

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