7 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Award nominations for Real World artists

The shortlist for this year's RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards has just been announced, and it includes 7 nominations for Real World artists.

The Gloaming have received 3 nominations, following the release of their third album in March and a tour of Europe and the United States. They are nominated in the Best Folk Group and Best Folk Album categories, and the song ‘Áthas’ received a nomination for Best Original Folk Track.

In addition, Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh from the band are nominated in the Best Folk Instrumentalist category, whilst Iarla Ó Lionáird is nominated in the Best Folk Singer category alongside Ríoghnach Connolly from The Breath (who is also nominated for, and will perform at, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Manchester next month).

Congratulations to all of the nominees, and we wish them luck at the ceremony, which will take place at Vicar St. in Dublin on 24 October 2019.

Read the full shortlist at RTE.ie

Featured releases

  • The Gloaming 3

    The Gloaming

    Released 22 February 2019

    World renowned Irish American supergroup The Gloaming return with their highly anticipated third album. Produced by Thomas Bartlett, the album was recorded in New York City at Reservoir Studios. Like its predecessors, it richly reimagines the vernacular of traditional Irish music through a modern prism via elements of post-rock, jazz, contemporary classical, chamber and minimalism.
  • Let The Cards Fall

    The Breath

    Released 14 September 2018

    A bewitching collection of songs that journeys from lush, beguiling storytelling to uplifting, punch-the-air anthems. Allowed to mature and breathe without losing the widescreen, multi-textured kaleidoscope of sound that marked their debut, Let the Cards Fall refines The Breath's unique Manchester take on alt-folk.

By Online Editor

Published on Thu, 19 September 19

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