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Irish/American super-group The Gloaming follow a stellar showing in the 2014 end-of-the-year polls for their debut album by being nominated for an amazing three awards:
Their three nominations are:
- Best Group
- Best traditional track - Samhradh Samhradh
- Best original song - The Necklace Of Wrens
The rather lovely 9Bach are nominated for Best Album for their second album Tincian. We think it's the first time a Welsh language act has been nominated for Best Album at the Folk Awards, but even if it's not, it certainly hasn't happened very often, which makes it all doubly exciting.
The Best Album is the only category that is voted for by a public vote, so we'd love it if you were able to vote for the band - voting is open now and runs until the end of Friday 13 February.
The awards themselves take place at the Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff, on Wednesday 22 April and will be broadcast on Radio 2.
To cap it all 9Bach will also be playing live at the awards, alongside Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Kate Rusby and Loudon Wainwright III
Should be a great night!