After a whole morning of thorough (as thorough as work allowed) here are my calls for some of the categories in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012...

FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
This was a pretty easy call
Jackie Oates

BEST DUO
Tougher, I actually liked three of the four nominees from my cursory poke around
Jonny & Lucy

BEST GROUP
The Unthanks

BEST ALBUM
Close run thing with Jackie Oates' Saturnine but I should go for...
Last - The Unthanks

Which means I don't feel wrong for giving...
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
to...
The Herring Girl - Bella Hardy

BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK
Maids When You’re Young - Lucy Ward