More BBC awards in London for DANÚ!
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One for Best Group and the other for Best Original Song (Tommy Sands)
As you saw on the home page, we have been to London recently to attend the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2004, where we are delighted to say we won Best Group! We also featured in the Best Song category, as the Tommy Sands song "County Down", first on our latest album "The Road Less Traveled", won on the night. The category title was "Best Original Song - 'County Down' by Tommy Sands (performed by Danú)." Tommy went up to pick up his award and Danú then performed the song on stage.
We had won best group previously, in 2001, but as you can imagine, the best original song award was a great boost for our new singer Muireann, who picked the song for the album and whose rendition of "County Down" on "The Road Less Traveled" did more than a little to sway the judges, we are told. Congratulations to Tommy Sands from Danú and thanks for a great night afterwards!!
Anyway, enough congratulating ourselves - what about the craic on the night!! Some great performances on stage, which we enjoyed immensely. There were also lots of different folk (pardon the pun) to meet. Kate Rusby, Joan Baez, Steve Earle, June Tabor, The Waifs, actor Stephen Fry (aka Oscar Wilde), former British foreign secretary Robin Cook, former BBC director general Greg Dyke (bit of a theme there) and legend Ralph McTell just to name a few........
The ceremony was shown on BBC4 TV on Fri 13th Feb 2004
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(Updated Feb. 20th 2004)
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