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Folk acts prepare for awards night

Sales of folk albums rose by a fifth in 2011, according to The Official Charts Company.

The BBC's Colin Paterson reports on the apparent increase in popularity of the music as acts prepare for Radio Two's Folk Awards in Manchester.

You can watch the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards on 8 February via the red button and the Radio 2 website. The ceremony will also be broadcast on Radio 2 from 19:30.

  • 08 Feb 2012