Stroud musician Hattie Briggs performs live on Radio 2 during annual Folk Awards

Stroud News and Journal: Hattie Briggs performed live to thousands of listeners during last night’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Hattie Briggs performed live to thousands of listeners during last night’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

TALENTED Hattie Briggs performed live to thousands of listeners during last night’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Hattie, 20, who lives in Ebley, was one of four acts nominated in the Young Folk Award category, which is for 16 to 21 year olds.

All four performed one song each during an interval session hosted by Simon Mayo in a backstage studio at the Royal Albert Hall, where the awards were held.

Hattie, the only solo artist to be nominated, performed first, playing her new single Pull Me Down which the presenters likened to Joni Mitchell and Carole King.

Also nominated were Gentleman of Few, Granny’s Attic and the Mischa Macpherson Trio, who were named the winners.

Hattie released her debut EP My Shepherd’s Hut in November last year.

Pull Me Down is available from the iTunes store from Monday.

To find out more about Hattie’s music and performances see www.hattiebriggs.co.uk

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1:22pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Salendine says...

Congratulations to Hattie, but also the other young folkies who were at the Boot Camp. Genuine talent, real musicians. What a contrast to most of the artists at the Brit Awards being held at the same time.
Congratulations to Hattie, but also the other young folkies who were at the Boot Camp. Genuine talent, real musicians. What a contrast to most of the artists at the Brit Awards being held at the same time. Salendine

11:28am Sun 23 Feb 14

A Stroud Worm says...

Its Horses for Courses Salendine.
Its Horses for Courses Salendine. A Stroud Worm

2:05pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Salendine says...

Very true, but as someone who has performed a number of different genres of music I find that to be noticed on the folk scene you need musical talent. Pop music often promotes other talents such marketability and fashion.
Very true, but as someone who has performed a number of different genres of music I find that to be noticed on the folk scene you need musical talent. Pop music often promotes other talents such marketability and fashion. Salendine

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