American Pie singer Don Mclean and The Dubliners are to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Bbc Folk Awards next month (Feb12).
Singing sisters The Unthanks lead the nominations for the 13th annual prizegiving, which will be held in Salford, England on 8 February.
They are up for Best Group, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song.
American MCLean is thrilled to be honoured in the U.K. stating, "The U.K. audience has been among the most loyal for over 40 years and without them certainly I wouldn't be considered for this honour."
Traditional folk acts June Tabor, Oysterband and Martin Simpson are also among the nominees.