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Roy Harper wins Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 took place at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 30 January 2013 as part of the Celtic Connections festival. Among the list of winners on the night, Roy Harper picked up a lifetime achievement award. Presented by Michael Eavis, Roy said upon receiving his award “I don’t belong anywhere…I don’t know whether I’m grateful or not but the BBC have finally found somewhere to put me. It’s nice to be back and be accepted and honoured by your peers…it is truly a life moment, so whether its the BBC or anyone here within I’d like to say thankyou.”

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Roy Harper TV Appearances To Promote Songs Of Love And Loss

To promote the new compilation `Songs Of Love And Loss’ Roy Harper appeared on BBC Breakast News and on `Later With Jools Holland’ - see clips from both below.

Roy will be appearing at a sold-out 70th birthday concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday November 5th.

Compiled by Roy himself `Songs Of Love And Loss’ is a 2CD collection of the talented lyricist, vocalist and guitarist’s most celebrated love songs and laments. The album comes with a 20 page booklet including rare photos, lyrics and a commentary by Roy on each song.

’My love songs are often hidden by the more epic things I attempt,’ comments Roy, `It’s been a long time ambition of mine to gather a dynamic mix of them together in just their own context. It was a rewarding labour of love for me! Hope you enjoy it.’
Includes 23 tracks from 11 different albums from Sophisticated Beggar in 1966 to Death Or Glory in 1992. Here’s what the critics are saying about Songs Of Love And Loss:

`a very special singer-songwriter’ Uncut

`the 23 tracks here radiate a quiet but mesmerising power’ Classic Rock

`A master at work’ Daily Mirror

`Nothing here is anything less than sublime’ The Wire

`A perfect introduction to a great man’ The Sun

`Forget the Dylan at 70 celebrations that will be all over the media this year, there’s another unique septuagenarian voice equally deserving of your attention.’

`This compilation is a powerful restatement of Harper’s core talents, even though it only hints at his considerable versatility and his vaunting ambition. His songs are more than worthy of rediscovery - and it is wonderful that this compilation and the ensuing reissue programme may bring him to an entirely new audience within his own lifetime.’ Music OMH

`Harper’s tunes burn with an intensity that even the airiest of melodies can’t cool, fanned by a lifelong allergy to authority and an intractable belief in everybody’s basic right to do whatever they like.’ Word