Midhurst singer Rosie Hodgson nominated for Radio 2 award

Rosie Hodgson who is preparing for her big chance this weekend
Rosie Hodgson who is preparing for her big chance this weekend

Singer-songwriter Rosie Hodgson gets a little glimpse of the big-time this weekend with her nomination for the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award.

Finalists will attend the Young Folk Award weekend at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, from October 19-21, taking part in workshops led by John Spiers and Jackie Oates and performing in a public concert, hosted by Mike Harding.

A panel of judges will select four nominees for the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and the eventual winner will be announced at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony early next year.

It all comes at an exciting time for Rosie following a busy summer of festivals and gigs and the launch of her new EP Somewhere North.

“My parents are folk musicians. I have done it ever since I was a child,” she said. “I started in the womb definitely! The songs I sing are from my parents’ repertoire, just traditional songs.”

Her most recent work has been inspired by The Tenderness of Wolves which sparked her fascination with the Canadian wilderness. The title song of the new four-track EP, Somewhere North is homage to a particularly-beautiful passage in Stef Penney’s novel.

Rosie’s Liverpool Lullaby has also become a favourite with audiences.