BBC News reports: "The Unthanks have won album of the year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for the ambitious, melancholy Mount The Air. The record, which received a host of five star reviews, is notable for its 10-minute title track, which marries a traditional Dorset folk song with Miles Davis-inspired trumpet figures. The band closed the ceremony, at London's Royal Albert Hall, by playing the song, complete with clog dancing. Joan Armatrading also played and took home a lifetime achievement award. Presenting the award, Radio 2's Sara Cox called Armatrading an "understated trailblazer". Armatrading said she was "surprised and delighted" to be recognised for her contribution to British music, including songs such as Weakness In Me, Love and Affection, Willow and Down To Zero, which she played on stage. "I have heard people say that awards don't mean much to them but for me, being given an award means that I am being told that my music is being appreciated. "As a singer-songwriter that's one of the main things I'm asking for." Born in St Kitts, Joan Armatrading found international success as a singer-songwriter in the 1970s.