English folk stalwart Chris Wood and Jackie Oates, a former Young Folk Awards finalist, each won a pair of Radio 2 Folk Awards at the ceremony in London.

While much of the U.K. capital came to a standstill with the snow, London's trendy Brewery was at least two-thirds full for the tenth annual awards ceremony last night (Feb. 2), hosted by Radio 2 presenter Mike Harding. Some of folk's most illustrious sons and daughters performed during the event, to be broadcast on the national AC network at 7pm on Feb. 4.

James Taylor received a lifetime achievement award and performed his 1968 song "Carolina In My Mind." In his acceptance speech, Taylor also attempted to define folk music. "Sometimes it's hard to know what it is," he said, "The main difference between folk and country is to do with gun racks and Jesus."

One of the night's big winners and the current toast of the folk scene was Chris Wood, who collected two awards -- for folk singer of the year and best album for "Trespasser" (R.U.F. Records).

Wood, who runs his own label, told Billboard.biz: "Album sales don't really mean anything any more. I don't quite understand why we would give awards to this music over someone else's music. But I'm glad they did."

The Horizon award, which recognizes new talent, went to fiddle singer Jackie Oates. She also won best traditional track for "The Lark in the Morning."

Best group went to Scottish trio Lau and best live act went to English clogging - a type of percussive folk dance - combo the Demon Barbers.

Tributes were paid to singer-songwriter John Martyn, who died on Jan. 29, and to influential guitarist Davey Graham who died in December.

American folk legend Judy Collins, who performed "Both Sides Now," also collected a lifetime achievement award.

Other performances came from Ralph McTell, Bert Jansch and Seth Lakeman, who wiped the awards board in 2007 and has since sold in excess of 100,000 records, according to his label Relentless.

Full list of winners:

Folk Singer Of The Year
Chris Wood

Best Duo
Chris While & Julie Matthews

Best Group

Album Of The Year
"Trespasser" (R.U.F. Records) - Chris Wood

Best Original Song
"All You Pretty Girls" - Andy Partridge (performed by Jim Moray)

Best Traditional Track
"The Lark in the Morning" - Jackie Oates

Horizon Award
Jackie Oates

Musician Of The Year
Tom McConville

Best Live Act
The Demon Barbers

Lifetime Achievement
James Taylor
Judy Collins

Folk Club Of The Year
The Black Swan Folk Club, York