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Gold Badge Award recipients

Excellence in the folk arts

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The English Folk Dance and Song Society Gold Badge has been awarded to:

2019 Chris Coe
  John Graham
  Mike Norris
  Kate Rusby
2018 Frankie Armstrong
  John Bacon
  Antony Heywood
  Vic Legg
2017 Johnny Adams
  Nicolas Broadbridge
  Dave and Maggie Hunt
  The Wilson Family
2016 Maggie Fletcher
  Pete Coe and Sue Coe
  Mike Wilson-Jones and Mary Wilson-Jones
2015 Ian Anderson
  John Tams
  Rollo Woods
  Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker (Wren Music)
2014 Maddy Prior, MBE
  Sandra Kerr
  David Leverton
  Alan Bearman
2013 Ashley Hutchings
  Ricky Forster
  David Blick
 2012  Bill Leader 
  Graeme Miles
 2011 Johnny Handle 
  Nic Jones 
  George Peterson 
  Les Seaman 
  Jackie Toaduff 
  Eddie Upton
 2010 Jim Coleman 
  Vic Gammon 
  John Howson
  Katie Howson
  Taffy Thomas
 2009 Jack Brown 
  Beryl Marriott 
  Roger Nicholls 
  Steve Roud 
  Derek Schofield
 2008 Ray Fisher 
  John Heydon
  Louis Killen 
  Colin Ross 
 2007 Eliza Carthy 
  Michael Heaney 
  Frank Purslow 
  Pat Wilkinson 
  The Yetties (Bonny Sartin, Pete Shutler and Mac McCulloch)
 2005 Alistair Anderson 
  Tony Engle 
  Phil Heaton 
  Aubrey O’Brien 
  Doc Rowe
 2004 Steve Heap 
  Peter Kennedy  
  Geoff Rye 
  Malcolm Taylor  
 2003 Dave Arthur 
  Shirley Collins 
  Iona Opie 
  Roy Palmer 
 2002  Dr Christopher Cawte 
  John Kirkpatrick 
  Dave Swarbrick 
 2001 Roy Dommett 
  Dr Denis Smith 
  Trevor Stone 
 1999 Roy Judge 
  Ron Smedley 
 1998 Jill Copper  
  John Copper 
  Jon Dudley 
  Marjorie Fennessy 
  Dr Ian Russell 
 1997 Barbara Kinsman 
  Ivy Romney 
  Cyril Swales 
 1996  May Beeforth 
  Elsie Cloughton 
  Tony Foxworthy 
  Francis Shergold 
 1995 Ivor Allsop 
  Liza Austin  
  Brenda Godrich  
  Cyril Jones 
  Fred Jordan 
  Harry Pitts 
  Rex Laycock 
 1990 Tom Cook  
  Pat Tracey 
 1989 Peter Dashwood 
  Jack Hamilton 
 1988 Joe Brown 
  Ursula Vaughan Williams
 1987  Reg Hall 
  Ewan MacCoIl 
  Peggy Seeger 
  Michael Yates  
 1986 Hugh Rippon
 1984 Philip Bloy 
  Leslie Hyner
 1983 Nibs Matthews 
  Walter Pardon 
  The Spinners (Tony Davis, Mick Groves, Cliff Hall and Hugh Jones) 
 1982 Sam Sherry
  The Watersons (Lal, Norma and Mike Waterson, John Harrison and Martin Carthy)
 1981  Dr Lionel Bacon
  Bob Cann 
 1980 Dr Russell Wortley
 1979 Bill Rutter
 1978  Sybil Clark 
  Bob Copper 
  Kathleen Mitchell
 1977 Stan Hugill 
  Rev Kenneth Loveless 
 1976 Kenneth Clark 
  Johnson Ellwood 
 1975 A L Lloyd 
 1974 William Ganiford
 1973 Mollie Du Cane 
  Dr Leonard C Luckwill 
 1970 Dr W Fisher-Cassie
  Fred Hamer
 1971 Nan Fleming-Williams 
  Patrick Shuldham-Shaw
1969 Harry Cox 
  Arthur Marshall 
  Edward Nicol
 1965 Douglas Kennedy 
  Helen Kennedy
 1964 Lady Mary Trevelyan
  Dorothy Bessant
 1963 Everal de Jersey 
 1962 Alec Hunter
 1961 Kathleen Adkins
  Miss L Chapin
  Lily Conant
  May Gadd
  Margaret Grant
  Sybil Lightfoot
  Grace Meikle
  Philip Merrill
  Marjorie Penn
  Evelyn Wells
  Elsie Whiteman
 1960 Kenneth Constable 
  Irene Fisher 
  Marjorie Heffer 
  Dr Kenworthy Schofield 
  George Osborne
 1957 Janet McCrindell
 1956 P J Terry
 1954 Violet Alford 
  Elsie Avril 
  Marjory Sinclair
 1950 Richard Callender
 1948 Frederick Keel 
  R J Tabor 
  Rev E A White
 1946 Lady Ampthill 
  Frank Howes
 1945 Miss H Cornock Keen
 1943 Dr Ralph Vaughan Williams
 1940 Miss C Holbrow
 1938 Anne Gilchrist 
  Miss E F Lawrence
 1934 W H Bonham Carter
 1930 Winifred Shuldham-Shaw
 1929 Mrs J J Storrow
 1928 Maud Karpeles 
  William Wells
 1923 Cecil Sharp 
  William Kimber
 1922 Lady Mary Trefusis 
  Mrs Dudley Hervey