The first "BBC 2 Folk Singer of the Year"
WINNER of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001
Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin's performance this year. This international, award winning, singer songwriter is completing his 40th year on the road. He is for ever in demand and his shows are continually sell outs, so get your tickets early!
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for
"Best Folk Singer" and "Best Live Act" Awards 2001
Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001
Honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded to Vin by Teesside University in 2001 for his music and his services to the arts and culture of the area of the North East of England.
Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Live Act" Award 2007
Vin was in barnstorming form keeping the audience enraptured till almost midnight with his customary string of stories and humorous observations from real life. Songs like Man Of The Earth, Punjabi Girl, Wings, Howard Green, Silver And Gold and Down by the Dockyard Wall had a full house ringing the rafters and demanding to know when he will return and round about November 2011 was the swift reply. Can't wait!