BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

BBC Radio 2
4 Feb 2008

10 minutes
Short but superb performance on occasion of Lifetime Achievement Award. Recorded at The Brewery, London.

"At last, a celeb at last," and: "I was a bit scared to be honest, and almost overwhelmed by the sense of occasion."

John was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008 on Monday 4 February. Long time friend Phil Collins was honoured to present the award. Highlights of the awards show were broadcast on Radio 2 on Wednesday 6 February from 7pm in an extended edition of The Mike Harding Show.

John performed Over The Hill and May You Never with special guest John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin playing mandolin. Alan Thomson, Spencer Cozens, Arran Ahmun and Martin Winning accompanied John who was in excellent form and recovering well from his recent illness. John received a standing ovation from the invited audience.

May You Never lasts 5:21. John: "I was told to do this so I'm doing it."

Host: Mike Harding