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Each year at the Auckland Folk Festival RMNZ presents the Tui Award for the Best Folk Album of the Year. The three finalists each year perform Sunday night in the Main Marquee before the final concert.

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Previous Tui Award winners for the Best Folk Album include:

2015 – Holly Arrowsmith for ‘For the Weary Traveler’
2014 – Great North for ‘Up in Smoke’
2013 – Tattletale Saints for ‘How Red is the Blood’
2012 – Great North for ‘Halves’
2011 – Amiria Grenell for ‘Three Feathers’
2010 – Wires and Wood for ‘Over the Moon’.
2009 – Chris Prowse for ‘Trouble on the Waterfront’.
2008 – Delgirl for ‘Two, Maybe Three, Days Ride’
2007 – Phil Garland for ‘Southern Odyssey’
2006 – Ben the Hoose (Kenny Ritch and Bob McNeill) for the ‘Little Cascade’
2005 – Lorina Harding for ‘Clean Break’
2004 – Bob McNeill for ‘Turn the Diesels’
2003 – Brendyn Montgomery and Mike Considine – ‘Mountain Air’
2002 – Bob McNeill – ‘Covenant’
2001 – Lothlorien – ‘Greenwood Side’
1999 – Windy City Strugglers – ‘On Top Of The World’
1998 – Paul Ubana Jones – ‘Blessings And Burdens’
1997 – Wild Geese – ‘Betwixt Time and Place’
1996 – Rua – ‘Harbour Lights’
1995 – Windy City Strugglers – ‘Windy City Strugglers’
1994 – Steve McDonald – ‘Sons Of Somerled’
1993 – Claddagh – ‘Continental Drift’
1992 – Lorina Harding – ‘Lucky Damn Woman’
1991 – No awards presented
1990 – Rua – ‘Commonwealth Suite’
1989 – Paul Ubana Jones – ‘Paul Ubana Jones’
1988 – Mike Harding – ‘From The Edge’
1987 – Beverly Young – ‘Bushes & Briars’
1986 – Various Artists – ‘Send The Boats Away’
1985 – Alan Young – ‘That’s No Way To Get Along’
1984 – Phil Garland – ‘Springtime In The Mountains’