Rachel Unthank Makes Mercury Prize Shortlist

The Mercury Prize Shortlist for 2008 has been released with a few names with a folk connection. One of the 12 final albums, culled from 240 albums produced by UK artists in the past year, will be named the winner on Sept. 9. The shortlist names were announced at Covent Garden’s The Hospital Club, the club for the creative industries, among them Rachel Unthank & The Winterset for The Bairns, Laura Marling for Alas, I Cannot Swim, and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss for Raising Sand.

Here’s a video of Rachel Unthank & The Winterset in action:

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