Fairport Convention and former group members won three categories at the annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last night.
The Awards event, staged at The Brewery in London, featured two distinct Fairport line-ups playing live.
The legendary band's classic album Liege & Lief, first released as an LP in 1969, has been voted Most Influential Folk Album of All Time in a ballot of the public run by the BBC during December last year.
Original member Simon Nicol, currently Fairport's guitarist and lead vocalist, says: "It is very gratifying - and humbling - to find that an album we recorded over 35 years ago is still held in such affection and esteem by folk music fans."
"Everyone in the band, past and present, is very proud of the album's recognition; the fact this award was voted for by the public gives us particular pleasure.
"We won a Lifetime Achievement Award back in 2002 so this second win means I now have a pair of sculpted bookends."
Another award went to Fairport Convention founder Ashley Hutchings, currently on tour with his latest band Rainbow Chasers.
He was presented with a Good Tradition Award in honour of his lifetime's work popularising British traditional music.
"I've known about the Liege & Lief award for a while," he said. "To then learn on the Saturday before the ceremony that I will also be getting the Good Tradition Award is not simply the icing on the cake, it's like being given the whole bakery."
The third winner was Fairport Convention's original lead guitarist, singer-songwriter Richard Thompson. Richard, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award, performed as a soloist and also joined his former bandmates for a special performance at the event.
Apart from the late Sandy Denny, this recreated the 1969 line-up which recorded Liege & Lief. The one-off performance will feature Ashley Hutchings on bass guitar, Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol on guitars, Dave Swarbrick on fiddle, and Dave Mattacks on drums with vocalist and Folk Award nominee Chris While singing in place of Sandy Denny.
The current line-up of Fairport Convention is Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.
Highlights of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, hosted by Mike Harding, will be broadcast on Radio 2 tomorrow between 7pm and 9pm.