The Imagined Village have won three Hancock Awards from the 'Talk A While' web site and forum.

Visitors to the forum recently voted for The Hancock Awards 2008. In the final count The Imagined Village came out top in the categories of Best Album, Best Original Song (Cold Haily Rainy Night) and Best Traditional Song (Tam Lyn Retold). The group will be presented with the awards on stage when they perform at the Wychwood Festival on June 1st.

Initially brought together by Fairport Convention and the Cropredy Festival the website has expanded to cover many artists and festivals. The forum section has some of the heaviest traffic in the online folk community with around 1000 visitors every day.