London: Folk star Georgia Ruth has been named the recipient of the 2013 Welsh Music Prize.
The harpist overcame competition from 11 fellow artists, including Neon Neon, Racehorses and Euros Childs, to claim the top honour for her debut album Week of Pines at the current Swn Festival in Cardiff, reported BBC online.
After her win, Ruth said the announcement came as "quite a shock".
The award, billed as the Welsh equivalent of the UK`s prestigious Mercury Music Prize, was created in 2011 to recognise the finest in Welsh music.
Rockers Future of the Left took home the trophy last year, while Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys was the inaugural winner.
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