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2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

With trophies for Solo Artist of the Year and Contemporary Album of the Year (Empty Train), David Francey was the top winner in the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The expressive Scotland-born and Ontario-based singer-songwriter and three-time Juno Award-winner was among 72 artists and groups from ten provinces and two territories who vied for awards in 19 categories that were presented during a bilingual gala event at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre on Dec. 3. [To continue reading this article and see the complete list of award winners, click on the headline.]
Nominees Named for 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Nominees Named for 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin tops the list of nominees for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards with four nods. The Prince Edward Island-based bilingual folk trio is among 72 artists and groups from ten provinces and two territories vying for awards in 19 categories to be presented during a gala event at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre on Dec. 3. [To continue reading this article and see the complete list of nominees, click on the headline.]

2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

The 11th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards were presented in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday evening, Nov. 8, and streamed live online via Concert Window. Winners for 2015 were named in 19 categories, while an Unsung Hero Award recipient was also honored during a bilingual gala & reception at the Citadel Theatre. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Nominees Named for 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Nominees Named for 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards

With four nominations, rural British Columbia folk duo Pharis and Jason Romero, known for their duets and handmade banjos, is the top contender vying for 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards that will be presented during a gala event at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta on November 8. Amelia Curran (St. John’s, NL), Fortune Ones (St. John’s, NL), Jenn Grant (Lake Echo, NS), Catherine MacLellan (Charlottetown, PEI), and Whitehorse (Toronto, ON) were close behind with three nods apiece. To continue reading this article and see the complete list of nominees in 19 categories, click on the headline.
Two Music Festivals in July Have Mass. Appeal

Two Music Festivals in July Have Mass. Appeal

Two music festivals of note take place in Massachusetts in July: The New Bedford Folk Festival (July 4-5) along the cobblestoned streets of the old whaling port city, and the Green River Festival (July 10-12) featuring music, hot air balloons and more at the community college campus in Greenfield. To continue reading this article, click on the headline.
2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

The 10th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards were presented in Ottawa on Saturday evening, Nov. 29. Winners for 2014 were named in 19 categories, while recipients also were honored with special Innovator and Unsung Hero awards during a bilingual gala and reception at the Bronson Centre. [To continue reading this article and see the complete list of 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award winners, click on the headline.]

Nominees Named for 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards

With a combined five nominations, 18-year old Quinn Bachand and his Victoria, British Columbia-based group Brishen are the top nominees vying for 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards to be presented during a gala event at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on Nov. 29. Fellow BC-based instrumental artists The Fretless and vocal group The High Bar Gang also received multiple nominations, as did Quebecois instrumental group MAZ and Manitoba-based singer-songwriter Del Barber. [To continue reading the article and see the complete list of nominees in 19 categories, click on the headline.]

New Bedford Folk Festival Set for July 5-6, 2014

The New Bedford Folk Festival, formerly known as the Greater New Bedford Summerfest, is one of the Northeast’s most pleasant, refined and enjoyable music festivals. Slated for July 5-6, 2014 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and now in its 19th year, the family-oriented festival takes over the cobblestoned streets of this historic New England port city –- which is part of the Whaling National Historic Park. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]
2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

Two Ontario-based groups -- Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything and the Good Lovelies -- led the winners at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards that were presented in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday evening, Nov. 10. [To continue reading the article and see the complete list of winners, click on the headline.]

Nominees Named for 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards

With four nominations each, Ontario’s 15-piece Lemon Bucket Orkestra, fiddler Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything, and multiple Juno award-winning singer-songwriter David Francey are the top nominees vying for 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards that are slated to be presented during a gala event at the University of Calgary Theatre in Calgary, Alberta, Nov. 10. [To read the entire article, including a list of the nominees in 19 categories, click on the headline.]
Folk Music Fills the Streets of New Bedford, July 6-7, 2013

Folk Music Fills the Streets of New Bedford, July 6-7, 2013

The New Bedford Folk Festival, formerly known as the Greater New Bedford Summerfest, is one of the Northeast’s most pleasant, refined and enjoyable music festivals. Slated for July 6-7, 2013 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the festival takes over the cobble stoned streets of this historic New England port city –which is part of the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]
2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

The 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards were presented in Saint John, New Brunswick on Saturday evening, Nov. 17, and streamed online on Roots Music Canada’s website. Winners were named in 17 categories, while recipients also were honored with special Innovator of the Year and Unsung Hero awards during a gala event at the Imperial Theatre that was hosted by the always- entertaining, genial and witty Benoit Bourque of La Bottine Souriante. [To read the full article and see the list of winners, click on the headline.]