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Winners Named in 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Artists were recognized in 19 categories during the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards celebration that took place Nov. 18-19 at Ottawa’s Bronson Centre. [To continue reading this article and see the list of award winners, click on the headline below.]
Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominees Named

Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominees Named

Cassie and Maggie and Stephen Fearing top the list of nominees for the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards with four nods each. The Nova Scotia sister duo and the Canadian folk-rock singer-songwriter are among the 75 artists and groups from nine provinces and one territory vying for awards in 19 categories to be presented at Ottawa’s Bronson Centre on Nov. 18-19. [To continue reading this article and see the complete list of nominees, click on the headline.]
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.]
The Young Novelists Win 2015 Grassy Hill CT Folk Songwriting Competition

The Young Novelists Win 2015 Grassy Hill CT Folk Songwriting Competition

The Young Novelists took first place in the 2015 Grassy Hill CT Folk Songwriting Competition. The Toronto, Ontario (Canada)-based husband-and-wife folk-roots duo was selected by a panel of judges following short performances by the five finalists that kicked-off the 10th annual Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo at New Haven’s Edgerton Park on September 12. [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.
Top Albums & Songs of April 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs of April 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Pharis and Jason Romero’s A Wanderer I’ll Stay was the most-played album on folk radio during April 2015, while its title track was the most-played song for the second consecutive month. So say charts compiled from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. The monthly FOLKDJ-L top albums and song charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.
2015 JUNO Award Winners Named

2015 JUNO Award Winners Named

Catherine MacLellan’s The Raven’s Sun and The Bros. Landreth’s Let It Lie were named Roots and Traditional Album of the Year – Solo and Group, respectively, in the 2015 JUNO Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. They were recognized by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS) prior to televised ceremonies from the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on March 15. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of February 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of February 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

"Sliding Delta," a collection of 1920s-1930s rural blues that inspired roots artist Michael Jerome Browne, was the most-played album on folk radio during February 2015, while its title track was the most-played song, according to charts compiled from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. [February's FOLKDJ-L top albums and songs charts are posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com. To view them, click on the headline.]

Arts Presenters, Performing Artists Gather In NYC in January

Several thousand people are expected to converge on New York City, Jan. 9-13, 2015, for the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP). Now in its 58th year, the global performing arts marketplace and conference will feature more than 1000 artist showcases, a large EXPO Hall featuring nearly 400 exhibitors, daily plenary sessions and keynote speakers, and a wide array of professional development workshops and forums. For the first time in its history, select sessions and plenaries will live stream free for industry professionals, artists and the public. [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.]