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Canadian Folk Awards Nominees Announced

Canadian Folk Awards Nominees Announced

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (CelebrityAccess) The Canadian Folk Music Awards have announced the nominees for their 14th anniversary

There are 96 nominees, with The LYNNeS and Buffy Sainte-Marie leading with five. Pharis & Jason Romero, Jean-Francois Belanger and The Fretless have three each.

The awards show is expected to take place Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 in Calgary, Alberta at The Gateway and will include two hosted Awards Weekend Concerts open to the public.

Tickets and wristbands go on sale Oct. 1 on the CFMA website: folkawards.ca. Tickets are $35 for each night. A wristband will include all workshops as well as both nights and is $60. More information about the gala performance and the line-up will be announced shortly, according to a press release.

The 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees are:
TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM TRADITIONNEL DE L’ANNÉE
Avant l’orage par/by Genticorum
Gigues à 2 faces par/by Alexis Chartrand, Nicolas Babineau
Horizon Lines by/par Matthew Byrne
Live from the Art Farm by/par The Fretless
Medicine Songs by/par Buffy Sainte-Marie

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM CONTEMPORAIN DE L’ANNÉE
Both Ways by/par Donovan Woods
Fifteen by/par The Wailin’ Jennys
Heartbreak Song For The Radio by/par The LYNNeS
Keep the Fire by/par Gabrielle Papillon
Two by/par Gunning & Cormier

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR /  ALBUM JEUNESSE DE L’ANNÉE
Electric Jellyfish Boogaloo by/par The Oot n’ Oots
Grand tintamarre! Chansons et comptines acadiennes par/by Joseph Edgar, Lisa LeBlanc, Robin-Joël Cool, Wanabi Farmeur, Vishtèn, Caroline Savoie, Édith Butler
Highway To Spell by/par Jeremy Fisher Junior
Love, Kisses and Hugs by/par Splash’N Boots
The Superstar Sibling Detective Agency by/par The Swinging Belles

TRADITIONAL SINGER OF THE YEAR / CHANTEUR TRADITIONNEL DE L’ANNÉE
Matthew Byrne for/pour Horizon Lines
Diana Erb of/de Twas Now for/pour Old Fashioned Way
Lenka Lichtenberg for/pour Masaryk: Národní písně
Pharis Romero of/de Pharis & Jason Romero for/pour Sweet Old Religion
Buffy Sainte-Marie for/pour Medicine Songs

CONTEMPORARY SINGER OF THE YEAR / CHANTEUR CONTEMPORAIN DE L’ANNÉE
Kellie Loder for/pour Benefit of the Doubt
Rob Lutes for/pour Walk in the Dark
Catherine MacLellan for/pour If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan
Dylan Menzie for/pour As The Clock Rewinds
Dana Wylie for/pour The Earth That You’re Made Of


INSTRUMENTAL SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR / INSTRUMENTISTE SOLO DE L’ANNÉE
Jean-François Bélanger pour/for Les entrailles de la montagne
Andrea Bettger for/pour Snappy Day
Holly Blazina for/pour Transcendencia
Justin Gray of/de Synthesis for/pour New Horizons
Dan MacDonald for/pour Rural/Urban

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR / GROUPE INSTRUMENTAL DE L’ANNÉE
Andrew Collins Trio for/pour Groove
The Fretless for/pour Live from the Art Farm
Miller | MacDonald | Cormier for/pour South Haven
So Long Seven for/pour Kala Kalo
West of Mabou for/pour The Bridge

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR / GROUPE VOCAL DE L’ANNÉE
The Fugitives for/pour The Promise Of Strangers
Good Lovelies for/pour Shapeshifters
Gunning & Cormier for/pour Two
The LYNNeS for/pour Heartbreak Song For The Radio
Pharis & Jason Romero for/pour Sweet Old Religion
ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR / GROUPE DE L’ANNÉE
The East Pointers for/pour What We Leave Behind
The Fretless for/pour Live from the Art Farm
Genticorum pour/for Avant l’orage
The LYNNeS for/pour Heartbreak Song For The Radio
Pharis & Jason Romero for/pour Sweet Old Religion

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR / ARTISTE SOLO DE L’ANNÉE
Bruce Cockburn for/pour Bone On Bone
David Francey for/pour The Broken Heart Of Everything
Jolene Higgins (Little Miss Higgins) for/pour My Home, My Heart
Catherine MacLellan for/pour If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan
Buffy Sainte-Marie for/pour Medicine Songs

ENGLISH SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR / AUTEUR-COMPOSITEUR(S) ANGLOPHONE DE L’ANNÉE
Bruce Cockburn for/pour Bone On Bone
Lynne Hanson, Lynn Miles of/de The LYNNeS for/pour Heartbreak Song For The Radio
Dana Sipos for/pour Trick Of The Light
Noosa Al-Sarraj (Winona Wilde) for/pour Wasted Time
Donovan Woods for/pour Both Ways

FRENCH SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR /AUTEUR-COMPOSITEUR(S) FRANCOPHONE DE L’ANNÉE
Anik Bérubé, Natalie Byrns of/de Ancolie pour/for Le soleil en bulle
Danny Boudreau pour/for Mon été
Étienne Fletcher pour/for Face A
Benoit Pinette (Tire le Coyote) pour/for Désherbage
Kristine St-Pierre pour/for La promesse

INDIGENOUS SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR / AUTEUR-COMPOSITEUR(S) AUTOCHTONE DE L’ANNÉE
Tiffany Ayalik, Greyson Gritt of/de Quantum Tangle for/pour Shelter as we go…
Buffy Sainte-Marie for/pour Medicine Songs
Shauit for/pour Apu peikussiakᵘ
Dennis Shorty for/pour Gucho Hin
Sandra Sutter for/pour Cluster Stars

WORLD SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR / ARTISTE DE L’ANNÉE MUSIQUE DU MONDE – SOLO
Jean-François Bélanger pour/for Les entrailles de la montagne
Daniel Bellegarde of/de Bellegarde pour/for Anba Tonèl
Eliana Cuevas for/pour Golpes Y Flores
Lenka Lichtenberg for/pour Masaryk: Národní písně
Buffy Sainte-Marie for/pour Medicine Songs

WORLD GROUP OF THE YEAR / GROUPE DE MUSIQUE DE MONDE DE L’ANNÉE
Autorickshaw for/pour Meter
Lemon Bucket Orkestra for/pour If I Had The Strength
Minor Empire for/pour Uprooted
Near East for/pour Near East
Oktopus for/pour Hapax


NEW/EMERGING ARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR / ARTISTE(S) DE LA RELÈVE
Aerialists for/pour Group Manoeuvre
Raine Hamilton for/pour Night Sky
Jack Pine and The Fire for/pour Left To Our Own Devices
Mattie Leon for/pour Signal Hill
The Lifers for/pour Honey Suite
Annie Sumi for/pour In the Unknown
PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR / RÉALISATEUR(S) DE L’ANNÉE
Ozan Boz for/pour Uprooted by/par Minor Empire
Steve Dawson for/pour Same As I Ever Have Been by/par Matt Patershuk
Jean-François Bélanger pour/for Les entrailles de la montagne   Lynne Hanson, Lynn Miles for/pour Heartbreak Song For The Radio by/par The LYNNeS
Chris Mckhool, John “Beetle” Bailey for/pour Christmas Caravan by/par Sultan of String
Suzie Vinnick, Mark Lalama for/pour Shake The Love Around by/par Suzie Vinnick

OLIVER SCHROER PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES AWARD / PRIX INNOVATION MUSICALE
Beatrice Deer for/pour My All To You
Cindy Doire for/pour Panorama
Quantum Tangle for/pour Shelter as we go…
La Suite pour/for Inventions pour deux violoneux

YOUNG PERFORMER(S) OF THE YEAR / JEUNE ARTISTE(S) DE L’ANNÉE
Nick Earle, Joseph Coffin of/de Earle and Coffin for/pour A Day in July
Ben Heffernan for/pour Home
Christian Howse for/pour We Were
Marley Mullan for/pour Fiddle Dance
Jessica Wedden for/pour One More Time

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