TORONTO – The winners of the seventh annual Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) are officially in. The results were announced on Sunday.
2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards: List of winners
- Traditional Album of the Year: Genticorum – “Nagez Rameurs”
- Contemporary Album of the Year: Bruce Cockburn – “Small Source of Comfort”
- Children’s Album of the Year: Benoît Archambault – “Les pourquoi”
- Traditional Singer of the Year: Dave Gunning – “a tribute to John Allan Cameron”
- Contemporary Singer of the Year: Suzie Vinnick – “Me ‘n’ Mabel”
- Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year: Jayme Stone – “Room of Wonders”
- Instrumental Group of the Year: The Creaking Tree String Quartet – “Sundogs”
- Vocal Group of the Year: Good Lovelies – “Let The Rain Fall”
- Ensemble of the Year: Genticorum – “Nagez Rameurs”
- Solo Artist of the Year: Bruce Cockburn – “Small Source of Comfort”
- English Songwriter of the Year: Lynn Miles – “Fall for Beauty”
- French Songwriter of the Year: Alexandre Poulin – “Une lumière allumée”
- Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year: Vince Fontaine – “Songs For Turtle Island”
- World Artist of the Year – Solo: Kiran Ahluwalia – “aam zameen : common ground”
- World Artists of the Year –Group: Minor Empire – “Second Nature”
- New/Emerging Artist of the Year: Dave Gunning – “a tribute to John Allan Cameron”
- Producer of the Year: Mark Howard, David Travers-Smith– “Bright Morning Stars” (The Wailin’ Jennys)
- Pushing the Boundaries: Geoff Berner – “Victory Party”
- Young Performer of the Year: Molly Thomason – “Beauty Queen”
Unsung Hero Award
Jane Harbury became the first recipient of the Unsung Hero Award. This prestigious annual award celebrates her exceptional contribution in promoting, preserving and presenting Canadian folk, roots and world music.
Harbury’s involvement with the music industry began in the late 1960s. The Toronto publicist has worked with clients like Lhasa, Ian Tyson, Penny Lang, Tom Rush, the Chieftains, Ken Whiteley and David Francey. She also assists emerging artists in the development of their careers and teaches publicity at the Harris Institute.
Performing at the gala was a wide-ranging set of some of Canada’s top folk acts, including Celtic star Loreena McKennitt, bluesman Jim Byrnes, 2010 CFMAs recipient Rose Cousins, a capella group Soul Influence, and 2011 nominees De Temps Antan.
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