Wednesday, September 23, 2015

GOOD LUCK! Local Artists Earn 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations

A number of talented local artists have earned 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations. Hopefully, some of them will be bringing home the hardware on November 6-8, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta after the ceremony.

Hamilton's Whitehorse duo is up for the English Songwriter, Pushing the Boundaries and Ensemble categories. Two more area musicians were nominated for Pushing the Boundaries: Hamilton singer/songwriter Dana Sipos and Elora's Kevin Breit.

Links: Dana SiposMore Dana Sipos StoriesVideo above courtesy of Jacob Frese

Links: Kevin BreitMore Kevin Breit StoriesVideo above courtesy of Richard Sugarman

Brantford's Benjamin Dakota Rogers and Oakville songstress  Mira Meikle earned nods for Young Performer of the Year as well.  The Lucky Sisters, a trio featuring Guelph's Tannis Slimmon, Cambridge's Allison Lupton, and Toronto's Rosemary Philan) is also up for Vocal Group of the Year. Lastly Dundas native Les Cooper was recognized for his producing work on the new Good Lovelies CD, Burn the Plan.

Links: Mira MeikleVideo above courtesy of StarWorld617

Here is the complete list:

Pushing the Boundaries
English Songwriter
Young Performer
Traditional Album
Contemporary Album
Children’s Album
Traditional Singer
Contemporary Singer
Instrumental Solo Artist
Instrumental Group
French Songwriter
Aboriginal Songwriter
Solo Artist
World Solo Artist 
World Group
New/Emerging Artist
Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

Links: CFMAMore CFMA Stories

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