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Full List Of Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees 2021


The Canadian Folk Music Awards are an annual music awards ceremony presenting awards in a variety of categories for achievements in both traditional and contemporary folk music, and other roots music genres, by Canadian musicians


THE CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE 2021 NOMINEES

100 nominees in 19 categories from across Canada


Traditional Album of the Year

  • Le Diable à Cinq - Debout!

  • Bruce Cockburn - Crowing Ignites

  • Ian & Sylvia - The Lost Tapes

  • Pharis & Jason Romero - Bet On Love

  • Beòlach - All Hands


Contemporary Album of the Year

  • Catherine MacLellan - COYOTE

  • The East Pointers - Yours To Break

  • Joe Nolan - Drifters

  • Mike McKenna Jr. - At the Edge of the World

  • Basia Bulat - Are You in Love?

  • William Prince - Reliever

  • The Dead South - Sugar & Joy

  • Stephen Fearing - The Unconquerable Past


Children’s Album of the Year

  • Ginalina - Small But Mighty

  • Claire Ness - Broccoli Farm

  • Spencer Burton - The Mountain Man

  • Henri Godon - Tous musiciens

  • Charlie Hope - Goodnight To You All: Traditional Lullabies from Ireland and the UK


Traditional Singer of the Year

  • Kevin Harvey (of Durham County Poets) - Hand me Down Blues

  • Mark Manning (of Rum Ragged) - The Thing About Fish

  • Mike Bravener - Depends Upon The Pay Traditional Miramichi and New Brunswick Folk Songs

  • Pharis Romero (of Pharis & Jason Romero) - Bet On Love

  • Lou Natale - Workin' the Mystery


Contemporary Singer of the Year

  • Catherine MacLellan - COYOTE

  • Coco Love Alcorn - Rebirth

  • Tim Chaisson (of The East Pointers) - Yours To Break

  • Basia Bulat - Are You in Love?

  • William Prince - Reliever


Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year

  • Nick Hornbuckle - 13 or So

  • Marc Atkinson - Solo

  • Benjamin Barrile - Esperando el Alba

  • Natalie MacMaster - Sketches

  • Gordon Grdina - Prior st


Instrumental Group of the Year

  • Rhizome - Double capture

  • Gordon Grdina's The Marrow - Safar-E-Daroon

  • Jessica Deutsch and Ozere - Traces

  • Emilyn Stam and John David Williams - Honeywood

  • Beòlach - All Hands


English Songwriter(s) of the Year

  • Coco Love Alcorn - Rebirth

  • Julian Taylor - The Ridge

  • Basia Bulat - Are You in Love?

  • Sarah Jane Scouten - Confessions

  • William Prince - Reliever

  • Pharis & Jason Romero - Bet On Love


French Songwriter(s) of the Year

  • Flavie Léger-Roy (of Flavie) - Ce chapeau est trop grand pour moi

  • Raphaël Delahaye (of MONSIEUR RAPH) - LE SENS DE LA DÉRIVE

  • Alexandre Poulin - Nature humaine

  • Guillaume Arsenault - La partie de moi qui tremble

  • Marie-Ève Laure - Onze


Indigenous Songwriter(s) of the Year

  • Leela Gilday - North Star Calling

  • Crystal Shawanda - Church House Blues

  • A.W. Cardinal (of Blue Moon Marquee) - Bare Knuckles & Brawn

  • Jason & Nadia Burnstick (of Burnstick) - Kîyânaw

  • Riit - ataataga


Vocal Group of the Year

  • Kennedy Road - A Little Fight Left Yet

  • Big Little Lions - Inside Voice

  • Beauséjour - Beauséjour

  • The Barrel Boys - Mainline

  • Pharis & Jason Romero - Bet On Love


Ensemble of the Year

  • Sultans of String - Refuge

  • Sussex - The Ocean Wide

  • The Dead South - Sugar & Joy

  • Pharis & Jason Romero - Bet On Love

  • OKAN - Sombras


Solo Artist of the Year

  • Catherine MacLellan - COYOTE

  • Julian Taylor - The Ridge

  • Lynn Miles - We'll Look For Stars

  • William Prince - Reliever

  • Riit - ataataga


World Album of the Year

  • Mazacote - Patria

  • Okavango African Orchestra - Africa Without Borders

  • Zal Sissokho - Kora flamenca

  • OKAN - Sombras

  • Aviva Chernick - La Serena


New/Emerging Artist(s) of the Year

  • Maya Rae - Can You See Me?

  • Noah Derksen - America, Dreaming

  • Rum Ragged - The Thing About Fish

  • Emily Triggs - Middletown

  • Emily Rockarts - Little Flower

  • Marie-Ève Laure - Onze


Producer(s) of the Year

  • Chris McKhool and John 'Beetle' Bailey - Refuge (Sultans of String)

  • Roy Forbes - Edge of Blue (Roy Forbes)

  • Dave Clarke, Bill Garrett - Coming Home (Steel Rail)

  • Marc Jenkins - Bet On Love (Pharis & Jason Romero)

  • Dayna Manning - Morning Light (Dayna Manning)


Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award

  • The Henrys - Paydirt

  • The East Pointers - Yours To Break

  • Mélisande [Électrotrad] - Les myriades

  • Aerialists - Dear Sienna

  • Riit - ataataga


Young Performer(s) of the Year

  • Quin With One N - Out of the Blue

  • Paige Penney - Watch Out For Your Step

  • Maya Rae - Can You See Me?

  • Moscow Apartment - Better Daughter

  • The Gilberts - The Gilberts: One


Single of the Year

  • Leela Gilday - K'eintah Natse Ju

  • The East Pointers - Wintergreen

  • Burnstick - Some Kind of Hell

  • Craig Cardiff - Yellowknife

  • William Prince - The Spark


Website: folkawards.ca/