Winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2012

The Winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2012 have been announced, and we’ve got the full list for you right here!

Winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards

The Canadian Folk Music Awards were handed out last night in Toronto, with several artists taking home multiple awards. Amelia Curran won Album of the Year and Folk Roots/Traditional Album of the Year for her album They Promised You Mercy, while John Wort Hannam took home both the Songwriter of the Year and Solo Artist of the Year awards.

Best Album

The complete list of winners for the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards is as follows:

Best Album:
“Dragonfly” – Jennifer Castle

Best Traditional Album:
“Coasts” – The Once

Best Contemporary Singer-Songwriter Album:
“We Are Going to Be Friends” – Cara Luft

Best Solo Artist:
Dan Mangan

Best Instrumentalist:
Nathan Rogers (of The Mighty Rhode)

Best Artist

The Best Artist award goes to an individual or duo for their outstanding achievement in folk music. This year’s winners are:

-Catherine MacLellan for The Willow
-Le Quartetto Giocoso for Carousel
-The Once for We Are All Gone

Best Group

The Quivering Dendrites were announced as the winners of the Best Group category at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Based in Vancouver, the five-piece group is known for its inventive use of found objects and homemade instruments.

Nominees of the Canadian Folk Music Awards

The annual Canadian Folk Music Awards were created to recognize outstanding achievement in the Folk, roots, and world music genres. This year’s nominees reflect the diversity of the Canadian music scene, with artists hailing from coast to coast to coast. The nominees for the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards are:

Best Album

Best Album is the award presented to the artist who released the best album of the year. The following is a list of nominees and winners of the Best Album award.

Nominees:
-Le Vent du Nord, Tromper le Temps
-Martin Simpson, Purpose & Grace
-The Duhks, Fast Paced World
-The Wailin’ Jennys, Bright Morning Stars
-Buffy Sainte-Marie, Running for the Drum

Winner: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Running for the Drum

Best Artist

The nominees for the Best Artist category are:
-Amanda Rheaume
-Gabrielle Papillon
-Lynn Miles
-Matt Epp
-Oh Susanna

Best Group

The Canadian Folk Music Awards are awarded to the best in Canadian Folk music. This year, the nominees for Best Group are:

-Borealis
-The Duhks
-Great Big Sea
-Le Vent du Nord
-The Wailin’ Jennys

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