The mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian folk music in all its forms. Until their creation in 2005, there existed no awards to celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada. Awards such as the Junos, East Coast Music Awards or the Western Canada Music Awards have a few categories that apply to folk and roots music but they offer only a restricted view of the genre. The judging process is similar to that of the two-stage elimination model used by the Junos via a randomly selected jury drawn from our community. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming involved.
Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything and the Good Lovelies lead the winners CALGARY, Sunday, November 10, 2013 - The winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) were announced this evening at a gala event in Calgary, Alberta. Hosted by Shelagh Rogers (CBC Radio) and musician Benoit Bourque (La Bottine Souriante/Le Vent du Nord), Canada’s folk community came together [...]
We’re hearing a lot of buzz for the 9th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, this year in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to the same great entertainment leading up to the event, there will be live video from the Gala where the awards are presented and we have performances by six amazing folk artists. We will [...]
Special award to be presented at gala this November #CFMA2013 CALGARY – Mitch Podolak, a prominent figure of the Canadian folk music community, is the recipient of the Unsung Hero award for this year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). The award will be presented at the CFMA Awards Gala on November 10 in Calgary, Alberta. The Unsung Hero Award [...]
Ontario artists Lemon Bucket Orkestra, David Francey & Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything lead nominations CALGARY, September 26, 2013 – At a songwriters circle style press conference at Festival Hall in downtown Calgary this morning, the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) announced the nominees for this year’s awards. Overall, 70 artists and groups were announced as [...]
Due to the flood relief effort, Hotel Alma (which was to be our primary hotel location) is presently being used by Calgarians who have been displaced by the massive flooding a few short months ago. We have a number of alternative options for you, and all eight hotels are within 5 – 10 minutes walk (or [...]
The Canadian Folk Music Awards will release the list of the 2013 nominees on September 26th. Five nominees in each of the 19 categories will be announced, and that will signify the start of the second phase of the jury process. The awards gala concludes the CFMA weekend, this year in Calgary from November 8-10. [...]
Tickets to the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards Gala at the University Theatre, Calgary are now online! Order now via phone: 403 220-7202 or online: ucalgary.ca/tickets
The submission deadline for 2013 has now passed, and submissions are closed. Thank you to all who submitted an album!
Due to the recent flooding in Alberta, we are extending submissions for musicians specifically affected by the floods by two weeks (to 5pm EDT July 12th), so if you’re still cleaning up or helping your neighbours, we understand that’s more important right now. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to submit your album. Thank you.
A local committee in Saint John has been working hard to make the Canadian Folk Music Awards a wonderful experience for all of you who have never seen this beautiful part of Canada.
Judges for the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards will be assessing some 451 submissions over the next few months to determine which will be named award finalists. “We are very pleased with the number of submissions we have received this year,” says CFMA director Grit Laskin. “This is one of the biggest years on record, clearly illustrating that folk music is alive and vibrant and ever growing in popularity in Canada. We can’t wait to hear what we’ve got!”
The 2012 submission period is now closed. Thank you and good luck to all those who applied!