The Canadian Folk Music Awards

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Saturday, November 29 @ 7:30pm – CFMA Gala and Reception

Featuring performances from these great artists!
Lynn Miles | Finest Kind | Laura Smith | The Good Lovelies | Lennie Gallant | De Temps Antan
(a gala ticket will get you to the CFMA reception, free!)
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Thursday, November 27 @ 7:30pm – CFMA Nominee Showcase Concert

Featuring performances from these great nominees!
James Keelaghan | Jill Zmud | Buffy & Larry | Chris Ronald | Kacy & Clayton | Moustafa Kouyate & Romain Malagnoux
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Friday, November 28 @ 7:30pm – CFMA Nominee Showcase Concert

Featuring performances from these great nominees!
Shari Ulrich | Quinn Bachand | Còig | Jorge Martinez | Gathering Sparks | Mélisande [électrotrad]
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Canadian Folk Music Awards: Performers announced for 2014 gala awards show

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.

  • City of Ottawa proclaims Nov 24-30, 2014 Canadian Folk Music Week

    25 November 2014

    OTTAWA, November 24, 2014 – The City of Ottawa announced an official proclamation today that November 24 – 30, 2014 be declared Canadian Folk Music Week. Speaking on behalf of Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor David Chernushenko presented the proclamation to Canadian Folk Music Awards board member and Ottawa CFMA Chair … Read More»

  • Harvey Glatt named Unsung Hero at Canadian Folk Music Awards

    12 November 2014

    Special award to be presented at
    gala in Ottawa this month
    #CFMA2014
    OTTAWA – Harvey Glatt, 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 … Read More»

  • Canadian Folk Music Awards: Performers announced for 2014 gala awards show

    7 November 2014

    & CFMA weekend events
    Tickets now available.
    #CFMA2014
    OTTAWA – The Canadian Folk Music Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is coming to Ottawa, Ontario from November 27 – 29, 2014.
    The CFMA weekend events kick off with two showcase concert evenings at the Bronson Centre. On Thursday, November … Read More»

  • Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominees Announced

    24 September 2014

    10th Anniversary edition: November 27-29, 2014 in Ottawa
    Emerging Artist of the Year Quinn Bachand (BC) leads nominations with his group Brishen – 5 nominations for talented 18 year old
    MAZ (QC), The Fretless (BC), The High Bar Gang (BC)
    and Del Barber (MB) round up multiple nominations
    #CFMA2014
    OTTAWA, September 24, 2014 … Read More»

  • Andy Frank hired as Project Director with the Canadian Folk Music Awards

    9 June 2014

    OTTAWA - The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA), now in it’s 10th year, are pleased to announce the hiring of Andy Frank as Project Director, effective immediately. The co-founder of Canadian website Roots Music Canada (rootsmusic.ca) is a longtime champion of the folk music scene in Canada and, until now, was tireless member of … Read More»

  • Call For Submissions – Canadian Folk Music Awards

    13 May 2014

    Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). Canadian artists and groups whose albums were released in Canada between June 15, 2013 to June 14, 2014 are eligible.
    Established by Canada’s burgeoning and internationally-recognized folk music community, the awards currently boast 20 categories. Five nominees are chosen for each category. A three stage jury process by … Read More»

  • Canadian Folk Music Awards winners announced

    11 November 2013

    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 … Read More»

  • CFMAs to Live-Stream 2013 Gala

    7 November 2013

    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 … Read More»

  • Mitch Podolak named Unsung Hero at Canadian Folk Music Awards

    30 October 2013

    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 … Read More»

  • Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees announced

    26 September 2013

    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 … Read More»