2018 CFMAs Night 2 – Presented December 1
Calgary, Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Canadian Folk Music Awards (#CFMA2018) were presented during a second evening of celebrations at The Gateway in Calgary. The 14th anniversary event was hosted by James Keelaghan and Benoit Bourque in a bilingual evening filled with music including performances by Matthew Byrne, Jack Pine & The Fire, Little Miss Higgins, Quantum Tangle, Annie Sumi and The Lifers, and Winona Wilde. Ten awards were handed out throughout evening.
Pharis Romero of Pharis & Jason Romero was the recipient of two awards over the weekend, including Traditional Singer of the Year / Chanteur traditionnel de l’année, and Vocal Group of the Year / Groupe vocal de l’année for their album, Sweet Old Religion.
Also picking up two awards over the weekend were Lynne Hanson and Lynn Miles of The LYNNeS. The duo picked up their second award at this year’s conference Saturday for English Songwriters of the Year / Auteur-compositeurs anglophone de l’année for their album, Heartbreak Song For The Radio.
Matthew Byrne was the recipient of this year’s Traditional Album of the Year / Album traditionnel de l’année for Horizon Lines.
This year’s award for Solo Artist of the Year / Artiste solo de l’année: went to Bruce Cockburn for his album, Bone On Bone.
Shauit was the recipient of Indigenous Songwriter(s) of the Year / Auteur-compositeur(s) autochtone de l’année for their album, Apu peikussiaku.
Jean-François Bélanger was this year’s recipient of Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year / Instrumentiste solo de l’année for his album, Les entrailles de la montagne.
The award for New/Emerging Artist(s) of the Year / Artiste(s) de la relève went to Raine Hamilton for her album, Night Sky.
Contemporary Album of the Year / Album contemporain de l’année was Both Ways by Donovan Woods
And Beatrice Deer won the Pushing the Boundaries / Innovation musicale award for her album, My All To You.