Streaming around the world | Mar 31 – Apr 2, 2022
Reney Ray added to the lineup for the the Songwriters Nominee Showcase, Alicia Toner to host
(CHARLOTTETOWN, March 30, 2022) The 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) return to Prince Edward Island to host its 17th annual Awards celebrations in Charlottetown this week, and all are invited to attend virtually. Although the 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards are pleased to be making their return to live performances, all CFMA shows will continue to be streamed via the CFMA website, folkawards.ca (En) and prixfolk.ca (Fr) on Facebook and the CFMA / PMFC YouTube channel, allowing our global audience to watch the awards presentations and performances for free, in real-time.
The three-day long CFMA celebration occurs March 31 to April 2, 2022, with two sets of showcases (The Songs and Stories — Songwriters Nominee Showcase and Tradworks — Traditional Music Nominee Showcase) and two nights of Award Concerts, including performances by 2022 CFMA nominees. This year, 20 CFMA awards will be presented during the two nights of Awards Concerts, held at Charlottetown’s, The Guild, including the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award presentation, along with revealing where the 2023 Awards Celebration events will take place.
The CFMAs are excited to announce that Alicia Toner, nominated for the 2022 CFMA Solo Artist of the Year Award for her album Joan, will be hosting the Songs and Stories — Songwriters Nominee Showcase, and that Reney Ray replaces Guillaume Beaulac in the lineup. The Songwriters Nominee showcase occurs on Thursday March 31 @ 7:30 PM at The Guild, and the audience will be treated to six outstanding English, French and Indigenous songwriters from across Canada, tickets are $25 (plus tax).
The CFMA 2022 Awards Performance Schedule:
Songs and Stories — Songwriters Nominee Showcase: Thursday March 31 @ 7:30 PM AT
Six outstanding English, French and Indigenous songwriters from across Canada.
- David Laronde ON
- David Leask ON
- Émilie Landry NB
- Phyllis Sinclair AB
- Reney Ray QC New Addition to the lineup!
- Rick Fines ON
SOLD OUT Awards Show Night 1: Friday April 1 @ 7:30 PM AT: Hosted by Chelsey June and Benoit Bourque
- The Fugitives BC
- Élage Diouf QC
- Nicolas Boulerice QC
- Rob Lutes QC
- Polky ON
- Twin Flames ON
SOLD OUT Tradworks — Traditional Music Nominee Showcase: Saturday April 2 @ 1:00 PM AT :
Four incredible groups will be performing Celtic, Québecois, English, Appalachian and Canadian mountain music. Traditional fare with bold spicing!
- Bùmarang QC
- Grosse Isle QC
- The Wardens AB
- Rosier QC
SOLD OUT Awards Show Night 2: Saturday April 2 @ 7:30 PM AT: Hosted by Chelsey June and Benoit Bourque
- Dana Sipos BC
- Eliana Cuevas ON
- Morgan Toney NS
- Bouches Bées QC
- Ian Tamblyn ON
- Alicia Toner PE
CFMA performances and shows are suitable for all ages. Tickets are on sale now, and quantities are extremely limited. Purchase online at theguildpei.com or visit folkwards.ca for more information. The full performance schedule is below.
Please note: The Friday and Saturday evening Awards concert plus the Tradworks nominee showcase are all sold out for in-person. ALL are welcome to stream for free, online here:
The CFMAs gratefully acknowledge the financial funding support of FACTOR through the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
We also wish to thank and acknowledge all of our funders: Government of Canada – Ministry of Canadian Heritage, SOCAN, Peter Coffman, the Edmonton Folk Festival, Fogarty’s Cove Music, Calgary Folk Club, SOCAN Foundation, True North Records / Stony Plain Rights Management, Slaight Music Group, Music PEI, and Wavelength Media.