Recipients of the 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Announcing the recipients of the 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards

[ST. JOHN’S, April 8, 2024] — The 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards were presented over the weekend, during two gala concerts Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th held at the beautiful Majestic Theatre in St. John’s and streamed via, marking the 19th year of Canada’s premier folk music event.

The bilingual broadcast, hosted by Tom Power and Emilia Bartellas, announced all 21 Awards, as well as the presentation of the Unsung Hero Award to St. John’s own John Clarke, and announced that the 20th anniversary of the CFMAs in 2025 will be held where it all began in Ottawa, ON.

The CFMAs congratulate all of the 2024 nominees and recipients! Multi CFMA recipients this year are Manitoba’s William Prince who was a recipient of three CFMAs: Contemporary Album of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year, and Single of the Year. Quebec’s Mia Kelly was awarded two CFMAs: New/Emerging Artist of the Year & Young Performer of the Year. Provincially, artists from Ontario and Quebec received the most awards, each province had 5 recipients in total.

2024 Canadian Folk Music Award Recipients

Listed in alphabetical order by category

Children’s Album of the Year / Album jeunesse de l’année

  • Going Back: Remembered and Remixed Family Folk Songs – Ginalina (BC)

Contemporary Album of the Year / Album contemporain de l’année

  • Stand in the Joy – William Prince (MB)

Contemporary Singer of the Year / Chanteur contemporain de l’année:

  • Suzie Vinnick – Fall Back Home (ON)

English Songwriter(s) of the Year / Auteur compositeur(s) anglophone de l’année:

  • Jacob Brodovsky – I Love You and I’m Sorry (MB)

Ensemble of the Year / Groupe de l’année:

  • Genticorum – Au coeur de l’aube (QC)

French Songwriter(s) of the Year / Auteur-compositeur(s) francophone de l’année:

  • Aleksi Campagne, Michelle Campagne – For The Giving / Sans rien donner (QC)

Global Roots Album of the Year / Album traditions du monde de l’année:

  • Bamako – Sophie Lukacs (QC)

Indigenous Songwriter(s) of the Year / Auteur compositeur(s) autochtone de l’année:

  • Kaeley Jade Wiebe – Turpentine (AB)

Instrumental Composer of the Year / Compositeur(s) ou compositrice(s) de l’année:

  • Nathan Smith, Emilyn Stam, John David Williams, Alan Mackie (Beacons – Vinta) (ON)

Instrumental Group of the Year / Groupe instrumental de l’année:

  • Queen Kong – Fray (ON)

Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year / Instrumentiste solo de l’année:

  • Aaron Collis – Before Daylight in the Morning (NL)

New/Emerging Artist(s) of the Year / Artiste(s) de la relève de l’année:

  • Mia Kelly – Garden Through the War (QC)

Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award / Prix Innovation musicale Oliver Schroer:

  • Universal Echoes – Kuné (ON)

Producer(s) of the Year / Réalisateur(s) de l’année (tied):

  • Drew Jurecka, Dan Rosenberg (Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango – Payadora Tango Ensemble) (ON)
  • Jill Barber, Erik P. H. Nielsen (Homemaker – Jill Barber) (BC)

Single of the Year / Monoplage de l’année:

  • When You Miss Someone (William Prince)(MB)

Solo Artist of the Year / Artiste solo de l’année:

  • William Prince – Stand in the Joy (MB)

Traditional Album of the Year/ Album traditionnel de l’année:

  • All It Brings – Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira (BC)

Traditional Singer of the Year / Chanteur traditionnel de l’année:

  • Mary Beth Carty – Crossing the Causeway (NS)

Vocal Group of the Year / Groupe vocal de l’année:

  • The Bombadils – Dear Friend (NS)

Young Performer(s) of the Year / Jeune artiste(s) de l’année:

  • Mia Kelly – Garden Through the War (QC)



For more information

Jocelyne Baribeau, CFMA Communications Director

About the Canadian Folk Music Awards

Established in 2005 as a non-profit, the Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada in all its forms.

Each year, the Canadian Folk Music Awards are held in a different province, showcasing the vast array of talent the country has to offer by celebrating our nominees and category recipients.

Next year, the CFMAs are looking forward to heading to Ottawa, ON for the 20th Anniversary celebration! For more information, visit

Thank you to our funders

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 and Major Sponsors: Newfoundland & Labrador Year of the Arts 2024, Celebrate NL, Destination St. John’s, and Government of Canada Community Services Recovery Fund, MusicNL; as well as our Sponsors and Partners: ANIM (Alliance nationale de l’industrie musicale), Calgary Folk Club, Canadian AV Inc., Canadian Heritage, CNA (College of the North Atlantic), Coast 101.1FM, Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Creative Export Program, First Light, Fish Creek Concerts, Fogarty’s Cove Music, Linus Entertainment, Long & McQuade, NCRA (National Campus and Community Radio Association), Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society, O’Brien’s Music, Slaight Music, SOCAN Foundation, The Oliver Schroer Estate (Peter Coffman), TriNav, and Wavelength Media.


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