The performers for the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards have been announced.
Created by the internationally-recognized members of Canada’s folk music community, awards in 19 categories will be passed out over two nights at Ottawa’s Bronson Centre.
On Nov. 18, the awards for Children’s Album of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year, Songwriters of the Year (French, English and Aboriginal), Producer of the Year and World Group of the Year will be presented. Performers for the event include MAZ, Twin Flames, Beyond The Pale, BEYRIES, Kobo Town and Danny Michel. In addition, Gerry Strong, founding member of Newfoundland’s Tickle Harbour, will be honoured through the 2017 Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award.
The awards and performances on Nov. 19, when the awards for Young Performer of the Year, New/Emerging Artist of the Year, Instrumental (Solo Artist and Group) of the Year, Contemporary Album of the Year, World Solo Album of the Year, Traditional (Album & Singer) of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Ensemble of the Year are presented. Performers include Cassie & Maggie, Braden Gates, Coco Méliès, Scott MacMillan & Colin Grant, Oh Susanna and Stephen Fearing.
Tickets and wristbands are still on sale online at folkawards.ca/tickets/. They can also be purchased in person as of at The Record Centre (1099 Wellington St W) or Compact Music (785 & 206 Bank Street) in Ottawa.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.