The 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards are scheduled to take place from April 1 through 3 in Charlottetown, PEI. In the year leading up to the event, CFMA are now accepting submissions for the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award.
The Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award is an annual award recognizing the contribution of an individual, group, or organization active in any aspect of the Canadian folk music scene. It is meant to recognize those not generally recognized as a high profile individual, group, or organization, but who work tirelessly behind the scenes for the love of the music and who have not been recognized for their contributions by national or international music entities and includes submissions from volunteers in all their diversity who, year after year, lend support to folk performance spaces.
The application deadline for the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award is August 31, 2021. All submissions are adjudicated by members of the CFMA Board of Directors, who will select a recipient from the eligible submitted candidates. To nominate an individual for the award, or to submit music for any of the 19 categories, please be sure to visit folkawards.ca.
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.