Winners Of Canadian Folk Music Awards Celebrated In Edmonton

The winners of the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards were announced during a gala event in Edmonton this past weekend, and musicians like Amelia Curran from Newfoundland and Catherine MacLellan from PEI came out on top.

Curran, who released They Promised You Mercy in late 2014 on Six Shooter Records, took home the award for Contemporary Singer and English Songwriter of the Year. And MacLellan, releasing her debut album The Raven’s Son in 2004, has toured internationally and her music has been a perennial fixture at the top of Canada’s Roots Music Charts, winning acclaim from international media including the Austin Chronicle, The Boston Globe, BBC Radio, Maverick Magazine and Q Magazine. She won for Contemporary Album and Solo Artist of the Year.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Ensemble of the Year: Big Little Lions – A Little Frayed, A Little Torn

Young Performer of the Year: Rebecca Lappa – Tattered Rose

Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year: Adrianna Ciccone – The Back of Winter

Pushing the Boundaries: Kevin Breit – Ernesto and Delilah

World Artist of the Year: Kiran Ahluwalia – Sanata: Stillness

World Group of the Year: Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Moorka

New/Emerging Artist of the Year: The Young Novelists – Made Us Strangers

Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year: Digging Roots – For The Light

French Songwriter of the Year: Louis-Jean Cormier – Les grandes artères

Traditional Singer of the Year: Michael Jerome Browne – Sliding Delta

Producer of the Year: Jenn Grant – Compostela

Instrumental Group of the Year: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy – ONE

Contemporary Singer of the Year: Amelia Curran – They Promised You Mercy

English Songwriter of the Year: Amelia Curran – They Promised You Mercy

Vocal Group of the Year: Fortunate Ones – The Bliss

Traditional Album of the Year: Matthew Byrne – Hearts & Heroes

Children’s Album of the Year: The Swinging Belles – More Sheep, Less Sleep

Contemporary Album of the Year: Catherine MacLellan – The Raven’s Sun

Solo Artist of the Year: Catherine MacLellan – The Raven’s Sun

Photo: Amelia Curran