8th Canadian Folk Music Awards
|8th Canadian Folk Music Awards|
|Date||November 17, 2012|
|Location||Imperial Theatre, Saint John, New Brunswick|
|Hosted by||Benoit Bourque|
The 8th Canadian Folk Music Awards were presented in Saint John, New Brunswick on November 17, 2012, and streamed online on Roots Music Canada's website. Winners were named in 17 categories, while recipients also were honored with special Innovator of the Year and Unsung Hero awards during a gala event at the Imperial Theatre that was hosted by Benoit Bourque of La Bottine Souriante.
Nominees and recipients
Recipients are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Traditional Album||Contemporary Album|
|Children's Album||Traditional Singer|
|Contemporary Singer||Instrumental Solo Artist|
|Instrumental Group||English Songwriter|
|French Songwriter||Vocal Group|
|World Group||New/Emerging Artist|
|Producer||Pushing the Boundaries|
Other special awards
Two other special presentations were made at the ceremony. Harmonica genius Mike Stevens was named Innovator of the Year for 2012 for his work founding and dedication to Arts Can Circle. This award was created and presented by Folk Music Canada. Also, Saint John, New Brunswick's Gerry Taylor was recognized as Atlantic Canada's Unsung Hero of folk music in the region, for his contribution for over half a century as a newspaper columnist, talent scout and judge.
- "Results 2012 | Canadian Folk Music Awards". Folkawards.ca.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-04-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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