8th Canadian Folk Music Awards

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8th Canadian Folk Music Awards
DateNovember 17, 2012
LocationImperial Theatre, Saint John, New Brunswick
Hosted byBenoit 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.[1]

Nominees and recipients[edit]

Recipients are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2]

Traditional Album Contemporary Album
  • Blue ribbon Metis Fiddler Quartet - Northwest Voyage Nord Ouest
  • Nicolas Pellerin - Petit grain d'or
  • Le Vent du Nord - Tromper le temps
  • Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son - 1929
  • Lenka Lichtenberg - Songs for the Breathing Walls
Children's Album Traditional Singer
  • Blue ribbon Henri Godon - Chansons pour toutes sortes d'enfants
  • Kathy Reid-Naiman and Hannah Naiman - Here We Go Zodeo
  • Andrew Queen - GROW
  • Will Stroet - Ensemble, en cadence
  • Shelley Bean & The Duckety Muds - Shelley Bean & The Duckety Muds
  • Blue ribbon Lenka Lichtenberg - Songs for the Breathing Walls
  • Peter Wynne (The Wynnes) - The Wynnes
  • Kim Beggs (The Blue Warblers) - Pretty Good
  • Fred Jorgensen (The Navigators) - Soldiers & Sailors
  • Sneezy Waters - Sneezy Waters
Contemporary Singer Instrumental Solo Artist
  • Blue ribbon Trent Freeman - Rock Paper Scissors
  • Rik Barron - Speechless
  • Darren McMullen - Shoes for Molly
  • Andrew Collins - Cats and Dogs
  • Shaun Ferguson - Ascensions
Instrumental Group English Songwriter
French Songwriter Vocal Group
  • Blue ribbon Mes Aïeux - À l'aube du printemps
  • Anique Granger - Les outils qu'on a
  • Caracol - Blanc Mercredi
  • André Dédé Vander - French toast et peines perdues
  • Lisa LeBlanc - Lisa LeBlanc
Ensemble Solo Artist
  • Blue ribbon Michael Jerome Browne - The Road Is Dark
  • Matt Andersen - Coal Mining Blues
  • Del Barber - Headwaters
  • Anne Louise Genest (Annie Lou) - Grandma's Rules for Drinking
  • Rose Cousins - We Have Made a Spark
World Group New/Emerging Artist
  • Blue ribbon Sultans of String - MOVE
  • Roberto Lopez Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra - Azul
  • Zhambai Trio - Tambanavo
  • Sagapool - Sagapool
  • Surkalén - Essence de lumière
  • Blue ribbon Pharis and Jason Romero - A Passing Glimpse
  • Scarlett Jane - Stranger
  • Lisa LeBlanc - Lisa LeBlanc
  • Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers - In the Time of the Great Remembering
  • Three Little Birds - Three Little Birds
Producer Pushing the Boundaries
  • Blue ribbon Sagapool - Sagapool
  • Sultans of String - MOVE
  • Briga - Turbo Folk Stories
  • Gadji-Gadjo - La Folle Allure
  • The Fretless - Waterbound
Young Performer
  • Blue ribbon Lucas Chaisson - Growing Pains
  • Emily Madronich - Take It Away
  • The Archers - Much More Than Merry Men
  • Rebecca Lappa - Myths and Monsters
  • Cassie & Maggie MacDonald - Fresh Heirs

Other special awards[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ http://acousticmusicscene.com/2012/11/18/2012-canadian-folk-music-awards-presented/
  2. ^ "Results 2012 | Canadian Folk Music Awards". Folkawards.ca.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-04-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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