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Buffy Sainte-Marie & The LYNNeS Lead CFMAs With 5 Noms Each

Canadian global folk figurehead Buffy Sainte-Marie ties with The LYNNeS–a breakthrough for the duo featuring Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson and their debut album, Heartbreak For The Radio.

Buffy Sainte-Marie & The LYNNeS Lead CFMAs With 5 Noms Each

By FYI Staff

Organizers of the Canadian Folk Music Awards have announced 96 nominees vying for the 14th annual edition that takes place at The Gateway in Calgary over two separate events on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.


The two separate concert award shows are open to the public. Tickets and wristbands go on sale Oct. 1, with tickets priced at $35 for each night. A wristband covering workshops and both show nights is priced at $60. More information about the gala performance and the line-up will be announced shortly.

The 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees are:

TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Avant l’orage par/by Genticorum  
Gigues à 2 faces par/by Alexis Chartrand, Nicolas Babineau
Horizon Lines by/par Matthew Byrne  
Live from the Art Farm by/par The Fretless
Medicine Songs by/par Buffy Sainte-Marie

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Both Ways by/par Donovan Woods
Fifteen by/par The Wailin’ Jennys  
Heartbreak Song For The Radio by/par The LYNNeS
Keep the Fire by/par Gabrielle Papillon
Two by/par Gunning & Cormier

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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Electric Jellyfish Boogaloo by/par The Oot n' Oots  
Grand tintamarre! Chansons et comptines acadiennes par/by Joseph Edgar, Lisa LeBlanc, Robin-Joël Cool, Wanabi Farmeur, Vishtèn, Caroline Savoie, Édith Butler
Highway To Spell by/par Jeremy Fisher Junior
Love, Kisses and Hugs by/par Splash'N Boots
The Superstar Sibling Detective Agency by/par The Swinging Belles

TRADITIONAL SINGER OF THE YEAR
Matthew Byrne for/pour Horizon Lines
Diana Erb of/de Twas Now for/pour Old Fashioned Way
Lenka Lichtenberg for/pour Masaryk: Národní písně
Pharis Romero of/de Pharis & Jason Romero for/pour Sweet Old Religion
Buffy Sainte-Marie for/pour Medicine Songs  

CONTEMPORARY SINGER OF THE YEAR

Kellie Loder for/pour Benefit of the Doubt
Rob Lutes for/pour Walk in the Dark
Catherine MacLellan for/pour If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan
Dylan Menzie for/pour As The Clock Rewinds  
Dana Wylie for/pour The Earth That You're Made Of
 
INSTRUMENTAL SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Jean-François Bélanger pour/for Les entrailles de la montagne  
Andrea Bettger for/pour Snappy Day
Holly Blazina for/pour Transcendencia
Justin Gray of/de Synthesis for/pour New Horizons
Dan MacDonald for/pour Rural/Urban

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Andrew Collins Trio for/pour Groove  
The Fretless for/pour Live from the Art Farm  
Miller | MacDonald | Cormier for/pour South Haven   
So Long Seven for/pour Kala Kalo  
West of Mabou for/pour The Bridge

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Fugitives for/pour The Promise Of Strangers
Good Lovelies for/pour Shapeshifters  
Gunning & Cormier for/pour Two
The LYNNeS for/pour Heartbreak Song For The Radio
Pharis & Jason Romero for/pour Sweet Old Religion

ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR
The East Pointers for/pour What We Leave Behind
The Fretless for/pour Live from the Art Farm
Genticorum pour/for Avant l'orage
The LYNNeS for/pour Heartbreak Song For The Radio  
Pharis & Jason Romero for/pour Sweet Old Religion

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruce Cockburn for/pour Bone On Bone   
David Francey for/pour The Broken Heart Of Everything
Jolene Higgins (Little Miss Higgins) for/pour My Home, My Heart
Catherine MacLellan for/pour If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan
Buffy Sainte-Marie for/pour Medicine Songs  

ENGLISH SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

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Bruce Cockburn for/pour Bone On Bone   
Lynne Hanson, Lynn Miles of/de The LYNNeS for/pour Heartbreak Song For The Radio  
Dana Sipos for/pour Trick Of The Light   
Noosa Al-Sarraj (Winona Wilde) for/pour Wasted Time
Donovan Woods for/pour Both Ways  

FRENCH SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR

Anik Bérubé, Natalie Byrns of/de Ancolie pour/for Le soleil en bulle
Danny Boudreau pour/for Mon été
Étienne Fletcher pour/for Face A  
Benoit Pinette (Tire le Coyote) pour/for Désherbage
Kristine St-Pierre pour/for La promesse

INDIGENOUS SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR
Tiffany Ayalik, Greyson Gritt of/de Quantum Tangle for/pour Shelter as we go...
Buffy Sainte-Marie for/pour Medicine Songs
Shauit for/pour Apu peikussiakᵘ  
Dennis Shorty for/pour Gucho Hin  
Sandra Sutter for/pour Cluster Stars   

WORLD SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Jean-François Bélanger pour/for Les entrailles de la montagne
Daniel Bellegarde of/de Bellegarde pour/for Anba Tonèl  
Eliana Cuevas for/pour Golpes Y Flores   
Lenka Lichtenberg for/pour Masaryk: Národní písně
Buffy Sainte-Marie for/pour Medicine Songs

WORLD GROUP OF THE YEAR
Autorickshaw for/pour Meter
Lemon Bucket Orkestra for/pour If I Had The Strength
Minor Empire for/pour Uprooted
Near East for/pour Near East  
Oktopus for/pour Hapax

NEW/EMERGING ARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR

Aerialists for/pour Group Manoeuvre   
Raine Hamilton for/pour Night Sky
Jack Pine and The Fire for/pour Left To Our Own Devices  
Mattie Leon for/pour Signal Hill
The Lifers for/pour Honey Suite
Annie Sumi for/pour In the Unknown

PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR
Ozan Boz for/pour Uprooted by/par Minor Empire
Steve Dawson for/pour Same As I Ever Have Been by/par Matt Patershuk
Jean-François Bélanger pour/for Les entrailles de la montagne   Lynne Hanson, Lynn Miles for/pour Heartbreak Song For The Radio by/par The LYNNeS
Chris Mckhool, John “Beetle” Bailey for/pour Christmas Caravan by/par Sultan of String
Suzie Vinnick, Mark Lalama for/pour Shake The Love Around by/par Suzie Vinnick

OLIVER SCHROER PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES AWARD

Beatrice Deer for/pour My All To You   
Cindy Doire for/pour Panorama
Quantum Tangle for/pour Shelter as we go...
La Suite pour/for Inventions pour deux violoneux   

YOUNG PERFORMER(S) OF THE YEAR
Nick Earle, Joseph Coffin of/de Earle and Coffin for/pour A Day in July  
Ben Heffernan for/pour Home   
Christian Howse for/pour We Were
Marley Mullan for/pour Fiddle Dance
Jessica Wedden for/pour One More Time

Multiple nominees are as follows:

Buffy Sainte-Marie: 5  
Traditional Album of The Year / Album Traditionnel De L’année
Traditional Singer of The Year / Chanteur Traditionnel De L’année
Solo Artist of The Year / Artiste Solo De L’année 
Indigenous Songwriter(S) Of The Year / Auteur-compositeur(S) Autochtone De L’année World Solo Artist Of The Year / Artiste De L’année Musique Du Monde - Solo

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The LYNNeS: 5
Contemporary Album of The Year / Album Contemporain De L’année
Vocal Group of The Year / Groupe Vocal De L’année
Ensemble of The Year / Groupe De L’année
English Songwriter(S) Of The Year / Auteur-compositeur(S) Anglophone De L’année
Producer(S) Of The Year / Réalisateur(S) De L’année(S)

Jean-françois Bélanger: 3
Instrumental Solo Artist of The Year / Instrumentiste Solo De L’année
World Solo Artist of The Year / Artiste De L’année Musique Du Monde - Solo
Oliver Schroer Pushing The Boundaries Award / Prix Innovation Musicale

The Fretless: 3
Traditional Album of The Year / Album Traditionnel De L’année
Instrumental Group of The Year / Groupe Instrumental De L’année Of The Year
Ensemble Of The Year / Groupe De L’année

Pharis & Jason Romero:  3   
Traditional Singer of The Year / Chanteur Traditionnel De L’année
Vocal Group of The Year / Groupe Vocal De L’année
Ensemble Of The Year / Groupe De L’année

Matthew Byrne: 2  
Traditional Album of The Year / Album Traditionnel De L’année
Traditional Singer of The Year / Chanteur Traditionnel De L’année

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Bruce Cockburn: 2  
Solo Artist of The Year / Artiste Solo De L’année
English Songwriter(S) of The Year / Auteur-compositeur(S) Anglophone De L’année

Lenka Lichtenberg: 2
Traditional Singer of The Year / Chanteur Traditionnel De L’année World Solo Artist of The Year / Artiste De L’année Musique Du Monde - Solo

Minor Empire: 2
World Group of The Year / Groupe De Musique De Monde De L’année
Producer(S) of The Year / Réalisateur(S) De L’année(S)

Quantum Tangle:  2  
Indigenous Songwriter(S) Of The Year / Auteur-compositeur(S) Autochtone De L’année
Oliver Schroer Pushing The Boundaries Award / Prix Innovation Musicale

NOMINEES BY PROVINCE / NOMINÉS PAR PROVINCE
Alberta, 2
Holly Blazina - Transcendencia
Dana Wylie - The Earth That You're Made Of

British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique, 3
Steve Dawson - Same As I Ever Have Been
The Oot n' Oots - Electric Jellyfish Boogaloo
Pharis & Jason Romero - Sweet Old Religion

Manitoba, 3
Raine Hamilton - Night Sky
Jolene Higgins (Little Miss Higgins) - My Home, My Heart
The Wailin' Jennys - Fifteen

New Brunswick / Nouveau-Brunswick, 1  
Danny Boudreau - Mon été

Newfoundland & Labrador / Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, 4
Matthew Byrne - Horizon Lines
Joseph Coffin, Nick Earle - A Day in July
Christian Howse - We Were
The Swinging Belles - The Superstar Sibling Detective Agency

Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse, 3
Gabrielle Papillon - Keep the Fire
Miller | MacDonald | Cormier - South Haven
Gunning & Cormier - Two

Northwest Territories / Territoires du Nord-Ouest, 3
Tiffany Ayalik, Greyson Gritt (of/de Quantum Tangle) - Shelter as we go...
Andrea Bettger - Snappy Day
Dana Sipos - Trick Of The Light

Ontario, 33
Aerialists - Group Manoeuvre
Noosa Al-Sarraj (Winona Wilde) - Wasted Time
Autorickshaw - Meter
Andrew Collins Trio - Groove
John "Beetle" Bailey & Chris McKhool - Christmas Caravan
Ozan Boz & Minor Empire - Uprooted
Bruce Cockburn - Bone On Bone
Eliana Cuevas - Golpes Y Flores
Cindy Doire -Panorama
Diana Erb (of/de Twas Now) - Old Fashioned Way
Jeremy Fisher Junior - Highway To Spell
David Francey - The Broken Heart Of Everything
The Fretless  - Live from the Art Farm
The Fugitives - The Promise Of Strangers
Good Lovelies - Shapeshifters
Justin Gray - New Horizons
Lynne Hanson, Lynn Miles (of/de The LYNNeS) - Heartbreak Song For The Radio
Ben Heffernan - Home
Lemon Bucket Orkestra - If I Had The Strength
Mattie Leon - Signal Hill
Lenka Lichtenberg - Masaryk: Narodni pisne
The Lifers - Honey Suite
Kellie Loder - Benefit of the Doubt
Dan MacDonald - Rural/Urban
Marley Mullan - Fiddle Dance
Near East - Near East
So Long Seven - Kala Kalo
Splash'N Boots - Love, Kisses and Hugs
Kristine St-Pierre - La promesse
Annie Sumi - In the Unknown
Suzie Vinnick & Mark Lalama - Shake The Love Around
Jessica Wedden - One More Time
Donovan Woods - Both Ways

Prince Edward Island / Île-du-Prince-Édouard, 3
The East Pointers - What We Leave Behind
Catherine MacLellan - If It's Alright With You - The Songs of Gene MacLellan
Dylan Menzie - As The Clock Rewinds

Québec , 13
Nicolas Babineau, Alexis Chartrand - Gigues à 2 faces
Anik Bérubé, Natalie Byrns (of/de Ancolie) - Le soleil en bulle
Jean-François Bélanger - Les entrailles de la montagne
Daniel Bellegarde (of/de Bellegarde) - Anba Tonèl
Beatrice Deer - My All To You

Joseph Edgar, Lisa LeBlanc, Robin-Joël Cool, Wanabi Farmeur, Vishtèn, Caroline Savoie, Édith Butler - Grand tintamarre ! - Chansons et comptines acadiennes

Genticorum - Avant l'orage
Jack Pine and The Fire - Left To Our Own Devices
Rob Lutes - Walk in the Dark
Oktopus - Hapax
Benoit Pinette (Tire le Coyote) - Désherbage
Shauit - Apu peikussiakᵘ
La Suite - Inventions pour deux violoneux

Saskatchewan, 4
Étienne Fletcher - Face A
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Medicine Songs
Sandra Sutter - Cluster Stars
West of Mabou - The Bridge

Yukon, 1
Dennis Shorty - Gucho Hin

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