Canadian Folk Music Awards 2016

The nominations for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards have been announced. PEI bilingual trio Ten Strings And A Goat Skin lead the nominations this year with 4 nominations for their album “Auprès du Poêle”, Double nominees include: The Strumbellas, Whitehorse, Donovan Woods, Royal Wood, Danny Michel, David Francey, Big Little Lions, The Small Glories, William Prince, Nadia Gaudet & Jason Burnstick, Corin Raymond, Megan Bonnell, The Andrew Collins Trio, Beppe Gambetta & Tony McManus, Fásta, The Yves Lambert Trio, Hillsburn and Shannon Quinn.

Check out the full list of nominees here. We’ll be previewing the nominee categories on upcoming editions of Folk Roots Radio.

The Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend takes place in Toronto December 2-3, culminating in a bilingual gala awards presentation at the Isabel Bader Theatre. The gala event on December 3 will be hosted by Newfoundland musician Jean Hewson and Benoit Bourque (La Bottine Souriante). Tickets for the gala are $45 (plus a $2 processing fee) and are available HERE. The Friday evening showcase and Saturday brunch showcases taking place at Hugh’s Room are $29 in advance and $32.50 at the door. More information about the showcase and gala line-ups will be announced shortly. For more information about all the weekend’s activities visit

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Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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