The Once, Rose Cousins among the winners at the Canadian Folk Music Awards

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Newfoundland and Labrador's The Once was among the winners Saturday at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

The trio took home an award for vocal group of the year for their album "Row Upon Row of The People They Know."

Prince Edward Island singer-songwriter Rose Cousins nabbed contemporary singer of the year, an award she also received at the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

The string group The Fretless won two awards — instrumental group and ensemble of the year — for their album "Waterbound."

Other winners included violin player Trent Freeman, Montreal's Sagapool and Quebec's Mes Aïeux.

The awards were handed out at a ceremony at Imperial Theatre in Saint John, N.B.

Organizations: The People, Imperial Theatre

Geographic location: SAINT JOHN, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island Montreal Quebec

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