Local artists nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards

Tara Bradbury
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Local musicians Ron Hynes and Colleen Power with Crooked Stovepipe have been nominated for 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Hynes is nominated for the English Songwriter of the Year for his latest album, “Stealing Genius.” Power and Crooked Stovepipe are up for the Children’s Album of the Year for “For Little Ones.”

In the lead this year with four nominations each are veteran singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn and Nova Scotia’s Dave Gunning.

Created in 2005 to bring greater exposure to Canadian folk music, the awards honour outstanding achievements in 19 categories plus a new category called Unsung Hero. This new award is still accepting submissions until Oct 31st.

Nominee showcase performances and special events will take place in Toronto Dec. 2-4, while the Canadian Folk Music Awards gala will happen at the Isabel Bader Theatre Dec. 4.

Hynes and Power with Crooked Stovepipe have also been nominated for this year’s MusicNL awards, to be handed out in St. John’s next week: Hynes in the Male Artist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Folk/Roots Album of the Year categories; Power with Crooked Stovepipe for Female Artist of the Year.

Organizations: Isabel Bader Theatre

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Toronto

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