East Coast Music Award nominations were announced this morning, with rapper Classified, David Myles and Paper Lions earning six nominations each.
Amelia Curran — Photo by Tara Bradbury/TheTelegram
Amelia Curran has earned five nominations, for Fan’s Choice Video of the Year for “Blackbird on Fire,” Folk Recording of the Year and Solo Recording of the Year for “Spectators,” Song of the Year for “Years,” and Song of the Year for “What Will You Be Building.”
2013 was a relatively quiet year for albums released by Newfoundland and Labrador artists, who received a total of 15 nominations. Apart from Curran, local nominations were:
• Dan Bursey: Children’s Recording of the Year for “Priceless”
• Tonya Kennedy: Country Recording of the Year for “He’s Everything You’re Not”
• Duo Concertante: Classical Recording of the Year for “Beethoven Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano: Duo Concertante”
• Lady’s Cove Women’s Choir: Classical Recording of the Year for “Heart’s Delight”
• Matthew Hornell: Rising Star Recording of the Year for “Have it All”
• Ennis: Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year for “The Fortunate Ones”
• The Rolling Kings: Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year for “Raise a Glass”
• Lorne Warr: Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year for "Halfway Up the Stairs"
• Duane Andrews and Craig Young: Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year for “Charlie’s Boogie”
• Clark Winslow Ross: Classical Composition of the Year for "Lamentations."
Nova Scotia’s Tim Chaisson garnered a nomination for Songwriter of the Year for “The Healing,” co-written by local musician Chris Kirby.
The 2014 East Coast Music Awards will be presented at a gala at the PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown April 6th, hosted by Seamus O’Regan.