The big winning duo: The Small Glories
The big winning duo: The Small Glories

The Small Glories Win Big At CFMAs

Manitoba duo The Small Glories, consisting of Cara Luft and JD Edwards, topped the Saturday night live-streamed 15th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, earning three trophies in the categories of Album (for Assiniboine & The Red),  Vocal Group and Ensemble of the Year.

The bilingual broadcast, hosted by Jean Hewson and Benoit Bourque, announced all 20 Awards, including the presentation of the Slaight Unsung Hero Award to Nova Scotia’s Donnie Campbell.

It was also announced that the 2021 CFMAs will be held in Charlottetown, PEI. 

The Awards were originally scheduled for the weekend of April 3-4 in Charlottetown, however, the CFMAs had to cancel the Awards weekend shows and celebrations due to the pandemic. 

For more information, visit folkawards.ca

The full list of 2020 CFMA recipients is below:

TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Queen City Jubilee by The Slocan Ramblers (ON) 

CONTEMPORARY ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Assiniboine & The Red by The Small Glories (MB) 

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Lullabies For Big Eyes by The Kerplunks (BC) 

TRADITIONAL SINGER OF THE YEAR 

Rachel Davis for Ashlar (Còig) (NS)

CONTEMPORARY SINGER OF THE YEAR 

Matt Andersen for Halfway Home By Morning (NS) 

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Sabin Jacques for Grandes Rencontres (Sabin Jacques & Rachel Aucoin) (QC)

INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR 

Mairi Rankin & Eric Wright for The Cabin Sessions (ON) 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR 

The Small Glories for Assiniboine & The Red (MB) 

ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR 

The Small Glories for Assiniboine & The Red (MB)  

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Irish Mythen for Little Bones (PE)

ENGLISH SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR 

Abigail Lapell for Getaway (ON) 

FRENCH SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR 

Bernard Adamus for C'qui nous reste du Texas (QC) 

INDIGENOUS SONGWRITER(S) OF THE YEAR 

Diyet van Lieshout for Diyet & the Love Soldiers (YT) 

WORLD SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Wesli for Rapadou Kreyol (QC) 

WORLD GROUP OF THE YEAR 

Ayrad for Zoubida (QC) 

NEW/EMERGING ARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR 

Geneviève Racette for No Water, No Flowers (QC) 

PRODUCER(S) OF THE YEAR 

Daniel Ledwell for Time Travel (Lennie Gallant) (NS) 

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES AWARD

Elisapie for The Ballad of the Runaway Girl (QC) 

YOUNG PERFORMER(S) OF THE YEAR 

Joshua Haulli for AQQUT (NU)

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