Canadian Folk Music Awards: Call for Submissions


Submissions are now open for the 11th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards(CFMA). Canadian artists and groups whose albums were released in Canada between June 15, 2014 to June 14, 2015 are eligible.

Established by Canada’s burgeoning and internationally-recognized folk music community, the awards currently boast 20 categories. Five nominees are chosen for each category. A three stage jury process by 100 jurors located across Canada representing all official provinces, territories and languages determine the official winners in each category. Complete eligibility requirements are listed here:

Watch our handy video on how #CFMA2015 submissions are judged:

Jurying at the CFMA | Fonctionnement du jury aux PMFC
Jurying at the CFMA | Fonctionnement du jury aux PMFC

The earlybird submission deadline is April 30, 2015. The final deadline is June 30, 2015.

The 11th edition of the CFMA weekend takes place November 6-8, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta and includes concerts from many of the nominees. The gala awards event, featuring live performances from some of the best of Canada’s folk community, happens at the Citadel Theatre on November 8, 2015.
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Old School Bluegrass Camp, Prince Edward County, ON

The first of its kind!  The Old School Bluegrass Camp is running for the first time this July in Prince Edward County. We are starting with only 50 camper spots and 7 instructors and (this just in) one in-house luthier to help remedy any basic repairs you may need while at camp …what?!  That’s an incredible ratio and you will get so much out of it.  Our goal is to sell out by May, so if you are interested in a spot please go to the website and have a look.  We still have spaces available we would love to fill with you and your friends.
If you have any questions you will find a hotline listed on the website.  Your instructors:  John Showman, Frank Evans, Dan Whiteley, Adam Shier, Chris Coole, Ivan Rosenberg and Max Heinemann and our luthier will be none other than Luke Mercier.
Every camp fee includes group master classes, bluegrass band labs, workshops, one private lesson, three fabulous fresh meals a day plus plenty of snacks, your camping costs with amenities and all social events.  It’s going to be outstanding!
Take care, happy spring, Jenny Whiteley