Dan Mangan Cleans House at Western Canadian Music Awards

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Oct 25, 2010

While Dan Mangan's Nice, Nice, Very Nice came up short at this year's Polaris Music Prize ceremony, the Vancouver singer-songwriter can take solace in not one but three victories at last night's (October 24) Western Canadian Music Awards in Kelowna, BC.

Edging out a number of nominees, Mangan's triad of trophies included wins for Independent Album of the Year, Roots Solo Recording of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Though some other West coast notables picked up awards of their own, Mangan was the only artist to manage multiple wins.

Fellow Polaris Music Prize short-listers Tegan and Sara won the award for International Achievement, while You Say Party's XXXX picked up the win for Rock Recording of the Year. Also, Grand Analog took the prize for Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year with their album Metropolis Is Burning.

Check out the full listing of winners below:

Aboriginal Recording of the Year:
Leela Gilday - Calling All Warriors

Blues Recording of the Year:
Jim Byrnes - My Walking Stick

Children's Recording of the Year:
Norman Foote - Love My New Shirt

Classical Composition of the Year:
Stephen Chatman - Earth Songs

Classical Recording of the Year:
musica intima - into light

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year:
Amanda Falk - In Between the Now & Then

Country Recording of the Year:
Doc Walker – Go

Album francophone de l'année/ Francophone Recording of the Year:
Geneviève Toupin - Geneviève Toupin

Independent Album of the Year:
Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice

Instrumental Recording of the Year:
Hot Club Edmonton - Hot Club Edmonton

Jazz Recording of the Year:
Sandro Dominelli - The Alvo Sessions

Pop Recording of the Year:
laurell - Can't Stop Falling

Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year:
Grand Analog - Metropolis Is Burning

Rock Recording of the Year:
You Say Party – XXXX

Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year:
Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle - Let's Just Stay Here

Roots Solo Recording of the Year:
Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice

Songwriter of the Year:
Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice

Urban Recording of the Year:
Maiko Watson – Sweet Vibration

World Recording of the Year:
Alpha YaYa Diallo – Immé

Hall of Fame:

International Achievement:
Sarah McLachlan

International Achievement:
Tegan and Sara

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