Canadian Folk Music Awards Announce 2022 Nominees

Allison Russell, William Prince and Whitehorse are among the artists earning nods
Canadian Folk Music Awards Announce 2022 Nominees
The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) have just unveiled the nominations for their 17th edition, set to take place next year from April 1 to 3 in Charlottetown, PEI.

Some of the artists up for awards this year are Allison Russell, William Prince, Whitehorse, Craig Cardiff, Noah Reid, Dana Sipos, OKAN, Elliott BROOD, the Fugitives, Rick Fines, Rob Lutes, Laura Niquay, Loryn Taggart, BEYRIES, David Leask, Rosier and many, many more — for a total of 105 nominees.

In addition to the 2022 nominations, the CFMAs have introduced some changes for its upcoming edition: the World Album of the Year Award will now be called the Global Roots Album of the Year Award, and all albums are now eligible to be submitted in more than one songwriting category.

Watch the nominee announcement video and see the full list of 2022 CFMA nominations below.



Children's Album of the Year / Album jeunesse de l'année
Peter Lenton (a.k.a. Peter Puffin's Whale Tales) - Campfire Time! 
Garth Prince - Falling in Africa by/par Garth Prince
Penny Pom Pom - Believe in Your Magic by/par Penny Pom Pom
Splash'N Boots - Heart Parade by/par Splash'N Boots
Remy Rodden - Think About the Wild

Contemporary Album of the Year / Album contemporain de l'année
Ryland Moranz - XO
Craig Cardiff - All This Time Running
Rick Fines - Solar Powered Too
David Leask - Voyageur in Song
Allison Russell - Outside Child
Reney Ray - À l'ouest du réel
Rob Lutes - Come Around
BEYRIES - Encounter

Contemporary Singer of the Year / Chanteur contemporain de l'année
Kelly Bado - Hey Terre
Terra Spencer - Chasing Rabbits
Craig Cardiff - All This Time Running
Denise Flack - Good Water
Rob Lutes - Come Around

English Songwriter(s) of the Year / Auteur compositeur(s) anglophone de l'année
Scott Cook - Tangle of Souls
Noah Reid - Gemini
Rick Fines - Solar Powered Too
Allison Russell - Outside Child
Ian Tamblyn - A Longing for Innocence
Rob Lutes - Come Around

Ensemble of the Year / Groupe de l'année
The Hello Darlins - Go by Feel
The Fugitives - Trench Songs
Elliott BROOD - Keeper
OKAN - Espiral
Whitehorse - Modern Love

French Songwriter(s) of the Year / Auteur-compositeur(s) francophone de l'année
Émilie Landry - Arroser les fleurs
Anne-Sophie Doré-Coulombe - Nos maisons
Flavie Léger-Roy - Les trous dans les coeurs
Guillaume Beaulac - Guillaume Beaulac
Reney Ray - À l'ouest du réel

Global Roots Album of the year / Album traditions du monde de l'année
Eliana Cuevas (ft. Aquiles Báez) - El Currucha
OKAN - Espiral
Polky - Songs From Home
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra - VelkomBak
Elage Diouf - Wutiko

Indigenous Songwriter(s) of the Year / Auteur compositeur(s) autochtone de l'année
Phyllis Sinclair - Ghost Bones
Morgan Toney - First Flight
David Laronde - I Know I Can Fly
Chelsey June & Jaaji - Omen
Laura Niquay - Waska Matisiwin

Instrumental Group of the Year / Groupe instrumental de l'année
Amber & Zebulun - South of North, East of West
Shane Cook & The Woodchippers - Be Here for a While
Frank Evans & Ben Plotnick - Madison Archives
Bùmarang - Echo Land
Oktopus - Créature

Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year / Instrumentiste solo de l'année
Adam Young - Yearbook
Maneli Jamal - Soul Odyssey
Cédric Dind-Lavoie - Archives
Dave Clarke - The Healing Garden
Olivier Demers - À l'envers d'un monde

New/Emerging Artist(s) of the Year / Artiste(s) de la relève de l'année
The Hello Darlins - Go By Feel
Oxlip - Your Mother Was a Peacock
Noah Reid - Gemini
Polky - Songs From Home
Allison Russell - Outside Child
David Lafleche - Everyday Son

Oliver Schroer Pushing the Boundaries Award / Prix Innovation musicale Oliver Schroer
Decoration Day - Makeshift Future
Speaker Face - Crescent
Briga - Territoire
Allison Russell - Outside Child
Cédric Dind-Lavoie - Archives
Rosier - Légèrement

Producer(s) of the Year / Réalisateur(s) de l'année
David Travers-Smith, Fernando Rosa, Annabelle Chvostek - String of Pearls
Luke Doucet, Melissa McClelland - Modern Love
Cédric Dind-Lavoie, Corne de brume - Archives
Quinn Bachand - Légèrement
Rob Lutes, Rob MacDonald - Come Around

Single of the Year / Monoplage de l'année
The Hello Darlins - "Still Waters (ft. Matt Andersen)"
Big Little Lions - "Never Mind the Weather"
William Prince - "Gospel First Nation"
The Deep Dark Woods - "Everything Reminds Me"
Andrea Bettger - "Yellow Snow"
The East Pointers - "Elmira (Remix) [ft. Lonely Kid])"
Rosier - "Pontoise"
Loryn Taggart - "The River"

Solo Artist of the Year / Artiste solo de l'année
Dana Sipos - The Astral Plane
William Prince - Gospel First Nation
Laura Smith - As Long As I'm Dreaming
Maneli Jamal - Soul Odyssey
Rick Fines - Solar Powered Too
Alicia Toner - Joan

Traditional Album of the Year / Album traditionnel de l'année
Braden Gates - Kitchen Days
Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn - Alive
Shane Cook & The Woodchippers - Be Here for a While
Grosse Isle - Le bonhomme Sept Heures / The Bonesetter
David Boulanger - Les sessions du Vices & Versa (15th Anniversary)

Traditional Singer of the Year / Chanteur traditionnel de l'année
Ray Schmidt - Sold Out
Pat Chessell - The Road Not Taken
Ewelina Ferenc - Songs From Home
Nicolas Boulerice - Maison de pierre - Confiné au voyages
Sophie Lavoie - Le bonhomme Sept Heures / The Bonesetter

Vocal Group of the Year / Groupe vocal de l'année
The Fugitives - Trench Songs
The Gilberts - Tell Me
Whitehorse - Modern Love
Les Bouches Bées - Les trous dans les coeurs
Twin Flames - Omen

Young Performer(s) of the Year / Jeune artiste(s) de l'année
Paige Penney - When All is Said and Done
Isabella Samson - If It's Not Forever
Hannah Thomas - Christmas Don't Be Late
Irish Millie - Thirteen
The Broken Bridges - The Porch Sessions