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Music PEI Week closes with awards gala

Music PEI Week wrapped up this weekend with a gala awards show hosted by comedian Jonathan Torrens at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown, with close to a thousand people in attendance. The thirteen musical performances included Al Tuck, who performed a song from his latest release, while Lennie Gallant closed the show with “Peter’s Dream” accompanied by Dennis Ellsworth, Meaghan Blanchard and Catherine MacLellan. MacLellan was the big award-winner, taking five of the six categories she was nominated for.

2012 Music PEI Award Winners:

ACHIEVEMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Indian River Festival

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Catherine MacLellan (Producers: David Baxter & Catherine MacLellan)

“Silhouette”

COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Kelley Mooney

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Paper Lions

EVENT OF THE YEAR

Festival of Small Halls

FEMALE SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Catherine MacLellan

GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Racoon Bandit

LOUD RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Death Valley Driver

MALE SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Al Tuck

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Kinley Dowling

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ashley Condon

RECORDING STUDIO/TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR

Big Grey Sound Studio

HUNTER’S ALE HOUSE ROCK RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Racoon Bandit

ROOTS CONTEMPORARY RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Catherine MacLellan

ROOTS TRADITIONAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

SOCAN SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Catherine MacLellan

“Eastern Girl”

SPINCOUNT TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold

VENUE OF THE YEAR

Hunter’s Ale House

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Catherine MacLellan

Director: Milles Clarkes

VISUAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lorne Miller (pixbylorne)

BELL ALIANT WEEKEND WARRIOR OF THE YEAR

Bad Habits

INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Alan Dowling

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Phillipe LeBlanc

ROOTED TO THE ISLAND AWARD

Lennie Gallant

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Kim Vincent

LYNN GRISHKO BURSARY

Ashley Condon

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