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Listen to your 2020 Folk Music Ontario award winners

Danielle Knibbe is the winner of this year's Colleen Peterson Award.

Folk Music Ontario has announced the winners of its annual awards, which would typically be presented at its annual conference around now – were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of all such large gatherings.

Listen to your 2019 Folk Music Ontario award winners

FMO is hosting an online awards show this year, which is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET. The winners will showcase their songs on YouTube on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.

(Click here for details)

Here at Roots Music Canada, we are continuing our tradition of showcasing the winners here on our site.

So without further ado, here are the winners of this years awards. Congratulations to all! And enjoy!

Songs from the Heart awards

Blues: Lynne Hanson – “Higher Ground”

Instrumental: Sultans of String – “Refuge”

Singer-Songwriter: Ken Yates – “Evangeline”

Political: Sultans of String – “I am a Refugee”

Roots: Rebekah Hawker – “Catch You”

Children’s: Liv Cazzola – “Thomas’ Lullaby”

Songwriter of the Year

The Pairs – “Did I”

The Colleen Peterson Award

Daniel Knibbe for “Footnote”

Recording Artist of the Year

Abigail Lapell

Estelle Klein Award

Tannis Slimmon (watch for our feature on Tannis coming soon!)


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