Nominations are open for the Canadian Folk Music Awards’ Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award.

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has announced that it is now accepting applications for the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award.

The application deadline for this category is Aug. 31, 2021.  Please note that this is later than the final submission deadline for the other awards, which is June 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. There is no fee to apply for this award.

The Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award is an annual award recognizing the exceptional contribution of an individual, group, or organization active in any aspect of the Canadian folk music scene (performance, promotion, presentation, etc). It is meant to recognize those not generally recognized as a high profile, but who work tirelessly behind the scenes for the love of the music and who have not been recognized for their contributions by national or international music entities. It includes volunteers in all their diversity who, year after year, lend support to folk clubs, festivals, house concerts, etc. Posthumous nominations for individuals are not accepted.

All submissions are reviewed by members of the CFMA board of directors, who select a recipient from the eligible submitted candidates.

For complete details and to submit an application, please visit:

The Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award winner will be announced at the 17th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, which take place the weekend of April 1-3, 2022 in Charlottetown PEI. The weekend’s focus events will include two awards weekend concerts, which are open to the public. Check the CFMA website for details and ticketing information.

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