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Jaron Freeman-Fox, Good Lovelies double winners at Canadian Folk Music Awards

11/11/2013 01:30 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 10:53 EST
CALGARY - Jaron Freeman-Fox & the Opposite of Everything and Toronto's the Good Lovelies were both double winners at the Canadian Folk Music Awards on Sunday night.

Freeman-Fox's outfit won for instrumental group of the year as well as the pushing the boundaries award at the Calgary gala, while David Travers-Smith scooped up producer of the year honours for helming their debut disc.

The all-female trio the Good Lovelies claimed prizes for ensemble of the year and vocal group of the year for their latest record "Live at Revolution."

Mo Kenney of Waverley, N.S., won new/emerging artist of the year, Ontario-based David Francey won English songwriter of the year and folk vet Dany Placard took French songwriter of the year honours.

Meanwhile, Ottawa's Lynn Miles won solo artist of the year, Toronto native Justin Rutledge's "Valleyheart" was named contemporary album of the year and Halifax's Ian Sherwood merited the award for contemporary singer of the year.

Other winners included Nancy Mike, for aboriginal songwriter of the year, and Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac of Sydney, N.S., for traditional album of the year.

Next year's Canadian Folk Music Awards will be held in Ottawa.

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Online: folkawards.ca

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