Congratulations are in order for a number of our hardworking Cape Breton based musicians today. We’re pleased to announce that over one third of the music awards presented at this years East Coast Music Week in St. John’s Newfoundland were given to artists from the island.
Award Winners include,
Angelo Spinazzola & The First Nations Songwriting Sessions– Children’s Recording of the Year
“First Nations Songwriting Sessions with Angelo Spinazzola Volume 2”
Kirk MacDonald– Jazz Recording of the Year
Wendy MacIsaac– Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year
“Off the floor”
Còig– Roots/ Traditional Group Recording of the Year
The Town Heroes– Group Recording of the year
Carleton Stone– Solo Recording of the Year
The Town Heroes– Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year
The Town Heroes– Fan’s Choice Video of the year
“Holdin’ Up Grants”
City Natives– Aboriginal Recording of the Year
Jimmy Rankin– Country Recording of the Year
“Back Road Paradise”
Local producer, Mike “Sheppy” Shepherd, also took home an Industry Award for Studio Engineer of the Year.
We’re pleased to announce that our Cape Breton Embassy Showcase at St. John’s MartiniBar was a major success. We’d like to thank all of the performers, (Jordan Musycsyn, Dave Sampson, Port Cities, Còig, and the Town Heros) for their exceptional professionalism, and for the wonderful evening of music.
Many thanks also go out to the East Coast Music Association, Music NL, Music Nova Scotia, Music PEI, Music/Musique NB, all of the performers, venues, volunteers, techs, music enthusiasts, and of course the great city of St. John’s, NL. See you next year in Cape Breton for East Coast Music Week 2016, April 13-17.