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Signs of strength in roots music; Great Big Sea ushered in Maritime revival Cohen, Vigneault finally recognized
[ONT Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Quill, Greg
Date: Jan 5, 2006
Start Page: G.06
Section: What's On
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Recipients of the first CFMAs are Alpha Yaya Diallo (Best World Artist-Solo), Les Amants du Saint-Laurent (Best Album-Traditional), Jimson Weed (Best Album-Contemporary), Lynn Miles (Best Singer- Contemporary and Best Songwriter-English), Ian Robb (Best Singer- Traditional), JP Cormier (Best Instrumental-Solo), Beyond the Pale (Best Instrumental-Group), Genticorum (Best Ensemble), Karla Anderson (Best New/Emerging Artist), Steve Dawson and Jordy Sharp (Producer of the Year), Creaking Tree String Quartet (Pushing the Boundaries), Harry Manx (Best Solo Artist) and Nathan (Best Vocal Group).

[Charlie Hunter] has two big Canadian Roots on the Rails adventures planned for 2006 The Fred Eaglesmith Rocket Through The Rockies, from Vancouver to Jasper, via Prince George, Prince Rupert and Inside Passage, featuring Canadian folk star Eaglesmith, Washboard Hank, Hayes Carll and Romi Mayes among others (March 31 - April 7; and [Tom Russell]'s Cowboy Train, from Vancouver to Toronto, featuring Russell, Andrew Hardin, Stephanie Davis, Sourdough Slim, Rosalie Sorrels and Wylie and the Wild West(November 4-8). Go to www.flyingunderradar.com for information and booking details.

Canadian Folk Music Award-winners Lynn Miles (Best Singer Contempoary and Best Songwriter English), left, and Harry Manx and his 20-string, guitar-lilke mohan venna (Best Solo Artist) led an exciting year in Canadian roots music. Canadian Folk Music Award- winners Lynn Miles (Best Singer Contempoary and Best Songwriter English), left, and Harry Manx and his 20-string, guitar-lilke mohan venna (Best Solo Artist) led an exciting year in Canadian roots music.

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