East Coast Music Association announces first 2011 award winners

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The East Coast Music Association handed out the first five of 28 music awards Thursday night that will be presented during East Coast Music Week 2011 in Charlottetown.

-- Measha Brueggergosman took home Classical Recording of the Year honours for her album ‘Nights and Dreams’;

-- David Myles was awarded Folk Recording of the Year for ‘Turn Time Off’;

-- Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year went to Ennis for ‘Lessons Learned';

-- Dave Gunning took home Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year presented by Purity Dairy for the album ‘A Tribute to John Allan Cameron’;

-- Gypsophilia was awarded Instrumental Recording of the Year for ‘Sa-ba-daOW!’.

In a new format for ECMA 2011, awards were presented at different concerts and showcase stages around the city. 

Classical Recording of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year were presented at ‘A Sound Celebration’ – a pops style concert featuring P.E.I. artists Jenn Grant, Meaghan Blanchard, Paper Lions, Richard Wood, Vishtèn and Symphony Nova Scotia. 

Folk Recording of the Year, Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year and Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year were awarded at the MRSB Roots Room at the Delta Prince Edward.

More music awards will be presented today and Saturday at various official showcases stages and partnered stages. 

Music and industry awards will also be handed out at the FACTOR Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, April 16. The remainder of music awards will be presented at the Bell Aliant 2011 East Coast Music Awards Gala presented by RBC on Sunday, April 17.

Organizations: The East Coast Music Association, Roots, Traditional Group Recording Delta Prince Edward RBC

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • sherry
    April 15, 2011 - 09:58

    I DON'T LIKE THE FACT THAT THE AWARDS ARE GIVEN OUT BEFORE HAND ALL OVER THE CITY, THESE MUSICIAN PAY TO BELONG TO ECMA AS A MEMBER PLUS I BELEVE THEY HAVE TOPAY ENTER THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES THE MUSICIAN WORK HARD ALL YEAR ..AND MAY NOT EVEN BE PICKED THEY ARE ALWAYS TRAVELLING AND AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILLY. IF THEY ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE HONOURED IT SHOULD BE GIVEN OUT AT THE GALA SHOW. WHAT MAKES ONE CATEGORY OF MUSIC MORE VALUABLE THAN THE OTHER. I AM NOT A HARD ROCK FAN BUT LOTS ARE AND MUSICIAN WORKS JUST AS HARD IN THIS CATEGORY AS ANOTHER CATEGORY.ALL CATEGORIES SHOULD BE GIVEN OUT AT SAME TIME THESE MUSICIAN EARNED THAT RESPECT.