Award winners from Saturday include Slowcoaster, Fed Pennies
© Guardian photo by Doug Gallant
Slowcoaster performs at MIAfest Friday night at the Murphy Community Centre during ECMA 2011 in Charlottetown.
Awards were presented in four more categories Saturday night at the East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown.
Cape Breton’s Slowcoaster received the ECMA for alternative recording of the year for The Darkest of Discos.
Chris Colepaugh & The Crew earned rock recording of the year honours for their album Missed A Page.
The Fed Pennies took the loud recording of the year category for Brain Disaster.
The ECMA for rap / hip-hop single track recording of the year went to Ghettosocks for Don't Turn Around featuring Edgar Allen Floe.
Earlier in the day P.E.I.’s Meaghan Blanchard won her first ECMA for country recording of the year for Chasin' Lonely Again.
The ECMAs continue in Charlottetown today with two of the event’s biggest attractions, the SOCAN Songwriters Circle which runs from noon to 3 p.m. and the Bell Aliant Gala Awards Show which begins at 8 p.m. at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
You can also watch the gala awards show at the Satellite Awards Party at the Delta Prince Edward which also begins at 8 p.m.