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Canadian Folk Music Awards cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

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The 15th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards scheduled to be held in Charlottetown April 3-4 have been cancelled due to growing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19).

A post on the CFMAs website stated that after carefully considering the advice of governments, public health authorities and medical experts, as well as consulting with the folk music community, it was decided “this is the best course of action as the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff and the general public is paramount, and the rapidly changing course of the pandemic world-wide is difficult to predict”.

The association will explore alternative ways to celebrate the achievements of this year’s nominees and recipients from the world of Canadian folk music in the days to come.

Tickets purchased for this year’s CFMA events in Charlottetown are eligible for refunds. Details of how to obtain refunds will be provided soon. Check the website for more information and updates.


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