(Charlottetown) - The East Coast Music Association handed out the first five of 28 music awards that will be presented during East Coast Music Week 2011 in Charlottetown, PEI.
Measha Brueggergosmantook 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' while Dave Gunning took home Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year presented by Purity Dairy for the album 'A Tribute to John Allan Cameron', and 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 PEI 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 on Friday, April 15th and Saturday April 16th 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 16th. The remainder of music awards will be presented at the Bell Aliant 2011 East Coast Music Awards Gala presented by RBC on Sunday, April 17th.
East Coast Music Week 2011will take place in Charlottetown, PEI, from April 13-17. The event is part of the ECMA's mandate to foster, promote and develop East Coast music.
The East Coast Music Association would like to acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's private radio broadcasters.
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