Shari Ulrich earned her iconic role in Canadian folk legend by touring and recording with Valdy, but her daughter, Julia Graff, earned her Masters at McGill and a CFMA for her mom by recording a delicately insistent album called Everywhere I Go.
Eve Goldberg Sam Turton
Gathering Sparks, nominated for Vocal Ensemble, gave the audience a chance to participate in their rousing songs of Urban Americana.
And finally the Folk-Tronica of Mélisande transported the room into a folk future of batterie, basse profonde and harmonic trompe l' oreille. Lead vocalist Mélisande was named Traditional Singer Of The Year at the awards gala on Saturday.
Photos by Leonard Poole and Paul Corby