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International Folk Music Awards

This year FAI is proud to launch three International Folk Music Awards in the categories of Album, Song, and Artist Of The Year (2015).

Based in part on Folk DJ airplay, in addition to industry input on par with other FAI award processes, shortlists were established and narrowed down to five final nominees.

 

Album of the Year

Tomorrow is My Turn by Rhiannon Giddens 

  

Song of the Year

Best Medicine by The Stray Birds

 

Artist of the Year

Darlingside

 

The 2016 Finalists / Nominees 

Album of the Year

With the Dawn by Bella Hardy

Joe Hill's Last Will by John McCutcheon 

Tomorrow is My Turn by Rhiannon Giddens 

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project by Jayme Stone

The Social Music Hour Vol. 1 by Spuyten Duyvil 

 

Song of the Year

Get Up by Caitlin Canty & Steve Addabbo

Boston Town by Della Mae 

A Wanderer I'll Stay by Pharis & Jason Romero 

Best Medicine by The Stray Birds

River Winding Down by The Sweet Lowdown

 

Artist of the Year

 

Voting Process

All FAI members in good standing were eligible to vote for one artist in each category.

The winners were revealed at the Folk Alliance International Awards Gala at 6pm on Feb 17th, 2016 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. Emceed this year by Steve Poltz, the ceremony included the presentation of six Spirit of Folk Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Awards, and a commemorative Pete Seeger video. The Awards are preceded by an opening reception hosted by Culture Ireland, Mid-America Arts Alliance, and Browne’s Irish Market.

Additional awards will be added in years to come to celebrate additional artistic contributions, as well as industry roles.

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