DONATE NOW   |   Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Become a Member
International Folk Music Awards
Share |

The International Folk Music Awards

The International Folk Music Awards (IFMAs) are the premier recognition of folk music industry leaders, legends, unsung heroes, and rising talent. Awards presented are: member-voted Best Of for Album, Song, and Artist of the previous year, Lifetime Achievement, Spirit of Folk, inductions into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame, and in a permanent commitment to honor the socially conscious roots of folk music, the People’s Voice and Clearwater Awards. Past performers and presenters include Kris Kristofferson, Ruthie Foster, John Oates, Guy Davis, The Kingston Trio, Anais Mitchell, Megan Mullally, Bruce Cockburn, and Eliza Gilkyson. FAI members can nominate award candidates (except for Best Of Awards) here.

 

2018 IFMAs

The 2018 International Folk Music Awards show at the Folly Theater, presented in partnership with Folk Music Canada, featured performances and appearances by Ruthie Foster, John Oates, Guy Davis, Giri and Uma Peters, The Kingston Trio, Anaïs Mitchell, and a rousing finale from Kansas City’s Staley Falcon Chorale. If you weren’t able to join the nearly 900 attendees, you can catch the full recording here.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

  • Living: Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Legacy: Richie Havens
  • Business/Academic: Elektra Records

 

Best of Award Winners

  • Album of the Year: Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens
  • Song of the Year: "You Didn't Call My Name" by Molly Tuttle
  • Artist of the Year: Ordinary Elephant

 

The Clearwater Award Recipient

  • Winnipeg Folk Festival

 

Spirit of Folk Award Recipients

  • Anaïs Mitchell
  • Betsy Siggins
  • Kristian Blak
  • Martyn Joseph
  • Richard Gilmann

 

Folk DJ Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Dick Pleasants
  • Fiona Ritchie
  • Mary Cliff

 

The People's Voice Award Recipient

  • Bonnie Raitt

Folk Alliance International, 601 Avenida Cesar E Chavez Suite #100, Kansas City MO 64108 • 816-221-FOLK (3655) • fai@folk.org

Privacy Policy

 

 

Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal