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PEI’s East Pointers lead with a total of three wins at the East Coast Music Awards

CHARLOTTETOWN – PEI’s East Pointers are multiple winners as the East Coast Music Awards concluded today in Charlottetown.

CHARLOTTETOWN – PEI’s East Pointers are multiple winners as the East Coast Music Awards concluded today in Charlottetown.

The group won contemporary roots recording and pop recording of the year for “Safe in Sound” – adding to the group recording of the year award presented at a gala show on Thursday.

Singer-songwriter Jenn Grant picked song of the year for “Judy,” adding to her previous win Thursday as songwriter of the year.

Newfoundland and Labrador singer-songwriter Tim Baker also added to his solo recording win with the Folk Recording of the Year award for “The Festival,” while Indigenous Artist of the Year Morgan Toney won Traditional Traditional Recordings for “Resilience.”

Charlie A’Court of Nova Scotia won the blues recording for ‘International Roots & Blues Kitchen Party’, while Jason Benoit of Newfoundland and Labrador received the country recording for ‘Time Traveler – The Album’.

The rap-hip-hop recording went to New Brunswick’s City Natives for “Still Chief’n” and Nova Scotia’s The Bombadils won the rising stars recording for “Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming.”

Other winners of the music awards announced Sunday include:

Dance Recording of the Year – Cloverdale – “Up to No Good”

Electronic recording – Rich Aucoin – “Space”

Fusion recording – Gina Burgess – “Anuri”

Global recording – Cuerpos – “En Dos Partes”

Instrumental recording – Flying Pooka! – Flying Pooka! – “The ecstasy of becoming”

Jazz recording – Paul Tynan – “Bicoastal Collective; Chapter 6″

Loud recording – Orchid’s Curse – “The Decay”

Children’s entertainer – The Swinging Belles

Choir recording – Luminos Ensemble – “In the Crystalline Vault of Heaven”

Classical composer – Andrew Staniland – “Blackwood Sketches”

Classical recording – Bill Brennan – Kaleidoscope – “Music for Hammer Instruments”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 5, 2024.

The Canadian Press