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Credit Union Music PEI Week 2018 awards presented

Album of the year: Catherine MacLellan—If It's Alright With YouCredit Union Music PEI Week 2018 wrapped up January 28 at Florence Simmons Performance Hall with the Festival Finale show featuring some of the top nominees of the Music PEI Awards, some of whom also happened to be winners. The show capped off 5 days of shows and events celebrating the musical talent that PEI is graced with.

The week kicked off with a reception and then an Open Mic Takeover at Baba’s Lounge on Wednesday, then shifted gears to the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Concert at St. Paul’s Church on Thursday, Music PEI & the PEI Hip Hop Association Presents at Baba’s Lounge on Friday and Friday Night Live at Hunter’s Ale House. Saturday featured a spotlight on the multi-cultural music scene with Music Mosaic at the Carrefour Theatre followed by Saturday Night Live at the Pourhouse and Songs for a Winter’s Night at The Guild.

The Music PEI Awards were handed out Sunday afternoon at the Awards Party at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. 

The following is a list of the 2018 Award Winners:

Album of the Year: Catherine MacLellan, If It’s Alright With You—The Songs of Gene MacLellan
Event of the Year: PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls
Country Recording of the Year: Marcella Richard, Marcella Richard Sings Roy MacCaull
Female Solo Recording of the Year: Catherine MacLellan, If It’s Alright With You—The Songs of Gene MacLellan
Group Recording of the Year: The East Pointers, What We Leave Behind
New Artist of the Year: Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling, Everyone Needs To Chill Out
Male Solo Recording of the Year: Liam Corcoran, Nevahland
Pop Recording of the Year: Liam Corcoran, Nevahland
Urban Recording of the Year: Amanda Jackson Band, Fire in the Blue
Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year: The East Pointers, What We Leave Behind
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Alicia Toner, “Back to Fine”
Entertainer of the Year: Dylan Menzie
Producer of the Year: Jon Matthews
Touring Artist of the Year: The East Pointers
Video of the Year: Alicia Toner, “I Learned the Hard Way”
Song of the Year: The East Pointers, “Two Weeks”
Community Contributor of the Year: Dino Dunsford
Educator of the year: Natalie Williams Calhoun
Industry Person of the Year: Kate Gracey-Stewart
Live Music Production Professional of the Year: Phillip MacLellan
Lifetime Achievement: Roy MacCaull
Rooted to the Island: Tara MacLean

Music PEI wishes to thanks its sponsors, funders and volunteers for helping them to celebrate PEI’s music community. For more information please contact Rob Oakie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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