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Toronto Set To Host Canadian Folk Music Awards, December 2 – 4, 2011, Toronto

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THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS (CFMAs) are gearing up for what promises to be a highly entertaining weekend event. This year Toronto plays host to a whirlwind of activities including a debut screening of TV personality Jonathan Torrens’ film A WALK IN MY DREAM on Friday, December 2 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Intimate listening venue Hugh’s Room will host a showcase event with a selection of this year’s nominees, and folks will also be able to engage in up-close-and-personal workshops on Sunday, Dec 4, at Victoria College, Alumni Hall.  The gala awards show will be held on Sunday, December 4 at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West. Performers include the COMMON THREAD COMMUNITY CHORUS, LOREENA MCKENNITT, JIM BYRNES, ROSE COUSINS, SOUL INFLUENCE and DE TEMPS ANTAN. Roots Music Canada will once again broadcast the CFMAs live at www.rootsmusic.ca, beginning at 7:00 pm CST / 8:00 pm EST for those who cannot attend. For more information and full list of the 2011 nominees. 


Following the life-changing events of harmonica great Mike Stevens
Friday, December 2 @ 8:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King. St. West, Toronto, ON Cinema 3
TICKETS: $20. A full 50% of the ticket price will be a donation to ArtsCan Circle

Featuring a variety of 2011 CFMA Nominees
Saturday, December 3 @ 8:30 pm
Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W. Toronto, ON
TICKETS: $19.50 Adv / $21.50 Door (includes HST)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Roots Music Canada will broadcast this event live from Hugh’s Room, streamed on the Rootsmusic.ca website, hosted by David Newland, starting at 8:15 PM EST.

WORKSHOP – “Good Songs for Bad Times”
Featuring: Host Candace Shaw (Peterborough Folk Festival), evalyn parry, Dave Gunning and Melisande
Sunday, December 4 @ 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Alumni Hall @ Victoria College, 91 Charles St West, Toronto, ON
TICKETS: Workshops only $15.00

WORKSHOP – “Mad for Trad”
Featuring: Hosts Eleanor and Warren Robinson (Goderich Celtic Roots Festival), Shane Cook, Jean Hewson & Christina Smith, Qristina and Quinn Bachand  
Sunday, December 4 @ 2:15 – 3:15 pm
Alumni Hall @ Victoria College, 91 Charles St West, Toronto, ON
 TICKETS: Workshops only $15.00

Sunday, December 4 @ 8:00 pm
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON
TICKETS: Gala & reception $40.00 Gala, reception & afternoon workshops $50.00 Workshops only $15.00.

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