The Once takes nod at Canadian Folk Music Awards
Newfoundland and Labrador's The Once pictured in this handout photo. (Renita Fillatre/ HO)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, November 18, 2012 7:34AM EST
SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Newfoundland and Labrador's The Once was among the winners Saturday at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The trio took home an award for vocal group of the year for their album "Row Upon Row of The People They Know."
Prince Edward Island singer-songwriter Rose Cousins nabbed contemporary singer of the year, an award she also received at the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The string group The Fretless won two awards -- instrumental group and ensemble of the year -- for their album "Waterbound."
Other winners included violin player Trent Freeman, Montreal's Sagapool and Quebec's Mes Aieux.
The awards were handed out at a ceremony at Imperial Theatre in Saint John, N.B.