2022 Ontario Folk Music Awards: Nominees Announced!

We are delighted to announce the nominees for the 2022 Ontario Folk Music Awards! The awards will be presented as part of the 2022 Folk Music Ontario Conference, taking place October 13-16, 2022 in London, Ontario.

This year, the nominees will be honoured at a gala ceremony on Sunday, October 16, from 1:00PM-3:00PM at the Aeolian Hall in London, Ontario. The gala will feature performances by some of Ontario’s brightest folk stars, with special guest presenters, and the live announcement of the winners for the categories listed below. There will also be a special presentation for the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, and the Estelle Klein Award. Tickets are available for purchase or as an add-on to an FMO Conference registration.


Song of the Year
Amanda Rheaume, 100 Years
Caroline Marie Brooks, Night Drive
Julie Title, Four Horsemen
Samson Wrote, Little Parts
Sultans of String, Mi Santuario

Album of the Year
Jeremy Voltz, Weekender
John Muirhead, Traveller
Shawna Caspi, Hurricane Coming
The Sun Harmonic, Coast to Coast
The Wanted, Strange Flight

Performing Artist Of The Year
Amanda Rheaume
Angelique Francis
Les Rats d’Swompe
Queen Kong
Sultans of String

ACTRA RACS Recording Artist Of The Year
Jaffa Road
Paul Cafcae
The Fitzgeralds
The Fretless

View the full list of nominees here

Performers and speakers at the awards will be announced in the coming weeks, please visit the Folk Music Ontario Conference website, or stay tuned to the FMO E-newsletter to stay in the loop!