Five ECMAs Awarded Thursday in Moncton

PEI's Catherine MacLellan, Folk Recording of the Year winner.

Boasting 10 different venues and 35 showcases, East Coast Music Week in Moncton completed its second day with five awards being handed out. The winners are:

Rock Recording of the Year (presented by EMI)
The Trews for Hope and Ruin

***The Trews will perform a free outdoor concert, presented by Bell Aliant, on Sunday afternoon at the Moncton City Market beginning at 1 p.m.

The Folk Recording of the Year (presented by the Saint John Folk Music Awards 2012)
Catherine MacLellan for Silhouette

The Roots Traditional Solo Recording of the Year (presented by Warner Music Canada)
Kim Stockwood for Back to the Water

The Roots Traditional Group Recording of the Year (presented by Reads Book Store)
Rawlins Cross for Heart Head and Hands

Pop Recording of the Year
Ria Mae for Under Your Skin

Additional music awards will be presented today and Saturday April 14 at various official showcases and partnered stages. Music and industry awards will also be handed out at the Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, April 14. The remainder of music awards will be presented at The Bell Aliant 2012 East Coast Music Awards Gala, delivered by UPS, at Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre on Sunday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday showcases featured performances by several top Atlantic Canadian artists: including Roch Voisine, Catherine MacLellan, Matt Andersen, Kim Stockwood, Lennie Gallant, Ria Mae and Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew.

Tickets for remaining showcases are still available at the door.

For more information on East Coast Music Week, visit:

About the East Coast Music Association

East Coast Music Week is an annual event organized by the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) as a critical part of its mission statement. The 2012 event takes place in Moncton, NB, from April 11-15. The ECMA is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to foster, promote and celebrate East Coast music locally and globally. The ECMA currently has over 800 members.

The East Coast Music Association would like to acknowledge the financial support of Factor and the government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.