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Local musicians, arts council up for Music Nova Scotia awards


TRURO - A number of musicians with ties to Colchester County have been nominated for Music Nova Scotia awards.

Alana Yorke, originally from Bass River, is up for four awards with her debut album, Dream Magic.

Yorke, who released her album back in January, is up for Solo Recording of the Year, New Artist Recording of the Year, Socan Songwriter of the Year for her song ‘Anthem,’ and Alternative Recording of the Year.

The musician, who lives in Halifax with her husband, Truro’s Ian Bent, started tracking the album in 2013. The duo co-produced the album under the performance name of Alana Yorke, and they perform together under the name.

RealEyez, whose real name is Emma Dorrington, has picked up two nominations. The Truro native is up for African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year, as well as Urban Recording of the Year with Who Do You Think I Am.

Also picking up award nominations are:

-       Charlie A’Court: Blues Recording of the Year with his album Come on Over

-       Dan Doiron: Blues Recording of the Year with ‘Stand Back I Don’t Know How Loud This Thing Gets

-       Chris Gill: Country Recording of the Year with Gone

-       The Gordie Tucker Jazz Trio: Jazz Recording of the Year with their album of the same name

-       The Woodhouse featuring Jennah Barry: Jazz Recording of the Year with Home for Christmas

-       Vicious: Loud Recording of the Year with First Drop of Venom

-       Dave Bartlett: Inspirational Recording of the Year with While I Still Can

On the industry side of things, the Cobequid Arts Council picked up a nomination for Community Presenter of the Year. The arts council operates the Marigold Cultural Centre on Prince Street, and they’re up against the Chester Playhouse, Glasgow Square Theatre, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society, King’s Theatre, and The Town of Port Hawkesbury.

Truro native Jeff Goodspeed has been nominated as Educator of the Year, and will face the likes of Craig Mercer, Erin Costelo, Geordie Healy, Jerry Granelli and Ross Burns.

The Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week will run Nov. 5-8 in Yarmouth.

For more information on the festival, including a complete list of nominees, visit www.nsmw.ca.

Alana Yorke, originally from Bass River, is up for four awards with her debut album, Dream Magic.

Yorke, who released her album back in January, is up for Solo Recording of the Year, New Artist Recording of the Year, Socan Songwriter of the Year for her song ‘Anthem,’ and Alternative Recording of the Year.

The musician, who lives in Halifax with her husband, Truro’s Ian Bent, started tracking the album in 2013. The duo co-produced the album under the performance name of Alana Yorke, and they perform together under the name.

RealEyez, whose real name is Emma Dorrington, has picked up two nominations. The Truro native is up for African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year, as well as Urban Recording of the Year with Who Do You Think I Am.

Also picking up award nominations are:

-       Charlie A’Court: Blues Recording of the Year with his album Come on Over

-       Dan Doiron: Blues Recording of the Year with ‘Stand Back I Don’t Know How Loud This Thing Gets

-       Chris Gill: Country Recording of the Year with Gone

-       The Gordie Tucker Jazz Trio: Jazz Recording of the Year with their album of the same name

-       The Woodhouse featuring Jennah Barry: Jazz Recording of the Year with Home for Christmas

-       Vicious: Loud Recording of the Year with First Drop of Venom

-       Dave Bartlett: Inspirational Recording of the Year with While I Still Can

On the industry side of things, the Cobequid Arts Council picked up a nomination for Community Presenter of the Year. The arts council operates the Marigold Cultural Centre on Prince Street, and they’re up against the Chester Playhouse, Glasgow Square Theatre, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society, King’s Theatre, and The Town of Port Hawkesbury.

Truro native Jeff Goodspeed has been nominated as Educator of the Year, and will face the likes of Craig Mercer, Erin Costelo, Geordie Healy, Jerry Granelli and Ross Burns.

The Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week will run Nov. 5-8 in Yarmouth.

For more information on the festival, including a complete list of nominees, visit www.nsmw.ca.

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