Con­cep­tion Bay mu­si­cians nom­i­nated for Junos, ECMAs

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A few of tal­ented mu­si­cians from the Con­cep­tion Bay North area are among the many nom­i­nees for this year’s Juno Awards and East Coast Mu­sic Awards.

Car­bon­ear gui­tarist Duane An­drews is a nom­i­nee for both awards cer­e­monies.

At the Junos, the ver­sa­tile in­stru­men­tal­ist is nom­i­nated with The Swing­ing Belles for Chil­dren’s Al­bum of the Year for “More Sheep, Less Sleep.”

At the ECMAs, An­drews is up for Tra­di­tional In­stru­men­tal Record­ing of the Year for his duo re­lease with New­found­land ac­cor­dion play Aaron Col­lis, “The Mal­lard Cot­tage Ses­sions.” An­drews is a six-time ECMA win­ner. This is his first Juno nom­i­na­tion.

Multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist and singer An­drew Dale of Coley’s Point is also up for two awards with his well-loved New­found- land and Labrador tra­di­tional folk group The Once.

That group is up for Fan’s Choice En­ter­tainer of the Year and Fan’s Choice Video of the Year for “We Are All Run­ning.”

That song came from the 2014 al­bum “De­par­tures,” which won Folk Record­ing of the Year at last year’s ECMAs.

Also at the Junos, New­found­land rock group Long Dis­tance Run­ners ( fea­tur­ing Car­bon­ear na­tive An­drew “Dicky” Strick­land) gar­nered a nom­i­na­tion in the Record­ing Pack­age of the Year Cat­e­gory for the al­bum “El­e­ments.”De­signer Dun­can Ma­jor and pho­tog­ra­pher Joel Up­shall are shar­ing the nom­i­na­tion.

The Juno Awards will be held in Cal­gary March 28 to April 3. The ECMAs will be handed out dur­ing 2016 East Coast Mu­sic Week in Syd­ney, Nova Sco­tia April 13-17.

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