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Recap of the 10th Annual Music PEI Awards Gala

January 23, 2011 | Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Haunted Hearts walk away with 4 Music PEI Awards!

In front of a packed house at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI the 2011 Music PEI Week came to a glorious close with the 10th Annual Music PEI Awards Gala hosted by Fraser MacCallum and Lennie MacPherson.

In a week that saw a number of awards handed out at venues across the province, a total of 14 awards were handed out Gala Night. Those awards were: Video of the Year, Fan’s Choice Weekend Warrior, New Artist of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Rock & Loud Recording of the Year, Alternative Recording of the Year, Rooted to the Island Award, Lynn Grishko Bursary, Group Recording of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year.

Below is a full list of award winners:

Male Vocalist of the Year – John Connolly
Female Vocalist of the Year – Molly Rankin
Group of the Year – Haunted Hearts
Entertainer of the Year – Paper Lions
Songwriter of the Year – Haunted Hearts
Album of the Year – Haunted Hearts
New Artist Recording of the Year – Molly Rankin
Video of the Year – Racoon Bandit
Alternative Recording of the Year – The North Lakes
Blues Recording of the Year – Scott Parsons
Classical Recording of the Year – UPEI Wind Symphony
Country Recording of the Year – Haunted Hearts
Folk Recording of the Year – John Connolly
Instrumental Recording of the Year – Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Jazz Recording of the Year – Glen Strickey
Pop Recording of the Year – Molly Rankin
Rock & Loud Recording of the Year – Boxer the Horse
Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year – Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year – Richard Wood
Urban Recording of the Year – Eric Broadbent & DJ Ghost
Recording Studio & Technician of the Year – Adam Gallant
Venue of the Year – Hunter's Ale House
Educator of the Year – John Clement
Musician of the Year – Todd MacLean
Visual Artist of the Year – Six Eyed Cat
Event of the Year – Festival of Small Halls
Fan’s Choice Weekend Warrior of the Year – MacBeth
Rooted to the Island Award – Rose Cousins
Industry Person of the Year - Gardiner MacNeill
Lynn Grishko Bursary – Katie McGarry
Lifetime Achievement - Rowan Fitzgerald

In a night filled with incredible musical performances from the 2011 Music PEI Award nominees among the most memorable was the finale - a tribute to Gene MacLellan that featured John Connolly, Meaghan Blanchard, Catherine MacLellan, Colette Cheverie, Katie McGarry, Scott Parsons and Rose Cousins among others.