Awards & Achievements
Awards

2014
ECMA Award Winner Group Recording of the Year – Seinn

2013
Canadian Folk Music Award Winner Traditional Album of the Year (Seinn)
Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination Traditional Singer of the Year
Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination Ensemble of the Year
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year (Seinn)
Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination Group Recording of the Year

2012
ECMA Award Nomination Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year (Seinn)
NPR Top 10 Folk/Americana albums of 2012
About.com Top 12 World albums of 2012
KVMR 105.1FM “Music of the World” DJ’s Top Picks of 2012
UK No Depression’s Top Albums of 2012
2012 Top Folk album at Folk Alley
WTMD Towson University campus radio “If You Were Mine” Top 10 Songs of 2012
Folk Alley “If You Were Mine” Top Songs of 2012

2008
Portia White Award Recipient

2007
Women of Excellence Award Recipient

2006
ECMA Award Winner Female Artist of the Year (Stòras)
ECMA Award Winner Roots/Traditional Solo Artist of the Year

2005
Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination Traditional Singer of the Year
Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination World Music Artist of the Year

2002
ECMA Award Winner Roots/Traditional Solo Artist of The Year

2001
ECMA Award Nomination Female Artist of the Year (Òrain Ghàidhlig)

2000
Juno Award Nomination Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year (Làn Dùil)
ECMA Award Nomination Album of the Year (Làn Dùil)
ECMA Award Nomination Roots/Traditional Solo Artist of the Year (Làn Dùil)
ECMA Award Nomination Female Artist of the Year (Làn Dùil)
ECMA Award Nomination Entertainer of the Year
MIANS Award Nomination Female Artist of the Year

1998
Juno Award Nomination Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year (Suas e!)
ECMA Award Nomination Female Artist of the Year (Suas e!)
ECMA Award Nomination Album of the Year (Suas e!)
ECMA Award Nomination Video of the Year – “Bog a’ Lochain” (Suas e!)

1997
Much Music Award Winner Global Groove – “Bog a’ Lochain” (Suas e!)
ECMA Award Winner Single of the Year – “Sleepy Maggie” (hi how are you today?, Ashley MacIsaac)

1996
ECMA Award Nomination Female Artist of the Year (Bho Thir Nan Craobh)
ECMA Award Nomination Roots/Traditional Artist of the Year (Bho Thir Nan Craobh)

Achievements

2012
Creative Nova Scotia – Appointed to Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council

2003
DRUM – Composter/Music Consultant/Co-producer

2001 – 2010
Galaxie Celtic Channel – Music Consultant/Programmer

2001
Nova Scotia Kitchen Party – Syndicated Radio/Internet Program Host
“Sigh and a Wish” NFB documentary on Dr. Helen Creighton
– Composer/Producer/Soundtrack
Celtic Colours International Festival – Gaelic Consultant
The Gaelic College (St. Anne’s, Cape Breton) – Board of Directors

1998
Gaelic Association of Nova Scotia – President