2022 TRADITIONAL ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR | The Fugitives | | The JUNO Awards

“Trench Songs”, the fifth record from Canadian folk ensemble The Fugitives, sets new music to soldiers’ lyrics from WW1 and was accompanied by a performance film entitled ‘Ridge”. So far the project has garnered multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and critical accolades, including a Top Arts Pick of 2020 from the Globe & Mail. Their previous album, “The Promise of Strangers”, was also nominated for Canadian Folk and Western Canadian Music Awards, spent ten weeks on the top ten Canadian folk charts and won Best Folk Album of 2019 from the German Music Critic’s Association.

A folk collective headed by songwriters Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod, the band has toured extensively through Canada, Western Europe, and the UK. They’re joined by banjo player Chris Suen (Viper Central) and violinist Carly Frey (The Coal Porters). Over the past twelve years, they’ve earned a reputation for unforgettable live shows, brimming with complex harmonies, infectious storytelling and top-notch musicianship. As the CBC has it: “This show is simply brilliant”. Performance highlights include major folk festivals across Canada, a 2019 sold-out run across Germany, a support slot across Western Canada with Buffy Sainte-Marie and an appearance at UK’s Glastonbury Festival.