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Bruce Cockburn, Dave Gunning lead folk-music nods

Veteran Ottawa singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn and Dave Gunning of Pictou County, N.S., each nabbed a leading four nods as nominations for the Canadian Folk Music Awards were announced Wednesday.

Cockburn is up for awards including contemporary singer of the year and solo artist of the year after releasing Small Source of Comfort, his 30th record.

That disc is also up for contemporary folk album of the year, where he'll compete with artists including the Good Lovelies and Lynn Miles.

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Gunning's nominations, meanwhile, included nods for traditional singer of the year and traditional album of the year for A Tribute to John Allan Cameron.

Other multiple nominees include Montreal trio Genticorum, Winnipeg's the Wailin' Jennys and veteran St. John's songwriter Ron Hynes.

The seventh instalment of the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards will be held at Toronto's Isabel Bader Theatre on Dec. 4.

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