Acadian band Barachois leads the list of Prince Edward Island artists nominated for the 2000 East Coast Music Awards.

The nominations were announced Thursday in Sydney, Nova Scotia. That's where the 12th annual East Coast Music Awards show will be held Feb. 6, 2000.

Barachois is up for best Group, best Francophone Recording, and best Roots-Traditional artist.

Fiddler Richard Wood is second in the Island standings with two nominations. He was nominated in the Male Artist and Instrumental Artist categories.

In all, Prince Edward Island artists received 12 nominations.

Here is a full list of the nominations, with Island artists in italics.

Male Artist

  • Richard Wood
  • Dave Carmichael
  • John Gracie
  • Dave MacIsaac
  • Ian Janes

Pop-Rock Artist-Group

  • Kim Stockwood
  • Greyloch
  • Anne Murray
  • Artists in Residence
  • Nicholson

Gospel Artist

  • Jericho Road
  • Cape Breton Trio
  • The LaPointes
  • The Nova Scotia Mass Choir
  • Jamie MacKay and the Great Beyond

Female Artist

  • Mary Jane Lamond
  • Kim Stockwood
  • Rita MacNeil
  • Julie Doiron
  • Anne Murray

Alternative Artist-Group

  • An Acoustic Sin
  • Fur Packed Action
  • Nathan's Flat
  • Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew
  • Smere

Instrumental Artist-Group

  • Richard Wood
  • Scott MacMillan
  • J.P. Cormier
  • Ken Enman
  • Danette Eddy

Group

  • Great Big Sea
  • Kilt
  • The Fables
  • Barachois
  • Sons of Maxwell
  • Glamour Puss

Jazz Artist-Group

  • Jive Kings
  • Jerry Granelli
  • Kate Hammett-Vaughan
  • Jeff Johnston

Urban Recording

  • The Time (Jamie Sparks)
  • Pierced Matron (Nancy White)
  • Magic (Dion)
  • Touch of Class EP (Classified)

Country Artist-Group

  • John Curtis Sampson
  • John Gracie
  • Kim Albert
  • Kim Gould
  • Sons of Maxwell

Blues Artist-Group

  • Denis Parker
  • Glamour Puss
  • Andy Cottle and Double Cross
  • Ian Janes
  • Barry Mack

Classical Recording

  • A Deux (Duo Concertante)
  • S.L. Weiss: Volume 7 (Michel Cardin)
  • Canadian Music for Clarinet (James and Penelope Mark)
  • Valentina (Valentina Kotka)
  • Reaching from the Rock (Newfoundland Symphony Youth Choir)

New Artist-Group

  • Dave Carmichael
  • Ian Janes
  • John Curtis Sampson
  • Fur Packed Action
  • Cory Tetford

Aboriginal Artist-Group

  • Eagle Feather
  • Morning Star
  • The Relatives

Roots-Traditional

  • Great Big Sea
  • Kilt
  • Tickle Harbour
  • Christina Smith and Jean Hewson
  • Barachois

Children's Artist-Group

  • Rik Barron
  • Duncan Wells
  • Kidd Brothers
  • Sunshine Sue

Francophone Recording

  • Encore! (Barachois)
  • Acadilac (Acadilac)
  • Roule, roule (Cayouche)
  • L'Amour Comme Passager (Gerry Boudreau)
  • Par Icite, pi par la (Harmonie)

Roots-Traditional Solo Artist

  • Natalie MacMaster
  • Mary Jane Lamond
  • Dave MacIsaac
  • Howie MacDonald
  • Brent Mason

Album

  • In My Hands ( Natalie MacMaster)
  • Turn (Great Big Sea)
  • 12 Years Old (Kim Stockwood)
  • Lan Duil (Mary Jane Lamond)
  • Tear Down the House (The Fables)

Entertainer

  • Great Big Sea
  • Natalie MacMaster
  • Johnny Favourite Swing Orchestra
  • Kim Stockwood
  • Mary Jane Lamond

Single

  • Sorry (Gordie Sampson)
  • 12 Years Old (Kim Stockwood)
  • Consequence Free (Great Big Sea)
  • In My Hands (Natalie MacMaster)
  • Trip (Gordon Sampson)

SOCAN Songwriter

  • Gordie Sampson (Gordie Sampson) Sorry
  • Gordie Sampson (Gordie Sampson)Trip
  • Great Big Sea (Doyle-McCann) Consequence Free
  • Kim Stockwood (Stockwood-Veltese-Frempong) 12 Years Old
  • Natalie MacMaster (Sampson-MacMaster) In My Hands, Sky

Video

  • Sorry (Gordie Sampson)
  • Bells (The Rankins)
  • In My Hands (Natalie MacMaster)
  • A Time (An Acoustic Sin)
  • Desperately (Shirley Eckhard)