A 15-year-old Peterborough musician has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for the second year in a row.
Fiddler Amelia “Millie” Chazette — who goes by the Irish stage name Millie — has been nominated for a 2023 Canadian Folk Music Award for Young Performer(s) of the trio The Receivers, which also includes Ottawa-area sisters Fern and Willow Marwood.
The Lakefield College School student — who performs regularly at The Black Horse pub in downtown Peterborough — was nominated for the 2022 award in the same category for her debut 11-track album. thirteen that he recorded with his guitar-playing father and collaborator Murray Chazette.
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Millie had a chance encounter with the Marwood sisters last April while attending the 2022 CFMA ceremony in Charlottetown, PEI, who were nominated as Young Performer(s) for the album. Porch session by their trio The Broken Bridges, which includes CMHA-nominated Celtic musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer Greg Lindsay.
That chance meeting led to a collaboration between Millie, 15-year-old fiddler Willow, and 19-year-old Fern, who plays banjo in a trio but is also a fiddler. As The Receiver, the trio has already released the singles “London Fog” and “Neptune” on Spotify — mixed and mastered by Launchpad Records’ Greg Pastic, who also produced it. thirteen — A third single will be released on November 7 with a music video.
Nominations for the 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards were announced on October 4. The awards ceremony will be held from March 30 to April 2, 2023 in Vancouver, BC.
For more information about The Receivers, visit facebook.com/TheReceiversOntario.
Video: “Neptune” by Receiver