Eve is the grateful recipient of the 2021 Estelle Klein Award, presented by Folk Music Ontario, which each year honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the folk music community in Ontario.
The award is named after Estelle Klein, a long-time advocate of Canadian folk music and one of the early founders of the folk festival scene in this country.
In announcing the award, Folk Music Ontario wrote:
Eve Goldberg grew up steeped in folk music and was pulled into the Ontario folk community by her mom Sue Goldberg. She has released three solo albums and several with the duo Gathering Sparks. Her instrumental “Watermelon Sorbet” was used as the opening theme for CBC radio’s national show “Richardson’s Roundup.” She was a three-time finalist for the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, nominated for the CFMA for Vocal Group of the Year in 2014 (with Gathering Sparks), and winner of FMO’s “Songs From the Heart” (with Gathering Sparks). Her song “Old Tin Cup” appears in the Rise Again songbook, a sequel to Rise Up Singing. In 2007 her song “Streets of Burma” was used by Amnesty International Canada as part of their human rights campaign in Burma/Myanmar.
In addition to performing, Eve worked as the first office manager at Borealis Records. She helped organize The Woods Music and Dance Camp for over 25 years, was a founding board member of Common Thread Community Chorus (Toronto) and also helped start the non-profit organization ArtsCan Circle as well as The Haliburton Winter Folk Camp. She has served on the board of the OCFF/FMO and recently served three years as President of AFM Local 1000, the travelling musician’s union.
Eve has taught guitar and ukulele for many years at events like The Woods Music and Dance Camp, Haliburton School of Art and Design, Haliburton Winter Folk Camp, Women’s Music Weekend, Midwest Ukulele & Harmonica Camp, Port Townsend Ukulele Festival, and many others.
Eve was presented with her award at the 2021 Folk Music Ontario conference (online). The award presentation included a tribute video created by Wavelengthe Media, as well as participation an awards ceremony where Eve made an acceptance speech. Later in the conference, Eve was interviewed on stage by David Newland.
You can view the tribute video here.
Watch the award ceremony here.
Read my speech here.
Watch the on stage interview here.
Read the Roots Music Canada Article here.