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The Barr Brothers

After a decade of criss-crossing North America with their Boston-based improvisational rock trio, a fire in a Montréal club proved providential, leading Andrew and Brad Barr in a new musical direction. On the street with what they could carry, they made friends with a waitress who...

Ariko Swinging Through Mariposa

Smiles ignite, toes tap and hips swivel when Franco-Ontarian sister group, Ariko, reaches into its quiver of tunes. Their fiddle-based music takes you on a journey through canadiana, jazz, gypsy swing and Celtic, with a repertoire that is energetic, rich in harmonies, and spiced with a...

Sarah Slean: A Modern Day Renaissance Woman

Best described as a modern day renaissance woman, Sarah Slean has made eight albums, starred in short films and a movie musical, published two volumes of poetry, held exhibitions of her paintings, written two string quartets, and shared the stage with leading orchestras. She’s been nominated...

Folk-Pop-Electro-Jazz, Ukelele-Playing, Singer-Songwriter, JoJo Worthington

Independent artist, JoJo Worthington, is a folk-pop-electro-jazz singer-songwriter who’s making a big impression with her original, catchy tunes. Best known for singing and playing ukulele, she’s accomplished on the glockenspiel, melodica and other instruments too. She started writing on guitar at the age of 14, then formed...

Iyeeeeeeeeee! – Zydeco Loco

Playing tunes in the Zydeco, Cajun, and Americana style, Zydeco Loco reaches deep into the rich musical traditions of the Louisiana bayou for inspiration. Whether it’s an original song or a reworked classic, their performances are at once piquant, fast in tempo, saucy and joyous. It’s...

Neo Folk Indie String Band – The BelleRegards

With a pinch of bluegrass, a dash of rockabilly, and a dollop of neo folk, this 4-piece string band cooks up high-energy live shows, foot-stomping rhythms, trad breaks, and good humour. Influenced by artists ranging from Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, to Stevie Wonder, The Beatles,...

Dala Making a Triumphant Return to Mariposa Folk Festival

Singing in angelic harmony and with infectious joy, Dala makes instant fans of first time listeners. They're just as entertaining between songs too, with amusing banter and funny stories making every show unique. Best friends since high school, this duo has gone on to release five albums...

Irish Performer Niamh Ní Charra Making A Mariposa Appearance

From County Kerry in the south west of Ireland, Niamh Ní Charra was strongly influenced by the wealth of local Sliabh Luachra musicians. She started playing at the early age of four, and has gone on to become a multiple award winning fiddle and concertina player. Niamh...

The Most Loyal Making Their Way To Mariposa

Folk-rock group, The Most Loyal, is Sarah Davignon and a collection of her musical friends. They have been performing together for the past few years, earning an ever-growing following with every gig. With one full-length self-titled recording (2013) and an EP, Royal Family (2011), under their belts,...