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Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriter Workshops off to a Strong Start

There are benefits to being one of the oldest and most-respected folk festivals in the world, especially when it comes to giving back. Artists recognize the importance of the Mariposa Folk Foundation, and are often ready and willing to offer support beyond their time spent...

Indie Trailblazer Ani Difranco Making a Long-Awaited Return

The influence of Ani DiFranco on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over is huge. She proudly identifies as a folksinger, but her repertoire is spirited medley of soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, spoken word and other musical genres. Over the course of more than...

Union Duke Making a Highly Demanded Return

It's not that often that Mariposa Folk Festival books the same act two years in a row, but when they make a huge impression on our audience, sometimes we make an exception.That's the case with Union Duke, one of the auditioned Mariposa Showcase Acts at...

Blues Ace Sugar Brown Coming to Mariposa

While rubbing elbows and playing with the best blues musicians on the American scene for many years, you learn a lot of tricks. Then, if you get far away from that Chicago scene and spend a lot of time revamping your craft, you can come...

Ian Tamblyn, An Essential Figure in the Canadian Musical Tapestry

A singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an extensive discography and over 1500 songs to his credit, Ian Tamblyn is an essential figure in the Canadian musical tapestry. Now into the fifth decade of his career, he remains a vibrant and productive artist. Many of his...

The Carper Family to Swing Through Mariposa

Crystalline harmonies, swinging melodies, bopping rhythms and sheer musical fun. These are just some of the descriptors for The Carper Family, an Austin Texas based trio that's generating critical praise and a lot of attention wherever they perform. With immaculately blending voices, warm, enticing songs,...

Rosanne Cash is our Sunday Evening Main Stage Headliner

The very first artist we are announcing for Mariposa Folk Festival 2014 is Rosanne Cash. We couldn't think of a better way to begin unveiling what's shaping up to be one of our best ever line-ups than with this iconic musical figure whose music crosses...

The Person Whose Grand Idea Was Mariposa Folk Festival

Behind every grand idea there’s usually one extraordinary innovator, and this was the case with Mariposa Folk Festival in 1961. Ruth Jones-McVeigh was that spark and visionary driver. Due to her passion, today we can look back on a rich body of folk music history;...

Thoughts on Setting Artistic Direction

Every fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs would like to take a crack at managing the team – selecting the players, making the trades and determining what kind of team hits the ice. The same holds true for a lot of people who attend folk...

Peace Sign and Enduring Symbol at Folk Festivals

The modern peace sign was originally designed in the late 1950s as the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. It was adopted more broadly as a symbol of peace by anti-war activists in the United States and elsewhere during the 1960s, at time when...