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Rich DelGrosso – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this Mariposa Talks interview, Rich DelGrosso, bluesman and mandolin player, reveals how important the mandolin was in the early development of the blues, and explains how a visit the Mariposa Folk Festival many years ago changed his life. Here's another video of Rich DelGrosso your...

Bruce Cockburn Joins the Mariposa Lineup

For Immediate Release December 8th, 2016 BRUCE COCKBURN JOINS THE MARIPOSA LINEUP Orillia, Ontario, Canada – Mariposa Folk Festival is proud to announce that one of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn, is returning to Mariposa after a long absence. The renowned singer-songwriter and revered guitarist was a regular...

James Hill – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview for the Mariposa Talks series, ukulele maestro James Hill tells us why he chose the ukulele over the violin (it was more fun), talks about some exciting new directions he’s taken in his latest album, and addresses the question of whether the...

Every Child Gets to Join-In with Sing Along Tim

A vocal explorer who pushes the boundaries of her voice, Teresa Doyle experiments with new vocal colours, extended vocal techniques, and vocal textures from other cultures. Her exploration has taken her around the world singing with Kenyan farm women, a Japanese lute player, Tibetan overtone singers,...

Vocal Explorer Teresa Doyle Coming to Mariposa

A vocal explorer who pushes the boundaries of her voice, Teresa Doyle experiments with new vocal colours, extended vocal techniques, and vocal textures from other cultures. Her exploration has taken her around the world singing with Kenyan farm women, a Japanese lute player, Tibetan overtone singers,...

Griddle Pickers – Acoustic Country and Bluegrass

Acoustic country and bluegrass band, The Griddle Pickers is dedicated to producing organic, homegrown music steeped in the area’s diverse mix of musical traditions. They’re a tight and close-knit group, with brothers Sean and Dale Patrick providing lightning-quick pickin’, supported by bassist Mike Milner and his...

The Barrel Boys Churn Out Toe Tapping Tunes

Featuring luscious vocals and barn-burning instrumentals, The Barrel Boys are a new staple on the bluegrass scene. Appreciated for their versatility and eclecticism, their repertoire ranges from bluegrass to classic country, old-time, folk, and roots rock. Their debut full-length album of entirely original tunes features the superb...

RUNA – Bringing a Mystical, Lyrical, Exciting Sound to Mariposa

Recognized as one of Irish music’s new super-groups, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues, and jazz, they...

Charlie A’Court – Planted at the Crossroads of Roots and Soul

Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, the mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary song writing of Charlie A’Court connect with people, one emotion at a time. He’s a country boy raised on classic R&B, soul, blues, rock and folk ranging from The Band...

Reuben And The Dark Making Their Mariposa Debut

Reuben And The Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists that make chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics exploring the duality of misery and joy. Boasting a rare chemistry between all of its members, the group has emerged from the...