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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...

Ariko Making Their Mariposa Return

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...

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...

Turbo Street Funk’s Infectious Sounds Make You Move and Groove!

Whether they’re playing a festival, pub, concert hall, or even on a busy corner, the infectious sounds of Turbo Street Funk get people moving and grooving. Discovered by jazz legend, Richard Underhill, they have grown from a street savvy busking crew to a collection of dynamic...

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...

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...

Elephant Revival: Bound to Take Mariposa By Storm

Every once in a while, a truly original, fantastic-sounding group comes along and creates excitement on the Americana music scene. Meet Elephant Revival! Transcendental folk is perhaps the best way to describe their exciting musical stylings. They are a troupe of accomplished players and vocalists, composers and songwriters...

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...

Balancing Fervour and Trance, Acoustic and Electric, MAZ is Coming to Mariposa

This exciting quartet has bridged the space between electric jazz and French Canadian folk with brilliant results. They describe themselves as a bold assertion of Quebec’s traditional identity with a modern edge but, to their audience, they’re pure spirit-moving, fun-loving, aural magic. Their debut album,...