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Album Release Party at Mariposa Folk Festival

You’re invited to a party at Mariposa Folk Festival. What could be more fun than that? Join with VK & Legends of THE DEEP in the Mariposa Pub Tent on Sunday, July 7th, 10:45 p.m., to close-out the festival and celebrate the release of their...

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Half Moon Run Coming to Mariposa

Mariposa Folk Festival announced the addition of Half Moon Run to the artistic lineup today, bolstering an already impressive roster of performers for the iconic music festival taking place July 5-7, 2019, in Orillia, Ontario, on the shores of scenic Lake Couchiching. The music of Half...

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Owen McBride to be Inducted into the Mariposa Hall of Fame

Born in Ireland, Owen McBride arrived in Canada in 1963. Literally, within a matter of days he was performing at folk clubs and coffee houses in Toronto’s booming folk scene. As luck would have it, Estelle Klein, the artistic director of the Mariposa Folk Festival,...

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The Travellers to be Inducted into the Mariposa Hall of Fame

If you are a Canadian, you know our version of Woody Guthrie’s classic This Land is Your Land – where Vancouver Island, Bonavista and the Arctic Circle are cited instead of the New York Island, California and the Gulfstream waters. We can thank the Travellers...

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Tell Us Your Volunteer Story

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mariposa Folk Festival back in Orillia. To help mark the occasion, we are collecting interesting volunteer stories for possible inclusion at a special Volunteer Recognition Display. If you have a good volunteer story, please tell it to us. If...

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Sharon, Lois and Bram to be Inducted into the Mariposa Hall of Fame

It began at Mariposa in the 1970s and it appears that it will be ending at the 2019 Festival in Orillia. Sharon and Bram, two of Canada’s best-known troubadours, are retiring. “Because it’s time,” said Bram Morrison. At an age well beyond the normal retirement age, the...

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Tom Cochrane with Red Rider and Stars join the lineup

Mariposa Folk Festival announced two big additions to the lineup today, bolstering a weighty and innovative artistic offering that is shaping up for the iconic festival taking place July 5-7, 2019, in Orillia, Ontario, on the shores of scenic Lake Couchiching. Tom Cochrane with Red Rider,...

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Jason Isbell is Mariposa Bound

Mariposa Folk Festival announced today that renowned Americana artist, Jason Isbell, will perform at this summer’s festival taking place July 5-7, 2019, in Orillia, Ontario, on the shores of scenic Lake Couchiching. Isbell is a master singer/songwriter whose thoughtful, finely crafted compositions deal with hopes and...

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Alan Doyle – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview, Alan Doyle discusses how the dynamics as a solo artist are so different from being the front man for the super group, Great Big Sea. He also talks about his influences and numerous other projects including his collaborations with Russell Crowe and...

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Lance Anderson – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview, musical arranger/director and legendary bluesman, Lance Anderson, discusses The Matchedash Parish, a dream team of 12 diverse musicians and singers he assembled with singer-songwriter phenomenon Matt Weidinger for a  special Mariposa Folk Festival appearance. This New Orleans-influenced gospel and soul group will perform their...