Mariposa Folk Foundation | Blog

Blog

Serena Ryder by Kayla Rocca 1
Serena Ryder Joins the Mariposa Lineup

An already strong lineup for the 60th anniversary of Mariposa Folk Festival got a big boost today with the addition of multiple Juno Award-winner, Serena Ryder. Ryder is an acclaimed artist who has charted many times in the U.S. and Canada, and is known for her...

Mandolin Orange Tour
Mandolin Orange Added to the 60th Anniversary Lineup

Mariposa Folk Festival has announced the addition of Mandolin Orange to the 60th anniversary artistic lineup. This Americana roots duo has helped to redefine the genre for a younger generation, blending storytelling with acoustic elements of bluegrass, folk and country, and amassing an impressive fan base through...

MAIN+-+Mavis+Staples+Photo+Credit+Myriam+Santos+12
The Iconic Mavis Staples Joins the Lineup

Mariposa Folk Festival has announced that the iconic R&B and gospel singer and civil rights activist, Mavis Staples, is joining the 60th anniversary festival lineup. With a career spanning the social, political and musical eras of the past six decades, Mavis Staples’ distinctive voice has been...

Prine
John Prine Coming to Mariposa

Mariposa Folk Festival is kicking-off the announcements for this summer’s lineup with a very big bang. The rare talent, true original and revered songwriter, John Prine, has signed-on to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mariposa Folk Festival taking place July 3-5, 2020. Prine is one of...

unnamed
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...

Half Moon Run
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...

Owen
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,...

A-1471617-1402445871-3177.jpeg
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...

29732903072_9ff647715c_o
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...

TES2
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...