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Union Duke: A Mariposa Showcase Story

On April 15th, 2018, 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Ave in Orillia., the Mariposa Folk Festival is hosting its annual Mariposa Showcase, this year with eight emerging bands and performers auditioning for three performance spots at...

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...

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...

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,...

Oh My Darling, Boy Can These Girls Play!

Appearing on the Sunday Evening Main Stage and on various other stages during the festival weekend, Oh My Darling is a group with a sweet name and an even sweeter sound. Their mix of prairie roots, bluegrass, Appalachian old time, southern twang, and Franco-folk is...

Rough and Rowdy Union Duke Hitting Mariposa Stages

This dynamic folk act bridges the gap from big city rock to country bluegrass with entwining, rambling banjos, soaring vocal harmonies, plucking electric guitars, and a fast, heel stompin’ beat. Their rough and rowdy dynamic, strong stage presence, and great tunes make them a real...