Cécile Doo-Kingué

An exceptional stage presence, guitarist / singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the USA, France, and is now an adopted Montrealer.

Considered one of Canada’s most electrifying and versatile guitarists,

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Miriam & Jeff

Miriam Sonstenes and Jeff Dill have been making music together for over a decade, ever deepening their love of bluegrass, country, old time and swing. Using the fiddle and guitar as their foundation and leaping off point, these two well versed musicians serve up old country songs,

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Del Barber with Grant Siemens

Del Barber is a singer-songwriter from Manitoba, whose winsome balladry and wry wit harken back to country-folk traditions that remind the listener of the late greats of songwriting history. Del Barber is no stranger to finding inspiration in the cultural backdrop of Canada. On the JUNO Award-nominated Prairieography,

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Jocelyne Baribeau & Danny Boudreau

Chemin Chez Nous annonce BARIBEAU & BOUDREAU, en un double plateau musical unissant Manitoba et Acadie.

La tournée sera une série de belles rencontres entre paysages d’eaux, de blés et de grands ciels.

Des musiques pop, folk, Country et traditionnelles se marieront aux paroles et poèmes de ces deux formidables interprètes.

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David Boulanger

Fiddles (AEAE/ADA E/GDAE), jaw harp, harmonica, percussive foot-tapping, song.

David is best known as a member of the legendary Québécois folk big band “La Bottine Souriante”, which has been touring the world for almost 40 years now.

David is a highly respected fiddler, foot-tapper, singer, composer and arranger from Montréal.

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Sarah Jane Scouten

On Bowen Island BC, Sarah Jane Scouten began playing folk music at age 12, happy to forgo a Friday night house party for an all-night kitchen jam. Hank Williams and Stan Rogers were her greatest inspirations, both a staple at Sunday morning pancake breakfast and afterward, singing bluegrass and gospel music with her father.

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Dirty Dishes

Imagine the Andrew Sisters and the Stanley Brothers having triplets…the result would be none other than these sharp-witted ladies with a 1950’s Nashville sound and killer charm.

Bringing a shine to every space they fill with their beautiful blend of country-bluegrass-gospel sounds and extraordinary energy, the Dishes have spent the last five years (often backed by their rhythm section “The Plate Rails”) breaking hearts and soothing souls at clubs,

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Dan Possumato & Jamie O’Brien

Traditional Irish Music…and Much More!

Dan Possumato has been playing Irish music for over 30 years at small and large venues
in Ireland, Alaska, Western Canada and the continental USA. He plays the not-yet-extinct
one row melodeon, as well as the two row button accordion, both in the old “push-anddraw”
manner.

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BJ MacLean with Katie Avery

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, BJ moved north in 1984 to attend school in Alaska. Like many others, she planned to stay only a few years, but the places, people and music won her heart, and those are reflected in many of the titles and lyrics of her songs.

While in Fairbanks,

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Tracy K & Jaime Steinhoff

“Tracy K’s  talent matches her energy on stage. Great vocals, great harp and she genuinely has a ball sharing her talent. That’s a tough combination to beat.” – Mick Kolassa, IBC Judge

A rich and powerful vocalist and a harmonica player of the highest order (Zicazine 2016) Tracy K’s exceptional stage presence is fortified by her high energy music,

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Moore & McGregor

Moore & McGregor are an eclectic duo fusing folk music with classical, traditional music with original tunes and songs. As multi-instrumentalists (typically playing 10 instruments per show), this couple delights audiences with their versatility and humor. They slide seamlessly from jigs and reels to traditional ballads to heart-felt original songs.

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Janelle Nadeau

Janelle is a Vancouver based harpist.

Ethereal, beautiful, ornate, intimidating — those adjectives are often employed when describing the harp.

But Vancouver-via-Winnipeg harpist Janelle Nadeau proves that the harp is not only an accessible instrument but a thrillingly versatile one with her debut album,

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Eliza Doyle

When Eliza Mary Doyle’s car broke down in Nashville in 2015, she found herself happily stuck in Music City. The venerable Saskatchewan banjo player and singer/songwriter had stopped in to see a festival and ended up enjoying an extended stay, playing in bars and meeting all manner of talented musicians.

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Rugged Little Thing

“Saskatoon’s Rugged Little Thing blends together a perfect cocktail of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Folk Music that feels like home.
Born out of kitchen jams and late nights by campfires in Canada’s north,
these two have fallen into sweet harmonies and catchy rhythms that are sure to get your toes tapping.”

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Zachary Lucky

Zachary Lucky is unapologetically old-school country, armed with a husky, baritone voice – He carries himself like a younger Richard Buckner or a heartier Doug Paisley and receives comparisons to songwriters such as Gordan Lightfoot and Kris Kristofferson. He sings of Canadian places and people as knowingly as he might Townes Van Zandt or the Rio Grande.

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Casati

Like three hearts beating in perfect time, the music of CASATI is a living thing, constantly changing, evolving and reinventing itself. Grace Hrabi, Jesse Popeski & Quintin Bart search for stories waiting to be told and collaborate in bringing them to life. Songs about love found or lost,

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Riley Calcagno & Vivian Leva

Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are tapping into the deepest parts of American music, taking old songs that have seldom been heard and presenting them next to their own timeless and visceral originals. When they are not performing as duo, they’re often found sitting knee to knee, playing under the canopy of trees at fiddle festivals across the country,

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Suzie Vinnick

“When Saskatoon native Suzie Vinnick takes the stage, she takes it from footlights to rafters and owns it. She can belt out a blues or croon a ballad with equal deftness. Her guitar work is effortlessly commanding and supremely tasteful. But it is mostly her powerful presence that leaves a lasting impression.

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Betse & Clarke

Regular folks, exceptional music: This duo from the heartland (Kansas City, Missouri) has its roots in Ozark old time music, honouring traditional songs and tunes that resonate with human experience. And they have a great time doing it!

For each concert setting, Betse & Clarke take an audience on a musical field trip.

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Ken & Brad Kolodner

 

The dynamic father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo and fiddles pushing the boundaries of the Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and Old-Time fiddlers in North America, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner,

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