2021 "Virtual" Festival Artists
Tune in on:
Friday August 6th @7pm-11pm
Saturday August 7th @1pm-5pm
Seán Keane from County Galway is described as the greatest musical find of the 90's. Traditional Irish, folk and even country and blues songs all lend themselves to his unique style and unforgettable voice. Also a multi-instrumentalist, he continues to delight audiences all over the world with his live performances and recorded work. Seán will be joined by guitarist Pat Coyne.
The Ennis Sisters
Hailing from Newfoundland, sisters Maureen, Karen, and Teresa have sung, danced, and played music together since they were young, earning a Juno Award, SOCAN Award, multiple East Coast Music Awards, and Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards along the way.
Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell has been described as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. He has accompanied a list of names that sounds like a “who’s who” of folk music, and has since toured across the world as an acclaimed solo artist.
Canadian singer/songwriter Emily Jean Flack has been captivating audiences since childhood. Part contemporary folk, part Celtic pop with just a dash of jazz sensibility, she presents a genre defying sound that stands up to the lexicon of great Canadian solo artists.
Scotland / Nova Scotia / USA
Powered by four of the brightest voices in a new generation of traditional folk music, Fàrsan unites song, dance and instrumental music from the Gaelic traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton. Their unique blend of fiddle, pipes, whistles, piano and accordion with percussive stepdance and puirt-à-beul brings a sparkling energy to every performance.
Dave Curley, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer from Corofin, Co. Galway, has been making big waves in the international Irish music scene. A frequent collaborator with multiple award-winning bands and solo artists, his recent work showcases his vocals and writing style which has a contemporary sensibility whilst rooted in tradition.
Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa & Alexis Chartrand
Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa has danced internationally with groups including Cirque du Soleil and La Bottine Souriante. A specialist in Québec jig, she merges stepdance, contemporary, and ballet styles in her work. She is joined by Alexis Chartrand, a fiddler well known for his energetic accompaniment of dancers and his crossover of traditional fiddling styles with classical, contemporary, and baroque music.
Jane & Kyle
Manitoba / Ontario
Canadian fiddle champions Jane Cory and Kyle Burghout have been performing for over a decade, and have played to audiences internationally. Both from areas with rich fiddling traditions -- Manitoba and the Ottawa Valley, respectively -- Jane and Kyle blend the traditional tunes they grew up playing with contemporary tunes, including many compositions of their own. Featuring Tyson Chen on piano and Kyle Waymouth on guitar.
Named “Up and Coming Artist of the Year” at MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards in 2016, Scottish violinist Ryan Young has been gaining attention for bringing new life to very old, often forgotten tunes. His unique approach melds Scottish style with Irish influences, taking listeners on an adventurous and emotional journey.
Canadian Folk Music Award winning siblings Frieden, Reuben, and Maisie are a contemporary folk group bringing soulful lyrics, memorable melodies and close three part harmonies to their original songs. They grew up in Nova Scotia after emigrating from the UK, and base their new songs in folk roots.