2024 Robinson Emerging Artist 

Congratulations to our 2024 Winner, Apolline. 

The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2024 Robinson Emerging Artist Showcase. After careful consideration by a jury of industry professionals along with a public vote, this year’s Robinson Emerging Artist is Apolline. 

This year's Goderich Celtic Roots Festival will be the 32nd edition and Apolline will be right at the heart of the action, joining international sensations, rising stars and homegrown talent alike in entertaining loyal audiences flocking to Goderich, Ontario for the annual event.

"We are thrilled to have Apolline join us as the Robinson Emerging Artist winner," said Artistic Director Cheryl Prashker. "We have no doubt that Apolline's talent will continue to shine brightly, inspiring countless others along the way. We can't wait to see them on stage at the 32nd Goderich Celtic Roots Festival."

Named after Founders Warren and Eleanor Robinson, the Robinson Emerging Artist Showcase, now in its third year, is an opportunity for artists in the early stages of their career. Apolline will participate in a series of artist development sessions and will have the opportunity to perform on the main stage at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, which takes place from August 9th to August 11th.

The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival is committed to supporting emerging artists and preserving traditional Celtic music for future generations. We would like to thank all of the talented musicians who applied for the Robinson Emerging Artist Award this year and wish them all the best in their musical careers.


Fuelled by the love of all things folk and copious cups of tea, Apolline is a lively group of young folkies endeavouring to bring joy and a little silliness to the world. Equipped with alluring voices, innumerable instruments, and an extensive collection of colourful socks, the group views folk music through fresh eyes. Their debut EP Home Home, released in December 2023, encapsulates the very best of Apolline's ever-growing sound. It honours the traditions of folk music while also recognising and exploring the unique characteristics of the Australian trad scene, which helps Apolline’s own connection to folk traditions grow alongside their genre-bending sound.

Visit their website to learn more about the group.

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