Songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Erin Saoirse Adair, has become a prominent and popular voice on the national folk scene, with widespread praise for her accessible and deeply relevant songs.
In the time-honoured tradition of topical song writing, her work deals with social justice, the environment, sex positivity, worker’s rights, alcoholism, mental health, sexual assault and more.
She sings frankly, but often with disarming humour.
Co-founder and former member of the feminist folk trio, Three Little Birds, nominated for a 2012 Canadian Folk Music Award, Erin already has a lot of stage experience under her young belt, and it shines brightly in her strong performances.
Craig Cardiff Bringing His Particular Brand of Folk To Mariposa
His voice is like a diamond in the rough. His playing is accomplished and ground-breaking. His song writing is exquisite and profound. His stage presence is warm and gripping.
For more than fifteen years, Craig Cardiff has been weaving his way through the Canadian music landscape. With every show, album and workshop, he’s been building a reverent following for his particular brand of folk.
Craig`s musical output ranges from simple and entrancing to guitar-looping complexity, and everywhere in between. This goes a long way to explain his diverse and growing audience.
Craig`s soft but ragged voice has found its way onto nearly one album a year since the start of his career. He’s highly regarded by fans, peers and industry professionals alike, and has been nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards and Juno Awards.
Come to Mariposa and see for yourself why Craig Cardiff is considered to be an essential folk musician.
Balancing Fervour and Trance, Acoustic and Electric, MAZ is Coming to Mariposa
This exciting quartet has bridged the space between electric jazz and French Canadian folk with brilliant results. They describe themselves as a bold assertion of Quebec’s traditional identity with a modern edge but, to their audience, they’re pure spirit-moving, fun-loving, aural magic. Their debut album, Telescope (2011), garnered a Juno nomination for Instrumental Album of the Year plus three nominations at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. In their dynamic live performances, the band pulls off a daring balance between fervour and trance, and acoustic and electric, on tenor banjo, violin, electric guitar, mandolin, keyboards, bass and podorythmie (footwork like step dancing or flat footing while sitting in a chair).