Ennis: Flawless Harmonies and Engaging Performances
Newfoundland has always always been known as a rich source of folk music, and that definitely holds true with this dynamic duo from ‘The Rock’.
There`s also something special that happens when family members sing together. Ennis, two sisters from St. John’s, prove this with each performance of their flawless harmonies laid over music that is true to their Newfoundland musical roots.
They draw on traditional maritime influences but also infuse contemporary elements into their music with a passion that comes out in each note.
Ennis, and their earlier incarnation, The Ennis Sisters, has received a lot of acclaim including a Juno award, SOCAN award, and multiple ECMA and Music NL awards.
From Canada to the Middle East, Scandinavia, UK, and throughout the United States, Ennis has gained a well-earned reputation for their engaging live performances.
Come see them perform live at Mariposa Folk Festival 2014.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to put on a festival as large and complex as Mariposa? For one thing, it takes substantial financial resources, and that’s where our funders come in.
Ticket sales revenue represents less than 40% of the cost of producing Mariposa Folk Festival. The rest comes from other sources including a variety of government programs and agencies, as well as non-government funding bodies. Mariposa Folk Festival is pleased to be the recipient of support from no less than eight separate funders, and that’s strong demonstration of how well the festival is perceived and valued.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Trillium Foundation is helping us to maintain our office and technology systems.
The Tourism Event Marketing Program
This program of the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation is helping us extend the reach of our advertising into new markets to attract new festival goers.
This Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport program is supporting new and augmented festival programming.
The Canada Arts Presentation Fund
This Ministry of Canadian Heritage program is funding some of our wide-ranging artistic line-up.
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
They are providing a grant in support of hiring Canadian artists.
The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) and the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area
Both of these organizations have provided funds to purchase equipment to make the Festival more accessible.
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
They support us in the presentation of Ontario live music.
The next blog posting will be dedicated to another very important category of festival supporters, our sponsors.