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Orillia, Ontario, Canada – Mariposa Folk Festival is proud to announce that one of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn, is returning to Mariposa after a long absence. The renowned singer-songwriter and revered guitarist was a regular performer at Mariposa Folk Festival during its Toronto Island years, making six appearances during that period following his 1968 Mariposa debut.
Bruce Cockburn’s artistry is deeply influenced by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His music transcends folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat, and his memorable songs are inspired by personal observations and experiences in places like Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal. Cockburn has earned many awards during his career, from Officer of the Order of Canada, honourary degrees, and humanitarian awards, to twelve Junos.
According to Artistic Director, Mike Hill, “Bruce Cockburn is an artistic director’s dream. He is a highly respected, much loved, very talented artist whose work is consistently original, relevant and of the highest integrity. He’s also a fantastic performer. It just doesn’t get any better than that.”
Mariposa Folk Festival takes place July 7th, 8th and 9th, in beautiful Tudhope Park in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, on the shores of scenic Lake Couchiching. The 3-day festival features the best folk-roots music on the North American scene on twelve stages, as well as story, dance and craft. All categories of tickets are now on sale at the best available price. Kids 12 & under are admitted free. Tent and RV camping is available at the festival site.
Mariposa organizers previously announced that Matt Andersen is on the artistic roster for this year’s festival. Another big name artist will be announced in the coming days.