Happy 50th Birthday Mariposa!

We’re off to Mariposa this weekend, where we’ll be hosting and conducting interviews. Here’s a look back to the time we had at last year’s festival – the 50th!

The Roots Music Canada team had a tremendous time as guests of Mariposa Folk Festival on its 50th anniversary.

But we weren’t the only ones: Everywhere we went, founders, volunteers, performers, vendors, artisans, presenters, patrons, guests – even the local OPP – wanted to share their very best wishes for this legendary touchstone of Canadian culture.

Watch for faces fond, famous & familiar from a fabulous festival, 50 years young!

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    Marie Bachand 16 July, 2010 at 16:30

    I attented this year’s festival, since I was accompanying (not musically) my son Quinn who is Ashley MacIsaac’s guitar player. We have been to many folk festivals and we would like to say that we had a great time and enjoyed meeting the other performers and the many volunteers. This was Quinn’s first time performing at Mariposa but we hope it won’t be his last!

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    Richard Flohil 18 July, 2010 at 19:57

    Alas, I missed the 50th – why did Mariposa choose, this of all years, to compete with its sibling festivals in Winnipeg, London, and Sudbury? So much of my life was changed by my accidental first year there, back at Innis Lake in 1965 _ I am a huge (if sometimes absent) supporter, and I wish everyone involved – organizers, volunteers, sponsors and most of all the fans, past and present – for keeping this wonderful festival alive and flourishing. Happy, happy birthday…

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    Brent Jeffries 6 July, 2011 at 10:15

    I too enjoyed last year’s festival and am counting the hours till I return for this years offering. I look forward to talking with artists about current and upcoming projects for possible reviews in publications I write for.

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