Community events of our favourite dances, concerts, sessions, and camps.
Mar 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
One of our favourite local fiddlers, Dan MacDonald is releasing his new CD at Hugh’s Room. He grew up playing Cape Breton fiddle out east, and now plays with North Atlantic Drift and with the Irish dance show Brogue. We’d go far to hear his fabulous fiddling, and his sparkling humour. You can watch him playing fiddle with Brogue on YouTube.
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all day
On the shores of the lovely and swimmable Lake Couchiching in Orillia, the Mariposa Folk Festival is held this year from July 6 to 8. There are free shuttle buses from downtown, and for the past few years you can camp onsite in your tent or trailer (register early!). While there are some trad acts, this is not a trad-music-only festival, but it is a lovely way to spend a summer weekend!