Episode 252: Mariposa Folk Festival

Mike Hill, artistic director at the Mariposa Folk Festival joins us on this episode to chat about Mariposa’s 56th edition taking place the weekend of July 8-10 2016, in beautiful Tudhope Park in Orillia, on the shores of Lake Couchiching. Mariposa is always an early summer highlight for us and as usual they have a great line-up. As always, we also include some of the latest releases we’ve received in the mix.

You can check out the full list of performers at this year’s Mariposa HERE. Mariposa Folk Festival 2016 Passes are now on sale. Children 12 & under are admitted FREE if accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult. You can buy your tickets online HERE.

Check out the full playlist with artist links below and share your love for all the great folk and roots music out there. Thanks to all the artists who share their music with us, and thank you for listening. We have a lot of great music to bring you on future shows. I hope you’ll join us! You can listen to this show again on Mixcloud by following the link below.

Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises (Demo)
Roll Right (expected 2016)

Ken Dunn
Cross of Lorraine
The Great Unknown (2015, Self) CDN

Grant Peeples And The Peeples Republic
The Basement Of Her Heart
A Congress Of Treason (2015, Gatorbone Records)

As Waters
As Waters Engulf Us We Reach For A Star
As Waters (2015, Self) CDN

Arnie Naiman
Catch Of The Day
My Lucky Stars (2016, Merriweather Records) CDN

Brother Sun
So Far To Come
Weights & Wings (2016, Self)

Interview: Mike Hill, artistic director of the Mariposa Folk Festival joins us to discuss this year’s line-up. Listen again HERE.

The Milk Carton Kids
Wish You Were Here
(single) (2016, Anti-)

Thomas Hine
Some Notion Or Novelty (2016, THM)

Christa Couture
Alone In This
Long Time Leaving (2016, Self) CDN

Roger Roger
Scott Free
Fairweather (2016, Self) CDN

Bentall Taylor Ulrich
It’s The Little Things
Tightrope Walk (2016, Borealis Records) CDN

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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