Mill Race Festival 2015

The 23rd Annual Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music takes place July 31 – August 2 2015, in the historic downtown core of Galt in Cambridge, Ontario. This free festival is patterned after European festivals whereby the day’s events are held on numerous outdoor stages in the town core. Traditional forms of folk music and dance are the festival’s theme, with emphasis placed upon the various cultures present in Cambridge and surrounding area. The festival runs Friday 7 – 11 p.m., Saturday 1 – 11 p.m., and Sunday 1 – 10 p.m. Admission is free. Check out the line-up below.

The showpiece is the stage at Mill Race Park which is wonderfully reminiscent of an Old World amphitheatre, formed from the ruins of an old stone textile mill on the banks of the Grand River. In addition, there is also the Civic Square Stage, the Children’s Stage, The Galt Room (second floor of Cafe 13) and The Royal Oak Pub Garden. Arts, crafts, and an excellent choice of food and refreshments are also available at the festival site and from the many fine eating establishments in downtown Cambridge. For more information, visit

The Bilge Rats – Bourrée à Troi – Celtic Crossing – Les Chauffeurs a Pieds – Brian Crozier – Phil Elsworthy & Ed Koenig – Everlovin’ Jug Band – The Fair Wind – Friends of Markos – Li Wang Trio – Mary Humphreys & Anahata – Njacko Backo – Sheesham & Lotus & Son – Silk Road Duo – The Tethera Quintet 
- Trio Dhoore – The Young ‘Uns – Forest City Morris  – Green Barn Morris – Orange Peel Morris

Children’s Stage: The Campfire Crew – Crumbly the Clown – Robert Davis – Trolldom – Marky Winstock – Zoe the Clown

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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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