Performer Bios

The Sweet Lowdown

Drawing inspiration from folk, bluegrass, and roots music, as well as the natural environment of Vancouver Island, The Sweet Lowdown creates a beautiful and unique sound that ...

The Small Glories

What do you get when you take two well-established solo musicians – one a folkie and the other a rocker – and combine them into a duo? ...

The Outside Track

The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song, and dance has been enthusiastically embraced by audiences around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, the ...

The Lumber Jills

Amélie de Arcos, Janelle Melanson, Machaela Osowski, and Martha Pitre are The Lumber Jills – dynamic, talented young women from Moncton, NB.  The musicians are championship fiddlers ...

The Ennis Sisters

Sisters Karen and Maureen Ennis made their first Lunenburg Folk Harbour appearance at the 2014 Festival and were joined by their sister, Teresa, in 2016.  This year, ...

Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster has a resumé that most musicians can only dream about. She has been nominated for a Best Blues Album Grammy three times in a row. ...

Robert & Bernice Jones

Robert Jones is a pastor, storyteller, teacher, and activist.  He is also a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica, cane fife, and fiddle.  An award-winning educator, ...

Old Man Luedecke

Old Man Luedecke is one of Canada’s best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters. A masterful banjo player with a storyteller’s heart, his narrative-driven folk songs are ...

Matthew Byrne

Matthew Bryne’s repertoire shows the influence of being raised in a family of Newfoundland music-makers.  He carries on the proud tradition of weaving great stories with beautiful ...

Martha Wainwright

Daughter of folk legends Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, Martha Wainwright was raised in a musical family in Montreal.  With an undeniable voice and an arsenal ...

Madison Violet

Combining the talents of Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac, Madison Violet has a unique sound with rich harmonies, skillful instrumentals, and engaging songwriting.  This Toronto-based indie-folk duo ...

Lucy Kaplansky

Musicians often have varied backgrounds, but perhaps none so much as Lucy Kaplansky.  How many musicians can say that their past includes waiting tables and tending bar ...

Les Chauffeurs à Pieds

As the name of this Quebecois group suggests, Les Chauffeur à Pieds (with its double meaning of both “Feet Warmers” and “Drivers on Foot”) will heat things ...

Kim Harris

With a voice that is vast and ever-changing, Kim Harris is solidifying her place in the East Coast music scene.  Originally from NL and now based in ...

Kat Danser

Kat Danser’s music navigates a paddle steamer, from the muddy banks of the Mississippi Delta, downriver toward a big ol’ full moon over New Orleans. Dubbed “Queen ...

John Gorka

John Gorka made his Folk Harbour debut in 2015, and those of us in Lunenburg learned what many have known for some time: John is one of ...

Jeff Davis

Once again, Jeff Davis brings his wit, wisdom, and wry sense of humour to Folk Harbour.  Of course, he also brings his extensive knowledge of traditional music ...

Ian Sherwood

Ian Sherwood is a Halifax-based singer-songwriter who is in a constant state of creative motion.  When the humble and hardworking musician takes to the stage, he delivers ...

Fred Eaglesmith

Acclaimed, Juno-Award-winning singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith is known for crafting songs about vehicles, rural life, down-and-out characters, lost love, and quirky rural folk.  His stories – full of ...

Eliza Gilkyson

Eliza Gilkyson is a Texas-based singer, songwriter, and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk, roots, and Americana circles.  Eliza entered the ...

Earle and Coffin

Nick Earle and Joe Coffin are young musicians from St. John’s, NL, who are setting the blues world on fire with their brilliant guitar playing and soulful ...

Dans l’Shed

Dans l’Shed is a French-Canadian duo that sings about love, humour, and everyday life.  With smooth vocals, skillful instrumentals, and charming personalities, group members Éric Dion and ...

Ced Marty & Dave

Halifax-based musicians, Ced Marty & Dave, deliver a distinct repertoire of blues, ballads, and R&B.  The members of the trio – Ced Upshaw (guitar and vocals), Marty ...

Caribou Run

Caribou Run is a six-piece band from the South Shore of Nova Scotia, featuring Danielle Noble (vocals and keyboards), Drew Moores (vocals and guitar), Corey Thorpe (vocals ...

Ken Matheson Performers:

Alycia Putnam, Cameron Nickerson, Doris Mason, Evergreen, Hodgepodge, Sarah Pound, The Bombadils, The Gilberts, Trevor Pike

Workshops:

Angela McKinnon, Bev Shaw, Eilidh & Paul Buchanan, Leslee Barry