2019 Headliners

Bon Débarras

Festival goers immediately loved the energetic music, dynamic personalities, and captivating stage presence that Bon Débarras brought to Lunenburg for the first time in ...

Joel Plaskett 

Lunenburg native Joel Plaskett’s influences are wide-ranging; it’s not surprising, therefore, that his own music spans indie-rock, singer-songwriter, folk, pop, and more. Critically acclaimed ...

Good Lovelies

It’s often said that a group is greater than the sum of its parts, and when it comes to the musical essence of the ...

The Jerry Cans

Based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, The Jerry Cans create music inspired by life in the Canadian Arctic. The band’s combination of traditional Inuit throat singing ...

The LYNNeS

Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson are both accomplished singers, songwriters, and performers. Combining forces as a duo, The LYNNeS offer heartfelt (and heartbreak) songs, ...

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen hardly needs an introduction for Folk Harbour fans; after all, he has provided many of us our Festival highlight moments. Appearing in ...

Richard Shindell

Singer, songwriter, and musician, Richard Shindell divides his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York’s Hudson Valley. Richard’s songs paint pictures, tell stories, ...

Rita Chiarelli

Dubbed “the goddess of Canadian blues” by CBC Radio’s Shelah Rogers, Rita Chiarelli began performing at the age of 15, toured throughout North America ...

2019 Performers

Cladach

Cladach (Gaelic for “coastline”) is a Mahone Bay-based Celtic quintet. Led by Scottish fiddler Eilidh Buchanan, Cladach blends tunes from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the Shetland Isles. ...

Keara Leary-Daniels

Keara Leary-Daniels has been playing fiddle most of her life. At age three years, the Pleasantville, NS, native was encouraged by her fiddle-playing grandfather to try her ...

Amelie Leefe 

Amelie Leefe is a 16-year-old Parkview Education Centre student who has been singing since she was seven. She is a member of the group Hodgepodge and participates ...

Keith Mullins 

Keith Mullins is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, workshop facilitator, farmer, and father. The Cape Breton native is also an incredibly talented musician who makes others sound better without getting much ...

Jennah Barry 

Hailing from the coastal haven of Mahone Bay, NS, Jennah Barry is one of Atlantic Canada’s surest sirens. The 31-year-old has a knack for crafting true-to-life vignettes ...

Alan Jeffries Band 

Alan Jeffries is a fleet-fingered guitar phenom, and is considered one of the best players the East Coast has to offer. Raised on bluegrass, Alan has performed ...

Nadine Landry & Sammy Lind 

Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind play traditional fiddle music that has been passed on for hundreds of years. Nadine was born and raised in a musical family ...

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald blend Scottish Lowland pipes with Cape Breton fiddle, add some Gaelic songs, and throw in some step-dancing to create a fresh take ...

Jeff Davis 

The roots of Folk Harbour are planted in the shared musical traditions of Lunenburg and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Even as musical styles evolve and change, Jeff Davis is ...

Amanda Jackson Trio 

The Amanda Jackson Trio grew out of friendship that remains at the heart of the band. Amanda Jackson (vocals), Dale McKie (guitar and harmonica), and Todd MacLean ...

Stevens & McLain

Mike Stevens and Raymond McLain are both esteemed and accomplished musicians. Hailing from Sarnia, ON, Mike Stevens was inspired by the sounds of blues coming from nearby ...

The Bombadils

Luke Fraser is a Maritimer from Nova Scotia. Sarah Frank is an Albertan prairie-girl. Together they are The Bombadils, and together they create beautiful harmonies and enchanting ...

Pretty Archie 

The Sydney, Cape Breton-based band, Pretty Archie, is made up of long-time friends Brian Cathcart (lead vocals and guitar), Matt McNeil (mandolin and guitar), Colin Gillis (harmonica, ...

Còig 

Còig is Nova Scotia’s Celtic supergroup. Composed of Darren McMullen (guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, flute, and vocals), Rachel Davis (fiddle, viola, and vocals), Jason Roach ...

Dala

Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine are best friends who met in high school music class in Scarborough, ON. Their musical friendship flourished, and they formed Dala in ...

Don Ross

Don Ross is a masterful fingerstyle guitarist. His discography goes back to 1989 with the release of Bearing Straight and includes 23 more recordings as a solo ...

Jenny Whiteley 

Jenny Whiteley grew up steeped in music, as she often went along for the ride to concerts and festivals where her father and uncle – Chris and ...

Kellie Loder

Kellie Loder is a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter from Badger, NL. She writes immensely poignant lyrics and sets them amidst dazzling melodies. Combining profoundly emotional stories with sparkling anecdotes, ...

Quote the Raven

Quote the Raven is a folk-pop-roots duo from Newfoundland and Labrador. Beginning their musical partnership back in 2011, Jordan Coaker and Kirsten Rodden-Clarke made an immediate and ...

Catherine MacLellan

Daughter of Canadian folk legend, Gene MacLellan, Catherine MacLellan is increasingly carving out her own space in the Canadian musical landscape. A fine singer-songwriter in her own ...