Julian Taylor is a musician who defies categorization. He doesn’t fit neatly into a box; he never has, and it’s one of his strengths. Over his 20-plus year career, the Toronto-based singer-songwriter has proven to be equally at home with a full band belting out electrified rhythm and blues as on a folk stage, delivering a captivating singer-songwriter set. One thing that is certain is that Julian has established himself as one of Canada’s greatest troubadours. His 2020 recording, The Ridge, resonated deeply with listeners; it got him JUNO Award nominations, earned him a Canadian Folk Music Award, and gave him a spot on the prestigious Polaris Music Prize list. Julian’s 2022 recording, Beyond the Reservoir, is highly personal, filled with vulnerability, perseverance, love, and hope. Julian appeared in our 2022 Weekends at the Opera House series, showing his remarkable ability to deliver songs that touch the souls of listeners. This is his first Folk Harbour Festival appearance.


Friday – 1:00 p.m. Lunenburg Opera House (90-minute Circle – Stories about the Land with
Sechile Sedare H , Burnstick, Julian Taylor, and Sherman Downey)
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. Central United Church (90-minute Alma Houston Talks – The Craft of
the Song with Sherman Downey, Kristen Martell, and Julian Taylor)
Saturday – 3:00 p.m. St. John’s Anglican Church (50-minute set)
Saturday – 9:20 p.m. Main Stage (40-minute set)
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. Main Stage Tent (one song Sunday Morning Gospel Concert)
Sunday – 1:00 p.m. Lunenburg Opera House (90-minute Circle – Tale of the Travelling Minstrel
with Julian Taylor H , Lynn Miles, and Lloyd Spiegel)