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Michael Hill is the artistic director and the vice-president of Mariposa, and has been an organizer with the festival since 2000. He lives in Orillia, Ontario.
Provides a well-rounded and in-depth discussion of the MFF's fifty-six-year history. Readers will come away with a better understanding of the live music industry in Canada. * CAML Review * I had long thought that the real stars of Mariposa were the people doing the hard work of getting the festival up and running - often against formidable odds. This is an entertaining journey through intrigue, highs and lows, and warm musical memories. Mike has done a great job of chronicling it all! -- Murray McLauchlan * Canadian singer-songwriter * Hill has been the festival's "unofficial" historian for a few years now, putting together pieces on the storied history of Mariposa * Orillia Packet & Times * The Mariposa Folk Festival deserves its own story, and who better to write it than long-time artistic director, Mike Hill. With passion, flare, and an obvious love for folk music, Mike Hill beautifully chronicles the legendary festival's rich history. An important story, masterfully told, to be savoured and revisited. -- Terry Fallis A rare look behind the scenes at the nitty-gritty managing of a folk fest. -- Sarah Greene * Exclaim * If you have any friends in the Canadian folk music community, you're bound to find them quoted in Hill's lengthy - and often entertaining - interviews. * National Post * Hill has written a fascinating, often intriguingly detailed account of a unique, but fragile, Canadian cultural event. * Penguin Eggs * Mariposa artistic director Michael Hill provides an interesting history of this enduring event. * Toronto Star *