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The Mariposa Folk Festival

A History

By Michael Hill

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Format: Paperback
Other Information: Index; 38 Illustrations, black and white
Published In: Canada, 30 May 2017
A look at folk music's legendary home ground. From Pete Seeger to Serena Ryder, the musicians who have graced the stages at Mariposa have carried on a living tradition of folk music connecting the sixties to the present day and tomorrow. Featuring interviews with the people behind the scenes and artists like Gordon Lightfoot and Ken Whitely.

About the Author

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.


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 - 20170518 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 Mariposa artistic director Michael Hill provides an interesting history of this enduring event. - Toronto Star A rare look behind the scenes at the nitty-gritty managing of a folk fest.--Sarah Greene "Exclaim " 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 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 "

EAN: 9781459737730
ISBN: 1459737733
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 1.3 centimetres (0.38 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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