There is a new music festival coming to Ontario this year in celebration of Canada 150. Greenbridge Celtic Folk Fest will bring Cape Breton and Irish roots into the spotlight on August 25 & 26, 2017. The festival is organized by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy. The festival is part of the Canada 150 Passport program, and tickets can be purchased here.
After years of performing at festivals around the world, Leahy and MacMaster want to bring an event to Canada that will truly celebrate their musical culture, specifically from their Cape Breton and Irish backgrounds.
“Roots music feeds the soul. For me, coming from Cape Breton and seeing how plentiful it is there, I want that for this area and feel compelled to bring it to the people here. What an awesome weekend of talent and culture we will have, hand-picked by Donnell and myself from our many musical friends!” Says MacMaster.
The festival will feature performances by Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy, Rhonda Vincent, Dervish, The Double Cuts, Next Generation Leahy, Evans & Doherty, Natalie MacMaster’s Cape Breton Jam Band, and David Rankin And The Gaelic College, with more to be announced soon.
Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival
2097 Heritage Line, Keene, ON
Friday, August 25 – Doors @ 2pm / Performances @ 5pm
Saturday, August 26 – Doors @ 10am / Performances @ 1pm
Two-day Adult passes: $100
Two-day Teen passes (13-18 yrs.): $50
Limited single-day tickets to be available in the coming weeks:
Friday Adult: $60
Friday Teen: $30
Saturday Adult: $75
Saturday Teen: $37.50
Children 12 and under: free
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.