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Mission Folk Fest ft over 3 days: Jim Byrnes and the Sojourners, Terry Evans, Crow Quill Night Owls, Liz Carroll, Piccola Band Ikona (Italy), Mairi Campbell, Briga (Poland/Quebec), Eliza Gilkyson, Zhambai (Zimbabwe), Lynn Miles, Dick Gaughan , Mary Gauthier, The Comas, Locarno , The Bills, Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE, Viper Central, The Archers, The Spring Standards, David Francey, Hans Theessink (with)

Sat. July 27th 2013 @  Fraser Valley Heritage Park Mission BC (All Ages)
Presented by: Mission Folk Festival

Briga (Gypsy Folk)

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Briga is the daughter of a Polish father, and a Québecoise mother. Born in Québec and raised in western Canada before her return to Montréal, Briga’s music is a reflection of her fragmented identity: a hybrid of songs written in French and English, all accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European and Romani folk soun... more info

Lynn Miles

Canadian singer/songwriter Lynn Miles, who is known for her plaintive singing and melancholy muse, is often compared to the likes of Shawn Colvin and Lucinda Williams. The Ottawa native entered Carleton University with the intention of studying music, but soon dropped out to write songs and perform at the bars and coffeehouses of Canada's capital c... more info

Dick Gaughan

"DICK GAUGHAN has never been easy. The songs he delivers ask questions that some listeners may have thought never existed - so they may not, instantly at least, know the answers. When the answers duly come, delivered in a voice that throbs with a unique kind of controlled, vibrating passion, he can shake the most complacent mindset out of its skull... more info


Best known as the front man for Vancouver’s The Paperboys, guitarist-vocalist (and Juno winner) Tom Landa has latterly been exploring his half-Mexican roots via a hot new Latin band named Locarno. The DNA of Locarno comes from a mixture of traditional Mexican and Cuban son, while the style combines elements of folk, pop, and all things Cuban. ... more info

The Bills

From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, renowned among folk music fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and refreshingly innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe. more info

Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE (Folk-Noir, Americana)

Oliver Swain, a Juno and WCMA nominated Americana and Folk-Noir musician from Victoria BC spent a dozen years in some of North Americas most loved roots bands(Outlaw Social, The Duhks, The Bills) before releasing 'In a BIG MACHINE' in 2011 to rave reviews “Oliver Swain's brilliant vocals and genre-agnostic style make 'In a BIG MACHINE' one of the... more info

Viper Central (Bluegrass/Old-Time)

Featuring stellar lead breaks, tight vocal harmonies and high-calibre songwriting, VIPER CENTRAL is an all-star acoustic string band that takes "that high lonesome sound" to original & exciting new places. more info

The Archers (Folk-Rock)

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“The Archers, or if Mumford and Sons had sons: With influences drawn from the softer side of the rock spectrum, The Archers merry brand of music brings together warm harmonies, direct lyrics and pointed guitars. If the groups' aim with "The Sun Will Rise" was to create winning whimsical folk-pop, then The Archers have hit their target.” - Steve... more info

David Francey David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail ya... more info
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