Mariposa, The Grand Dame of Folk Festivals, has another fine line-up this year. The festival has a great knack of pairing up-and-coming new artists with more well known established artists. The organisers also challenge the idea of folk music by adding into roots artists from across the globe. Brother Sun, Catherine MacLellan, Colin Linden, Dave Gunning, David Amram, Dirty Dishes, Fortunate Ones, Jeffrey Foucault, Jon Brooks, Josh White Jr., Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band, Murder Murder, Rita Coolidge, Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son, Sussex featuring Rob Lutes, Ten Strings & a Goat Skin, The Milk Carton Kids and Vance Gilbert are among the acts already announced. Add in workshops, several stages, intimate showcases, vendors, crafters and a beautiful location on the shores of Lake Couchiching in Orillia and one can understand why its celebrating its 56th anniversary.