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A toe-tapping musical time at the Montréal Folk Fest

Expect sunshine and all kinds of live music, good food and happy people at the family-friendly Montréal Folk Festival on the Canal this year, June 15 to 19, from genre-spanning indoor shows to three days of free music at a picturesque outdoor venue. The 9th annual Montréal Folk Festival on the Canal starts June 15 with an opening gala with platinum recording artist John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and instrumental in preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music – he’ll be singing those songs and more while deftly playing guitar, banjo, fiddle and mandolin. Check out the future of folk on Thursday night with artists Stefanie Parnell, Alexander Brown and Tamara Weber-Fillion. Friday night is all about letting loose and singing along at A Long, Strange Trip: les chansons de Grateful Dead with acclaimed local artists Joe Grass, Andrew Barr, Brad Barr, Steve Hill, Katie Moore, Li’l Andy and more – it’ll be nothing less than a party. The free outdoor entertainment happens Friday to Sunday on three stages next to the historic Lachine Canal, not far from the Atwater Market and the neighbourhood of St-Henri. With a community-centred vibe and French and English artists from… / Read More →

Spend the night at Montreal’s Folk Fest on the Canal

With summer comes all variety of music festivals, from the action-packed and crowded to the calm and pastoral – this latter kind is exactly what the Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal embodies. The festival draws big names like this year’s headliner Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, and gathers some of Montreal and Canada’s best folk, bluegrass and country-inspired rock musicians to play under the June sun…