Back to her roots and early Irish music
Loreena to make rare appearances at Ontario summer folk festivals
On this St. Patrick’s Day ☘️ Loreena is pleased to announce she’ll be harkening back to the roots of her early years and performing some of her most traditional Celtic songs this August at three folk festivals right in her own backyard.
She’ll appear at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival on Saturday, Aug. 12, the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival in Owen Sound on Friday, Aug. 18, and the Muskoka Music Festival in Gravenhurst on Saturday, Aug. 19. Tickets are on sale now.
Loreena will be joined at the folk festivals by special guests The Bookends, a Stratford-based Celtic band.
These performances are a rare occurrence for Loreena, who will be presenting 60-minute sets at each festival, largely featuring her early repertoire of traditional songs, as well as a few tunes by The Bookends.
“It will be a bit like going back to ‘touch the stone’ performing some of these traditional songs which inspired me so many years ago. Besides, this is really in my backyard,” says Loreena. “I first began performing in folk clubs in Winnipeg and folk festivals are in my blood. I miss them terribly and am so looking forward to being a part of them again this summer.”
The Bookends also performed with Loreena on her recent Under A Winter’s Moon Tour. Members of the band – who have previously appeared at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival – are Errol Fischer on fiddle and banjo, Miriam Fischer on piano and accordion, Cait Watson on whistles and flute, Pete Watson on guitars and Romano DiNillo on Bodhran.