Mission Folk Festival returns for 26th year

After a quarter century of music, the folk festival is still going strong.

The 26th annual Mission Folk Music Festival is set for July 25-28.

The festival enters its second quarter century buzzing with a rich sense of musical wonder as it continues to  find the best, the rarest, the unheard of that should be heard while nurturing local artists and reaching around the globe to bring in the world’s great music.

From Roots and Blues to Celtic and soulful Gospel, the 2013 festival is as rich and diverse as ever.

The festival takes place at the Fraser River Heritage Park (7494 Mary St.) in Mission.

For tickets and other information, visit missionfolkmusicfestival.ca

This year’s lineup features:

 

Roots and Blues:

Jim Byrnes

The Sojourners

Hans Theessink and Terry Evans

Crow Quill Night Owls

 

Women of Song:

Eliza Gilkyson

Mary Gauthier

Lynn Miles

 

World on our Doorstep:

Piccola Band Ikona (Italy)

Briga (Poland/Quebec)

Zhambai (Zimbabwe/BC)

 

Scots and Irish:

Dick Gaughan

Comas

Liz Carroll

Mairi Campbell

 

Made in B.C.

Locarno

The Bills

Oliver Swain & Big Machine

Viper Central

 

New Faces and Young Voices:

The Archers

Band

The Spring Standards

Music BC Festival Showcase

 

Special Guests and Resident Artists:

David Francey

Mairi Campbell

 

Music BC Festival Showcase Stage:

Three of B.C.’s best emerging folk artists will be featured at the festival and by CBC Noon concerts.