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Saturday 10:30 pm


Troy, Nova Scotia


Celtic, Dance, East-Coast, Fiddle, Folk, Traditional


Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Having both played the festival on their own, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will headline together Saturday July 9th. Natalie MacMaster is a globally acclaimed Canadian legend and is one of the world’s top fiddlers while Donnell Leahy is the incendiary musical leader of the double-platinum selling family band Leahy. Their past performances at NLFB are still among the most talked about, and their 2016 appearance also promises to be one for the books. The pair are happily married, bringing together two of the ‘royal families’ of east coast music. With roots planted deep in Cape Breton Island, this fierce fiddling duo couple command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary. The ‘first couple of contemporary celtic music’ will be performing songs from “One”, (prod. by Bob Ezrin) their recording debut as a duo, as well as a selection of reinterpretations from their expansive catalogue of celtic music.

A. David MacKinnon

Toronto, Ontario


Montréal, Québec • Democratic Republic of Congo

Anique Granger & Mélanie Brulée

Montréal, Québec • Toronto, Ontario


Toronto, Ontario

Brian Dunn

Sudbury, Ontario

Chuck Roberts

Sudbury, Ontario

Cindy Cook of Polka Dot Door

Toronto, Ontario

Collective Roots – Meltdown Winner 2016

Noëlville, Ontario

Dale Pepin's Story Socks

Sudbury, Ontario

Digging Roots

Barrie, Ontario

Dwayne Trudeau

Sudbury, Ontario


Sudbury, Ontario

François Lemieux

Elliot Lake, Ontario

Frederick Squire

Sudbury, Ontario

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Montreal, Québec

Hugh Jazz

Sudbury, Ontario

Jeff Stewart & Community Drums

Sudbury, Ontario

Jennifer Holub

Sudbury, Ontario

Josh Turnbull

Sudbury, Ontario

Kate Maki

Sudbury, Ontario

Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire

Moncton, New Brunswick


Sudbury, Ontario • Toronto, Ontario

Martine Fortin – Meltdown Winner 2016

Sudbury, Ontario

Matt Foy & Little Sir Echo

Sudbury, Ontario

Mike Petersen’s Good Old Fashioned Punch & Judy Show



Guelph, Ontario

Murder Murder

Sudbury, Ontario

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Troy, Nova Scotia

NLFB Arts Village

Northern Ontario

Northern All Stars Steel Pan

Sudbury, Ontario

Orkestar Kriminal

Montréal, Québec

Paul Dunn

Sudbury, Ontario

Pretty Archie

Rose-Erin Stokes

North Bay, Ontario

Sheesham & Lotus & Son

Wolfe Island, Ontario

Steven Page

Toronto, Ontario

Sun K

Toronto, Ontario

The Amazing René

Sudbury, Ontario

Union Duke

Toronto, Ontario


Northern Lights Festival Boréal: July 8-11, 2021

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