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Showtime

To Be Announced

Origin

Wolfe Island, Ontario

Genres

Folk, Old-time, Traditional

Connect

Sheesham & Lotus & Son

These new kings of old time are, in a sense, the unofficial mascots of Northern Lights Festival Boréal. Sheesham and Lotus’ commitment to the preservation of music and tradition of the past is indelible. Their tunes are played on jawharps, gourd banjos and homemade instruments like the Contrabass HarmoniPhonium add depth and absurdity to their amazing sound, as they sing into their patented Sepiaphonic Monophone, an acoustical filter into which they project their voices in stupefying harmonies, while playing ragtime and blues in pleasing monophonic delivery. Sheesham and Lotus are an act that has it all, combining astounding musicianship and fearless grooves with a show that is dynamic and entertaining.

A. David MacKinnon

Toronto, Ontario

Afrikelektro

Montréal, Québec • Democratic Republic of Congo

Anique Granger & Mélanie Brulée

Montréal, Québec • Toronto, Ontario

Bahamas

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

Fagroongala

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

Mandala

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

Canada

Minotaurs

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

+ MORE T.B.A.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal: July 8-11, 2021

Past Lineups