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  • Collection: Mariposa Folk Festival

Item consists of a poster with a cream background and a large, yellow circle covering most of the paper. In a large, bold, black, sans-serif font in the upper left hand corner is the date 1964. Below, in the bottom left in a much smaller and more…

Item consists of a felt triangular flag with a large yellow circle print with an antique car image featuring the text "1964 concert series Mariposa Folk Festival Inc.

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Item consists of the three page Mariposa Folk Festival program for 1964, held in Orillia, Ontario 7-9 August 1964. The program was most likely designed by Bruce M. Rapp of Promotivation/Industrial Design, with graphic design assistance from Frank…

Item consists of a felt triangular flag with a large red-orange circle at the base, overlaid with a nineteenth century style engraving of a steam engine train arriving at a station, and text in black ink "3rd Annual Mariposa Folk Festival".

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Item consists of the 24 page Mariposa Folk Festival program for 1963, held in Orillia, Ontario from 9-11 August 1963. The program was designed and edited by Ed Cowan with possible assistance from festival designer Larry Schafer. Program includes a…

Item consists of a folded flyer listing events and contact information regarding the 1970 Mariposa Folk Festival, which ran between 24 and 26 July, 1970.

Item consists of a poster for the musical group "Boys of the Lough", who were regular performers at the Mariposa Folk Festival. The poster features an illustration of four men dressed in traditional medieval clothing, each playing an instrument (a…

Consists of audio recording of a concert of Acadian music performed by Edith Butler and Donat Lacroix. Recording begins with a brief history of Acadians by Edith Butler followed by her performance of "Il me n'a voit a l'ecole(?)" and "Le Dix…

Consists of audio recording of a concert performance by Angele Arsenault. Songs include: "P.E.I.O.", "Walking Down the Street", and unknown song, "Toc-toc, toc-toc-toc-toc", "Women Are Beggars", "I'd Rather Stay in the Kitchen...(J'aime mieux rester…

Consists of audio recording of Charlie Chin performing an adaptation of "I've been Working on the Railroad" (trad.) followed by his telling a fable about a man who tries to move a mountain and then performing a song based on the fable (Chris Iijima).…

Consists of audio recording of Rick Avery hosting the Mariposa in the Schools (MITS) workshop, (a program teaching children about folk music) beginning by performing "The Village Pump" with children in the audience singing along. Next Chris Whiteley…

Consists of audio recording of instrumental Chinese music group (Ming Wong, Ming Chan, Janet Chan) performing 6 pieces of music, including: "Going to Suzhou", "The Joyful Prairies" and "The Happy Tidings".

Item consists of a poster advertising a concert called "Eclectricity". In small, black uppercase letters on the top left, the poster reads "Mariposa Folk Foundation Presents:" The background is yellow with large repeated text in an orange, stylized…

Recording of a workshop titled "Improvising Lyrics" featuring David Amram, Steve Goodman and Charlie Chin (it is unclear if Chin actually participated). Begins with Amram beginning with prompts of themes or subjects or objects from the audience. …

Item consists of an audio recording of an interview conducted by members of Radio York with Estelle Klein, artistic director of the Mariposa Folk Festival.

In the interview, Klein discusses her objectives as artistic director of the festival, her…

Image of First Nations performer, filmmaker and activist, Alanis Obomsawin and three other First Nations women in traditional dress speaking and knitting on a stage.

Item consists of the 49 page Mariposa Folk Festival program for 1974, held on the Toronto Islands, Toronto, Ontario from 21-23 June, 1974. The program was designed and edited by the festival's Programme Book Committee, consisting of Joe Lewis, Enoch…

Item consists of the 45 page Mariposa Folk Festival program for 1975, held on the Toronto Islands, Toronto, Ontario, from 20 -22 June 1975. The program was edited by Dick Flohil, designed by Hodges Freeman & Robinson, and advertisments managed by Gay…

Item consists of the 52 page Mariposa Folk Festival program for 1976, held on the Toronto Islands, Toronto, Ontario, from 25-27 June, 1976. The program was edited by Bill Garrett, designed by Sharon Johnston and advertisements were managed by Mary…