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Fired up for the Folk’nFiddle Festival

Featuring Good Lovelies, Small Glories, Shari Ulrich, Ann Vriend, Lache Cercel

The Folkn’Fiddle Festival is back for three days and nights of music June 10-12 in Sidney. Featuring a mix of Americana, Roma-Swing, singer-songwriters, Bluegrass and Cuban music, the festival’s 20 artists and bands have been curated into four gala concerts at The Charlie White Theatre, and three cabaret nights at The Sidney Army/Navy. The second annual Folk’nFiddle Festival will be one of the largest musical events ever held in Sidney.

Headlining artists, the Good Lovelies, are well known to folk and roots music fans with nine critically acclaimed releases, a number-one single, a JUNO Award and a devoted fan base blanketing the globe. The hardworking trio of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Susan Passmore are guitar-wielding songwriters and queens of the goosebump-raising three-part harmony.

They are joined on Saturday, June 11 by the JUNO-nominated Small Glories and prodigious Bluegrass guitarist and singer Ella Korth. The Good Lovelies also play a special matinee concert Saturday with Canadian Folk legend and two-time JUNO winner Shari Ulrich, who headlines Friday night with the Polaris-listed Twin Bandit and two-time Maple Blues award winner Ann Vriend.

Sunday night at Charlie White will be a celebration of instrumental virtuosity and vocal prowess, featuring Romanian master violinist Lache Cercel, a world leader and innovator in the Roma Swing genre, as well as Cuban-born pianist Pablo Cardenas and Vancouver’s Petunia & The Vipers.

For those who prefer to tap their toes or hit the dance floor, The Festival Cabaret at Sidney Army/Navy is the place to be. The Small Glories, Ann Vriend, Petunia & The Vipers, Twin Bandit, Pablo Cardenas and Ella Korth will all perform at the Festival Cabaret, in addition to folk-rock environmentalist Luke Wallace, five-time Grand North American Fiddle Champion Ivonne Hernandez, bluegrass songwriter Jenny Lester and folk-pop piano player Ashley Wey.

Folkn’Fiddle Festival will also be offering a special concert Sunday evening for exclusively double-vaccinated attendance featuring Lache Cercel & The Roma Swing Ensemble.

Tickets available at For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Oliver Swain, 250-858-8661 or