Musical event to set tone for York-Mariposa partnership

York University and the Mariposa Folk Festival are working together to preserve and promote Canadian folk music and art history.  

A special musical event featuring performances by Mariposa Folk Festival alumni David Bradstreet and David Woodhead will be held at noon at the Scott Library on the Keele campus Wednesday to announce the details of this unique partnership.

Left: David Bradstreet

The Juno Award-winning Bradstreet composed Valdy’s hit song Renaissance (Let’s Dance That Old Dance Once More) and is renowned not only as a performer but as a producer of such talents as Jane Siberry and the late Colleen Peterson.

Right: David Woodhead

Woodhead started his musical career as a bassist in the Perth County Conspiracy and has worked with many of Canada’s best contemporary folk artists, from Stan Rogers and Valdy to Don Ross, Oliver Schroer and Betty and the Bobs.