Updated: Aug 2
The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival announced the lineup for their inaugural "Robinson Emerging Artist Showcase" last Thursday. Ten up-and-coming international Celtic music groups will be showcased during this year's virtual festival.
And guess what? We're one of them!
We'll tell you more about the virtual festival below, but first: we need your help. There is an audience voting component to the 2021 virtual showcase. The two bands with the most votes will be invited to perform in-person at the 2022 festival in Ontario, Canada! We'll update this post with info on how to vote when we learn the details. In the meantime, we've created a Facebook event to help us keep track of festival announcements and share them with you. Remember, every vote will count!
About the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
The 2021 Goderich Celtic Roots Virtual Festival will stream on Facebook and YouTube on Friday, August 6th (7-11pm EDT) and Saturday, August 7th (1-5pm EDT). Here's some more info about the "Robinson Emerging Artists Showcase"from the festival’s press release:
“The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, North America's longest-running pan-Celtic festival, is offering the opportunity for qualified emerging artists to participate in a virtual showcase at this year's festival, to earn a spot to perform live on stage at next year's festival. In keeping with the festival's commitment to Celtic Arts education, the Robinson Emerging Artists Showcase will provide professional development workshops and mentorship by industry professionals throughout the months leading up to the festival, culminating in the week-long Celtic College.”
We cannot adequately express how excited, humbled, and honored we are to have been selected to participate in this showcase. Thank you to everyone involved in judging and putting this event together. We encourage everyone to go follow the Goderich Festival pages and check out the many artists who will be performing during the festival!