Tenth Annual

Princeton Traditional Music Festival

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August ~ 2017









August 1, 2016
We've got a strong lineup with over a hundred performers and some great workshops.

January 1, 2016
This year is going to be our 9th and work has already begun.

June 6, 2015
Festival yard sale on Saturday June 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

January 4, 2015
Performer's forms are now posted on the Aplication Form page. The deadline for applications is April 30.


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June 13, 2014
Ride sharing offers an environmental plus and a wonderful opportunity for social interaction. Send a note to ride@princetontraditional.org and we will try to coordinate people.

June 6, 2014
Performers' biographies are now on-line for all to see. Read them here.

March 30, 2014
There's a new page about our privacy and with a clear explanation of how you can post as guest (or any name you like) without having to log in. See the privacy page here. If you forget how to do it, the bottom of the right column has the same link on every page, as well as one explaining in pictures.

Important Links

Vancouver Folk Song Society  For singers, musicians, and people who like to sing with others.
The Victoria Folk Music Society  This site has great listings.
The Mudcat Café  The busiest forum. Covers it all. Great conversation.
The British Columbia Folklore Society  Collects and preserves folklife and folklore.
Seattle Folklore Society  Traditional arts in the Seattle area. Since 1966.

Watch a video of "The Princeton Song" performed at the 2015 Festival.



Riders from Hope








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The Festival

Admission is FREE.  Events are held on several stages in the centre of Princeton and begin on Friday evening with a public street dance and an Irish ceili band. Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday there's a potpourri of concerts, workshops, and jams.

The Scene

This event is primarily for and about the performers. Traditional Music lacks venue in the west, so players, singers, dancers, and fans are willing to travel in order to meet up. Professional performers are making personal sacrifices in order to be here, but the many people who come just to listen attests to the unique value of this event. For those new to the Festival please have a look at the Our Story page to learn about how it started and what Traditional Music means to us.

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The Place

Nestled among rolling hills of ranchland, the little town of Princeton is the gateway to the Okanagan. About 300 km from Vancouver, it is the first town after Hope along the Crowsnest Highway. Summers are hot and dry - just what we like for our festival which takes place mostly in the streets.

Donate

In addition to the sponsors, this festival is primarily supported by hard work and artists who perform for free. However, we aim to pay for artist's meals and at least part of their transportation costs. Please consider contributing in order to help maintain this important cultural event.

Become a Member

You can support the continuing operation of the festival by buying a $10 membership.

Volunteers

Every year we need a stage crew, MCs, office staff, and many other important helpers. If you want to be part of this exciting event in this way, please let us know. volunteers@princetontraditional.org

Vendors

We encourage the sale of food, crafts, art, and more at the Festival. Please contact the Vendor Coordinator. vendors@princetontraditional.org

Sponsors

Funding for the Festival comes from donations, as well as grants from the Town of Princeton, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, the Province of British Columbia, and the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program of Canadian Heritage.

We thank you all!

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