Honouring Our Roots
Supporting activism and social justice at the Festival
Long-time Festival goer and political activist Brian Emery believed in the power of folk music to help change the world.
Dying from a rare cancer in 1988 he wanted to leave money to help bring political artists to our stages and the Brian Emery Fund was born.
Even though he didn’t live to see them, in 1989 Brian’s fund brought Palestinian artist Mustafa al Kurd and Nicaragua’s B-Cuadro to perform.
Since then his legacy has lived on. If you share Brian’s passion please support this fund and direct your donation to the spirit of social justice at the Festival!