Go North Music Festival Band Spotlight: Harrow Fair

If you love Great Lake Swimmers, that doesn't mean you'll love Harrow Fair.

If you love Sunparlour Players, that doesn't mean you'll love Harrow Fair.

But if you rebel against the "if you love this then you'll love that" mentality like we do, and instead love when two great talents come together to form something old and something new, then you'll absolutely love Harrow Fair at the Go North Music Festival on July 14 (that's less than a month!).

We first experienced the fortuitous union of Great Lake Swimmers' flame-haired former fiddler Miranda Mulholland and Sunparlour Players' Andrew Penner in 2016 at Home County. After the revelation that Mulholland has a voice as wicked as her bow, their stripped-down, hometown tent revival sound and powerful duets made us repent and then put their album A Call to Arms on repeat.

Go North Music Festival Band Spotlight: Fast Romantics

Of the three top-billed bands playing the Go North Music Festival on Sat., July 14, Toronto's Fast Romantics are the only one we haven't seen. Their live show gets a lot of love though from the R3 crowd, and we've heard enough to know they can write a pop song like nobody's business. SOCAN agrees: they won the foundation's national songwriter prize for "Julia" in 2016.

Mark your calendar: Go North Music Festival, July 14

St. Joseph Island, Ontario is a long way from Detroit and Windsor. But when we heard about the Go North Music Festival and saw this year's lineup, we knew N2DS2W had to go north on Sat., July 14 to support it. Stay tuned as we highlight Go North's sophomore appearance on the summer music festival scene in the coming weeks.