The Lumber Jills + Genticorum

  • Talks / Special Events
  • Under Canvas

The Lumber Jills

The 2024 cast of The Lumber Jills are Julie Smith, Katie Macilvena and Sara Nelson on fiddle and piano, and James Nelson on guitar and fiddle. They are proud to carry on the old-time fiddling and step dance traditions of New Brunswick, Canada - from barn boards to stages around the region. Fresh from The National Celtic Festival of Australia and HebCelt, they'll bring jigs and reels galore to Under Canvas this summer.


With impeccable musicianship and an infectious joie de vivre, Genticorum are amongst the most distinctive voices in traditional Québécois music, seamlessly melding fiddle, flute, accordion, guitar, foot percussion and voices. The trio are one of Quebec’s leading traditional groups, having carved a formidable presence amongst the international traditional, folk and Celtic music scenes in their 20+ years.

Explore the full Under Canvas 2024 programme here.

We're committed to making Under Canvas accessible to all so tickets are sold on a Pay What You Can basis with a range of options, and there is also a Child ticket and a no-questions-asked Low Income ticket (limited per session) available. For carer tickets, please contact our Ticket Sales team on 01463 234 234. Tickets are general admission only with both seating and standing space available - to guarantee a good seat, we recommend arriving early.

If you can afford a higher ticket price, your contribution will go directly towards staging the festival, helping us employ over 200 artists.

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