Big Branch 2018

About The Festival

The Big Branch is a gathering of folk musicians and dancers, a festival bringing European sounds to the forests along Lake Ontario near Toronto, Canada. Three days of concerts (bals) with international bands, music and dance workshops, good food, jamming and camping.

2020 Performers

Chabanne France

Bougnat Sound France


Planchée France


Éloise & Co USA

Robert Alan Mackie Canada

Stam, Williams & Mackie 


"Performers and teachers were all top-notch. Same with sound and kitchen!"

"Awesome bands and beautiful nature setting!"

"The community is so welcoming and friendly!"


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All artwork by Kathryn Durst. All photos by Reenie Perkovic.