The Miramichi Folksong Festival (t 506 622 1780, w miramichifolksongfestival.com) is held over five days in early August and generally reckoned to be one of the best of its kind, with fiddle music its forte. Passes for the whole festival are around $75 (individual concerts $15–25), with most events held at the Beaverbrook Kin Centre, 100 Newcastle Blvd.

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