Robinson Emerging Artist Showcase 

Congratulations to the five finalists of the 2024 Robinson Emerging Artist Showcase, and a big thank you to everyone who submitted their music and to all our judges!

Our judges narrowed the submissions down to 5 lucky finalists and now it's time to vote for your favourite artist from the videos below! Our winner will take part in a series of Artist Development Sessions before appearing on stage at the 2024 Goderich Celtic Roots Festival.  


Once you have watched all videos, you can vote HERE for the artist you want to see LIVE this August. You can vote once per day and voting will remain open until Wednesday, April 17 at 11:59 PM ET.


Fuelled by the love of all things folk and copious cups of tea, Apolline is a lively group of young folkies endeavouring to bring joy and a little silliness to the world. Equipped with alluring voices, innumerable instruments, and an extensive collection of colourful socks, the group views folk music through fresh eyes. Their debut EP Home Home, released in December 2023, encapsulates the very best of Apolline's ever-growing sound. It honours the traditions of folk music while also recognising and exploring the unique characteristics of the Australian trad scene, which helps Apolline’s own connection to folk traditions grow alongside their genre-bending sound.

Calum MacPhail

Highland accordionist and vocalist Calum MacPhail has been playing music since he was only seven years old. Born in Fort William and spending a number of his formative years living in the Highland capital of Inverness, Calum immersed himself in the music and traditions of the region and spent a lot of his younger years learning from some of the best accordionists in the area. He won the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2021 Original Work of the Year for his single ‘7 Years Old’.

Evie Waddell

Juliette Lemoine & Chris Amer

Matt Tighe

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