Esther Pennell

Since her performance in Montreal at The First People's Festival in 2015, Esther Pennell has been on a path of musical self-discovery. She has graced the stages in Montreal every year since that first performance. Her folk bluegrass vibe and a voice that has often been compared to Joni Mitchell has been entertaining her fans all over Quebec and Northern Ontario.

Esther’s life experiences are the catalyst for her songs about feminine resilience, heartache and joy. Staying grounded through her spiritual connection with the natural world and drawing inspiration from her east coast Mi’kmaq heritage, Esther’s unique style on the 5-string banjo makes her an innovator and a fresh presence in the world of folk music.

Songs of strength, love and connection to heritage are Esther's gift to all of us.


Friday, August 9 2019 - 12:00 pm
Place des Festivals

Sunday, August 11 2019 - 8:30 pm
Place des Festivals

Monday, August 12 2019 - 9:30 pm
Quai des Brumes

Friday August 9, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, Place des festivals, alternating with Sam Ojeda + Buffalo hat singers

Sunday August 11, 8:30pm Québecor stage