Special concert features award-winning musicians

The Sabir Sisters host this year's Mission Folk Festival music camp

The Sabir Sisters will headline a summer concert that will also feature a long list of Canadian and international award-winning musicians and groups at this year’s Mission Folk Festival.

The artists are taking part in the Sabir Sister’s Mission Folk Festival camp, with partial proceeds to benefit the global human rights work of Amnesty International.

The concert will be held July 23 at the Clarke Theatre.

The event will be the ultimate celebration of roots, folk, and Celtic music and will feature Irish fiddling sensation Liz Carroll, Juno Award songwriter David Francey, BBC Award winner Mairi Campbell, Aboriginal Achievement Award winner Boyd Benjamin, Iain Fraser, the Sabir Sisters and others.

“There is a long history of musicians and other artists supporting Amnesty International, especially around our work to defend freedom of expression. We deeply appreciate the support of The Sabir Sisters in pulling together such an impressive line-up of local and global talent, and bringing us into the picture,” said Don Wright with Amnesty International.

Tickets are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, 32530 Lougheed Hwy. in Mission, and at folkandreels.eventbrite.ca. Advance tickets for adults are $20, and $15 for seniors and children. Tickets at the door will be $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and children. The Clarke Theatre is located at 33700 Prentis St. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.