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Songwriter Bonnie Dobson To Be Honoured At Mariposa Festival

The Toronto native wrote many songs over the years, but it is "Morning Dew" that has endured. She moved to the US in the '60s and then to the UK where she resides now. In July, she returns to Mariposa where her career had its start.

Songwriter Bonnie Dobson To Be Honoured At Mariposa Festival

By FYI Staff


Bonnie Dobson, the Canadian folk music songwriter, singer and guitarist, best known in the 1960s for composing “(Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew,” returns to the Mariposa Folk Festival on July 7 where her song will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

"Morning Dew" has had many cover recordings over the years by the likes of Jeff Beck, Allman Brothers and, more recently, Serena Ryder.

Dobson first performed her anti-nuke protest ballad, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, at the inaugural Mariposa Festival in 1961. In 2013, she performed the song with Robert Plant at the Royal Festival Hall.

More about Dobson and her song's induction here; her original album recording can be purchased here and as a digital download from her current record label here.

 

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Drake leaves the court after the NBA In-Season Tournament game between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics at Scotiabank Arena on Nov. 17, 2023 in Toronto, Canada.
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Drake leaves the court after the NBA In-Season Tournament game between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics at Scotiabank Arena on Nov. 17, 2023 in Toronto, Canada.

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