The Marigolds

The Marigolds

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

“Gwen Swick, Caitlin Hanford and Suzie Vinnick have pooled their considerable individual talents to form a group that is pretty well impossible not to love.”
Barry Hammond/Penguin Eggs Magazine

Biography


Charismatic!

The Marigolds are Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick & Caitlin Hanford. Three of Canada's top singer/songwriters combine their talents to form a riveting ensemble. Accompanied by drummer Randall Coryell, the Marigolds are part bluesy, part jazzy and part traditional country and bluegrass. They specialize in angelic harmonies and gutsy playing, delivered with skill and grace. The Marigolds are a roots-music supergroup in full bloom.

The Marigolds have received the following nominations:
Best Roots and Traditional Album - 2011 Juno Awards
Vocal Group of the Year - 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Each one of these women has loads of charisma, talent, versatility...a very powerful performance, indeed. They are simply a joy to work with, and to have at your festival.
(Don Osburn/Artistic Director, Deep Roots Festival, Nova Scotia)

Instrumentally the lineup features Suzie Vinnick on lead guitar, Caitlin Hanford on rhythm guitar, Gwen Swick on electric bass, and Randall Coryell on drums.

The Marigolds have performed at concerts and festivals across Canada, including Mariposa, Home County, Blue Skies, Folk Harbour in Lunenberg, NS, Northern Lights, Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife, and the Vancouver Island Music Festival.

All members of the Marigolds enjoy solo careers, and in music festival settings, they welcome opportunities to perform as solo artists as well as the Marigolds.

Audiences love the Marigolds for their diverse repertoire, lilting harmonies and captivating instrumental work. Each Marigold brings a unique gift to the musical table and, as a group, they run with that diversity. They have fun onstage, and it shows.

The Marigolds have a genuine affection for the timeless and classic genres of traditional country and bluegrass, Appalachian ballads and the blues. They celebrate this rich history on their second CD, Thats the State Im In. The fourteen original songs are a inspired journey through lost love, found love, redemption and optimism.

Such beauty and pure brilliance doesn't come along oftenfive out of five stars.
Maverick Magazine (UK roots magazine)

Through festivals, radio airplay and concert venues, the past several years have witnessed the joy audiences have found in the Marigolds music and, thus, their rise in the Canadian roots music arena.

Lyrics

May Your Life Be Ever Blessed

Written By: Gwen Swick

May Your Life Be Ever Blessed Gwen Swick

May your spirit be ever peaceful
May your mind be still, at rest
Your arms open and willing
May your life be ever blessed

May sorrow never linger
May you survive every test
May friends comfort and surround you
May your life be ever blessed

May your heart beat ever strongly
May your wrongs be ere confessed
May doubts fall away, diminished
May your life be ever blessed

ooo--ohhh
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May the world treat you gentle
May kindness be your quest
May love forever guide you
May your life be ever blessed