Moonfruits—led by Ottawa-based partners Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy—craft contemporary folk, organically alternating between French and English, that addresses our collective humanity with heart, wit, and wonder. This Stingray Rising Star, SOCAN, and Trille Or award-winning group has toured their transportive live show across Canada, the US, and the EU. Recent winners of a Capital Music Award for best Production & Arrangements, they are also nominated for Emerging Act & Producers of the Year at the 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Moonfruits’ sophomore album, Salt (2022), delves into what it means to live, dream, and raise a child in an era of climate change and deepening inequality. It tells the stories of Alex & Kait’s families and the kinds of communities they hope to help build.

Live, expect a dynamic performance with warm, welcoming harmonies ranging from resounding to whisper quiet, innovative arrangements with bowed guitar and banjo, a little knob-tweaking and a hefty dose of family-inspired storytelling. Singing in English and French, we love to open our audiences’ ears and hearts to sounds unfamiliar, and adore a good singalong.