The second album Sociable Butterflies is now available. Related concert tour dates coming. Click here for early bird orders.

Feb. 1, 2019, 9:15pm-10pm: Papilio plays at the Halifax Celtic Music Festival.

March 30, 2019, 8:00pm (beginners' tutorials start 7:30pm):  Papilio is the house band for Halifax Contra Dances at All Nations' Church, 2535 Robie St., Halifax NS.

Very happy to have Allie Bennett as our guest bassist on the upcoming album.

Selected Recent:


Finishing the last of the tracking for the second album,
​Jan. 2018 - a set of polskas with guest pianist Alistair Maksym

Aug. 18, 7:30pm: Full concert at the West Dublin Hall, Lunenburg County, NS with Jude Pelley, for Seaside Folk.
Aug. 19, 2018, 2pm-5pm: Papilio in concert with Rose Nadira, Halifax Public Gardens. Part of the Public Gardens Summer Concert Series.

June 2, 2018, 6pm: Higgins School of Highland Dance fundraiser, St. John-Evangelist Anglican Church, Sackville NSNov. 4, 2017, 2pm: Papilio gave a Cookie Concert at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince St., Lunenburg NS. Families welcome.
Apr. 25-27, 2018: Ceilis for Atlantic Festival of Bands.
Mar. 24, 2018, 2pm: Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.
​Jan. 27, Mar. 10,, and April 21, 2018, all 8pm: House band for Halifax Contra Dances at All Nations Church, 2535 Robie St., Halifax NS.
Oct. 7, 2017, between 6pm-11pm: Lunenburg Oktoberfest on behalf of the Boxwood Festival.
Sept. 30, 2017, 7:00pm: Full concert at Knox United Church, Lower Sackville NS.

Sept. 16, 2017, 8:30pm: Papilio played at the Halifax Celtic Festival.

March 18, 2017, 8pm-10:30pm: House band for Halifax Contra Dances. All Nations Church, 2535 Robie St., Halifax NS
April 28, 2017, 7pm: House band for AFB Kitchen Party​ at Murphy's on the Water, Halifax.

Nov. 5, 2016, 6:30pm at The Nook & Cranny, Truro NS: Papilio showcased at Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro NS.

Oct. 8, 2016: Oktoberfest in Lunenburg, NS:

Not many recording studios feature a backyard trampoline...

Jen, John, Anthony, and Phil at Stonehouse Sound, Mahone Bay NS

Also, congratulations to our guitarist Phil Schappert on the release of his new solo album of finger-style guitar original compositions, "One Size Does Not Fit All"! This is a wonderful collection and we are very proud of him. Check it out at BandCamp, and check out Phil's website.

Making a music video with Katy Hopkins of Analog Songs ​of Stan Roger's "The Giant"