Juniperus - The Fabulist

Categories: Groups and Duos, Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Alternative, Broadway/Theatre, Childrens', Folk


Jeffrey Popiel
9 Minto Pl
Saskatoon, SK, S7L 1C4

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Juniperus - The Fabulist is a performance project with the intention of exploring folk-based genres to musically represent and re-tell renditions of Aesop's fables. With a basis of guitar, singing with different voices in a playful style while incorporating bass clarinet, bassoon and shadow puppetry. Juniperus is set to please audiences looking for a dynamic, and rejuvenating experience.



  • The Fabulist

    Various Artists

    July 2014

    With a year and five months into the project’s beginnings, “The Fabulist” was released on July 10th, 2014 as Juniperus’ official debut full-length release. Inspired directly by Aesop’s fables, the album was created with an intention to channel the spirit of each chosen fable into each new song. Authored and composed by Jeffrey Popiel, every track re-writes its respective 2600 year old fable, simply titled after its translation. Without an intent of any particular genre, the diversity in music of “The Fabulist” is as broad as its selection of instrumentation, ranging from the drudgey blues in “The Crow and the Pitcher,” to folk country of “The Horse and the Groom,” to ethereal ambient folk of “The Moon and Her Mother”.



The Vain Jackdaw

From The Fabulist

The Fox Without a Tail

From The Fabulist

The Horse and the Groom

From The Fabulist

The Dolphins the Whales and the Sprat

From The Fabulist

The Bat and the Weasels

From The Fabulist


  • The Dolphins the Whales and the Sprat

    Juniperus presents their first live video release, featuring Stephanie Unverricht on Bassoon and Jeffrey Popiel on classical guitar and main vocals. The story involved speaks of a sprat, a small type of fish, trying to break up a fight between the dolphins and whales.

  • The Ox and the Frogs

    A fable from the ancient Greek, Aesop, "The Ox and the Frogs" is recreated in a unique way through Juniperus' guitar and bass woodwind composition with live shadow puppetry.