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A big May hello to our beloved Folkie Family!

So much is going on in our festival world - we hope you're all doing well as winter begins to hit in the Southern Hemisphere!

While there are still over 300 days to our 2022 festival, the team are full steam ahead working on booking, planning and developing our return. We can't wait to see you all back next March. Make sure you get your tickets now - early birds have almost flown north for the winter, so save a few dollars and get your tickets right now!

There is lots going on in and around Port Fairy, so let's get on with the news....



An Evening With The East Pointers - Live at The Harvest Home Festival
 
Just days after they played the Port Fairy Folk Festival in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced The East Pointers to postpone and cancel 18 months of touring to support their new album, "Yours To Break". Not ones to let a bad situation determine their fate, in October 2020 The East Pointers launched the first annual Harvest Home Festival in Prince Edward Island, Canada.   

“An Evening with The East Pointers - Live at the Harvest Home Festival” is a digital concert experience filmed at the festival and featuring behind the scenes conversations with the band about their roots, music, and what the future holds for the band. 

On Sunday May 23, the Port Fairy Folk Festival presents “An Evening with The East Pointers - Live at the Harvest Home Festival”. Tickets on sale May 11 at www.EastPointers.ca!


Help shape our Kids Program for 2022
 
We love to see so many families get down to our festival each and every year. We know the importance of keeping the kids happy and that a great festival for kids means a great festival for everyone. We'd love to hear from our folkie family about this area of programming as we get everything ready for our return!

What do you (and your kids!) want in 2022? More face painters? Less face painters? More kids music? More activities? Now's your chance to tell us what you want to see in 2022.

Simply email your suggestions to kids@portfairyfolkfestival.com and we'll do our best to make it happen!


Shoelace Sessions Return in 2021
 
During our March Concert Series, we pulled a few artists aside, set them up in some lovely locations around Port Fairy and in conjunction with our creative partners Shoelace Creative, asked them to play a Shoelace Session for us. 

We've got some great performances to share with you, and first cab off the rank are the gorgeous Charm of Finches. Check out their performance of "Where Do The Ducks Go?" on our YouTube channel right now!



Mandolin Orange are now Watchhouse


They may have changed their name but they have not changed their plans to travel from the USA to Port Fairy in 2022!

Mandolin Orange are now known as Watchhouse - the name comes from a memory, a place where the artists spent memorable, secluded and meditative time as teenagers.

We can't wait to hear and see Watchhouse play in Port Fairy in March.



Folk Talk Academy Launch


Our friends from English Folk Expo have announced an exciting new initiative - Folk Talk Academy.

A new online learning initiative, Folk Talk Academy is a virtual college campus providing a learning hub for artists and industry which gives them access to a broad range of music industry expertise to equip them for their career in folk music.

Folk Talk Academy is free and available to all, and all lectures will be closed captioned. Check it out now!


Stay Up To Date with the Folkie All Over the Internet!

If you're reading this, you're probably signed up to our email list (though do share this with your mates so they can stay up to date too!).

And no doubt you already 'Like' our Facebook page, and maybe our Instagram too? Perhaps even Twitter?

But did you know you can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel?  We've got heaps of great content to keep you warmed up over winter and excited about the 2022 festival.  You can subscribe right here.

Plus we've also got a Spotify page!  We'll be putting together heaps of great playlists and new stuff for you to listen to in coming months, so make sure you check it out.
The 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival - March 11 - 14 2022
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