Excitement is brewing on every level as we get closer to opening our wonderful festival. Of course the festival would not be the same without themed concerts and its much loved traditions which always have a contemporary twist, celebrating what folk music and culture is all about.
A special themed concert for this year will be The Seeger Sessions lead by the wonderful John McCutcheon. In 2019 he released 100 years of Pete Seeger, a tribute to his friend and mentor. This special concert event will also feature Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert, The Maes and special guests.
In keeping with our Year of Scotland celebrations, Tim Whelan’ s Welcome will feature the stunning Lake School Stars of 2020 - Cara, and Claymore.
Of course there is also our wonderful Meet The Guests hosted by Paul Petran, a highlight of the festival which features wonderful stories, spontaneous improvisation and always creates magical and memorable moments, and is a wonderful way to get your Saturday underway. In 2020 Paul will take you in to the worlds of Emily Wurramara, Joseph & James Tawadros, Grace Petrie, Michael Veitch, Sibusile Xaba and Susan O’Neill – SON.
The Candlelight Concert at St John’s Church commenced in 2017, and in 2020 this special event will feature our 2020 Artists of The Year, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse and Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award winners Saije. It will be divine!
In 2020 our Women Out Loud concert will shine once again and features a stellar line up: Eleanor McEvoy, Gina Williams, Grace Petrie, Judith Owen, Oriel Glennen and Sarah Carroll, hosted by YolanDa Brown.
Of course we will be presenting another stunning Blues and Roots In The Round, a rip roaring Family Ceilidh, and many more workshops & themed concerts to be announced.
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