Dear Port Fairy Folk Festival Friend,
In 2019 we will be welcoming outstanding artists from around the world to our glorious Port Fairy. We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming to the festival for the first time one of Ireland’s most acclaimed female performers Mary Coughlan. Joining her from the green isle is the sensational Daoirí Farrell with his trio. Other festival debutants hail from Canada, and include Tomato/Tomato, Mélisande [électrotrad] and Basia Bulat, who is the inaugural exchange artist with Calgary Folk Festival. We are also thrilled to be presenting Bongeziwe Mabandla from South Africa and multi Latin Grammy award winner Gaby Moreno. Festival highlights will abound!
Renée Geyer will make a welcomed return to the festival, and for one special concert she will join Stars, and perform with them a massive highlight from the iconic Andrew Durant Memorial concert from 1980.
... And wait for it, there is more. Festival favourites Les Chauffeurs à Pieds will be sure to bring the houses down with their spectacular Quebecois music. From the USA we are delighted to welcome Front Country and Red Tail Ring, and from our own fair shores we welcome back Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, Mark Lang, Marcia Howard Band, The Weeping Willows and so many more magnificent artists to be announced.
2019 will once again be a treasure trove of music with new discoveries and favourites from our rich and luxurious festival history.
Yours in excitement,
The Program Team x