There are workshops and collaborative sessions galore in 2020, and we are delighted to keep the announcements coming.
This year we are thrilled that Judy Turner will lead the Original Tunes Muster on both Saturday and Sunday. This is a session for composers of instrumental tunes in the trad. sense: jigs/reels/marches/airs/laments/slides and suchlike. Bring your instrument and play a tune (or maybe two) to a circle of other composers who will do their very best to pick up your tune and play along with you. Your chance to air the compositions you are most proud of, that don't get heard enough. Bring written copies of your tune if you want people to take it away, and a recording device (such as your phone!) so you can save the tunes you'll want to add to your repertoire. Inspired by the great Liz Carroll during her recent visit to Australia, look for the Original Tunes Muster at all good folk festivals.
Just announced workshops include Sketching Workshops with Festival Sketcher, Angela Williams, Harmonica with Justin Brady, Ukulele with Stuart Eadie from Aloha Baby, Hula Dancing with Aloha Baby, and two wonderful Language Workshops with Brett Clarke where you will gain an introduction into the beautiful Peek Whurrung Language of the traditional owners of our land.
As previously announced other workshops include Haka for Women with Mama Mihirangi, Dance, Drum & Sing with Cool Out Sun, The Art of Acoustic Roots & Blues Guitar with Nick Charles, Shanty Singing and historical Walking Tour with the Southern Ocean Sea Band, She & The Sea with Oriel Glennen and Irish Set Dancing with Marie Brouder.
To get you in to the flow of the festival on Saturday and Sunday you can start the day at 8:00am with the wonderful True Spirit Revival Yoga Session.
Port Fairy Folk Festival and its extended community is united in this catastrophic fire season and our hearts go out to the regional communities across Australia who have experienced such loss on so many levels.
The Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee has committed $25,000 to BlazeAid
to purchase and fit out a works trailer which will support BlazeAid volunteers to work alongside rural families to help rebuild fences and other structures that have been destroyed.
In addition to the above commitment, throughout the 2020 Festival we will be fundraising for BlazeAid. To learn more about BlazeAid please visit www.blazeaid.com.au
Port Fairy Folk Festival.