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 Port Fairy Folk Festival and East Coast Music Association working in partnership.
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Dear Port Fairy Folk Festival Friend,
 

The Port Fairy Folk Festival has had a wonderful friendship with the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Canada for many years, and in 2018 the collaboration became stronger where we now work together to promote and profile the outstanding artists from our respective countries. In 2019 as a part of this partnership we presented the wonderful Tomato/Tomato who enchanted and delighted all at the festival. In 2020 we are thrilled to welcome Hubert FrancisElsipogtog Elder and musician who was the 2019 recipient of the Dr Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award at the East Coast Music Awards for his "profound and lasting effect" on the Atlantic Canadian music industry. 

The Mi'kmaw musician upon receiving the award said he has spent his career trying "to introduce people to themselves — their spiritual selves. I wanted to play my music, I wanted to share my teachings and educate the general public on who I was as an Indian man and share our culture first-hand, instead of watching the John Wayne movies — the stereotype Indian, you know?” 

Hubert will be a feature artist in our special First Nations In Songs and Stories concert hosted by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, and will be joined by Archie RoachMihirangi FlemingEmily Wurramara and Brett Clarke. Hubert will also feature in some very special collaborative projects.

2020 is really a Canadian tour de force from the East Coast of Canada to our great South West Coast, featuring: Bob Jensen, The Burning Hell, CÒIG, The East Pointers, Hubert Francis and Ian Sherwood.

The ECMA & BreakOut West “East Meets West” collaboration brings us Winnipeg's award-winning folk duo, The Small Glories and from Central Canada, Tony McManus.

The ECMA has been instrumental in introducing wonderful Australian artists to an international audience including The MaesMark LangJordie LaneWilliam Crighton, Shaun KirkMike ElringtonHarrison StormLloyd SpiegelHat Fitz & CaraDylan WrightCole and Van DijkDieselHenry WagonsRay BeadleAshleigh MannixFergus Brown, and Dead Letter Chorus.

We proudly work in partnership with the ECMA in bringing wonderful music to our audience, and the world.


Warmest regards,

The Program Team. x
2020 CANADIAN ARTISTS
HUBERT FRANCIS
 
BOB JENSEN
 
THE BURNING HELL (CAN)
 
CÒIG
 
THE EAST POINTERS
 
IAN SHERWOOD 
 
THE SMALL GLORIES 
 
TONY McMANUS    
 
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The 44th festival: March 06 – 09, 2020
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