In 2018 we are introducing a shuttle service from Warrnambool to Port Fairy for ticket holders. To enable us to arrange the appropriate service we would appreciate it if people who intend to use this service register an intention of use.
We are delighted to announce that Archie Roach will be launching Dancing With My Spirit at the 2018 festival, featuring an all star line up of long time collaborators including Jen Anderson, Sally Dastey, Craig Pilkington and more.
Back in 1997 Archie released his third album, Looking For Butter Boy. It was recorded on his mother’s ancestral lands in Port Fairy converted into a recording studio. However a couple of years earlier Melbourne based producer, musician and composer, Jen Anderson was asked by Archie’s record company, Mushroom to produce a demo recording of his new songs.
She assembled some of Melbourne’s finest musicians to Newmarket Studios in January 1995. Back at her home studio in Fitzroy she recorded the sublime backing vocals from Amy Saunders, Lou Bennett and Sally Dastey from the Tiddas and Helen Mountfort on cello. This demo recording of what was to be Archie’s third album never saw the light of day… until now.
Called Dancing With My Spirit, the CD and LP will be launched at Port Fairy in 2018, with all proceeds from sales going to the Archie Roach Foundation
Merry Christmas to you...
On behalf of all of us at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, we would like to wish you a happy and safe festive season and a wonderful 2018.
The Committee and all of the team at the Port Fairy Folk Festival