Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 – Artist Update # 1

See who’s in the first Port Fairy Folk Festival announcement

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Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017

10 to 13 March 2017

The 41st Port Fairy Folk Festival, 2017 will once again be a celebration and showcase of music and culture which consumes the magnificent township of Port Fairy on the south coast of Victoria.

The first group of artists announced who will join the festival for this very special weekend include Patty Griffin (USA), Deborah Conway & Willie Zygier, Don Walker, Eddi Reader (UK), Gawurra, Mundy (IRE), Dori Freeman (USA), Folk Uke (USA), Manu Delago (Austria), Nhatty Man & Gara, The PINKS play the Blues, Sarah Carroll & The Left WingTash Sultana, Vika & Linda and The Waifs

Another group has since been announced – Van Morrison’s ‘Masterpieces’, presented by Vince Jones & The Astral Orchestra, paying homage to two of Van’s most acclaimed albums Astral Weeks and Moondance.  International artists who will be in Australia for the first time; the UK’s Roo Panes, Ireland’s The Young Folk, Canada’s Les Poules a Colin and Netherlands’ Bazzookas.  Other international guests include The Jerry Cans (CAN) who took Australia by storm in early 2016, the much-loved Seamus Begley Trio (IRE) and Phil Wiggins (USA) with Australia’s own Dom Turner – more to come.

Some of Australia’s finest as well such as Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart, Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission, Neil Murray, Suzannah Espie, Kerri Simpson, Barb Waters & Alison Ferrier, Fem Belling, Yirrmal and Miss Amber & Stukulele.

From the folk circus to theatre and visual arts, the festival is an all-ages, family friendly, community celebration of cultures, people, words and music.  It is a regular sell-out event and is one of the most famous and iconic gatherings in Australian roots music, not to mention the oldest.

 

See who’s in the first Port Fairy Folk Festival announcement

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Author: Rob Dickens

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