More Artists Added to The National Folk Festival in Their Christmas Announcement

Mustered Courage
Image Courtesy of Mustered Courage

Christmas is almost here and the National Folk Festival has a very special gift for you – another artist announcement! And it’s one of our favourites so far!

This time around the National Folk Festival has added festival favourites the London Klezmer Quartet, traditional celtic flautist and singer Nuala Kennedy, the eclectic Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, stunning singer songwriter Lucie Thorne, bluegrass fusion masters Mustered Courage (above), award winning folksters Oh Pep! and the indomitable Spooky Men’s Chorale.

The National have also announced a bunch of artists from the 2015 feature state NSW including Mike McClellan, Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus, Christine Wheeler and Friends and Andrew Hull.

Add to that a fine International contingent with New Zealand’s Helen Webby and Davy Stuart and Finland’s Pekka Mikkola.

The National Folk Festival takes place over the Easter Long Weekend from the 2nd to the 6th April 2015. For more information check out the official site here.

Port Fairy Announces First Round of Artists for 2015

John Butler
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March 2014 feels like an age away but that doesn’t mean it’s not time to start planning for the folk festival season – and to make your life a little easier the Port Fairy Folk Festival has announced its first round of artists for next year.

The lineup is headed up by Christine Anu, John Butler Trio and Charlie Musselwhite and also includes the likes of All Our Exes Live In Texas, Ami Williamson, Ash & Bloom, Bobby & the Pins, Catherine Britt, Chris While & Julie Matthews, Enda Kenny Band, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson, Himmerland, Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus, Jeff Lang, Jodi Martin, Jordie Lane, Lake Street Dive, Mark Seymour & the Undertow, Marlon Williams, Maru Tarang, Sharon Shannon Band, Steve Poltz, The Black Sorrows, The Chipolatas, The Orbweavers, The Yearlings and We Two Thieves.

The Port Fairy Folk Festival takes place in Port Fairy, Victoria from the 6th to 9th March. For more information and tickets check out the official site here.

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