Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Announces First Round of Artists for 2014

Sal Kimber
Image Courtesy of Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel

The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival isn’t until the weekend of the 17th October but that doesn’t mean it’s not time to start getting excited. This week the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival announced two very important details for 2014 – the release of their Super Earlybird Tickets (until 31 August) which will see you able to snap up a weekend pass for just $75 and the names of the first confirmed artists.

The artists announced for Kangaroo Valley so far include Fred Smith, Enda Kenny Band, Martin Pearson, Bajaly Suso from Gambia, The BordererS, Liz Frencham, Nick Rheinberger, Glenn Cardier & Christian Marsh, The Wheeze and Suck Band, Michael Waugh, Paul Greene and the Other Colours, Sparrow Folk, Penny Larkins and Carl Pannuzzo, Salvation Jane, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel (above), Danny Spooner, Crystal Barreca and many more to come.

For more info on the festival and to get your hands on Super Earlybird Tickets check out the official site here.

Folk By The Sea Announces First Round of Artists

Folk By The Sea
Image Courtesy of Folk By The Sea

This September the industrious folks behind the amazing Illawarra Folk Festival will be hosting a brand new event at Kiama on the NSW south coast called Folk By The Sea. The event will replace Folk in the Foothills (previously held at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge) and will feature some of the nation’s best folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music over the weekend of the 27th, 28th and 29th September.

Folk By The Sea will feature five venues operating around the Kiama Showground Pavilion and the first round of artists has just been announced including Ted Egan, Casey Donovan, Pat Drummond, Nick Rheinberger, The Rusty Datsuns, Fintan Vallely (Ireland), Riogh and more to come.

Tickets for the festival are already available (a Friday/Saturday ticket will set you back $50 and the Sunday is free) and you can find them, plus lots of extra information, on the official web site here.

Nick Rheinberger and Art Rush at The Gaelic Club (Upstairs)

Nick Rheinberger
Image Courtesy of Nick Rheinberger

The Gaelic Club (Upstairs) has a folk storm on its hands this Friday the 26th August when multi-instrumentalist Nick Rheinberger descends on Sydney’s most exciting up and coming venue. Rheinberger has a reputation as a diverse and exciting performer on the folk festival circuit and is often seen on stage with a rack of instruments including ukulele, baglama, charango, dobro and a resonator guitar.

Rheinberger will be joined on stage by Andrew Rankin on the double bass and Tom Corban on drums for a set of original songs described as “acoustic cabaret”. In the support slot will be ukulele evangelist Art Rush.

For more information on this and other gigs at The Gaelic Club (Upstairs) like them on Facebook.

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