The Full National Folk Festival Program Revealed

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Can you believe Easter is under two months away? Crazy times! With that in mind The National Folk Festival last week officially launched their 2014 program with well over 200 artists announced.

To recap the international contingent includes Woody Mann (USA), Damien Dempsey (Ireland), Tift Merritt (USA), Lindi Ortega (Canada), Old Man Luedecke (Above, Canada), Eleanor McEvoy (Ireland), Fásta (Quebec/Ireland/Scotland) and The Alaskan String Band (Alaska).

Not to be outdone the local additions to the lineup include a bunch of Timber and Steel favourites including Jordie Lane, Kate Fagan, The Little Stevies, Heath Cullen, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Castlecomer, The Mae Trio, The Barons of Tang, The Davidson Brothers, Tolka, Bernard Carney, The Ellis Collective, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Archie Roach, Joseph Tawadros Trio, Leah Flanagan, The Lurkers, Margaret Walters, Martin Pearson, The Morrisons, The Rusty Spring Syncopators, Sarah Humphreys, Sparrow Folk, The Stetson Family, Takadimi, Trouble in the Kitchen, Zeptepi and many many more.

The National Folk Festival has also announced the recipient of the National Folk Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award is folk veteran Margret Roadknight.

The National Folk Festival takes place at Exhibition Park in Canberra from the 17th to 21st April. Check out the official web site for more information.

National Folk Festival Announces Next Lineup of Artists

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Late last week the National Folk Festival announced their latest round of artists for 2014 and it may be their most exciting yet. Joining an already packed lineup will be brand new headline additions – Australian legend Archie Roach, Canadian singer Lindi Ortega and USA blues master Woody Mann.

Joining them will be a wealth of Timber and Steel favourites including Ange Takats, Castlecomer, Leah Flanagan, The Little Stevies, Martin Pearson, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, The Morrisons, The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Stetson Family, Tolka (above), Zeptepi and many many more.

All of these artists join an already amazing lineup – check out the offcial site here for more information. The National Folk Festival takes place at Exhibition Park in Canberra from the 17th to 21st April. The full list of new artists are below:

Archie Roach, Lindi Ortega, Woody Mann, Ange Takats & Band, Castlecomer, Danny Spooner, Dylan Hekimian, Enda Kenny, Gregory North, Grimick, Jane Thompson, Kamerunga, Karen Lynne Bluegrass Circle, Kent Daniel and Bill Wiseman, Leah Flanagan, Little Stevies, Margret RoadKnight, Martin Pearson, Mick Flanagan, Pants Down Circus, Perth Scottish Fiddlers, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Riley Lee and Jeff Peterson, Robert Zielinski and Cliodhna Ni Ruairc, Round Mountain Girls, Silkweed, The Morrisons, Steve and Ros Barnes, The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Rhymer from Ryde, The Stetson Family, Tolka, Ukes of Today, Wedderburn Charming Emus, Zeptepi

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