Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival 24th, 25th & 26th October 2014
We welcome old and new Festival patrons to Dorrigo Mountain for an intimate and friendly three-day weekend of acoustic music featuring some of the very best Folk and Bluegrass and Old-Time country musicians from around Australia and overseas.
It's a time when our picturesque Dorrigo showground comes alive with concerts, workshops, dancing, jamming, impromptu performances, poetry and children's entertainment.
The 2014 13th Annual Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet - with an exceptional line-up and some new surprises in store. Each year we aim to improve on the last, and this year will be no exception!
Fresh Dorrigo mountain weather, a wonderful atmosphere, an outstanding line-up and responsive crowds all combine to make it one of the most highly regarded events on the Australian festival circuit - big enough to draw world-renowned artists, yet relaxed, intimate and accessible enough to be known as "a Great Little Festival".
This year we will be extending the scope of The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival by featuring more brilliant performers from the USA – home of Bluegrass and Old-Time mountain music, adding their extra dimension of experience and authenticity to the mix.
As well as the Main Pavillion Stage, the recently renovated Luncheon Pavillion Stage, and the "Tallowood Venue", we will also have a new "Mini Big Top" Circus Tent Venue, allowing for more intimate acoustic performances, and more "blackboard spot" opportunities.
The Festival kicks off on Friday night with a foot-stomping Community HoeDown Dance in the Main Pavilion. In keeping with being a family friendly event, tickets for the Community Hoe-Down Dance are only $25 for a family.
"Fire, Friends and Fiddles"
Recently Kelly Stoner produced a particularly sweet short video documentary that captures the essence and atmosphere of the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival. You can view it HERE on Vimeo.
Upcoming Concerts in Dorrigo
On 20th September 7pm at The Old Gazette Theatre we will be presenting a one night only concert featuring the amazing Ari and Mia Americana Sister Act from Boston USA, along with with The Lucy Wise Trio featuring Lucy Wise, Chris Stone and Holly Downes (from The String Contingent).
This will be a night of extraordinary musicianship and song craft - one not to be missed.
We are very privileged to have them appearing at Dorrigo as part of their combined Australian Tour which mainly includes just the Capital Cities.
Adult Tickets $25, Youth $15
For bookings please call 6657 1224 (leave a message)
Check their websites for more info:
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Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With 15 studio albums, multiple ARIA awards, a decade of local and international touring, Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.
Working without a set list and allowing the unique energy of each night to shape the songs, Lang’s live shows have become much talked about, always taking the audience along for the ride. His Dorrigo show will be a special one you will not want to miss.
Tickets $25 and $20 concession
You can book at The Festival Ticket Office over the Festival Weekend, or Ph 6657 1224 and leave a message, or Tickets at the door
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"Dorrigo Mountain Pick"
Would you like to get together with an informal group of Old-time, Country, Folk and Bluegrass enthusiasts for a fortnightly "in the round" jam, pick and singalong. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is usally a range of ages and experience levels present - from new folk through to seasoned veterans... each week has its surprises...
Dorrigo Mountain Pick is on every second Sunday from around 1:30pm to 4pm at "A Touch of Country" Cafe, Dorrigo - For further details please contact Bridget 6657 1224
The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival - A "Regional Flagship Event for 2011" - through Tourism NSW
Festival Artwork by Marilyn Wall