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Musical Happenings on The Folk and Bluegrass Scene

Dorrigo folk and Bluegrass Festival Inc. are well on the way to presenting the 16th Festival , to take place at the Dorrigo Showgrounds and various locations throughout the town.

The dates for this year’s festival are the 27th,28th and 29th of October. We are also working at holding a Folk Music workshop before the festival featuring some of our overseas guests.

In the meantime the music continues and we have something lined up for the next four months. We hope that you and some friends will get to one at least of the gigs. We have already presented The Whitetop Mountaineers from Virginia and local artists Montgomery, Church and Alesa Lejana, both evenings were wonderful and inspiring with lovely companionship and stories.

But to the present and we are very lucky to be able to host on April 5th at Food Angel Café from Denmark, Fromseier+ Hockings.

Bookings are recommended and $50.00 covers the duo and a delicious meal.fromseier hockings

Ditte Fromseier and Siegfried Hockings met in the Copenhagen Folk-session scene and have since played together in numerous constellations. Invited to play at The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Scotland in 2010 as a duo they realised that the duo was an outstanding way to challenge themselves and to create new original music.

Since then they have toured the world and developed an extremely rare natural intimacy in their music.

Ditte comes from the little island of Bornholm, trained as a classical and folk violinist and has a Master of Arts from The University of Limerick and from The Carl Neilsen Academy in Denmark.

Sigurd comes from Alken,Jutland and inspiration for his very individual and accomplished playing style comes from both Scandinavian and Celtic music tradition

In May there is the chance to come and have breakfast in the evening as The All Day Breakfast Stringband from Montreal visit Dorrigo.

 all day breakfast stringband

June sees Sally and George , from the U.S on Saturday 3rd of June

 sall and george

and then in July we are holding a fundraiser for the Megan Hall on the 29th featuring The Pitts Show,The Barkersvale Brothers and Watling and Bates.

More news of these other great evenings as they get closer.

We are very lucky and privileged that these performers choose to stop in to Dorrigo as part of what is quite often a hectic schedule between larger Festivals and concerts.

Please come along and share your company and friendship whilst supporting live music .

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