AN ENTICING BAKER'S DOZEN

Here’s a baker’s dozen of 13 more artists including US, Irish, Greek, English and Serbian acts joining top Australian artists in the growing line-up of exciting performers for #ourNFF 2018.  
Performing in Australia for the first time is acoustic duo, Ryanhood (USA) with their rich, folky lead vocals and explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, Chrysoula K. & Púrpura (Greece) bringing together East and West and, Faith i Branko merging the genius of leading Roma violinist Branko Ristic with charismatic, virtuosic UK accordionist Faith Ristic. Joining the register of international acts are high-energy bluegrass quintet Flats and Sharps (UK) and, from Ireland John McSherry and Donal O’Connor Trio.
Today’s announcement also features local heroes Damian Howard, Miriam Lieberman, The Black Swans of Trespass, Button Collective, Royal High Jinx, Horns of Leroy, Squeebz and Dinosaur Time Machine
To see all our current list of artists and to read their bios visit our website. 

 
LEARN FROM THE BEST - 2018 MASTER CLASS SERIES
The National Folk Festival is offering a number of exciting pre-Festival Master Classes in 2018. Bookings are NOW OPEN. 
 
For class descriptions and booking details visit our websitePaul Sartin (Singing), Benji Kirkpatrick (Guitar / Bouzouki), Saul Rose (Melodion), Paul Hutchinson (Piano Accordion) and Andy Rigby (Harp) are presenting classes.
 
Classes will be held off site at Ainslie Arts Centre and will consist of 3 sessions over two days (Wed 28 & Thurs 29 March). These provide a wonderful way not only to connect with some of our international artists in an up-close setting but provide first-class tuition from some of the world's best international musicians/teachers in their respective fields.
 
Booking early is recommended as numbers will be strictly limited.
 
 
EAST POINTERS CONCERT
Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres, The National Folk Festival and Woodford Folk Festival present
THE EAST POINTERS (CAN) in Concert
 
Transatlantic Celtic folk power trio, the JUNO Award winners The East Pointers, are Prince Edward Island fiddler Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and Ontario guitarist Jake Charron. Their second album ‘What We Leave Behind’, released in September 2017, continues to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fanbase around the globe. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and songs, The East Pointers have spent the last two years solidly touring Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia in support of their JUNO Award winning album, Secret Victory.
 
7:00pm, Thursday 7 December 2017
Ainslie Arts Centre

 
LIMITED EDITION FESTIVAL MUG 
Limited Edition ceramic mug sales CLOSING SOON.
This unique mug features artwork by Paul Summerfield and displays the floral emblems of the Festival’s featured states, the Tasmania and Victoria. 
 
The design on this mug is only available by pre-order until 30 November 2017 and can be purchased online by all Festival attendees or by calling the Festival Office on 02 6242 5944.
 
The mugs are only available to Festival attendees and will be ready for collection at the on-site Festival Shop over the Easter weekend. No mugs will be sent via post or hand delivered. 
 
For more information or to purchase your mug visit our website
 
 
PROGRAM ADVERTISING
  The National Folk Festival produces 9,000 souvenir programs for the event. This high quality A4, 78 page, full colour publication is the Festival's main source of information and is widely used by all Festival attendees.   
 
Early Bird bookings for advertising space in the 2018 program are now being taken. The Early Bird Rate for program advertising is available until 30 November 2017.   
 
Book your ad now and connect with our Festival community over five fantastic days. 
 
For more information please visit the website

 
2018 LINEUP
19-Twenty // Amazing Drumming Monkeys // Amistat // Belshazzar's Feast (UK) // Breabach (SCO) //
Bush Gothic // The Black Swans of Trespass // The Button Collective // Cara (SCO/DEU) // Cat and Clint // 
 Chaika // Charm of Finches // Chordwainers //Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt with Jennifer Strutt //
Chris While & Julie Matthews (UK) // Chrysoula K & Purpura (GRC) // The Coconut Kids // Damian Howard //
Daniel Champagne // Dinosaur Time Machine // Faith i Branko (UK/SRB) // Faustus (UK) //
Flats and Sharps (UK) // Fred Smith Band // Frumious // Gina Williams // The Good Lovelies (CAN) // 
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys (CAN) // Harry Hookey with Lucky Oceans & David Hyams //
Hat Fitz & Cara // Horns of Leroy // John McSherry & Donal O'Connor Trio (IRL) // Katey Brooks (UK) //
Lindsay Lou (USA) // Madhouse Circus // Marcia Howard Quartet //Mick Thomas and The Roving Commission // Miriam Lieberman Trio // Pirateman Michael // Rhythm Hunters // The Royal High Jinx // 
Ryan Garth & Emily Wolfe // Ryanhood (USA) // Sparrow-Folk // Steve Poltz (CAN/USA) // Squeebz // 
The Tassie Devil's Own Band //Ten Strings and a Goat Skin (CAN) // The Western Flyers (USA)
 
To view the full performer release to date visit the performer page on the website.  
 
IMPORTANT FESTIVAL DATES
  • Volunteer Applications - NOW OPEN
  • Program Advertising - CLOSES 30 NOVEMBER
  • Limited Edition Festival Mug - ORDERS CLOSING 30 NOVEMBER
 
Join us next Easter for the 52nd National Folk Festival
Don't miss a moment. Just Be There!

29 March - 2 April 2018

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