Tonight Thursday 2 March Ainslie Arts Centre - Elouera St, Braddon ACT.
Concert starts 8:00pm
Bar open pre-concert, during the intermission and for after show drinks.

The Bold Kerryman Tour brings together the musical gifts of Seamus Begley (vocals/accordion), Dezi Donnelly (fiddle) and Matt Griffin (guitar). Experience the passion and intensity that these Irish musicians bring to the stage combined with an intimacy and warmth that will make you feel part of the performance. 
Now only a few tickets still available for reserved seating - BOOK NOW.
There will be very limited tickets available at the door but be early to avoid disappointment. 
For more information and to purchase your tickets please visit the Ainslie and Gorman ticketing website.

The Concert you don't want to miss - TONIGHT!
Can't come for the whole Festival? 
 Just come for the day.
 Access ALL areas 8am - 4am (the following day)
Our full Festival Program is now available on the website so choosing the right day to catch all your favourite acts is even easier. With our discounted day tickets (currently $99 with EB3 discount) you can catch 10 shows for as little as $9.90 a show and still have time to browse the markets, relax in one of our bars or spend time in community arts. Imagine, Jarlath HendersonDubmarineMartha TilstonThe NEO, Low Down Riders, The Spooky Mens Chorale and more all in one day. You'll be spoilt for choice. Day tickets are even cheaper if you have one of our recognised concession cards. See website for ticket information and to book.
Spots Still Available!
Our 2017 Master Classes are filling and numbers will be strictly limited. Eight pre-Festival Classes (Wed 12 & Thurs 13 April)  
Bookings are NOW OPEN until sold out.
Classes and Availability
Daoiri Farrell (Irish bouzouki) -  Limited places
Blackie O'Connell (uilleann pipes / whistle) - Limited places
Robbie Walsh (bodhran / percussion) - Close to filling
Rowan Rheingans (Singing) - Close to filling
Anna Rheingans (French music traditions) - Limited places
Caitlin Nic Gabhann (Concertina) - Places still available
Ciaran O Maonaigh (Irish Fiddle) - Places still available
Cathal O Currain (Banjo / Mandolin) - Places still available
Classes will be held at Ainslie Arts Centre and provide a wonderful way to connect with our international artists in an up-close setting. 
For information & booking details visit our WEBSITE.
We love good food and a major highlight for many at the Festival is the amazing array of multicultural food and drink to be found! Visit our new Food & Drink page to discover our full list of food vendors for 2017. From a late night visit to Yiannos outside the Session Bar, a fresh juice from the iconic Passion4Juice Spikey Dome or trying new treats like grilled salmon sushi, raclette fondue cheese with cornichons and leg ham, or perhaps a raspberry marscapone cannoli, we are sure your tastebuds will be delighted by what's on offer in 2017. 

The Festival is brimming with a world of experiences beyond the music on stage and on the street. Visit Village Life to discover our packed Community Arts Workshop program with new classes for 2017 including shibori fabric dyeing techniques, flower crown making and working with mosaics. Experience, create, learn, and do with our free Community Arts activities running all day, every day. Make your mark on our ever-growing mural, or find out how you can make your own sculpture to join the Lantern Parade, which this year will culminate in fire drawings and a musical celebration in FringeWorld! And don’t forget all the artisan, vintage and global stalls available in our diverse marketplace.
From little things... big things. The National Folk Festival is proud to be an evironmentally sustainable event in the ACT. To further our sustainability initiatives we are taking steps to cut down on the use of paper. This means that in 2017 we will not be providing daily paper printouts of the Program Grid. We encourage all patrons to use our new FREE phone app or to purchase a copy of the Souvenir Program. $1 from every sale of these programs will be donated to Greening Australia.
If you really want just a hard copy of the Program Grid for a particular day you can print this off from our website before you come to the Festival. However, before you print please consider the environment.

If you have ever thought about volunteering at the National Folk Festival, 2017 is the year. Volunteer Applications for 2017 are NOW OPEN!  
Volunteer positions are filling fast with a number of teams now full. The Festival is still seeking volunteers for a number of teams including the Ticket Office, Bar Cashiers, Bar Setup, Gates Wells 7 team, Signage, Venue Management, Volunteer Support, Operations and Bar Stock. If you love music, want to support folk artists and culture or, you simply want to be surrounded by great people, then please join us. In return for a minimum 20 hours of volunteering you will receive a season camping ticket, access to the Volunteer Centre, and the opportunity to become part of our Festival family. 
Volunteer positions are limited so apply early to secure your position and help us create five days in a perfect world. For more information visit the website.

2017 Line-up
To view our full list of performers to date visit the performer page on the website.  

  • Early Bird 3 Tickets - NOW OPEN
  • Volunteer Applications NOW OPEN

Join us next Easter for the 51st National Folk Festival

"Come for the Day, Come for the Weekend, Come for Life"

13-17 April 2017

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