Thursday, 1 March 2018

BMC and a selection of members gigs @ 2018 National Folk Festival, 29th March to 2nd April, 2018



Saplings sessions -
Workshops Friday, Saturday & Sunday (
Billy Moran Tent)
Concert Sunday (Central Park)



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Songs from the Australian Tradition.

Song Session in memory of Dennis O'Keeffe 12.30 t
o 2.30 ,Friday to Monday,  Session Bar

 

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From our friends in the Victorian Folk Music Club (est. 1959 as Victorian Bush Music Club)

The Billabong Band, Australia's oldest bush band presents Songs of the Victorian Goldfields



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A selection of members gigs


Margaret & Bill Winnett, Sydney Irish Dance Ensemble 60th Anniversary

In 2018 the National Folk Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Sydney dancing couple Bill and Margaret Winnett for their significant contribution to enriching folk music and culture in this country. 

A lifetime of dancing

Margaret began Irish dancing in 1957. Bill and Margaret met in 1964 and were out dancing five or six nights per week including performing with the Sydney Irish Ceili Dancers. They married in 1970 and joined Sydney Colonial Dancers in the 1980s and Sydney Playford Dancers in the 1990s.
Irish dancing is their first love and since 1989 they have made twenty-one trips to Ireland, attending summer schools, dance workshops and Ceilithe, immersing themselves in traditional Irish dancing culture. Together they share their absolute love of traditional Irish dancing with as many as possible and have travelled extensively in Australia and overseas doing just that.Piazza, Friday 2-3,



Piazza, Sunday 12-1pm



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Festival Bush Orchestra, Festival Hall, Friday to Monday



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Chloe & Jason Roweth

Trocadero, Friday 11.30 - 12.30



Trocadero, Saturday 8.10 - 9pm



Scrumpy, Monday, 5.30 - 6.20
 

 

KidzFest,  Monday, 2.30 - 3.10


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Bass Strait Ball


The Dividing Range Dancers from the ACT and NSW have an enduring interest in the dances of early Australia, including dances from the convict era, pastoral expansion, gold rushes and the growing cities. This year they have collaborated to present a program featuring dances from the southern states.

The Bass Strait Ball
Dance programs from colonial Victoria and Tasmania included couple dances, quadrilles and set dances. The display will showcase some of these dances.



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Singing Sessions, Thursday  & Sunday nights,





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Participation, Friday to Monday





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Community Hymn Singing, The Terrace, Sunday



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Scottish Ball, Coorong, Friday



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The Bottlers

Friday, Borderland, 9.40 to 10.30pm



Sunday, Scrumpy, 5.30 to 6.20



Monday, Scrumpy, 9.30 - 10.20pm


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