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Maldon Folk Festival 2018

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This is a huge festival that has so much going on
Do you love folk music? Do you love to dance? You can do all this at the Maldon Folk Festival. Located in Central Victoria, this festival has been held annually for more than forty years now!

Each year, it is a long weekend of brilliant entertainment at affordable prices and it is suitable for all age groups.

The festival atmosphere is great to experience and with such a range of music, dance and entertainment, you cannot help but enjoy yourself in the historic National Trust classified Maldon township.

At this festival, it will be four days of folk music, dance and interactive song and dance workshops, as well as various other activities around the Maldon township. There will also be poetry and spoken word events, chalkboard sets, busking, bush dances and an instrument maker's exhibition.

The entertainment will be in several venues and all venues have access for people with a disability. There will also be markets, food stalls, bars and roaming entertainment for the whole weekend. And for the children, there is a dedicated venue with music and craft activities. In other words, the Maldon Folk Festival has a unique friendly atmosphere that caters to all ages.

The festival will be on 2nd to 5th November 2018 in Maldon. It will start at 6.30 pm on the first night and go until 11 pm on the 5th. There will be more than 50 acts across 12 stages and the first of these acts has been announced:

RORY FAITHFIELD is currently a resident of South Western Australia after many years based in Ireland. Rory Faithfield has Irish heritage and performs with his acoustic guitar, harmonicas and a loop station. Rory sings romantic, wistful songs with great sincerity.

THE SWEET SORROWS are an Irish band, who tour right throughout the world. They have a mixture of original and traditional music. They are very popular, humorous and have great vocal harmonies.

BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTERS combine a love of tradition with creations of new and meaningful old-time music.

BRYANT & BROWN are an extraordinary foursome who play old-time music.

JENNY MITCHELL won awards when she was just 19 years old in her hometown of New Zealand. Jenny is one of New Zealand's brightest musical talents. Jenny's love for storytelling through song is noticeable in her writing. She was influenced in her younger years by American artists such as Hank Williams, The Dixie Chicks and Gillian Welch. Jenny is a songwriter who sings alt-country, and folk in her own captivating style.

ERIC PURDIE - COMEDIAN AND STORYTELLER will have you in stitches as he tells his stories and amuses you!

LUKE ROBINSON is our 2017 minstrel award winner. Luke is a singer-songwriter who has a powerful bass voice accompanied by acoustic guitar. He varies his style from folk to country and rock. He also sings great topical lyrics and ballads.

SUZETTE HERFT has a sublime voice and she sings heartfelt, soulful, and original songs. She was born in Sri Lanka and is now living in Melbourne. Suzette has a joyful and natural charm which shows in her singing.

MARTIN PEARSON is an extremely funny person and a Piscean folk singer. His performance is often satirical and will keep you amused as well as enthralled as he tells of current events in his own special way.

There are many, many more performers at this folk festival and you can read about them all at this link.

Cost is $150 for adults and you can book your accommodation here.

This is going to be a festival that is well worth attending, so make sure you book your tickets here.
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Why? For a good time, and great music
When: From 2nd to 5th November, 2018
Where: Maldon
Cost: $150
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