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The National Folk Festival Cancelled

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.StepIntoHistory.com.au is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
Published March 2nd 2020
Update March 18th 2020
Obviously this has been cancelled but keep it in mind for next year.

Fun for all ages
If you like traditional music and dancing, this is a fabulous festival to attend.

National Folk Festival, dance, music, folk, fiddle, concerts, Canberra, Easter
Billabong Band from Victoria. All images from website


This Easter, Canberra Exhibition Park will be home to 20 venues holding over 750 individual concerts showcasing a diversity of musical genres as diverse as acoustic, bluegrass, roots, blues, Celtic, country, indigenous, world and gypsy. Contemporary folk will be playing alongside the best of vintage folk and older traditions.
National Folk Festival, dance, music, folk, fiddle, concerts, Canberra, Easter
Cloudstreet



Spoken Word venues provide everything from yarns, storytelling, talks and poetry to bush and slam.

National Folk Festival, dance, music, folk, fiddle, concerts, Canberra, Easter
John Peel, Bush Poet


For dancers, there will be performances and workshops from many genres - bush dance, American contra, colonial, Irish, Scottish, Maori, Flamenco, Bavarian, tango and bellydance. There is also a dance competition where you can join in and dance newly written dances while the judges ponder the winners.

National Folk Festival, dance, music, folk, fiddle, concerts, Canberra, Easter
Dividing Range Dancers


Street theatre abounds. You never know who or what you will see around the corner - buskers, puppets, acrobats or Morris Men.

National Folk Festival, dance, music, folk, fiddle, concerts, Canberra, Easter
Morris Men


The Big Top hosts the Not For Kids Kid's Show, the Circus Death Match and more.

National Folk Festival, dance, music, folk, fiddle, concerts, Canberra, Easter
Amazing Drumming Monkeys


Instrument Makers display and sell their wares at the festival. Check out the program - there is so much happening! Food stalls are plentiful so you don't need to bother with self-catering.

National Folk Festival, dance, music, folk, fiddle, concerts, Canberra, Easter
Food stalls abound


On-site camping is available or find a hotel or Airbnb. Light rail connects the festival site from all parts of the city being only 12 minutes away from the city centre. There are also bike paths.
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Why? Music Dance Entertainment
When: April 10 -13
Where: Canberra
Cost: see website
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Congrats on the milestone, Lynne!
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