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St Albans Folk Festival 2014

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St Albans Folk Festival 2014

st albans folk festival 2014

Pack your wheels and head out for a spin to St Albans for the day, or for a weekend getaway between Thursday 24 and Sunday 27 April 2014.


Because you'll want to be part of the St Albans Folk Festival.

Enjoy four big days of traditional and contemporary folk music, Australian bush music, workshops, music performances, dances and children's activities. The program is jam-packed featuring local and international musicians. What's more, there will be market stalls full of food, produce and other goodies. So why not spend a couple of days here taking advantage of everything the Festival has to offer?

For more information about the event, head to the St Albans Folk Festival website. Make sure you check out their full program and start your planning now.

The following pages outline some of the exciting stuff at the Festival so read on.


st albans folk festival 2014
St Albans Folk Festival Facebook page

Thursday highlights include the Volunteers Concert at 2.30pm showcasing the fantastic team of volunteers. So come and witness their talent at the Marquee. Then make sure you stay around for the welcome and opening address by Colin Lyons at Welcome to Country, which will be followed by a concert.

As Friday is Anzac Day there'll be a special performance by Chloe and Jason Roweth of songs from their album The Riderless Horse - An Australian Impression of World War I.

Other Friday specials include Poets Breakfasts (also on Saturday and Sunday) and John Dengate Tribute Concert. So whether you like a bit of poetry or enjoy a bit of folk music there is something here for you.

Music lovers will be busily enjoying various concerts on Saturday as the day program is jam-packed with performances at the Marquee, Church, School of Arts and Fickle Wombat. Talented artists including Chris Gillespie, The Wheeze & Suck Band, Dave O'Neill, Sparrow Folk, and Greg North to name just a few, will be making appearances throughout the day.

Whatever you do, don't miss out on the angelic voices and heavenly harmonies at the A Capella Concert at 4pm or the Comedy Concert from 6pm at Trantric Turtle.

And Sunday features the Chorus Cup which promises to be a fantastic show with teams battling it out on the stage with their most creative chorus song. The show starts at 9.30am at the Marquee.


st albans folk festival 2014
St Albans Folk Festival Facebook page

Dust off those dancing shoes and get ready to tear up the dance floor at the festival to the music of Ryebuck on Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday at 7pm. Whether you need a refresher course in dance steps or want to learn a few new steps before the dance party, there are workshops during the day which will be perfect for you.


st albans folk festival 2014
St Albans Folk Festival Facebook page

Well, it's workshops galore at the festival so you'll probably want to print out the workshops schedule and start marking the ones you're interested in.

Singers may be interested in Dirt Road Choir with Christina Mimmocchi and The Morrisons; songwriters should register for Enda Kenny & Lindsay Martin, Grimick and Nerds & Music; and double bass players should join in Rapt. In addition, you can learn about ragtime instruments, alternative tunings for acoustic guitar, improvisation with ragas and the basic steps for playing clawhammer banjo. With so much on offer, there's something here for everyone.


st albans folk festival 2014

Saturday and Sunday offers a fantastic range of kids activities. There are workshops for clothes dying, flamenco dancing and lantern making, which will keep the young ones busy on Saturday. And don't miss out on the performance by Glen and Lainey and the Lantern Parade.

Children can enjoy all sorts of awesome things on Sunday including face painting, beach games as well as workshops. So make sure you bring your kids along.
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Why? To enjoy four big days of music, workshops, kids activities and dancing.
When: Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 April 2014
Phone: 02 4341 4060
Where: St Albans, NSW, Australia
Cost: From $5
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