15th Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival.

by | 11 Jul, 2016

This coming October sees the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival celebrate its 15th Year. The organisers are gearing up for yet another great festival and ask Bluegrass and Old-time music supporters and pickers to have a look at their line up for this year.

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival has enjoyed the support of a great number of people over the years and currently have a keen and energetic committee driving festival preparations and planning.

“Dorrigo”, as the festival has become known as, has presented and attracted musicians from all around Australia. While the word “Folk” features in the festival name, there is little doubt that the festival has provided huge opportunities for audiences to see their favourite Bluegrass and Old-time bands on stage showcasing their music. So too have the many jam sessions that take place over the weekend.

More recently, the festival has played a major role in bringing some fine younger players from the U.S.A. and helping to tour them around to other venues and festivals. This is an initiative that the organisers plan to continue while working together with other festival organisers to share and provide additional performance opportunities for these performers.

The 15th Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival has an outstanding line up performances by Australian Bluegrass and Old-Timey bands and s well as an exciting contingent from the U.S.

Check out the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival website to get inspired and plan a trip down to Dorrigo on the 21st, 22nd and 24th of October.

Here are just some of this year’s line up:

Mike Compton (U.S.A.)
Jerry Salley (U.S.A.)
10 String Symphony (U.S.A.)
Haywood Billy Goats (U.S.A.)
Bluegrass Parkway
Kristy Cox
The Company
The Black Mountain String Band
Slim Dime
Barkers Vale Brothers
John Flanagan
Montz Matsumoto and Friends
Ash and Andy
Appalachian Heaven Stringband
 Sunny and the Dark Corners
Alesa Lajana
Wayward Angels
Redlands Bluegrass Boys