Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

by | 15 Oct, 2015


DorrigoLogo Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival 23rd to 25th October 2015.

As the summer months draw near it’s clearly festival time. We have a great many bluegrass and old-time music festivals scheduled here in Australia each year, with the likes of MountainGrass in Victoria, Wirrina in South Australia, Manjimup in Western Australia to name but a few.

In New South Wales, the 2015 14th Annual Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is shaping up to be one of the best yet, with an exceptional line-up and some new surprises in store. Each year the Dorrigo Festival just gets better.  The overseas line-up will include The Andrew Collins Trio (Canada), and the return of Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass from the USA.

The Festival kicks off on Friday night with a foot-stomping Community HoeDown Dance in the Main Pavilion featuring one of the country’s best old-time band My-T-Fine Stringband with┬áspecial guests.Chris Henry

The festival also features a list of workshops longer than we have space for. Some of the workshops include:

  • Safety In Numbers workshop offering those not so confident to learn to sing and play along with Jacinta
  • Old-Time and Duo Harmony Workshop with Rod and Judy Jones
  • Dobro Workshop with Peter Fidler and Quentin Fraser
  • Bluegrass Fiddle Workshop with Lachlan and Hamish Davidson
  • Bluegrass Banjo Workshop with Kyle Tuttle, Hamish Davidson, Jenny Shimmin and others
  • Clawhammer Banjo Workshop with Richard Galuzzi
  • “The Subtle Art of Performing and Jamming” Workshop with The Andrew Collins Trio
    and many others.

In addition to the international acts this year, other bluegrass and old-time acts include:DorrigoJam

  • Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band
  • The Davidson Brothers
  • Astro Cobalt
  • Gleny Rae Virus and her Playboys
  • Lee Fielding
  • Little Rabbit
  • Rod and Judy Jones
  • One Up Two Down
  • River Mountain Riot

This year’s Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is larger than ever and one not to be missed if you are into great music and gorgeous countryside.