Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Online Concerts

by | 16 Oct, 2020 | 2 comments

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The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Inc. has announced Concert Series 2020.

The first segment of this series ‘The DF&BF Inc. Concert Series Presents Old-Time’ will go live on Saturday 24th October at 7pm AEDT on their Facebook and YouTube pages. Don’t forget to go like and subscribe to be sure not to miss this concert!

Daniel Watkins

Daniel Watkins

The concert will feature Cat & Clint, Craig Woodward, Ash, Andy & Mac (USA), Golden Shoals (USA), Daffy’s Porch Pickers, Paul Brown & Terri McMurray (USA) and the Bucking Mules (USA), hosted by The Lyrebirds. If you have attended the Dorrigo Old-Time Music School in the past, you may recognise some of these musicians as tutors. Please tune in to these concerts.

Hosts, The Lyrebirds, are Jenny Shimmin (AUS) and Danielle Vita (USA), a couple of the highest-regarded old-time/bluegrass ladies in Australia. This first Old-Time focused segment will be followed by The DF&BF Inc. Concert Series Hosted by the Dorrigo House Band. You might have seen The Dorrigo House Band perform at the 18th Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival in 2019. The DHB is made up of some Australia’s finest Bluegrass pickers. Led by Daniel Watkins the band is Hamish Davidson, Thomas Kendall, Kat Mear, Paddy Montgomery and Kimberley Wheeler.
The DHB will play host to virtual guests The New Graces, Circus No. 9 (USA), Good Guy Hank (SCOT), Harry Jakamarra & Elwood Gray, Chloe & Jason Roweth, Rachel Baiman & George Jackson (USA), The James Harper Band (SCOT) and Jake Blount (USA).

Organisers are yet to set a date for this second installation in our Concert Series, but no doubt we shall be kept informed.

Keep an eye on their social media, their website and E-Newsletter for further information about The DF&BF Inc. Concert Series 2020.

DF&BF want to ensure that musicians and producers involved are properly recognised for their contributions, both to this project and to the live acoustic music community and seek our assistance to do this.Viewers will be able to make donations via Donorbox as the concerts go live.

It’s a pleasure to be working with Shoelace Creative to bring these virtual concerts to the world. A special shout out to Jules and Ty for their dedication to this project, we most definitely couldn’t have done it without them. We can’t wait to enjoy music with ya’ll again! Thank you for your ongoing support of the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Inc. and this wonderful music community – Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival.



  1. Eric

    It will b good to experience Dorrigo from the West this year. Save us a drive!

    • Greg McGrath

      Indeed Eric – a long drive.