Foghorn Stringband and Special Consensus to Play Dorrigo Bluegrass Weekend.
The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival is a three day celebration of local, national and international acoustic folk, bluegrass and old-time music. The festival is a boutique, family friendly event with concerts, workshops, dance and jam sessions. Patrons have opportunities to perform and learn from the best traditional, contemporary and exploratory acoustic music exponents of these genres.
With the festival now recognised across the globe, it attracts artists from the USA, Canada, UK and NZ and Australia, presenting a full program from 6pm Friday evening through to 5pm Sunday.
This year’s event will feature some of the country’s favourite local and international artists including:
The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is the longest running folk festival on the Mid North Coast. All venues are alcohol, drug and smoke free zones. Environmental sustainability is actively promoted. The event will host workshops across the weekend to cater for young and old, including a full program of children’s workshops and activities featuring the much loved Pitts Family Circus.
You can book tickets and camping or find out more from the website.
Old Time Music School:
The Dorrigo Old-Time Music School takes place before the festival. Three full days of workshops emphasize the cultural heritage that informs the music and how it sounds. Tutors in 2023 are Foghorn Stringband (USA/CAN), Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones (USA), and Ian Alexander (AUS), collectively representing a wealth of knowledge, tradition and exceptional skills as acknowledged exponents of the genre. This year’s Old-Time Music School is currently fully booked and organisers are accepting prospective participants to a waitlist.