Acoustic action at Dorrigo

ADD a twang to your life later this month.

From October 22-24, it's Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival time, the weekend when the Plateau comes alive with the music and vibes of some of Australia's best acoustic performers.

As always, there are some exciting new inclusions this year – like the Festival Choir, led by the talented Cath Mundy and Jay Turner. There will be two 2-hour practise sessions, so come along prepared to do some vocal work and be ready to perform on Sunday.

On Saturday evening, the inaugural ‘Karifolkie' will take place in the Showground luncheon pavilion hosted by Music Oz award winners, Mothers of Intention. Bring your voice, choose your favourite folk song from an extensive collection and away you go, backed by one of the Festival's hottest acts.

Another first is a Saturday night concert for the younger members of the Festival community showcasing young performers who are already making their mark on the music scene. The concert will feature Stars of Thursday, Annabelle Kay, Ruby for Lucy and Josh Bennett.

The Poets' Breakfasts are back at the Heritage Hotel on Saturday morning and in the luncheon pavilion on Sunday morning.

Poets featured are the award-winning Peter Mace and Gabby Colquhoun.

As always there is a stunning line-up of musicians to entertain you throughout the weekend including the highly-acclaimed indigenous act, the Stiff Gins, the country swing super group, The Junes, plus Bluestone Junction, Miles to Go Trio and much much more.

Workshops are running on both Saturday and Sunday. Festival tickets can be purchased from the Dorrigo Showgrounds ticket office from 3pm, Friday, October 22.

For more information go to: www.dorrigofolkbluegrass.com.au.



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