Folks tune in to festival

THE car park was full, the camping was overflowing and the venues were packed.

By all indicators Dorrigo's Folk and Bluegrass Festival just got popular.

“It was great seeing the festival so busy,” organiser Bridget Sommers said.

“We're very happy with the attendances and the Tallowwoods and Tollywongs Project was well-received.”

She said the project, which aimed at bringing local history alive, had been a highlight.

“Folk music is all about history and giving the next generation links with the past.

“It was wonderful seeing Betty Sawtell up on stage yodelling and the kids singing their songs.

“The project was all about keeping that song going along and I think we achieved that.”

In fact ideas to keep the festival going along are coming thick and fast - a performance space for the older folk, maybe a youth venue - who knows. Other high points were the talented Ami Williamson and the action-packed performances of bluegrass duo, The Davidson Brothers.



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