For more than four decades the legendary Maldon Folk Festival has been drawing crowds from throughout Australia and internationally. Parents who brought their children to those early events are now joined by their grandchildren, but the appeal of this vibrantly classic event reaches all generations. This is a long weekend of music, dance, and interactive workshops with a wide variety of activities around the historic town.
The program of performers boasts some of the best known musicians, story tellers and poets of the folk scene together with emerging artists and bands. Names such as Eric Bogle, who has appeared at every major Folk and Country music festival in Australia and overseas. Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter, has in just over 10 years enjoyed platinum selling albums and been nominated for multiple awards. Add a fresh, hard driving young band from the USA beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass is Mile Twelve. While Melbourne’s exciting Gypsy Dance band, The Royal High Jinx, will drive their passion for music and fun through your soul. And the list goes on. Full details can be found on the Maldon Folk Festival website, where you can also purchase tickets. It’s worth noting that ticket numbers are limited this year, so the organisers suggest that patrons get in early to avoid missing out. Held from the 3rd to the 6th November – this is a fantastic weekend in one of Victoria’s most historic towns.
Visit http://www.maldonfolkfestival.com for more.