28 July 2013

THE TALLBOYS Ghosts at Williamstown Races

The Tallboys performing at the Substation for the Folk Festival.

20 July 2013

Newport Folk Festival Saturday Morning - Stories and Sourdough

Festival Volunteers Celebrate a Job Well Done

 Last Friday night July 19 the folk club hosted a bbq and drinks night for all of the Volunteers whose energy and varied contributions lead to such a successful 6th Newport Folk Festival.  Despite being a really cold and really wet night 40 volunteers and committee members came out to the Scout Hall at 6.30 - the fire was blazing and so there was plenty of warmth in the room and a lovely friendly and welcoming spirit of celebration and community felt by all.  Ted Smith got the music going early and then Don Gula brought out the bass and gathered up various players and singers for a rollicking set of good time songs and tunes.  Everyone enjoyed the snags, vegie burgers and the assorted drinks, and of course lots of chat about festival experiences and shared memories of a great event.  As the rain got louder so did the talk and the music - all up a great night that ended once the fire went out.  Many thanks for all the volunteers for all their contributions, and especially to our treasurer and marvellous organiser Sue Davies who got things sorted at the festival, and completed her tour of duty by organising the volunteers evening.  Fantastic to be part of such a strong community of people where lots of people understand that the contribution is central to the enjoyment of such events.  Well done. 

17 July 2013

Gypsy Djangos sketch

Have a look at this wonderful drawing by Melanie Erler!
While Melanie was enjoying the Gypsy Djangos' music at the Folk Festival, she found time to sketch them as they played.
This could be a new Festival tradition - draw your favourite act!
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16 July 2013

Festival photos

A few festival photos are now available (thanks to Simon Leverton) but we'd like to have some more. There will be some from our official photographer soon, but in the meantime, if you have any please send them in.

12 July 2013

Festival videos

We now have a few videos on our Festival page, from the Dave Davies CD launch, the Miller's Tale and Stories by the Fire. Thanks to Jackie Kerin for putting them together. Photos coming soon...

07 July 2013

What a wonderful weekend!

Lots of happy faces, busy places, instrument cases, painted faces... even a few double basses! We had a huge weekend of music, poetry, art, craft, kids' activities and more. The rain held off until the last few minutes of outdoor entertainment, and the venues were humming with activity. There were hundreds of performers from age 8 to 80 on stage, plenty of joining-in and loads of fun. Photos coming soon...

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