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Early bird tickets for the 2018 Cygnet Folk Festival on 12th-14th are now on sale via the website
 
As always, it promises to be an amazing weekend of great music, poetry, dance, circus as well as good food and wonderful company!!

…and don’t forget, if you are planning to camp, get your tickets with your weekend pass as camping sells out early!
 
The lineup for 2018 will be released over the coming weeks, but for a taster… we can do a world tour…...starting at home:
 
We are incredibly excited to welcome to Cygnet, Joe Geia: perhaps best known for his song and album of the same name “Yil Lull”, regularly described as Australia’s unofficial Indigenous national anthem.
 
Joe Geia
From the UK, winners of the 2014 BBC FOLK AWARDS for "Best Duo" - Edgelarks, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, combine astonishing instrumental virtuosity, genre-bending material, warm personalities and achingly beautiful voices telling tales of myth, history and legend.
Lovers of Irish music will need no further introduction to two great artists coming to Cygnet.

Eleanor McEvoy, whose song “A Woman's Heart” went into the Irish charts in 1992 and still remains the biggest Irish selling record in the home market.

…and coming to Cygnet for the first time: referred to as “One of the country's major folk voices" by Irish Music Magazine is the legendary Sean Tyrrell
 
From Sicily come the fabulous trio Oi Dipnoi playing traditional and new Italian and Sicilian tunes and songs.
From America we welcome bluegrass great Bruce Molsky, with his trio of extraordinary musicians performing as Molsky’s Mountain Drifters featuring two of the best next gen trad players, Allison de Groot (The Goodbye Girls) and Stash Wyslouch (Deadly Gentlemen).
Also from the US come The Railsplitters.
Rooted in traditional bluegrass and old time music, The Railsplitters are pushing the boundaries of those genres in every sense. With their lush harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and non-conformist songwriting, The Railsplitters deftly demonstrate what happens when musical influences ranging from samba to hip hop merge with traditional Appalachian music.

 
 
From Sweden comes Nickelharpa virtuoso, Josefina Paulson performing with Italian accordionist Jonas Ackerland.

 
Perhaps the most multicultural band of all are Himmerland, featuring artists from Denmark, Sweden, Africa and Scotland!
And from Serbia and the US the energy of Faith I Branco will take your breath away!

Dancing at Cygnet Folk Festival

Dancers of all persuasions will have plenty to celebrate with Flamenco from Alma Solero featuring Simone Pope’s dance, with Andrew Veivers on guitar and Clara Domingo’s glorious vocals. Simone will also conduct a masterclass in Flamenco Dance on the Friday of the Festival.
Tango dancers will delight to the music and dance of La Busca, who will also teach the basics of the genre.
 
Or you can dance the night away to the Junkyard Blues of Lily and King or the Aus folk-rock classics from The Band Who Knew too Much.
 

With over a hundred acts over three wonderful days, this is truly just a taster. The programme will be out early November but the full artist list will be on the website in coming weeks

 
See you in Cygnet in January 2018!!

Erin Collins
Artistic Director
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Cygnet Folk Festival 2018 will be held in the picturesque Huon Valley from 12th-14th January!

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