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Great fun and music this weekend!

Dear <<First Name>>,
We are very excited to have our COVID safe events happening this weekend-so great to be somewhere that this is still possible as well!

Our crew will be on hand to ensure that all COVID requirements are in place, but importantly to make you feel protected while you HAVE A GREAT TIME enjoying some fantastic Tasmanian musicians, great food and drink and (thanks BOM!!) glorious weather for our outdoor events!

There are limited tickets available for the Rosny Farm event tomorrow, but any passes will need to be purchased online beforehand to avoid queuing. You can then just show your QR code at the gate for entry.

Both the Sunday events at the Port Cygnet Cannery are sold out, but we do have some pop-up performances from some wonderful musicians in The Cygnet Old Bank and the Red Velvet Lounge all day Sunday.

Tickets are selling fast for Rosny on the 9th of January showcasing some of Tasmania’s finest! 
Tickets are restricted under COVID-19. Get your tickets now!

Schedule for “A Day at Rosny Farm”  


12.00-1pm          Ned’s Friends
1.00-2.00pm       Electric Minstrels. (inside Barn) Themed performance
1.30-2.30pm       Meyers and McNamara
2.30-3.30pm       Men Sing (inside barn) - Performance and Sea shanties session
3.00-4.00pm.      Les Coqs Incroyables    
4.30-5.30pm       Monique Brumby  
6.00-7.00pm       Claire Anne Taylor
7.30-8.30pm       John Coleman and the Lovely Boats


Schedule for Port Cygnet Cannery

 
1.00-2.00pm       Yyan and Emily
2.30-3.30pm       Dewayne Everettsmith
4.00-5.00pm       Claire Anne Taylor
5.30-6.30pm       Meyers and McNamara
7.00-8.00pm       Tiffany Eckhardt and Friends               
 
 

The Cygnet Old Bank will be featuring the following artists:

10am Will Squires
11.15 Chris Ellis
12.30 Brendon Wakely
1.45 Ian Paulin
3.45 Ned’s Friends

The Red Velvet Lounge will feature:

10.30am Peter Hicks
12pm Fiddle and Squeeze
1.30pm Anita George
3pm Barefoot Nellie
Our 40th anniversary festival 2022!
During the weekend at both Rosny Farm and the Port Cygnet Cannery, you will have the opportunity to record any “old” stores you have of festivals past for our “History Project” to be presented at our 40th anniversary festival in 2022. Or, if you prefer, you can record your story in the comfort of your home -just go to “The History Project” on our website https://cygnetfolkfestival.org/history-project/history-project-upload-form and click on “record an anecdote or memory”
Ned's Friends will kick off the music on Saturday with their glorious original and traditional songs
At the Rosny event we will have a couple of boutique events inside the barn including a Sea Shanty session with "Men Sing" and a special themed performance from the

Electric Minstrels

A romp through folk history from Robert Johnson to Robert Hunter, with a bunch of not-Roberts in between.
 

Legends of the Folk Tradition

A journey through time with an interpretive twist, featuring songs that reflect the best traditions of the people and tunes that transformed our world through their unique musicality and deeply personal journeys of discovery. 

We honour the folk tradition behind the music that shook us from our roots and framed the future of folk. From Robert Johnson to Woody Guthrie; Bob Dylan to Ian and Sylvia; and from the intrepid songwriting of Robert Hunter, to traditionals that embrace so much of our history.

Both these events will be open to all Saturday ticket holders on a first- in/first served basis. 
Tiffany Eckhardt and Friends
Dewayne Everettsmith

Thank you for purchasing tickets to our COVID safe event. 

The weather is looking great for the weekend and we are really excited to be bringing you an outstanding line up.  
We have a few requests in order for the day to run smoothly.

Where possible please arrive with your group.  Parking is limited at Rosny Farm and if you are able to arrive all together at the gate it will make check in much faster.

When you arrive at the gate for check in please have your QR code on your ticket open ready to be scanned and remember to take care by remaining 1.5m behind the person in front of you in the queue.

There will be a range of food vans and a bar for your enjoyment

Tables and chairs will be located near the food outlets where you can sit and eat while still in view of the entertainment.  Tables and chairs will be cleaned by our staff regularly and we ask that you help us remain COVID Safe by putting all rubbish in the bin for us.  

There is plenty of room on a beautiful grassy area to sit in front of the stage so please bring your picnic rug and remember to set up 1.5m from the group next to you.

If you have any of the following symptoms, have been exposed to someone confirmed to have COVID-19 or attended a venue/event with someone confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT come to the event.

SYMPTOMS:
Temperature higher than 37.5 deg C; chills and/or night sweats; cough; shortness of breath or sore throat; loss of smell or taste; sudden and unexplained fatigue; runny nose; muscle pain or joint pain; nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea; loss of appetite.

The Event Coordinator reserves the right to exclude access to any of the venues to anyone with any of these symptoms.

Upon arrival, please ensure that you wash or sanitise hands.  Please remain 1.5m from other people and wash hands regularly throughout the day. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing; and use disposable tissues and dispose of such tissues after use.

We are so fortunate in Tasmania to be able to hold COVID safe events, so please help us keep it that way in 2021!

John Coleman

Monique Brumby

Claire Anne Taylor

Meyers  & McNamara

Yyan and Emily

Tickets are restricted under COVID-19. Get your tickets now!

History Project

As you may already be aware, we are collecting memorabilia to celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2022!

Thanks to a grant from Huon Valley Council, we have set up a form on our website where you can upload photos and stories; either in print or a short audio. We’d love to hear from you, especially if you attended some of the very early festivals!

Also, thanks to a very generous offer from our friends and regular festival goers, Pam and Paul Huxtable, we are able to purchase a large hard drive to store these memorabilia for posterity!

As well as a few photos we’ve received-here’s a lovely early story we’ve been gifted from lovely Uta and family! Exactly what we’re after, so please do add yours!!

When I attended the folk festival for the first time in 2003 as a tourist, I met a young gentleman in a Jigzag concert in the town hall… We have made the pilgrimage down to Cygnet every year since as a married couple.

Five years later we brought our first baby with us; but on the drive down the strong wind uprooted a large gum tree, which smashed our car…

Miraculously, we made it out alive and unscathed – a split-second would have made all the difference. We were deeply shaken, but the happiest people on earth for coming so close to disaster and being given a second chance.

When we eventually made it to the festival it didn’t matter that we’d missed half of it – we did get the whole of our lives. We have learned to enjoy every moment…

 

Upload your memory of the past festivals, images or documents via the History Project Upload Form.

Mick Flanagan, one of the founders of the Cygnet Folk Festival, playing button accordion during a session in what looks like the old Middle Pub!
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