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Early bird tickets now available!
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It’s hard to believe it’s spring, it’s September and that means earlybird tickets for the 2019 Cygnet Folk Festival have just been released!


Good news for attendees is that prices for the festival have once again not increased: so yet again you get incredible value especially for a weekend ticket. Two and a half days of CONSTANT entertainment from approximately 100 wonderful acts!!

Head to our festival website for tickets - and don’t forget, if you are planning to camp, our camping at beautiful Burtons reserve does sell out so get in early!

As always, you can listen, dance, sing, hang out with the best people and join in for all manner of inclusive events.

It’s a little too early to release any acts until all are confirmed, (although we can tell you that we have exceptional performers coming from all over the globe!!).

We look forward to seeing you in January 2019!

Erin Collins
Artistic Director

Volunteer

If you can’t afford a weekend ticket you can get one by volunteering at the festival!!
There are lots of different roles that our wonderful volunteers manage, and for 12 volunteers hours before, during or after the festival you are entitled to a weekend pass.
Of course, if you’ve volunteered before you will know what a wonderful volunteer family that we get at Cygnet Folk Festival and Tanya and Zoe, our wonderful volunteer coordinators will welcome you back with open arms!
Volunteer application forms are now open online.

Billet an artist

Also, if you live in Cygnet and have a spare room or two we are always on the lookout for billet hosts for our lovely performers.

Billet hosts are also entitled to a weekend pass and tell us how much they enjoy getting to know our fabulous artists (and the artists ALWAYS tell us how special their beautiful billets are!!)
Application to be a billet host is now open online.

Pre-festival Masterclasses

Finally, what we CAN let you know about now, are the great masterclasses that will be happening again on the Friday of the festival.

Class numbers will be limited to give attendees a great experience with these wonderful presenters, so if something appeals to you, get in early!

Masterclasses are taught by some absolutely stellar presenters, they run for four hours from 11am Friday and for 2019 we present…..(drum roll!!)

Write to Rise with Áine Tyrrell


A songwriting masterclass giving women all the permissions and the rights to hold the pen and express themselves through songwriting.

"Women's stories and voices are finally being heard, believed, and are a changing force in the foundations of what we know as society and culture. Yet, only 12.3 percent of songwriters of the 600 most popular songs of the last six years were written by women.
 
Expressing the things we cannot express through words can be a form of therapy not only for each woman in the workshop personally as she develops her songwriting skills, but also for the community as the song is sung out".
Check out Áine Tyrrell's website

Mission Songs Project with Jessie Lloyd

Jessie Lloyd has spent much of her time in recent years researching and collecting great songs from the time of the Aboriginal Missions around Australia

In this masterclass Jessie will teach some of the songs and their background from her research and the attendees will be invited to joining Jessie in special performances during the festival weekend
Check out the Mission Songs Project

Everything about slide guitars with Lucky Oceans

Lucky will trace the evolution of the slide guitar, from a simple acoustic guitar with strings raised above the fretboard played with a knife, to the complexities of the modern pedal steel guitar.  Starting with the G and D tunings, the basis of Blues and Early Hawaiian music, Lucky will illustrate what can be done with these tunings and then explain what and why new tunings and guitar designs were developed.  

He will cover left and right hand techniques and principles for the slide guitar and will explain the reasoning behind the construction of the pedal steel guitar.  He will illustrate the different styles of different schools of playing and some of his own innovations.  You may bring your own instruments and Lucky will be able to answer individual questions.
 

Irish Fiddle with Rob Zielinski

Rob has spent much of his life learning from several masters of traditional Irish music and is now considered one of the finest exponents of the style in Australia.

In this masterclass Rob will teach the principal of  "The Floating Bow". Attendees will also learn some of Mick Doherty tunes: bowing, ornamentation and approach.

Gift Certificate

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You can buy your gift certificates directly using this link: Purchase Gift Certificate.
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