Guest artists

Double Grammy winner Tim O’Brien to headline festival

Legendary American country and bluegrass musician and singer Tim O’Brien is set to charm us [...]

Bracing ethos of Montreal-based band

  Folk music reminds us of where we came from and informs us about [...]

Edgy Irish tradition

  Singer songwriter Pauline Scanlon galvanized the Irish music scene with her [...]

Flying home from Nashville for a gig

Tattletale Saints Cy Winstanley (guitar/vocals) and Vanessa McGowan (bass/vocals) live and play in the musical [...]

Authentic road poet’s world odyssey to include Auckland

International touring award nominated Canadian Gordie Tentrees will include Auckland Folk Festival 2020 in his [...]

Power house English folk band brings new material

Powerhouse English folkies Faustus, spent much of the past two years researching and writing new [...]

Straight-talking, keenly observant roots balladeer

A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Canada’s Scott Cook has managed to distill [...]

One of the great Irish singers to boost 2020 festival line up

A Lifetime Achievement Award last year at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards gives a [...]

Rich musical pan-European heritage

Keeva, are an Irish/New Zealand trio comprised of flute player and vocalist Alan Doherty, fiddler [...]

Energetic pop-up world music

Ethno New Zealand gathers young musicians from Aotearoa and the rest [...]