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Get the most out of the Auckland Folk Festival 2020

The Auckland Folk Festival 2020 is next weekend and it is going to be stunner. However before you leave home, here are some tips to help everything go smoothly. Packed programme The programme timetable is up on the website, and the programme booklet –  your complete guide to the festival – is also available for online viewing or [...]

Auckland Folk Festival 2020 map

Auckland Folk Festival 2020 map Download a pdf festival map Meet on the village green To create a real family atmosphere this year the food vendors, market stalls and a stage are centred around a village green near the kids area towards the main marque.  This will be a great new place to hang out, meet your friends, eat, and listen [...]

Auckland Folk Festival 2020 programme guide

Auckland Folk Festival 2020 programme guide Auckland Folk Festival 2020 programme booklet pdf Auckland Folk Festival 2020 map Auckland Folk Festival 2020 timetable pdf Auckland Folk Festival 2020 online timetable   Programme booklet The Auckland Folk Festival 2020 programme booklet –  your complete guide to the festival – is viewable or downloadable by clicking the [...]

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 at the 47th Auckland Folk Festival over Auckland Anniversary weekend in January. For Americana music lovers it is a rare treat to see one of the greats of the genre to appear at a New Zealand festival. For his Auckland [...]

Three Tui finalists but sadly, only one winner

Two-time finalist Mel Parsons is up again to win Best Folk Artist | Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa against strong competition from Kiwi songstress Victoria Vigenser & Lindsay Martin and husband-and-wife duo Paper Cranes. The Tui will be awarded at the 2020 Auckland Folk Festival on 26 January. Mel Parsons Recorded in Los Angeles with legendary [...]

Scholarships and awards to reward young talent

Two exciting world music scholarships on offer An exciting and innovative traditional world music and cultural experience is set to open the eyes of young musicians from all over the world as they gather on Piritahi Marae, Waiheke Island over summer. Ethno Global runs a series of international music camps, workshops and concerts, in over [...]

Bracing ethos of Montreal-based band

  Folk music reminds us of where we came from and informs us about where we’re going –– or at least that’s the bracing ethos of Montreal-based band Rosier. A group who spent their formative years wrapped in rich, untouched musical traditions, they are just as attuned to the present and the future, challenging [...]

Edgy Irish tradition

  Singer songwriter Pauline Scanlon galvanized the Irish music scene with her stunning debut album, Red Colour Sun, produced by John Reynolds over ten years ago. Deeply immersed in the tradition yet completely aware of the edgier developments within the folk and world music realm, Scanlon is capable of making the oldest [...]

Authentic road poet’s world odyssey to include Auckland

International touring award nominated Canadian Gordie Tentrees will include Auckland Folk Festival 2020 in his travels. This authentic road poet travels North America, Europe, Australia, UK and Ireland, and with seven records behind him you will never find him repeating himself on stage. From Celtic Connections (Glasgow, Scotland) to the National Folk Festival (Canberra, AU) [...]

Power house English folk band brings new material

Powerhouse English folkies Faustus, spent much of the past two years researching and writing new material from the poetry of 1860s Lancashire Cotton Famine, resulting in powerful and moving new songs that they will bring to the Auckland Folk Festival 2020.  The new material has already lead to acclaimed for the five-track EP, Cotton Lords. [...]

Energetic pop-up world music

Ethno New Zealand gathers young musicians from Aotearoa and the rest of the world for ten intense days of music, friendship and workshops culminating in a spectacular and heartwarming Auckland Folk Festival performance. Two exciting scholarships to Ethno NZ on offer from Auckland Folk Festival and [...]

Saddest Song World Champion Berlin 2010 – hypnotic and original APRA guest

  Hypnotic and original Delaney Davidson has a CV full of other awards that are nothing to do with the saddest song. This year he makes a single appearance at the 2020 Auckland Folk Festival as the APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) songwriter guest. Davidson describes himself thus: singer-songwriter, noir protagonist, promotional coyote, one-man band, [...]

You won’t be able to keep still

Dance Dance Dance at the Auckland Folk Festival Sure, the music tends to hog the headlines but for many young and old festival fans it is the dancing that deserves top billing. Once again, all weekend long, the dance hall will host evening dances, late night pop-up dances, dance displays and workshops. The fun begins on Friday evening with the welcome Ceilidh dance [...]

Auckland Folk Festival 2020 full line up poster

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