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!
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.
The Cygnet Folk Festival have recently been presenting and promoting some extra events in Tasmania. This month, we are thrilled to welcome back Áine Tyrrell to our shores! Áine was one of our much-loved performers from January 2017 and returns to Tasmania with her, “Fledgling Fall” tour launching her new EP. The title track 'Don’t be Left Crying' recently achieved number one on the Irish national broadcaster RTE.e.
Tyrrell straddles that divide between the old and the new. Between being Irish and Australian, and between being the girl who plays tin whistle with her musician dad at the kitchen table and the woman who’s front and centre with her full band at festivals around the country. It’s this place in between that makes what she has so unique.
Tasmanian Tour Dates - Presented by Cygnet Folk Festival
The official programme launch for the 2018 festival will be held at the Red Velvet Lounge, 24 Mary St, Cygnet on Saturday 4th November.
Dinner will be available from 6pm.
Fred Smith, accompanied by Liz Frencham on double bass, will be presenting songs from his brand new double album Great, along with a reading or two from his book The Dust of Uruzgan, published by Allen and Unwin last year.
“a wonderful album…insightful, poetic and often personal…beautifully drawn vignettes of the human experience” Ian Phillips
And here’s a video of the single, What Could Go Wrong?, a romp of a satire on one Donald Trump
Call 6295 0730 for dinner bookings from 6pm.
Ticket price: $20 (no concession)
Purchase tickets online now or at the door if tickets available