Following the announcement by the Premier of Tasmania that took place on the 22nd of October, the Management Committee of the Cygnet Folk Festival would like to make a public statement regarding our upcoming festival to take place on the 14th – 16th January 2022. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Public Statement
Animal in Hiding is a new collaboration between one of Australia’s most distinguished singer-songwriters Lior and exciting emerging artist Domini Forster. The songs on Animal in Hiding feature intimate harmonised storytelling underpinned by intricate guitar, harking back to iconic folk duos of the 60s.
Albi & The Wolves set fire to stages and fill hearts with hope with their energetic and relatable alternative indie folk songs. Chris Dent, the proud albino frontman Albi, Pascal Roggen and Michael Young have crafted a stage show that‚'s brimming with energy and moments to pause for reflection.
Austral is a heart-stopping Australian-Celtic dance band combining cracking uilleann pipe tunes, fiery fiddles, earthy didgeridoo sounds and energetic foot percussion.
Frank Yamma is one of Australia‚'s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native language and English. His mighty songs, magical guitar-playing and deeply evocative voice tell stories of country, protection, heartache, travel and love.
Fred Smith is simply the best folk/country musician working in this country (Bruce Elder, SMH). His new album, Domestic has been described as a stunning cycle of deeply personal songs about marriage, babies, love, tolerance, decency and the complexity of modern life. A sublime study in tenderness and vulnerability
Becoming a member of Huon Folk Inc is a great way to support the Cygnet Folk Festival and to stay informed of the progress of the Huon Folk Inc association, as well as get voting rights at our general meetings.
To become a member please fill in the online form available here.
“The History Project” acknowledges all the workers, performers and lovers of the festival from the last 40 years. You can upload photos, text or a short audio recollection of festivals past and we’d love to hear from you!!
This project is supported by a Rapid Response Grant from the Huon Valley Council.
Also, if you have any old video from past events, you can either upload them to YouTube and email us the link, or perhaps add them to a USB memory stick and mail it to: 29 Macfarlane Street, South Hobart Tasmania 7004. If you have old super 8 or other film footage, please contact us.
Situated 50 minutes drive south of Hobart in the historic port town of Cygnet, Tasmania, Port Cygnet Cannery is the home of Cannery Kitchen and Bar and Sailor Seeks Horse winery and cellar door. The building was formerly an apple canning factory and is now evolving into a hub of food, beverage and agricultural businesses.