Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival

featuring the very best Folk and Bluegrass from local & international artists

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival is an acoustic weekend of concerts, workshops, jamming, dancing and more, focused primarily on Old-Time, Bluegrass and Folk traditions.

A family friendly festival with something for everyone. We encourage participation from all ages and are dedicated to sharing our love of music. Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Inc. would like to acknowledge that this festival is held on the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people, and pay our respect to elders both past and present.

Welcome to 2018.

We hope that the year ahead finds you all on a gentler and proportional path where music weaves a strengthening tie between us all.

We look forward to presenting our 17th festival and hope your path may lead you to Dorrigo Mountain this coming October.

Last years festival was once again an outstanding success and we would like to thank again everyone who helped to make it so.

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Inc. will continue to bring the very best of the folk, bluegrass and old-timey worlds to the plateau. We also acknowledge and respect the importance of traditions and heritage, and the exploration of these genres that may sometimes be challenging but at the same time allows us to encompass our musicians as they explore new territories.

An exciting part of this commitment took place last year as we presented our Inaugural Old-Time Music School. This will run again in 2018 preceding the festival on the 24th, 25th and 26th October. It will be a priority to engage tutors who once again have the knowledge, heritage and respect of the genre to pass on the important traditions of old-time music.

We will also hold throughout the weekend bluegrass workshops featuring recognised tutors from the USA.

We look forward to receiving Performer Applications which will be welcomed on the 1st February.

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Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass upcoming Concerts

Megan Hall, Dorrigo, NSW
Join us for another unique Megan Hall evening which will kick off with shared meal at 6pm. Please bring a plate to share around the trestle table; savoury or sweet. At 7pm Lindsay Lou will stun you with

Flats & Sharps come to Dorrigo on Saturday 24th March 2018. Flats & Sharps will be playing in the Old Gazette Theatre from 7:30pm. Coffe, tea and yummy cakes will be available during

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