National Folk Fellow Lecture


Across Australian Folk and Country

Tuesday 24th November, 6pm at the National Library of Australia

Enjoy bluegrass and old time tunes performed by 2015 National Folk Fellow Miriam Jones and her band, selected from Miriam’s research into the Library’s Oral History and Folklore Collection and recorded as part of the Folk Fellowship.

For more information please download the flyer:

2015 National Folk Fellow Lecture – Miriam Jones

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Make Your Mark


Almost every Australian Music Festival has one… the Blackboard or Buskers Stage. Chalk in your name and have a go! Sometimes these stages are referred to as Open Mics or Walk-ups and back in the days of the first National Folk Festival they called it a Come All Ye, a concert for non-booked performers. Read more…

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The Story Behind the Hashtag


In July the National Folk Festival launched its official hashtag #ourNFF

For its 50th edition the National really wants to embrace its family to remind them that the Festival belongs to everyone. It’s a community that has been steadily growing ever since the event was founded back in 1967. It may be early days yet, the line-up hasn’t been announced but the tickets are already selling. There’s something about the National that keeps people coming back. It gets into the blood and attendees know that when Easter 2016 rolls around they can expect the usual world class event with a good proportion of strong local talent. It’s also one of the few big festivals where attendees can immerse themselves in a range of hands on experiences. Read more…

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