Opening Ceremony

Taarndeen Chuurnuurn – ‘Big River’ – The Milky Way

We pay our respects to elders past, present and future and acknowledge that the land we gather on is the traditional lands of the Peek Whurrong people. For tens of thousands of years the Pyipgil Gunditj have gathered for ceremony on this country. For the last 41 years the Port Fairy Folk Festival has been celebrated each year at Pyipgil (Port Fairy) in Peek Whurrong country. Local Indigenous artists gather in ceremony to welcome all and to open the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival with stories, dance and song from this country.