2021 Festival



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Port Fairy Folk Festival will celebrate its Scottish connections in Postcards From Scotland, when 18 of Scotland’s best-known folk groups and musicians present a special virtual concert on Sunday 29 November.

 Each artist has recorded a five-minute ‘Postcard from Scotland’ featuring conversation and music which will be broadcast side-by-side in this entertaining 90-minute special. A range of Scottish landmarks representing the artists’ home locations – from the Borders to Shetland – will be screened in this armchair travel extravaganza.

 Postcards From Scotland will feature a who’s who of Scottish artists including Blazin’ Fiddles, Breabach, Brìdghe Chaimbeul, Claire Hastings, Elephant Sessions, Fara, Hannah Rarity, Ímar, Kinnaris Quintet, Kris Drever, Moishe’s Bagel and Fiona Hunter, Niteworks, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, RURA, Ryan Young, Siobhan Miller,Skerryvore and Talisk.

 Port Fairy Folk Festival Program Director Justin Rudge said: ‘’We are so proud to be presenting this scenic screening of Scottish music and countryside to our Folkies. It is so important to support our artists – both locally and internationally – and to celebrate our Festival’s connection to our Scottish community.’’

 Port Fairy Folk Festival joins the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and Germany’s Rudolstadt Festival in sharing this short film with its audiences, enabling the beloved Scottish artists to connect with fans around the world during the global pandemic.

 Port Fairy Folk Festival’s Postcards From Scotland event is proudly presented by the Year of Scotland in Australia, a ground-breaking initiative between Showcase Scotland Expo and Woodfordia Inc, supported by Creative Scotland, the Scottish Government and The Glenturret Whisky. Prior to the covid-19 pandemic, it was to be the largest ever presentation of Scottish artists down under, encompassing over 30 partner festivals and hundreds of events throughout Australia – and has since moved to offering digital content throughout 2020.

 Port Fairy Folk Festival would like to acknowledge Year of Scotland in Australia 2020 Official Partner Festivals: Woodford Folk Festival, Festival of Small Halls, Cygnet Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival, Newstead Live Music Festival, The Glenturret Burns Supper, Nannup Music Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival, WOMADelaide, Blue Mountains Music Festival, National Folk Festival, Albany International Folk n Shanty Festival, FourWinds Festival, Fairbridge Folk Festival, Scottish Towns and Grand Houses Tour, The Planting Festival, National Celtic Festival, Palm Creek Folk Festival, Bello Winter Music Festival, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Darwin Festival, Maleny Music Festival, Horizon Festival, Folk by the Sea, Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Maldon Folk Festival, Majors Creek Festival, Mullum Music Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival.

 Tune in to the Port Fairy Folk Festival’s Postcards From Scotland event on Sunday 29 November at 8:00pm here or on our facebook page. You can watch the trailer in our sidebar, or watch it on youtube here.

For 44 years we’ve been entertaining music lovers with our annual seaside event in Port Fairy. The 2021 Festival was put on pause due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, but we will return in 2022 with a wonderful, music-filled event on the long weekend in March 2022.

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The 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival will take place on 11 – 14 March 2022.

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