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Dorrigo Folk
&
Bluegrass Festival
from Anneta

 

 
The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival last weekend was a wonderful time for all.   As you may know, Dorrigo is the home of the Sommers Family.  The Festival is under the auspices of the Arts Council of the Dorrigo Inc. and Jack Sommers is the current Festival Director.
It is a beautiful plateau, and everyone enjoyed being in the area and sightseeing as well.
The Festival had a wide range of music with ongoing concerts by many different Folk, Bluegrass and Bush bands, including:
Jigzag
Us Not Them
Wheelers and Dealers
Gypsy Hot Club
Mighty Fine String Band
Sommers Family Band
Dogwater
Evan Matheson
Chris Cook and Friends (Hillbilly Lovechild)
Spot the Dog
Andrew Clermont and the Lawnmowers (with Dave Helens)
KaOZ Klezmer
Dorrigo Community Choir and a Poetry Competition.

 

There were also many workshops, lots of jamming, and enough food stalls to keep people well nourished.
There were a few events off the site, but the Festival was set in the showgrounds, where there was comfortable camping.
 
All Photos courtesy of Anneta
The Sommers Family
 
Alexander Sommers                                                        Matilda Sommers
 
Tom Sommers
 
Tom and Jack Sommers
 
Ken Sommers
 
Gypsy Hot Club
 
Kao Klezmer
 
Wheelers & Dealers
 
Us Not Them

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