Whoops! The oldest folk Australian running folk festival seems to have vanished from cyberspace. Anyone know where it might be hiding? Ed.
What? The Nariel Creek Folk Festival is a celebration of traditional folk music, song and dance, with a focus on the Nariel old time style of Australian traditional music and dance. The festival has been an ongoing event since 1963 making it the longest running folk festival in Australia, and one of the oldest in the world. Some of the longer term festival goers refer to it as the “musicians” festival. The festival is generally an informal affair, held on the banks of the Nariel Creek at the Nariel recreation reserve, from 27th December to 3rd January, although many people arrive earlier and depart later than this.
Where? The festival site is approximately 10 klometres to the west of Corryong in north-east Victoria. Corryong is located 437 km north-east of Melbourne via the Hume Freeway and Murray Valley Highway, 116 km east of Wodonga. Access from NSW is via either Thredbo and Khancoban or Tumut and Tumbarumba to Corryong.
When 27 December - 3rd January
Who? In addition to the small organised programme, there are many campfire sessions every night that attract some top performances of excellent music including great sessions of traditional Irish, Scottish, and Australian music and song.
What Events? Concerts, folk dancing, oral history & folklore
How much are the tickets? Check official site for details