National Folk Festival Celebrates GOOD FOLK

Reimagined event for 2021

In news just announced yesterday, Fri 29 Jan (via Facebook) the National Folk Festival is set to stage a new, re-imagined, COVID safe, 2021 event in Queanbeyan over the Easter weekend replacing its traditional 5-day Festival format at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Called “Good Folk”  it is described as a “folk experience in Queanbeyan”, Canberra’s near neighbour just over the boarder in NSW. The Queanbeyan version will be a a scaled-down 2-day event with 22 concerts.

Tim Overall, Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Region said, Delighted to announce “Good Folk”, formerly the National Folk Festival, has chosen Queanbeyan to hold its new invigorated 2021 event.

Currently nothing on the NFF website yet but their Facebook page advises tickets will go on sale Wed 3 Feb so check again then.

Artists confirmed include: Fanny Lumsden; Kristabelle & The Southern Jubilee Ringers; Den Hanrahan & The Rum Runners; The New Graces; and 19 – Twenty.


Pam Merrigan
About Pam Merrigan 13 Articles
Currently President, FFNSW. Previously Artistic and Managing Director National Folk Festival (8yrs). Experienced Artistic Director with a demonstrated history of working in the festival and music events industry. Skilled in Event & Festival Management, Social Media, and Music Industry. Worked successfully with a broad range of individuals, groups and organisations as curator, creative facilitator, performer and arts administrator. Strong arts and professional music background with a life long and passionate engagement with the folk arts in all their diverse forms. Performed in folk and trad. music bands including Coolfinn Mac, Coast Ceili Band, Bush Bandicoots (twice winners of National Battle of the Bush Bands, Tamworth Country Music Festival) and, Rum Culls. 20 years in music education both at secondary level and free-lance. Holds a MMus degree (UNSW).

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