Port Fairy Folk Music Festival Announce More Acts For 2013 Lineup

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Port Fairy Folk Music Festival Announce More Acts For 2013 Lineup

The Port Fairy Folk Music festival has announced even more artists set to play the 2013 festival!

Newly announced acts Red Molly (USA), LAU (Scotland), Russell Morris (Oz) and Suzannah Espie (Oz) join already announced acts such as Arlo Guthrie, Gurrumul, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ruthie Foster, Christine Anu, Eric Bogle, Finbar Furey, Glen Hansard, Grace Barbe Afro-Kreol, The Little Stevies, Kim Churchill, Blue Shaddy, The Bostocks, The Hog Stompin’ Zydegators, The Bedroom Philosopher, Tank Dilemma, The Tom Richardson Project, Chris Smither, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Go Jane Go, John McCutcheon, Lisa Hannigan, The Popes and Tuba Skinny.

The 37th Port Fairy Folk MUSIC Festival in March 2013 will present a line-up of over 100 inspiring and wonderful international and national acts in a unique program for all tastes and ages as the festival transforms the historic seaside village into a cultural park taking in twenty venues including The Arena, schools, halls, wharf, surf club and more.

Red Molly, thedynamic female trio from the USA formed spontaneously around a festival campsite. Right from the start the trio got attention with their lively, engaging stage performances, and ever since have been drawing invitations from renowned US events like MerleFest, RockyGrass, and Mountain Stage. In June 2012, Red Molly opened several shows for legendary music icon Willie Nelson. They are thrilled about their Australia debut! www.redmolly.com

Scottish group LAU have been described as a formidable union of three of the finest and most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Scotland today; Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke. The warmth and excitement they generate with each new release, and every gig, has culminated in armfuls of plaudits, including three consecutive years of being crowned ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards. www.lau-music.co.uk

Russell Morris is one of Australia’s most enduring singers. A major pop star in the late ‘60s, he went on to become one of the country’s first singer/songwriters. Russell and band will play repertoire from his classic hits (‘The Real Thing, Hush, Wings of an Eagle’) right through to the latest material from his new blues and roots album “Shark Mouth”. www.russellmorris.com.au

Over three 40 degree days in the heat of a Melbourne summer Liz Stringer, Chris Altmann and a heavily pregnant Suzannah Espie sat around a couple of microphones in Jeff Lang’s shed and played and sang together. The result is ‘Sea of Lights’, a collection of haunting melodic tales adorned with lush harmonies and exquisitely delicate arrangements. Now, the three have come together again to recreate the beautiful intimacy of those recordings live at the festival. www.suzannahespie.com.au

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 2013

ARLO GUTHRIE

GURRUMUL

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE

RUTHIE FOSTER

CHRISTINE ANU

ERIC BOGLE

FINBAR FUREY

GLEN HANSARD

CHRIS SMITHER

EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES

GO JANE GO

JOHN MCCUTCHEON

LISA HANNIGAN

THE POPES

TUBA SKINNY

GRACE BARBE AFRO-KREOL

THE LITTLE STEVIES

KIM CHURCHILL

SUZANNAH ESPIE

BLUE SHADDY

THE BOSTOCKS

THE HOG STOMPIN’ ZYDEGATORS

THE BEDROOM PHILOSOPHER

TANK DILEMMA

THE TOM RICHARDSON PROJECT

RUSSELL MORRIS

LAU

RED MOLLY

The festival takes place on Labour Day Weekend  from March 8th-11th. Tickets are on sale now and are available from www.portfairyfolkfestival.com


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