Newsletter – Volume 23 – Issue 02

Newsletter – Volume 23 – Issue 02

BMMF 2018 just keeps getting better.

Blair Dunlop at 23rd Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues
Blair Dunlop
Susan O'Neil at 23rd Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues
SON (Susan O’Neil)

Adding to an already stellar lineup of International acts is award winning singer songwriter and one of Britain’s most exciting folk talents Blair Dunlop who last performed here in 2014. Also from the UK, with five albums of beautifully textured, twilit songs and a coveted Radio 2 folk award for best duo between them are newcomers Josienne Clark and Ben Walker. Add to that Irish singer songwriter and one to watch SON (Susan O’Neil), Canadian showman and ace fiddle player Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, and two NZ acts in award winning indie-folk singer Mel Parsons and the lively Frank Burkitt Band who will make you dance, laugh, listen and cry (in a good way).

Geordie MacKeeman at 23rd Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys

Three more new inclusions are Melbourne acts Lamine Sonko (via Senegal) & The African Intelligence, a ten-piece ensemble delivering a rhythmic collision of African roots music, jazz, funk and reggae, the Malcura Trio with their energetic brand of flamenco and latin fusion, and the caustic wit of singer songwriter Alana Wilkinson.

Lamine Sonko & the African Intelligence at 23rd Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues
Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence

Back by popular demand are WA’s Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse , Jessie Lloyd and her Mission Songs Project (NSW) and festival favourites Hat Fitz & Cara from country Queensland.

Acts already announced - Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lior & Paul Grabowsky, The Grigoryan Brothers & Adam Page, Archie Roach, Backsliders, Harry Manx (Canada), Steve Poltz (Canada), While & Matthews (UK), Breabach (Scotland), Peter Rowan Band (USA), Nashville’s 10 String Symphony (USA), Flats and Sharps (UK) and Brothers Comatose (USA).

Early Bird tickets are only available until December 15th 2017 at bmff.org.au