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Port Fairy Folk Festival - March 2006

This was my third Festival in succession, and I enjoyed every minute of it, just as I had the previous two. Once again, some of my favourite musicians were on the program - Richard Thompson, Mary Black, Paul Kelly and Harry Manx. I made a few discoveries too - David Francey, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Gerry O'Connor and Gilles le Bigot, and La Bottine Souriante were all outstanding.

As in the past, we stayed in Warrnambool and drove in to Port Fairy each day. We stayed with our great friends, David and Mim. Their daughter Jess performed three sets at the Festival with the fabulous Sweethearts.

There are photos here from all but the first two events I attended - Mozaik, followed by Mick Thomas on Friday night. I make no apologies for the quality of the photos. I did the best I could. Some are grainy, others are slightly out of focus. Many of the tents and stages were very dark so all I could do was fiddle about with the aperture settings, try to hold the camera steady and hope there was enough light to illuminate the subject. I had to delete many failures. I've kept the best of what I took. I hope you like them, especially if you were at Port Fairy too.

I skipped the big concert on Sunday night. I'll be catching up on that when the DVD arrives in a few weeks from now.

This festival is an amazing event. It has something for everyone. Folk, rock, reggae, country - all musical tastes are catered for. Ages range from the very young to the elderly. If music is not your scene, there is art, drama, poetry and humour to entertain you as well.

I hope to keep coming back to Port Fairy each and every March from now on to experience this fantastic festival.
Rebecca Barnard and The Unconscious Brothers
:: Rebecca Barnard and The Unconscious Brothers ::
Gerry Hale and the Innocent Bystanders
:: Gerry Hale and the Innocent Bystanders ::
The Pigram Brothers
:: The Pigram Brothers ::
:: Yilila ::
Colin Hay
:: Colin Hay ::
:: Mozaik ::
Richard Thompson
:: Richard Thompson ::
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
:: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion ::
Mary Black
:: Mary Black ::
Paul Kelly and The Stormwater Boys
:: Paul Kelly and The Stormwater Boys ::
Jane Saunders
:: Jane Saunders ::
Harry Manx
:: Harry Manx ::
Jodi Martin
:: Jodi Martin ::
:: Bomba ::
David Francey
:: David Francey ::
Gerry O'Connor and Gilles le Bigot
:: Gerry O'Connor and Gilles le Bigot ::
La Bottine Souriante
:: La Bottine Souriante ::
:: Sweethearts ::
Around the Festival
:: Around the Festival ::
'The Folkie After Party', Killarney
:: 'The Folkie After Party', Killarney ::