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Latest news: National Folk Festival

Canberra folk dance up the sun

There aren’t many certainties in life (apart from death and taxes) but the sun rising each day is reliable and perhaps we should thank Canberra’s Surly Griffin Morris Dancers for that. Unbeknownst to...

Long-term ‘folky’ hooked on Canberra’s National Folk Festival

When Sharon Casey started volunteering at the National Folk Festival in 1998, she wasn’t into folk and didn’t play an instrument, but 26 years of volunteering later she’s “folkified” and plays a mean fiddle.

This year’s National Folk Festival to be more inclusive than ever

Folk has always been inclusive, says National Folk Festival managing director, Heidi Pritchard, and this year’s festival is set to be the most inclusive yet, with an array of First Nations and LGBTQI+ performers, plus improved accessibility onsite.

Better than ever, National Folk Festival returns to Canberra

If you’re after something other than chocolate eggs and fluffy bunny tails this Easter, check out the National Folk Festival when it returns to Exhibition Park in Canberra over the long weekend, 6-10 April.

Take 5 with Josh Cunningham of The Waifs

Iconic Australian band, The Waifs, is one of the headline acts at this year’s National Folk Festival, heading to Exhibition Park over Easter, 6-10 April. CW had a chat with Josh Cunningham to discuss festival culture, 30 years of touring, and chosen family.

Tradition to continue at National Folk Festival in Canberra

Canberra's favourite Easter weekend event, the National Folk Festival returns to Exhibition Park from 6 to 10 April.

From the editor: ‘A Song of Hope’ by Oodgeroo Noonuccal

To commemorate Anzac Day, this week’s cover story has a special focus on Australia’s Indigenous service men and women, such as Lance Corporal Kathleen (Kath) Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) who served in WWII.