Port Fairy Folk Festival will celebrate its Scottish connections with Postcards From Scotland – as 18 of Scotland’s best known folk groups and musicians present a special virtual concert on Sunday 29 November 2020.
Each artist has recorded a five minute Postcard from Scotland featuring conversation and music which will be broadcast side by side in this entertaining 90 minute special. A range of Scottish landmarks representing the artists’ home locations from the Borders to Shetland will be screened in this armchair travel extravaganza.
Postcards From Scotland will feature a who’s who of Scottish artists including Blazin’ Fiddles, Breabach, Brìdghe Chaimbeul, Claire Hastings, Elephant Sessions, Fara, Hannah Rarity, Ímar, Kinnaris Quintet, Kris Drever, Moishe’s Bagel and Fiona Hunter, Niteworks, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, RURA, Ryan Young, Siobhan Miller, Skerryvore and Talisk.
“We are so proud to be presenting this scenic screening of Scottish music and countryside to our Folkies,” said Port Fairy Folk Festival Program Director, Justin Rudge. “It is so important to support our artists both locally and internationally and to celebrat e our Festival’s connection to our Scottish community.’’
Port Fairy Folk Festival joins the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and Germany’s Rudolstadt Festival in sharing this short film with its audiences, enabling the beloved Scottish artists to connect with fans around the world during the global pandemic.
Port Fairy Folk Festival’s Postcards From Scotland event is proudly presented by the Year of Scotland in Australia, a ground breaking initiative between Showcase Scotland Expo and Woodfordia Inc, supported by Creative Scotland, the Scottish Government and The Glenturret Whisky.
Prior to the covid 19 pandemic, it was to be the largest ever presentation of Scottish artists down under, encompassing over 30 partner festivals and hundreds of events throughout Australia and has since moved to offering digital content throughout 2020.
Port Fairy Folk Festival’s Postcards From Scotland takes place on Sunday 29 November at 8.00pm. The 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival will take place from 11 – 14 March 2022. For more information, visit: www.portfairyfolkfestival.com for details.
Image: Imar will play as part of Postcards From Scotland on Sunday 29 November (supplied)