Folk fes­ti­val slated for Car­bon­ear

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For the first time in four years a folk fes­ti­val is be­ing staged in Car­bon­ear this sum­mer. The new fes­ti­val also has a new or­ga­ni­za­tion and venue.

The in­au­gu­ral Celtic Roots Folk Fes­ti­val is tun­ing up for Satur­day, July 9 at the Knights of Colum­bus on Ade­laide Street.

Weather per­mit­ting the event will go ahead out­doors on the grounds of the K. of C. In the event of in­clement weather, it will move in­side the K. of C. clu­b­rooms.

The fes­ti­val is the brain­child of a new gen­er­a­tion of tra­di­tional folk mu­si­cians and folk mu­sic en­thu­si­asts — all in their 20s — who would like to re­vive the tra­di­tional folk mu­sic scene in the town and area.

In­stead of bring­ing in big-name, high­priced com­mer­cial acts, or­ga­niz­ers say they want to start from scratch with a fes­ti­val that takes tra­di­tional mu­sic back to its roots by fo­cus­ing on the real au­then­tic folk artists who play mu­sic in their kitchens for fam­ily and friends.

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