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Maldon Folk Festival

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Beth Knights, Tarrangower Times

The wet and cold weather did not deter more than a thousand delighted music lovers from their pilgrimage to Maldon for the 47th year of the Maldon Folk Festival.

This year saw the addition of a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony, and an opening party to celebrate the volunteers; the very backbone of the festival. 

Folk music has always had an important role to play in sharing stories of the collective human experience.

Festival favourite Loren Kate opened up about mental health struggles. Sister duo Charm of Finches pondered the after-life in sublime harmony. Lighter in tone, Sarah and Silas sang We’re Apocalypse Ready, detailing the challenges of first-time gardening during the pandemic. 

But after an especially difficult few years, there was much to celebrate – with poetry, music and workshops to suit every taste!

This year’s event was a testament to the power of community and the enduring spirit of folk music.  

Tarrangower Times 4 November 2022

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This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 4 November 2022 2022.

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