Bellingham greets New Year with folk festival

January 3, 2018 by  

The annual Bellingham Folk Festival will be ringing in the New Year in a few weeks. The festival will be a celebration of folk music from around the world with workshops and concerts presented by more than forty folk music artists from the United States, Canada and as far away as Denmark and Brazil.

The three-day event will be a series of workshops running throughout the day with showcase evening concerts. All workshops will be available to all event ticket holders and each one will be a first-come-first seated affair. A Contra Dance is scheduled after the Saturday concert.

Instructors and performers will include our local song writer and singer, Linda Allen, classically trained turned bluegrass, jazz and old-time violinist Amy Alvey and cellist, Nathan Bontrager. Bryan Bowers (autoharp), and the Bryan Bowers Trio and Flip Breskin and Kat Bula are also on the agenda. Brazil will be represented by Choroloco and Denmark will be represented by composer, singer, guitarist Morten Alfred Hoirup. A workshop in Scottish Highland Dance will be given by Abigail Dickmann. Fans may wish to see if the performers have any promotional products with them for purchase.

Bellingham Folk Festival will be January 19th, 2018 from 4:30 pm until 9:30, Saturday January 20th from 9 am until 9:30 pm and Sunday, January 21st from 1 pm until 7:45 pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St., Bellingham.