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Frances Folk Gathering

Event Type Festival
Event Focus Music
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Community
Price FREE
Dates 22/02/2019 to 24/02/2019
Location Frances SA 5262
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Frances Folk Gathering is a small and very special event in the folk calendar.

On the last weekend of February each year the tiny village of Frances on the Victorian/South Australian border opens its doors and hearts to folk lovers: musicians, dancers, artists and appreciators.

The essence of Frances is participation. It is the festival you’re in, not just at. Everyone contributes to the fun and entertainment, young and old, beginners and experienced performers, the well-known, the never heard of and, sometimes, the infamous. A particular focus of the Gathering is future-folk - involving and nurturing young folk artists and up-and-coming talent.

For musicians, open mics run all weekend in various venues. There are scheduled sessions, circles, serious and silly competitions, and workshops throughout the program as well as informal circles, busking and jamming just about everywhere. There is an art exhibition where artists are welcome to exhibit and art lovers can peruse and purchase art. For dancers, the dance program offers a variety of lively dances and workshops throughout the Gathering.

Family Market day , Sunday 9am-2pm, Candles, Local art work, Wall decor,Fresh fruit and vegetables and MORE !!

Frances is a true gathering of people - making and celebrating folk arts together - and the spirit of Frances has a cheeky, wonderful and unique magic to it.