Fancy a New Year's Eve barn dance, Cajun jitterbug lessons or
perhaps a turn at Cape Breton fiddling?
More than 50 workshops, concerts, dances and performances
have been included in the programme for this year's Whare
Flat Folk Festival, which starts at noon tomorrow.
The New Edinburgh Folk Club of Dunedin first held the annual
festival in 1975.
It expected about 500 people to attend this year's four-day
event at the Wairoa Scout Camp in Whare Flat, west of
Festival gates are scheduled to open at noon tomorrow and the
final performance is expected to start at 7.30pm on New
Workshops to be held throughout the festival include samba
rhythm and chanting, story telling, mask making, the gypsy
fiddle, percussion instrument making, gypsy jazz guitar,
singing, uilleann pipes, Cape Breton fiddling, mandolin, and
country and blues guitar.