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PERFORMERS AT NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
Amazing things happen at National Folk Festival in Australia. One of these amazing things this year is the: Morris Dancers, buskers spitting fire, dancers spinning and twirling, musicians singing etc, at the festival...check it out!

National Folk, generally, as s Festival is a premier, colorful, and diverse family oriented festival in Australia. It is a popular event and it usually attract no less that 50,000 people.The festival was firstly held in Melbourne in 1967 by: the Victorian Folk Music Club, the Monash traditional Music Society, the Burwood Teachers Folk Club, performers Martin Wyndham Reed, Glen Tomasetti etc.

The inspiration, according to some sources, is the Newport Folk Festival in the United States. In between 1969 to 1991 the festival traveled interstate each year but due to pressure and the demand of hosting it, it has been stabilized at Canberra since 1992. During the rotatory period, Melbourne, Sydney, Alice Springs, Perth, Kurunda Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Fremantle, and Maleny at least, each, hosted it once.

The festival: includes over 100 concerts, poetry, storytelling, dances, kiddies program, food options, camping etc.

FOR FURTHER READING/VIEW, GO TO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SbMzb7Rnro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVbTrwtXPmw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Folk_Festival_(Australia)
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