MORE than 80 bands, artists and performers will showcase their talents over three days from Friday in George Town at the 22nd Tamar Valley Folk Festival.
The program, which boasts 34 separate events, includes children's shows and storytelling, tribute concerts to Woody Guthrie and the 1912 Mount Lyell mining disaster, cooking workshops, and of course, long hours of musical entertainment throughout George Town.
The festival's headlining acts include Queensland's premier Celtic group, Sunas, who are set to provide their fresh take on traditional Celtic music.
Festival co-ordinator Christine Atwell described the four-member group of multi- instrumentalists with exquisite three-part vocal harmonies as having an engaging stage presence.
She said co-headliners, the high-energy Brisbane bluegrass band The Company, had a fast finger-picked set of soulful songs with sweet harmonies.
Ms Atwell said other key festival artists included Ange Takats, whose vocal style is a mixture of Joni Mitchell and Billie Holiday, and folk singer- guitarist Rebecca Moore.
Ukulele, fiddle, guitar and choir musical workshops will be available, as will children's dance and drama workshops.
The festival will start at 2.30pm this Friday with children's entertainment at the Bass and Flinders Centre.
It will close with a Sunday evening jam session at the Pier Hotel.
A full program is available on the festival's website www.tamarvalleyfolkfestival
*An advertisement for the Tamar Valley Folk Festival that ran in Friday's edition of The Examiner included incorrect information about this year's event. The Examiner apologises for the inconvenience.