The 15th annual Bards, Ballads and Bulldust Festival & Fund-Raising Concert Tour is coming to Central Otago and the Maniototo in April 2021
This year the pre-festival tour will include local fundraising concerts in Roxburgh and the Earnscleugh Hall – Alexandra, before culminating in the festival at Naseby over the last weekend of April.
The Roxburgh and Alexandra concerts will also help raise funds for the Teviot Valley Residential Rest Home upgrade, which will include a much-needed short term respite bed available for anyone in Central Otago.
The Bards Ballads and Bulldust Festival, a mix of New Zealand high country-folk music, poetry, stories, and folklore, was started in Naseby in 2006 by the late Folk Legend Phil Garland, and Warwick Brock, with help from Ancient Briton Hotel owner, Roch Sullivan.
Artists this year include: Graham Wardrop, Paul & Chrissie Bond, Roger & Deirdre Lusby (Rural Mail), Jane Edmed & Gary Elford, Sue Galvin & Tony Kiesanowski (Hidden Talent)
Festival Organiser, Roger Lusby, was born in Roxburgh and although now living in Nelson, says his heart has never left Central. “It’s a great privilege to bring home the essential stories and songs that tell of Otago, the place and the people” he says.
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