A feature of the festival is the invited guest - an outstanding folk musician and/or band who share music and knowledge via guest spots, workshops and the mixed grill’s judging panel, and lend a certain panache and aplomb to the weekend’s proceedings.
The style and background of these artists vary each year – so different genres of the folk scene are highlighted.
Past invited guests have included Keith Potger, Luke Davies, Junior, Eric Bogle, Hard Drive, Greg Champion, Danny Spooner, Dave De Hugard and Bernard Carney.
We are pleased to announce our 2017 invited guest is Pete Denahy a comedian and bluegrass musician hailing from Yackandandah in Victoria. He is a songwriter and singer whose show includes everything from serious ballads to ridiculous stories and songs with a twist.
Pete wrote the "teenager song" Sort Of Dunno Nothin' which went viral on youtube and is seen as a Gen Y anthem, although people from all generations relate to the song.