The Beagle caught up with Peter Logue, President of the Yuin Folk Club in Cobargo. The Yuin Folk Club are the hosts each year of the stunning Cobargo Folk Festival.
"At the 2018 Cobargo Folk Festival we did something a bit different that we intend to be the start of a lasting and far reaching online archive of the music we love. We are thrilled to announce the launch of The Cobargo Sessions, a series of high quality videos showcasing a range of artists who have performed at the Cobargo Folk Festival."
"We want people all over Australia and around the world to see the range of extraordinary talent that makes its way to the sleepy, beautiful village of Cobargo in rural New South Wales, Australia, to entertain at our annual folk festival held in the first weekend of March, now firmly on the global folk and roots map."
"We also want to give back to the artists who support our festival and discovered, after talking to many performers, that the single most useful contribution would be a well-produced video. With the generous support of the NSW Government tourist promotion body, Destination NSW, we were able to engage two young film production companies, Pegleg Productions from the Albury region, and Crewcible from the ACT, to weave their magic on a pretty limited budget." Peter explained
"As you’ll see on our Cobargo Folk Festival YouTube Channel, they did a fantastic job.
We are giving each video to the artists involved free of charge, asking only that they use their own online platforms to promote themselves and our Festival."
Video: Song: "Foolish Child" Written & Performed by The Northern Folk from the album "Stumble on Home" Produced by the Yuin Folk Club for The Cobargo Sessions and recorded live at the Cobargo School of Arts Hall during the 2018 Cobargo Folk Festival.
Talking of the upcoming 2019 festival scheduled for March 1st to 3rd Peter adds offered "Finances permitting, we hope to grow this archive over coming years so it becomes source of recordings, made at the Cobargo Folk Festival, of great Australian folk and roots performers. We all learned a lot from our first year and we are have heaps of exciting ideas for the future."
"Obviously, we just don’t have the time or the money to do this for every performer at the Festival. So our programming team will make selections, based on availability during the festival, genres, Australian and international audience reach, and helping emerging and mid-career artists."
"We hope you will take time to look at this year’s excellent performances and to share them far and wide with your family and friends. "Please subscribe to our Youtube channel to receive all the updates!" You can find the Cobargo Folk Festival Youtube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt2QYy1oSzvPgIuJ94rtczQ