The Lowell Folk Festival Announces Line-up
The 2004 Lowell Folk Festival in Lowell, MA offers a diverse collection of performances including everything from reggae and calypso to Tuvan throat singers and polka, along with an assortment of traditional American musical forms. The largest free folk fest in the country combines music and dance with crafts, parades, and ethnic food – July 23 through July 25. The Lowell Folk Festival is co-produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts.
Featured acts: The Abyssinians (reggae), the Cana Ramblers (Appalachian), Dale Hawkins (rockabilly), Gilles Roy and the Stepping Ambassadors (Franco-Canadian step dance), Huun Huur Tu (Tuvan throat singers), JD Crowe and the New South (bluegrass), Kevin Burke (Irish fiddler), Mark Halata and Texavia (Texas-Czech polka), the Mighty Sparrow (cajun gyspy swing), Sensacion Vallenata con Gustavo Nieto (Columbian Vallenato), and Warner Williams and Jay Summerour (Piedmont blues).