Folk Dranouter

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Folkfestival Dranouter
Genre Folk, pop, world music
Dates Early August
Location(s) Dranouter, Belgium
Years active 1975 – present
Website
http://www.folkdranouter.be/

Folk Dranouter is a yearly folk festival spanning four days at the beginning of August in the Belgian village Dranouter. Since 2005, a second, smaller festival, Dranouter aan zee (Dranouter at sea) is organised in De Panne on the beach near the end of April.

History[edit]

Created in 1975 by the people of the youth club "De Zon", the first festival showed eight groups on one day with the Albion Morris Men as headliners, and had some 300 visitors. By 1977, the festival had specialized in folk music and got some 1,000 visitors. After a few more years of growth, the festival reached a stable audience of three- to five thousand visitors throughout the 1980s.

From the end of the 1980s on, the festival started programming other genres like world music (with Miriam Makeba in 1989) and singer-songwriters (with Billy Bragg in 1988), and included some more well-known names. The audience increased to some 45,000 people in 1995 and 65,000 in 1997.

In 1997 and 1998, Dranouter won the ZAMU award for best musical event.

Folk museum[edit]

In the wake of the festival, a museum of folk music also opened in Dranouter.[1]

Artists[edit]

Famous artists who performed in Dranouter over the years include:[2]

1975–1987[edit]

1988[3][edit]

  • The Furey's & Davey Arthur
  • Mary Coughlan & Band
  • Ralph McTell
  • Billy Bragg (also 1993, 2008, 2014)
  • Malicorne
  • Strawhead
  • Bazaar
  • Sambôa
  • Tiriltunga
  • 'T Kliekske
  • Etnopojat
  • La P'tite Fanfare
  • Fanfare Dranouter
  • Brabants Volksorkest
  • Vivelegeus
  • Raul Alcover
  • Linard Bardill & Band
  • John Hammond
  • From Us To You
  • Rory McLeod (also 1994) & Kathryn Tickell
  • Avada Band
  • One Race
  • Vermenton Plage
  • Biermosl Blosen
  • Aran
  • Talila
  • The Crew
  • Jim McCann
  • Dónal Lunny (also 1998) & Liam O'Flynn
  • Electric Ananas

1989[edit]

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

1993[edit]

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jardine, Cassandra (23 June 2006). "Too young for war?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Palmares" (in Dutch). Folkfestival Dranouter. Retrieved 26 May 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Malicorne on Facebook / Poster of Dranouter folk festival (5, 6 & 7 august) 1988 (posted on 24 july 2010)

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