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We're working on 2017 information.

We're back at last year's location: The Albuquerque International Ballooon Museum. We're busy planning what should be the best Albuquerque Folk Festival yet, with camping and jamming Friday and Saturday nights, and entertainment, workshops, and dancing all day Saturday, June 3. As soon as we have final information, we'll put it up here. In the meantime, we've left the 2016 information up so you can get a feel for the fun you'll have at the Albuquerque Folk Festival.


These storytellers all currently live in New Mexico, and so we call them local. Together they've studied, entertained and taught in many countries, gathering artful skills and stories but are always on the move to new experiences, and so we call them sojourners. They've honed their craft at universities, in street festivals, at their grandparent's knees, in coffee houses and still they have more to say.... and so we call them Storytellers.

Thanks to Dianne Rossbach for coordinating our storytelling venue.

10:30 AMMore of Tricketers, Travelers, & LocosRegina Ress

Regina is nationally renowned and multi-lingual teller, teacher, and actress who divides her time between New York and New Mexico. We're so glad to have her on the schedule. Her lively and thoughtful stories from Central and South America, as well as the Carribean, will capture your spirit.

11:30 AMString Theory...Hands OnCynthia Dobson

String stories! Join in the fun of the ancient tradition of using your hands and a cats cradle string loop to make tales take shape before your eyes. Cynthia will tug at your heart strings in this set. See you there!

12:30 PMPeter & the WolfBarry Simon

Thrill to the sounds of the orchestra, as Barry explains how each instrument lends another dimension to our understanding of this tale. Was the Wolf just misunderstood?

1:30 PMEscapes, Journeys, Coming HomeKimberly Gotches

Kimberly performs in old tales and new. From the beginning of time sharing travel and adventure stories put "coming home" into perspective for us. Kimberly escaped Chicago to find her home in the Wild West.

2:30 PMMy Dog VentriloquistDianne Rossbach

An improvisational troubadour and her puppets come together at Storytelling Tent. Have they got a tale for you! Whimsical and musical "tall" tales.... some shaggy dog stories, no doubt.

3:30 PMGAW and Busted Flush, OklahomaGeorge Williams

This storyteller comes to us with a flair for the dramatic ... dividing his time between acting, directing, writing, and storytelling. The people he met while living in Oklahoma come alive for you through his amazing account of life in Busted Flush. You may know some of these folks already.

4:30 PMMedieval Ballads and TalesScott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee

Scott and Johanna bring you an innovative and musical storytelling performance style gleened from travels across Scandinavia, Europe, India, and the United States. Their performance style is enthralling and mystical and perfect.