Port Fairy Folk Festival 2025


In November 2021, the South-West District lost one of its shining lights and great folk artists, in Kate Gane.

Kate had a long and great history with the creative community in the South-West region and beyond, and attended the Folk Festival all her life as a volunteer, enthusiastic audience member and performer in groups such as Tukan Sam, Kate Gane & The Regulators, and The Southern Ocean Sea Band.

This special tribute concert features musical artists from the district and beyond who Kate has touched, befriended or been involved with as a collaborator over the years.  Artists will share stories and songs about Kate on stage while long-time friend Colleen Hughson will provide visuals.  With all the artist fees going towards a charity of Kate’s family’s choosing, this one-of-a-kind tribute show is not to be missed and will surely be an emotional rollercoaster ride through songs & memories of the late, great – Kate Gane.

Featuring Artists: Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Morgan, Georgia Spain, Oscar Lush, Andre Pangrazio, Brett Clarke (Boorook), Jo Brooks & Band (Gnotuk), Oriel Glennen, and The Southern Ocean Sea Band.

Songs will be sung about Katie for years to come.