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Dance along the Kinneret’s idyllic shores at Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival

Jacobs Ladder Festival
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Pack up the whole family for the year’s most blissful getaway, filled with non-stop live folk and world music concerts set on the pastoral lawns and peaceful beaches of Lake Kinneret. From the world’s best gypsy, American, and scandinavian folk, to Middle Eastern blues, bagpipes, swing, and much more, lovely melodies will send festival-goers swaying at their picnics and twirling across the green lawns all weekend.

From Thursday to Saturday afternoon, Jacob’s Ladder features a variety of festive workshops and engaging activities in addition to the concerts and jam sessions. The schedule includes but is not limited to a medieval musical parade, open mic sessions, ukulele and blues guitar workshops, yoga, tai chi, an array of dance workshops from Irish and swing, to American folk and traditional medieval dancing, and children’s activities like basket weaving, an interactive puppet show, a soapstone workshop, tye-dye, a circus corner, storytelling, and so on. There will even be a holistic medicine tent, a book swap, and plenty opportunities for swimming in the lake or pool.

 

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The lineup showcases Full Trunk (Middle Eastern blues), Ukus in Fabula (Italian Ukulele trio), Spiritual Seasons (Celtic, Scandinavian, Nordic, and Medieval folk), The Floy Joy Swing Band (swing, blues, and jazz), Shabbat Nariya (musical Kabbalat Shabbat), Forest (spiritual gypsy folk), Bernie Pearl (Mississippi Delta blues), and Tarante Groove Machine (electro global beats) just to name a few. Check online to browse the full list of 36 diverse artists preparing to sweep the festival this year. 

 

 

FOREST
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Singles, families, groups of friends, or seniors are welcome to book a room in the Nof Ginosar Hotel or a nearby scenic B&B, or enjoy free camping on different sites catering to whatever vibe you might be looking for, from more quiet and serene, to a younger scene. Most of the concerts and activities are held outside in the beautiful late-spring air, so bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and free spirits for a euphoric weekend May 10-12 at the Nof Ginosar Hotel.

Ranging from NIS 160-540, get your tickets and more information at http://www.jlfestival.com/

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