THE poignant lyrics and soul-stirring tunes of Albury's own will come to the fore on the longest night of the year.
The Northern Folk have been ongoing supporters of Winter Solstice in QEII Square.
On Friday night they will return to the fold for a cause close to their hearts.
The Northern Folk vocalist Georgie Currie said Winter Solstice was very likely the single most important event in Albury.
She said the band first got on board in 2014 though her fellow vocalist in The Northern Folk, Paul Dyason, sang at the first event the year before.
"As Annette and Stuart (Baker) continued to ask us back, we were very touched that our music was thought to enrich this event so important to the people," Currie said.
"It is probably the most important event that Albury hosts."
Originating from Albury, the 10-piece band is now based in Melbourne.
The Northern Folk is made up of nine former Albury High or Xavier High School students and a trombonist from Mildura.
Last year they directed the inaugural By The Banks Music Festival.
Their LP, Stumble On Home, reached No. 27 on the iTune Australia album charts.
The Gateway Life Church African Choir will perform their touching, soulful tunes at Winter Solstice.
Made up of Congolese and Kenyan refugees, these musicians suffered terrible hardships in their homeland before settling in Albury-Wodonga for a better life.
Based out of their Lavington church, they are now giving back to their community by sharing their extraordinary talents.
Described as having the ability to both "break your heart and fill your heart" in three minutes, Patrick Lionel will round out the music program.
The country-raised and city-based folk artist has gone from playing on the streets of his hometown to gracing festival stages.
He joined Jordie Lane on his Australian tour and supported The Northern Folk for their Watermark album launch in Wodonga. His single, Forgive Yourself, was released last year.
Lionel will perform from 4pm ahead of the official Winter Solstice program from 5pm.
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