This Years Artists

Featured Performers

Foghorn Stringband

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The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for the real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with 8 albums,…

Genni Kane

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As a member of the multi-award winning Flying Emus, Genni Kane sang her way through the ‘80s. When they disbanded in 1991, Genni settled back into…

Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton

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Kate Burke and Ruth Hazleton are two of Australia’s most respected and renowned folk musicians. Their vocal harmonies, exceptional musicianship and…

Luke Plumb and Peter Daffy

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Leaders in their respective fields in the realm of acoustic music, Peter Daffy and Luke Plumb have spent almost twenty years playing acoustic music…

Mac Traynham and Shay Garriock

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Mac Traynham and Shay Garriock are a musical duo dedicated to carrying on the older musical traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest…

Mile Twelve

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Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for…

The Freewheeler

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​‘Anyone who’s been caught by this music will know the feeling, when it’s really flowing, of the tunes somehow playing themselves - perhaps it’s the…

The New Macedon Rangers

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The New Macedon Rangers are a dynamic string band featuring members based in North Carolina and the Macedon Ranges of Victoria. Their compelling…

2017 Festival Artists

Andy Gordon with John Kane

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Andy Gordon’s sparse music operates in the netherworld between ethereal folk music and the dreamy and hypnotic realm, grand finalist 2013 Australian…

Angus Gill

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Aged just 19, Angus Gill is somewhat of a veteran in theperformance and songwriting stakes. His live show is a dynamic collection of catchy, humorous…

Cat and Clint

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Cat & Clint play Old Time, featuring sweet vocal harmonies, clawhammer banjo and driving fiddle tunes. Predominantly traditional Old Time music from…

Chloë & Jason Roweth

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Chloë & Jason Roweth bring you the songs and poems of thekitchen, the verandah, the shearer’s huts, the local pub - and theyarns that go with them.…

Chris Matthews

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Hailing from Kununurra in North West WA, one of the mostisolated, hottest and sparsely populated places in the world, Chris Matthews is one of our…

Corn Silk

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Corn Silk, a brother-sister duo steeped in harmony. Influenced by the sounds of their childhood: Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Tracy Chapman,…

Flora Knight & Sean Donald

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Flora Knight and Sean Donald are a duo who despite their disparate upbringings, coalesce to produce harmonious electricity.As the electrons collide,…

Foghorn Stringband

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The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for the real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with 8 albums,…

Freya Josephine Hollick

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Freya Josephine Hollick is an Old-Timey, Country, Folk singer/songwriter from the Victorian Goldfields. Hollick has written and performed for many…

Genni Kane

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As a member of the multi-award winning Flying Emus, Genni Kane sang her way through the ‘80s. When they disbanded in 1991, Genni settled back into…

Golden Whistler

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Inspired by a shared love of connecting stories, people and placesof times past to audiences today; Golden Whistler (Kate Barker -vocals & guitar and…

High and Lonesome

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High and Lonesome are a local Bellingen/Dorrigo three piece who play Traditional Old-Timey and Mountain Music. Mandolin, Guitar, banjo, fiddle and…

Jason Roweth

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A natural storyteller, with a warm, engaging stage presence, Jason Roweth presents a vibrant combination of new and old Australian traditional songs,…

John Bennett with David Hyams

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John Bennett with David HyamsFrom Bidyadanga in WA’s remote Kimberley country, where the desert meets the sea, John Bennett has emerged as a…

Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton

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Kate Burke and Ruth Hazleton are two of Australia’s most respected and renowned folk musicians. Their vocal harmonies, exceptional musicianship and…

Kaurna Cronin Band

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Multi-award winning folkster Kaurna Cronin is heralded as one ofAustralia’s most entertaining young performers, an internationallyacclaimed…

Loren Kate

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“One of the most divine singer/songwriters in the universe. She can crack you open and expose your rawness, then wrap you back up so you can leave…

Luke Plumb and Peter Daffy

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Leaders in their respective fields in the realm of acoustic music, Peter Daffy and Luke Plumb have spent almost twenty years playing acoustic music…

Mac Traynham and Shay Garriock

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Mac Traynham and Shay Garriock are a musical duo dedicated to carrying on the older musical traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest…

Mandy Connell

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Connell presents a voice of startling honesty, with guitar skills and anecdotes which have her well loved around the east coast. David Francey calls…

Michael Waugh

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Nominated for Best New Talent at the 2017 Golden Guitar awards,Michael Waugh gives a profound new voice to the Australianexperience. His insightful…

Mile Twelve

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Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for…

Misty Mountain Players

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Based in Dorrigo, Misty Mountain Players got together over 5 years ago as a group of friends who enjoyed testing the boundaries of ukulele together.…

Monique Clare

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Cello-wielding songstress, Monique Clare hails from the foothills of Mount Coot-tha and delivers raw, eclectic folk fusion. Between deep explorations…

Montgomery Church

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What people are saying about Montgomery Church..........”Soaring vocals” ........”Spellbinding Dobro” ......“Stunning harmonies”......Hailing from…

Pete Denahy

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Having cut his teeth doing comedy and playing fiddle on the Slim Dusty Show, Pete Denahy works at his own show now which includes much comedy and…

Pitts Family

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The Pitts Family will impress, surprise, and touch you (in more ways than one…) employing spectacular circus, quirky characters and more child labour…

Sohum Women's Choir

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Sohum Women's Choir is a Bellingen based all female, 25 voicechoir. Collectively, Sohum sings the beauty of the 'feminine'through a rich and varied…

The 3 Jimmies

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The 3 Jimmies consist of a Scott, an Englishman and a tokenAustralian. Jimmy Rush & Nigel Lever had been playing for manyyears with the well known…

The Daughters of the Rum Rebellion

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The Daughters of the Rum Rebellion tells the true story of the three female bush rangers who terrorised colonial Australia; Lady Bushranger Jessie…

The Freewheeler

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​‘Anyone who’s been caught by this music will know the feeling, when it’s really flowing, of the tunes somehow playing themselves - perhaps it’s the…

The Mae Trio

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Incorporating stellar three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and lyrical sophistication, these youngsters are on a rapid rise. The Mae Trio are a…

The Martins

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The songs that make up Mike Martin ramble their way through allstops along the genres of Celtic, jazz, folk, skiffle and a few placesin between. He…

The New Macedon Rangers

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The New Macedon Rangers are a dynamic string band featuring members based in North Carolina and the Macedon Ranges of Victoria. Their compelling…

The Northern Folk

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Hailing from Albury, NSW and now based in Melbourne, The Northern Folk are a collective of eleven musical ambitionists spreading their unique brand…

The Pipi Pickers

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When you just need that sweet Bluegrass sound, the Pipi Pickers won’t disappoint. Heavily influenced by New Grass Revival and Tim O’Brien, the four…

The Tawny Owl Stringband

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Brought together through their deep love and affection of old timeAppalachian music The Tawny Owl Stringband is an exciting newcollaboration between…

The Tin Can String Band

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The Tin Can String Band are a Bluegrass and Old-Timey trio from the NSW Far North Coast. All three members are multi-instrumentalists and respected…

Thor and Jasmine Phillips

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Award nominated songwriter and performer Thor Phillips will be joined by his wife Jasmine for a heartfelt journey through songs of country, hardship…

Tommy Chandler and the Continental Drift

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Tommy Chandler is straight from the USA, born and raised in the heart of Bluegrass, North Carolina. Tommy started learning the banjo at the age of 11…

Two If By Sea

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Trent Arkleysmith and Rachel Johnston both started their musicallives studying classical Cello and then took dramatically differentpaths- Trent…

Watling & Bates

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Watling & Bates are songwriters from Unumgar NSW. Their new album Small Town Tales traps stories in amber like insects drawn relentlessly to a…

Whoa Mule

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Whoa Mule brings you old time country ballads, original songs,and driving triple fiddle dance tunes. Inspired by the rapid weatherchanges of the Blue…

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