Featured Performers

Annie Lou Band (Canada)
Annie Lou Band (Canada)

Annie Lou Band features the original songwriting of Anne Louise Genest mixed with the stringband sounds of fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and upright bass. Genest,  carries [ ... ]

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Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass (USA)
Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass (USA)

 Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass have risen quickly to become one of the most popular bluegrass groups in Nashville. They draw from the best years of traditional bluegrass  [ ... ]

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Colin O'Brien (USA)
Colin O'Brien (USA)

Colin O’Brien playfully delights his audiences with catchy melodies, groovy rhythms, soulful lyrics, fancy footwork and old time hat tricks. His banjo, fiddle and guitar playing, [ ... ]

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Hardrive Bluegrass Band
Hardrive Bluegrass Band

Hardrive Bluegrass Band is well regarded as one of Australia’s foremost traditional Bluegrass bands, playing standard bluegrass repertoire as well as Australian Original songs an [ ... ]

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Kirk Sutphin and Eddie Bond - The Stage Hogs (USA)
Kirk Sutphin and Eddie Bond - The Stage Hogs (USA)

Kirk Sutphin and Eddie Bond are Masters of Old-Time Fidldle and Banjo, hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and steeped in the Round Peak, Galax and Mt Airy Old [ ... ]

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Tattletale Saints (NZ/USA)
Tattletale Saints (NZ/USA)

Tattletale Saints is a New Zealand born duo featuring vocalist, guitarist, songwriter Cy Winstanley and vocalist, double bassist Vanessa McGowan.
Now based in Nashville Tennessee, a [ ... ]

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2014 Artists

Appalachian Heaven String Band
Appalachian Heaven String Band

Appalachian Heaven String Band is a lively, driving five piece Melbourne-based string band. They joyfully play traditional “Old Time” music of the rural south of the USA, mixed [ ... ]

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Annie Lou Band (Canada)
Annie Lou Band (Canada)

Annie Lou Band features the original songwriting of Anne Louise Genest mixed with the stringband sounds of fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and upright bass. Genest,  carries [ ... ]

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Astro Cobalt
Astro Cobalt

Astro Cobalt are Adelaide's youngest bluegrass band. Astro Cobalt is the result of four former students of the Elder Conservatorium deciding to innocently explore the Bluegrass gen [ ... ]

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Black Train
Black Train

Black Train love nothing more than sharing their passion for old time songs with the good people of this world. Based around the central figure of "Reverend" Kim Mclean, Black T [ ... ]

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Catgut
Catgut

Miriam Jones, Kieran Owens and Nick Street regularly come together to as Catgut on sunny park benches and cosy inner-city bars, drawing people in with dance-inducing old-time tunes [ ... ]

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Ceilidh Clan
Ceilidh Clan

Ceilidh Clan Presents: A Scottish Ceilidh Dance Party Are you ready for a Highland Fling?  Grab your tartan and dancing shoes... Saturday afternoon at 4pm the Main Pavilion [ ... ]

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Chloë and Jason Roweth
Chloë and Jason Roweth

Chloë & Jason Roweth (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola, mandolin) have been researching and reinventing Australian bush music / entertainment for over twenty years. Their vib [ ... ]

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Cloudstreet
Cloudstreet

 Based in Queensland, Australia, Nicole Murray and John Thompson have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal ha [ ... ]

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Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass (USA)
Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass (USA)

 Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass have risen quickly to become one of the most popular bluegrass groups in Nashville. They draw from the best years of traditional bluegrass  [ ... ]

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Colin O'Brien (USA)
Colin O'Brien (USA)

Colin O’Brien playfully delights his audiences with catchy melodies, groovy rhythms, soulful lyrics, fancy footwork and old time hat tricks. His banjo, fiddle and guitar playing, [ ... ]

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Dan Parsons
Dan Parsons

With just a voice and guitar, Dan Parsons sings intimate songs of failed love, great love, missing home, the intricacies and anxieties of the human experience. Conjuring up images [ ... ]

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Enda Kenny
Enda Kenny

Singer Songwriter Enda Kenny was Born in Ireland and is now based in Melourne. His thoughtful, descriptive stories of his adoptive land have struck a chord with festival audiences  [ ... ]

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Evan Mathieson
Evan Mathieson

With his rich and powerful voice, Evan Mathieson accompanies his easy listening finger picking style on either the autoharp or guitar. He believes there are two sorts of music... [ ... ]

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Fred Smith
Fred Smith

Over the last 15 years Fred Smith has emerged as one of Australia’s most interesting songwriters.  He has spent the last 15 years all over the joint: working on peace keepin [ ... ]

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Hardrive Bluegrass Band
Hardrive Bluegrass Band

Hardrive Bluegrass Band is well regarded as one of Australia’s foremost traditional Bluegrass bands, playing standard bluegrass repertoire as well as Australian Original songs an [ ... ]

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Headland
Headland

Woolgoolga based group Headland serve up a compelling mix of Irish and Australian songs, wild jigs and reels, music that is in turn stirring, joyful and moving. Headland’s music [ ... ]

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Honey and Knives
Honey and Knives

Bellingen based Honey and Knives marry the sweetness and beauty of life’s possibilities with honesty blunt as a butter knife. Drawing together influences from folk, bluegrass, co [ ... ]

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Kirk Sutphin and Eddie Bond - The Stage Hogs (USA)
Kirk Sutphin and Eddie Bond - The Stage Hogs (USA)

Kirk Sutphin and Eddie Bond are Masters of Old-Time Fidldle and Banjo, hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and steeped in the Round Peak, Galax and Mt Airy Old [ ... ]

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Juzzie Smith
Juzzie Smith

Juzzie Smith is a globe-trotting, jaw-dropping, one-man-band dynamo from Byron Bay. Juzzie's music is full of joy and playfulness with a distinct feeling of freedom pulsing from  [ ... ]

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Kaloobafak
Kaloobafak

Kaloobafak Jug Band - Teana and Barry with Evan Mathieson Teana Amor (singer,amateur film maker, writer of stories and scripts, and player of guitar and extraordinary washboard  [ ... ]

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Karen Lynne Bluegrass Circle
Karen Lynne Bluegrass Circle

Karen Lynne has a style of music that ranges from Country to Bluegrass to Folk and everything in between. Probably the Industry’s quietest achiever, her long career now includes  [ ... ]

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Kym Pitman
Kym Pitman

Kym Pitman is a soulful poet and songwriter with a haunting voice. She blends a unique contemporary folk/roots sound with the intimacy of landscape, spirit and story. Her music is  [ ... ]

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Luciano Mesiti
Luciano Mesiti

Accomplished singer, songwriter and performer Luciano  Mesiti has produced 2 albums of original songs. Many of these songs are inspired by his parents love of music and the jo [ ... ]

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Lucy Wise Trio
Lucy Wise Trio

Lucy Wise Trio features singer-songwriter Lucy Wise (Ukulele), Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass) from ‘The String Contingent’ who draw influences from their [ ... ]

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Margaret and Bob Fagan
Margaret and Bob Fagan

Margaret & Bob Fagan are the original members of Australia’s pre-eminent folk music family, The Fagans, and have been delighting audiences both here and abroad for many years [ ... ]

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Morgan “Billygoat” Tucker
Morgan “Billygoat” Tucker

Singer-songwriter Morgan “Billygoat” Tucker will be playing his solo material, highlighting his powerful whisky soaked vocals, narrative style lyrics and delicate guitar p [ ... ]

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Oh Pep!
Oh Pep!

Oh Pep! are musical explorers who travel in the form of a band; a collaboration between songwriters Olivia Hally (guitar, vocals) & Pepita Emmerichs (fiddle, mandolin). Drawing [ ... ]

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One Up, Two Down
One Up, Two Down

One Up, Two Down (George Jackson, Andrew Small and Dan Watkins): Three passionate young musicians hailing from three countries joined by the Pacific Ocean George Jackson, Andrew S [ ... ]

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Putty Road
Putty Road

Putty Road combines the talents of Jane M Harding (vocals, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, whistles, clarinet) and Amanda Broberg (vocals, bouzouki, guitar). The repertoire ranges  [ ... ]

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Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay
Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay

Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay’s music has been likened to that of a good Scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. With voices that can instan [ ... ]

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Rowena Wise
Rowena Wise

Hailing from the Western Australian town of Margaret River, Rowena Wise has grown up with music, touring nationally and internationally from a young age with the Wise Family Band.  [ ... ]

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Sam and Gary Shepherd
Sam and Gary Shepherd

Sam and Gary Shepherd are father and son virtuoso fingerstyle guitarists and singers, and have performed at many festivals throughout the East Coast of Australia.
Both Sam and Gary [ ... ]

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Spirit of The Glen
Spirit of The Glen

"Follow the Spirit" - Glen Innes based Skye McKenny and Col Pike share a life-long love of folk music and in 2002 came together to form Spirit of the Glen. Spirit of the Glen brin [ ... ]

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Stray Hens
Stray Hens

Stray Hens are driven by their own arrangements of ancient Ballads, mixed with original songs. Powered by drum, bass, twin fiddles and three part female vocal harmonies; story son [ ... ]

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Tattletale Saints (NZ/USA)
Tattletale Saints (NZ/USA)

Tattletale Saints is a New Zealand born duo featuring vocalist, guitarist, songwriter Cy Winstanley and vocalist, double bassist Vanessa McGowan.
Now based in Nashville Tennessee, a [ ... ]

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The Barkers Vale Brothers
The Barkers Vale Brothers

The Barkers Vale Brothers have delighted audiences Australia wide with their digestible mix of dry humour and high quality acoustic bluegrass music.

Gareth Bjaaland on the five st [ ... ]

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The Company
The Company

The Company are a Brisbane-based bluegrass band with a passion for high-energy acoustic music. From blindingly fast finger-picking to soulful songs with four part harmony singing,  [ ... ]

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The Jiggles
The Jiggles

Pop on your best tartan and learn to do fun Scottish dances with The Jiggles. It’s cool, it’s celtic, it’s ceilidh! The Jiggles are a Brisbane based group of musicians spe [ ... ]

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The Mid North
The Mid North

The Mid North are a rip roaring bluegrass band from Bellingen NSW. Their roots sound is a melding of Old-time Mountain Music, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Front porch folk. It nods [ ... ]

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The Misty Mountain Players

The Misty Mountain Players began in 2012 when three friends with a love for ukulele began to play together. Gradually, as more people found out what an amazing and versatile instru [ ... ]

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The Morrisons
The Morrisons

The Morrisons are a raucous 6-piece string band that forge elements of alt-country, bluegrass, old-timey and folk to create a unique and contemporary Australian sound. Highly accom [ ... ]

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The Wish List
The Wish List

The Wish List brings together fiddlesingers Emma Nixon and Nicole Murray, who invite other musicians to collaborate with them, exploring the possibilities of strings and voices.  [ ... ]

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The Pitts Family Circus
The Pitts Family Circus

Everyones favourite dysfunctional circus family are back! The Pitts Family Circus absolutely wowed audiences at last year's Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival. People were holdi [ ... ]

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The Resonator Brothers - Don & John
The Resonator Brothers - Don & John

Don & John - The Resonator Brothers take it back to the “Brother Duo” roots of the founders of Bluegrass music, exploring the rich gospel heritage of this format in a fresh [ ... ]

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Vic Manuel and the Manuelitos
Vic Manuel and the Manuelitos

Vic Manuel and the Manuelitos display raw, real and robust musicianship, performing original compositions echoing old‐time roots, folk, boogie, bluegrass, with five piece harmo [ ... ]

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