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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With eleven albums and numerous other guest appearances under his belt, Luke Plumb has cemented his standing in the world of mandolin players. But he…

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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With powerfully uplifting vocal harmonies and driving fiddle and banjo duets, The New Macedon Rangers sound evokes a simpler time when this music…

2017 Festival Artists

Montgomery Church

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Luke Plumb and Peter Daffy

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With eleven albums and numerous other guest appearances under his belt, Luke Plumb has cemented his standing in the world of mandolin players. But he…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

The New Macedon Rangers

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With powerfully uplifting vocal harmonies and driving fiddle and banjo duets, The New Macedon Rangers sound evokes a simpler time when this music…

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…

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