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2018-7-Sessions Inspired by the original Delta Blues masters, Lady Valiant was formed in Georgia, United States in 2015. Relocating to Port Douglas Queensland in 2016, the dual force behind Lady Valiant, Glenna Lynes a South Carolina native and Marty Brown from country Victoria, create a ‘less is more’ Blues and Folk soundscape that lacks for nothing with its minimalistic approach.

Using a solid foundation of chunky stompbox (with the occasional drummer) driving dirty slide guitar and raw soulful vocals Lady Valiant bring an authentic sound to the stage with raw power and originality. No strangers to hard work, the past two years in Lady Valiant land have included two trips to the Deep South and Delta region of the United States, over 300 gigs, support for acts such as Ash Grunwald & Tijuana Cartel, multiple festivals across Australia and also a debut album planned for release in 2018 featuring songs written about their travels and experiences on the road throughout the States.

Inspired by the vast cotton fields and people of Mississippi, moonshine and summer childhoods wandering through the bush, Lady Valiant’s music speaks to another time and place. From stories of the legendary Robert Johnson’s crossroads, to the Gospel Churches of West Memphis, Lady Valiant have found inspiration everywhere. With their music reflecting this they uniquely blend elements of Soul, Blues and Folk to create a fun, funky and dirty sound.

Janggaburru Sessions

Saturday July 28 at Yungaburra Hotel

Folk Music Verandah Jam Session from 3 pm

Lady Valiant and others on stage from 7.30 pm

Hope to see you there.

This year’s Festival Dates October 26-28.  Bringing you magic through music.

Tablelands Folk Festival Rated One of Australia’s ‘Top Music Festivals of 2018’

Tablelands Folk Festival has been selected as one of the ‘top music festivals of 2018’ by Flightnetwork, Australia’s leading travel agency. Here’s what they had to say about us:

Folk lovers and free spirits unite in Yungaburra when Tablelands Folk Festival comes to town. A vibrant and imaginative festival, Tablelands features incredible musicians, spanning genres from folk and world music to blues, swing, gypsy jazz, and rock. The uniqueness of the village itself is brought to life in a new way with a celebration of music, friendship, culture, and the arts.”

For over 35 years, Tablelands Folk Festival has been a volunteer-run platform for the creative spirit of artists and musicians from all different genres, providing a fun and safe environment for everyone to come enjoy. It’s run of, by, and for people who love music, and the power it can provide to our communities. So we thank Flightnetwork again for including us, and look forward to welcoming newcomers in October!

2018 Tablelands Folk Festival

award - MC of the yearAmidst the serenity of the rainforest, mountains and crater lakes, the heritage village of Yungaburra comes alive on the 4th weekend of October each year, with this vibrant, creative festival. Celebrating music, friendship, and cultural understanding, Tablelands Folk Festival is an outstanding community event, completely run by volunteers for over 35 years.

Visitors to Tablelands Folk Festival are impressed to find such quality talent, live and original, across so many genres including Traditional and Contemporary Folk and World Music, Blues, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz & Swing, Flamenco, Reggae, Country and Rock. Internationally renowned acts perform alongside emerging local talents in a variety of venues throughout the Village.

From the big stage to the more intimate and casual, visitors are sure to find music to lift their spirits, freshen their mind and get their toes tapping.

volunteersOur 3-day event includes Concerts, Workshops, Comedy, Buskers, Poet’s Breakfast, Health & Wellness Fair, Market Stalls, Songwriter Competition, Children’s Festival & Parade, & the famous Pub Verandah non-stop Traditional Folk Sessions.

Mark your calendar for 26-28 October 2018 and bring your family and friends for a weekend of music and joy.