Janggaburru Sessions

Tablelands Folk Festival welcomes you to the January Janggaburru Sessions. Cairns’ McGinty’s Irish Bar champions Mangrove Jack incorporate some jigs, some reels, some songs and a fair bit of blarney into a joyful celebration of musical delight.

Based in Cairns, famous through-out North Queensland and acclaimed Internationally, Mangrove Jack have been a mainstay of the Cairns music scene for many years and have continually produced a high standard of musicianship and entertainment. This can certainly be said of the current band members. The best box player and the purest tin whistle player and the most recognisable voice in the North paired with Pink Floyd inspired Bass guitar make up the current line-up.

Band Songsmith Mick Hodgkins has had his songs performed and recorded around the world, most notably by Irish Legends, The Fureys. Mangrove Jack weave some of Mick’s songs into a concert of pure entertainment.

Performing live on stage from 7.30 pm for the Janggaburru Sessions, the music kicks off from 3 pm with a fully acoustic verandah jam session. It’s also Yungaburra Market Day so bring the whole family for a full day and night in mini-festival style.

✮ Janggaburru Sessions – Yungaburra Hotel, Saturday January 26

✮ Jam Session from 3 pm

✮ Mangrove Jack live in Concert from 7.30 pm

What’s Next?

The Tablelands Folk Festival Assoc. Inc. 2019 AGM is scheduled for 11 am Sunday February 10. Yungaburra Hotel Dining Room with lunch to follow.
Tablelands Folk Festival membership is now due.  RENEW or APPLY HERE

Next Festival

Just when you think the 2018 Tablelands Festival is fading from view, 2019 Looms Large and Bright.

In what feels like a few days it all rolls around again.

Best boutique folk festival you’ve ever (or never?) been to.
Think we can’t improve on the 2018 Festival? Just Watch This Space!

On the weekend of October 25-27, 2019 more than 50 acts will entertain you on this magical escape from everyday life. Don’t miss out on North Queensland’s best kept secret that has been a firm favourite for years, all just over an hour’s drive from Cairns. Come for the day or camp for the three-day weekend! Music spills from numerous marquees and permanent buildings; colourful markets add vibrancy and delight; delicious aromas waft over the township; and everywhere are the sights and sounds of happy people enjoying a fabulous weekend experience.

Filled with talented musicians, chances to try out new things and performances with a difference, we’re looking forward to welcoming you into our community. The vibrant historic township of Yungaburra is a joy for visitors and audiences. Stroll from venue to venue to catch the many facets of 2019 Tablelands Folk Festival.

Our 2019 theme of Indigenous Languages promises diversity and linguistical delights both literal and musical. And of course, we can’t forget the Dance element!

If you’ve never been to the festival before, prepare yourself for a rollicking good time!

Festival Early-bird weekend tickets go on sale from August 1.

If you can’t afford a weekend ticket you can get one by volunteering at the festival!!

There are lots of different roles that our wonderful volunteers manage, and for 8 hours before, during or after the festival you are entitled to a weekend pass. Of course, if you’ve volunteered before you will know what a wonderful volunteer family that we get at the Tablelands Folk Festival and Steve, our wonderful volunteer coordinator will welcome you back with open arms! Volunteer applications open on 1 May 2019.

The 2018 Festival