Daylight Saving: Anna Smyrk’s long distance love songs

Anna Smyrk

With a voice described as ‘truly astonishing’ by Rolling Stone, Anna Smyrk is a powerful singer, song-maker and storyteller. Accompanied by violin, bass and drums, she makes anthemic indie-folk music that appeals to word nerds and melody obsessives alike.

3.45 pm Saturday – Garden Stage
8.30 pm Saturday – Pub Ballroom
1.45 pm Sunday – Pub Ballroom

BELLA CAPELLA – BIG SING

MEGACHOIR
MEGACHOIR

Tableland Community Choir Bellacappella invites all festival patrons to voice their joy in a BIG SING.  This session is open to all ages and genders, no experience necessary.  Song Sheets are available at the door.

10 am Saturday – Community Hall  

Skyhigh Juggling

Skyhigh Juggling

Australia’s number one Specialty Comedy, Juggling, Tall Unicycle Show… Somewhere between Laurel & Hardy and Cirque Du Soleil.

5.45 pm Saturday on the Main Street

Program

Download the 2021-Program.pdf – to view on your offline on your phone.

 Show your Armband to the Door Volunteer when entering Venues.

Nose Flute – Greshka

Greshka
Greshka

Nose flute?! Whots that? It’s like making music with a recorder up your nose.
Andre from Greshka will guide you through making your first nasal toots on this absurd instrument, and together we’ll form the world’s first nose flute choir!

12 noon Sun – Gem Gallery

Zumpa

Zumpa

Be transported with Zumpà to forgotten Italian fishing villages, moonlit olive groves and a hard life under a hot sun where peasants play music to celebrate life with a fierce sense of humour.

10.30 pm Friday – Garden Stage
11.45 am Saturday – Garden Stage
11.45 am Sunday – Garden Stage
8.45 pm Saturday – The Fringe Stage – Good Tunes Session

https://www.facebook.com/zumpafolk/

The Salty Sirens

The-Salty-Sirens

These sapphic sailors will lead you through traditional and modern sea shanties, tales of shipwork, daring adventure, defiance and debauchery. Hoist the anchor and limber up those sealegs – these aren’t your grandpa’s sea shanties!

4 pm Sat – Nick’s Restaurant
7.45 pm Sat – The Fringe Stage
4 pm Sunday – Quincan Cafe

https://www.facebook.com/saltysirensshantyclub/

Rhyley McGrath

A travelling musician gaining fans around Australia with his soulful vocal, catchy originals and a honed skill on guitar. Specialising in the space between finger-picking blues of the Delta and acoustic folk.

7.30 pm Fri – The Fringe Stage
4.45 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
7.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom

https://www.facebook.com/rhyleymcgrath

Los Caracoles

Led by Chilean freedom activist songwriter Segundo Nitor and co-founder Angela Zammataro. Drawing on diverse histories with their authentic Latic rhythms, Los Caracoles tell stories about social challenges, the environment, immigration, love, ordinary heroes and just pure fun.

7.30 pm Fri – Nick’s Restaurant
3.45 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
7 pm Sat – Garden Stage

https://www.facebook.com/loscaracolesfnq/

Julian James

Julian James

From Melbourne’s back-alley bars to Australia’s major Festivals, Julian James is loved by folk and blues audiences all over Australia. With his whiskey drenched sound as much at home in 2021 as it would have been blaring out of the wireless in 1921.

1 pm Sat – Quincan Café
4.45 pm Sat – Garden Stage
3.45 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom

https://www.facebook.com/julian.james6

Greshka (Bris)

Greshka

Loosen your suspenders, tighten your shoelaces and get ready to flap your extremities! Greshka is a five piece neo-gypsy/klezmer ensemble not unlike a chipotle and cocaine kebab: you’re not sure where it’s from, but it sure knocks you off your tits.

9 pm Fri – Community Hall
11 pm Sat – Community Hall
1.45 pm Sunday – Garden Stage
12 noon Sun – Gem Gallery – workshop

https://www.facebook.com/GreshkaBand

Ally Row

AllyRow

An indie-folk singer/songwriter two-piece band travelling up the Queensland Coast. Alice on piano and Rowan on guitar, and together they create raw and emotive harmonies while performing originals that get stuck in your head.

9 pm Fri – Pub ballroom
8 pm Sat – Garden Stage
12 noon Sun – Pub Ballroom

https://www.facebook.com/allyroww/

Plant Seeds & Sing Songs

2021-Poster

Plant Seeds

Visit the 40th Anniversary history marquee (The Tardis) in the park and choose a ‘seed’. Or make a ‘seed’. Write your name and message on the back.

Your predictions, hopes and dreams for the future or perhaps your thought for the day.

Hang it up in the marquee for all to share.

The seeds will be laminated after the festival, placed in a time capsule and opened again in 10 years’ time at the festival’’s 50th Anniversary. Will your predictions come true?

& Sing Songs

From choirs to singalongs, and everything in between.  There’s something for everyone.

It’s all about singing – for joy, to spread a message, for learning, for laughter, for sharing – a celebration of the power of the voice.

As part of the 40th Anniversary the festival brings a whole program of songs and singing at various venues around the festival site.

Pick up your free printed ‘sing songs’ program at the festival shop or ticket sales window and join the cavalcade of song.

Fromage à Trois

Fromage a Trois

There’s nothing cheesy about the beautiful music of Maria Pesavento, Bruce Wannan & Jane Younghusband as they take you on a journey through original songs to see the Northern lights, whinge about politics, play on the beach and look at life through the eyes of a dog.

8 pm Fri – Coffee and Clay

Craft Beer

Craft Beer

Taste a range of craft beers from local brewers, discover the folklore of the craft of brewing, and share your favourite story or songs about it, in this lively and light-hearted session.

1 pm Sat – Nick’s Restaurant

John Buttigieg

John Buttigieg

An experimental solo finger-style guitar player since the age of 10, always experimenting with new sounds, open tunings to exemplify the variety of ways the guitar can be played!

8.45 pm Fri – The Garden Vibe
1 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom

https://www.facebook.com/JOHNBUTAGIG

Ceilidh Dance

Highland Fling

Come on a dancing journey with the United Tableland Pipe Band. Roll out the Tartan and kick up yer kilt. We’ll dance the Gay Gordons and the Pride of Erin and everything in between till we’re all fair puckled!

7.45 pm Sat – Community Hall

MEGACHOIR

MEGACHOIR

Take two great community choirs in our region, smoosh them together and you have MEGACHOIR! We sing for each other and with each other in a wonderful celebration of song. This idea was seeded in 2019 and has grown into a strong sapling – a yearly treat for these two choirs BELLA CAPELLA and WOYAYA! Come along and enjoy their love of singing together.

2.30pm Sat – Community Hall

Finger Pickin’ Good – Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

Ben will teach and demonstrate a variety of old-time finger picking and banjo techniques used in bluegrass and old time music. Bring your banjo or guitar and learn some traditional tunes from a seasoned performer.

Ben Wilson

3 pm Sat – Gem Gallery

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

An award-winning Songwriter from Northern NSW taking the intimacy of folk and fusing it with a love of all things vintage and rock ‘n’ roll. Ben’s music is nostalgic, pensive, a quest for authenticity, with song writing always at its core.

8 pm Fri – The Garden Vibe
7 pm Sat – The Garden Vibe
4 pm Sat – Gem Gallery – workshop

https://www.facebook.com/bennwilsonbrighton

Festival SongCircle

SongCircle

Join Gar MacLeman, Tullara, Jeremiah Johnson and Jeanette Wormald. They’ll share their songwriting journey and their songs.

10 am Sun – Quincan Café

Poet’s Breakfast

Poets Breakfasts
Poets Breakfasts

Hosted by Mark Both and joined by an eclectic group of writers and reciters, vagabonds and ne’er do wells. A light-hearted way to start your Festival Sunday.

8.30 am Sunday – Nick’s Restaurant (bookings essential)

Bugzy Bumblebee – Bubble Love

Bugzy Bubbles

A unique experience like you have never seen before! A mesmerising Entertainer and Bubbleologist delivering high quality shows incorporating giant rainbow coloured soap bubbles.

Various times – In the Children’s Fair area and on the street for the Grand Parade

Welcome to Country

Welcome
Welcome

Welcome to Country – “Gadan wabu nyunduubany jiba durrgan
“You all come together with a happy heart”
-Uncle Laurie Padmore

6 pm Fri – The Fringe Stage in the Park

Mangrove Jack

Mangrove Jack

A retrospective of 40 years in the music business, looking forward, looking back. This year with some very special guests.

9.30 pm Fri – Garden Stage
2.45 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom

Bosnian Sevdah music – East of West

East of West
East of West

The haunting urban folk music of Bosnia strikes a chord with many of us, speaking as it does of love, loss and the resilience of a strong and proud people. Bring your voice or instrument along and have fun while learning a traditional Sevdah tune.

2 pm Sun – Gem Gallery

Fiddle style basics – Michele Govan

Fiddle workshop

Secret nuts and bolts session where tips for rhythm, bowing, ornaments, and learning and playing tunes by ear are revealed. Ask and Michele will share techniques she has gleaned over time. Plus ‘Tune of the Month’ and favourite resources.

12.30 pm Sun – CWA Hall

BellyDance – Nomadica Tribal

Nomadica Tribal

With dance styles and costuming from around the world, fused together to make a vibrant and passionate dance. Come and learn some tribal belly dance moves, have some fun and enjoy the passion of the dance. Hip scarves provided.

12.45 pm Sat – Community Hall

Women in Song – Tom and Keryn

Tom and Keryn
Tom and Keryn

The role of women in society is under scrutiny. We reflect on what folk music reveals about the lives of women through the centuries. Women have been singing, writing songs and raising their voices forever. Come sing with them.

11.30 am Sun – Nick’s Restaurant

Reggae for Fun – Koahlition

Koahlition
Koahlition

A bit of Reggae history and a few related styles: ska, rocksteady etc,  including all participants in playing a Reggae composition in an orchestra arrangement, for a direct understanding of the genre and a lot of enjoyment. 

3.30 pm Sat – Community Hall

Polish and Enhancement – Gar MacLeman

Gar MacLeman
Gar MacLeman

After running through song-writing tools, improve your craft with methods of enhancement. Alternate tunings, arpeggios, runs between chords. For beginners to accomplished, this workshop suits those with an instrument.

2 pm Sat – Gem Gallery

Join the Dots – Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson

Are you a songwriter/performer? Want to either get out of the bedroom and into paid gigs, work or maybe even tour? Tips of how to write songs, appreciate great songs, book gigs, plan tours and budget your way home working on a shoe-string budget.

1 pm Sat – Gem Gallery

Jeremiah Johnson

8 Ball Aitken (Bris)

8-Ball-Aitken
8-Ball-Aitken

Playing original swamp-blues to get the party started. His new album Ice Cream Man topped the Australian blues charts, and he won #2 prize in the 2021 New Orleans International Cigar Box Guitar competition with his 3-string slide guitar.

11 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom
9.15 pm Sat – The Garden Vibe
4.45 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom
11 am Sat – Community Hall – workshop

http://www.8ballaitken.com

33 and 1/3

33-third

North Queensland’s favourite Celtic folk band returns to the Festival with a fresh line-up ready to delight audiences with a rousing performance of both traditional and contemporary songs and tunes.

10 am Sat – TAFE Stage
11 am Sun – Garden Stage

Woyaya and BellaCappella

MEGACHOIR
MEGACHOIR

These two great community choirs sing beautiful songs from across the globe.  There are three Saturday opportunities where you can enjoy their various collaborations.

10 am Saturday – Community Hall – Tableland Community Choir Bellacappella invites all festival patrons to voice their joy in a BIG SING.  This session is open to all ages and genders, no experience necessary.  Song Sheets are available at the door.

12 noon Saturday – The Garden Vibe – A festival regular, WOYAYA will give you a joyful selection of songs from around the world including new songs written by choir director Jane Younghusband.

2.30 pm Sat – Community Hall – MEGACHOIR  – combining Woyaya and BellaCappella in a glorious celebration of song.

https://www.facebook.com/WOYAYACAPELLASINGINGCAIRNSANDREGION

United Tableland Pipe Band

Tablelands-Pipe-Band
Tablelands-Pipe-Band

As the finale of our Official Festival Welcome to Country and Opening Ceremony this year, we are delighted to bring you the pipes and drums of the Tableland United Pipe Band. You’ll hear them coming, they’ll stir your senses and bring a smile to your dial. Dance your tartan off on Saturday night in the Hall.

6 pm Fri – The Fringe – Festival Official opening
7.45 pm Sat – Community Hall – Dance

Uncle Laurie Padmore

Uncle Laurie Padmore
Uncle Laurie Padmore

Join Festival Giant Puppet Janggaburru and Dulgubarra Yidinji Elder Uncle Laurie as they guide us through original stories related to the local flora and fauna, sharing culture and language.

6 pm Fri – The Fringe – Special event – Welcome to Country
2.30 pm Sat – The Fringe
12.30 pm Sun – The Fringe

Tullara (NSW)

Tullara
Tullara

Born and raised on a parrot farm in northern NSW (true story), Folk/Roots/Pop rocker Tullara takes the genre to a whole new level, full of enticing swagger and powerful emotion.

7.45 pm Sat – Coffee and Clay
11.15 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
10 am Sun – Quincan Café – Special Event – Festival Song Circle
4.30 pm Sun – The Garden Vibe
1.45 pm Sat – Community Hall – workshop

https://www.facebook.com/tullaramusic

Tom and Keryn

Tom and Keryn
Tom and Keryn

The role of women in society is under scrutiny. We reflect on what folk music reveals about the lives of women through the centuries. Women have been singing, writing songs, and raising their voices forever. Come sing with them.

11.30 am Sun – Nick’s Restaurant – workshop – Women in Song

The Steele Syndicate (Bris)

The Steele Syndicate
The Steele Syndicate

It’s all about the groove. Steele McMahon’s Brisbane-based octet is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. The band packs a roaring, four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match.

10 pm Fri – Community Hall
9 pm Sat – Garden Stage
4.45 pm Sunday – Garden Stage

https://www.facebook.com/thesteelesyndicate/

The Jazzuleles

The Jazzuleles
The Jazzuleles

Showcasing their original music released in 2020 and launching their new album for 2021. ‘Flight’ is a collection of instrumental pieces composed for two ukuleles. The album has been created for all those on a healing journey.

10.00 am Sat – Quincan Café
4.30 pm Sat – The Garden Vibe – album launch
10.30 am Sun – Nick’s Restaurant
1 pm Sun – The Garden Vibe – workshop

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIvAy_Jla9dsHO6QGKR6gIA/videos?view_as=subscriber

The E spot

Tablelands Folk Festival

Reminiscing on past glories and reinventing the musical wheel, local folk legend and instrumental maestro Pete Ella is joined by fellow musos and friends – Mick O’Mara, brother Rob, Ben Wilson from The Button Collective. Who knows who else may pop up.

12.45 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
4.30 pm Sat – Quincan Café

Tessa Devine

Tessa Devine
Tessa Devine

Singing from her soul, weaving stories of heartbreak and hope.  Looped guitar knitted with sublime soprano harmonies, Tessa’s range is impressive, and the intricacy of her songs magical.

8.45 pm Fri – Coffee and Clay Café
10.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
2.45 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom
1 pm Sun – Quincan Café – workshop

http://www.tessadevine.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/Lifeelovin

Melodious (T’ville)

Melodious
Melodious

Beautiful diverse melodies in tune and song played with colour, skill, and love on fiddles, whistles and more. There will be Celtic, European east and west, middle eastern moments, and elements from American and Australian traditions.

8.45 pm Fri – The Fringe
11.15 am Sat – The Garden Vibe
7 pm Sat – The Fringe
12.30 pm Sun – CWA – workshop 1 – fiddle
1.30 pm Sun – CWA Hall – workshop 2 – whistle

Lucky Phil

Lucky Phil
Lucky Phil

Celebrating fifty years as a performer Phil started his career in the heady seventies in Melbourne. Primarily a vocalist who accompanies himself with acoustic and slide guitars. A singer songwriter and interpreter of other people’s works. This year featuring the music of Bob Dylan.

7 pm Fri – Garden Stage
10.45 am Sat – The Garden Vibe
12 noon Sat – Nick’s Restaurant – Special Event – Bob Dylan Tribute show
1 pm Sun – Nick’s Restaurant – Finale – Special Event – Festival KIRTAN

http://luckyphilcairns.com.au/

Legends of Perhaps

Legends of Perhaps
Legends of Perhaps

Indie/Folk/Pop bands ‘Legends of Perhaps’, flaunt a melodic infusion of guitar, synth, bass, soulful cello and eclectic beats, weaving tapestries of euphoric timbres and textures.

8.30 pm Fri – Garden Stage
10.45 am Sat – Garden Stage
11.30 am Sun – TAFE Stage
2.30 pm Sun – CWA Hall – workshop

https://www.facebook.com/Legendsofperhaps

Koahlition Reggae Band

Koahlition
Koahlition

A festival favourite always bringing a great positive vibe to any performance. With indigenous musicians from the Torres Strait and Kuranda area as well as a multicultural line up featuring some great original compositions.

7.30 pm Fri – Garden Stage
9 pm Sat – Community Hall
3.30 pm Sat – Community Hall – workshop

Kallidad (NSW)

Kallidad

Combining Spanish guitar magic with rock and roll energy to create a sound that has seen the group tour across Europe, Asia and Oceania. Booming percussion and shredded nylon string guitars weave a deep web of sound that always leaves audiences breathless and begging for more!

11 pm Fri – Community Hall
10 pm Sat – Community Hall
3.45 pm Sunday – Garden Stage
12 noon Sat – Community Hall – workshop

https://www.facebook.com/Kallidad

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson

Stomp, vocals, six string and lapstyle Dobro. Referencing trad folk, acoustic blues, bluegrass and ballads in original songs and trad covers with special guest female vocalist LaToya Burton.

7 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom
12 noon Sat – Quincan Café
8.30 pm Sat – Coffee and Clay Café
10 am Sun – Quincan Café – Special Event – Festival Song Circle

1 pm Sat- Gem Gallery – workshop

https://www.facebook.com/jeremiahjohnsonaus

https://fb.watch/4DO0Q-aXJ8/

Jeanette Wormald Trio

Jeanette Wormald Trio
Jeanette Wormald Trio

Original songs performed in shades of folk, roots, jazz and blues take listeners into Australia’s heartland. Featuring renowned Tablelands musicians’ Dave Hart on upright double bass and Paul Vandersar on lead guitar and harmony vocals.

8 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom
10 am Sun – Quincan Cafe– Special event – Festival Song Circle
3 pm Sun – Quincan Café
1 pm Sun – Gem Gallery – workshop

http://www.jeanettewormald.com

Janggaburru

Janggaburru

Thanks to Memetica, our giant Indigenous Puppet will delight and enthrall all weekend. Join him and Uncle Laurie Padmore as they stroll through the festival and engage in thought provoking local storytelling and language.

6 pm Fri – The Fringe – Welcome to Country
9 am Sat – Yungaburra Markets
12.30 pm Sat – The Fringe
6 pm Sat – Grand Parade
12.30 pm Sun – The Fringe

Gar MacLeman (Bris)

Gar MacLeman
Gar MacLeman

Skilfully crafted original songs weaving Celtic folk, rock, blues and country, along with complex guitar tunings, diverse rhythms, a rusty voice, and harmonicas.

7 pm Sat – Coffee and Clay Café
10 am Sun – Quincan Café – Special Event – Festival Song Circle
4.45 pm Sun – Quincan Café
2 pm Sat – Gem Gallery – workshop

http://www.garsong.com/Gar_PressAndPics.html

East of West

East of West
East of West

Mediterranean, jazz and Balkan influences interweave through intricate compositions and improvisations. Far from known shores, the trio’s oud, percussion and double bass map new musical territories.

10 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom
1.45 pm Sat – Garden Stage
7 pm Sat – Our Place Restaurant
11 am Sun Pub Ballroom
12.15 Sat – TAFE Stage – workshop 1
2 pm Sun – Gem Gallery
– workshop 2

https://eastofwestmusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSlUJtVQFFfDcII-BiqHafA

Danny Simony and Tanya Veld

Danny Simony and Tanya Veld
Danny Simony and Tanya Veld

Danny’s Comedy Mime Puppetry and Magic Show is unique, interactive and hilarious for all ages, on ground or stilts. Danny and Tanya have been entertaining the festival circuits for many years, the colourful characters they bring are vibrant and visual.

9 am Sat – Children’s Fair area – Morning Yoga with Tanya – stretch into your day
10.30 am Sun – TAFE Stage
12.30 pm Sun – Nick’s Restaurant
Stilt characters around the festival site. – Great photo opportunity

Andy Brassett

Andy Brassett
Andy Brassett

Combining soulful vocals with percussive guitar style and foot operated percussion. Andy’s vocals effortlessly transition from smooth falsettos to thunderous, pure blues gravel, combined with percussive rhythms and bass and accompanied by harmonica, organ, and keyboard.

7 pm Fri – Coffee and Clay Café
9.30 pm Fri – The Garden Vibe
10 am Sat – Pub Ballroom

https://www.facebook.com/andybrassettmusic/

Mangrove Jack Retrospective

Mangrove Jack Retrospective

Celebrating 40 years as professional musicians, Mick and Bron invite some past and current members of this iconic Nth Qld band to join them on stage – take a trip down memory lane.

2.45 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom

Bob Dylan Tribute Show – Lucky Phil

Bob Dylan Tribute Show

Lucky Phil will be performing a selection of songs from Bob Dylan. Over lockdown, I was amazed about how many Dylan songs were in my repertoire. Digging deep into Mr Zimmerman’s catalogue is a fun thing to do. Tributes to Bob Dylan are flowing freely. Eighty years on the planet and he’s still knocking out epic songs. Love him or dislike him? What can you say about the Poetic enigma that is Bob Dylan?

12 noon Sat – Nick’s Restaurant

TFF McGinty’s Songwriter Competition

Songwriter Competition
Songwriter Competition

We invite you to enter the 2020 Competition. This prestigious event offers 3 amazing prize packages including a recording deal. We sincerely thank our three judges – Shirley Lynn, Karen Stewart and Fiona Sewell.

Emerging From 10 am, Open from 1 pm Sat CWA Hall

The Sessions July 24 – Koahlition Reggae Band

2021-Koahlition

Tablelands Folk Festival and Yungaburra Hotel Present

The Sessions

Verandah Jam Session from 3 pm
Toshi Sakamoto from 7 pm
Koahlition Reggae Band from 7.30 pm
Yungaburra Hotel July 24
Guest musicians welcome

The ever evolving Koahlition Reggae Band, a local favourite, always bring a great positive vibe to any performance.

Featuring Kuranda musician Bertie Riley with his song Bundarra and other great compositions. Koahlition has not been idle.

With indigenous musicians from the Torres Strait and Kuranda area as well as a multicultural line up.

Get ready for a show you won’t get anywhere else.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Koahlition
Bandcamp: https://koahlition.bandcamp.com/
Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/koahlition

July Sessions

Kallidad Unmasked

Kallidad

Kallidad

The three masked men of Kallidad will give a glimpse behind the curtain to share the musical techniques, travel and touring stories, and thoughts and philosophies that led them to create a once in a lifetime musical experience.

12 noon Sat – Community Hall

The Sessions, June 26 – Littmus Steampunk Band

Tablelands Folk Festival and Yungaburra Hotel Present

The Sessions

Verandah Jam Session from 3 pm.
Littmus Steampunk Band and friends from 7.30 pm
Yungaburra Hotel June 26
Guest musicians welcome

In 1858, four intrepid people decided they would build a rocket and be the first humans to land upon the moon.

The crew were Miss Ruby Snow (Sky Pirate Queen), Sir Matthew Cogsmith (European Diplomat to Royalty) Sgt Mungo Stoker (Airship Engineer) and The Red Gentleman (Storyteller). They used only the finest English mahogany to build it and then equipped it with the grandest steam engine that ever was.

Also, a wide range of tea was brought on board for those times when a good cup of tea would be required. Alas soon after launching the rocket, it was discovered that there was a shortage of oxygen high in the atmosphere and the engine stalled and it all came crashing back to Earth amid the deep snows of the Antarctic. There the crew lay frozen for over 150 years. Eventually global warming started melting the Ice caps and our crew were discovered by modern day scientists.

After being brought back to life, they were taken to live in North Queensland, Australia. They soon realized that they had no skills to live in this modern world. So, they did the only thing they could to survive. They became musicians and formed a band.

The Littmus Steampunk Band

Hope to see you on June 26 to celebrate the music and stories of these well-seasoned voyagers!