The Blues Preachers Album Launch

Tablelands Folk Festival

The Blues Preachers continue their journey along The Kings Highway with their latest Release “ The Kings Highway”

This is an album of modern day Folk/ Blues songs about war, climate change, greed & dysfunction.

4.30 pm Pub Ballroom

 Ceilidh Dance

Ceilidh Dance
Ceilidh Dance

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

7 pm Sat – The Rec Shed at The Campground

Nomadica Tribal Belly Dance

Nomadica Tribal Belly Dance
Nomadica Tribal Belly Dance

Fabulous, wild women who enjoy dancing and laughing together in an improvised tribal belly dance format.

On the Street 6 pm Sat for the Grand Parade

MEGACHOIR

MEGACHOIR
MEGACHOIR

Local Community choirs Woyaya and BellaCappella combine for an Acappella extravaganza!!! Come and hear them raise the roof with a beautiful collection of songs from across the globe.

2 pm Sat – Community Hall

Shanty Session Sally Andrews

Shanty Session Sally Andrews
Shanty Session Sally Andrews

With her piano accordion, red hair, and copious numbers of Irish nautical shanties, Sally Andrews has brought lively reels and stirring ballads to Irish sessions everywhere from New York to New Zealand, including to our very own McGinty’s in Cairns.

12.45 pm Sat – Coffee and Clay

Floyd Thursby’s Secret History of Song

Floyd Thursby’s Secret History of Song
Floyd Thursby’s Secret History of Song

Everything we never knew about our favourite songs
What did Johnny Cash steal to end up in Folsom Prison? What’s the story with the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’? What dirty deed got AC/DC into legal hot water? What do the Angels owe to Status Quo? Find out as Floyd Thursby reveals the historical texts that have influenced and inspired some of our favourite songs.

11.45 am Sat – Coffee and Clay

TFF McGinty’s Song Writer Competition

TFF McGinty’s Song Writer Competition
TFF McGinty’s Song Writer Competition

Gaining momentum since 2016, this prestigious event offers 3 categories and 3 amazing prize packages including a recording deal. We sincerely thank our judges – Shirley Lynn, Fiona Sewell, Karen Stewart and Jeanette Wormald.

Emerging registration opens at 9.30 am for 9.45 am start
Open registration opens at 12.45 pm for 1.00 pm start
Saturday – St Mark’s Church