Stevie Roberts

Stevie Roberts

After the release of two albums, ‘88 Keys’ and more recently ‘Northern Anthems’, Stevie has become well known for his unique style which blends classic soul and RnB. His songs are influenced by the chilled out vibes of the tropics through his infectious melodies and soulful piano grooves.

12.15 pm Sat – The Fringe
2.45 pm Sat – Coffee & Clay Café
1 pm Sun – The Fringe

Maddi O’Brien

Maddi OBrien

Sultry words of poetry come to life as if from your own distant memories. Her voice of melancholy a husky lullaby, gripping you with her ensemble of written sentiments, which express a sense of nostalgic bliss, reflecting her own authentic underground. Multi-instrumentalist Maddi O’Brien sings ambient folk and melodious lover blues.

7.30 Friday Coffee and Clay Café
2.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
Noon Sunday – St Mark’s Church – Workshop

Mick O’Mara

Tablelands Folk Festival

Originally from Limerick, Mick has lived in Cairns for over 30 years playing gigs and hosting Irish sessions. From Christy Moore to Dougie MacLean, be transported back to the Emerald Isle with his favourite selection of Irish and Scottish songs.

10.45 am Sat – Coffee and Clay Café
12 noon Sun – Coffee and Clay Café

Woyaya/BellaCapella – MegaChoir

Woyaya/BellaCapella - MegaChoir

A wonderful combination of Atherton’s Bella Capella Community singers and Cairns’ WOYAYA Acappella singers, These singers really enjoy the chance to sing together – and their enthusiasm is catching! Come and hear them raise the roof with a beautiful collection of songs from across the globe.

10 am Sat – Community Hall – BellaCappella – BIG SING
11 am Sat – Little Eden – Woyaya
2 pm Sat – Community Hall – MEGACHOIR

Wind and Wood


Morag and Trevor Gane, are a flute, vocal and guitar duo performing original songs and covers of their favourite songs. From haunting folk/rock tunes to feet stomping sea shanties, bringing something for everyone to enjoy.

7 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom
3.45 pm Sat – Little Eden

United Tableland Pipe Band

Highland Fling
Highland Fling

Now Haud yer wheesht and get over your blate, don’t fall on yer bahookie. Jist gie it a wee shoogle and gie ‘in it laldy!, cause it’s a braw day for a wee swally.

Shoosh up, Get over yourself and don’t fall on your bum, it’s a great day to come and have a dance!

6.30 pm Fri – The Fringe – Welcome to Country
2.45 pm Sat – The Fringe
7 pm Sat – The Rec Shed (Camp ground Hall) – Ceilidh Dance

Ungus Ungus Ungus – Vic

Ungus Ungus Ungus - Vic
Ungus Ungus Ungus

Australia’s premier peddlers of vaudevillian psychedelia, strap you in for a rollercoaster ride of dance and mayhem. This is carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined, traversing territory from global folktronica to swing, Eastern European influences and their signature carnie-hop.

11 pm Fri – Community Hall
12.45 pm Sat – TAFE Stage – Children’s workshop
4.30 pm Sat – Garden Stage
10 pm Sat – Community Hall

Tuck Shop Ladies – Vic

Tuck Shop Ladies

An amalgamation of Australian folk music darlings Sam Lohs (Fruit) and Rosie Burgess (Rosie Burgess Trio). Strapping on a pair of ukuleles, they pull back the curtain to share an intimate selection of the often ridiculous, but always harmonious songs that were birthed in the back of a tour van.

10 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom
2.45 pm Sat – Little Eden
9 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
Workshop – 11 am Sun – St Mark’s Church

Timothy James Wright

Timothy James Wright

Moving through genres but never arriving at any one in particular Tim and his band create unique melodic landscapes that touch heartstrings and tell stories. From apocalyptic bluegrass to synth driven dark pop it’s life seen through the eyes of a man forever on the run.

8 pm Fri – Garden Stage
11.30 am Sat – Garden Stage
Workshop – 1.30 pm Sat – Gem Gallery

The Blues Preachers – NSW

The Blues Preachers

Brother John (John Morris) and Captain Bluetongue (Craig Lyons) will take you to another place and time, performing a fusion of good old blues, rags, gospel and hillbilly folk. Driving finger-style and slide-guitar combined with tasteful harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies creating a traditional sound.

7 pm Fri – Our Place Restaurant (bookings essential)
11 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom
4.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom – Album Launch
3 pm Sun – Little Eden
Workshop #1 – 10 am Sun – Gem Gallery
Workshop #2 – 11 am Sun – Gem Gallery

The Barleyshakes – Bris

The Barleyshakes

Originally from Dublin, the Barleyshakes manage to hold hands with the tradition of Irish music while infusing it with a fresh and contemporary spirit is remarkable. Intense energy, beautiful harmony, and irresistible dance rhythms.

12.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
9 pm Sat – Community Hall
4.30 Sun – Pub Ballroom
Workshop #1 – 10 am Sun – CWA Hall
Workshop #2 – 1 pm Sun – Gem Gallery

Skiffle Party – Vic

Skiffle Party - Vic

Skiffle is high energy upbeat American roots music. The birth of British rock. Skiffle Party play music exploring this rich tradition of American hillbilly and blues music incorporating Classic skiffle tunes and sing-along versions of many well-known traditional folk songs.

8 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom
8 pm Sat – Little Eden
11.30 am Sun – Pub Ballroom

Shirley Lynn

Shirley Lynn

Invested in song writing for over 10 years now, Shirley’s performance will be an expression of meaningful songs reflecting love and life lenses for well-being and conscious living and will include story weaving about her journey as a songwriter.

Invested in song writing for over 10 years now, Shirley’s performance will be an expression of meaningful songs reflecting love and life lenses for well-being and conscious living and will include story weaving about her journey as a songwriter.

8.30 pm Fri – Coffee & Clay Café
1.15 pm Sun – Little Eden

Secret Tuesdays

Secret Tuesdays

An all-woman folk band from the hills of Kuranda, singing in harmony in the rich traditions of folk, gypsy, shanties, blues and country. While we listen to the frogs sing and the gentle sound of the rain, we tell each other stories and craft them into songs – a sepia toned collection of gold nuggets and old bones.

1.30 pm Sat – Garden Stage
10.45 am Sun – Garden Stage
Workshop – 2 pm Sun – St Mark’s Church

Secret Men

Secret Men

A sextet of blokey goodness formed during lock down in 2020, Secret Men are a vocal harmony group performing only original compositions.

7 pm Fri – Coffee & Clay Café
10 am Sat – Garden Stage
4.30 pm Sat – The Fringe

Sásta – Bris


The most dynamic Irish band in Australia today, made up of multi-instrumentalists who have performed at the highest national level, playing festivals, concerts and gigs since 2010. Pumping reels with phenomenal energy, with renditions of your favourite Irish songs, with some superbly-penned original tunes and songs.

8 pm Fri – Community Hall
10 pm Sat – Garden Stage
12.45 pm Sun – Garden Stage
Workshop – 1 pm – Community Hall

Sarah Calderwood and Paul Brandon – Bris

Sarah Calderwood and Paul Brandon
Sarah Calderwood and Paul Brandon

Often praised for their capacity to sound new and old at once, Sarah and Paul anchor their music in the space where tradition and innovation intertwine. Imagine singing story songs together with vocals, guitar and whistles in a cosy living room with squashy armchairs. Relax and enjoy.

10.45 am Sat – Pub Ballroom
11 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
12.30 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom
Workshop #1 – 4.30 pm Sat Gem Gallery
Workshop #2 – 11 am Sun – CWA Hall

Sally Andrews – ACT

Sally Andrews - ACT
Sally Andrews - ACT

Singing a mixture of Irish and Scottish folk ballads and copious numbers of nautical shanties, accompanied by her 1960s Hohner accordion. Through songs of famine, war, exile and heartbreak, her performance will walk you through the tangled intersections of music, migration and history.

8 pm Fri – The Fringe
12.45 pm Sat – Coffee & Clay Café – Shanty Session
7.45 pm Sat – The Fringe

Round Mountain Girls – NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Round Mountain Girls

If Mumford and Sons, The Pogues and Metallica had a three-way love-child it would be a Round Mountain Girls. The finest purveyors of Celtabillypunkfolkrootsgrass in the Southern Hemisphere. You’ll forget you’ve got a mortgage, forget your dog’s just died and ignore for a moment that the ice caps are melting.

10 pm Fri – Garden Stage
8 pm Sat – Community Hall
3.30 pm Sun – Garden Stage
Workshop – 10.30 am Sat – Gem Gallery



Formed in 2004, the group are a loose collective of muso’s who jammed and lived the very music they created. High Energy Original Ska -Jazz mixed in with some choice covers leads to a rich cacophony of fun and enjoyment.

11 pm Fri – Garden Stage
2.30 pm Sat – Garden Stage
7 pm Sat – Community Hall

Pj Myers

Pj Myers

Raised in the U.K., Pj has always been attracted to the art of creation and began writing music at the age of 15. Incorporating a special brand of laid back, soulful music, filled with uplifting melodies and positivity. Coupled with his soothing vocals, his music is centred around delicate, inventive guitar grooves.

Pj Myers

8.45 pm Fri – The Fringe
8.30 pm Sat – The Fringe
10 am Sun – The Fringe

Nick Atherton

Nick Atherton

Using guitar, looper and stomp boxes, Nick fuses many styles and influencers into his original songs.

Elements of Blues, Folk and Rock meet improvisation, imagination and Zen poetics, resulting in a diverse repertoire with a positive message delivered with deft picking and heartfelt vocals.

7 pm Fri – Nick’s Restaurant
7 pm Sat – Nick’s Restaurant

Munsterbucks – NSW


Festival favourites, these boys return in 2022, bringing you the upbeat sounds of Ireland on fiddle, mandolin and guitar with charismatic front man Jack O’Leary himself.

9 pm Fri – Little Eden
3.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
7 pm Sat – Our Place Restaurant (Bookings essential)
11 pm Sat – Garden Stage

Monique Clare – Bris

Monique Clare - Bris

With just her voice, four strings and a cello bow, Monique Clare carves out a musical landscape to get lost in. Her music is mesmerising, cathartic and offbeat. Driving rhythms collide with intricate cello lines; heart-tugging harmonies are woven through compelling vocals.

11.45 am Sat – Pub Ballroom
10 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
10.45 am Sun – Pub Ballroom
Workshop – 3.30 pm Sat – Gem Gallery

Marc Apella

Marc Apella
Marc Apella
Marc Apella

Electric Violin /Singer covering a wide variety of Irish, Country, Celtic, Celtic Rock and Contemporary. Tunes and songs. Expect High Energy Up-tempo Violin Fiddling and crowd participation.

7.45 pm Fri – Nick’s Restaurant
9 pm Sat – Coffee & Clay Cafe
12 noon Sun – Nick’s Restaurant
Workshop – 10 am Sun – St Mark’s Church

Mangrove Jack

Mangrove Jack

Not sure how this mob have time to play music but here you go. Up to their usual tricks and musical treats.

1.45 pm Sat – Little Eden

Kevin Hazell & Dr Luv

Kevin Hazell & Dr Luv

Combining passionate, memorable lyrics with a musical depth, that transcends conventional expectations, Kevin Hazell understands that music and creativity cannot be bound by physical limitations. As a Duo Kevin Hazell & Dr Luv have the ability to captivate audiences.

9.15 pm Fri – Coffee & Clay Café
4.30 pm Sat – Little Eden
7 pm Sat – The Fringe

Joe McCarty

Joe McCarty
Joe McCarty

Recently arrived in Queensland from the UK, where he has had great success plying his trade on Brighton’s renowned music circuit, McCarty brings with him a unique brand of pop tinged with jazz and folk elements. Expect CSNY harmonies, Harry Nilsson style songs held within intimate, captivating live performances.

7 pm Fri – Little Eden
10 am Sat – Pub Ballroom
2 pm Sun – Little Eden


Ingrid Piper

Ingrid Piper
Ingrid Piper

Original music inspired by her life and tropical surroundings, with a background in classical music, Ingrid enchants audiences with her dreamy melodic vocals, piano and guitar. Her songs evoke vivid imagery through emotive storytelling and her love of indie and folk music has inspired her unique style and sound.

10 am Sun – Pub Ballroom
3.45 pm Sun – The Fringe

Honey Tree


Playing a wide variety of genres from jazz to rock; ballads to reggae; and anything else that sounds good on a timeline from seventy years ago to the present day. Sweet original tunes, three part harmonies and an eclectic mix of instruments.

12 noon Sat – Little Eden
1.30 pm Sun – The Fringe
Workshop – 12 noon Sun – Gem Gallery

Hello Tut Tut – NSW

Hello Tut Tut

A stimulating musical journey shaped by the aesthetics of cultures from around the world. Exploring their heritage through a unique blend of gypsy, klezmer and latin sounds with a heart pumping high energy performance that’ll be sure to get you off your seat and dancing!

10 pm Fri – Community Hall
11 pm Sat – Community Hall
11.45 am Sun – Garden Stage
Workshop – 11 am Sat – Community Hall

Gottani Sisters

Gottani Sisters
Gottani Sisters

Superior sibling harmony, Pauline on guitar & Jennifer on guitar/banjo these sisters hail from Rollingstone, North Queensland. They have represented Australia in Nashville, done support shows for the legendary Johnny Cash & toured with the late & great Slim Dusty.

1.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
7 pm Sat – Little Eden
1.30 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom

Crystal Robins – NT

Crystal Robins

A songwriter based in Larrakia country (Darwin NT) in the tropical top end of Australia, Crystal brings to the stage a sweet mix of indie-folk with a country twist, layering loops & harmonies, to accompany her relatable lyrics.

7 pm Sat – Coffee & Clay Café
11.45 am Sat – TAFE Stage – Children’s Show
9.15 pm Sat – The Fringe
10.45 am Sun – Little Eden

Bugzy Bumblebee

Bugzy Bumblebee

WOW-ing the crowds with beautiful bubbles! And she can teach you how to make giant bubbles too! Bugzy Bumblebee’s bubbly bee character will keep the kids and kids at heart entertained for hours. Fill your world with smiles and joy.

11 am Sat – TAFE Stage
All weekend bubbles Children’s Fair and Main Street

Broken Creek – Vic

Broken Creek

Intricate chamber folk arrangements for banjo, guitar, violin and voice. In crafting their songs and tunes, Broken Creek draw on diverse sources including protest songs, Old-Time banjo tunes and Celtic fiddle traditions.

1.45 pm Sat – Coffee & Clay Cafe
8 pm Sat – Coffee & Clay Café
11.30 am Sun – Little Eden
Workshop – 1 pm Sun – St Mark’s Church

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson will take you on a voyage through folk, old time banjo and country blues
exploring both originals and traditional. With Wilson on guitar, banjo, harmonica and vocals, and long-time friend and premium NSW import Isaac Vincent complimenting with violin and
vocal harmonies.

9.30 pm Fri – The Fringe
9 pm Sat – Little Eden
3.30 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom
Workshop – 1 pm Sun – CWA Hall

Andy Brassett

Andy Brassett

A full 4 piece band, combining soulful vocals that effortlessly transition from smooth falsettos to thunderous, pure blues gravel combined with percussive rhythms and bass. Influences include Reggae, Nu-Soul, Folk, Indie Rock, Funk and Blues.

7 pm Fri – Community Hall
10 am Sunday – Garden Stage

Albi and the Wolves – NZ

Albi and the Wolves – NZ

All three musicians are powerful and compelling performers in their own right. But when they come together, they create something larger than any individual, something incredible.
“For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack”

9 pm Fri – Pub Ballroom
9 pm Sat – Garden Stage
2.30 pm Sunday – Pub Ballroom

Aaron Pollock – Vic

Aaron Pollock

At only 25 years old, Aaron is the youngest Australian to represent his country at the International Blues Challenge Finals, opening the door for his recent recognition as one of the world’s finest young blues entertainers, specialising in acoustic delta and fingerstyle blues.

12.45 pm Sat – Little Eden
8 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom
1.45 pm Sun – Garden Stage
Workshop – 12 noon Sun – CWA Hall