Special Event – Friday – 6pm
Special Events – Saturday:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Everything we never knew about our favourite songsWhat 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 … Continue reading "Floyd Thursby’s Secret History of Song"
Special Events – Sunday:
This year hosted by Folkie stalwart Peter Firth , joined by an eclectic group of writers and reciters, vagabonds and ne’re do wells. A light-hearted way to start your Festival Sunday.
Our human experience includes people who have been left behind; dispossessed of their lands, of their goods, of their livelihoods, of their very humanity. Many of these recorded their experiences, singing their grief, their joy. Come join us in raising our voices in solidarity.