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Charlotte Emily

Chloe and Jason Roweth

Tim O'Brien

Hillbilly Goats Cross Rhythm Dancers

Kirsty Bromley


CONTENTS Messages Hitch-Hikers Guide Help Guide Food Guide Green Festival Festival Features Participate Honk!OZ Music Train Lift Out Program Folk School Program Grid Venues Artists A to Z Volunteer Thanks The Squeezebox Trio Rory Faithfield

Lisa Couper Wallis Bird London Klezmer Quartet

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FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS The festival gratefully acknowledges the contribution of these wonderful supporters. Without them the festival would not be possible!

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS NORTHERN BULLI UNITING CHURCH

GREVILLEA PARK BULLI

BULLI MENS SHED

SUPPORTERS ACCORDIONS N’ FOLK • ALBION PARK POST OFFICE • BETTER FLOORS • BLACK DIAMOND BAKERY • BULLI FRUIT SHOP • BULLI GREYHOUND CLUB • BULLI MEDICAL CENTRE • BULLI SHOW SOCIETY • NORTHERN BULLI UNITING CHURCH • CITY DIGGERS WOLLONGONG • COBARGO FOLK FESTIVAL • FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA • GREVILLEA PARK • JUDITH STUBBS & ASSOCIATES • JUST CRUISIN’ • KENNARDS • NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL • PERISHER PEAK FESTIVAL • REG MOMBASSA • VOX FM • WONGAWILLI COLONIAL DANCE CLUB

32ND ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL AT BULLI IS PRESENTED BY VOLUNTEERS FROM ILLAWARRA FOLK CLUB INC. PO BOX 5289, WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500 | TEL/FAX 1300 887 034 www.illawarrafolkclub.org.au | www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au 33RD ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 18 - 21 JANUARY 2018 PERFORMER APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 MAY 2017 SOUVENIR PROGRAM CREDITS FESTIVAL LOGO - REG MOMBASSA GRAPHIC DESIGN – PEDRO ALTUNA, MILKBARSTUDIOS.COM.AU LAYOUT DESIGN & CONTENT - DAVID DE SANTI PHOTOGRAPHY – GRAEME MORRISON, LIZ AITKEN, JOHN AITKEN, EL COOPER, SAM ST JOHN, JESSICA MILLMAN, KIM RUDNER

David De Santi and Pedro Altuna, souvenir program designers, toasting another successful collaboration.


Welcome to our 32nd Celebration

Welcome to our Country

We are coming off the back of a bit of a financial drubbing in 2016 but we are nothing, if not game. Sometimes the weather Gods are not so friendly. Once again our hard working committee (you’ll see their names in the back of this program) started work in mid January 2016. Whereas there is an occasional rest for the wicked, there is no rest for volunteer folk festival organisers and they have been hard at it ever since. The result is the festival that you are going to experience. It is with a great deal of sadness that I report the passing two of our great stalwarts and supporters over the years. We lost both Brian Dunnett and Barry Winter during the year. Brian was the brains behind the Green Music Train and oversaw its success for the last nine years. His passion was railway heritage and folklore and before he died he commissioned playwright Pat Cranney to write and direct a show commemorating the 1917 Railway Strike. This has been done and will be performed in Brian’s honour. Barry Winter was a stalwart of the club, a volunteer at every festival that people can remember. We will also be holding a memorial concert for Barry. We still maintain that we are ‘The Biggest Little Festival in the World.’ We maintain our intimacy and involvement with our blackboards, sessions, poetry, folk school and spoken word. Our venues are relatively small so you are always up front and close and what you see is what you get. The program - well it speaks for itself once again, but a couple of things are worthy of mention.  This year the themed instrument is the banjo, and we have our biggest number of artists from overseas artists ever - it truly puts the festival on the global map.  One of our highlights is ‘The Folk Legends’ concert. Whether you’re an ‘old’ folkie or a new one it’s an opportunity to see the folkies who made this great movement of ours. All have performed at our festivals over the years and they are all back together for the first time in years. We welcome back Alex Hood, Dave de Hugard, Emma Hannah, Phyl Lobl, John Broomhall and Bob McInnes. And the Music Train just keeps getting bigger and more diverse. Over 800 people in 8 carriages spread over three trains and two days and each representing a different genre of music travelled down last year. It will ferry people to the festival in a very ‘green’ way (ie very small Carbon Footprint). It also helps with alleviating some of our parking problems. We would like to thank all our sponsors whose names and logos appear on all our promotion material and programs. Without them we would be struggling to present the quality artistic event that is the Illawarra Folk Festival. Destinations Wollonong, Wollongong Council, BueScope and Win Television have also been continuous and generous supporters, so it’s thanks to them again. Finally we would like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers and organisers who give of their time unstintingly to ensure that this Festival not only remains “The Biggest Little Festival in The World” but also one of the best. Of course no introduction would be complete without thanking, Festival Artistic Director, David De Santi, whose unbelievable energy, commitment and genius keeps the festival just “rolling along’. As I said this is our 32nd and Dave’s 22nd in the role.  Enjoy the Festival, enjoy the music and enjoy this collection of rare talent and always remember when you come through the gates you are not just an audience - you are part of the whole event. Happy folking and see you in January 2018. Russell Hannah (Bigruss) President, Illawarra Folk Club

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land where Aboriginal people have performed age old customs, ceremonies of storytelling, dance, music and celebration. We acknowledge and pay our respect to Elders past and present. And we look to those of the future, for they hold the memories, traditions and hopes of indigenous Australia. They are also an integral part of the Dreaming for a truly united and reconciled Australia. Vic Chapman, local elder

2017 Celebration! Set in the spectacular northern Illawarra Escarpment in Bulli Showground the festival has 14 onsite venues and is a family friendly village. With superb music from 180 international, national and local artists there’s also a colourful array of international food stalls, craft stalls and the festival bar. You can also camp onsite, plenty of carparking and Bulli train station is a short walk away. Entry is with a festival pass and wristband only. A Season Pass allows entry to all events from Thursday to Sunday and saves $130 on individual day purchases. Children under 12 will be admitted free with paying parent. Buy online from www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au or call 1300 887 034 and purchase with credit card or buy from a community partner: Waniora Public School and headspace Wollongong.

Festival Prices Early Bird SEASON PASS (by 23 Dec 2016) SAVE $70

$150

SEASON PASS Adult (after 11 Jan 2017)

$220

Advance SEASON PASS (by 11 Jan 2017) SAVE $50

SEASON Youth Pass (12 - 17yrs) with paying parent

$170 $65

On site camping available, check website for prices WEEKEND PASS (Saturday and Sunday) Adult THURSDAY FULL DAY Adult (proceeds to charity) FRIDAY FULL DAY Adult SATURDAY FULL DAY Adult SUNDAY FULL DAY Adult SAT or SUN Day Youth (12 – 17yrs) with paying parent FRIDAY EVENING (from 6pm) SATURDAY EVENING (from 6pm) FRI / SAT Evening Youth (12-17yrs) with paying parent

$150 $30 $85 $95 $85 $40 $55 $60 $25

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The Shanty Club

MESSAGES Artistic Director When you enter the gates of the Bulli Showground you enter a peaceful and musical global village where you can leave your everyday cares behind. You enter a world of inspiration, vision, colour, creativity, harmony and community spirit - a utopia we wish could last all year. To achieve this of course requires quite a huge team effort and thanks to a core of about 40 devoted volunteers, which swells to 400 plus, the 32nd anniversary Illawarra Folk Festival will be another great celebration. What’s new? The new venue in the Grevillea Park is the Honey’s Eater Lounge. It will be a great space to hang in with a bar and the Tantric Turtle Café to fill your physical soul. The dance stage has been moved to the harness racing track and has been renamed Tivoli on Track. The blackboard has moved to a new space at the Dog Kennels and is called the Figgy Folk Session Blackboard. We’re proud to continue to support youth folk with the return of the Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra performing with special guests FourWinds and Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb. It should be a great way for young folk musicians from all over the country to share and play their love of folk music. We’re also continuing the Youth Tradition Awards and the Youth Concerts as well as the wonderful Folk School to nurture and develop our young performers. All this is part of the monster cultural event the festival has become. Here’s a few statistics – 180 acts from all over the world and Australia with 80 of them local, around 800 performers, 560 concerts / dances / sessions / workshops and 14 venues. Despite the scale of the festival we still manage to have ways to participate for all – playing music, singing, dancing, reciting, telling yarns and socialising! On this occasion of the 32nd festival and my 22nd as Artistic Director it is opportune to contemplate the development of the festival and the thousands

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of hours spent to create them. It’s crazy but it always seems so worthwhile seeing and enjoying these unique gatherings. I have to confess another motive – being able to play music at the festival in as many bands and sessions as possible. However it does seem like a lot of trouble to get a gig! Apart from the artistic selections and programming I have been involved in the creation of the graphics, imagery, marketing, media, website development, sponsorship, community partnerships, Thursday charity day, folk school, youth program, merchandise, raffle, visual enhancement, venue setup, sound production, site planning, Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra, festival choir and orchestra and so need to thank a swag of people who have been part of the journey. Thanks to Russell Hannah and Graeme Morrison with artist selection and programming. Thanks to Graeme for coordinating the amazing 42 track festival CD compilation. Thanks to Robyn Jackson, Anne Proudlove, Heidi Vestergaard and Suzi Wakefield with artist management, ticketing and accommodation. Thanks to Suzi Wakefield, Katie Allan and Robyn Jackson with the Community Partnership scheme. Thanks to Nick Hartgerink for his media and publicity skills. Thanks to Pedro Altuna for the amazing creativity and inspiration with our imagery, website, marketing, promotion and graphics. Thanks to the amazing Gail Norris who has managed the Facebook with such enthusiasm from Hawaii! Thanks to Shane Moon for stepping into the merchandise creation. Thanks to Graeme Morrison, Liz and John Aitken, Javier Valledor, Kim Rudner, Peter O’Neill, Aaron Burton, Jenelle McWilliam, El Cooper, Sam St John and Jessica Millman for their photography and video capture of the festival. Thanks to Janet Barnes for assistance with sponsorship. Thanks to Ann Lehmann and Lilli Pang forongoing leadership with the Folk School and Youth Tradition Awards. Thanks to the site planning and construction team of Rod Cork, who has stepped into the role of site planner and organiser, Simon Leamon construction manager), Steve McClure, Rod Cork, Judy Cork,

Tom O’Toole, Neil Rowsell, Phil Jones, Kevin Donegan and Tony Foley. Thanks to Kevin Donegan, Judy Cork and Suzi Wakefield helping get the Artist Tent city up and going. Thanks to the San Giovannia Battista Association for their beautiful food for our Italian dinner. Thanks to Robyn and Bruce Jackson for being so supportive on all fronts! Thanks to Lana Patrin for helping out with the website content management. Thanks to the amazing site artistic enhancement team of Lana Patrin, Amanda Buckland and Virginia Settre. Thanks to David Rooney, Janet Andrews, Ken Field and Lotte Latukefu with direction of the festival parades, choir and orchestra. A final thank you is to Russell Hannah. We have travelled many roads over the past 29 years since my formal involvement began. We have had many in depth discussions but always with the view of making the festival a better, personable and community event. There were times we could have headed into a more commercial direction but have always kept the philosophy of inclusiveness at all talent levels and participation. Thank you Overly Adventurous Maniac (OAM) and comrade. We trust all our efforts are appreciated and we value your ongoing support and constructive comment. So bow your fiddles, pluck your banjos, strum your guitars, blow your trumpets, bang your drum, holler a shanty, squeeze your accordion, dance a tarantella or jig and enjoy our 32nd Illawarra Folk Festival.

David De Santi Artistic Director and Minister for Many Other Things


Bush Music Club

Premier of New South Wales

I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone attending the Illawarra Folk Festival. This exciting annual event promotes and celebrates traditional folk music, playing host to some of the very best Australian and international folk artists. Offering the opportunity for people to come together in honour of folk music, the event has grown over the years into one of the most revered in the Illawarra. Special and unique events such as this contribute to making NSW such a wonderful and enjoyable place to live and work. If you are visiting, I strongly encourage you to take some time out and explore NSW, particularly the magnificent Illawarra region.

Bulli Showground comes alive every year for the festival with a variety of large and more intimate performance spaces featuring poetry, comedy, music workshops and dance, as well as a wide variety of gourmet food stalls Over the 4 days of the event, The Illawarra Folk Festival attracts over 11,500 visitors and generates approximately $1.5M into our local economy – all with help from over 400 volunteers offering up over 7000 hours of help – many from our region. These type of events boost our regional economy and allow us to show off just what we as a region can do – a world class festival attracting artists from all over the world. Congratulations to everyone involved and please enjoy the hospitality of our beautiful region between the mountains and the sea.

On behalf of the NSW Government, I commend the Illawarra Folk Festival organisational team, and wish everyone attending an enjoyable and memorable event.

believe we have taken steps to better ensure the festival’s sustainability. Of course, we partner with a lot of organisations as well, and have a lot of sponsors. I thank all of them because, without them, it just wouldn’t be possible. One of our key partners is the greyhound club which races weekly here at Bulli Showground. Throughout the year, Darren Hull and his staff do a great job maintaining the enclosed grounds which form the main part of our festival area. We all felt better when the NSW Government recently reversed its controversial greyhound-ban decision. The 2016 Festival Organising Committee is listed separately in this publication. These are the people who contribute a huge amount of volunteer hours in leadership roles both throughout the year and during the festival itself. It is fun to be a volunteer for the Illawarra Folk festival in any capacity, and be part of a large team of people which puts together something very special. If you think you may be interested in volunteering for future festivals, please have a word to one of our volunteers wearing a blue vest. Let me extend a huge thank you to all our volunteers. Let’s all enjoy the festival, and hope that we are blessed with good weather throughout.

Cr Gordon Bradbery OAM

Project & Operations Director Mike Baird MP Premier

Lord Mayor, City of Wollongong

Illawarra Folk Festival is certainly a key signature event in our local tourism calendar and Wollongong City Council is very proud to be supporting this event.

Welcome to another Illawarra Folk Festival – the 32nd edition. Again, our programming committee has put together a great line-up of entertainment for our enjoyment. We must always keep in mind that our festival is entirely run by volunteers, and a lot of volunteers are required. In fact, the number of volunteers needed for each festival now exceeds four hundred. We’re proud that our festival is volunteer-run, and, after the last festival, we held a workshop to determine how we could best keep it going. We learned a lot from that exercise, and, as a result, I

Neil Rowsell Operations and Project Director (Honorary) Illawarra Folk Festival

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Roland Stefen

Handcrafted | Violins | Violas

Email: stefenr@optusnet.com.au Tel: 02 42713238


HITCH-HIKER’S GUIDE

GET THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM

LIVE ON YOUR PHONE! illawarrafolkfestival.com.au/live

This may be your first folk festival, so here are some ideas about how to enjoy this year’s party. •

Buy your pass online to save you money and time.

Make sure you pack summer clothes, colourful Mardi Gras style clothing, an umbrella for quick rain-showers, a refillable water bottle and lots of good cheer. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought anything to wear - get yourself a cheap costume from the Scraggs shop in the Slacky Flat Bar.

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Buy your camping pass online as well as these are only issued with season passes.

If you’re driving to the festival then follow the signs from the Princes Highway onto Grevillea Park Road and then to the main entry gate at Bulli Showground.

If you’re using public transport then walk up to the main Bulli Showground Gate on Grevillea Park Road entry gate and head for the Festival Office. Make sure you get a full program when you do the pass/wristband exchange. This is your guide to the venues, performers and lots of general information. Alternatively view the Festival Program Live on your phone or device from www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au/live

Once you’ve parked the car, head for the Global Green, Piazza, Honey Eater’s Lounge or the Festival Bar in the main complex building, sit down, grab a refreshment and take a few minutes to study the program. There are 14 venues to choose from. You can either decide who you want to see and when or just take pot luck. Having a highlighter pen is a good idea. Mark the events you want to catch. However, you may get waylaid by buskers, poets, parades, dancing, shanty singers or impromptu sessions. Don’t panic if you can’t make up your mind. Chances are you won’t know any of the acts. Just walk the site. You’ll discover great music you’ve never heard or you’ll end up dancing, reciting or just watching. If you don’t like what you see, move onto another venue.

If all this fails, head for the Festival Bar, the Global Green, Honey Eater’s Lounge or the Piazza. There’s food and drink there to fill and refresh your soul. Have a chat with the bar staff - they usually know the acts and can give you a hand deciding on what to see and hear. Don’t forget at some point to do some exercise and get up to the Grevillea Park for a concert or two. It’s well worth enjoying the natural ambience of the three venues there - The Chapel, Honey Eater’s Lounge and Miners Camp.

Paddy from Lime & Steel Ruido

At the end of the day (night) and if you’ve still got energy then hang around the bar as the musicians are always up for a tune or two. Sometimes the best music is played spontaneously at these late sessions. Remember to have fun, but be courteous to your fellow revellers when leaving.

Black Joak Morris

12–15 January 2017

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FESTIVAL HELP GUIDE Festival Office

The main office is situated at the southern entry to the Bulli Showground complex. This is where you purchase passes or exchange your pre-purchased pass voucher for a wristband. Please wear it at all times!

EFTPOS

An EFTPOS facility for cash out is available adjacent to the Slacky Flat Bar (Betting Ring) area, under the grandstand.

The following information is applicable to all persons Next to the Festival Office is the registration area for attending the Illawarra Folk Festival. artists, volunteers, sponsors and media. You may park your car temporarily near the office while you get your Limitation of liability wristband but then you must park your vehicle in the To the extent permitted by law, the Illawarra Folk Club designated parking areas inside the showground. Inc. (IFC) shall not have any liability to you beyond the The camping office is also located in the Festival face value of the ticket purchased, plus any relevant Office. There is a separate waiting lane for caravans per ticket service charge. The IFC shall not be liable and motorhomes while you book your camping site. for any loss of enjoyment or wasted expenditure. IFC accepts no responsibility for any personal property Festival Office loss, damage or breakage howsoever occasioned.

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Wednesday 9am-8pm Thursday 11am-10.30pm Friday 7.30am-11pm Saturday 7.30am-11pm Sunday 7.30am-4pm

Injury at events

The IFC is the promoter of this recreational event, the Illawarra Folk Festival (IFF). It utilises existing grounds, buildings, stalls, kennels, roadways and pathways, owned or leased from various organisations. It does so on a “as is basis” and subject to existing faults (if any), the current condition and Conditions of Entry state of repair, of the grounds, buildings, stalls, • Your festival wristband must be worn at all times. kennels, roadways and pathways, so that to the extent permitted by law, IFC disclaims all liability for any All children must also have a wristband as well. • Sound/video recordings are not permitted without injuries or death sustained, however caused, during the prior written consent from the Artistic Director. the running of the IFF. The IFC has tried to make the IFF an enjoyable and safe experience. Please take care • All professional/commercial photographers or and stay alert at all times you are at the IFF. If you or film makers must first obtain permission from the your minor are injured, immediately ask a volunteer Artistic Director. for assistance or directions to a first aid room or • No pets allowed on the site, except registered contact an emergency service. dogs approved by the festival organisers. You assume all risks whilst you attend or participate at the IFF, regardless of what activity you are involved in at the IFF. By purchasing a ticket, or receiving a ticket as a performer, or as our guest, you acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions in your personal

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capacity and on behalf of any other member of a band or group you are applying for, and for any accompanying minor. If you purchase tickets for a minor, you are responsible for their behaviour and safety whilst at the IFF.

Licence, ejection and cancellation: No redemption value. The IFC reserves the right, without refund of any amount paid, to refuse admission to, or eject, any person whose conduct the IFC, their agents, employees or contractors deems to be disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language or who otherwise fails to comply with any IFC directions concerning the management of the IFF. The IFF is a licensed venue. In accordance with liquor licensing law, intoxicated persons are not allowed to remain on licensed premises and will be asked to leave. No alcohol is permitted to be brought into the licensed area of the IFF. Breach of any such terms and conditions will terminate your revocable licence to attend the event without refund or compensation. All persons attending the IFF must hold a valid ticket and display a valid wristband. The applicable law is that of New South Wales.

Festival Shop

The festival shop is located in the Slacky Flat Bar (Betting Ring) area, under the grandstand. Artist’s and festival merchandise such as souvenirs, recordings, festival T-shirts, cookbooks, clothing and publications are available.

Messages

You may leave messages at the Festival Office, however the festival cannot take responsibility for messages being received.

Visitor Information

Festival info line: 1300 887 034 For local tourist information, call the Wollongong Visitors Centre, 1800 240 737.


GET THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM LIVE ON YOUR PHONE!

illawarrafolkfestival.com.au/live

Camping Rules & Information

There is limited camping available on site. Access to the camping grounds is from 9am Wednesday morning and you will not be able to camp before then. You can only register for camping when the camping office is open.Your festival wristband must be worn at all times. All children must also have a wristband as well. • Children and youth (U18) who are camping must be with a responsible camping parent. • Entry to campsite area is for festival ticketed campers only. • There is to be a maximum of 6 persons per campsite • RV camping sites will be allocated by the type and size, ie caravan, motorhome, vans. • Specific sites cannot be allocated or reserved for others, however groups are able to pre-book and pay for sites through the ticket office. Do not light any campfires. • There is to be a minimum of 2.5 metres between tents. Only one vehicle is able to be parked within the campsite area. Additional vehicles will need to be parked in the nominated car parking areas. • No parking is allowed next to tents at Slacky Heights (near Grevillea Park) and cars must be parked beside the road or in the festival car park. • Recycle all waste. Bins are marked as recycling / compostable and general waste. • Do not leave any valuables in cars or tents. • The use of generators is only permitted by motorhomes or caravans camping in the Wanderers Camp or Middle Earth areas between 8am and 8pm to recharge ‘house batteries’ and at the discretion of management. • No pets allowed. You will be asked to leave if you bring a pet. • Be courteous of your neighbours at night and keep noise to a minimum. All late night sessions should be inside the Grandstand Bar and Restaurant. • Make sure that all your camping equipment stays within your allocated space. • Unruly behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in your removal from the site. Twenty four hour security is on hand to ensure the safety and amenity of all campers.

Showers

There are limited hot-water showers so please conserve water and keep your showers short. There are hot showers for women and men under the grandstand. There are also some showers in the small toilet block near the entry to the main festival site.

Reusable Bar Cups We’re replacing disposable cups with reusable ones. For just $3, you’ll get a cup from the Festival bar which you can reuse, refill or swap throughout the day. You can then choose to take the cup home as a souvenir or refund it before you leave.

Dance Zones

Dance zones have been created at the sides of the Black Diamond Marquee, Slacky Flat Bar and Show Pavilion. Look for the signs and markings and feel to free to dance without blocking the view of seated patrons. Please do not relocate positioned chairs from venues.

Accommodation

There are many hotels, motels and caravan parks in the area. Call Tourism Wollongong 1800 240 737 for information and bookings.

Festival Volunteers

The festival runs entirely on volunteers who appreciate a helping hand and the odd thank you. If you can also volunteer a few hours of work then please see the Festival Office staff.

Children and Youth

The festival aims to provide a safe environment for families. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children (U18) at all times. The Shed, in the centre of the showground, is the kids’ entertainment venue and not a child-minding facility so carers and parents are asked to stay with their young children.

Visitor Surveys

A survey is being conducted. The information gathered is confidential and is used to improve future festivals and assess the quality and impact of the festival on the community. We sincerely appreciate your assistance by completing them.

Lost and Found

All lost and found items including persons should be reported to the Festival Office.

BYO Bottle

The festival is striving to be a Disposal Water Bottle Free event for 2017. This festival you can find free chilled water from a special trailer and water fountains at the grandstand and around venues. Bring and use your refillable water bottle or get one from the festival office.

Festival Bars - Slacky Flat & Honey Eater’s Lounge

The festival organises its own bars and the proceeds help keep festival pass prices down. Please patronise it but do drink sensibly. The bar is conducted strictly according to licensing regulations, ie underage and intoxicated persons will not be served and no alcohol is to be taken inside or outside licensed areas. There are selections of Coopers beer and cider, wine and soft drinks available. Ice is for sale for campers and stallholders.

Late-Night Partying

A noise curfew will apply to all camping areas after 10pm. Anyone wishing to party on can go to the Grandstand Bar area inside the Grandstand Building. Please keep all sessions inside the building. Please be courteous of other campers and festival neighbours.

Smoke-free Festival

The Illawarra Folk Festival is a smoke-free festival. Smoking in any form including e-cigarettes/vapour is not permitted anywhere on the festival site. There is no smoking in camping areas. However, we have some Yes Butt zones, where smokers can feel free to smoke. We have made some changes, so please look for the Yes Butt banners and butt trays..

Car Parking

There is plenty of free parking inside the showground. Please avoid parking in the surrounding streets. Exit from the site onto Princes Highway is a left turn only. See map below.

Transport • • • • • •

Taxi 4229 9311 Train times and fares 131 500 Bus Services Dion Coachlines 4228 9855 QANTAS 131 313 VIRGIN 136 789 JETSTAR 131 538

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FESTIVAL HELP GUIDE (CONT.) First Aid

Please report medical and other emergencies to a festival management (in blue and red vests) or the Festival Office immediately after calling 000.

The Illawarra Folk Festival is a smoke-free festival. Smoking in any form including e-cigarettes/vapour is not permitted anywhere on the festival site. There is no smoking in camping areas. However, we have some Yes Butt zones, where smokers can feel free to smoke. We have made some changes, so please look for the Yes Butt banners and butt trays.

When speaking to emergency services, state that you are at the Illawarra Folk Festival at the Bulli Showground off the Princes Highway, with the closest cross street being Grevillea Park Road. First aid is available from the volunteers at the northern end of the dog kennels near the Global Green venue. (See map inside back cover). Please notify a festival management or the Festival Office if any safety issues arise as soon as possible. Phone numbers • • • • • •

Ambulance, Police, Fire: 000 Radio Doctors 4228 5522 Bulli Hospital 4284 4344 Wollongong Hospital 4222 5000 SES 132 500 NRMA Roadside Assistance 13 1111 (see map inside back cover for the meeting point at the showground entry)


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 2017 Community Partners:

The Illawarra Folk Festival is a major community event which has generated more than $110,000 for charities over the past 16 years and we want to do more. The festival is powered by a group of hard-working volunteer musicians, dancers, poets, storytellers and culturally minded folk who believe in giving back to the community. Since 2001, beginning with the major Guinness sponsorship, the festival has supported over 50 organisations including the Disability Trust, Rotary Clubs of Wollongong, Cystic Fibrosis NSW, The Denny Foundation, NSW Cancer Council, APHEDA, refugee support group SCARF, the Leukaemia Foundation, Oxfam, Camp Quality, the Shepherd Centre for the Deaf, Bulli Uniting Church, East Timor Fund, St John’s Ambulance, Greenacres Disability Services, Scouts groups, the State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service, Surf Life Saving and the South Coast School for Children with Autism. Over the past eight years in Bulli, through its charity bush dances, festival opening concerts and donations, the festival has given more than

$35,000 in cash to the recipient charities.

We continue to seek further partnerships with community and charity organisations as well to bolster our volunteer ranks. There are financial and social benefits for these organisations to be involved. So, if you are interested in helping us keep this great festival alive, then please contact us at: info@illawarrafolkclub.org.au or phone 1300 887 034.

Thursday Charity Partners Since 2001 the Illawarra Folk Festival has provided charity / non-profit organisations the opportunity to receive the benefits of the official opening day, Thursday. This is achieved by the sharing of the entry cost to the festival for Thursday and the proceeds of a raffle to our two nominated charities. It’s a great opportunity for folks who’ve not tasted the joy of a folk festival to get a sample for a mere $30 while supporting two worthwhile charities.

Our 2017 charities are headspace Wollongong and the Waniora Public School.

Waniora Primary School Waniora Primary School is located in a beach and parkland setting in Bulli, with over 340 students enrolled. Their vision is to build a high quality learning environment that promotes equity and inclusiveness, reflecting the school and community values. They aim to promote confident, creative and resilient citizens who are equipped to embrace the challenges of the 21st Century. The school values are - Respect, Responsibility and Safety. Waniora has a very active parent community, the P&C, who supports the school to achieve all its goals, particularly through fundraising activities. They meet on the third Tuesday of each month and welcome new members. The donations will help fund school projects including new books and technology for student classrooms and the school garden.

headspace Wollongong

headspace Wollongong provides free support to young people aged 12-25 years going through a tough time. Their services include counselling and mental health support, physical health, sexual health and contraception, drug and alcohol issues, and education and employment services. They also run activities, events and workshops aimed at engaging the local community, raising awareness and understanding about mental health, and breaking down barriers to seeking help. Find out more at www. headspace.org.au/wollongong, or Facebook page. headspace Wollongong is open Monday-Friday, 8.45am-5pm. Contact us on 4220 7660 or headspace@gph.org.au to make an appointment. Why are they needed? One in four young people have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months. Suicide remains the leading cause of death for young Australians aged 15-24. Research shows that 75% of mental health issues emerge before the age of 25. By treating these issues early and providing a holistic model of support, the risk of them developing into more serious problems is greatly decreased.

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The community’s generous support helps to provide vital mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across the Illawarra.


2017 SOUVENIRS Available from the festival shop in the Slacky Flat Bar from Thursday evening

FEDORA HAT $20

SLOUCH HAT HAT $20

COWBOY HAT $20

T-SHIRT $25

GUITAR PICKS $1

42 TRACKS - DOUBLE CD

$15

SATCHEL $25

WATER BOTTLE $6

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GET FROCKED UP ! Call into our pop up costume shop for a fabulous range of accessories, dresses, skirts, and menswear so you can be the Belle of the Ball. Plenty of glamorous outfits selected from our costume and retro clothing at very reasonable prices. Located in the Slacky Flat Bar next to the stage Or if you prefer to pre-hire visit our shop at Shop 1 502 Princes Hwy Woonona Ph: 4283000 | Email: juliet@egtc.com.au www.egtc.com.au


YOUTH AT THE FOLKIE LEARN FOLK

Join us at our amazing 2 day Folk School! 11-12 January 2017

PLAY AT THE AWARDS

Enter the Youth Traditions Awards and perform at the festival - great prizes and opportunities for winners! FRI 5pm and SAT 4:30pm THE SHED

JOIN OUR NEW BIG BAND

Apply to be part of Folkaphonic and play at the festival with new and old friends! Interstate scholarships available WED 4–5pm - Folk School THU 3–4pm - Folk School THU 7:30–8:30pm - Grandstand Bar FRI 10:30–11:45am - Tivoli on Track SAT 1–2:30pm - Grandstand Bar SUN 9:30–10:30am - Black Diamond Marquee

Visit: www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au/youth-folk


FOOD & STALLS GUIDE

Once again this year we have lots of great stalls with original and exciting products. Try some of the different foods from around the world. Browse through the variety of craft and clothing stalls. Sit and have a coffee or a cool ice cream.

GLOBAL GREEN Food

KOREAN BBQ

Curries,noodles, stir frys + balinese sweets Veg, gf ,lf

MEDITERRANEAN STREET FOOD

BALINESE SPICE MAGIC

COMMON GROUND

Green drink,home made pies, paella Veg

THE DOSA DELI

Vege dosas of various combinations Veg

Korean bbq meats and salad,dumplings

Greek style meats and salads in greek pita Veg, gf

RJ VEGAN FOOD

Organic vegan pancakes Veg

RUSSIAN BLINIS Blinis, piroshki, burek

SOPHIES SCOOPS

Coffee and ice creams with fruit

Clothing and Craft AMBIENCE RETRO KALAIDESCOPE MO RESIN SOUL SANDALS ULUWATU BLUE

PIAZZA Food TRIGGYS MOBILE CAFÉ Coffee, tea, hot chocolate

TURKISH GOZLEME

Gozlemes + twist potatoes Veg

BERRYLICIOUS

Frozen yoghurt, icecreams, smoothies

BLISS BEAT CURRY Various curries and rice Veg, gf lf

NATURAL PANCAKES Pancakes and fresh fruit Veg

O!MOMO

Momos, lentils chicken skewers chai Veg

INSTRUMENT MAKERS PIAZZA BUZZ BOX MUSIC

RODRIGO PERCUSSION

ROCKY CREEK STRINGS

INTERESTING THINGS

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Clothing and Craft IDLE MOMENT

NATURAL HANND KNITS PARTIES IN WONDERLAND Face Painting - Opposite Kids Tent

YAZURA CLOTHING ZENTHAI SHIATSU MASSAGE


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SHOW PAVILION

NAGS LOUNGE

BLACKBOARD

BUS STOP

FESTIVAL OFFICE

BUS STOP

GRANDSTAND RESTAURANT & BAR

GLOBAL SLACKY GREEN FLAT BAR THE SHED Kids Venue TRACK TIVOLI PIAZZA Venue

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Fiddler’s Cafe

Dinner ITALIAN Style !

THE CHAPEL

MINERS CAMP

Thursday 12 January 2017

BLACK DIAMOND MARQUEE

5pm to 7pm

Music by Zumpa and Azzband

RACE TRACK

Adults $15, with festival pass. Others $25. Youth (12-18) $10, U12 ($5), U5 free. Includes: Pasta with meat and vegetarian sauces, salads continental cake, bread, glass of Bulli sangria. Cooking by San Giovanni Battista Associzione Bookings online from: www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

or call 1300 887 034

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The Great Gut NORTHERN Busting Tripe BULLI UNITING CHURCH Dinner and Concert

AN CHAT VIETNAMESE

Soups, salads, noodles, rice snacks Veg

BERLIN BANGERS BREW D LICIOUS

Coffee cold drinks cakes

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PUBLICin fresh rolls German wurst BUS STOP Veg

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FOLK SUMMER SCHOOL

COAL COAST TACOS

Salad + meat, fish or bean tortillas Veg

DOLCE BACIO

Italian gelato, brioches, cannoli, affogato

GOVINDAS VEGETARIAN

Rice, dhal, curry, kofta, halavasalads Veg

KANYINI WOOD FIRE PIZZAS 13 Inch organic pizzas Gf

HONEY EATERS' GROVE TANTRIC TURTLE

BULLI SHOWGROUND RESTAURANT

Thursday 12 January 2017

Adults $25 with festival pass, others $30.

from 6.30pm

Bookings online from: www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

Music by Festival Artists

or call 1300 887 034

Coffee, chai, cold drinks and cake

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Connecting the folk community, industry & culture The peak national body for the promotion and development of the Australian folk industry

Youth Development Program | Artist Showcases | National Conference Professional Development Workshops | Members’ Insurance | Advocacy Small Grants scheme ... plus a range of other benefits Join the Alliance now. To learn more, visit:

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A GREENER FESTIVAL Join the Green Folk Last year we achieved close to 80% diversion from landfill and this year we want to improve on that but the Illawarra Folk Festival NEEDS YOU to help us do it by thinking twice BEFORE using the red LANDFILL bin. Check your waste Is not compostable or recyclable first! More Information Ask the Green T-shirted Folk or email: greenfolk@illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

Waste Reduction The Illawarra Folk Festival is committed to minimising waste and its impact on the environment by: §§ Composting all food scraps and cups, plates, cutlery, food and drink containers sold by stalls §§ Recycling of plastics, glass and clean cardboard. §§ Saying no to plastic bags and single use water bottles Our aim is to send no waste to landfill. This is a big task and requires attendees, campers, volunteers, stallholders and performers to work together. There are 3 waste streams at the festival. Each waste stream has an individual collection bin and is identified by the colour of the bin lid and signage.

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We’re cutting disposable plastic waste! Imagine a music scene free from plastic litter, with fresh tap water onsite and reusable cups and bottles keeping everyone healthily hydrated. This year at the Illawarra Folk Festival, we’re building on last year’s successes – everybody will get to do their bit for the environment as we say goodbye to single-use plastic cups as well as disposable water-bottles. Thanks to the support of Green Music Australia and Sydney Water we’re eliminating these unnecessary and environmentally harmful products and moving one step closer to becoming an entirely plastic waste free event.

Here’s what you can do BYO Bottle

Like last year we won’t have any plastic bottled water on site. Instead we encourage you to bring your own re-usable bottle or buy one of the festival souvenir bottles at the Festival Shop and fill up at any of the fresh water stations around the site.

environments, the manufacture and transport of bottles alone generates over 60,000 tonnes of planet-warming greenhouse gas pollution each year, according to Cool Australia.

By showing how the music scene can ditch disposables, the Illawarra Folk Festival is proud to be saying “throw away culture is not cool”.

About Green Music Australia

They run campaigns on key issues to build support and momentum for change, celebrate success and leaders, showing others how much can be done.

BYO H20 Bottle Souvenir Refillable Water Bottle available at the Festival Shop for $6

Green Music Australia is harnessing the cultural power of music and musicians to lead the way to a greener world. So many musicians want to reduce their environmental impact but don’t know where to start. Green Music Australia exists to make it easy, providing tools, case studies, encouragement and hands on support, partnering with others across the sector to make change happen.

Use a Reusable Cup

We’re replacing disposable cups with reusable ones. For just $3, you’ll get an Illawarra Folk Festival cup from the bar which you can reuse, refill or swap throughout the festival. You can then choose to take the cup home as a souvenir or get a refund before you leave.

Why are we doing this?

With over 11,000 people coming to our festival each year, we’ll be saving tens of thousands of cups and water bottles from landfill!

Single use plastic bottles and cups are an entirely unnecessary product in Australia. Sold in their millions at festivals and venues across the country, they fill bins by the truckload and cause a waste headache for organisers. But they’re not biodegradable and they’re not environmentally friendly. We use them once, and then throw them in the bin. Most end up as waste in landfill, littering our beaches and streets, or in our oceans. This has devastating effects on wildlife and leaches toxic pollution into our soils. As well as damaging local

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2017 FESTIVAL FEATURES

Lime and Steel

TAKE NOTE! Here’s a summary of some program and venue changes since the last Illawarra Folk Festival for our returning patrons and for the new ones - enjoy!

New Venue - Honey Eater’s Lounge It is situated midway between the Miner’s Camp and The Chapel in the Grevillea Park. It will be an intimate space with food and refreshments by Tantric Turtle and there will be a second Festival Bar.

Dance Stage Relocated

The dance stage has moved onto the harness track and has a new name - The Tivoli on Track. It will host all the dance events during the festival and some intimate concerts. The Global Green venue will become a concert space from Thursday night.

Blackboard Venue Created

A new blackboard space has been created at the southern end of the Greyhound Kennels. See the MC from Thursday evening from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon for a 30 minute spot to impress!

Bottled Water Free

The festival will continue to be a Bottled Water Free event with the assistance of Green Music Australia. Use your bottle or buy a festival souvenir water bottle and have them filled at the refill stations around the festival site.

Reusable Cups for the Bar

The festival bar will use ‘reusable cups’ for drinks. We’re replacing disposable cups with reusable ones. For just $3, you’ll get an Illawarra Folk Festival

cup from the bar which you can reuse, refill or swap throughout the festival. You can then choose to take the cup home as a souvenir or get a refund before you leave. It works like this - you purchase your first cup for $3 and then purchase your drink. This initiative is going to save thousands of plastic cups going to bins and through a recycling process.

Smoke Free Festival 


The festival is once again a smoke-free music festival. Please smoke only in the Designated Areas. See map page 10.

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Youth at the Folkie


The Shed venue will host the Youth at the Folkie concerts, Young Traditions Awards and young childrens’ program. Youth are encouraged to join the second run of the Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra. Rehearsals from Tuesday with performances on Saturday and Sunday.

The Youth Traditions Awards concerts return to encourage young folk to play traditional folk music. There are cash prizes to be won, thanks to Bulli Medical Practice, Judith Stubbs & Associates and Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club.

Dance Zones

Dance zones have been created at the sides of the Black Diamond Marquee, Slacky Flat Bar and Show Pavilion. Look for the signs and markings and feel to free to dance without blocking the view of seated patrons. Please do not relocate positioned chairs from venues. In addition to the concerts there are a number of special events throughout the festival. Here’s a snapshot of some of them.

THE BANJO 2017 THEME INSTRUMENT

2017 is the year of the banjo at the Illawarra Folk Festival! We’re planning banjo workshops at the Folk School, special concerts and we have a swag of superb banjo wielding musicians from around the country and the globe ready to entertain and delight you with their chordophonial cacophonies! The banjo is a four, five or (occasionally) six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head. The membrane, or head, is typically made of plastic, although animal skin is still occasionally but rarely used, and the frame is typically circular. The banjo is quite often associated with country, folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music.

Historically, the banjo occupied a central place in African American traditional music, before becoming popular in the minstrel shows of the 19th century. The banjo, with the fiddle, is a mainstay of American old-time music. It is also very frequently used in Traditional (“Trad”) Jazz. Some banjos have a separate resonator plate on the back of the pot to project the sound forward and give the instrument more volume. This type of banjo is usually used in bluegrass music, though resonator banjos are played by players of all styles, and are also used in old-time music, sometimes as a substitute for electric amplification when playing in large venues. Open-back


banjos generally have a mellower tone and weigh less than resonator banjos and usually have a different setup, often with a higher string action.

Three Taster Concerts

The modern banjo comes in a variety of forms and includes tenor banjo, cello banjo, bass and contrabass banjo, banjo mandolin, banjo ukulele and the 6 string banjo guitar.

FEATURE BANJO EVENTS

You’ll see a banjo in a number of acts! Here’s some of them: Alex Hood, Chloe & Jason Roweth, Dave Elliston, Free Fried Chicken, George & Noriko, Girls with Knives, Harman & Hellens, The Haywood Billy Goats, Glenn Skuthorpe, Hillbilly Goats, Jody & Innes, John Littrich & The Water Runners, Lime and Steel, Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning, Low Down Riders, The Lurkers, Nigel Wearne, Shelley’s Murder Boys, Sissybones, Southern Gentlemen, Taylor Pfeiffer, The Three Marketeers and The Whitetop Mountaineers.

Welcome to Country

Held at the Thursday Night concert, the welcome to Dharawal country has been performed since the Festivals move to Bulli by local Aboriginal elder, Vic Chapman. Vic was the first Aboriginal School Principal in NSW. He has a special affiliation with the Folk Festival through his late son John who for a number of years was a festival volunteer and attendee. Due to illnesses in his family Vic may not be able to do the welcome this year in which case his place will be taken by another local Dharawal elder THU 7.15pm Slacky Flat Bar

Beautiful Banjos Concert The Great Gut-Busting These folk will make the banjo beautiful… George Tripe Dinner & Concert & Noriko, Harman & Hellens, The Haywood Billy Goats, Glenn Skuthorpe, Jody & Innes, Lime and Steel, , Southerm Gentlemen, Taylor Pfeiffer and The Three Marketeers. FRI 4 – 6:15pm Show Pavilion

AND THE REST Welcome Bush Dance FREE

The tradition of opening the festival with a social dance and concert continues. Bring the kids, dancing shoes or an instrument to join the acoustic dance band. All the dances will be called and walked through. Enjoy the welcome concert with local and visiting artists. WED 8pm Global Green

This is the only Festival in the world to hold this great gastronomic and musical event and there are some who would say that that is just as well. Bookings are essential for this three–course gourmet treat. Non–tripe eaters can join in for a plate of ‘Grey Sludge’ as well as the other two courses. But dare be critical of this culinary delight and you will be fed ‘green sludge’– grey sludge that has been left in the sun for a day or two. Positions at this great epicurian, gourmet event are strictly limited so please book on-line early to avoid disappointment. Guest tripe eaters who will sing for their supper this year are Alex Hood, Chloe & Jason Roweth, Jim Haynes, Lizzie Flynn, Pat Drummond, Mandy Connell, Martin Pearson, Christine Collister and Michael Fix and the irascible Pete Denahy. Many are serial offenders in the tripe eating game. THUR 7.30pm Restaurant

There are over 60 acts that have never performed at the Illawarra Folk Festival. These concerts are a chance to be introduced to some of them. They get 2 songs each to impress you and encourage you to visit their other gigs over the festival. Taster One - THU 6:15 – 9pm Slacky Flat Bar Taster Two - THU 5 –10:30pm Global Green Taster Three - THU 6 –10:30pm Nag’s Lounge

The Shed For Kids

The festival has always prided itself on its cultural children’s entertainment. There will be 28 sessions of music, dancing, storytelling, puppets, circus fun instrument making and fun. FRI 9:30am–4:30pm 10 Sessions SAT 10am–4pm 9 Sessions SUN 9am–4:15pm 10 Sessions

The Open Road

Songs of the open road and beyond with Dingo's Breakfast, Rough Red,Pat Drummond, London Klezmer Quartet, Kirsty Bromley, Lime and Steel, Wallis Bird and Men With Day Jobs. FRI 12–1:45pm Show Pavilion

Tales of the Travelling Years

Pat Drummond’s brand new (and last ever ‘Live’ album) looks back over 30 years of travelling Australia’s back roads. This double Live CD features the stories and songs of the trains, planes and automobiles in which Pat has travelled and the songs include the stories of the pilots, drivers and road crews who shared those journeys with him. FRI 3:30 – 4:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

Dinner Italian Style

Enjoy a scrumptious dinner with the music and tastes of Italy with a hint of Spanish - sangria and music from Azzband. There’ll be olives, pasta Calabrese style – meat and vegetarian, various salads, panne (bread) and Italian cake. A great tradition continues. Adults $15 with festival pass or $25 without, Youth $7. Tickets available from the Festival Office from 10am on the day or book online. THU 5 –7pm Show Pavilion

Thursday Charity Day

Since 2001 the Illawarra Folk Festival has provided charity / non-profit organisations the opportunity to receive the benefits of the official opening day, Thursday, of the Illawarra Folk Festival. This is achieved by the sharing of the entry cost to the festival on Thursday and the proceeds of a raffle to our two nominated charities. It’s a great opportunity for folks who’ve not tasted the joy of a folk festival to get a sample for a mere $30 while supporting worthwhile charities. Our 2017 charities are headspace and Waniora Public School.

Glenn Skuthorpe

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Rough Red

Australian Traditions Concert

The late Alan Scott was one of the giants of the Australian Folk Music scene. A member of the original Bushwhackers, a great collector of Australian Bush Music and an active member of the Bush Music Club. He was a big supporter of our festival. We had a rule that Alan Scott was to be invited every year and every year he turned up and contributed to the folk scene and the event in many ways. Here you’ll capture the best of traditional Australian folk music with Dingos Breakfast, Bush Music Club (Sydney), No Such Thing, Graham and Maureen Seal, Rob and Olya Willis, Chord-eaux, Alex Hood, John Broomhall, Chloe & Jason Roweth Band and Dave De Hugard. FRI 5 –11:15pm Global Green

Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer Jim Haynes and Russell Hannah have been drinking beer collectively for about 120 years (they started young). They almost remember the’ 6 o’clock Swill’. During this time they have heard

many stories and songs on the subject- there have almost been as many songs written about beer in Australia as love- which says something about the Australian Character. Now of course being elites they sip chardonnay. The still want to share their first love beer with anyone who cares to listen. FRI 5:30 – 6:30pm Grandstand Bar

1917:STRIKE! - A Tribute to Brian Dunnett A tribute to the memory of the late Brian Dunnett – a folkie, unionist, railway worker and an advocate for the preservation of railway heritage. Also the person most responsible for starting the Music Train when the Festival first moved to Bulli. 1917: Strike! will tell the story of one of Australia’s biggest industrial disputes, the 1917 Great Strike, which started at Eveleigh Railway Workshops and Randwick Tram Depot and spread across the country leaving wounds that were felt for decades afterwards. WED 4 – 5pm Folk School (Songs of the 1917 Strike) (*Christina only) FRI 8 – 9pm Show Pavilion SAT 1:15 –2:15pm Show Pavilion

Youth Traditions Awards The 2017 Illawarra Folk Festival will the feature the third Youth Traditions Awards to encourage and celebrate young artists who perform traditional folk songs and tunes. Young artists will aged between 9 and 25 will be have the chance to perform in the Youth Traditions Award concerts at the festival. The Youth Traditions Awards are designed to: • encourage young artists to explore and perform traditional folk music from Australia and abroad • broaden young artists repertoire of folk songs and tunes and keep folk traditions fresh and alive give young artists promotional opportunities through winning an award

There are five categories, each limited to five minutes. 1. Best Performance of a traditional Australian folk song 2. Best Performance of a traditional folk song from another tradition 3. Best Performance of a traditional folk tune (or tunes) 4. Best Performance of an original song following a folk tradition * to be eligible for this category you also need to enter category 1,2 or 3 5. Best Performance of an original tune (or tunes) following a folk style * to be eligible for this category you also need to enter category 1,2 or 3 6. See the website to enter or see the MC on the day for a spot. FRI 5pm The Shed Round 1 SAT 4:30pm The Shed Round 2

Youth at the Folkie

Four Winds

Some of our finest local young musicians, songwriters and singers will showcase their talents. And-they are guaranteed to be all under 65 (they had to show their birth certificates). Come along and hear the next musical generation. FRI 6:30–10pm The Shed with Maya and Tala, The Bowhemians, Leo, Melanie April, The String Family SAT 6:30 –10pm The Shed with Grace Goodwin, Josh Maynard, Shalani and Chloe, James and Jackson, Patron Saints of Folk, Paddy & The Wonderband


Col Hardy

Shanties Galore

Shanties are the flavour of the month. Get along to a session with John Broomhall, Dave Elliston or the Redfern Shanty Club! THU 10:30 –11:30pm Grandstand Bar Shanty Club FRI 12:30 –1pm Grandstand Bar with John Broomhall and Dave Elliston FRI 9:15 –10:15pm Grandstand Bar Shanty Club SAT 7 – 8pm Nag’s Lounge Shanty Club SUN 3:45 – 4:45pm Grandstand Bar Shanty Club

Leonard Cohen Tribute

Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter. His work mostly explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. A swag of festival performers will pay homage to his legacy. Coordinated by Lana Patrin. FRI 6:30 – 7:45pm

Tales of the Silk Road Ruido presents a brand new show - Treasures of the Silk Road. Music of almost of every culture has been enriched by wild-hearted travellers. Journey with Ruido to explore the stories behind the delightful treasures of this open road. All told with Ruido’s signature explosion of flamenco passion, colour and movement. SAT 10 –11am Black Diamond Marquee

Ha! Ha! Ha! & Ha!

Our humorous concert gets funnier every year so this year we’ve added an extra Ha! There’s three sorts of ‘Funnys’. There’s ‘funny Peculiar’ and ‘Funny Ha! Ha!’. Then there is seriously funny. Well, we’ve got the lot in this concert. Led by the festival’s perennial funny men, Glover and Sorrensen this concert will feature any artist who is remotely weird, jocular or takes the mickey out of anything pretentious. They’ll be joined by Dingos’ Breakfast, Pete Denehy, Peter Willey and Matthew Hobbs, Martin Pearson, Oz Music and Poetry Band and perhaps Alan Non. You just never know who turns up and what might happen. SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion

Baltic Bar Mitzvah

Barry Winter Memorial Concert

Barry Winter and his wife Anne were two of the Folk Club’s more dedicated and enthusiastic members who rarely missed a concert and volunteered at all our festivals. There wouldn’t have been many performers who played at the club whose CDs Barry didn’t buy. Barry unexpectedly and prematurely died earlier this year. This memorial concert features artists who Barry loved (He even got on stage one night and played with Chord-eaux). The memorial concert is on Sunday morning with John Broomhall, Chord-eaux, and Lime and Steel. SUN 10:30am–1:15pm Nag’s Lounge

The Choirs

The festival has a long tradition of choirs singing about hope and struggle! Union choirs will again feature at the festival as they have done for the past 20 years. With choirs from Newcastle People’s Chorus, Sydney Trade Union Choir and our own local Illawarra Union Singers it promises to be one of the biggest line–ups ever. SUN 12:30 –1:30pm Show Pavilion

The Legends Concert

The Folk Scene in Australia has been around long enough to actually acquire Folkies of legendary status (though one of our legends, Phyl Lobl suggests that we should call it the Old Relics concert) From the ‘Days of Vinyl’ we have Alex Hood (who incidently performed at the first Illawarra FC concert ever in 1979) the Larrikins Dave de Hugard and Bob McInnes who have left their Country

Retreats to be with us, John Broomhall who has given up his North Coast idyll for the weekend, Phyl Lobl from the Deep South (Kiama) and Emma Hannah who has taken up residence in Wollongong to be closer to the action. Could be some great nostalgia kicks here but they are all still producing and singing first rate folk material. SUN 2 – 3:15pm

Green Music Australia Concert & Forum

Green Music Australia is harnessing the cultural power of music and musicians to lead the way to a greener world. So many musicians want to reduce their environmental impact but don’t know where to start. Green Music Australia is here to make it easy, providing tools, case studies, encouragement and hands on support, partnering with others across the sector to make change happen. SUN 10:30 –11:45am Figgy Folk Session Blackboard (Forum for Artists) SUN 12:45 – 3pm Black Diamond Marquee (Concert)

Volunteer Thank You & 10 Years Service Awards

This is a chance for our 350 plus volunteer team to be thanked. A number of awards for 10 years continuous volunteering at the festival will also be presented. SUN 8pm Slacky Flat Bar

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PARTICIPATE

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

The Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra is a new gathering of talented young folk musicians and singers (15-30 yrs) from across Australia meeting to learn, teach each other and perform traditional and contemporary folk songs and tunes from Australia and beyond. They will perform with special guests FourWinds and Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb. Conducted by Emma Nixon with assistance from Nicole Murray and David De Santi. WED 4 – 5pm Folk School THU 3 – 4pm Folk School THU 7:30 – 8:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 10:30 –11:45am Tivoli on Track SAT 1–2:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 9:30 –10:30am Black Diamond Marquee Concert

Blackboard Concerts

Fancy yourself as a performer? See the MC for a chance to perform a 30 minute spot at the Figgy Folk Session Blackboard. The venue is located at the southern end of the Dog Kennels. THU 5 – 9pm FRI 12– 8pm SAT 12– 8pm SUN 12– 4:30pm

Grandstand Bar Sessions

The festival programs a number of ‘hosted’ sessions but keep an eye out as sessions can happen anywhere, anytime. But please keep all sessions indoors after 10pm. These hosted sessions are in the Grandstand Bar, see grid for presenters. THU 7–9:30pm FRI 11am, 2:30pm Good Tunes FRI 8pm Gypsy Jam SAT 9am Good Tunes SAT 11:45am Hoot Jam SAT 4:45pm Aussie Singalong SAT 6pm Italian Tune Session SAT 7:15pm Ukrainian Tune Session SAT 8:30pm Bluegrass Session SUN 12pm Good Tunes SUN 1:15pm Australian Tune Session SUN 5pm Bluegrass Jam

Morning Yoga

Erika Steller hosts the morning yoga. Start the day with a sense of fun, joy and lightness. FRI 9 –10am Tivoli on Track SAT 8:30 – 9:30am Tivoli on Track SUN 8:30 – 9:15am Tivoli on Track SUN 3 – 3:30pm The Shed (Yoga for Kids)

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Breakfasts with the Poets

This gives you a chance to air your favourite poem or recite or read your latest composition. It’s a free for all and everyone gets a go. Our Festival Poets, Peter Mace, Brian Bell, Geoffery Graham, Jim Haynes, Greg North, Alan Stone, Ralph Scrivens and Dingos Breakfast and Russell Hannah (if he’s awake) will of course lead it. Breakfast is available from the Fiddlers Café in the Pavilion. FRI 8:30 – 9:45am Show Pavilion SAT 8 –10am Show Pavilion SUN 8–10am Show Pavilion

The Great Woolly Yarns Competition

Your chance to take out some of the great prizes on offer just by telling the odd tale or two. Truth is not an issue though laying claim to it is essential. Only one rule – all yarns must be no longer than five minutes or the gong applies. Bigruss has hosted this competition for 30 years so he’s heard a fair bit of bullshit in this time and can recognise it when he hears it Politicians are barred. SAT 10:50am Grandstand Bar


The John and Dale Dengate Mug for Parody

This is the fourth John and Dale Dengate Mug. The late John Dengate was one of the finest exponents of parody in the country- so much so, that often when folks heard traditional tunes they’d remark whoever wrote that pinched John Dengate’s tune. The John and Dale Dengate mug (it’s not a cup) will be awarded to the pest parody, or performance of one, at the concert. John’s wife Dale who will be there to judge and present it. The best part however is the winner will be presented with a replica which can be refilled by our friendly bar staff for free for the rest of the festival. It doesn’t have to be a song, it can also be a poem. Just bring your parody and enter on the day- they don’t even have to be original. The Mug is inscribed with the words ‘I’ll Fight but not Surrender’.  SUN 3.30pm Honey Eaters Lounge (Catch the bus up if you don’t feel like the climb)

The Limerick Comp

Bring along your favourite limerick – anything goes. Write one yourself and win a prize for the best original composition. It’s a lot of fun and a quite old poetic form (an easy one too). Hosted by Brian Bell. SUN 11am Grandstand Bar

One Minute Wonders

Compered by Brian Bell this one is definitely for those who can’t remember. Bring along a poem, ditty or anything else that lasts for a minute or less. It doesn’t have to be your own and you could write them on the spot. Anything goes- clerhew, limerick, couplet, haiku, sonnet or whatever takes your fancyJust keep it under a minute. Sun 11:30am Miners Camp

Tivoli on Track Dancing

Get your dancing shoes on for these events! WED 8pm Welcome Bush Dance FRI 5 – 6pm Bush Dance Chord-eaux FRI 6:30 –7:30pm Scottish Ceilidh Black Bear Duo FRI 8 – 9pm American Square Dance The Haywood Billy Goats SAT 4:15 – 5:15pm Bush Dance No Such Thing SAT 5:45 – 6:45pm Scottish Ceilidh Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club SAT 7:15 – 8:15pm Late Hogmanay The Outside Track

Hoot Jams

The Hoot Band is a pick-up band, playing traditional New Orleans second line brass band music, surprising covers and a few of Ken’s original compositions. It is open to all interested brass band musicians. WED 5–6pm Folk School THU 6:30–7:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 3:30 – 4:30pm Tivoli on Track FRI 6:45 –7:15pm Slacky Flat Bar (Parade) SAT 11:45am –12:45pm Grandstand Bar SAT 5 – 5:30pm Slacky Flat Bar (Parade) SUN 1:35 –2:10pm Tivoli on Track SUN 6:15 – 6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar (Finale Parade)

Festival Choir

Join the Festival Choir and perform at the Festival Finale on Sunday evening! The Festival Choir will be led by Janet Andrews from SingGongGo. WED 2– 3pm Folk School THU 4:30 – 5:45pm Tivoli on Track FRI 4 – 5:15pm Grandstand Bar SAT 3 – 4:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 4:30 – 5:30pm Tivoli on Track SUN 6:30 –7:45pm Black Diamond Marquee Finale

Festival Parade & Workshops

Instrumentalists, street artists, colourful characters of all types are invited to be part of the Festival Parade Band. The parade is led by special guest musician Ken Field from the USA and supported by Con Artists musical director David Rooney. FRI 6:45 –7:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 5 – 5:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 6:15 – 6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar to Black Diamond Marquee

Festival Finale

On hand will be MCs Glover & Sorrensen. The Festival Choir returns led by Janet Andrews and Sarah Lambert and the specially selected Festival Orchestra led by David Rooney. Items include a sea shanty, banjo item, Open Road songs and Time is a Tempest of course! SUN 6:30 –7:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

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SongHubs

Australian songwriters collaborate with internationals.

SongMakers

Creative mentoring in classrooms.

Professional development

Panels, workshops, grants and support for live music.

International support Sounds Australia plus reps in London, LA and Nashville.

We don’t just collect. We connect. Caitlyn Shadbolt performing after Nashville SongHubs Photo: Jason Delkou

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Artist Applications Close 30 March 2017


Festival of street music Fringe Event of the Illawarra Folk Festival Colourful, Accoustic and Mobile! Spontaneous and liberating! The HONK! Oz Festival of Street Music is a raucous three day spectacle featuring alternative community bands and related arts. HONK bands borrow a fusion of street grooves from New Orleans Second Line, Jazz, Funk, Pop, Klezmer, Balkan Brass, Romani Music and elsewhere. HONK Oz is a collision of musicians, friends, families, outrageous costumes and irresistible music. A fringe event of The Illawarra Folk Festival, it all happens in and around the Wollongong Arts Precinct January 19th, 20th, 21st

Wednesday 18th January 6pm Wollongong Art Gallery Pre HONK! Oz Festival Public Lecture. Thursday 19th January §§ Pre-HONK! Street Band Workshops with Ken Field, Linsey Pollak, Tunji Beier and Wollongong Conservatorium of Music §§ 5pm Official Festival Opening Wollongong City Mall §§ HONK! at The Eat Street Markets. Twenty visiting and local bands perform in and around Wollongong City Mall & Globe Lane from 5 until 9pm Friday 20th January §§ 11.00am Grand Street Parade through the City, followed by performances and workshops throughout the day in and around the Wollongong City Mall, Arts Precinct and Harbour.

Saturday 21st January §§ 11.30am : Make Music Wollongong The culmination of the HONK! Oz Street Music Festival will be a world premiere performance of a large scale street music composition, funded by a Cultural Grant from Wollongong City Council. §§ Saturday afternoon recovery at The Illawarra Jazz Club Corrimal Hotel HONK! Oz Festival Workshops and Tunes Sessions: §§ DVA (Linsey Pollak and Tunji Beier) §§ 100drums Samba Project §§ London Klezmer Quartet §§ Ken Field’s HOOT! Band for unattached Musicians §§ Kids HONK! Band (Wollongong Conservatorium of Music) §§ Lantern Making with Mr. Cuttlefish. Wollongong

The HONK Oz 2017 Organising Committee is: Ann Hollifield, Bertie McMahon, Cathy Hewitt, Catherine Philpott, Christine, Clair Langford,David Curtis, David Rooney, Eleanor McPhee, Garry Hoban, Jenny Cook, John Spira, Kerrie Faulkner, Lotte Latukefu, Mel Wishart, Neil Cairns, Nyrie Davis-Raiss, Rhiannon Morgan, Sally Wilson, Tom O’Toole

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19 - 21 JANUARY 2017 WOLLONGONG, NSW, AUSTRALIA

FRINGE EVENT OF THE ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL

100DRUMS * BALTIC BAR MITZVAH * BEAT LAB REBEL ORCHESTRA * BEATMEISTERS * CITY OF WOLLONGONG WIND BAND * CON ARTISTS * CURIOUS RENDITION ORCHESTRA * DVA (LINSEY POLLAK / TUNJI BEIER) * FEMME FATALES * HOUSE OF MAQAM * JUNKADELIC BRASS * KEN FIELD'S HOOT! BAND * KLEPTA KLEZMER * LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET * MISTER CUTTLEFISH * MUKEAS * ORKEZTAR LIZMORE * THE PROPHETS * RAIO DE SOL SAMBA BAND * RIFF RAFF RADICAL MARCHING BAND * SQUEEZEBOX * TRIBAL JEWELS * VIC JANKO ORKESTAR * KIDS HONK! . . . AND MORE * LOCATIONS: WOLLONGONG CBD, ARTS PRECINCT (NEAR IPAC), THE MALL, THE MUSIC LOUNGE

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Get into the groove on the

Green Music Train

14-15 January 2017 Be rocked all the way from Sydney to Bulli. Show your Intercity ticket and Festival pass for free entertainment in themed carriages.

Date Saturday 14 January

ILLAWARRA

FOLK

FESTIVAL 2017 BULLI SHOWGROUND, NSW 12-15 JANUARY

Pre-purchase your Festival pass Call 1300 887 034 or go to illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

Sunday 15 January

Bondi Central Junction Platform 25

Waterfall

Bulli

08:13

08:29

09:12

09:57

09:13

09:29

10:13

10:49

08:13

08:29

09:12

09:57

The Green Train presents the following festival artists performing from Waterfall Station. 8:13am Saturday service Malcura / Low Down Riders 9:13am Saturday service Junkadelic Brass Band / Harmans & Hellens 8:13am Sunday service Free Fried Chicken Joe & Harmony's Trippy Hippy Band


1917:STRIKE!

BLACK BEAR DUO

CHARLOTTE EMILY

8FOOT FELIX

BLACK JOAK MORRIS

CHLOE & JASON ROWETH

WED 10–11am Folk School WED 11am–12pm Folk School FRI 12–12:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 2:30–3pm The Chapel

CHORD-EAUX

FRI 2:30–3:15pm Restaurant FRI 10:05–10:35pm Global Green SAT 2–2:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 10:30–11:15am Miner’s Camp SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion

WED 4–5pm Folk School FRI 8–9pm Show Pavilion SAT 1:15–2:15pm Show Pavilion FRI 1:15–1:45pm The Shed FRI 9:45–10:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 5:45–6:30pm The Chapel SUN 12:30–1:15pm Global Green

ADDER’S FORK

FRI 10–10:45am Miner’s Camp SAT 11:30am–12:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

ALANNA AND ALICIA

FRI 7:30– 8:15pm Restaurant SAT 11:45am –12:30pm The Chapel SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Miner’s Camp

ALBION FAIR MORRIS DANCERS

SAT 11:50am –12:20pm Tivoli on Track SAT 2:50 – 3:20pm Tivoli on Track SUN 10:50 –11:20am Tivoli on Track

THU 6:10–6:25pm Global Green FRI 6:30–7:30pm Tivoli on Track SAT 3–3:45pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 8:30–9pm Piazza SAT 11:10–11:40am Tivoli on Track SAT 2:30–3pm Piazza SUN 12:15–12:45pm Tivoli on Track

BLACKBOARD CONCERT

THU 5–9pm Figgy Folk Session FRI 12–8pm Figgy Folk Session SAT 12–8pm Figgy Folk Session SUN 12–4:30pm Figgy Folk Session

BLAKBOI

THU 2–3pm Folk School THU 6:10–6:25pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 12:30–1pm The Shed FRI 1:30–2:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9–9:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:30–3:15pm The Chapel

ALEX BOSTON

BOB MCINNES

ALEX HOOD

THE BOWHEMIANS

SAT 9:30 –10:15am Honey Eaters Lounge SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion THU 7:45 – 8pm Restaurant FRI 7:25 –7:55pm Global Green SAT 2:45 – 3:15pm The Shed SUN 11:30am –12pm The Shed SUN 2– 3:15pm Show Pavilion

ANDY IRVINE AND LUKE PLUMB FRI 1:15 –2:15pm Grandstand Bar FRI 6:15 –7:15pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 6:45 –7:30pm The Chapel SUN 4:30 – 5:15pm Global Green

ASTARTE STUDIO’S STEAMPUNK GYPSIES SAT 10:30 –11am Tivoli on Track SAT 12:30 –1pm The Shed SAT 2:05 –2:35pm Tivoli on Track

AZZBAND

THU 2– 3pm Folk School THU 6 –7pm Show Pavilion FRI 3 – 3:45pm Global Green SAT 8:30 – 9:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 3:30 – 4:15pm The Chapel

BALTIC BAR MITZVAH

THU 6:25–6:40pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 2:30–3:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 5:30–6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 3:30–4:15pm Miner’s Camp

THE BEATMEISTERS

SAT 8:45–9:45pm Tivoli on Track

BIG ERLE

FRI 7–7:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 9:30–10:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

FRI 7:15–7:45pm The Shed

BRIAN BELL

THU 2–3pm Folk School THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track SAT 11:30am–12:15pm Miner’s Camp SUN 11am–12pm Grandstand Bar

BRIAN JONATHON

FRI 10–10:45am Honey Eaters Lounge

BRUCE MATHISKE

FRI 8:45–9:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 6:30–7:15pm Global Green SUN 12:30–1:15pm The Chapel

FRI 9:30–10:15pm Restaurant SAT 5–5:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:30–3:15pm Restaurant

THU 8–8:15pm Restaurant FRI 6:40–7:10pm Global Green SAT 7–7:45pm Restaurant SUN 2:30–3pm The Shed SUN 4:30–5:15pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 5–6pm Tivoli on Track FRI 8:05–8:35pm Global Green SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Nag’s Lounge

CHRISTIAAN DOLISLAGER WED 4–5pm Folk School

CHRISTINE COLLISTER & MICHAEL FIX

THU 10:30–10:45pm Restaurant FRI 3–3:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 1:45–2:30pm The Chapel SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Global Green

CINNAMON TWIST BELLY DANCE SAT 9:45–10:15am Tivoli on Track SAT 12:35–1:05pm Tivoli on Track

CIRCUS WOW

FRI 3:30–4pm The Shed SAT 2–2:30pm The Shed SAT 6:30–7pm Piazza SUN 1:30–2pm Piazza

COL HARDY

FRI 2–2:45pm Show Pavilion SaT 6–6:45pm Restaurant

COLLEEN Z BURKE

SAT 3–3:45pm Restaurant

COMBINED UNION CHOIRS

DAVE ELLISTON

DAVE DE HUGARD

DEN HANRAHAN AND THE RUM RUNNERS

THU 9:45–10:30pm Tivoli on Track FRI 10–11pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 12:45–1:30pm The Chapel SUN 8:15– 9:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

DENNIS MURPHY PUPPETS SUN 12:15–12:45pm The Shed SUN 1:45–2:15pm The Shed

THE DERBY DOLLS

FRI 4–4:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

DINGO’S BREAKFAST OZ MUSIC & POETRY BAND

THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar THU 8:20–8:35pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 12–12:15pm Show Pavilion FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track FRI 10:45–11:30pm Global Green SAT 11:15am–12pm Show Pavilion SUN 8–10am Show Pavilion SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion

ECHO DEER

THU 8:45–9pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 10:30–11:15am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 10:45–11:30pm Restaurant

SUN 12:30–1:30pm Show Pavilion

EMMA HANNAH

THU 3–4pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9:30–10:30am The Chapel

EMMA NIXON

SAT 5:15–6pm Honey Eaters Lounge FRI 5–5:45pm Global Green SAT 12:30–1:15pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4:45–5:45pm Grandstand Bar SUN 9–10am The Shed

WED 12–1pm Folk School SUN 9:30–10am Tivoli on Track SUN 11:30am–12pm Tivoli on Track

BRYNN LUKER

BUSH MUSIC CLUB INC

CAKE TIN RATTLERS

SAT 1:30–2:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

CAREFREE ROAD BAND

FRI 7–7:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 4–4:45pm Nag’s Lounge

CAT WALK CITY AND FRIENDS

FRI 2–2:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

THE CALAMITIES

SAT 4:15–5pm Honey Eaters Lounge

THE CON ARTISTS

CROSS RHYTHM DANCE CO

DADDY LONGLEGS AND THE SWAMP DONKEYS

FRI 10:15–11:15pm Show Pavilion SAT 2–2:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

DANI KARIS

SAT 2:30–3:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

WED 2–3pm Folk School THU 12–1pm Folk School THU 7–7:15pm Global Green FRI 8:15–9pm The Chapel SAT 9:45–10:30pm Restaurant SUN 12:30–1:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion WED 9–10am Folk School WED 11am–12pm Folk School THU 12–1pm Folk School

EQUUS

FRI 9:15 –10:15pm The Chapel SAT 8 – 8:45pm Restaurant SUN 3:30 – 4:15pm Global Green

ERIKA STELLER

FRI 9–10am Tivoli on Track SAT 8:30–9:30am Tivoli on Track SUN 8:30–9:15am Tivoli on Track SUN 3–3:30pm The Shed

ERROL GRAY

THU 4–5pm Folk School FRI 12:30–1:15pm Restaurant SAT 12:30–1:15pm Global Green SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 1:30–2:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

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2017 FOLK SCHOOL The Illawarra Folk Club is proud to present 47 workshops at 14th Folk Summer School as part of the 2017 Illawarra Folk Festival. The school aims to increase awareness of folk music traditions and provide opportunities for musicians of all ages to build on their skills and open new musical doors.

THURSDAY 12 JANUARY

WEDNESDAY 11 JANUARY

ENTRY $85 for both days $55 per day $25 per session

BOOKINGS ONLINE from www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au/tickets or call 1300 887 034 for over the phone credit card payment. VENUE Northern Illawarra Uniting Church, corner of Point Street & Princes Highway, Bulli MORE INFORMATION http://illawarrafolkfestival.com.au/folk-music-school Ann Lehmann: folkschool@illawarrafolkfestival. com.au

PARTICIPATION Folk school participants are also encouraged to join in the following:

BE PART OF THE BIG BUSH BAND Play for the opening Bush Dance, Wednesday night from 8pm, Tivoli on Track. Bulli Showground. FREE ENTRY FINALE PARADE You can be part of the Finale Parade on Sunday evening. You will need to have a Festival Pass to be part of it. Assemble at The Shed venue from 6.15pm. Parade departs at 6:30pm from the Piazza.

NEW HALL

CHILL ROOM

OLD HALL

9am

GUITARIST CALISTHENICS guitar finger/hand exercises that every player should know. The Trippy Hippy Band

BEGINNER FIDDLE Emma Nixon

AUSTRALIAN BUSH POETRY Ralph Scrivens

10am

OLD-TIME RHYTHM GUITAR AND CARTER PICKING TECHNIQUES The Haywood Billy Goats (USA)

BOHDRAN John Spillane

TASMANIAN HERITAGE TUNES Dave Elliston

11am

OPEN C GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT for traditional folk songs Matthew Dames

SCALES FOR FOLK (any instrument/ intermediate) Emma Nixon

SEA SHANTIES Dave Elliston

12pm

GYPSY JAZZ WORKSHOP The Squeezebox Trio

CAJON PLAYING Ruido

LEARN THE BASIC STRUCTURE AND RHYTHM OF IRISH SOLO DANCING Cross Rhythm Dance Co

1pm

BLUEGRASS GUITAR Innes Campbell

UNLOCK YOUR PASSION TO PERFORM TO YOUR FULL POTENTIAL Geoffrey Graham

FOLK SONGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Sing Gong Go

2pm

PERCUSSIVE GUITAR TECHNIQUES Daniel Champagne

HOW TO CHOP ”ON THE VIOLIN” The Squeezebox Trio

FESTIVAL CHOIR

3pm

IRISH BACKING (GUITAR-BOUZOUKI) Four Winds

OLD-TIME BANJO STYLES The Haywood Billy Goats (USA)

ROUND AND ROUND WE GO: LOTS OF CANONS FOR FUN SINGING The Wish List

4pm

FOLKAPHONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA Emma Nixon

ACCORDION (beginners/intermediate) - some instruments provided Christiaan Dolislager

SONGS FROM THE GREAT STRIKE OF 1917 Christina Mimmocchi

5pm

HOOT JAM wih Ken Field

9am

HANDSHAPES AN ABSOLUTE RANK BEGINNER’S GUITAR COURSE Pat Drummond

TIPS FOR ARRANGING TUNES Four Winds

SINGING ROUNDS Kirsty Bromley (UK)

10am

RIGHT HAND FLAMENCO TECHNIQUES Malcura

OLD-TIME AND BLUEGRASS MANDOLIN The Haywood Billy Goats (USA)

HARMONY SINGING Winter Wilson (UK)

11am

BALKAN/RUSSIAN DANCE AND MUSIC (singers welcome) Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

TIN WHISTLE Four Winds

SONG WRITING SEMINAR Pat Drummond

12pm

FINGERSTYLE GUITAR TECHNIQUES Daniel Champagne

SCOTTISH FIDDLE: EXPLORING THE AIRS (intermediate/ advanced) - Emma Nixon

SONG WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS Winter Wilson (UK)

1pm

USING A LOOP PEDAL TO CREATE SONGS Kenta Hayashi (Japan)

APPALACHIAN FIDDLE STYLES The Haywood Billy Goats (USA)

SINGING IRISH REPERTOIRE Four Winds

2pm

WORLD MUSIC PERCUSSION Azzband (Italy/Spain)

IMPROVE YOUR RHYME AND RHYTHM Brian Bell

INDIGENOUS AWARENESS, TOTEMS AND SPIRIT ANIMALS & SONG WRITING Blakboi

3pm

FOLKAPHONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA Emma Nixon

SUBCONSCIOUS SONG WRITING Rory Faithfield

THE BARE BONES OF STORYTELLING Lindy lady of the Forest

4pm

JUNKADELIC RHYTHM WORKSHOP Junkadelic Brass Band

COMEDY SONG WRITING AND PERFORMANCE Errol Gray


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32nd ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

SMOKE FREE MUSIC

WEDNESDAY 11 JANUARY Free Entry

TIVOLI ON TRACK 8.00pm

OPENING BUSH DANCE Good Tunes Band Musicians welcome

8.30pm 9.00pm

Matthew Dames

THURSDAY 12 JANUARY

ENTRY: Season Pass $220 | Adult Day Pass $30 | Youth $15 | Child U12 Free

SLACKY FLAT BAR

RESTAURANT

GLOBAL GREEN

NAG'S LOUNGE

SHOW PAVILION

GRANDSTAND BAR

ON TRACK

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

GREAT TRIPE & CHARITY CONCERT THE TASTER THREE DINNER CONCERT THE TASTER TWO for headspace & A chance to - $25 with Festival A chance to impress Waniora Public impress too Pass / $30 others School

DINNER ITALIAN STYLE $15 with Festival Pass / $25 others

3.00pm 3.30pm

WELCOME POETS Jim Haynes Geoffrey Graham Dingo’s Breakfast Peter Mace Brian Bell Ralph Scrivens Gregory North

The Con Artists

4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm

Malcura The Sauerkrauts Tulalah THE TASTER ONE Blakboi Jody + Innes Sadie and Jay

THE TASTER TWO Girls with Knives Free Fried Chicken Harman & Hellens THE TASTER THREE Matthew Dames Black Bear Duo Baltic Bar Mitzvah Gone Molly Kate Maclurcan & Daniel Champagne The Loose Ends

Welcome to Country

7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm 11.00pm

Out of Abingdon

TASTER cont. Alex Hood The Squeezebox Trio TASTER cont. Chloe & Jason Tom Dockray Lisa Couper Roweth Dingo’s Breakfast Oz Nigel Wearne Jim Haynes Men With Day Jobs Music & Poetry Band Lizzie Flynn Echo Deer Peter Hicks Pat Drummond Rory Faithfield Kirsty Bromley Mandy Connell The String Family CELTIC WELCOME Martin Pearson The Humphreys The Outside Track Hillbilly Goats Christine Collister & Michael Fix FourWinds Pete Denahy

from 7.30pm TASTER cont. Kenta Hayashi The Northern Folk Rosie Burgess Trio Winter Wilson

TIVOLI

3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm

Festival Choir REHEARSAL

Zumpa

4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm

Junkadelic Brass Band

Azzband Hoot Jam with Ken Field Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra REHEARSAL

Ionia John Broomhall

London Klezmer Quartet`

Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners SHANTY SHESSION Shanty Club

6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm

Sissybones BANJO TUNES The Haywood Billy Goats

6.00pm

8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm

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FRIDAY 13 JANUARY

BLACK DIAMOND MARQUEE

SLACKY FLAT BAR

RESTAURANT

GLOBAL GREEN

NAGS LOUNGE

SHOW PAVILION

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

8.30am

8.30am

BREAKFAST WITH POETS hosts Geoffrey Graham, Jim 9.00am Haynes

9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm

The Whitetop Mountaineers

Echo Deer

Low Down Riders

Christine Collister & Michael Fix London Klezmer Quartet

Vic Janko Orkestar

7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm

Wallis Bird

Hillbilly Goats

8.30pm 9.00pm

Bruce Mathiske

George & Noriko

9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm 11.00pm

Alanna and Alicia Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning

8Foot Felix Women in Docs Handsome Young Strangers

11.30pm 12.00pm

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Glenn Skuthorpe

Charlotte Emily Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners

Andy Irvine

Taylor Pfeiffer

The Northern Folk

The Sauerkrauts

The Wish List

Out Of Abingdon

Jody + Innes

Kate Maclurcan & The Loose Ends

Col Hardy

Azzband

HENRY’S ALIVE! Geoffrey Graham

Mandy Connell

Rusty & The Saint

Peter Willey and Matthew Hobbs

Lisa Couper

Tim O’Brien Evening Hoot Parade

Girls with Knives

Free Fried Chicken

AUSTRALIAN TRADITION

Gone Molly

5pm Bush Music Club Inc. No Such Thing 6:40pm Chloe & Jason Roweth 7.25pm Alex Hood 8:05pm Chord-eaux 8.45pm Graham & Maureen Seal, Rob & Olya Willis 9:25pm John Broomhall 10:05pm Dave de Hugard 10:45pm Dingo’s Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band

Homegrown Quartet

Nigel Wearne Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb

The Three Marketeers

Dave de Hugard

FourWinds

6.00pm 6.30pm

TALES OF THE TRAVELLING YEARS

Pat Drummond

The Outside Track

The Humphreys

Rough Red Baltic Bar Mitzvah

The Ribbon Gang

Errol Gray

Tattletale Saints Blakboi

The Scratchies

Lizzie Bennet

Pete Denahy Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club

Winter Wilson Men With Day Jobs

Martin Pearson

5.00pm 5.30pm

9.30am

My Secret Window

THE LATE SHIFT Tulalah

Rosie Burgess Trio

THE OPEN ROAD

Joe & Harmony’s Trippy Hippy Band Jay Wars and The Howard Youth Jaga Band

10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm

Dingo’s Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band, Rough Red, 12.30pm Pat Drummond, London Klezmer Quartet, Kirsty 1.00pm Bromley, Lime and Steel, Wallis Bird, Men With 1.30pm Day Jobs

BEAUTIFUL BANJOS Jody + Innes Glenn Skuthorpe The Three Marketeers Southern Gentlemen George & Noriko Harman and Hellens Taylor Pfeiffer Lime and Steel

The Haywood Billy Goats

Big Erle

10.00am

2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm

Leonard Cohen Tribute

7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm

1917:STRIKE!

8.30pm 9.00pm

Glover & Sorrensen *Adults Only

9.30pm 10.00pm

Daddy Longlegs and the Swamp Donkeys

10.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.00pm

Lizzie Flynn & Lisa Couper


ENTRY: Season Pass $220 | Adult Day Pass $85 | Evening Pass (from 6pm) $50 | Youth $40 | Child U12 Free

GRANDSTAND BAR

THE CHAPEL

SESSIONS/ CONCERTS

CONCERTS

SMOKE BYO H20 FREE BOTTLE MUSIC

FRIDAY 13 JANUARY

32nd ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

EATERS MINERS CAMP HONEY LOUNGE CONCERTS

CLOSE UP CONCERTS

TIVOLI ON TRACK

THE SHED

DANCES/CONCERTS

KIDS SHOWS

8.30am

8.30am

9.00am

9.00am

9.30am 10.00am

Adder’s Fork

10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm

The Squeezebox Trio Good Tunes Session SHANTY SHARE Dave Elliston & John Broomhall

1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm

MANDOLIN WORKSHOP Luke Plumb

2.30pm 3.00pm

Good Tunes Session

3.30pm

6.00pm

A TASTE OF TASMANIA 1:30pm Matthew Dames 2:30pm Dave Elliston 3:45pm Peter Hicks

7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm

10.00pm

Five Sad Men

Patrick Lyons & The American Creek Band

Cat Walk City and Friends

Rory Faithfield

Rani’s Fire

Ionia

SingGongGo

John Littrich & The Water Runners

Stringline

Genni Kane

John Littrich & The Water Runners

Carefree Road Band

Jim Haynes

Taylor Pfeiffer The Banjo Girl

Joe Mungovan

Sadie and Jay

The Swingaleles in concert

Daniel Champagne

SHANTY SHESSION Shanty Club

Equus

BLACK FRIDAY POETS Peter Mace Jim Haynes Brian Bell Dingo’s Breakfast Geoffrey Graham Ralph Scrivens Gregory North

BUSH DANCE Chord-eaux

10:15am King &

11.00am

Queen of Green

11.30am

11am Lindy Lady of

12.00pm

the Forest

12.30pm

11:45am Super Kenny

1.00pm

12.30pm Blakboi

1.30pm

1:15pm 8Foot Felix 2pm Story Beats 2:45pm Lime and Steel

2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm

3:30pm Circus WOW

4.00pm

4:15pm Shelley’s Boys

4.30pm

YOUTH TRADITIONS Entries welcome

5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm

SCOTTISH CEILIDH Black Bear Duo

YOUTH AT THE FOLKIE Maya & Tala

6.30pm

The Bowhemians

7.30pm

SQUARE DANCE The Haywood Billy Goats

Leo Melanie April The String Family

Lime and Steel

The Whitetop Mountaineers

10.00am 10.30am

Junkadelic Brass Band Malcura

Chalotte Emily

Illawarra Breakfast Poets

9.30am

9:30am Gobsmacked Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

Ken Field’s Hoot Jam

Scientists Behaving Badly

10.30pm 11.00pm

Rosie Burgess Trio

Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman

Tom Dockray

9.00pm 9.30pm

Three-Sixty

The Derby Dolls

BEER SONGS & STORIES Russell Hannah

GYPSY JAM The Squeezebox Trio

Sissybones

Kenta Hayashi

Festival Choir Rehearsal

6.30pm

Illawarra Flame Three Plus

The Good Girl Song Project

5.00pm 5.30pm

Josh Maynard

FOR THE KIDS

Yellow Blue Bus

4.00pm 4.30pm

Brian Jonathon

YOGA with Erika Steller

7.00pm

8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm

PIAZZA 12:00am

Maypole with Molly

1:30pm

Maypole with Molly

5:30pm

Junkadelic Brass Band

8:30pm

Black Joak Morris

FIGGY FOLK SESSIONS BLACKBOARD LOCATED AT THE DOG KENNELS 12pm to 8pm

See the MC for a 30 minute spot

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SATURDAY 14 JANUARY

BLACK DIAMOND MARQUEE

SLACKY FLAT BAR

RESTAURANT

GLOBAL GREEN

NAGS LOUNGE

SHOW PAVILION

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am

8.30am

The Northern Folk The Silk Road Ruido Indy Flamenco

Jaga Band

12.00pm 12.30pm

George & Noriko

1.00pm 1.30pm

Gregory Page

2.00pm 2.30pm

6.00pm

Lime and Steel

Genni Kane

Tim O’Brien

Jay Wars and The Howard Youth

WORLD DANCE PARTY Baltic Bar Mitzvah

6.30pm

PARADE Ken Field’s Hoot Band

Wallis Bird

Jody + Innes

Swamp n’Beats

Yellow Blue Bus

Harman and Hellens

10.30pm 11.00pm

Kate Maclurcan & The Loose Ends

Gone Molly

Colleen Z Burke

Black Bear Duo Ionia

Colleen Z Burke Taylor Pfeiffer The Banjo Girl

Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning

Pete Denahy

Equus

Big Erle

Daniel Champagne

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The String Family

Azzband

1.30pm

THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE 2.30pm Geoffrey Graham 3.00pm

Kirsty Bromley Girls with Knives Men With Day Jobs

My Secret Window Glover & Sorrensen

Handsome Young Strangers

12.30pm

2.00pm

Jim Haynes

The Sauerkrauts

11.30am

1.00pm

Carefree Road Band

Tattletale Saints

10.30am

12.00pm

SHANTY SHESSION Shanty Club

Nigel Wearne Blakboi Out of Abingdon

3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm

Echo Deer

Rough Red

11.30pm 12.00pm

Dingo's Breakfast

Charlotte Emily London Klezmer Quartet

9.30am

11.00am

Homegrown Quartet

Bruce Mathiske

SHAKESPEARE King and Queen of Green

The Wish List

1917:STRIKE! Dave de Hugard

9.00am

10.00am

Gregory North

Glenn Skuthorpe

9.30pm 10.00pm

The Humphreys

Chloe & Jason Roweth

Vic Janko Orkestar

8.30pm

Graham Maureen Seal, Rob and Olya Willis

Matthew Dames

Tinpan Orange

8.00pm

9.00pm

Mandy Connell

John Broomhall

Col Hardy

7.00pm 7.30pm

The Haywood Billy Goats

Southern Gentlemen

Errol Gray

Joe & Harmony’s Trippy Hippy Band

5.00pm 5.30pm

John Littrich & The Water Runners

Winter Wilson

4.00pm 4.30pm

Rosie Burgess Trio

Daddy Longlegs and the Swamp Donkeys

3.00pm 3.30pm

Free Fried Chicken

Peter Hicks

Pat Drummond

11.00am 11.30am

Jane Aubourg

POETS WITH BREAKFAST hosts Peter Mace, Gregory North

11.00pm 11.30pm

THE LATE SHIFT The Squeezebox Trio

Equus

The Outside Track

12.00pm


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GRANDSTAND BAR

THE CHAPEL

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

SMOKE BYO H20 FREE BOTTLE MUSIC

EATERS MINERS CAMP HONEY LOUNGE CONCERTS

CLOSE UP CONCERTS

8.30am

Good Tunes Session

11.00am

WOOLLY YARN SPINNING Russell Hannah

Ken Field’s Hoot Jam

1.30pm

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra REHEARSAL

2.00pm

Adder’s Fork

Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners

Bush Music Club

Tom Dockray

Christine Collister & Michael Fix

Lisa Couper

Cake Tin Rattlers

Rusty & The Saint

Dani Karis

Sadie and Jay

Ralph Scrivens

Malcura

2.30pm

Women in Docs

3.00pm 3.30pm

Sissybones

4.30pm

5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm

AUSSIE SINGALONG Bush Music Club ITALIAN TUNE SESSION Zumpa

7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm

THE SHED

DANCES

KIDS SHOWS/ YOUTH 8.30am

UKRAINIAN TUNE SESSION Jaga Band

Stringline

Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman

The Good Girl Song Project

8Foot Felix Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb

Love In The Jungle Peter Willey and Matthew Hobbs

FourWinds

BLUEGRASS SESSION The Three Marketeers

Tulalah Hillbilly Goats

9.30pm

Low Down Riders

10.00pm

9.00am

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance Astarte Studio’s Steampunk Gypsies

FOR THE KIDS 9:30am Story Beats

9.30am

10:15am Kate Maclurcan & The Loose Ends

10.30am

11am Super Kenny

Albion Fair Morris Dancers

11.45am Gobsmacked!

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance Soul Flamenco

Festival Choir REHEARSAL

4.00pm

5.00pm

TIVOLI ON TRACK

Black Joak Morris

ONE MINUTE WONDERS host Brian Bell

12.30pm 1.00pm

Alex Boston

The Three Marketeers The Lighthouse Keepers

Alanna and Alicia

11.30am 12.00pm

The Whitetop Mountaineers

The Con Artists

10.00am 10.30am

32nd ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

YOGA with Erika Steller

9.00am 9.30am

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY

Astarte Studio’s Steampunk Gypsies

PIAZZA 11:30am

Maypole with Molly

1:00pm

Maypole with Molly

2:30pm

Black Joak Morris

6:30pm

Circus WOW

8:00pm

Junkadelic Brass Band

FIGGY FOLK SESSIONS BLACKBOARD LOCATED AT THE DOG KENNELS 12pm to 8pm

See the MC for a 30 minute spot

11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm

12.30pm Astarte Studio’s Steampunk Gypsies

1.00pm

1:15pm Lindy Lady of the Forest

2.00pm

1.30pm

2pm Circus WOW

2.30pm

Albion Fair Morris Dancers

2:45pm Alex Hood

3.00pm

Soul Flamenco

3:30pm Story Beats

3.30pm 4.00pm

The Calamities

Brynn Luker

The Lurkers

BUSH DANCE No Such Thing

YOUTH TRADITIONS Entries welcome

SCOTTISH CEILIDH Melbourne Fiddle Club YOUTH AT THE FOLKIE Grace Goodwin Josh Maynard

Joe Mungovan

4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm

LATE HOGMANAY The Outside Track

Shalani & Chloe

Martin Pearson

James & Jackson The Beatmeisters

Patron Saints Of Folk

Rory Faithfield Junkadelic Brass Band

10.30pm

10.00am

Paddy & The Wonderband

6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm

MUSIC TRAIN from Waterfall to Bulli TRAIN 1 Departs: Waterfall Station 9:13am

ARTISTS Malcura & Low Down Riders

TRAIN 2 Departs: Waterfall Station 10:13am

ARTISTS Junkadelic Band & Harmans & Hellens

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SUNDAY 15 JANUARY

BLACK DIAMOND MARQUEE

SLACKY FLAT BAR

RESTAURANT

GLOBAL GREEN

NAGS LOUNGE

SHOW PAVILION

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

8.30am

BREAKFAST WITH POETS hosts Geoffrey Graham, Dingo’s Breakfast

9.00am 9.30am

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

10.00am 10.30am

Kenta Hayashi

11.00am 11.30am

Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club

12.00pm 12.30pm

GREEN MUSIC AUSTRALIA CONCERT

1.00pm 1.30pm

12:45pm Jay Wars & The Howard Youth

2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm

1:45pm Taylor Pfeiffer 2:15pm Shalani & Chloe

3.30pm

3pm Tinpan Orange

4.00pm 4.30pm

The Outside Track

5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm

Chinese Lion Dancers PARADE Ken Field’s Hoot Band

FESTIVAL FINALE MCs Glover & Sorrensen, 7.00pm choir, orchestra, special guests

Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman

Malcura

Jody + Innes

Kay Proudlove

Low Down Riders

Glenn Skuthorpe

Rory Faithfield

Christine Collister & Michael Fix

Tattletale Saints

Daniel Champagne

Gregory Page

8Foot Felix

Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning

Glover & Sorrensen

Nigel Wearne

BARRY WINTER MEMORIAL CONCERT John Broomhall Chord-eaux Lime and Steel

Shelley’s Murder Boys

THA! HA! HA! HA! Glover & Sorrensen Errol Gray Peter Willey & Matthew Hobbs Dingo’s Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band Martin Pearson Pete Denahy

Combined Union Choirs

FOLK LEGENDS

Charlotte Emily

The Haywood Billy Goats

Peter Hicks

Sissybones

Genni Kane

Equus

Pete Denahy

Pat Drummond

Junkadelic Brass Band

Homegrown Quartet

Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb

Chloe & Jason Roweth

Rosie Burgess Trio

The Whitetop Mountaineers

The Sauerkrauts

FourWinds

Sadie and Jay

Kirsty Bromley

Women in Docs Chinese Lion Dancers

Handsome Young Strangers

8.00pm

VOLS THANK YOU

8.30pm

Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners

9.00pm

Tim O'Brien

Tinpan Orange

9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.30pm

Alex Hood Emma Hannah Bob McInnes, Phyl Lobl Dave de Hugard John Broomhall

7.30pm

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Harman and Hellens

8.30am

2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm


ENTRY: Season Pass $220 | Adult Day Pass $85 | Youth Day Pass $40 | Child U12 Free

GRANDSTAND BAR

THE CHAPEL

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

SUNDAY 15 JANUARY

SMOKE BYO H20 FREE BOTTLE MUSIC

32nd ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

EATERS MINERS CAMP HONEY LOUNGE CONCERTS

CLOSE UP CONCERTS

8.30am

9.30am

10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm

Tulalah

LIMERICKS ALL-IN host Brian Bell

3.00pm

AUSTRALIAN SESSION No Such Thing FINAL WORD

Peter Mace Gregory North Ralph Scrivens

3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm

DANCES

KIDS SHOWS / YOUTH 8.30am

The String Family

SHANTY SHESSION Shanty Club BLUEGRASS JAM Southern Gentlemen

6.00pm

SAPLINGS SESSION Bush Music Club

9.00am

FOR THE KIDS

10.00am

10am Gobsmacked!

Gone Molly

Dave de Hugard

Kenny Bartley

Lisa Couper

Alanna and Alicia

Out of Abingdon

Bruce Mathiske

BATTLE OF THE BANJOS Jim Haynes Geoffrey Graham

Winter Wilson

London Klezmer Quartet

Joe & Harmony’s Trippy Hippy Band

Errol Gray

Ken Field’s Hoot Band

Blakboi

Martin Pearson

Mandy Connell

Ruido Indy Flamenco

Azzband

Baltic Bar Mitzvah

JOHN DENGATE PARODY CUP

Yellow Blue Bus

3:45pm Lindy Lady of the Forest

George & Noriko

Rough Red

Festival Choir FINAL REHEARSAL

AFTER THE TRADITION

11:30am Alex Hood

11.30am

12:15pm Dennis Murphy Puppets

12.00pm

Cross Rhythm Dance Co

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

Maypole with Molly Circus WOW

FIGGY FOLK SESSIONS BLACKBOARD LOCATED AT THE DOG KENNELS See the MC for a 30 minute spot

1pm The Haywood Billy Goats 1:45pm Dennis Murphy Puppets 2:30pm Chloe & Jason Roweth 3:00pm Kids Yoga Erika Steller

12.30pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm

Girls with Knives Matthew Dames

Free Fried Chicken

1:30pm

10.30am 11.00am

The Northern Folk

11:30am

9.30am

Albion Fair Morris Dancers 10:45am Story Beats

Black Joak Morris

5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm

MUSIC TRAIN from Waterfall to Bulli

PIAZZA

12pm to 4:30pm

Cross Rhythm Dance Co

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

Good Tunes Session

2.00pm 2.30pm

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

Graham Maureen Seal, Rob and Olya Willis

1.00pm 1.30pm

THE SHED

YOGA with Erika Steller

9.00am

10.00am

TIVOLI ON TRACK

TRAIN 3 Departs: Waterfall Station 10:13am

Azzband

Wallis Bird

ARTISTS Free Fried Chicken Joe Harmony & The Trippy Hippy Band

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FESTIVAL CHOIR

WED 2–3pm Folk School THU 4:30–5:45pm Tivoli on Track FRI 4–5:15pm Grandstand Bar SAT 3–4:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 4:30–5:30pm Tivoli on Track SUN 6:35–7:45pm Black Diamond Marquee

FIVE SAD MEN

FRI 1–1:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

FOLKAPHONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA WED 4–5pm Folk School THU 3–4pm Folk School THU 7:30–8:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 10:30–11:45am Tivoli on Track SAT 1–2:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 9:30–10:30am Black Diamond Marquee

FOURWINDS

WED 3–4pm Folk School THU 9–10am Folk School THU 11am–12pm Folk School THU 1–2pm Folk School THU 10:15–11pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 5–6pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 7:45–8:45pm The Chapel SUN 5:30–6:15pm Global Green

FREE FRIED CHICKEN

THU 5:20–5:35pm Global Green FRI 3:30–4:15pm Restaurant SAT 10–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar SUN 8:30–9am Music Train Carriage 1 SUN 5–5:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

GENNI KANE

FRI 7:15–8pm The Chapel SAT 3:15–4pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 3:30–4:15pm Restaurant

GEOFFREY GRAHAM

WED 1–2pm Folk School THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar FRI 8:30–9:45am Show Pavilion FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track FRI 3–3:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 2:30–3:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 8–10am Show Pavilion SUN 12:30–1:15pm Miner’s Camp

GEORGE & NORIKO

FRI 5–5:15pm Show Pavilion FRI 8:30–9:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 12:15–1pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 4:30–5:15pm The Chapel

GIRLS WITH KNIVES

THU 5–5:15pm Global Green FRI 11–11:45am Show Pavilion SAT 6–6:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 4:30–5:15pm The Shed

GLENN SKUTHORPE

FRI 4:15–4:30pm Show Pavilion FRI 6:30–7:15pm Restaurant SAT 2:30–3:15pm Global Green SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

GLOVER & SORRENSEN

FRI 9:15–10pm Show Pavilion SAT 8–8:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 1:30–2:15pm Restaurant SUN 6:30–7:45pm Black Diamond Marquee

GOBSMACKED!

FRI 9:30–10am The Shed SAT 11:45am–12:15pm The Shed SUN 10–10:30am The Shed

GONE MOLLY

THU 6:35–6:50pm Global Green FRI 5–5:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 2–2:45pm Restaurant SUN 10:30–11:15am The Chapel

GOOD TUNES BAND

WED 8–10pm Tivoli on Track FRI 11–11:45am Grandstand Bar FRI 2:30–3:30pm Grandstand Bar SAT 9–10am Grandstand Bar SUN 12–1pm Grandstand Bar

GRACE GLADWIN PAFFETT SAT 6–6:30pm The Shed

GRAHAM & MAUREEN SEAL & ROB AND OLYA WILLIS FRI 8:45–9:15pm Global Green SAT 11–11:45am Nag’s Lounge SUN 10–11am Grandstand Bar

THE GOOD GIRL SONG PROJECT FRI 12:30–1:15pm The Chapel SAT 5:30–6:15pm Miner’s Camp

GREEN MUSIC AUSTRALIA

SUN 10:30–11:45am Figgy Folk Session

GREGORY NORTH

THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track SAT 8–10am Show Pavilion SAT 1–1:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:50–3:10pm Grandstand Bar

GREGORY PAGE

SAT 1:15–2pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 12:30–1:15pm Restaurant

HANDSOME YOUNG STRANGERS FRI 11–12am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9:30–10:30pm Global Green SUN 6:30–7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

HARMAN & HELLENS

THU 5:45–6pm Global Green FRI 5:15–5:30pm Show Pavilion SAT 9:30–10am Music Train Carriage 2 SAT 1–1:45pm Restaurant SUN 9:30–10:15am Nag’s Lounge

THE HAYWOOD BILLY GOATS WED 10–11am Folk School WED 3–4pm Folk School THU 10–11am Folk School THU 1–2pm Folk School THU 8:45–10pm Grandstand Bar FRI 6–6:15pm Show Pavilion FRI 8–9pm Tivoli on Track SAT 10–10:45am Restaurant SUN 1–1:30pm The Shed SUN 2:30–3:15pm Global Green

HILLBILLY GOATS

THU 10–10:30pm Global Green FRI 7:15 – 8:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9–10pm The Chapel

HOMEGROWN QUARTET

FRI 6–6:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 3:30–4:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 4:30–5:15pm Restaurant

THE HUMPHREYS

THU 10 –10:15pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 1:30 –2:15pm Restaurant SAT 12–12:45pm Nag's Lounge

ILLAWARRA BREAKFAST POETS WED 9–10am Folk School FRI 12–1:30pm Tivoli on Track

ILLAWARRA FLAME THREE PLUS

FRI 11–11:45am Honey Eaters Lounge

IONIA

THU 6:45–7:15pm Tivoli on Track FRI 5:15–6pm The Chapel SAT 3:30–4:15pm Global Green

JAGA BAND

FRI 10–10:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 11:15am–12pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 7:15–8:15pm Grandstand Bar

JAMES & JACKSON

SAT 8:15–8:45pm The Shed

JANE AUBOURG

SAT 9–9:45am Slacky Flat Bar

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JAY WARS & THE HOWARD YOUTH

FRI 9–9:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 4–4:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 12:45–1:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

JIM HAYNES

THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar THU 8.25–8:40pm Restaurant FRI 8:30–9:45am Show Pavilion FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track FRI 5:30–6:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 8–8:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4:30–5:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 12:30–12:50pm Miner’s Camp

JODY + INNES

WED 1–2pm Folk School THU 6:35–6:50pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 2–2:45pm Global Green FRI 4–4:15pm Show Pavilion SAT 12–12:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 10:30–11:15am Slacky Flat Bar

JOE & HARMONY’S TRIPPY HIPPY BAND

FRI 8–8:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 3–3:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 8:30–9am Music Train Carriage 2 SUN 1:30–2:15pm Miner’s Camp

JOE MUNGOVAN

FRI 9–9:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 7:15–8pm Honey Eaters Lounge

JOHN BROOMHALL

THU 7:30–8pm Tivoli on Track FRI 12:30–1pm Grandstand Bar FRI 9:25–9:55pm Global Green SAT 11–11:45am Restaurant SUN 10:30–11:15am Nag’s Lounge SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion

JOHN LITTRICH & THE WATER RUNNERS

FRI 4–4:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4–4:45pm Restaurant SUN 10:45–11:30am Black Diamond Marquee

KING AND QUEEN OF GREEN FRI 10:15–10:45am The Shed SAT 9–9:30pm Restaurant

KIRSTY BROMLEY

THU 9–10am Folk School THU 9:35–9:50pm Global Green FRI 1–1:15pm Show Pavilion FRI 7–7:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 5:30–6:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 5:30–6:15pm Show Pavilion

LEO

FRI 8–8:30pm The Shed

LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE

FRI 6:30–7:45pm Show Pavilion

THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS

SAT 10:30–11:15am Honey Eaters Lounge

LIME AND STEEL

FRI 1:15–1:30pm Show Pavilion FRI 2:45–3:15pm The Shed FRI 5:45–6pm Show Pavilion FRI 10–10:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 1–1:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 12:30–1:15pm Nag’s Lounge

LINDY LADY OF THE FOREST: STORYTELLER THU 3–4pm Folk School FRI 11–11:30am The Shed SAT 1:15–1:45pm The Shed SUN 3:45–4:15pm The Shed

LISA COUPER

THU 7:55–8:10pm Global Green FRI 4:30–5:15pm Restaurant SAT 1:30–2:15pm Miner’s Camp SUN 11:30am–12:15pm The Chapel

FRI 6–6:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 12–12:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

LIZZIE BENNET

WED 10–11am Folk School

LIZZIE FLYNN & THE RECKONING

JOHN SPILLANE

JOSH MAYNARD

FRI 11–11:45am Miner’s Camp SAT 6:45–7:15pm The Shed

JUNKADELIC BRASS BAND

THU 4–5pm Folk School THU 6–6:30pm Tivoli on Track FRI 5:30–6pm Piazza FRI 9:30–10:30pm Tivoli on Track SAT 9:30–10am Music Train Carriage 1 SAT 8–8:30pm Piazza SAT 10–10:45pm Tivoli on Track SUN 4:30–5:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

KATE MACLURCAN & THE LOOSE ENDS

THU 6:50–7:05pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 2–2:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 10:15–10:45am The Shed SAT 1:30–2:15pm Global Green

KAY PROUDLOVE

SUN 10:30–11:15am Restaurant

KEN FIELD’S HOOT BAND

WED 5–6pm Folk School THU 6:30–7:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 3:30–4:30pm Tivoli on Track FRI 6:45–7:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 11:45am–12:45pm Grandstand Bar SAT 4:45– 5:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 1:35–2:10pm Tivoli on Track SUN 6:15–6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

FRI 11:30–12:15pm Restaurant

THU 8:50–9:05pm Restaurant FRI 8:30–9:15pm Restaurant SAT 4:30–5:15pm Global Green SUN 1:30–2:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET

THU 9–9:30pm Tivoli on Track FRI 12:45–1pm Show Pavilion FRI 4–4:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 5:30–6:15pm Global Green SUN 1:30–2:15pm The Chapel

LOVE IN THE JUNGLE

SAT 6:30–7:15pm Miner’s Camp

LOW DOWN RIDERS

FRI 11:30am–12:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 8:30–9am Music Train Carriage 2 SAT 9:30–10:30pm Miner’s Camp SUN 9:30–10:15am Global Green

THE LURKERS

SAT 6:15–7pm Honey Eaters Lounge

MALCURA

THU 10–11am Folk School THU 4:10–4:40pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 10–10:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 8:30–9am Music Train Carriage 1 SAT 10:45–11:30am The Chapel SUN 9:30–10:15am Global Green

MANDY CONNELL

KENNY BARTLEY/SUPER KENNY

THU 9:40–9:55pm Restaurant FRI 3–3:45pm Show Pavilion SAT 10–10:45am Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:30–3:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

KENTA HAYASHI

FRI 5–5:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4:45–5:30pm The Chapel SUN 9:30–10:15am Restaurant

FRI 11:45am–12:15pm The Shed SAT 11–11:30am The Shed SUN 10:30–11:15am Honey Eaters Lounge THU 1–2pm Folk School THU 7:30–7:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

MARK CRYLE & CARMEL NEWMAN

MARTIN PEARSON

THU 10:05–10:20pm Restaurant FRI 11–11:45am Black Diamond Marquee AT 8:15–9pm Honey Eaters Lounge SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 2:30–3:15pm Miner’s Camp


MATTHEW DAMES

WED 11am–12pm Folk School THU 6–6:15pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 1:30–2:15pm The Chapel SAT 11:30am–12:15pm Global Green SUN 5:30–6:15pm The Shed

MAYA & TALA

FRI 6:30–7pm The Shed

MAYPOLE WITH MOLLY FRI 12–12:30pm Piazza FRI 1:30–2pm Piazza SAT 11:30am–12pm Piazza SAT 1–1:30pm Piazza SUN 11:30am–12pm Piazza

MELANIE APRIL

FRI 8:45–9:15pm The Shed

MELBOURNE SCOTTISH FIDDLE CLUB

FRI 12:30–1:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 5:45–6:45pm Tivoli on Track SUN 11:45am–12:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

MEN WITH DAY JOBS

THU 8:45–9pm Global Green FRI 10:30–11:15am Restaurant FRI 1:30–1:45pm Show Pavilion SAT 6:30–7:15pm Show Pavilion

MY SECRET WINDOW

FRI 9:30–10:15am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 7:30–8:15pm Show Pavilion

NIGEL WEARNE

THU 8:20–8:35pm Global Green FRI 5:30–6:15pm Restaurant SAT 8:30–9:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 1:30–2:15pm Global Green

THE NORTHERN FOLK

THU 7:55–8:10pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 12–12:45pm Global Green SAT 9–9:45am Black Diamond Marquee SUN 5:30–6:15pm The Chapel

NO SUCH THING

FRI 6–6:30pm Global Green SAT 4:15–5:15pm Tivoli on Track SUN 1:15–2:15pm Grandstand Bar

OUT OF ABINGDON

THU 7:30–7:45pm Global Green FRI 1–1:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 9:30–10:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

THE OUTSIDE TRACK

THU 9:15–10pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 11–11:45am Global Green SAT 7:15–8:15pm Tivoli on Track SUN 4:15–5:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

PADDY & THE WONDERBAND SAT 9:45–10:30pm The Shed

PAT DRUMMOND

THU 9–10am Folk School THU 11am–12pm Folk School THU 9:15–9:30pm Restaurant FRI 12:30–12:45pm Show Pavilion FRI 3:30–4:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 10:30–11:15am Global Green SUN 3:30–4:15pm Show Pavilion

PATRICK LYONS & THE AMERICAN CREEK BAND FRI 2–2:45pm Miner’s Camp

PATRON SAINTS OF FOLK SAT 9–9:30pm The Shed

PETE DENAHY

PETER MACE

THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track SAT 8–10am Show Pavilion SUN 2:30–2:50pm Grandstand Bar

THU 8:15–8:45pm Tivoli on Track FRI 12–12:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 3:45–4:30pm The Chapel SUN 3:30–4:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

PETER WILLEY & MATTHEW HOBBS SOUL FLAMENCO FRI 4–4:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 7:30–8:15pm Miner’s Camp SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion

SAT 1:20–1:50pm Tivoli on Track SAT 3:30–4pm Tivoli on Track

SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion

SUN 3:15–3:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 5:20–5:35pm Black Diamond Marquee

PHYL LOBL

RUIDIO INDY FLAMENCO

WED 12–1pm Folk School SAT 10–11am Black Diamond Marquee SUN 2:30–3:10pm Tivoli on Track

RALPH SCRIVENS

THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track SAT 3:30–4pm Honey Eaters Lounge SUN 3:10–3:30pm Grandstand Bar

RANI’S FIRE

FRI 3–3:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

THE RIBBON GANG

FRI 10–10:45am Show Pavilion

RORY FAITHFIELD

THU 3–4pm Folk School THU 9:10–9:25pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 3–3:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 9:15–10pm Honey Eaters Lounge SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Restaurant

ROSIE BURGESS TRIO

THU 8:20–8:35pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 1–1:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 11–11:45am Slacky Flat Bar SUN 4:30–5:15pm Show Pavilion

ROUGH RED

FRI 12:15–12:30pm Show Pavilion FRI 2–2:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 10:45–11:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 4:30–5:15pm Miner’s Camp

RUSSELL HANNAH

FRI 5:30–6:30pm Grandstand Bar SAT 10:15–11:30am Grandstand Bar SUN 3:30–4:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

RUSTY & THE SAINT

FRI 4–4:45pm Global Green SAT 2:30–3:15pm Miner’s Camp

SADIE & JAY

THU 7–7:15pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 9–9:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 3:30–4:15pm Miner’s Camp SUN 5:30–6:15pm Nag’s Lounge

THE SAUERKRAUTS

THU 4:50–5:20pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 12–12:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 8:30–9:15pm Global Green SUN 5:30–6:15pm Restaurant

THE SCRATCHIES

FRI 10–10:45am Nag’s Lounge

SOUTHERN CRANE MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY INC

SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN

FRI 4:45–5pm Show Pavilion SAT 9:30–10:15am Global Green SUN 5–6pm Grandstand Bar

THE SQUEEZEBOX TRIO

WED 12–1pm Folk School WED 2–3pm Folk School THU 7:30–7:45pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 10:30–11:15am The Chapel FRI 8–9pm Grandstand Bar SAT 11:45–12:45am Restaurant

STORY BEATS

FRI 2–2:30pm The Shed SAT 9:30–10am The Shed SAT 3:30–4pm The Shed SUN 10:45–11:15am The Shed

THE STRING FAMILY

THU 9:35–9:50pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 9:30–10:30pm The Shed SAT 12:15–1pm Show Pavilion SUN 9:30 –10:15am Honey Eaters Lounge

STRINGLINE

FRI 6 –6:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 4:30 – 5:15pm Miner’s Camp

SWAMP N’BEATS

SAT 7:30 – 8:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

THE SWINGALELES

FRI 6:45 –7:45pm Grandstand Bar

TIM O’BRIEN

FRI 5:45–6:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 4:15–5:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

TINPAN ORANGE

SAT 6:15 –7:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 3 – 4pm Black Diamond Marquee

TOM DOCKRAY

THU 7:55–8:10pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 4:15–5pm The Chapel SAT 12:30–1:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

TULALAH

THU 5:30–6pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 11:45–12:45am Restaurant SAT 8:30–9:15pm Miner’s Camp SUN 9:30–10:15am The Chapel

VIC CHAPMAN

THU 7:15–7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

VIC JANKO ORKESTAR

FRI 4:30–5:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 10–11pm Black Diamond Marquee

WALLIS BIRD

FRI 12–1.30pm Show Pavilion FRI 7:30 – 8:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 5:15 – 6pm Slacky Flat Bar

THE WHITETOP MOUNTAINEERS

FRI 10–10:45am Black Diamond Marquee SAT 9:30–10:15am Miner’s Camp SUN 5:30–6:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

THE WISH LIST

WED 3–4pm Folk School FRI 1–1:45pm Global Green SAT 10:15–11am Show Pavilion

WINTER WILSON

THU 10–11am Folk School THU 12–1pm Folk School THU 8:45–9pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 10–10:45am Global Green SAT 2:15–3pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 12:30–1:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

TATTLETALE SAINTS

WOMEN IN DOCS

TAYLOR PFEIFFER THE BANJO GIRL

YELLOW BLUE BUS

FRI 1–1:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 7:30 – 8:15pm Global Green SUN 9:30 –10:15am Slacky Flat Bar FRI 5:30 – 5:45pm Show Pavilion FRI 8 – 8:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 5 – 5:45pm Restaurant SUN 1:45 –2:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

THE THREE MARKETEERS

FRI 11–11:45am Nag’s Lounge FRI 4:30 – 4:45pm Show Pavilion SAT 10:30 –11:15am Miner’s Camp SAT 8:30 – 9:30pm Grandstand Bar

THREE-SIXTY

FRI 12–12:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

FRI 10:30–11:30pm Restaurant SAT 2:45–3:30pm The Chapel SUN 2:30–3:15pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 11:30am–12:15pm The Chapel SAT 7–8pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 3:30–4:15pm Tivoli on Track

YOUTH TRADITIONS AWARDS FRI 5–6pm The Shed SAT 4:30–5:30pm The Shed

ZLATKOS BALKAN CABARET

THU 11am–12pm Folk School SUN 9:30–10:15am Miner’s Camp

ZUMPA

THU 5–6pm Show Pavilion SAT 6–7pm Grandstand Bar

SCIENTISTS BEHAVING BADLY

FRI 5–5:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

SHALANI & CHLOE

SAT 7:30–8pm The Shed SUN 2:15–2:45pm Black Diamond Marquee

SHANTY CLUB

THU 10:30–11:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 9:15 –10:15pm Grandstand Bar SAT 7– 8pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 3:45 – 4:45pm Grandstand Bar

SHELLEY’S MURDER BOYS

THU 10:55–11:10pm Restaurant FRI 12–12:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 8:30–9:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 3:30–4:15pm Nag’s Lounge

FRI 4:15–4:45pm The Shed SUN 1:30–2:15pm Nag’s Lounge

THU 9:10–9:25pm Global Green FRI 3:15–4pm The Chapel SAT 9–9:45am Restaurant SUN 2:30–3:15pm Nag’s Lounge

WED 1–2pm Folk School FRI 6:15–7pm The Chapel

PETER HICKS

SISSYBONES

SILVER LOTUS TRIBAL BELLYDANCE SUN 10:10–10:40am Tivoli on Track SUN 12:55–1:25pm Tivoli on Track

SINGGONGGO

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THE VENUES

On Slacky Flat There are 11 venues on ‘Slacky Flat’. This area of Bulli was a former mine worker’s camp and then the subsequent showground site.

Grandstand Restaurant

Tivoli on Track

This is upstairs in the Grandstand building and is used from Thursday to Sunday evening. There will be concerts, workshops and Folk Club type concerts. It is also the venue for the world famous Tripe Dinner.

This venue is on the former harness racing track and is a Pavilion Tent placed over a large, specially constructed wooden floor. It will feature concerts, dances, dance demonstrations, dance workshops and other outdoor entertainment.

Concerts

Black Diamond Marquee

Nags’ Lounge

This is the main festival concert space set in the middle of the Showground Racing Track. It will feature all the major concerts from Friday to Sunday evening and the Festival Finale.

The southern part of the former Horse Stables will be converted into an intimate concert venue.

Concerts

Figgy Folk Sessions Blackboard

This venue is adjacent to the Greyhound Kennels. It’s where unbooked artists get a chance to perform featuring Blackboard, and other concerts. See the MC to get a 30 minute spot. The name has been borrowed from the regular open mic session at the Figtree (Figgy) Bowling Club hosted by the Illawarra Folk Club and Wollongong Writers Centre.

Global Green Concerts

The Global Green Stage is a Pavilion Tent over a large, specially constructed wooden floor. It will feature concerts, dances, dance demonstrations, dances workshops and other outdoor entertainment. The stage will be surrounded by food and market stalls to create a ‘piazza’ environment.

Grandstand Bar

Sessions and Concerts

This is on the ground floor of the Grandstand building and is adjacent to the Slacky Flat Bar. It hosts sessions from early to late and a number of concert and spoken word events.

Concerts

The Piazza

Outdoor entertainment

Open air stage in the middle of the track area between the Black Diamond Marquee and The Shed venue. Enjoy food, coffee and other refreshments while watching dance, street theatre, circus and the passing crowd.

The Shed

Kids Festival, Youth

Children are entertained in this area from Friday to Sunday during daylight hours. Youth folk concerts are held on Friday and Saturday evenings

Show Pavilion

Concerts, Workshops

This is a building behind the Grandstand and can seat up to 150 persons. It will be used from Thursday to Sunday evening. It is the venue for Dinner Italian Style and the Poets Breakfast events.

Slacky Flat Bar Concerts

A building under the Grandstand that can seat up to 500 persons. It forms part of the Festival Bar area. It is used on Thursday evening for the Opening Charity Concert and then from Friday evening to Sunday evening. The Bar stocks a number of Coopers Beers, wines, cider and soft drinks.

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Concerts / Dance

In the Grevillea Park There are 3 venues in the beautiful Grevillea Park above Slacky Flat. You can catch a courtesy bus from the Show Pavilion or walk up the path.

Honey Eater’s Lounge Concerts

A new food and bar venue with intimate concerts! Your hosts are the Tantric Turtle Cafe.

The Chapel Concerts

The Chapel venue is a Pavilion venue situated in a natural environment in the park. It is adjacent to a small chapel building that used to be in the village of Sherbrooke on Bulli Mountain.

The Miners’ Camp Concerts

An intimate venue at the Grevillea Park Gates area. Bulli is renowned for its mining heritage, hence the name.


8Foot Felix

Azzband

Alex Boston

Alanna & Alicia

Baltic Bar Mitzvah

Luke Plumb

Alex Hood

Adder's Fork

ARTISTS A to Z 1917:STRIKE!

A tribute to the memory of the late Brian Dunnett– a folkie, unionist, railway worker and an advocate for the preservation of railway heritage. 1917: Strike! will tell the story of one of Australia’s biggest industrial disputes, the 1917 Great Strike, which started at Eveleigh Railway Workshops and Randwick Tram Depot and spread across the country leaving wounds that were felt for decades afterwards. WED 4–5pm Folk School (Songs of the 1917 Strike) FRI 8–9pm Show Pavilion SAT 1:15–2:15pm Show Pavilion

8Foot Felix

Maverick, whimsical and anchored tight, 8Foot Felix’s magical brand of dancing music is crafted from gypsy and ska, spiced with the salty taste of sea shanties. FRI 1:15–1:45pm The Shed (For the Kids) FRI 9:45–10:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 5:45–6:30pm The Chapel SUN 12:30–1:15pm Global Green

Adder’s Fork

Adder’s Fork combines the sweet tones of guitar, cello, clarinet, bodhran, recorder and vocals to produce a modern Celtic sound, with original and traditional melodies. FRI 10–10:45am Miner’s Camp SAT 11:30am–12:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Alanna and Alicia

Twin sisters, Alanna and Alicia charm audiences with their original folky/jazz/roots songs, sweet harmonies, fine songwriting and onstage warmth and fun. FRI 7:30–8:15pm Restaurant (Women in Song) SAT 11:45am–12:30pm The Chapel SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Miner’s Camp

Albion Fair Morris Dancers

Albion Fair Morris, formed in 1979, is based in Sydney, Australia. They perform morris dances from the North West of England (Lancashire and Cheshire). SAT 11:50am–12:20pm Tivoli on Track SAT 2:50–3:20pm Tivoli on Track SUN 10:50–11:20am Tivoli on Track

Alex Boston

Alex is a Wollongong local. He has been involved as an active working musician for most of his adult life, playing in bands, duos and as a soloist. SAT 9:30–10:15am Honey Eaters Lounge

Alex Hood

Alex Hood was one of the early participants and collectors of the folk revival and has been continuously involved ever since as an individual and a member of different folk groups including the original version of the Sydney Bushwhackers. THU 7:45–8pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 7:25–7:55pm Global Green (Australian Tradition) SAT 2:45–3:15pm The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 11:30am–12pm The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion (Folk Legends)

Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, raconteur, Andy Irvine has been “one of the towering talents on the international folk scene” (SMH) for more than forty years, his breathtaking musicianship has cemented his reputation as an unrivalled balladeer. Joining him, with eleven albums and numerous other guest appearances under his belt, is worldrenowned mandolin player Luke Plumb.

FRI 1:15–2:15pm Grandstand Bar (Celtic Mandolin Workshop) FRI 6:15–7:15pm Black Diamond Marquee (A Taste of Ireland) SAT 6:45–7:30pm The Chapel SUN 4:30–5:15pm Global Green

Astarte Studio’s Steampunk Gypsies

From whimsical Celtic inspired pieces through to steam powered industrial and Vaudeville, Astarte Studio’s Steampunk Gypsies fuse world dance with old world music and styling. SAT 10:30–11am Tivoli on Track SAT 12:30–1pm The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 2:05–2:35pm Tivoli on Track

Azzband

From jazz to tarantella, tango to fanfare, Uruguayan Candombe to Argentine Murga, AzzBand dinstinctly interprets and mixes the music of the world, presenting songs and music that speak of dreams, journeys and union in what, for most of it’s members, is a foreign land. THU 2–3pm Folk School (World Music Percussion) THU 6–7pm Show Pavilion (Dinner Italian Style) FRI 3–3:45pm Global Green SAT 8:30–9:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 3:30–4:15pm The Chapel

Baltic Bar Mitzvah

A combination of the most eclectic and raucous musicians in the village, Baltic Bar Mitzvah presents a ruthless fusion of musical genres to reinvigorate the soul. THU 6:25–6:40pm Nag’s Lounge (The Taster) FRI 2:30–3:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 5:30–6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 3:30–4:15pm Miner’s Camp

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Big Erle

Black Bear Duo

The Beatmeisters

Drawing heavily on the traditions of African drumming interspersed with Latin and Arabic influences that utilize melodic percussive instruments from all corners of the globe. SAT 8:45–9:45pm Tivoli on Track

Big Erle

Big Erle’s handcrafted, well-worn blues is sure to get your feet a tappin’ and your thighs a slappin’. From the delta to the hills of Alabama Big Erle will take you back to the time of sugar cane fields, moonshine and juke joints. FRI 7–7:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 9:30–10:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

Black Bear Duo

Spirits soar and feet fly when Black Bear Duo (Iain McKenzie and Emma Nixon) play fabulous Scottish music for ceilidhs and concerts. They bring together a deep love of Scottish music and years of experience playing for dances. THU 6:10–6:25pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 6:30–7:30pm Tivoli on Track (Scottish Dance) SAT 3–3:45pm Nag’s Lounge

Black Joak Morris

Black Joak Morris performs the traditional folk dancing of the English Cotswolds. Skilled, energetic and friendly, the Joakers delight and mystify audiences of all ages. FRI 8:30–9pm Piazza SAT 11:10 –11:40am Tivoli on Track SAT 2:30–3pm Piazza SUN 12:15–12:45pm Tivoli on Track

Blackboard Concert

See the MC for a chance to perform a 30 minute spot. The venue is located at the southern end of the Dog Kennels. THU 5–9pm Figgy Folk Session Blackboard FRI 12–8pm Figgy Folk Session Blackboard

Blackboi

Bob McInnes

The Bowhemians

Brian Bell

SAT 12–8pm Figgy Folk Session Blackboard SUN 12–4:30pm Figgy Folk Session Blackboard

Blakboi

Visual artist and activist, surfer and poet. Blakboi will change the way you see the world. Blakboi music breaks boundaries for singer/ songwriters. Folk, rock, reggae, disco, dance, trance, pop and soul. Hip hop, rap, and accapella, attack your senses, colours and shapes created for all tastes. THU 2–3pm Folk School (Indigenous Awareness Songwriting THU 6:10–6:25pm Slacky Flat Bar (The Taster) FRI 12:30–1pm The Shed (For the Kids) FRI 1:30–2:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9–9:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:30–3:15pm The Chapel

Bob McInnes

Bob, the larrikin fiddler was born in Walcha, NSW. He has spent a lifetime in folk music and played in early folk bands such as the Wild Colonial Boys and the Larrikins. He has a love of Scottish fiddle music and has a knack for a funny ditty or two. SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion (Folk Legends)

The Bowhemians The Bowhemians are classically trained local musicians who love folk music and the Illawarra folk festival. Amber, Paddy and Rosie have been performing in different bands at the festival since it began at Bulli and Mia joined them there last year. FRI 7:15–7:45pm The Shed (Youth Folk)

Brian Bell

Laugh or cry - you never know which it is going to be, but you can guarantee it will be to the point and on the mark and poetical. THU 2–3pm Folk School (Rhyme and Rhythm) THU 3– 4:45pm Grandstand Bar (Welcome Poets) FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track (Poet’s Black Friday Gathering)

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Brian Jonathon

SAT 11:30am–12:15pm Miner’s Camp (One Minute Wonders) SUN 11am –12pm Grandstand Bar (Limericks All-In)

Brian Jonathon

Dublin-born singer-songwriter Brian Jonathon has passionately burst onto the Sydney folk scene with songs of social justice, reconciliation, environment and the dark absurdities of modern life. FRI 10–10:45am Honey Eaters Lounge

Bruce Mathiske

Bruce Mathiske is internationally recognised as a maestro of the guitar. His influences, from the culmination of a lifetime of absorbing music and sounds, have audiences spellbound all over the globe. FRI 8:45–9:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 6:30–7:15pm Global Green SUN 12:30–1:15pm The Chapel

Brynn Luker

Brynn Luker is a Sydney living, singing/song writing artist who has an acoustic/folk pop feel to her music. SAT 5:15–6pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Bush Music Club Inc.

The Bush Music Club (Australia’s oldest folk club, founded in 1954) has been actively promoting Australian folk traditions to young and old for over 60 years. The Saplings Bush Music workshop is for 8-16 year old beginners, intermediate and experienced young musicians. Bring instruments or use theirs! FRI 5–5:45pm Global Green (Australian Tradition) SAT 12:30–1:15pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4:45–5:45pm Grandstand Bar (Old Bush Songs Sing-along) SUN 9–10am The Shed (Saplings Session)


Bruce Mathiske

Cake Tin Rattlers

Chord-eaux

Christine Collister & Michael Fix

Cake Tin Rattlers

The Cake Tin Rattlers are an acoustic folk & blues collective featuring vocals, guitars, flute, keys and percussion. They play insightful originals mixed with some folk and blues classics which are reworked, shaken and stirred into a contemporary style. SAT 1:30–2:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Carefree Road Band

Carefree Road Band was formed in 2016 and are developing a folk style incorporating folk classics as well as original songs. FRI 7–7:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 4–4:45pm Nag’s Lounge

Cat Walk City and Friends

Cat Walk City is a four piece outfit who play a variety of styles including folk, jazz and blues-flavoured songs, headlined by vocalist Michelle Campbell and supported by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Steve Powell, Neil Cairns on bass, and percussionists/ drummer and songwriter Peter Clarke. FRI 2–2:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

The Calamities

The Calamities are an aptly named local ensemble, living on the musical edge drawing inspiration for their songs from the everyday places and people in their lives. SAT 4:15–5pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Charlotte Emily

With a voice that floats as freely as the wind & her unique spirit, vibrant singer/songwriter Charlotte Emily is a breath of fresh air, who is bound to leave listeners with their feet tapping & their lips infectiously upturned. FRI 9:30–10:15pm Restaurant (Women in Song) SAT 5–5:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 4:30–5:15pm The Shed (Youthful and Gentle)

Chloe & Jason Roweth

Carefree Road Band

Chloe & Jason Roweth

The Roweths bring you stories from your own backyard. Music runs under poems and expands into songs, weaving together diverse threads of the Australian tradition. THU 8 – 8:15pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 6:40 –7:10pm Global Green (Australian Tradition) SAT 7–7:45pm Restaurant SUN 2:30 – 3pm The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 4:30 – 5:15pm Nag’s Lounge

Chord-eaux

Chord-eaux specialises in Australian folk songs and tunes, but also has folk songs from around the world and popular sing-along songs in its repertoire. FRI 5–6pm Tivoli on Track (Bush Dance) FRI 8:05–8:35pm Global Green (Australian Tradition) SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Nag’s Lounge

Christiaan Dolislager

Christiaan has been a professional repairer and tuner of accordions and concertinas and many other instruments for the past 30 years. He now is in a semi-retirement stage and likes to pass on his experience and knowledge. “Don’t stop gigs, do a fix....” WED 4–5pm Folk School (Beginner Accordion)

Christine Collister & Michael Fix

Join Christine Collister and Michael Fix for an extraordinary concert of great music presented by two world class performers, as they take you through a fabulous journey of powerful songs taken from Classical/Blues/Jazz/Country/Rock and Folk each song charged with powerful emotion. THU 10:30–10:45pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 3–3:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 1:45–2:30pm The Chapel SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Global Green

The Beatmeisters

Brynn Luker

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance are an experienced and dynamic performance troupe well known for their charismatic stage presence, highly interactive and colourful shows. SAT 9:45–10:15am Tivoli on Track SAT 12:35–1:05pm Tivoli on Track

Circus WOW

Get ready to bend and balance as never before with Wollongong’s own Circus WOW. FRI 3:30–4pm The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 2–2:30pm The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 6:30–7pm Piazza SUN 1:30–2pm Piazza

Col Hardy Once dubbed “the gentle giant of country-soul”, Col Hardy was the first Aboriginal person to win a Golden Guitar at Tamworth. With his rich deep voice and strong interpretative qualities, he paved the way for future generations of Indigenous singers, country and otherwise. FRI 2–2:45pm Show Pavilion SAT 6–6:45pm Restaurant

Colleen Z Burke

Colleen Z Burke has written 11 poetry books, and is co-editor of The Turning Wave: Poems and Songs of Irish Australia as well as The Waves Turn: a memoir, which was published in 2016. SAT 3–3:45pm Restaurant

Combined Union Choirs Consisting of Newcastle Peoples Chorus, Sydney Trade Union Choir and the Illawarra Union Singers, the Combined Union Choirs sing songs of protest, social justice, women’s rights and the environment. SUN 12:30–1:30pm Show Pavilion

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The Con Artists

Dave de Hugard

Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners

Dennis Murphy Puppets

The Con Artists

A gastronomic feast! Spicy, toe-tapping, fingersnapping, hip shaking caramelized music. Fun and irreverent, the Con Artists are a carnival of percussion, wind, brass, accordions and fiddles. THU 3–4pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9:30–10:30am The Chapel

Cross Rhythm Dance Co A fusion of Irish dancing, contemporary, lyrical, and even Bollywood! WED 12–1pm Folk School (Irish Solo Dancing) SUN 9:30–10am Tivoli on Track SUN 11:30am–12pm Tivoli on Track

Daddy Longlegs and the Swamp Donkeys

The Swamp Donkeys are smokey mud stained rhythms ridden by the growling gut butter blues vagabond, Mr Daddy Long Legs. Come git some! FRI 10:15 –11:15pm Show Pavilion SAT 2–2:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Dani Karis

Recognise your own stories and hear them resonate anew in the unique voice of this award-winning songwriter. (Arrive ready to play, she’ll give you a chord chart.) SAT 2:30–3:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge Dingo’s Breakfast

The Derby Dolls

Echo Deer

Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne hails from Bega, NSW and has been touring the world entertaining crowds with poignant, emotional songwriting, engaging melodies, and powerful explosive percussive guitar techniques. WED 2– 3pm Folk School (Percussive Guitar Techniques) THU 12–1pm Folk School (Finger style Guitar) THU 7–7:15pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 8:15 – 9pm The Chapel SAT 9:45 –10:30pm Restaurant SUN 12:30 –1:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

Dave Elliston

Dave Elliston is an accordionist/singer from Tasmania with an eclectic repertoire of sea shanties and mixed folk songs. WED 10 –11am Folk School (Tasmanian Heritage Tunes) WED 11am –12pm Folk School (Sea Shanties) FRI 12–12:30pm Grandstand Bar (Shanty Session) FRI 2:30 – 3pm The Chapel (A Toast to Tasmania)

Dave de Hugard

An opportunity to enjoy one of the finer exponents of the Australian tradition in action. Dave is an excellent and always entertaining performer - He played with ‘The Larrikins’ at Commonwealth Arts Festival (Edinburgh), Vancouver Folk Festival, Lorient Celtic Festival (Brittany) and at all major Australian folk festivals. FRI 2:30 – 3:15pm Restaurant FRI 10:05 –10:35pm Global Green (Australian Tradition) SAT 2–2:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 10:30 –11:15am Miner’s Camp SUN 2– 3:15pm Show Pavilion (Folk Legends)

Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners

Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners taps a style of Bluegrass/Old-time/Irish neither frozen in the

past nor experimenting with the future but simply played on mandolins, guitars, fiddles, accordions and upright basses. THU 9:45–10:30pm Tivoli on Track FRI 10–11pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 12:45–1:30pm The Chapel SUN 8.15–9.15pm Slacky Flat Bar (Final Party)

Dennis Murphy Puppets Dennis Murphy’s Puppets have taken the centuriesold Commedia dell’ Arte tradition from Italy and made it accessible to a modern Australian audience. Arlecchino, one of Europe’s favourite clowns, entertains both young and old. Children love the silliness while adults appreciate the witty one-liners. SUN 12:15–12:45pm The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 1:45–2:15pm The Shed (For the Kids)

The Derby Dolls

Brett started his career playing the Sydney music scene. His solo project, The Derby Dolls, is in the style of feel-good acoustic pop. FRI 4–4:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Dingo’s Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band

The Dingo’s Breakfast are touring the East again presenting two new comedy shows. Dingo’s madness and mayhem with the accent firmly on laughter. THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar (Welcome Poets) THU 8:20–8:35pm Nag’s Lounge (The Taster) FRI 12–12:15pm Show Pavilion (The Open Road) FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track (Poet’s Black Friday Gathering) FRI 10:45–11:30pm Global Green (Australian Tradition) SAT 11:15am–12pm Show Pavilion SUN 8–10am Show Pavilion (Breakfast with Poets) SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion (Funny Concert)


Four Winds

Equus

Echo Deer

Echo Deer sing songs about love, drinking, death and desire. Their country ditties, brooding ballads and sweet harmonies will make your day. THU 8:45–9pm Nag’s Lounge (The Taster) FRI 10:30–11:15am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 10:45–11:30pm Restaurant

Emma Hannah

Emma has had a very busy career in the music industry from her teenage years. She became very involved in the flourishing 1960s Folk movement after early classical training, and has been a professional singer and musician from that time on. Appearing on a variety of TV shows she made regular appearances on Gary Shearston’s ‘Just Folk’ TV Show during the mid 60s, along with concert performances across a wide area of the Eastern states of Australia. SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion (Folk Legends)

Emma Nixon

Winner of three Australasian Golden Fiddle Awards in both teaching and playing categories, Emma Nixon is a star of the Australian fiddle scene with her powerful and passionate performances of traditional and contemporary Scottish music. WED 9–10am Folk School (Beginner Fiddle) WED 11am–12pm Folk School (Scales for Folk) THU 12–1pm Folk School (Scottish Fiddle Exploring Airs)

Equus

Focusing on the traditional music of Mongolia, sung by world renowned Mongolian throat singer Bukhu, fused with Middle Eastern strings and wind plus a dynamic rhythm section, the result is often hard to define, but always spectacular and unique. FRI 9:15–10:15pm The Chapel SAT 8–8:45pm Restaurant SUN 3:30–4:15pm Global Green

Dave Elliston

Errol Gray

Erika Steller

Erika has been sharing the wonderful benefits of yoga with adults and children since 2010, after she completed her initial Dru Yoga Teacher Training Diploma. FRI 9–10am Tivoli on Track (Morning Yoga) SAT 8:30–9:30am Tivoli on Track (Morning Yoga) SUN 8:30–9:15am Tivoli on Track (Morning Yoga) SUN 3–3:30pm The Shed (Yoga for Kids)

Errol Gray

With his hilarious politically incorrect songs, Errol Gray has his audience in stitches with his quirky observations of everyday life in Australia. THU 4–5pm Folk School (Comedy Songwriting) FRI 12:30–1:15pm Restaurant SAT 12:30–1:15pm Global Green SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion (Funny Concert) SUN 1:30–2:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Festival Choir

Join the festival choir and perform at the Festival Finale with a folk orchestra and special guests. The choir will be led by Janet Andrews from SingGongGo. WED 2–3pm Folk School THU 4:30–5:45pm Tivoli on Track FRI 4–5:15pm Grandstand Bar SAT 3–4:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 4:30–5:30pm Tivoli on Track SUN 6:35–7:45pm Black Diamond Marquee

Five Sad Men

Rob can’t decide if he’s a bushranger or a St Mary’s Cathedral choirboy. Stephen still thinks unplugged means singing in an empty bath - great acoustics, but why take your clothes off? Real musicians from Ribbon Gang may stand and deliver. This brotherly love duo lays all bare. FRI 1–1:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Daniel Champagne

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

A gathering of young folk musicians and singers (1530yrs) from across Australia meeting to learn, teach each other and perform traditional and contemporary folk songs and tunes from Australia and beyond. WED 4–5pm Folk School THU 3–4pm Folk School THU 7:30–8:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 10:30–11:45am Tivoli on Track SAT 1–2:30pm Grandstand Bar (Rehearsal) SUN 9:30–10:30am Black Diamond Marquee

Four Winds

Deeply rooted in the tradition, Four Winds produce an exciting landscape of tunes and lyrics that present Irish traditional music in a modern and creative context. WED 3–4pm Folk School (Irish Backing Guitar Bouzouki) THU 9–10am Folk School (Tips For Arranging) THU 11am–12pm Folk School (Tin Whistle) THU 1–2pm Folk School (Singing Irish Repertoire) THU 10:15–11pm Slacky Flat Bar (Celtic Colours) FRI 5–6pm Black Diamond Marquee (A Taste of Ireland) SAT 7:45–8:45pm The Chapel SUN 5:30–6:15pm Global Green

Free Fried Chicken

Free Fried Chicken will have your toes tapping. This trio has developed its own unique style taking elements from folk, bluegrass and even rock, recently performing at the Gympie Music Muster. THU 5:20–5:35pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 3:30–4:15pm Restaurant SAT 10–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar SUN 8:30–9am Music Train Carriage 1 SUN 5–5:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

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Glover & Sorrensen

George & Noriko

Girls with Knives

Geoffrey Graham

Genni Kane

Genni Kane has lots of hair and much to sing about! Finally, the album you’ve been waiting for, ‘Selfies’ Observations of life, love & loss…and a little white dog. FRI 7:15–8pm The Chapel SAT 3:15–4pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 3:30–4:15pm Restaurant

Geoffrey Graham

A theatrical communicator - suffers from obsessive disorder based on a passion for Aussie heritage. His most recent shows are The Sentimental Bloke and Voices of War: An Anzac Story. WED 1–2pm Folk School (Perform to Your Full Potential) THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar (Welcome Poets) FRI 8:30–9:45am Show Pavilion (Breakfast with Poets) FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track (Poet’s Black Friday Gathering) FRI 3–3:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 2:30–3:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 8 –10am Show Pavilion (Breakfast with Poets) SUN 12:30–1:15pm Miner’s Camp (Battle of The Banjos)

George & Noriko

George’s lightning fast blues and growling harmonica enhanced by Noriko’s percussive sounds of the traditional Shamisen, showcases a kind of hard country blues with a Japanese twist. FRI 5–5:15pm Show Pavilion (Beautiful Banjos) FRI 8:30–9:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 12:15–1pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 4:30–5:15pm The Chapel Girls with Knives THU 4:30–4:45pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 11–11:45am Show Pavilion SAT 6–6:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:30–3:15pm Restaurant

Genni Kane

Girls with Knives

Girls with Knives are a Montreal based acoustic folk rock band who hitchhike across continents and play both original and traditional songs with harmonies, lightning energy and attitude! THU 5 – 5:15pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 11–11:45am Show Pavilion SAT 6 – 6:45pm Nag's Lounge SUN 2:30 – 3:15pm Restaurant

Glenn Skuthorpe

Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and singer/ songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe’s musical journey transcends the country folk blues roots crossroads. Glenn is a vital and compelling storyteller, who gives voice to those whose stories must be heard. FRI 4:15 – 4:30pm Show Pavilion (Beautiful Banjos) FRI 6:30 –7:15pm Restaurant SAT 2:30 – 3:15pm Global Green SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

Glover & Sorrensen

Glover & Sorrensen are funny. In fact, with two stand-up comedians on stage at the same time, it’s twice as funny. With lots of improvisation, this show feeds off the audience with hilarious and unpredictable results. Hold onto your funny bones... FRI 9:15–10pm Show Pavilion SAT 8– 8:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion (Funny Concert) SUN 1:30–2:15pm Restaurant SUN 6:30 –7:45pm Black Diamond Marquee (MCs for Festival Finale)

Gobsmacked!

Gobsmacked! present their unique brand of mischievous musical storytelling with “How Stuff Really Works”. Featuring dragons, gremlins, trolls, chickens and a man in a tutu.

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Glenn Skuthorpe

FRI 9:30–10am The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 11:45am–12:15pm The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 10–10:30am The Shed (For the Kids)

Gone Molly

Traversing over the darker themes, ghosts and voices of legend, the songs of Gone Molly are orchestral, ethereal, heart-pounding and thought-provoking. THU 6:35–6:50pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 5 – 5:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 2–2:45pm Restaurant SUN 10:30 –11:15am The Chapel

Good Tunes Band

Be ready for a musical tour around Australia, Italy, Quebec, Scotland, Scandinavia, Spain, France, Ireland, England and beyond! Sheet music available or use your ear and join in. WED 8–10pm Tivoli on Track (Opening Bush Dance) FRI 11–11:45am Grandstand Bar (Good Tunes Session) FRI 2:30–3:30pm Grandstand Bar (Good Tunes Session) SAT 9–10am Grandstand Bar (Good Tunes Session) SUN 12–1pm Grandstand Bar (Good Tunes Session)

Grace Gladwin Paffett

Grace Gladwin Paffett is 11 years old and grew up in the UK where singing in pubs and clubs was part of her life from an early age. After immigrating to Australia, she attended the Junior Academy of Country Music in Tamworth. SAT 6–6:30pm The Shed (Youth Folk)

Graham & Maureen Seal & Rob and Olya Willis

Graham Seal, Rob and Olya Willis, The National Library (NLA) and Folklore go hand in hand. Graham is Professor of Folklore at Curtin University and Rob and Olya have been recording memories and music for the NLA for many decades. Rob, Olya and Graham are also experienced performers, multi-instrumentalists,


Gobsmacked!

Gone Molly

Good Tunes Band

Gregory Page

writers and producers of folk documentaries, many with an unusual twist. FRI 8:45 – 9:15pm Global Green (Australian Tradition) SAT 11–11:45am Nag’s Lounge SUN 10 –11am Grandstand Bar

The Good Girl Song Project

A theatre piece that uses original songs by Helen Begley and words of the 1830’s to trace the journey of these colonial women and the embedded historical line that has influenced the women we are today. FRI 12:30–1:15pm The Chapel SAT 5:30–6:15pm Miner’s Camp

Green Music Australia

Green Music Australia is harnessing the cultural power of music and musicians to lead the way to a greener world. So many musicians want to reduce their environmental impact but don’t know where to start. Green Music Australia is here to make it easy, providing tools, case studies, encouragement and hands on support, partnering with others across the sector to make change happen. SUN 10:30–11:45am Figgy Folk Session Blackboard (Green Festival Forum for Artists)

Gregory North

This man of many hats brings characters to life and will have you wondering which voice is really his. THU 3 – 4:45pm Grandstand Bar (Welcome Poets) FRI 1:30 – 3:15pm Tivoli on Track (Poet’s Black Friday Gathering) SAT 8 –10am Show Pavilion (Breakfast with Poets) SAT 1–1:45pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:50 – 3:10pm Grandstand Bar (The Final Word)

Handsome Young Strangers

The Haywood Billy Goats

Gregory Page

Gregory Page is a genre-bending “Croonadour” (Crooner plus Troubadour) a hybrid term music critics have coined in describing his inventive yet authentically vintage contribution to the jazz idiom. SAT 1:15–2pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 12:30–1:15pm Restaurant

Handsome Young Strangers

Sydney bushpunk stalwarts and perennial favourites Handsome Young Strangers return to Slacky Flat with a brand new mini-album and plenty more beers under the belt! FRI 11–12am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9:30–10:30pm Global Green SUN 6:30–7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

Harman & Hellens

Together with their adept band mates, David Harman and David Hellens take listeners on a journey of Appalachian–inspired music from the southern US. A blend of modern and traditional songs and tunes, bright and dark, energetic and reflective. THU 5:45–6pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 5:15–5:30pm Show Pavilion (Beautiful Banjos) SAT 9:30–10am Music Train Carriage 2 SAT 1–1:45pm Restaurant SUN 9:30 –10:15am Nag’s Lounge

The Haywood Billy Goats

The Haywood Billy Goats’ tight, hard-driving sound has put the band in high demand for old-time square dances throughout the Southeastern United States. WED 10 –11am Folk School (Old Time Rhythm Guitar)

Gregory North

The Humphreys

WED 3–4pm Folk School (Old-Time Banjo Styles) THU 10–11am Folk School (Old-Time Bluegrass Mandolin) THU 1–2pm Folk School (Appalachian Fiddle Styles) THU 8:45–10pm Grandstand Bar (Old Time Session) FRI 6–6:15pm Show Pavilion (Beautiful Banjos) FRI 8–9pm Tivoli on Track (American Square Dance) SAT 10–10:45am Restaurant SUN 1–1:30pm The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 2:30–3:15pm Global Green

Hillbilly Goats

Festival favourites, the Hillbilly Goats exude an undeniable passion for mountain music, with a high energy quirky edge. Kick Yer shoes off, put yer hoe down & hang on to yer britches! THU 10–10:30pm Global Green FRI 7:15–8:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9–10pm The Chapel

Homegrown Quartet

Four friends united by a love of good tunes. Oboe, cello, fiddle, guitar - exquisite harmonies and crystalline melodies. Hailing from Melbourne the quartet is part of the new Australo-celtish” tradition. FRI 6–6:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 3:30–4:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 4:30–5:15pm Restaurant

The Humphreys The Humphreys is a band of fun-loving fellows with an accordion folky twist. They swing between Celtic, original songs and crazy Irish polkas. BYO honey for a musical stroll through the woods. THU 10 –10:15pm Nag’s Lounge (The Taster) FRI 1:30 –2:15pm Restaurant SAT 12–12:45pm Nag's Lounge

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Jay Wars & The Hayward Youth

Joe & Harmony’s Trippy Hippy Band

Joe Mungovan

Illawarra Breakfast Poets

A small local group of dedicated bush poets performing and promoting Australian bush poetry in the Illawarra area. WED 9–10am Folk School (Australian Bush Poetry) FRI 12–1:30pm Tivoli on Track

Illawarra Flame Three Plus

Happy, snappy, tappy, hot vintage acoustic music FRI 11–11:45am Honey Eaters Lounge

Ionia

Ionia represent a modern and diverse Australian culture. Ionia’s unique and engaging Neo Folk sound has reached out and captured audiences locally and afar. THU 6:45–7:15pm Tivoli on Track FRI 5:15–6pm The Chapel SAT 3:30–4:15pm Global Green

Jaga Band

Australian fresh minded multicultural ensemble founded by multi instrumentalist Mar’yana Sywak– presents famous virtuosic Eastern European melodies. FRI 10–10:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 11:15am–12pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 7:15–8:15pm Grandstand Bar (Ukrainian Folk Jam)

James & Jackson

James and Jackson’s Folk, Blues and Everything combine with a great stage presence for a great show! James co-owns local label Live Acoustic Wollongong. SAT 8:15–8:45pm The Shed (Youth Folk)

Ionia

Jim Haynes

Illawarra Flame Three

Jane Aubourg

Jane Aubourg is a local composer and electric violinist. She writes music for games, films, and performance on a 5-string electric violin and loop pedal, creating the lush sound of a string orchestra live on just one violin. SAT 9 – 9:45am Slacky Flat Bar

Jay Wars & The Hayward Youth

Melbourne Celtic-influenced folk punk band Jay Wars & the Howard Youth tell stories about the various types of love and fear found in life. Songs range from brash and seething numbers to the exceptionally fast with the slower ballads in-between. FRI 9–9:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 4–4:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 12:45–1:30pm Black Diamond Marquee (Green Music Australia Concert)

Jim Haynes

There are few people who know more about our Aussie heritage, humour, history and verse than Jim Haynes, who is an author and entertainer, specializing in all things Australian. THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar (Welcome Poets) THU 8.25–8:40pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 8:30–9:45am Show Pavilion (Breakfast with Poets) FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track (Poet’s Black Fri) FRI 5:30–6:30pm Grandstand Bar (The Beer Concert) FRI 8–8:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4:30–5:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 12:30–1:15pm Miner’s Camp (Battle of The Banjos)

Jody + Innes

Jody Bell and Innes Campbell are a new bluegrass and Americana duo from Brisbane, combining guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals.

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John Broomhall

James & Jackson

WED 1–2pm Folk School (Bluegrass Guitar) THU 6:35–6:50pm Slacky Flat Bar (The Taster) FRI 2–2:45pm Global Green FRI 4–4:15pm Show Pavilion (Beautiful Banjos) SAT 12–12:45pm Restaurant SUN 10:30–11:15am Slacky Flat Bar

Joe & Harmony’s Trippy Hippy Band

Like a VW Combi van with The Mamas & The Papas, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell & a groovy AM radio, The Trippy Hippy Band take off at a cool pace singing acoustic, tye-dye interpretations of revolutionary songs from the 1960s. FRI 8–8:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 3–3:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 8:30–9am Music Train Carriage 2 SUN 1:30–2:15pm Miner’s Camp

Joe Mungovan

With attention to articulate lyrics, catchy melodies and rhythmic detail, Joe’s songs express his genuine emotion. His authenticity and passion is conveyed in his intimate live show, and is an experience not to be missed. FRI 9–9:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 7:15–8pm Honey Eaters Lounge

John Broomhall

Singer songwriter and interpreter of traditional Australian songs, John has performed throughout Australia. He has recently completed volume two of Australian Sea Songs. THU 7:30–8pm Tivoli on Track FRI 12:30–1pm Grandstand Bar (Shanty Session) FRI 9:25–9:55pm Global Green (Australian Tradition) SAT 11–11:45am Restaurant SUN 10:30–11:15am Nag’s Lounge SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion (Folk Legends)


John Littrich & The Water Runners

Junkadelic Brass Band

Kate Maclurcan & The Loose Ends

Kay Proudlove

John Littrich & The Water Runners

Kate Maclurcan & The Loose Ends

John Spillane

Kay Proudlove

A high energy blend of bluegrass, country, blues and traditional folk. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, slapping bass, tight percussion and harmonies in songs about local legends, life, love and loss. FRI 6–6:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 12–12:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

John came to Australia from County Cork many moons and brought with him the music in his soul. You’ll John around the festival whistling and drumming with the best of them. WED 10–11am Folk School (Bodhran - Irish Drum)

Josh Maynard

As a young self taught musician, 19 year old Josh Maynard from Cowra (NSW) is a passionate and unique artist. Josh has created his own full dynamic sound with a powerful vocal to match. FRI 11–11:45am Miner’s Camp SAT 6:45–7:15pm The Shed (Youth Folk)

Junkadelic Brass Band

Blending street rhythms from the recycled percussion section with New Orleans jazz, funk & Latin flavours, the Junkadelic Brass Band is full of surprises! THU 4–5pm Folk School (Junkadelic Rhythm Workshop) THU 6–6:30pm Tivoli on Track FRI 5:30–6pm Piazza FRI 9:30–10:30pm Tivoli on Track SAT 9:30 –10am Music Train Carriage 1 SAT 8–8:30pm - Piazza SAT 10–11pm Tivoli on Track SUN 4:30–5:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

Ken Field

Super Kenny

Country tinged folk. Winners of The Richard Glover Judges’ Award, ABC Radio EXHUMED, 2014. THU 6:50–7:05pm Nag’s Lounge (The Taster) FRI 2–2:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 10:15–10:45am The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 1:30–2:15pm Global Green

An Indie-folk singer/songwriter with a heartwrenching voice and an accidentally dry sense of humour. A display of honesty and a general acceptance of awkwardness, Kay’s live performance is much like being invited into her lounge room. SUN 10:30 –11:15am Restaurant

Ken Field’s Hoot Band

The Hoot Band is a pick-up band, playing traditional New Orleans second line brass band music, surprising covers and a few of Ken’s original compositions. It is open to all interested brass band musicians. FRI 3:30–4:30pm Tivoli on Track FRI 6:45–7:15pm Slacky Flat Bar (Parade) SAT 11:45am–12:45pm Grandstand Bar SAT 5–5:30pm Slacky Flat Bar (Honk Parade) SUN 1:35–2:10pm Tivoli on Track SUN 6:15–6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee (Finale Parade)

King and Queen of Green

Kenta Hayashi

Japanese loop pedal ninja KENTA HAYASHI takes the term ‘one man band’ to next level, creating an orchestra of sound by layering vocals, guitar, effects, percussion, and electronic beats. THU 1–2pm Folk School (Songs and Loop Pedals) THU 7:30–7:45pm Slacky Flat Bar (The Taster) FRI 4–4:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4–4:45pm Restaurant SUN 10:45–11:30am Black Diamond Marquee

King and Queen of Green

Part of Wollongong’s Eaton Gorge Theatre Company, the King and Queen of Green have travelled around Australia performing, giving workshops and educating audiences about reducing waste to landfill by using composting, recycling and worm farms. FRI 10:15–10:45am The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 9–9:30pm Restaurant (Shakespeare et al)

Kenny Bartley / Super Kenny

Kenny Bartley/Super Kenny is a local, seasoned performer. Loved by many for his heart on sleeve and hilariously entertaining songs. Super Kenny has a cult following of kids, and adults. FRI 11:45am –12:15pm The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 11–11:30am The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 10:30–11:15am Honey Eaters Lounge

Jody + Innes

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Lime and Steel

Lindy Lady of the Forest: Storyteller

Low Down Riders

Malcura

Lizzie Flynn

Kirsty Bromley

A young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield (UK) who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice. THU 9 –10am Folk School (Singing Rounds) THU 9:35 – 9:50pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 1–1:15pm Show Pavilion (The Open Road) FRI 7–7:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 5:30–6:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 5:30 –6:15pm Show Pavilion

Leo

Wollongong-based indie folk singer/songwriter Leo recently released her debut single ‘Daniel’, which combines shadowy, atmospheric sounds with meditative, threadbare lyrics. FRI 8–8:30pm The Shed (Youth Folk)

Leonard Cohen Tribute

Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter. His work mostly explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. A swag of festival performers will pay homage to his legacy. FRI 6:30 – 7:45pm

The Lighthouse Keepers

Susan Kennedy is an actor/writer/movement theatre practitioner running away from Laughter House, Eaton Gorge and Fly With Me to unravel the mystery of Lighthouse Island. Can clueless Steve Goldrick from Mendala, Ribbon Gang and Fly With Me help unravel this illuminating story? SAT 10:30–11:15am Honey Eaters Lounge

Lime and Steel

Roots down banjo fiddle grooves, dust kickin hoedowns and folk-noir songwriting gems, all cut with equal parts charm and cheap wine. FRI 1:15–1:30pm Show Pavilion (The Open Road) FRI 2:45–3:15pm The Shed (For the Kids) FRI 5:45–6pm Show Pavilion (Beautiful Banjos) FRI 10–10:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 1–1:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 12:30–1:15pm Nag’s Lounge

Lindy Lady of the Forest: Storyteller

Lindy Lady of the Forest weaves fun & laughter, warmth & wonder, to create magical storytelling experiences to delight all ages. THU 3–4pm Folk School (Bare Bones of Storytelling) FRI 11–11:30am The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 1:15–1:45pm The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 3:45–4:15pm The Shed (For the Kids)

Lisa Couper

With raw sensitivity and passionate grace, Lisa pours her whole heart from a full cup into the art of songwriting, with a love for beautiful melody and a drive toward ruminating and thoughtful lyric. THU 7:55–8:10pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 4:30–5:15pm Restaurant SAT 1:30–2:15pm Miner’s Camp SUN 11:30am–12:15pm The Chapel

Lizzie Bennet

Lizzie Bennet are a local band from Bulli, playing original music encompassing blues, rock, folk, and funk. FRI 9:30–10:15am Restaurant Lizzie Bennet

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Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning

With a combination of lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Brisbane based Lizzie Flynn writes songs that blend a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion. Her latest collection of songs weaves audiences through toe-tapping country to tender ballads… songs of lessons learnt and love lost. THU 8:50–9:05pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 8:30–9:15pm Restaurant (Women in Song) SAT 4:30–5:15pm Global Green SUN 1:30–2:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

London Klezmer Quartet

Combining old and new melodies with colourful stories about musicians’ lives and times, the London Klezmer Quartet will take you on a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond, delving deep into the celebratory and soulful music of Jewish eastern Europe. THU 9–9:30pm Tivoli on Track FRI 12:45–1pm Show Pavilion (The Open Road) FRI 4–4:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 5:30–6:15pm Global Green SUN 1:30–2:15pm The Chapel

Love In The Jungle

Local, original, salt-laced contemporary acoustic folk, boosted with a twist of world percussion and authentic Aussie indigenous sounds. The music traverses through upbeat snippets of local history, commentaries of contemporary politics with humorous swipes at modern society. SAT 6:30–7:15pm Miner’s Camp

Low Down Riders

Born and bred in Sydney’s inner west, the Low Down Riders are a five piece band inspired by the musical gumbo that is New Orleans street music. FRI 11:30am –12:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 8:30 –9am Music Train Carriage 2 SAT 9:30 –10:30pm Miner's Camp SUN 10:30 –11:15am Global Green


Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman

Martin Pearson

Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club

Men with Day Jobs

The Lurkers

The Lurkers play acoustic hillbilly punk about super-profits, civil disobedience and the post-postfeminist revolution. They were the winners of the 2013 Songs for Social Justice’ Award for their song ‘Mining Man’, a protest song about Coal Seam Gas mining. SAT 6:15–7pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Malcura

An acoustic trio from Melbourne whose sound explores the rhythmic style of flamenco, while drawing inspiration from genres such as rock, pop and metal. THU 10–11am Folk School (Flamenco Guitar) THU 4:10–4:40pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 10–10:45pm Miner's Camp SAT 8:30–9am Music Train Carriage 1 SAT 11:45am–12:30pm The Chapel SUN 9:30–10:15am Global Green

Mandy Connell

Solo here at Illawarra, Connell brings her brash, passionately delicate delivery, which recently earned her kind words from Judy Small, Eric Bogle, & David Francey. THU 9:40–9:55pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 3–3:45pm Show Pavilion SAT 10am–10:45am Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:30–3:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman

Acclaimed songwriter Mark Cryle joins consummate live performer, Carmel Newman (fiddle & vocals), Celtic music with an Australian accent for the head, the heart and the feet. FRI 5–5:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4:45–5:30pm The Chapel SUN 9:30–10:15am Restaurant

The Northern Folk

Martin Pearson

Martin is a very funny satirical performer. He has been amusing, even thrilling audiences around the globe for ages now, and if you haven’t seen him live - you’re missing out. THU 10:05–10:20pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 11–11:45am Black Diamond Marquee AT 8:15–9pm Honey Eaters Lounge SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion (Funny Concert) SUN 2:30–3:15pm Miner’s Camp

Matthew Dames

A chance to see one of Tasmania’s finest contemporary folk singers and guitar players. Matthew was the winner of the 2015 Liz Johnston Memorial award for Vocal Excellence. WED 11am–12pm Folk School (Open C Guitar) THU 6–6:15pm Nag’s Lounge (The Taster) FRI 1:30–2:15pm The Chapel (A Toast to Tasmania) SAT 11:30am–12:15pm Global Green SUN 5:30–6:15pm The Shed (Youthful and Gentle)

Maya & Tala

Maya & Tala have been singing together their entire lives, their voices blending in beautiful harmony with each other, as only two sisters can. FRI 6:30 –7pm The Shed (Youth Folk)

Maypole with Molly

Matthew Dames

Melanie April

Melanie April comprises of a local family duo. Inspired by both traditional and contemporary music, Mel and Tom are able to experiment and adopt an open attitude for a unique performance. FRI 8:45–9:15pm The Shed (Youth Folk)

Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club

The exhilarating Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club (not just fiddles!) brings you an epic mix of Scottish music including original songs, airs and highoctane jigs and reels. FRI 12:30–1:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 5:45–6:45pm Tivoli on Track (Scottish Ceili) SUN 11:45am–12:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

Men with Day Jobs

Ex-pop wannabes turned gleeful geezers doing it for love. Sharp satires, haunting ballads, irresistible sing-alongs and great fun. “Great words, tunes – poignant, political, ingenious” (SMH). THU 8:45–9pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 10:30–11:15am Restaurant FRI 1:30–1:45pm Show Pavilion (The Open Road) SAT 6:30–7:15pm Show Pavilion

Maypole with Molly

Live accordion music with Austrian influences, will entice kids and adults to join the interactive dance to create a dazzling ribbon pattern around the maypole. FRI 12–12:30pm Piazza FRI 1:30 –2pm Piazza SAT 11:30am –12pm Piazza SAT 1–1:30pm Piazza SUN 11:30am –12pm Piazza

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Pat Drummond

Out of Abingdon

Peter Hicks

The Outside Track

My Secret Window

Playing a mix of original and carefully selected covers, My Secret Window’s music ranges from heart felt ballads right through to foot stomping blues. FRI 9:30–10:15am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 7:30–8:15pm Show Pavilion

Nigel Wearne

Melding finger-style guitar, claw hammer banjo and honest storytelling, with frayed poetic edges and honest grit, Nigel Wearne tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. THU 8:20–8:35pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 5:30–6:15pm Restaurant SAT 8:30–9:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 1:30–2:15pm Global Green

The Northern Folk

The Northern Folk are an 11-piece indie-folk ensemble. Dubbed Albury’s “11-headed folk monster”, expect 7-part harmonies, big horn sections, lengthy build-ups and unnecessary auxiliary percussion. THU 7:55–8:10pm Slacky Flat Bar (The Taster) FRI 12–12:45pm Global Green

Nigel Wearne

SAT 9 –9:45am Black Diamond Marquee SUN 5:30–6:15pm The Chapel

No Such Thing

No Such Thing is a group of musicians who play collected Australian dance tunes. The band recreates the authentic feel of the old time dance bands and will soon get your feet tapping. FRI 6–6:30pm Global Green (Australian Tradition) SAT 4:15–5:15pm Tivoli on Track (Bush Dance) SUN 1:15–2:15pm Grandstand Bar

Out of Abingdon

Combining intricate melodies and driving rhythms, Tina’s seductively silky vocals and double bass plus Warwick’s bluesy guitar and vocals to create smooth, soulful acoustic lounge and groove music. THU 7:30–7:45pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 1–1:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 9:30–10:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

The Outside Track

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track’s marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. THU 9:15–10pm Slacky Flat Bar (Celtic Colours) FRI 11–11:45am Global Green SAT 7:15–8:15pm Tivoli on Track (Celtic Ceilidh) SUN 4:15–5:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

Paddy & The Wonderband

Paddy and the Wonderband at the Folkie is a homecoming tradition. Their roots are firmly in gypsy jazz, but their innovative arrangements forge a sound all of their own. Join them in pursuit of improvised excellence and groovy grooves. SAT 9:45–10:30pm The Shed (Youth Folk)

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Ralph Scrivens

Peter Mace

Pete Denahy

Pat Drummond

Winner of the Tamworth 2016 ‘Songmaker’ lifetime achievement songwriting award, Pat Drummond shares the stories of ordinary Australians, gathered over his ‘40 Years Without A Real Job’. THU 9–10am Folk School (Guitar Handshapes beginners) THU 11am–12pm Folk School (Songwriting Seminar) THU 9:15–9:30pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 12:30–12:45pm Show Pavilion (The Open Road) FRI 3:30–4:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 10:30–11:15am Global Green SUN 3:30–4:15pm Show Pavilion

Patrick Lyons & The American Creek Band

A firebrand quintet covering any genre that Wollongong Singer/Songwriter Lyons demands, creating evocative songs about love and death, motorcycles, railway bars, local waterways and everyday political evil in Australia. FRI 2–2:45pm Miner’s Camp

Patron Saints of Folk

A baker’s dozen of Wollongong’s most devout young folksters bringing you the sweet sounds of contemporary Australian folk music. SAT 9–9:30pm The Shed (Youth Folk)

Pete Denahy

From songs about Yackandandah to songs about flatulence, Pete Denahy has all bases covered. He’ll take you on an interesting journey. THU 10:55–11:10pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 12–12:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 8:30–9:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion (Funny Concert) SUN 3:30–4:15pm Nag’s Lounge


Phyl Lobl

The Northern Folk

Peter Hicks

A Tasmanian based troubadour whose songs challenge the powerful with humour and passion. Peter presents a new album of songs with lots of sing-along choruses. THU 9:10–9:25pm Global Green (The Taster) FRI 3:15–4pm The Chapel (A Toast to Tasmania) SAT 9–9:45am Restaurant SUN 2:30–3:15pm Nag’s Lounge

Peter Mace

Peter is a performance bush poet who has entertained audiences at most of the country’s major festivals and poetry competitions. He may have you laughing one minute and shedding a tear the next, but either way, will be sure to entertain. THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar (Welcome Poets) FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track (Poet’s Black Friday Gathering) SAT 8am–10am Show Pavilion (Breakfast with Poets) SUN 2:30–2:50pm Grandstand Bar (The Final Word)

Peter Willey & Matthew Hobbs Peter Willey and Matthew Hobbs invite you to a celebration of Australian Suburbia. Expect jokes, poems, parodies, original songs, and home renovation advice. Dress code: loud shirt, thongs. FRI 4–4:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 7:30–8:15pm Miner’s Camp SUN 10:15am–12:15pm Show Pavilion (Funny Concert)

Phyl Lobl

Phyl Lobl is a singer - songwriter - teacher who has been active as a performer at Folk Festivals since just before the first National Folk Festival 1967. She thinks of herself as a Cultural Maintenance Worker who documents the Australian Experience through folklore. As is said in the folklore world, some of her songs have ‘entered the tradition’,

Rough Red

Rani's Fire

some have been recorded here and overseas, some have been used by authors to illustrate their work which makes them useful. SUN 2–3:15pm Show Pavilion (Folk Legends)

Ralph Scrivens

Local Wollongong bush poet who thoroughly enjoys reciting and promoting bush poetry, can be very funny or very sad. THU 3–4:45pm Grandstand Bar (Welcome Poets) FRI 1:30–3:15pm Tivoli on Track (Poet’s Black Friday Gathering) SAT 3:30–4pm Honey Eaters Lounge SUN 3:10–3:30pm Grandstand Bar (The Final Word)

Rani’s Fire

Quirky, soulful, raw blend of acoustic contemporary folk music. Rani’s Fire is a local singer/songwriter with a chilled relaxing sound that you will enjoy! FRI 3–3:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

The Ribbon Gang

Illawarra musicians Mendala were bushwacked and some became the Ribbon Gang. John and Wolf play guitar, flute, bass and drums in many festival combos; Rob and Steve join in to present original songs about our crazy bushrangers. FRI 10 –10:45am Show Pavilion

Rory Faithfield

“Faithfield inhabits the same rich musical world as Christy Moore, Luka Bloom and Glen Hansard. His songs are wistful, romantic, deeply felt, beautifully crafted and sung with a voice that pours sincerity and emotion over every line and note” - Bruce Elder THU 3–4pm Folk School (Subconscious Songwriting) THU 9:10–9:25pm Nag’s Lounge (The Taster) FRI 3–3:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 9:15–10pm Honey Eaters Lounge SUN 11:30am –12:15pm Restaurant

Ruido Indy Flamenco

Rosie Burgess Trio

Sliding from folk to blues to gypsy-roots and back, the trio cross more genres than state borders, giving off “more energy than an illegally sparked firecracker” [Drum Media, Sydney], whilst still maintaining their unmistakable sound. THU 8:20–8:35pm Slacky Flat Bar (The Taster) FRI 1–1:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 11–11:45am Slacky Flat Bar SUN 4:30–5:15pm Show Pavilion

Rough Red

21 years, 10 European tours, and 18 albums later, Rough Red never tire of sharing their infectious brand of original contemporary folk with audiences around the world. FRI 12:15 –12:30pm Show Pavilion (The Open Road) FRI 2–2:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 10:45 –11:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 4:30 – 5:15pm Miner’s Camp

Ruido Indy Flamenco

Ruido presents a brand new show - Treasures of the Silk Road. Music of almost of every culture has been enriched by wild-hearted travellers. Journey with Ruido to explore the stories behind the delightful treasures of this open road. All told with Ruido's signature explosion of flamenco passion, colour and movement. WED 12–1pm Folk School (Cajon Playing) SAT 10 –11am Black Diamond Marquee Treasures of the Silk Road SUN 2:30 – 3:10pm Tivoli on Track

Russell Hannah

A tormenter of accordion players and a lover of tripe, our own cuddly Sir Big Russ, aka Russell Hannah, was awarded an Order in 2011, hence the Sir. Co-author of a book on Australian railway folklore, he also writes poetry and limericks. FRI 5:30 – 6:30pm Grandstand Bar (The Beer Concert) SAT 10:15 –11:30am Grandstand Bar (Woolly Yarn Spinning) SUN 3:30 – 4:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge (John Dengate Parody Cup)

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Shanty Club

The Sauerkrauts

Sadie & Jay

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

Swamp n’Beats

Sissybones

Rusty & The Saint

The Scratchies

Sadie & Jay

Scientists Behaving Badly

Long-time musical acquaintances finally come together on stage to present an eclectic selection of contemporary folk-influenced songs that will appeal to a wide audience. FRI 4–4:45pm Global Green SAT 2:30–3:15pm Miner’s Camp Sadie & Jay’s folk based music leans to the alternative with a tinge of blues, blending vocals of rare calibre with intricate finger style playing. THU 7–7:15pm Slacky Flat Bar (The Taster) FRI 9–9:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 3:30–4:15pm Miner’s Camp SUN 5:30–6:15pm Nag’s Lounge

The Sauerkrauts

The Beez´ Deta and Rob Rayner present a yodellin´, thigh slappin’, lederhosen wettin´ fest of German dance polka from Rammstein to Kraftwerk & beyond. THU 4:50–5:20pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 12–12:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 8:30–9:15pm Global Green SUN 5:30–6:15pm Restaurant

The Scratchies are a bunch of old folkies having fun with sing-along folk favourites plus some originals and parodies thrown in for good measure. FRI 10–10:45am Nag’s Lounge

An eclectic quintet of clarinet, cello, piano, bass and percussion with a rich tapestry of classical and science fiction melodies woven into dark burlesque type accompaniments. FRI 5–5:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Shalani & Chloe

Shalani and Chloe are year 8 music students at Wollongong High School of Performing Arts. They have been playing guitar and singing together for 2 years, excelling in talent quests together and even performing at WBRSL Anzac Day Dawn Service. SAT 7:30–8pm The Shed (Youth Folk) SUN 2:15–2:45pm Black Diamond Marquee (Green Music Australia Concert)

Tattletale Saints

Shanty Club

Shanty Club was born in Berlin and moved to Redfern and Marrickville. The idea? Simply that everyone can sing, they’ve just forgotten how. Sometimes with a bodhran, a fiddle, an accordion or two, Shanty Club is a raucous, rowdy group that will get you singing along happily in no time! THU 10:30 –11:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 9:15–10:15pm Grandstand Bar SAT 7– 8pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 3:45 – 4:45pm Grandstand Bar

Shelley’s Murder Boys

A simple devil-lovin’ family playing bluegrass/folk tunes about hills and rivers they’ve roamed, things they’ve seen and stories they’ve been told. FRI 4:15–4:45pm The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 1:30–2:15pm Nag’s Lounge

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

Embodying a unique style of San Franciscan dance. Influenced by Folkloric Egyptian, Turkish, Spanish Flamenco and Indian fusion, these performances are passionate, joyful and exotic! One of the most colourful acts you will see. SUN 10:10–10:40am Tivoli on Track SUN 12:55–1:25pm Tivoli on Track

SingGongGo

A joyous community choir of reliable tradies, naughty teachers, inspiring retirees, cheeky counsellors and miscellaneous mischievous musos, their repertoire covers African, Cuban, Middle European, old and new pop as well as old and new folk. WED 1–2pm Folk School (Folks Songs From Around the World) FRI 6:15–7pm The Chapel

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The Swingaleles

Shelley’s Murder Boys

Stringline

The String Family

Sissybones

Sissybones are a “finger-folking, thought-provoking, soul-singing sass band”. A truly wonderful folkmusical soundscape not to be missed. THU 8:15–8:45pm Tivoli on Track FRI 12–12:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 3:45–4:30pm The Chapel SUN 3:30–4:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

Soul Flamenco

A colourful and vibrant Illawarra traditional Flamenco Dance troupe, performing together for over 10 years under the choreography of Ana Otero. SAT 1:20–1:50pm Tivoli on Track SAT 3:30–4pm Tivoli on Track

WED 2–3pm Folk School (How to Chop on the Violin) THU 7:30–7:45pm Nag’s Lounge (The Taster) FRI 10:30–11:15am The Chapel FRI 8–9pm Grandstand Bar (Gypsy Jam) SAT 11:45–12:45am Restaurant

Story Beats

Two dynamic local talents join together to have some fun. Come along and journey with Lilli Story and Matt Bourne on some storied beats. We will clap, dance, drum and create a wondrous adventure together. FRI 2–2:30pm The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 9:30–10am The Shed (For the Kids) SAT 3:30–4pm The Shed (For the Kids) SUN 10:45 –11:15am The Shed (For the Kids)

Southern Crane Martial Arts Academy Inc.

The String Family

Southern Gentlemen

Stringline

Southern Crane Martial Arts Academy is a contemporary Kung Fu and Chinese Cultural practice organization whose style is directly descended from the Tibetan White Crane Style with a history of over 800 years. SUN 3:15–3:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 5:20–5:35pm Black Diamond Marquee

Plucking influences from a variety of countries and eras, Southern Gentlemen are a string band weaving instruments and voices into beautifully balanced arrangements. FRI 4:45–5pm Show Pavilion (Beautiful Banjos) SAT 9:30 –10:15am Global Green SUN 5–6pm Grandstand Bar (Bluegrass Jam)

The Squeezebox Trio

High energy gypsy swing! Accordion, fiddle and guitar cramming Django Reinhardt’s swing, together with some Balkan music and three part harmonies. WED 12–1pm Folk School (Gypsy Jazz)

Great music played with style and passion, a highly polished and exciting quartet bringing audiences to their feet calling for more! THU 9:35–9:50pm Nag's Lounge (The Taster) FRI 9:30–10:30pm The Shed (Youth Folk) SAT 12:15-1pm Show Pavilion SUN 9:30–10:15am Honey Eaters Lounge

Stringline use acoustic instruments and naturally blended vocals to create their own infectious style that’s a bit traditional, a bit bluegrass and a little bit blues. FRI 6–6:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 4:30–5:15pm Miner’s Camp

Swamp n’Beats

Original, acoustic, Indie roots ditties mashing up syncopated pentatonic percussion, laced with jazz infused afro beats, eclectic bass grooves and sauntering saxy harmonies. SAT 7:30–8:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

Taylor Pfeiffer

The Swingaleles

The Swingaleles is a local Wollongong ukulele group that was founded in 2010 by prominent jazz musician Mick Berghuis. FRI 6:45–7:45pm Grandstand Bar (In Concert)

Tattletale Saints

Currently based in Nashville Tennessee, Tattletale Saints are originally from Auckland, New Zealand and won the New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year in 2014. FRI 1–1:45pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 7:30–8:15pm Global Green SUN 9:30 –10:15am Slacky Flat Bar

Taylor Pfeiffer The Banjo Girl

17yo Banjo, singer/songwriter and yodeler, Taylor Pfeiffer’s career highlights include performing with Troy Cassar-Daley, Lee Kernaghan and Kasey Chambers. FRI 5:30–5:45pm Show Pavilion (Beautiful Banjos) FRI 8–8:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge SAT 5–5:45pm Restaurant SUN 1:45–2:15pm Black Diamond Marquee (Green Music Australia Concert)

The Three Marketeers

The music of the Three Marketeers consists of standard bluegrass songs and instrumentals as well as a smattering of Hank Williams snr, done Bluegrass style. The Three Marketeers reckon you’ll enjoy their music as much as they love playing it for you. FRI 11–11:45am Nag’s Lounge FRI 4:30–4:45pm Show Pavilion (Beautiful Banjos) SAT 10:30 –11:15am Miner’s Camp SAT 8:30–9:30pm Grandstand Bar (Bluegrass Jam)

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Tinpan Orange

The Wish List

Winter Wilson

Zumpa

Three-Sixty

Three-Sixty perform iconic folk songs from the 1960s. Protest songs, ballads and the odd comedy song: They bring back these great songs to inspire and entertain you! FRI 12–12:45pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Tim O’Brien

Tim is an international folk star, his songs are standards in the bluegrass repertoire across the world and his work in bands such as Hot Rize, The Crossing, The Earls of Leicester and as a soloist have earned him GRAMMY awards and seen him become a sought after performer across the globe.

Women in Docs

FRI 5:45–6:45pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 4:15–5:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

Tinpan Orange

Critically acclaimed Melbourne indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange have cemented themselves as Australian folk festival favourites with their heartfelt, upbeat and dynamic shows. SAT 6:15–7:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 3–4pm Black Diamond Marquee (Green Music Australia Concert)

Tom Dockray

Enigmatic Tasmanian songwriter Tom Dockray barks and grumbles his way through the indignities of

everyday life, amid an intoxicating blend of ragtime and country blues. THU 7:55–8:10pm Nag’s Lounge (The Taster) FRI 4:15–5pm The Chapel (A Toast to Tasmania) SAT 12:30–1:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

Tulalah

The music of nine-piece Melbourne outfit Tulalah, transcends stylised boundaries. Affectionately labeled as “Orchestral Folk”, the group strives to create an ever expansive sound, reaching beyond the confines of their instrumentation. THU 5:30–6pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 11:45–12:45am Restaurant SAT 8:30–9:15pm Miner’s Camp SUN 9:30–10:15am The Chapel

Vic Chapman The Whitetop Mountaineers

Vic is a local Aboriginal elder and will be officially opening the festival on behalf of the original Dharawal land owners. Vic was also the first Aboriginal school principal in NSW. THU 7:15–7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar (Welcome to Country)

Vic Janko Orkestar

Wollongong’s own fiery ten-piece Balkan brass band, the Vic Janko Orkestar, is a compelling fusion of funked up dance grooves and Balkan/Gypsy brass tunes. FRI 4:30–5:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 10–11pm Black Diamond Marquee

Wallis Bird

Irish dynamite Wallis Bird's expressive vocals and driving guitar rhythms are moving people all over the world. This is Wallis Birds first time in Australia, with new album "Home". FRI 12–1:30pm Show Pavilion (The Open Road) FRI 7:30–8:30pm Black Diamond Marquee (A Taste of Ireland) SAT 5:30–6:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

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Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

Vic Janko Orkestar

Yellow Blue Bus

The Whitetop Mountaineers

Featuring contemporary and traditional southern mountain music of America from the classic old time bluegrass and country repertoire. Brilliant instrumental prowess combined with seamless harmony vocals and some tricky Appalachian dance moves. FRI 10 –10:45am Black Diamond Marquee SAT 9:30 –10:15am Miner’s Camp SUN 5:30 – 6:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

The Wish List

The Wish List brings together innovative fiddle singers Emma Nixon and Nicole Murray who accompany their beautiful vocal harmonies with lush and exciting fiddle work. Surprise guest stringsingers often join them in their delightful shows. WED 3 – 4pm Folk School (Canon Singing for Fun) FRI 1–1:45pm Global Green SAT 10:15 –11am Show Pavilion

Winter Wilson

Killer songs, stunning harmonies and lots of fun - that’s Scots/English duo Winter Wilson! This tour showcases their latest, critically-acclaimed album Ashes & Dust. THU 10-11am Folk School (Harmony Singing) THU 12–1pm Folk School (Songwriting Tips and Tricks) THU 8:45–9pm Slacky Flat Bar (The Taster) FRI 10-10:45am Global Green SAT 2:15–3pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 12:30–1:15pm Honey Eaters Lounge

FRI 10:30–11:30pm Restaurant (Women in Song) SAT 2:45–3:30pm The Chapel SUN 2:30–3:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

Yellow Blue Bus

Highlighting the unique 65 stringed bandura, Yellow Blue Bus draws on Ukrainian folk to offer passionate tales of heart and soul with contemporary Cossack energy. FRI 11:30am-12:15pm The Chapel SAT 7–8pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 3:30–4:15pm Tivoli on Track

Youth Traditions Awards Keeping the tradition alive is the aim of the Youth Traditions Awards. Young artists aged between nine and 25 will have the chance to perform traditional folk songs and tunes in the fourth annual awards concerts. FRI 5 – 6pm The Shed SAT 4:30 – 5:30pm The Shed

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

With a special love for gypsy music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Zlatkos’ Balkan Cabaret share the spirited and captivating tunes of gypsy life, from moving love songs to passionate dance music. THU 11am –12pm Folk School (Gypsy Folk Songs) SUN 9:30am –10:15am Miner’s Camp

Zumpa

Be transported with this ensemble to forgotten 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. THU 5–6pm Show Pavilion (Dinner Italian Style) SAT 6–7pm Grandstand Bar (Italian Tunes Session)

Tulalah

Women in Docs

Women in Docs are known for their raw, exciting, upbeat sounds, well-considered (and often humorous) lyrics, crisp acoustic guitar and soaring harmonies. The act gather large, loyal crowds wherever they play.

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2017 Illawarra Folk Festival Compilation CD Available from the festival shop in the Slacky Flat Bar

ARTISTS FEATURED ON CD 8FOOT FELIX ALEX HOOD BIG ERLE CHLOE & JASON ROWETH DAVE DE HUGARD DEN HANRAHAN & THE RUM RUNNERS ECHO DEER EMMA HANNAH EQUUS GENNI KANE GLENN SKUTHORPE GREGORY NORTH HANDSOME YOUNG STRANGERS JAY WARS AND THE HAYWARD YOUTH JIM HAYNES JOHN BROOMHALL JOHN LITTRICH & THE WATER RUNNERS LIME AND STEEL LIZZIE FLYNN MALCURA MELBOURNE SCOTTISH FIDDLE CLUB MEN WITH DAY JOBS NIGEL WEARNE PAT DRUMMOND PATRICK LYONS PETER DENAHY PETER WILLEY & MATTHEW HOBBS PHYL LOBL RORY FAITHFIELD ROSIE BURGESS ROUGH RED SISSYBONES TAYLOR PFEIFFER THE CON ARTISTS THE HILLBILLY GOATS THE LURKERS THE SQUEEZEBOX TRIO TINPAN ORANGE TOM AVERY TULALAH WOMEN IN DOCS YELLOW BLUE BUS ZUMPA


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ILLAWARRA FOLK CLUB & ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL The Illawarra Folk Club was formed in 1979 and has conducted fortnightly concerts on and off in the Wollongong/Illawarra region ever since. Since 1985 the Club has presented the Illawarra Folk Festival 20 times in the village of Jamberoo and 11 times in Bulli. The festival has grown from a humble beginning to being recognised as one of Australia’s premiere folk festivals and the biggest in NSW. The Illawarra Folk Club is a community based incorporated association dedicated to the preservation, performance and presentation of folklore in all its various forms. The members include many local folk musicians, dancers, poets and storytellers. The Club holds regular concerts and events at venues around the Illawarra area. The Festival is a sub-committee of the Folk Club with around 40 members. It meets once month during the year and more often as the festival approaches. If you are interested in helping with the Folk Club or Festival then contact us by calling 1300 887 034 or email info@illawarrafolkclub.org.au The Club has provided support to a number of local artist members who have produced recordings. It has also assisted in providing folk performers to many community and charity events in the Illawarra.It has produced a monthly newsletter for the past 31 years. You can join the Club and receive discounts to the regular concerts. Folk Club membership forms are available from the website and the Festival Reception. The Shanty Club

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2017 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Thanks to the following dedicated volunteers who’ve provided more than 7,000 hours of effort as the Festival Organising Committee. Steering Committee Russell Hannah, Graeme Morrison, Neil Rowsell, Rod Cork, Judy Cork, Bruce Jackson, Robyn Jackson, Peter Davis, David De Santi Steering Committee Chair Neil Rowsell Folk Club President/Festival Chairman Russell Hannah Folk Club Secretary Graeme Morrison Artistic Director David De Santi Finance Director Peter Davis Operations and Project Director Neil Rowsell Marketing and Media David De Santi, Nick Hartgerink Advertising David De Santi Social Media Sam Atkinson Artist Accommodation Suzi Wakefield Artist Liaison & Registration Anne Proudlove, Heidi Vestergaard, Jodie O’Leary, Peter O'Neill Artistic Setup Lana Patrin, Amanda Buckland, Virginia Settre, David De Santi Artist Tent City Kevin Donegan, Judy Cork, Suzi Wakefield, David De Santi Booking Committee David De Santi, Russell Hannah, Graeme Morrison Camping Peter O’Neill CD Compilation Graeme Morrison, David De Santi Choirs Mairi Petersen Communications & Emergency Mike Burke Community Partnerships Suzi Wakefield, Katie Allan, Robyn Jackson, David De Santi

Construction Manager Simon Leamon Electrical Services Mark Bailey Festival Bar Graeme Morrison Festival Shop & Merchandise Shane Moon, David De Santi Hotline Robyn Jackson Imagery and Graphic Design David De Santi, Pedro Altuna Artists Laision Peter O'Neill First Aid Greg Adams Folk School / Youth Traditions Ann Lehmann, Lilli Pang, David De Santi Grants and Awards David De Santi Instrument Lock-Up Sue Bromham Internet Site / Newsletters David De Santi, Lana Patrin MC & Venue Management Russell Hannah, David De Santi, Music Train Russell Hannah, Vince Fitzsimmons Office Management, Ticketing Robyn Jackson, Bruce Jackson Operations Management Neil Rowsell Photography Graeme Morrison, Liz Aitken, John Aitkin, Kim Rudner, Jessica Millman, Jenelle McWilliam, El Cooper, Peter O'Neill Publicist Nick Hartgerink Raffle Vince Fitzsimmons, David De Santi

Recycling/Green Folk John Spira, Jason Gleadhill Safety Mike Burke Security Graeme Morrison Signage Helen Wilson Site Planning Rod Cork, David De Santi Site Services & Stores Tony Foley Site Setup & Packdown Area Managers Tom O’Toole, Phil Jones, Steve McClure, Kevin Donegan Smoke Free Management Aviva Sheb’a Social Media, Facebook Gail Norris, David De Santi Sound & Production David De Santi, Tim Van Den Berg Souvenir Programme David De Santi, Pedro Altuna Sponsorship David De Santi, Janet Barnes Stalls Judy Cork, Rod Cork Survey Vince Fitzsimmons Traffic Mike Traynor, Tony Cory Transport Rob McIntosh Treasurer Peter Davis, Martyn Hopkins Video Javier Valledor (Why Documentaries), Liz Aitken, John Aitken Volunteers Management Therese Driscoll, John Driscoll Volunteer Lounge & Catering Suzi Wakefield Water Conservation David De Santi, Rod Cork, Green Music Australia Youth Projects Lilli Pang, David De Santi, Ann Lehmann

Thanks

Call for Help during the Festival

Join the 2018 Festival Organising Committee

The 32nd Illawarra Folk Festival Organising Committee wishes to thank these special people and organisations for their generous support, time, goods and services. As ever, their enthusiasm for this wonderful creative cultural community event is essential to make it all happen. • Reg Mombassa for allowing the use of Riff as the festival logo • Mick Keelan and Sam Gill from NSW Trainlink for their support of the Green Music Train • The local business, tourist and Wollongong City Council communities

The Illawarra Festival runs on the huge efforts of volunteers. Can you offer any useful services to the festival? Or perhaps just a couple of hours of your time during the festival to help us keep things running smoothly? We would love to hear from you!

If you feel enthused by the festival and its survival you might like to become part of the organising committee. Send an email with your details and interest to volunteers@illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

Volunteer Registration for 2018 Festival

Go to www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au from October 2017

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Folk Coming in 2017

Festivals Coming

The Illawarra Folk Club hosts a number of concerts during the year featuring local, national and touring international artists. There are usually 2 to 3 acts per event. They are held on the 1st Fridays and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February to November.

24-26 February Cobargo Folk Festival, far South Coast of NSW

If you are member of the Illawarra Folk Club you usually get a $5 discount on the entry price so it’s well worth joining!

17-19 March Blue Mountains Music Festival

It’s best to check the Illawarra Folk Club website for the latest information on the venue and details but the following gives you a taste what’s in store for 2017.

www.illawarrafolkclub.org.au Friday 3 February Illawarra Folk Festival Volunteer Thank You Concert. A swag of performers providing their appreciation to the festival volunteers. Friday 3 March Seamus Begley Trio (Ireland) Wednesday 22 March The East Pointers (Canada) at the Thirroul Railway Heritage Centre Friday 31 March Les Poules a Colin (Canada) Friday 7 April The Bombadils (Canada) Friday 21 April Melisande (Quebec) Friday 19 May Peter Paul and Mary Tribute Concert with Carefree Road Band.

10-13 March Port Fairy Folk Festival The East Pointers

14-17 April National Folk Festival, Canberra 21-23 April St Albans Folk Festival North of Sydney 9-12 June Perisher Peak Festival, Snowy Mountains

Peter Paul and Mary Tribute

22-24 September Folk by the Sea, Kiama Showground, 6 venues, 50 acts 20-22 October Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, South Coast of NSW

Les Poules a Colin

27 December to 1 January 2018 Woodford Folk Festival 12-14 January 2018 Cygnet Folk Festival, Tasmania 18-21 January 2018 33rd Illawarra Folk Festival The Bombadils


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