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ISSUE NO. 33

LIFT OUT

Program

INSIDE


The Balkan Elvis

Edge Larks

Snez

The Royal Hijinks The Go Set

Kevin Welch


Josefina Paulson & Jonas Ă…kerlund

CONTENTS Messages Help Guide Green Festival Festival Features Participate Hitch-Hikers Guide Lift Out Program Folk School Program Grid Venues Music Train Artists A to Z Food Guide Volunteer Thanks

Nick Rheinberger Steve Turner Maggie Carty The Protesters

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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 ALBION PARK POST OFFICE • 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

33RD 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 34TH ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 17 - 20 JANUARY 2019 PERFORMER APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 MAY 2018 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, JENELLE MCWILLIAM, JOHN AITKEN, EL COOPER, SAM ST JOHN, JESSICA MILLMAN, KIM RUDNER COVER ARTWORK BY SHIRLEYANNE MYERS

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


Welcome to number 33

Welcome to our Country

We are coming off the back of a bit of a fairly severe financial drubbing in 2017 but we are nothing, if not game. Sometimes the weather Gods are not friendly and we suspect that Festivals on the whole are suffering numbers downturns. Once again our hard working committee (you’ll see their names in the program) started work in mid-January 2017. 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 between 18th and 21st January. It is with a great deal of sadness that I report that it has been a sad year for the Folk Community in general and the Illawarra Folk Club and Festival in particular. In February we lost one of Australias greatest bush poets, Col Wilson, aka ‘Blue the Shearer’. A member of our club and a great friend of the Illawarra. Blue appeared here many times. In fact his last appearance was in a concert in Shellharbour. He also appears on a number of our CDs and wrote most of our advertising jingles. Our Sunday Poets Breakfast will be a tribute to Blue. We also lost a life member and stalwart of the club Henry Roberts. Henry was a former treasurer and was particularly instrumental in ensuring that the club is in the strong financial position it is in today. Ted Hutton and Don Harkness, two club stalwarts of many years standing also departed during the year while Claudio Iacono a member of a number of bands in the club sadly went back to Italy, where he died after being diagnosed with Cancer. Shirley Smith, who at times stood in and did our Radio Programme and was always the first to put her hand up to MC and venue manage at our festivals was also a sad departure. We will be having an ‘Absent Friends’ concert as a tribute to these fine folkies. 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 programme - well it speaks for itself once again, but a couple of things are worthy of mention. This year the themed instrument is the ukelele, and once again we have a large contingent of overseas artists which truly puts the festival on the global map. The Green Music Train just keeps expanding and this year the musicians will be boarding a second train at Waterfall on Sunday. Over 800 people in 8 carriages spread over four trains and two days and each representing a different genre of music are expected to reach our festival in this very green way. It also helps with alleviating some of our parking problems and we are particularly appreciative of support we are given by NSW Trains and in particular by Thirroul Station Master, Michael Keelan. We would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters whose names and logos appear on all our promotion material and programmes. Without them we would be struggling to present the quality artistic event that is the Illawarra Folk Festival. Wollongong Council has also been a great and active supporter so it’s thanks to them. 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’. Also Neil Rowsell, our project manager who has managed to keep our diverse mob of organisers focused and enthusiastic. As I said this is our 33rd festival. Over the years many things have changed but two things haven’t the diversity and the quality and the fact that there is something for everyone. 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 2019

Russell Hannah OAM (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, Aboriginal Elder

2018 Celebration!

Set in the spectacular northern Illawarra Escarpment in Bulli Showground the festival has 11 onsite venues and is a family friendly village. With superb music from 142 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 2017) SAVE $70

$150

SEASON PASS Adult (after 13 Jan 2018)

$220

Advance SEASON PASS (by 13 Jan 2018) 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)

$150 $30 $85

FRIDAY FULL DAY Adult

$95

SATURDAY FULL DAY Adult

$85

SUNDAY FULL DAY Adult SAT or SUN Day Youth (12 – 17yrs) with paying parent

$40 $55

FRIDAY EVENING (from 6pm) SATURDAY EVENING (from 6pm) FRI / SAT Evening Youth (12-17yrs) with paying parent

18–21 January 2018

$60 $25

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MESSAGES Premier of New South Wales

Lord Mayor, City of Wollongong

I warmly extend my best wishes to the organisers of the Illawarra Folk Festival. Over the past 33 years, the festival has cemented its position as one the nation's premier celebrations of folk music and performance. The Illawarra Folk Festival continues to attract local, interstate and international visitors with its outstanding program and atmosphere. The IFF is a wonderful showcase of the Illawarra's beautiful scenery, local arts and hospitality. Every year the festival brings together some Australia's most talented folk musicians, artists and poets. As crowds gather in Bulli this summer, I wish everyone attending the 33rd Illawarra Folk Festival an enjoyable, safe and fun occasion. Gladys Berejiklian MP Premier

The Illawarra Folk Festival, currently in its 33rd year is one of our annual cultural events that bring people together and celebrates music for all ages.

many exciting newcomers.

The Illawarra region is diverse in its people, activities and culture. The Illawarra Folk Festival is a diverse and culturally enriching festival – now celebrating its 33rd year. This year’s festival features some of the all-time favourite performers from the last 32 years, along with

Past festival favourites Eric Bogle and The Go Set head a stellar Australian lineup, along with Tamworth Country Music Festival Golden Guitar winner Darren Coggan, who now calls the Illawarra home. Irish songstress Eleanor McEvoy, US country music star Kevin Welch, Irish band Breaking Trad, Canadians The Small Glories and The Beez are among the international acts from nine countries.

The Green Music Train is back offering a fantastic transport alternative over the weekend. Leave the car at home and let the festival start when you get on the train! On behalf of Wollongong City Council, it is with great pleasure that we are supporting the 33rd Illawarra Folk Festival. I wish everyone an enjoyable 4 days in Wollongong and hope that you all enjoy everything on offer.

This is certainly a key signature event in our local tourism calendar and Wollongong City Council is very proud to be supporting this event. Cr Gordon Bradbery OAM Wollongong City Lord Mayor

Project & Operations Director Hi everyone, Welcome to another Illawarra Folk Festival – the 33rd edition. Again, our programming committee has put together a great line-up of entertainment for our enjoyment. We’re proud 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. 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 at this festival. Let me extend a huge thank you to all our volunteers. 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 also 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. The 2017 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. They are all very passionate about our festival, and they deserve an enormous amount of praise and appreciation. Let’s all enjoy the festival, and hope that we are blessed with good weather throughout.. Neil Rowsell Operations and Project Director (Honorary), Illawarra Folk Festival

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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 throughout the year, so thanks to a core of 40+ devoted volunteers organisers. This team then swells to 380 plus volunteers during the festival. Special mention is required to our incredibly hard working Steering Committee of Neil Rowsell, Rod & Judy Cork, Bruce & Robyn Jackson, Graeme Morrison, Peter Davis and the inimitable Russell Hannah. Thanks also to these amazing people who have made my festival organising life easier – Rod Cork (site setup management), Anne Proudlove (artist’s liaison), Gail Norris (Facebook), Lana Patrin (website), Suzi Wakefield (artists accommodation), Nick Hartegerink (media), Ann Lehmann (Folk School), Lilli Pang (youth), Stephen O’Keeffe (production), Kevin Donegan (artists tents), Shane Moon (festival shop/ merchandise), Graeme Morrison (programming/CD compilation), Claire Roberts (raffle), Annie Cantle (sponsorship) and Robyn & Bruce Jackson (ticketing). With a large financial loss last festival, the festival has been scaled back but there are still over 450 individual performances by 142 acts from all over the world, Australian and the Illawarra region. I’m proud that we continue to support youth folk with the return of the Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra, Youth Traditions Awards, Folk School and the Youth concerts. It’s great they are getting a grounding and exposure to folk music. Please take note also the shout out (later in this program book) for new talent to help with the survival of the Illawarra Folk Festival. I hope you will enjoy our 33rd outing. David De Santi Artistic Director and Minister for Many Other Things


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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.

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 Next to the Festival Office is the registration area for any amount paid, to refuse admission to, or eject, artists, volunteers, sponsors and media. You may park any person whose conduct the IFC, their agents, your car temporarily near the office while you get your employees or contractors deems to be disorderly, who wristband but then you must park your vehicle in the To the extent permitted by law, the Illawarra Folk Club uses vulgar or abusive language or who otherwise designated parking areas inside the showground. Inc. (IFC) shall not have any liability to you beyond the fails to comply with any IFC directions concerning the The camping office is also located in the Festival face value of the ticket purchased, plus any relevant management of the IFF. The IFF is a licensed venue. Office. There is a separate waiting lane for caravans per ticket service charge. The IFC shall not be liable In accordance with liquor licensing law, intoxicated and motorhomes while you book your camping site. for any loss of enjoyment or wasted expenditure. IFC persons are not allowed to remain on licensed accepts no responsibility for any personal property premises and will be asked to leave. No alcohol is loss, damage or breakage howsoever occasioned. 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 • Wednesday 9am-8pm event without refund or compensation. All persons The IFC is the promoter of this recreational event, attending the IFF must hold a valid ticket and display • Thursday 11am-10.30pm the Illawarra Folk Festival (IFF). It utilises existing a valid wristband. The applicable law is that of New • Friday 7.30am-11pm grounds, buildings, stalls, kennels, roadways South Wales. • Saturday 7.30am-11pm and pathways, owned or leased from various • Sunday 7.30am-4pm organisations. It does so on a “as is basis” and subject to existing faults (if any), the current condition and state of repair, of the grounds, buildings, stalls, The festival shop is located in the Slacky Flat Bar kennels, roadways and pathways, so that to the extent (Betting Ring) area, under the grandstand. Artist’s and • Your festival wristband must be worn at all times. permitted by law, IFC disclaims all liability for any festival merchandise such as souvenirs, recordings, All children must also have a wristband as well. injuries or death sustained, however caused, during festival T-shirts, cookbooks, clothing and publications • Sound/video recordings are not permitted without the running of the IFF. The IFC has tried to make the are available. the prior written consent from the Artistic Director. 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 You may leave messages at the Festival Office, Artistic Director. for assistance or directions to a first aid room or however the festival cannot take responsibility for contact an emergency service. • No pets allowed on the site, except registered messages being received. 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. Festival info line: 1300 887 034 By purchasing a ticket, or receiving a ticket as a For local tourist information, call the Wollongong performer, or as our guest, you acknowledge and Visitors Centre, 1800 240 737. accept these terms and conditions in your personal capacity and on behalf of any other member of a The following information is applicable to all persons attending the Illawarra Folk Festival.

Limitation of liability

Festival Office opening times

Injury at events

Conditions of Entry

Festival Shop

Messages

Visitor Information

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Camping Rules & Information

There is limited camping available on site. Access to the camping grounds is from 8am Thursday 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. • 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.

Festival Bars Slacky Flat Bar

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.

Late-Night Partying 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.

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 JETGO (from Wollongong Regional Airport) 1300 328 000

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 2018. Bring and use your refillable water bottle or get one from the Festival Shop.

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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. 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.

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.

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)

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 2018 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 Diageo/ Guinness sponsorship, the festival has supported over 55 organisations including the headspace Wollongong, the Waniora Public School, Bulli Mens Shed, 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 nine years in Bulli, through its charity bush dances, festival opening concerts and donations, the festival has given more than $45,000 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 Need a Feed and Bulli Surf Life Saving Club.

Need a Feed The vision at Need a Feed is to not only feed hundreds, but millions of families in times of need throughout Australia. Need a Feed supports local families in times of need in a variety of ways, from providing food to personal care items and school supplies. As well as emergency food relief service, they hold events throughout the year, supplying food to hundreds of

people on any one day via a ‘host’ organisation. They have been able to rescue food that would have otherwise gone to landfill, and pass it on to. various neighbourhood centres and organisations for their community lunches.The organisation came about with the vision of Shaz Harrison-Shaw, who was herself struggling to put food on the table. She has since made it her mission to support families in the same position as she was. To date Need a Feed has supported more than 7,500 families and distributed more than 55 tonnes of food! www.needafeed.org

Bulli Surf Life Saving Club The Bulli Life Saving Club has been protecting beachgoers for over 104 years. They are steeped in tradition, mate-ship and memories that last a lifetime and have a ‘no lives lost’ record due to the diligence of the members patrolling Bulli Beach. They continue to provide a voluntary role in protecting the community along Bulli Beach. They welcome any new members to their family orientated club. BLSC have proudly held the title of Illawarra Surf Life Saving Club of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2017. www.bullisurfclub.com.au

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2018 SOUVENIRS Available from the festival shop in the Slacky Flat Bar from Thursday evening

TEA TOWELL $5

STUBBY HOLDER $10

2018 IFF CD $10 2018 T-SHIRT $25

GUITAR PICKS $1

SATCHEL $20

FEDORA HAT $20

COWBOY HAT $20

WATER BOTTLE $10

Enter our

Guessing Competition Drawn at Slacky Flat Bar, Bulli Showground, 8.15pm Sunday, 21 January 2018 1 ticket for $2 | 3 tickets for $5 | 10 tickets for $10 1st HANDMADE VIOLIN value $3500 from ROLAND STEFEN 2nd, 3rd Ukulele Packs value $438 each PIPER’S WOLLONGONG MUSIC CENTRE 4th 2019 ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL (17-20 January 2019) 2 x Season Passes 5th COBARGO FOLK FESTIVAL (2-4 March 2018) 2 x Season Passes 6th Collection of Festival & Artists’ CDs 7th 1 HOUR HARLEY RIDE for 2 from JUST CRUISIN 8th FOLK BY THE SEA, KIAMA (23-25 Sept. 2018) 2 x 2 Day Passes


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§§ Allowing BYO reusable water bottles and coffee cups. §§ Saying no to plastic bags and single use water bottles

Our aim is to send no waste to landfill. A big task requiring 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 identified by the bin lid colour and signage.

Bar cups go in the Green bins

Compostable Bags For your use our Green T shirted Folk are supplying compostable bags made from corn for your food scraps and organic matter during the festival. These can go in the green bins. Please handle these carefully as they are not as strong as ordinary bags. You can also wrap food scraps etc in paper for disposal or simply tip them unwrapped into the bins. DO NOT PUT ANY PLASTIC BAGS OR PLASTIC LIDS ETC IN THE GREEN BINS. Thank you from the Green Folk and have a great festival!

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We Need You

to make the Illawarra Folk Festival beat on!

The Illawarra Folk Festival is in its 33rd year... It's a community based (non-profit) and organised effort arranged by the Illawarra Folk Club. Our festival is loved in so many ways by artists, patrons and volunteers. It takes a huge amount of volunteer effort to make it happen. During the course of the year over 30 team leaders dedicate many hours to coordinate and manage their tasks. These people are at the heart of our volunteer community. But for the festival to continue there needs to be new people to become Team Leaders. So if you think the following might suit you then please let us know: � Helping present a world renowned music and spoken word event � Supporting folk music in Australia � Learning and developing event management skills � Making new friends � Creating memories of good times As a core Team Leader volunteer you would be committing to: � Attending Organising Committee Meetings (monthly from July) � Getting involved in pre festival planning, decisions and direction of the festival � Managing a team of volunteers (including rostering, training, supervising and evaluating) � Supporting your volunteers during the festival � Providing post festival reporting and wrap up comments and suggestions. If you want the heart of the Illawarra Folk Festival to beat on, then please let us know! Send an email to info@illawarrafolkclub.org.au


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2018 FESTIVAL FEATURES

Honey and Knives

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 third run of the Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra. Rehearsals from Wednesday with the final performance 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 UKULELE 2018 Theme Instrument

2018 is the year of the ukulele at the Illawarra Folk Festival! Here’s a a brief history of the humble ukulele (from: https://ukuguides.com/information/ very-brief-history-of-the-ukulele). By the 18th Century, Europe already had a long history with stringed, fretted instruments. Larger instruments such as guitars and lutes had developed smaller cousins to benefit seafaring musicians. In Portugal the guitar had shrunk down to became a machete (machete de braga), retaining the figure of 8 shape despite the size making it redundant. In 1879 the Ravenscrag set off for Hawaii with four Portuguese cabinet makers on board. The market for large, ornate Portguese furniture amongst Hawaii’s largely poor and agrarian population presumably not being large enough to support them all, the four started to make instruments. The one

that took hold was the machete in a new form - the ukulele. It became a big hit with the Hawaiian Royal Family and Hawaiians in general, that it became firmly established as their instrument by the start of the 20th Century. After the US’s annexation of Hawaii, the new owners were keen to sell it on to mainland America as a dream tropical island. Their big push was the Panama Pacific international Exposition in 1915. Their show included plenty of ukulele music and featured the ukuleles of Jonnah Kumalae. It sparked the original ukulele boom in the 1920’s among people dreaming of a mythical island getaway. Inevitably, the ukulele started to move away from purely a Hawaiian novelty and became such a part of music making that by the start of the 1930’s most piano scores featured ukulele chord diagrams. Thanks to Ukulele Ike, the uke’s image turned almost 180 degrees to become associated with smoky bars, trilbies and jazzy songs. When Wall Street collapsed in 1928 the economy and the uke’s popularity in the US took a big dive. The booming consumer economy of 1950’s US, saw mass produced plastic goods flooding shops. The ukulele was a prime instrument for mass selling to kids and jazz guitar manufacturer - Maccaferri - jumped on the opportunity with their ranges of plastic ukes. This was bolstered by the use of the ukulele by huge TV star Arthur Godfrey and the second ukulele boom came into being. The rather less aspirational figure of Tiny Tim was the soundtrack to the uke’s crashing popularity in the 1960’s and 1970’s. For most of the 1990’s, the alternative music scene was dominated by traditional guitar bands and, as a reaction to this, the first decade of the 2000’s saw a growing acoustic alternative scene start to emerge, using more eclectic sounds and more unusual instrumentation. The ukulele found its place in this sound with bands like ‘The Magnetic Fields’. Two huge trends that helped bring the ukulele back to popularity, were the proliferation of the internet and the huge increase in imports from China and the East. The internet has put ukulele music in front of people and has created a groundswell growth of people being inspired to pick up the instrument by others like themselves who are just playing for their own enjoyment. You’ll see the ukulele in a number of acts at the festival! Here are some of the special events.

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Ukulele Group Concerts

FRI 12:30pm–1:30pm Grandstand Bar - mUKEas FRI 5:30pm–6:30pm Grandstand Bar Swingaleles

Ukulele Workshops

WED 10:00am–11:00am Folk School New Hall - Swingaleles FRI 4:00pm–5:00pm Grandstand Bar – Nick Rheinberger

I Got A Ukulele Feature Concert

A fast moving concert hosted by Nick Rheinberger and featuring (in order) mUKEas, Eric Bogle and band, Shalani Thomas, Glover & Sorrensen, Swingaleles, Cass Eager, Russell Churcher, Cranky Franky, The Raglins and the Nick Rheinberger Band

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: John Broomhall, Little Foot, George Mann, Kevin Welch, Honey & Knives, Cj Shaw and Scott Cook and the Second Chances

THU 6.30pm Restaurant (music starts at 8:00pm)

Welcome to Country

Held at the Thursday Night concert, the welcome to Dharawal country has been performed since the Festival moved 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. THU 7.30pm Slacky Flat Bar

The Great GutBusting Tripe Dinner & Concert

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.

This workshop is a collection of songs and poems about horses – the friends and work companions of man over the ages. Some are collected, some are written by John and Robin from The Ten Quid Poms in the last few years. FRI 11:00am–12:00pm Grandstand Bar

Undaunted Aussie The Shed For Kids Sheilas The festival has always prided itself on its cultural children’s entertainment. There will be 21 sessions of music, dancing, storytelling, puppets, circus fun instrument making and fun. FRI 9:30am–3:00pm 7 Sessions SAT 9:30am–4pm 8 Sessions SUN 9:30am–2pm 6 Sessions

Youth Traditions Awards (and Cash Thursday Charity Day Prizes!) 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 2018 charities are Need a Feed and Bulli Surf Life Saving Club.

Celebrate The Horses

The 2018 Illawarra Folk Festival will the feature the fifth 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. Thanks to our sponsors: Bulli Medical Practice, Judith Stubbs & Associates and Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club 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 See the website to enter or the MC on the day for a spot. FRI 3:30pm The Shed Round 1 SAT 5:30pm The Shed Round 2

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Margaret Walters has a traditional unaccompanied singing style, featuring “Undaunted Aussie Sheilas” as well as British and American folk songs and ballads. FRI 12:30pm–1:15pm - Miner’s Camp

Music for a Warming World

Fabulous musicianship, stunning visuals, Music for a Warming World is a unique eco-meditation on our world, a journey from loss-hope that is moving audiences across Australia. Featuring Simon Kerr (guitars/vocals), Kylie Morrigan (violin/ vocals), Scott Lewis (keys/vocals) and Christine Parker (laptop/visuals). FRI 6:30pm–7:30pm Show Pavilion SAT 8:45pm–9:45pm Show Pavilion SUN 10:00am–11:00am Show Pavilion

Irish Famine – A Story in Music

1845 and lasting for six years, the potato famine killed over a million men, women children in Ireland and caused another million to flee. The British sent almost 4,000 vessels carrying food from Ireland to England during 1847, when 400,000 Irish men, women and children died of starvation. FR 7:00pm–8:00pm The Chapel SAT 10:15pm–11:15pm Show Pavilion

Absent Friends Tribute Concert

This year we lost a life member and stalwart of the Illawarra Folk Club Henry Roberts. Henry was a former treasurer and was particularly instrumental in ensuring that the club is in the strong financial position it is in today. Ted Hutton and Don Harkness, two more Illawarra Folk Club stalwarts of many years standing also departed during the year while Claudio Iacono a member of a number of local bands in the Club sadly went back to Italy, where he died after being diagnosed with cancer. In this concert we pay tribute to them. Shirley Smith, who at times stood in and did our Radio Programme and was always the first to put her hand up to MC and venue manage at our festivals was also a sad departure. FRI 7:00pm-11:00pm Black Diamond Marquee


Festival Theme Concert Start Your Own Revolution

Prior to the festival a song and tune writing competition was held with the theme Start Your Own Revolution. This phrase comes from a song by Billy Bragg – Waiting for the Great Leap Forward. This concert includes a number of festival artists (16) with their view on the theme: George Mann, Love In the Jungle, Little Foot, Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge, The Calamities, Santa Taranta, Cranky Franky, The Ten Quid Poms, Eric Bogle, Karen Law, Merry Widows, Music for a Warming World, Snez, Scott Cook, The Balkan Elvis, The Protesters SAT 9:30am–11:30am Slacky Flat Bar

The Mick Thomas Songbook

Justin Keenan from The Go Set joins NaNa and Driza from Handsome Young Strangers to pay homage to the man who brought them together - iconic Melbourne songwriter Mick Thomas. SAT 10:00am–10:45am Miner’s Camp

Youth at the Folkie

mickey out of anything pretentious. This includes Eric Bogle who, can make you Some of our nest local young musicians, songwriters and singers will showcase their talents. laugh and cry at the same time over a dead cat.  There are also another 10 artists who And-they are guaranteed to be all under 65 (they had to show their birth certicates). Come along and will prove their silliness with a song each - George Mann, Jane Germain Duo, The hear the next musical generation. Raglins, Cranky Franky, John Tubridy, Ella FRI 5:30pm–10pm The Shed Belfanti, Eleanor McEvoy, Russell Churcher, with Claire Doherty, Fergus Bailey, James & Peter Willey and The Beez Jackson, Shalani Thomas, Ella Belfanti, The SUN 9:30am–11:15pm Slacky Flat Bar Bowhemians SAT 6:30–10pm The Shed with Dear Violet, The Grenadiers, Tim Lukey, Zingara, Josh C. Music, Paddy & The Wonderband 


Shanties Galore

Shanties are the still flavour of the month. Get along to a session to singalong with The (Redfern) Shanty Club! THU 10:30pm–11:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 9:30pm–10:30pm Grandstand Bar

SAT 5:24pm–5:42pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 10:30pm–11:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 4:00pm–4:45pm Grandstand Bar

Ha!, Ha! & Ha!

There are 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

Boat Songs

Songs about people arriving to Australia is very topical… A huge cast of performers will provide a song each on the topic: Merry Widows, John Nichols & Wolfgang Kloger, The Raglins, Josh C.Music, Margaret Walters, Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge, Love In the Jungle, Roger Gordon Fyfe, Shalani Thomas, John Tubridy, Santa Taranta, John Broomhall, George Mann, Balkan Elvis, The Shanty Club SAT 4:00pm–5:45pm Show Pavilion

Australian Made – Australian Played

In this workshop John and Robin from The Ten Quid Poms present a cross section of folk songs written by themselves and a number of other Australian based revivalists over the last 45 years. Some you’ve heard before, quite a few you probably haven’t. Songs of love, ballads, protest songs, Political songs, Union songs, work songs, they are all found in this unique collection. SAT 1:00pm–2:00pm Grandstand Bar

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 21 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 1:30–2:45pm Show Pavilion
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PARTICIPATE

Ken Field Hoot Band

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. Conducted by Emma Nixon with assistance from Alexa Sheppard and David De Santi.

WED 12:00pm–1:00pm Folk School New Hall THU 9:00am–10:00am Folk School New Hall FRI 11:00am–12:15pm Tivoli On Track SAT 9:30am–10:45am Nag’s Lounge SUN 9:00am–10:00am Global Green SUN 11:45am–12:45pm Black Diamond Marquee (Final Performance)

Blackboard Concerts

Grandstand Bar Sessions

The John and Dale Dengate Mug for Parody

The festival programs a number of ‘hosted’ sessions but keep an eye out as sessions can happen This is the fourth John and Dale Dengate Mug. The late anywhere, anytime. But please keep all sessions John Dengate was one of the finest exponents of parody indoors after 10pm. These hosted sessions are in in the country– so much so, that often when folks heard the Grandstand Bar, see grid for presenters. 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, Erika Steller and Fiona Davis host the morning or performance of one, at the concert. John’s wife Dale yoga. Start the day with a sense of fun, joy and who will be there to judge and present it. The best part lightness. however is the winner will be presented with a replica FRI 9:30am–10:30am Tivoli On Track which can be refilled by our friendly bar staff for free for SAT 8:30am–9:30am Tivoli On Track the rest of the festival. It doesn’t have to be a song, it can SUN 9:00am–9:50am Tivoli On Track 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’. 

Morning Yoga

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 Fancy yourself as a performer? See the MC for a for all and everyone gets a go. Our Festival Poets, chance to perform a 30 minute spot at the Figgy Peter Mace, Brian Bell, Robin Sykes, Arch Bishop Folk Session Blackboard. The venue is located at and Russell Hannah (if he’s awake) will of course lead it. Breakfast is available from the Fiddlers Café the southern end of the Dog Kennels. in the Pavilion. FRI 2:00pm–4:30pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 8:30am–10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets SAT 4:30pm–6:15pm Nag’s Lounge Breakfast) SUN 2:30pm–3:30pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 8:00am–10:00am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)

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SAT 11:30am Show Pavilion

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 11:15am Grandstand Bar


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 10:30am–11:30am Grandstand Bar

THU 12:00pm–2:00pm Folk School New Hall (New Orleans Second Line Band) THU 9:00pm–10:00pm Global Green (Hoot Jam) FRI 2:15pm–3:15pm Tivoli On Track (Honk Jam) SAT 11:45am–12:45pm Grandstand Bar (Honk Jam) SAT 6:00pm–6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar (Parade– Main Marquee) SUN 10:00am–11:00am Grandstand Bar SUN 6:30pm–6:40pm Parade to Finale in Black Diamond Marquee SUN 7:50pm–8:05pm Parade from Black Diamond Marquee to Slacky Flat Bar

Choir One Minute Wonders Festival Join the Festival Choir and perform at the Festival Blue the Shearer Tribute

On February 3rd this year the Illawarra Folk Club and Festival lost one of its best, Blue the Shearer (aka Col Wilson). Do we have to say anything about Blue. Like Banjo Paterson, Henry, Adam Lindsay, and Henry Kendall his poems will outlive him. Every week he sent the ABC ratings soaring by reciting his weekly verse on air. He was the scourge of politicians whom he dissected with merciless satire, he commented upon the foibles of our lifestyle and no subject was too trivial to escape the cutting edge of the incisive Blue mind. From fitted sheets to chainsaw massacres, from grandkids to macho men, Blue was in there, making sure that these important things in our lives were never swept under the carpet. Best of all Blue has been down in the Illawarra so often that he regarded himself as a local. He is also the official ‘pote’ of the Tripe Eaters. Here’s Blue in a contemplative mood with his famous hat. And what did the PHDH stand for – well you had to ask him and the answer was always the same, no matter who you were– “POET’S HAT, DICK HEAD” The Sunday Morning Poets Breakfast will be our memorial to Blue and Festival Poets will pay their tribute.

SUN 8:00am–9:30am Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute)

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

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 fancy– Just keep it under a minute. Sat 1:15am Miners Camp

Tivoli on Track Dancing

Get your dancing shoes on for these events!

FRI 3:45–5pm Bush Dance Chord–eaux FRI 7:00–8:00pm Scottish Ceilidh with Black Bear Duo FRI 8:30–9:30pm Cajun Time with Lagoon Hill Zydeco SAT 6:15–7:15pm Cajun Time with Lagoon Hill Zydeco SAT 8:00–9:00pm Scottish Ceilidh with Black Bear Duo SUN 4:15–5:30pm Bush Dance with No Such Thing

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.

Finale on Sunday evening! The plan is to sing a couple of songs as a choir and to join some of the feature singers in chorusing. The Festival Choir will be led by Lotte Latukefu. THU 6:15pm–7:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 12:45pm–2:00pm Tivoli On Track SAT 11:00am–12:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 3:00pm–4:00pm Tivoli On Track SUN 6:45pm Black Diamond Marquee (Finale)

Festival Parade

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. Attend Ken Field’s Hoot Jams to learn the tunes. SAT 6:00–6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 6:30pm–6:45pm Parade to Black Diamond Marquee

Festival Finale

On hand will be Nick Rheinberger – our own local ABC ukulele swinging singing MC. The Festival Choir returns led by Lotte Laukefu and the specially selected orchestra by David Rooney. Items include a sea shanty, ukuleles, Revolutionary songs and Time is a Tempest of course!

SUN 6:45pm–7:45pm Black Diamond Marquee

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YOUTH AT THE FOLKIE LEARN FOLK

Join us at our amazing 2 day Folk School! 17-18 January 2018

PLAY AT THE AWARDS

Enter the Youth Traditions Awards and perform at the festival - great prizes and opportunities for winners! FRI 3:30pm - The Shed SAT 4:30pm - The Shed

JOIN OUR BIG BAND Be part of the Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra and play at the festival with new and old friends! WED 12–1pm Folk School New Hall THU 9–10am Folk School New Hall FRI 11am–12:15pm Tivoli On Track SAT 9:30am–10:45am Nag’s Lounge SUN 9–10am Global Green SUN 11:45am–12:45pm Black Diamond Marquee (Final Performance)

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21-23 September 2018

Artist Applications Close 30 March 2018


HITCH-HIKER’S GUIDE 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 11 venues to choose from. You can either decide who you want to see and when or just take pot luck. Having a highlighter pen

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. www.illawarrafolkclub.org.au www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

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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 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 and Miners Camp. 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.


LIFT OUT

Program

ALBION FAIR MORRIS

SAT 10:45am-11:15am Tivoli On Track SAT 4pm-4:30pm Tivoli On Track

ALEX SRECKOVIC

SAT 11am-11:45am Miner’s Camp

ATIF AND SAKO

SAT 6:30pm-7:15pm Restaurant

AZ-I-AM

SAT 2pm-2:45pm Miner’s Camp SUN 3:45pm-4:30pm Nag’s Lounge

THE BALKAN ELVIS

THU 1pm-2pm Folk School Old Hall (Songwriting and Stagecraft) THU 9pm-9:45pm Tivoli On Track FRI 10pm-11pm Global Green SAT 10:54am-11am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 5:18pm-5:24pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 8pm-9pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 2:30pm-3:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

BAZ COOPER

SAT 8:30pm-9:30pm Grandstand Bar (The Craic Session) SUN 3pm-4pm The Chapel

SAT 10am-10:30am Tivoli On Track SAT 1pm-1:30pm The Shed SAT 3:15pm-3:45pm Tivoli On Track

DRIZA, NANA AND KEENO

THU 4pm-6pm Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea) FRI 8:30am-10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 8am-10am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 2:15pm-3:15pm Grandstand Bar (One Minute Wonders) SUN 8am-9:30am Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute) SUN 11:15am-12pm Grandstand Bar (Limericks) SUN 2:45pm-4pm Grandstand Bar (Sunday Poetry Delight)

SAT 3pm-3:45pm Roving Performers SAT 6pm-6:45pm Roving Performers SUN 1pm-1:45pm Roving Performers SUN 3pm-3:45pm Roving Performers

FRI 9:30pm-10:30pm The Chapel SAT 3:45pm-4:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 3:45pm-4:45pm Global Green

BRIAN BELL

BUSH MUSIC CLUB

FRI 1:45pm-2:45pm Grandstand Bar SAT 7:15pm-8:15pm Grandstand Bar

BUSH MUSIC CLUB SAPLING SESSIONS

WED 2pm-3pm Folk School Chill Room (Getting the most out of your Accordion) THU 8pm-8:40pm Grandstand Bar (Accordion and String Society) FRI 6:30pm-7:15pm Miner’s Camp SAT 7:30pm-8:15pm Nag’s Lounge

FRI 12pm-12:45pm The Shed (Saplings Session) SAT 11:45am-12:45pm The Shed (Saplings Session) SUN 11:30am-12:15pm Nag’s Lounge (Saplings Session)

FRI 8pm-8:45pm Restaurant SAT 9:45pm-10:45pm Tivoli On Track

FRI 11:45pm-12:45am Restaurant (Club Mondo) SAT 9am-10am Music Train Carriage 2 SAT 11:45am-12:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 10:15am-11am Global Green

BEATMEISTERS THE BEEZ

THU 10pm-10:45pm Tivoli On Track FRI 4pm-5pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 12:45pm-1:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 10:54am-11:12am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 5:15pm-6pm The Chapel

BIG ERLE

FRI 3:45pm-4:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 4:45pm-5:30pm Nag’s Lounge

BLACK BEAR DUO

THU 8:50pm-9:30pm Grandstand Bar (Accordion and String Society) FRI 7-8pm Tivoli On Track (Scottish Ceili) SAT 8-9:15pm Tivoli On Track (Scottish Ceili) SUN 3:30pm-4:15pm Miner’s Camp

BLACK JOAK MORRIS

SAT 1:45pm-2:15pm Tivoli On Track SAT 4:45pm-5:15pm Tivoli On Track SUN 11:30am-12pm Tivoli On Track SUN 2:10pm-2:40pm Tivoli On Track

BLACKBOARD CONCERT

FRI 2pm-4:30pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 4:30pm-6:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:30pm-3:30pm Nag’s Lounge

THE BOWHEMIANS

FRI 9:15pm-10pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

BREAKING TRAD

FRI 8:30pm-9:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 5pm-6pm Slacky Flat Bar

THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE

THE CALAMITIES

SAT 9:54am-10am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 4:30pm-5:15pm Restaurant

THE CAPRICORNIA PROJECT FRI 4pm-4:45pm Global Green

CAREFREE ROAD BAND

FRI 3pm-4:30pm Show Pavilion (Peter Paul and Mary Show) SAT 10am-10:45am The Chapel (Peter Paul and Mary Show) SAT 4:54pm-5pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 10:04am-10:10am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 4:10pm-4:17pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

CASS EAGER

FRI 6:30pm-7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 4:45pm-5:45pm The Chapel SUN 11:15am-12pm Global Green SUN 4:17pm-4:27pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

CHORD-EAUX

FRI 3:45pm-5pm Tivoli On Track (Bush Dance) SAT 12:30pm-1:15pm Nag’s Lounge

CINNAMON TWIST BELLY DANCE WED 2pm-3pm Folk School New Hall (Turkish Folk Dance in 9/8)

CIRCUS WOW

CJ SHAW

THU 9:45pm-10pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 12:30pm-1:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9:45pm-10:30pm Nag’s Lounge

CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR

FRI 4:15pm-5:15pm The Chapel (Session) SAT 6:30pm-7:15pm Global Green, SUN 12:45pm-1:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

CLAIRE DOHERTY

FRI 5pm-5:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

COMBINED UNION CHOIRS

SUN 1:30pm-2:45pm Show Pavilion

THE CON ARTISTS

THU 5pm-6pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 10am-11am The Chapel

CRANKY FRANKY

FRI 8:45pm-9:30pm Miner’s Camp SAT 10:06am-10:12am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 1:30pm-2:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 9:58am-10:04am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 4:37pm-4:47pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Curious Rendition Orchestra THU 4pm-4:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

DAN WALSH

FRI 5pm-5:45pm Global Green SAT 6pm-6:45pm Show Pavilion SUN 9:30am-10:15am Nag’s Lounge

DARREN COGGAN

THU 8:45pm-9:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

DEAR VIOLET

SAT 5:30pm-6pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie) SUN 4:25pm-4:35pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

DEN HANRAHAN & THE RUM RUNNERS

FRI 5:30pm-6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 9:30pm-10:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 2pm-2:45pm The Chapel

DEVIL ON THE ROOFTOP

THU 4pm-5pm Folk School Old Hall (Write a Fiddle Tune) FRI 5pm-6pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 3:30pm-4:30pm The Chapel, SUN 11:30am-12:15pm Miner’s Camp

DOM

THU 3pm-4pm Folk School Old Hall (Django and Gypsy Music) FRI 6pm-6:45pm Restaurant SAT 2:30pm-3:15pm Nag’s Lounge

SAT 10am-10:45am Miner’s Camp (Songs of Mick Thomas)

EDGELARKS (UK)

EGYPSY

FRI 9:45pm-10:30pm Miner’s Camp

ELEANOR MCEVOY

FRI 8:15pm-9:15pm The Chapel SAT 4pm-5pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 10:36am-10:42am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 11:30am-12:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

ELLA BELFANTI

THU 10am-11am Folk School Old Hall (Singing Techniques for Beginners) FRI 8:15pm-9pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie) SAT 6:30pm-7:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 10:10am-10:16am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)

EMMA NIXON

WED 10am-11am Folk School Chill Room (Beginner FIddle) WED 2pm-3pm Folk School Old Hall (Scottish Fiddle) THU 11am-12pm Folk School Chill Room (Scales for Folkies) THU 1pm-2pm Folk School Chill Room (Scottish Fiddle)

ERIC BOGLE

FRI 7pm-8pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 10:18am-10:24am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 7pm-8pm The Chapel SUN 10:16am-10:36am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 3:25pm-3:35pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele) SUN 5:15pm-6:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

ERIKA STELLER AND FIONA DAVIS YOGA FRI 9:30am-10:30am Tivoli On Track SAT 8:30am-9:30am Tivoli On Track SUN 9am-9:50am Tivoli On Track

FAITH I BRANKO

THU 7pm-7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 5pm-6pm Show Pavilion SAT 10:30pm-11:15pm Restaurant (Club Mediterraneo) SUN 10:30am-11:15am Black Diamond Marquee

FERGUS BAILEY AND THE TEETH

FRI 5:45pm-6:15pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

FESTIVAL CHOIR

THU 6:15pm-7:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 12:45pm-2pm Tivoli On Track SAT 11am-12:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 3pm-4pm Tivoli On Track SUN 6:50pm-7:50pm Black Diamond Marquee (Parade-Finale)


FOLKAPHONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA

WED 12pm-1pm Folk School New Hall THU 9am-10am Folk School New Hall FRI 11am-12:15pm Tivoli On Track SAT 9:30am-10:45am Nag’s Lounge SUN 9 -10am Global Green (Rehearsal) SUN 11:45am-12:45pm Black Diamond Marquee

FRANKE

FRI 11am-11:45am Nag’s Lounge SAT 3pm-3:45pm Miner’s Camp

GEORGE MANN

WED 11am-12pm Folk School New Hall (Folk Song Writing 1) THU 11am-12pm Folk School New Hall (Folk Songwriting 2) THU 8:40pm-8:55pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 11am-12pm Show Pavilion SAT 9:30am-9:36am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 2:30pm-3:15pm Global Green SAT 5:12pm-5:18pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 9:40am-9:46am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 5:45pm-06:30pm Nag’s Lounge

GLOVER & SORRENSEN

FRI 8:30pm-9:15pm Show Pavilion SAT 8:30pm-9:15pm Restaurant SUN 9:30am-9:40am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 3:45pm-3:55pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele) SUN 4:45pm-5:30pm Grandstand Bar (Gone-the Dogs)

THE GO SET

FRI 1pm-2pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 10pm-11pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 2:30pm-3:30pm Global Green

GOBSMACKED!

FRI 1pm-1:30pm The Shed, SAT 10:15am-10:45am The Shed SUN 11am-11:30am The Shed

GOLDEN WHISTLER

THU 10am-11am Folk School Chill Room (Clawhammer Banjo with Richard) THU 5pm-5:30pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 12pm-12:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 10am-11am Music Train Carriage 1 SAT 9pm-9:45pm Miner’s Camp

GOOD TUNES

FRI 9:30am-10:30am Grandstand Bar (Small Halls Concert) SAT 6pm-7pm Grandstand Bar SUN 1pm-2pm Grandstand Bar

THE GRENADIERS

WED 11am-12pm Folk School Old Hall (Playing with Rounds) THU 7:15pm-7:45pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 1:30pm-2:15pm Miner’s Camp SAT 6:15pm-6:45pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

GRESHKA

FRI 10:30pm-11:30pm Restaurant (Club Mondo) SAT 9:30pm-10:15pm Global Green SUN 9:30am-10:15am Black Diamond Marquee

The Groove

FRI 9:30am-10:15am Slacky Flat Bar

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HANDSOME YOUNG STRANGERS FRI 9:30pm-10:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 7:15pm-8:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 12pm-12:45pm The Chapel

HEART-HEART STORYTELLING

WED 3pm-4pm Folk School Old Hall (Community Story Telling) FRI 11:15am-11:45am The Shed SAT 1:45pm-2:15pm The Shed SUN 11:45am-12:15pm The Shed

HIMMERLAND

FRI 2:30pm-3:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 9:15pm-10:15pm The Chapel SUN 5pm-6pm Global Green

HONEY & KNIVES

THU 9am-10am Folk School Old Hall (Beginner Fiddle) THU 11am-12pm Folk School Old Hall (Harmony Singing) THU 9:25-9:40pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 10am-11am Black Diamond Marquee SAT 10:30pm-11:15pm Global Green SUN 10:30am-11:15am Miner’s Camp

THE HONEY DRIPPIN’ MUDSKIPPERS

FRI 6:15pm-7pm Global Green SAT 11pm-12am Slacky Flat Bar SUN 4:30pm-5:15pm Miner’s Camp

THE HUMPHREYS

FRI 7pm-7:45pm Restaurant SAT 4:30pm-5:15pm Global Green

INNES

FRI 7pm-7:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 12:30pm-1:15pm Global Green

IRISH FAMINE

FR 7pm-8pm The Chapel SAT 10:15pm-11:15pm Show Pavilion

JACKIE DEE

SUN 9:30am-10:15am Miner’s Camp

JAMES AND JACKSON

FRI 6:30pm-7pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

JANE GERMAIN DUO

FRI 8pm-8:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 9:30am-10:15am Global Green SUN 9:46am-9:52am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 2:30pm-3:15pm Miner’s Camp

JIMMY & SHAY

FRI 11:30am-12:15pm Miner’s Camp

JOHN BROOMHALL

THU 8-8:15pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 12:15pm-1:15pm Show Pavilion SAT 3:30pm-4:30pm Grandstand Bar SAT 5:06pm-5:12pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 2pm-2:45pm Grandstand Bar

JOHN NICHOLS & WOLFGANG KLOGER

SAT 4:06pm-4:12pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 7pm-7:45pm Miner’s Camp SUN 10am-11am Music Train Carriage 1

JOHN SPILLANE

WED 1pm-2pm Folk School New Hall (Bodhran (Irish Drum))

Josefina Paulson & Jonas Åkerlund

THU 3pm-4pm Folk School New Hall (Swedish Dance) THU 9:40pm-10:20pm Grandstand Bar (Accordion and String Society) FRI 11:30am-12:15pm Global Green SAT 9:30am-10:15am Grandstand Bar (Swedish Tunes)

SAT 1:15pm-2pm The Chapel SUN 12:30pm-1:15pm Miner’s Camp

Josh C. Music

SAT 4:18pm-4:24pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 8:45pm-9:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

KALALAYA DANCE GROUP

SAT 11:30am-12pm Tivoli On Track SAT 2:30pm-3pm Tivoli On Track

KAREN LAW AND FAMILY

FRI 5pm-5:45pm Restaurant SAT 10:24am-10:30am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 11:30am-12:15pm Global Green SUN 10am-10:45am The Chapel

KAY PROUDLOVE

FRI 7:15pm-8pm Global Green SAT 1:30pm-2:15pm Global Green

KEN FIELD’S HOOT BAND

THU 12pm-2pm Folk School New Hall (New Orleans Second Line Band) FRI 2:15pm-3:15pm Tivoli On Track (Honk Jam) SAT 11:45am-12:45pm Grandstand Bar (Honk Jam) SAT 6pm-6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar (Parade-Main Marquee) SUN 10am-11am Grandstand Bar SUN 6:30pm-6:40pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 7:50pm-8:05pm Black Diamond Marquee (Parade-Finale)

KENNY BARTLEY

LIZZIE FLYNN & THE RECKONING SAT 2:30pm-3:30pm Black Diamond Marquee (CD Launch You & The Open Sky) SUN 12:15pm-1pm Global Green

LOVE IN THE JUNGLE

THU 2pm-3pm Folk School New Hall (Live Performance Tips) SAT 9:36am-9:42am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 4:36pm-4:42pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 8:30pm-9:30pm Nag’s Lounge

MAGGIE CARTY & MÁIRTÍN STAUNTON

THU 10am-11am Folk School New Hall (Tin Whistle) THU 12pm-1pm Folk School Old Hall (Traditional Irish Singing) THU 8pm-8:30pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 1pm-1:45pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 8:15pm-9:15pm Grandstand Bar (Irish Session) SAT 10:30am-11:15am Global Green SUN 1:30pm-2:15pm Miner’s Camp

MARGARET WALTERS

THU 5:45pm-6:15pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 12:30pm-1:15pm Miner’s Camp (Undaunted Aussie Sheilas) SAT 2pm-2:45pm Show Pavilion SAT 4:24pm-4:30pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)

FRI 2:30pm-3pm The Shed SAT 3:15pm-3:45pm The Shed SUN 10:30am-11:15am Nag’s Lounge

MAURIE MULHERON AND PAT CRAIGIE

THU 9pm-9:15pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 1:15pm-2pm The Chapel (Guitar Central) SAT 1pm-2pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 5pm-6pm Slacky Flat Bar

MAYPOLE WITH MOLLY

KEVIN WELCH

KING AND QUEEN OF GREEN

FRI 7:30pm-8:15pm Roving Performers SAT 2pm-2:45pm Roving Performers, SAT 5pm-5:45pm Roving Performers, SUN 12pm-12:45pm Roving Performers, SUN 2pm-2:45pm Roving Performers

LAGOON HILL ZYDECO

THU 7:50pm-8:30pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 8:30pm-9:30pm Tivoli On Track SAT 9am-10am Music Train Carriage 1, SAT 6:15pm-7:15pm Tivoli On Track SUN 7:15pm-8pm Slacky Flat Bar

LANEY AND FRIENDS

SAT 5:30pm-6:15pm Restaurant

LILLI STORY

FRI 9:30am-10am The Shed SAT 11am-11:30am The Shed SUN 1:15pm-1:45pm The Shed

LISA LAZULI

FRI 6pm-6:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 1pm-1:45pm Show Pavilion

LITTLE FOOT

THU 8:20pm-8:35pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 11:30am-12:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9:42am-9:48am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 11am-11:45am The Chapel

LITTLE GLORY

FRI 10:30am-11:15am Miner’s Camp

LIZZIE BENNET

FRI 5:30pm-6:15pm Miner’s Camp

FRI 1:30pm-2:30pm Show Pavilion SUN 11am-11:45am The Chapel FRI 10:15am-11am The Shed SAT 9:30am-10am The Shed SUN 9:30am-10am The Shed

MERIDIAN

FRI 9pm-9:45pm Nag’s Lounge

MERRY WIDOWS

WED 4pm-5pm Folk School Old Hall (Songwriting) THU 8:45pm-9:45pm Global Green FRI 2:45pm-3:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 10:30am-10:36am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 1:45pm-2:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 4pm-4:06pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)

MICHAEL-JOHN AZZOPARDI

FRI 10:30am-11:15am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 3:30pm-4:15pm Nag’s Lounge

MUKEAS

FRI 12:30pm-1:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 3:10pm-3:25pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

MURMUR

FRI 5:30pm-6:30pm Tivoli On Track SAT 8pm-8:45pm Miner’s Camp

MUSIC FOR A WARMING WORLD FRI 6:30pm-7:30pm Show Pavilion SAT 10:36am-10:42am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 8:45pm-9:45pm Show Pavilion SUN 10am-11am Show Pavilion

NARANJARTE

FRI 1:45pm-2:15pm The Shed FRI 8pm-8:30pm Tivoli On Track SAT 2:30pm-3pm The Shed SAT 5:30pm-6pm Tivoli On Track SAT 10:45pm-11:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 10:15am-10:45am The Shed SUN 12:30pm-1pm The Shed


NICK CHARLES

FRI 2:15pm-3pm The Chapel (Guitar Central) SAT 10:30am-11:15am Black Diamond Marquee SUN 2:45pm-3:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

NICK RHEINBERGER

FRI 4pm-5pm Grandstand Bar (Ukulele One Workshop) FRI 10pm-11pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 5:30pm-6:15pm Global Green SUN 3pm-5:30pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele) host SUN 6:45pm-8pm Black Diamond Marquee (Finale MC)

NO SUCH THING

FRI 7pm-8pm Grandstand Bar SAT 4:45pm-5:45pm Grandstand Bar SUN 4:15pm-5:30pm Tivoli On Track (Farewell Bush Dance)

NOEL GARDNER & ALEX BRIDGE FRI 3:15pm-4pm The Chapel SAT 9:48am-9:54am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 4:30pm-4:36pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 6pm-6:45pm Miner’s Camp SUN 3pm-3:45pm The Shed

THE NORTHERN FOLK

THU 10pm-11pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 8:30pm-9:30pm Global Green SAT 6:30pm-7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 10am-11am Music Train Carriage 2 SUN 1:15pm-2pm Black Diamond Marquee

OI DIPNOI

THU 12pm-1pm Folk School Chill Room (Jaw Harp) THU 4pm-5pm Folk School New Hall (Sicilian Cane Flute) THU 8pm-8:45pm Tivoli On Track FRI 11:30am-12:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 8:30pm-9:15pm Global Green SUN 4:15pm-5pm The Chapel

PADDY & THE WONDERBAND

SAT 9:45pm-10:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

PADDY MCHUGH

FRI 2:30pm-3:15pm Miner’s Camp SAT 3:30pm-4:15pm Global Green SUN 4pm-4:45pm The Shed

PETER MACE

THU 4pm-6pm Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea) FRI 8:30am-10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 8am-10am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SUN 8am-9:30am Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute) SUN 11:15am-12pm Grandstand Bar (Limericks) SUN 2:45pm-4pm Grandstand Bar (Sunday Poetry Delight)

PETER WILLEY

FRI 8pm-8:30pm Show Pavilion SAT 6pm-6:45pm The Chapel SUN 10:48am-10:54am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)

THE PROTESTERS

SAT 11am-11:15am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 8:30pm-9:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 4pm-5pm Black Diamond Marquee

RAFFLE DRAW

SUN 8:15pm-8:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

THE RAGLINS

FRI 12:30pm-1:15pm Global Green SAT 12pm-12:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4:12pm-4:18pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 9:52am-9:58am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 1pm-1:45pm The Chapel SUN 4:47pm-4:57pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

RICHARD PERSO

THU 4pm-5pm Folk School Chill Room (Introduction-Didgeridoo) THU 6:15pm-6:45pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 12:15pm-1pm The Chapel (Guitar Central) SAT 7:30pm-8:15pm Restaurant

ROBYN SYKES

WED 10am-11am Folk School Old Hall (Writing Bush Poetry) THU 4pm-6pm Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea) FRI 8:30am-10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 8am-10am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SUN 8am-9:30am Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute) SUN 11:15am-12pm Grandstand Bar (Limericks) SUN 2:45pm-4pm Grandstand Bar (Sunday Poetry Delight)

ROGER GORDON FYFE

FRI 3pm-3:45pm Grandstand Bar SAT 4:42pm-4:48pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)

THE ROYAL HIGH JINX

FRI 8pm-9pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 7pm-8pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 1:15pm-2pm Global Green

RUSSELL HANNAH

THU 6:30pm-11pm Restaurant (Tripe Dinner and Concert Host FRI 10am-10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 9:30am-10am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 10:30am-11:30am Grandstand Bar (Woolly Yarns Host) SAT 11:30am-12:30pm Show Pavilion (John Dengate Parody Concert)

RUSTY & THE SAINT

FRI 5pm-5:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 9:30pm-10:15pm Restaurant SUN 10:42am-10:48am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 4:27pm-4:37pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

SANTA TARANTA

THU 3pm-4pm Folk School Chill Room (Italian Frame Drum) FRI 9:15pm-10:15pm Restaurant (Club Mondo) SAT 10am-10:06am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 2:45pm-3:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 5pm-5:06pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 12:30pm-1:15pm Show Pavilion

SCOTT COOK AND THE SECOND CHANCES

THU 10:10pm-10:30pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 10pm-11pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 9:30am-10:15am Black Diamond Marquee

SAT 10:48am-10:54am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SUN 3:45pm-4:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

SYDNEY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE

FRI 10am-10:45am Nag’s Lounge

TAIKO NO WA

THE SCRATCHIES THE SCRIMS

FRI 9:30pm-10:30pm Show Pavilion SAT 11:30am-12:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 9am-10am Music Train Carriage 1 SUN 6:15pm-7pm Slacky Flat Bar

SHALANI THOMAS

FRI 7:15pm-8pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie) SAT 4:48pm-4:54pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 3:20pm-3:40pm Black Diamond Marquee

SHANTY CLUB

THU 10:30pm-11:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 9:30pm-10:30pm Grandstand Bar SAT 5:24pm-5:42pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 10:30pm-11:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 4pm-4:45pm Grandstand Bar

SHELLEY’S MURDER BOYS

FRI 1:30pm-2:15pm Global Green SAT 10am-11am Music Train Carriage 2 SUN 1:30pm-2:15pm Nag’s Lounge

SILVER LOTUS TRIBAL BELLYDANCE

SUN 10:50am-11:20am Tivoli On Track SUN 12:50pm-1:20pm Tivoli On Track

SINGGONGGO

THU 2pm-3pm Folk School Old Hall (World Folk Songs) SUN 2pm-2:45pm The Shed

THE SMALL GLORIES

FRI 5:30pm-6:30pm The Chapel (Session) SAT 7:30pm-8:15pm Global Green SUN 1:45pm-2:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

SNEZ

FRI 3:30pm-4:15pm Miner’s Camp, SAT 9:36am-9:42am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 10:15am-11am Show Pavilion SUN 9am-10am Music Train Carriage 2

SOUTHERN CRANE MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY INC. SUN 2:05pm-2:20pm Global Green SUN 6:15pm-6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN

THU 2pm-3pm Folk School Chill Room (Intermediate Mandolin) SAT 4pm-4:45pm Miner’s Camp

SAT 12:15pm-12:45pm Tivoli On Track SUN 10am-10:30am Tivoli On Track

WED 3pm-4pm Folk School New Hall (Waidaiko Japanese Drumming) WED 4pm-5pm Folk School New Hall (Waidaiko Japanese Drumming) SAT 2:30pm-3:15pm The Chapel SUN 5:15pm-6pm The Shed

THE TEN QUID POMS

FRI 11am-12pm Grandstand Bar (Celebrate the Horses) SAT 10:12am-10:18am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 1pm-2pm Grandstand Bar (Australian Made Australian Played) SUN 12:15pm-1pm Grandstand Bar

TI-LI-LI-LI

SAT 12:15pm-1pm The Chapel, SUN 12:30pm-1:15pm Nag’s Lounge

TIM LUKEY

WED 12pm-1pm Folk School Old Hall (Finger Style Guitar) WED 1pm-2pm Folk School Old Hall (Basics of Looping) FRI 11:30am-12pm The Chapel (Guitar Central) SAT 7pm-7:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

VIC JANKO ORKESTAR

FRI 7:30pm-8:30pm Miner’s Camp SAT 5:30pm-6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

WALLY BYRNE

SAT 1pm-1:45pm Miner’s Camp

THE WATER RUNNERS

FRI 11pm-12am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 3pm-3:45pm Show Pavilion

WOLF GORDON

FRI 4:30pm-5:15pm Miner’s Camp

YOUTH TRADITIONS

FRI 3:30pm-4:45pm The Shed SAT 4pm-5:15pm The Shed

ZINGARA

SAT 7:45pm-8:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

ZLATKOS BALKAN CABARET

FRI 1:30pm-2:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

ZUMPA

FRI 2:30pm-3:30pm Global Green SAT 11:30pm-12:30am Restaurant (Club Mediterraneo) SUN 8:30pm-9:30pm Slacky Flat Bar (Club Mediterraneo)

STEAMPUNK VAGABONDS

SAT 1pm-1:30pm Tivoli On Track SUN 12:10pm-12:40pm Tivoli On Track SUN 1:30pm-2pm Tivoli On Track

STEVE TURNER

WED 12pm-1pm Folk School Chill Room (Concertina Workshop) THU 6:30pm-7pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 10:30am-11:15am Global Green, SAT 8:15pm-9pm The Chapel SUN 11:15pm-12pm Show Pavilion

SWING BOOTY

FRI 10pm-11pm Tivoli On Track

SWINGALELES

WED 10am-11am Folk School New Hall (Ukulele Workshop) FRI 5:30pm-6:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 3:55pm-4:10pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

The Go Set


2018 FOLK SCHOOL The Illawarra Folk Club is proud to present 40 workshops at 15th Folk Summer School as part of the 2018 Illawarra Folk Festival.

BOOKINGS ONLINE from www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au/tickets or call 1300 887 034 for over the phone credit card payment.

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

THURSDAY 18 JANUARY

WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY

NEW HALL 9am

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

CHILL ROOM

OLD HALL

REGISTRATION BEGINNER FIDDLE Emma Nixon

WRITING BUSH POETRY Robyn Sykes

10am

UKULELE WORKSHOP The Swingaleles

11am

FOLK SONG WRITING 1 George Mann

12pm

FOLKAPHONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA

1pm

BODHRAN John Spillane

2pm

TURKISH FOLK DANCE in 9/8 Rhythm Cinnamon Twist

3pm

WAIDAIKO JAPANESE DRUMMING Taiko no Wa (limited to 20 participants)

STORY TELLING TO CREATE CONNECTION & COMMUNITY - Heart to Heart Storytelling

4pm

WAIDAIKO JAPANESE DRUMMING Taiko no Wa

SONG WRITING David Benuik

9am

FOLKAPHONIC YOUTH Orchestra

BEGINNER FIDDLE Honey & Knives

10am

TIN WHISTLE Maggie Carty & Mairtin Staunton

CLAWHAMMER BANJO Richard Galluzi

SINGING TECHNIQUE FOR BEGINNERS Ella Belfanti

11am

FOLK SONG WRITING 2 George Mann

SCALES FOR FOLKIES (any instrument/ intermediate) - Emma Nixon

HARMONY SINGING Honey & Knives

12pm

KEN FIELD'S HOOT NEW ORLEANS Second Line Pick-Up Band!

JAW HARP - Oi Dipnoi

TRADITIONAL IRISH SINGING Maggie Carty & Mairtin Staunton

1pm

KEN FIELD'S HOOT NEW ORLEANS Second Line Pick-Up Band!

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

SONG WRITING AND STAGECRAFT The Balkan Elvis (Michelangelo)

2pm

LIVE PERFORMANCE TIPS Love in the Jungle

INTERMEDIATE MANDOLIN Southern Gentlemen

FOLK SONGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Sing Gong Go

3pm

SWEDISH DANCE WORKSHOP Josefina & Jonas

ITALIAN FRAME DRUM Santa Taranta

Discovering Django & French Gypsy music Dom Ferry

4pm

SICILIAN CANE FLUTE Oi Dipnoi

INTRO TO DIDJERIDOO Richard Perso

WRITE A FIDDLE TUNE Jess Randall

PLAYING WITH ROUNDS The Grenadiers CONCERTINA WORKSHOP Steve Turner

FINGER STYLE ACOUSTIC GUITAR Tim Lukey BASICS OF LOOPING Tim Lukey

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR PIANO ACCORDION Baz Cooper

SCOTTISH FIDDLE: TIPS AND TRICKS TO A 'SCOTTISH ACCENT - Emma Nixon


Darren Coggan

33rd ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2018

SMOKE FREE MUSIC

THURSDAY 18 JANUARY

BYO H20 BOTTLE

Opening Charity Day - $30 ENTRY or SEASON PASS - proceeds to Need a Feed & Bulli Surf Club

SLACKY FLAT BAR 4:00pm 4:30pm

The Con Artists

7:00pm

Richard Perso Faith I Branko WELCOME TO COUNTRY

8:00pm

Lagoon Hill Zydeco

8:30pm

Darren Coggan

9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:00pm

TIVOLI ON TRACK

Afternoon Poets Peter Mace Brian Bell Robyn Sykes Arch Bishop

Golden Whistler

4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm

Margaret Walters

7:30pm

9:00pm

GRANDSTAND BAR

4:00pm

YE OLDE FOLK CLUB

6:00pm 6:30pm

GRANDSTAND RESTAURANT

Curious Rendition Orchestra

5:00pm 5:30pm

GLOBAL GREEN

The Northern Folk

Steve Turner The Grenadiers Maggie Carty & Mairtin Staunton

Ken Field’s Hoot Band

6:00pm

GREAT TRIPE DINNER & CONCERT

6:30pm

Festival Choir Rehearsal

7:00pm 7:30pm

$25 Festival Pass Holders, $30 non Concert starts at 8pm JOHN BROOMHALL LITTLE FOOT GEORGE MANN KEVIN WELCH HONEY & KNIVES CJ SHAW SCOTT COOK AND THE SECOND CHANCES

Accordion & Fiddle Society Baz Cooper Black Bear Duo Josefina Paulson & Jonas Akerlund

Oi Dipnoi

Balkan Elvis & The Transcontinentals

The Beez Shanty Time The Shanty Club

The Con Artists

Oi Dipnoi

8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:00pm


FRIDAY 19 JANUARY BLACK DIAMOND

SLACKY FLAT BAR

GLOBAL GREEN

NAG’S LOUNGE

SHOW PAVILION

THE CHAPEL

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

8:30am

8:30am

9:00am

9:00am

9:30am

The Groove

10:00am 10:30am

Honey & Knives

11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm

Oi Dipnoi

12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm

Breakfast with Poets

The Go Set

2:00pm

Little Foot

3:00pm

Josefina Paulson & Jonas Akerlund

Cj Shaw

The Raglins

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

Shelley’s Murder Boys

Merry Widows

Zumpa

3:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm

The Beez

Big Erle

6:00pm

Den Hanrahan & The Rum Runners

6:30pm

7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm

CONCERT FOR ABSENT FRIENDS 7–8pm Eric Bogle 8.30–9.30pm Breaking Trad 10-11pm Nick Rheinberger

Dan Walsh

Devil on the Rooftop

Cass Eager

7:00pm

The Honey Drippin’ Mudskippers 7-8pm Eric Bogle

Golden Whistler Maggie Carty & Mairtin Staunton

BLACKBOARD CONCERT 15 minute spots

Rusty & The Saint

The Northern Folk

Balkan Elvis & The Transcontinentals

Meridian Scott Cook & The Second Chances

11:00pm 11:30pm

The Water Runners

12:00pm 12:30pm

Glover & Sorrensen

Black Joak Morris

George Mann

John Broomhall Maurie Mulheron and Pat Craigie

Peter, Paul & Mary Tribute Carefree Road Band

GUITAR CENTRAL

11:30am

11:15am Tim Lukey

12:00pm

12:15pm Richard Perso 1:15pm Kevin Welch

2:15pm Nick Charles Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge

Faith I Branko

Cinnamon Twist

Music for a Warming World

COMEDYFEST Glover & Sorensen, Peter Willey

12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm

The Small Glories

Lisa Lazuli Innes

10:30am 11:00am

Claire Anne Taylor

Jane Germain Duo

The Royal High Jinx

Handsome Young Strangers

Franke

Capricornia Project

5:00pm 5:30pm

The Con Artists

Steve Turner

2:30pm

Himmerland

10:00am

The Scratchies Michael-John Azzopardi

9:30am

6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

Irish Famine

7:30pm 8:00pm

Eleanor McEvoy

8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm

The Scrims

Edgelarks

10:00pm 10:30pm


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

FRIDAY 19 JANUARY

SMOKE FREE MUSIC

BYO H20 BOTTLE

33rd ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2018

MINER’S CAMP

TIVOLI ON TRACK

GRANDSTAND BAR

RESTAURANT

THE SHED

CONCERTS

DANCING

CONCERTS SESSIONS

CONCERTS

KIDS SHOWS

8:30am

8:30am

9:00am

KIDS SHOWS

9:30am

Yoga for Folk Erika Steller & Fiona Davis

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 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

Jimmy & Shay

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra Rehearsal

Undaunted Aussie Sheilas

Margaret Walters

The Grenadiers Paddy McHugh

Festival Choir Rehearsal

Hoot Jam Ken Field

Snez Wolf Gordon

Bush Dance Chord-eaux

Murmur

Vic Janko Orkestar

Cranky Franky

Naranjarte CAJUN TIME Lagoon Hill Zydeco

9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm

Saplings Session Bush Music Club

Ukuleles on Show mUKEas

Gobsmacked Circus Puppets Naranjarte

Australian Session Bush Music Club

Super Kenny

Youth Traditions Concert Entrants welcome. Prizes to win!

Ukulele Workshop Nick Rheinberger

Ukuleles on Show Swingaleles

Dom

Baz Cooper Scottish Ceilidh Black Bear Duo

Egypsy

Swing Booty

Aussie Tunes No Such Thing

The Humphreys

Irish Session Maggie Carty & Mairtin Staunton

Beatmeisters

Shanty Singalong Shanty Club

10:00am 10:30am

Heart to Heart Storytelling 11:30am

Karen Law and Family Lizzie Bennet

9:30am

11:00am

Celebrate the Horses Ten Quid Poms

Roger Fyfe

8:30pm 9:00pm

Maypole with Molly

Little Glory

7:30pm 8:00pm

Lilli Story

Good Tunes Session

9:00am

CLUB MONDO

12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm

YOUTH AT THE FOLKIE CONCERT

5:30pm 6:00pm

5pm Claire Doherty

6:30pm

5.45pm Fergus Bailey

7:00pm

6.30pm James & Jackson

7:30pm

7.15pm Shalani Thomas

8:00pm

8.15pm Ella Belfanti

8:30pm

9.15pm The Bowhemians

Santa Taranta

9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm

Greshka

11:00pm 11:30pm

Session The Button Collective

12:00pm 12:30pm

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Jane Germain

The Honey Drippin’ Mudskippers


SATURDAY 20 JANUARY BLACK DIAMOND

SLACKY FLAT BAR

GLOBAL GREEN

NAG’S LOUNGE

SHOW PAVILION

THE CHAPEL

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

8:00am

8:00am

8:30am 9:00am 9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm

Scott Cook & The Second Chances Nick Charles

The Scrims

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START YOUR OWN REVOLUTION 16 acts! The Button Collective

12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm

Kevin Welch

3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm

YOU & THE OPEN SKY Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning

Eleanor McEvoy

5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm

7:30pm

Vic Janko Orkestar

9:00pm

The Protesters

10:30pm

The Go Set

11:00pm 11:30pm

Jane Germain Duo Maggie Carty & Mairtin Staunton

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra musicians welcome

Karen Law & Family

Festival Choir Rehearsal singers welcome

Innes

Chord-eaux

Kay Proudlove George Mann

Little Foot John Dengate Parody Cup

Paddy McHugh

Ti-li-li-li Josefina Paulson & Jonas Akerlund

Dom

Taiko no Wa

Nick Rheinberger

Michael-John Azzopardi

Blackboard Concert 15 minute spots

Claire Anne Taylor

Oi Dipnoi Greshka

Devil on the Rooftop

Love in the Jungle

Cass Eager

Dan Walsh

Peter Willey

Handsome Young Strangers

Eric Bogle

Naranjarte

Music for a Warming World

11:30am

12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm

5:00pm

6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

Himmerland

9:30pm 10:00pm

Irish Famine

10:30pm 11:00pm 11:30pm

12:00pm

Southern Crane Martial Arts Academy Inc.

11:00am

5:30pm

Steve Turner

Cj Shaw CIRCUS PUPPETS

10:30am

4:30pm

BOAT SONGS 15 acts!

Ella Bellfanti Baz Cooper

10:00am

12:00pm

The Water Runners

Honey & Knives The Honey Drippin’ Mudskippers

Snez

Margaret Walters

The Small Glories

Den Hanrahan & The Rum Runners

Carefree Road Band

Cranky Franky

Hoot Parade

Balkan Elvis & The Transcontinentals

9:00am 9:30am

Lisa Lazuli

The Humphreys

The Royal High Jinx

9:30pm 10:00pm

Edgelarks

The Northern Folk

8:00pm 8:30pm

Santa Taranta

Breaking Trad

6:30pm 7:00pm

The Beez Merry Widows

2:00pm 2:30pm

8:30am

Breakfast with Poets

12:00pm

Steampunk Vagabonds

Lotte Latukefu

Richard Perso


ENTRY: Season Pass $220 | Adult Day Pass $95 Youth Day Pass $40 | Child U12 Free

SATURDAY 20 JANUARY

SMOKE FREE MUSIC

BYO H20 BOTTLE

33rd ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2018

MINER’S CAMP

TIVOLI ON TRACK

GRANDSTAND BAR

RESTAURANT

THE SHED

CONCERTS

DANCING

CONCERTS SESSIONS

CONCERTS

KIDS SHOWS

8:00am

Yoga for Folk Erika Steller & Fiona Davis

8:30am 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 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm

Mick Thomas Songbook Alex Sreckovic The Raglins Wally Byrne Az-I-Am Franke Southern Gentlemen

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance

Albion Fair Morris Kalalaya Dance Sydney English Country Dance

Steampunk Vagabonds Black Joak Morris Kalalaya Dance Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance

Albion Fair Morris Black Joak Morris

Poetry at the Camp Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge John Nichols & Wolfgang Kloger Murmur

Naranjarte (Puppets) Cajun Time Lagoon Hill Zydeco

Golden Whistler

10:00pm

ê

START YOUR OWN REVOLUTION KIDS SHOWS

Swedish Tunes Josefina Paulson & Jonas Akerlund

Maypole with Molly Gobsmacked

Woolly Yarn Spinning Competition

Lilli Story

Hoot Jam with Ken Field

Saplings Session Bush Music Club

Australian Made Australian Played Ten Quid Poms

Belly Dancing Cinnamon Twist Heart to Heart Storytelling Circus Puppets Naranjarte

One Minute Wonders with Brian Bell

Super Kenny

John Broomhall in concert Aussie Tunes No Such Thing

The Calamaties Laney & Friends

Good Tunes Session

Aussie Songs Bush Music Club Scottish Ceilidh Black Bear Duo

THEME CONCERTS

Irish Session Breaking Trad

Beatmeisters

10:30pm

Sessions

11:00pm 11:30pm

Atif and Sako Richard Perso

Youth Traditions Concert Entrants welcome. Prizes to win!

YOUTH AT THE FOLKIE 5.30pm Dear Violet 6.15pm The Grenadiers 7pm Zingara

Glover & Sorrensen

8.45pm Josh C Music

Rusty & The Saint

9.45pm Paddy & The Wonderband

Faith i Branko

Zumpa

12:00pm

9:30–11:30am Slacky Flat Bar George Mann Love In the Jungle Little Foot Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge The Calamities Santa Taranta Cranky Franky The Ten Quid Poms Eric Bogle Karen Law Merry Widows Music for a Warming World Snez Scott Cook The Balkan Elvis The Protesters

8:00am 8:30am 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

BOAT SONGS

5:00pm

4–5:45pm Show Pavilion

5:30pm

Merry Widows John Nichols & Wolfgang Kloger The Raglins Josh C.Music Margaret Walters Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge Love In the Jungle Roger Gordon Fyfe Shalani Thomas John Tubridy Santa Taranta John Broomhall George Mann Balkan Elvis The Shanty Club

6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:00pm 11:30pm 12:00pm

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

ARTISTS Lagoon Hill Zydeco, The Button Collective

TRAIN 2 Departs: Waterfall Station 10:13am

ARTISTS Golden Whistler, Shelley's Murder Boys

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SUNDAY 21 JANUARY BLACK DIAMOND

SLACKY FLAT BAR

GLOBAL GREEN

NAG’S LOUNGE

SHOW PAVILION

THE CHAPEL

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

8:00am

8:00am

8:30am 9:00am 9:30am

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra Final Rehearsal

Greshka

10:00am 10:30am

HA! HA! HA! 13 acts!

Faith i Branko

11:00am

The Button Collective Cass Eager

11:30am

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

12:00pm 12:30pm

Eleanor McEvoy

Claire Anne Taylor

1:00pm

The Northern Folk

1:30pm

Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning The Royal High Jinx

The Small Glories

2:00pm

Balkan Elvis

2:30pm 3:00pm

Shalani Thomas

3:30pm

The Protesters

4:30pm

Nick Charles Scott Cook & The Second Chances

4:00pm

Lion Dancers The Go Set

Edgelarks

5:30pm 6:00pm

Lion Dancers Parade

6:30pm

7:30pm 8:00pm

Kevin Welch

Eric Bogle

FINALE Choir, Orchestra, Ukuleles & more! Host - Nick Rheinberger

8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm

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Himmerland

Kenny Bartley Saplings Session (for young players) Ti-li-li-li

9:30am

Music for a Warming World

Karen Law and Family

Shelley’s Murder Boys

10:30am 11:00am

Steve Turner

12:00pm

Santa Taranta

Handsome Young Strangers

COMBINED UNION CHOIRS

Blackboard Concert 15 minute spots Az-I-Am

10:00am

Maurie Mulheron & Pat Craigie

The Raglins Den Hanrahan & The Rum Runners

11:30am

12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm

Breaking Trad GOT A UKULELE

3:30pm 4:00pm

Oi Dipnoi

Big Erle

4:30pm 5:00pm

The Beez George Mann

The Scrims

9:00am

Dan Walsh

10 acts!

5:00pm

7:00pm

8:30am

Blue the Shearer Poetry Tribute

5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

Lagoon Hill Zydeco RAFFLE DRAW

Dave’s Party Zumpa & Friends

George Mann

Festival Finale

7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm


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

SUNDAY 21 JANUARY

SMOKE FREE MUSIC

BYO H20 BOTTLE

MINER’S CAMP

TIVOLI ON TRACK

GRANDSTAND BAR

THE SHED

CONCERTS

DANCING

CONCERTS SESSIONS

KIDS SHOWS

33rd ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2018 THEME CONCERTS

8:00am

8:00am

8:30am

8:30am

9:00am 9:30am

Jackie Dee

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 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm

Honey & Knives Devil on the Rooftop Josefina Paulson & Jonas Akerlund Maggie Carty & Mairtin Staunton Jane Germain Duo Black Bear Duo Jane Germain Duo

Yoga for Folk Erika Steller & Fiona Davis Sydney English Country Dance

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

Black Joak Morris Steampunk Vagabonds Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

Steampunk Vagabonds Black Joak Morris Festival Choir Rehearsal singers welcome FAREWELL BUSH DANCE No Such Thing

KIDS SHOWS

Maypole with Molly Hoot Jam with Ken Field BYO Limericks with Brian Bell

Circus Puppets Naranjarte

Gobsmacked Heart to Heart Storytelling

Ten Quid Poms

Circus Puppets Naranjarte

Good Tunes Session

Lilli Story

John Broomhall in concert

CONCERT SING AND DRUM

Sunday Poetry Delights

2–2.45pm SingGongGo

3–3.45pm Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge

Shanty Singalong Shanty Club

4–4.45pm Paddy McHugh

Gone to the Dogs Glover & Sorrensen

5.15pm Taiko No Wa

The Honey Drippin’ Mudskippers

6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

MUSIC TRAIN from Waterfall to Bulli ARTISTS The Scrims, Snez

TRAIN 1 Departs: Waterfall Station 9:13am TRAIN 2 Departs: Waterfall Station 10:13am

ARTISTS John Nicholls & Wolfgang Kloger, The Northern Folk

HA! HA! HA! 9:30 –11.15am Slacky Flat Bar Glover & Sorrensen George Mann Jane Germain Duo The Raglins Cranky Franky Carefree Road Band Ella Belfanti Eric Bogle Eleanor McEvoy Russell Churcher Peter Willey The Beez

9:30am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm

GOT A UKULELE 3:00pm Show Pavilion Nick Rheinberger mUKEas

3:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm

Eric Bogle Shalani Thomas

6:00pm

Glover & Sorrensen

6:30pm

Swingaleles

7:00pm

Cass Eager

7:30pm

Russell Churcher

8:00pm

Cranky Franky The Raglins

9:30pm

Edgelarks

9:00am

8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm

Santa Taranta

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

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THE VENUES

On Slacky Flat There are 9 venues on ‘Slacky Flat’. This area of Bulli was a former mine worker’s camp and then the subsequent showground site.

Black Diamond Marquee Concerts

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.

Global Green Concerts

The Global Green Stage is a Pavilion Tent over a large, specially constructed wooden floor. 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.

Grandstand Restaurant Concerts

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

Nags’ Lounge Concerts

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

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. Sunday afternoon will include a feature concert.

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 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.

Tivoli on Track Concerts / Dance

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.

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In the Grevillea Park

There are 2 venues in the beautiful Grevillea Park above Slacky Flat. You can catch a courtesy bus from the Show Pavilion or walk up the path.

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.


Get into the groove on the

Green Music Train

20 - 21 January 2018 Be rocked all the way from Sydney to Bulli. Show your Intercity ticket and Festival pass for free entertainment in themed carriages.

Date

ILLAWARRA

FOLK

FESTIVAL 2018 18- 21 JANUARY

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

Bondi Central Junction Platform 25

Waterfall

Bulli

Saturday 20 January

08:13

08:29

09:13

09:57

09:13

09:29

10:13

10:49

Sunday 21 January

08:13

08:29

09:12

09:57

09:13

09:29

10:13

10:57

The Green Train presents the following festival artists performing from Waterfall Station. 8:13am Saturday service Lagoon Hill Zydeco The Button Collective 9:13am Saturday service Golden Whistler / Shelleys Murder Boys 8:13am Sunday service The Scrims / Snez 9:13am Sunday service John Nichols and Wolfgang Kroger The Northern Folk


Atif and Sako

Breaking Trad

Arch Bishop

Beatmeisters

Albion Fair Morris

Alex Sreckovic

Az-I-Am

The Beez

Baz Cooper

ARTISTS A to Z Albion Fair Morris

Albion Fair performs Morris dances from the north west of England. Characterized by precision, patterns and mirth, with a troupe of eight dancers and three musicians. SAT 10:45am–11:15am Tivoli On Track SAT 4pm–4:30pm Tivoli On Track

Alex Sreckovic

Alex is a local singer guitarist who has composed over 70 songs and plays in local band Smokehouse. SAT 11am–11:45am Miner’s Camp

Arch Bishop

Warren Bishop (universally known as Arch or Archie) is a master of the straight-face. “Arch” is a larger than life part of the New South Wales folk festival scene as a poet, story-teller and raconteur. He’s a man who loves to laugh – especially if he’s sharing the joke with others. THU 4:00pm–6:00pm Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea) FRI 8:30am–10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 8:00–10:00am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SUN 8:00–9:30am Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute)

Atif and Sako

Atif and Sako, a Syrian duo fusing Middle Eastern beats with traditional and contemporary melodies. SAT 6:30pm–7:15pm Restaurant

Az–I–Am

Since their Illawarra debut 10 years ago, AZ–I–AM perform a variety of genres that cross boundaries with ease, with a strong Celtic and country flavor. SAT 2pm–2:45pm Miner’s Camp SUN 3:45pm–4:30pm Nag’s Lounge

Balkan Elvis & The Transcontinentals

Acclaimed crooner and festival favourite Mikelangelo plays the Balkan Elvis, an eccentric and lovable chancer whose life story mirrors that of the King, only transposed into Eastern Europe. He’ll be joined by members of Zumpa to create The Transcontinentals and an Italian flavour.

THU 1pm–2pm Folk School Old Hall (Songwriting and Stagecraft) THU 9pm–9:45pm Tivoli On Track FRI 10pm–11pm Global Green SAT 10:54am–11am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 5:18pm–5:24pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 8pm–9pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 2:30pm–3:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

Baz Cooper

Baz Cooper brings his latest eclectic show– Illawarra, including original songs, international accordion pieces plus piano blues and boogie!

WED 2pm–3pm Folk School Chill Room (Getting the most out of your Accordion) THU 8pm–8:40pm Grandstand Bar (Accordion and String Society) FRI 6:30pm–7:15pm Miner’s Camp SAT 7:30pm–8:15pm Nag’s Lounge

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Beatmeisters

That rhythmic beat rolling through town can only be the Beatmeisters! You spin into a dervish as your pulse is mirrored in sonic waves and your walk skewed into a dance. FRI 8pm–8:45pm Restaurant SAT 9:45pm–10:45pm Tivoli On Track

The Beez

The Beez – that Berlin cabaret band – have become Australian festival favourites and now they’ve moved from their famous ‘Sitzdisco’ (dancing while seated) –’Moshpitzen’ (mosh pitting). THU 10pm–10:45pm Tivoli On Track FRI 4pm–5pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 12:45pm–1:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 10:54am–11:12am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 5:15pm–6pm The Chapel

Big Erle

Big Erle’s handcrafted, well–worn blues will get your feet a–tappin’ and your thighs a–slappin’. Featuring a finger picking style, strong vocal lines and provocative lyrics, Big Erle is sure–entertain. FRI 3:45pm–4:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 4:45pm–5:30pm Nag’s Lounge

Black Bear Duo

Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon bring a deep love of Scottish music and years of experience playing for dances and concerts. THU 8:50pm–9:30pm Grandstand Bar (Accordion and String Society) FRI 7pm–8pm Tivoli On Track (Scottish Ceili) SAT 8pm–9:15pm Tivoli On Track (Scottish Ceili) SUN 3:30pm–4:15pm Miner’s Camp


The Calamities

Black Bear Duo

Carefree Road Band

Big Erle

Black Joak Morris

Black Joak Morris performs traditional folk dancing of the English Cotswolds. The Joakers are an energetic side who couple athletic display with bright costumes and loud bells.

SAT 1:45pm–2:15pm Tivoli On Track SAT 4:45pm–5:15pm Tivoli On Track SUN 11:30am–12pm Tivoli On Track SUN 2:10pm–2:40pm Tivoli On Track

Blackboard Concert

Chord-eaux

The Bowhemians

THU 4pm–6pm Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea) FRI 8:30–10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 8am–10am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 2:15pm–3:15pm Grandstand Bar (One Minute Wonders) SUN 8am–9:30am Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute) SUN 11:15am–12pm Grandstand Bar (Limericks) SUN 2:45pm–4pm Grandstand Bar (Sunday Poetry Delight)

See the MC for a chance to perform a 15 minute spot.

Bush Music Club

The Bowhemians

FRI 1:45pm–2:45pm Grandstand Bar SAT 7:15pm–8:15pm Grandstand Bar

FRI 2pm–4:30pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 4:30pm–6:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 2:30pm–3:30pm Nag’s Lounge

The Bowhemians are a classically–trained string quartet playing a modern array of Celtic and Eastern European peoples’ music with a vibrant touch and summer flavour.

FRI 9:15pm–10pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Breaking Trad

Breaking Trad are Dónal Murphy (Accordion), Niall Murphy (Fiddle) Mike Galvin (Guitar/Vocals) and Gino Lupari (Bodhran/vocals).Their music is ‘dazzling’, ‘unorthodox and unique’, and ‘high octane’, reviving Irish music.

FRI 8:30pm–9:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 5pm–6pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 8:30pm–9:30pm Grandstand Bar (The Craic Session) SUN 3pm–4pm The Chapel

Brian Bell

Laugh till you cry and expect the unexpected. With 25 years of writing experience and several major poetry prizes, Brian will astound you with his wit and depth.

Founded in 1954–collect, publish and popularise Australia’s traditional songs, dances, music and folklore, the Bush Music Club is Australia’s oldest folk club.

Bush Music Club Sapling Sessions

The Saplings are young people playing Australian music. It’s a session for the young – bring your instruments and join in the fun. Music available. An initiative of the Bush Music Club. Founded in 1954–collect, publish and popularise Australia’s traditional songs, dances, music and folklore, the Bush Music Club is Australia’s oldest folk club. FRI 12pm–12:45pm The Shed (Saplings Session) SAT 11:45am–12:45pm The Shed (Saplings Session) SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Nag’s Lounge (Saplings Session)

The Button Collective

The Button Collective is an exciting, high–energy folk band. Their guitar–driven sound borrows from traditional Irish folk songs and tunes, with the spirit of fast–paced American old–timey music.

Brian Bell

Cass Eager

FRI 11:45pm–12:45am Restaurant (Club Mondo) SAT 9am–10am Music Train Carriage 2 SAT 11:45am–12:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 10:15am–11am Global Green

The Calamities

The Calamities are a band of Illawarra musicians who emerged from the shambles of 80’s and 90’s rock bands, only–discover all old rock and rollers move onto the folk scene. SAT 9:54am–10am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 4:30pm–5:15pm Restaurant

The Capricornia Project

Capricornia is a new world music band, founded by local musicians with friends. They explore relaxed South African grooves, West Indian Calypso and Reggae. FRI 4pm–4:45pm Global Green

Carefree Road Band

The Carefree Road Band presents the Peter Paul and Mary Tribute Concert. Enjoy the great 60s and 70s folk songs.

FRI 3pm–4:30pm Show Pavilion (Peter Paul and Mary Show) SAT 10am–10:45am The Chapel (Peter Paul and Mary Show) SAT 4:54pm–5pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 10:04am–10:10am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 4:10–4:17pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Cass Eager

Named by folk–blog Timber and Steel as ‘Janis Joplin and Ben Harper’s love–child’, Cass Eager mixes raw soul, husky blues and light ditties with unique whisky–soaked vocals.

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Cj Shaw

Claire Anne Taylor

Claire Doherty

Con Artists

Dan Walsh

FRI 6:30pm–7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 4:45pm–5:45pm The Chapel SUN 11:15am–12pm Global Green SUN 4:17–4:27pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Chord–eaux

Chord–eaux is a folk/bush band playing traditional and contemporary Australian and world songs and tune, and original songs.

FRI 3:45pm–5pm Tivoli On Track (Bush Dance) SAT 12:30pm–1:15pm Nag’s Lounge

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance are set–shake it up! The Illawarra’s premier belly dance troupe offer high energy, colourful, and dynamic shows.

WED 2pm–3pm Folk School New Hall (Turkish Folk Dance in 9/8) SAT 10am–10:30am Tivoli On Track SAT 1pm–1:30pm The Shed SAT 3:15pm–3:45pm Tivoli On Track

Circus Wow

Circus Wow’s mystical Faerie Folk will be floating about the folk festival in 2018. They’ll be appearing unexpectedly. So watch out!

Cj Shaw

Cj Shaw has spent years writing, recording and performing songs and poems. From the Blue Mountains, CJ Shaw now performs across the world in a variety of guises. THU 9:45pm–10pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 12:30pm–1:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9:45pm–10:30pm Nag’s Lounge

Cranky Franky

Combined Union Choirs

Circus Wow

Claire Anne Taylor

SAT 1:30pm–2:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 9:58am–10:04am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 4:37pm–4:47pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

FRI 4:15pm–5:15pm The Chapel (Session) SAT 6:30pm–7:15pm Global Green SUN 12:45pm–1:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

Curious Rendition Orchestra

Claire crafts soulful folk songs that capture both the beautiful and dark elements of the human experience with storytelling, colossal vocals and a powerful stage presence.

Claire Doherty

Claire plays a variety of instruments. She has performed at several festivals and folk clubs and has busked since she was five years of age.

FRI 5pm–5:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Combined Union Choirs

Sydney Trade Union Choir, Newcastle Peoples Chorus and Illawarra Union Singers combine–sing songs of peace, protest, the environment, social justice and union songs. SUN 1:30pm–2:45pm Show Pavilion

The Con Artists

Wollongong’s circusy world music big band combines students with some of the region’s most prominent folk musicians, playing dissident and celebratory folk music from around the world.​ THU 5pm–6pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 10am–11am The Chapel

Cranky Franky

Cranky Franky is a three–piece comedy folk duo plus one, whose music plumbs the deepest suburban tragedy and scales the highest home renovation triumph. FRI 8:45pm–9:30pm Miner’s Camp SAT 10:06am–10:12am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)

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Led by David Rooney and Mark Holder–Keeping. the Curious Rendition Orchestra (CROw) offers a world music ensemble experience for less experienced adult and comeback players. THU 4pm–4:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Dan Walsh

At the heart of Dan’s music is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves in his unique style on clawhammer banjo. Add poignant songs–wow audiences across the world. FRI 5pm–5:45pm Global Green SAT 6pm–6:45pm Show Pavilion SUN 9:30am–10:15am Nag’s Lounge

Darren Coggan

Darren is a successful artist in the Australian Country Music.. ‘Male Artist Of The Year’ at the Australian Celtic Music Awards 2016 and has a new album ‘The Wide Horizon’. THU 8:45pm–9:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Dear Violet

Dear Violet are a young female trio who are members of the WHSPA Elite Ensemble. Their blend of melting harmonies, acoustic guitar and percussion is a treat to the senses.

SAT 5:30pm–6pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie) SUN 4:25pm–4:35pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)


Devil on the Rooftop

Curious Rendition Orchestra

Den Hanrahan & The Rum Runners

Egypsy

Den Hanrahan & The Rum Runners

Den is a singer/songwriter whose songs tell the stories of modern Australia – from the red dust of the landscape–the loves and losses of his life and the melting pot of Australian music. FRI 5:30pm–6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 9:30pm–10:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 2pm–2:45pm The Chapel

Devil on the Rooftop

Like a barefoot bush dance on hot coals, Devil on the Rooftop combine heart–stopping suspense, mind–bending rhythms, tear–jerking passion and a slightly odd sense of humour. THU 4pm–5pm Folk School Old Hall (Write a Fiddle Tune) FRI 5pm–6pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 3:30pm–4:30pm The Chapel SUN 11:30am–12:15pm Miner’s Camp

Dom

Blending jazz, flamenco, folk, gypsy & blues, Dom’s unique melodic sound and stunning repertoire entrances audiences everywhere. Come hear it now! THU 3pm–4pm Folk School Old Hall (Django and Gypsy Music) FRI 6pm–6:45pm Restaurant SAT 2:30pm–3:15pm Nag’s Lounge

Driza, NaNa and Keeno

Keeno from The Go Set joins NaNa and Driza from Handsome Young Strangers pay homage to the man who brought them together – iconic Melbourne songwriter Mick Thomas. SAT 10am–10:45am Miner’s Camp (Songs of Mick Thomas)

Eleanor McEvoy

Dom

Ella Belfanti

Edgelarks

Winners of the BBC Folk Awards for ‘Best Duo’, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, from the UK, combine astonishing virtuosity, genre–bending material, warm personalities and beautiful voices telling tales of myth, history and legend. FRI 9:30pm–10:30pm The Chapel

SAT 3:45pm–4:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 3:45pm–4:45pm Global Green

Egypsy

Unique music fusion, combining traditional Middle Eastern and European music styles together, with Sako on the Guitar and Nad on the Egyptian Bamboo Flute the Nay. FRI 9:45pm–10:30pm Miner’s Camp

Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor entrances the audience with her singing, talking anecdotes and playing, using her songs and insightful interpretations of other writers in a brave musical journey. FRI 8:15pm–9:15pm The Chapel SAT 4pm–5pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 10:36am–10:42am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 11:30am–12:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

Ella Belfanti

With her percussive style of guitar playing, Ella’s indie music explores a range of tones and sounds and takes the audience on a wide musical journey. THU 10am–11am Folk School Old Hall (Singing Techniques for Beginners), FRI 8:15pm–9pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie) SAT 6:30pm–7:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 10:10am–10:16am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)

Faith i Branko

Eric Bogle

Emma Nixon

Emma Nixon

Winner of three Australasian Golden Fiddle Awards in both teaching and playing categories, Emma is a star of the fiddle scene with her powerful and passionate performances of traditional folk music. WED 10am–11am Folk School Chill Room (Beginner FIddle) WED 2pm–3pm Folk School Old Hall (Scottish Fiddle) THU 11am–12pm Folk School Chill Room (Scales for Folkies) THU 1–2pm Folk School Chill Room (Scottish Fiddle)

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle is an internationally well–known, respected and successful songwriter. Along with his equally respected musical partner John Munro, he has been taking his original songs around the world for the past 37 years or so. Joined by Pete Titchener on bass and Emma Woolcock on violin. FRI 7pm–8pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 10:18am–10:24am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 7pm–8pm The Chapel SUN 10:16am–10:36am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 3:25pm–3:35pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele) SUN 5:15pm–6:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

Erika Steller and Fiona Davis Yoga All welcome. Roll out a mat and join us for a fun and uplifting Dru Yoga session–get moving, energise, and then relax with guided relaxation. FRI 9:30am–10:30am Tivoli On Track SAT 8:30am–9:30am Tivoli On Track SUN 9am–9:50am Tivoli On Track

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Franke

Golden Whistler

Gobsmacked!

Jackie Dee

The Humphreys

Faith i Branko

They give a high–energy live performance, combining accordion, violin, effects pedal and tabor pipe into melancholy laments, storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into jazz, swing, Gypsy Rumba and more.

THU 7pm–7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 5pm–6pm Show Pavilion SAT 10:30pm–11:15pm Restaurant (Club Mediterraneo) SUN 10:30am–11:15am Black Diamond Marquee

Fergus Bailey & The Teeth

Fergus is from Sydney, inspired by the music and words of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, and, Brian Wilson and Kevin Shields.

FRI 5:45–6:15pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

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 Lotte Latukefu.

THU 6:15pm–7:30pm Grandstand Bar, FRI 12:45pm–2pm Tivoli On Track SAT 11am–12:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 3pm–4pm Tivoli On Track SUN 6:45pm Black Diamond Marquee (Parade– Finale)

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra gathers young folk musicians (12–25) from across Australia–learn and perform folk songs and tunes from Australia and beyond. Open–all aspiring young folk musicians and conducted by Emma Nixon and Alexa Sheppard.

Handsome Young Strangers

James and Jackson

WED 12pm–1pm Folk School New Hall THU 9am–10am Folk School New Hall FRI 11am–12:15pm Tivoli On Track SAT 9:30am–10:45am Nag’s Lounge SUN 9am–10am Global Green (Rehearsal) SUN 11:45am–12:45pm Black Diamond Marquee

FRI 8:30pm–9:15pm Show Pavilion SAT 8:30pm–9:15pm Restaurant SUN 9:30am–9:40am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 3:45–3:55pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele) SUN 4:45pm–5:30pm Grandstand Bar (Gone– the Dogs)

Franke

The Go Set

Satire is a tricky thing, one of the great things about folk music, helping us look at ourselves. Great harmonies, harmonica and drum fills. FRI 11am–11:45am Nag’s Lounge SAT 3pm–3:45pm Miner’s Camp

George Mann

George Mann brings his experience as a union organiser and educator to his concerts. Stories and songs about struggle for a better life. He has toured the US and Australia to honor the Almanac Singers and Joe Hill.

WED 11am–12pm Folk School New Hall (Folk Song Writing 1) THU 11am–12pm Folk School New Hall (Folk Songwriting 2) THU 8:40pm–8:55pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 11am–12pm Show Pavilion SAT 9:30am–9:36am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 2:30pm–3:15pm Global Green SAT 5:12pm–5:18pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 9:40am–9:46am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 5:45pm–06:30pm Nag’s Lounge

Glover & Sorrensen

Oh no! They’re back! Again! Glover & Sorrensen are two blokes having a chat with the audience. Sounds safe enough, eh? Bring a helmet. Stand– up comedy duo with, um, two people.

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‘…trying–describe the sound of The Go Set is like trying to imagine Peter Garrett, The Pogues, and The Clash having a late night jam in a local pub with an endless supply of booze’. FRI 1pm–2pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 10pm–11pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 2:30pm–3:30pm Global Green

Gobsmacked!

Gobsmacked! is celebrating 20 years of rambunctious theatre and song for children (and the adults in their lives), appealing–the childlike absurdity in us all! FRI 1pm–1:30pm The Shed SAT 10:15am–10:45am The Shed SUN 11am–11:30am The Shed

Golden Whistler

Drawn together by a love of stories from times past, Kate Barker ( vocals, guitar) and Richard Galluzzi ( vocals, clawhammer banjo) play traditional old time, blues and gospel.

THU 10am–11am Folk School Chill Room (Clawhammer Banjo with Richard) THU 5–5:30pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 12pm–12:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 10am–11am Music Train Carriage 1 SAT 9pm–9:45pm Miner’s Camp


Irish Famine

Heart–Heart Storytelling

Jimmy & Shay

The Grenadiers

Himmerland

Good Tunes

David De Santi has been accumulating ‘good’ tunes for over 30 years and wants–share them! Be ready for a musical tour around Australia and the world! Sheet music available or use your ear–join in.

FRI 9:30am–10:30am Grandstand Bar SAT 6pm–7pm Grandstand Bar SUN 1pm–2pm Grandstand Bar

The Grenadiers

The Grenadiers are a young folk duo, singing traditional songs and rounds and originals disguised as folk. Their repertoire comes from Australia, UK, Scandinavia and the Balkans.

WED 11am–12pm Folk School Old Hall (Playing with Rounds) THU 7:15pm–7:45pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 1:30pm–2:15pm Miner’s Camp SAT 6:15pm–6:45pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Greshka

Loosen your suspenders, tighten your shoelaces and get ready–flap your extremities. Grešhka is a five piece neo–gypsy/klezmer ensemble like a chipotle and cocaine kebab!

FRI 10:30pm–11:30pm Restaurant (Club Mondo) SAT 9:30pm–10:15pm Global Green SUN 9:30am–10:15am Black Diamond Marquee

The Groove

The Groove is a new fusion of old sounds, an amorphous shifting blend of flamenco, classical and acoustic guitar vibes with driving worldly percussion. FRI 9:30am–10:15am Slacky Flat Bar

John Broomhall

Handsome Young Strangers

The undisputed kings of Aussie Bush Punk, Handsome Young Strangers (HYS) have been touring for years with their high octane take on Australian Folk Rock. FRI 9:30pm–10:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 7:15pm–8:15pm Show Pavilion SUN 12pm–12:45pm The Chapel

Heart-Heart Storytelling

Storytellers Lindy Mitchell–Nilsson & Swedish Ulf Nilsson are a dynamic duo, telling tales from all corners on the earth. For children and families. WED 3pm–4pm Folk School Old Hall (Community Story Telling) FRI 11:15am–11:45am The Shed SAT 1:45pm–2:15pm The Shed SUN 11:45am–12:15pm The Shed

Himmerland

Himmerland, touring with Mairi Campbell, is a fusion of genres and the cultures that the band members bring with them – Folk, Jazz and World – cultures from Africa, Scandinavia and Scotland. FRI 2:30pm–3:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 9:15pm–10:15pm The Chapel SUN 5pm–6pm Global Green

Honey & Knives

Honey & Knives are a folkgrass band driven by vocal harmonies and a visceral energy, known for mixing raw truths with a rollicking good time.

THU 9–10am Folk School Old Hall (Beginner Fiddle) THU 11am–12pm Folk School Old Hall (Harmony Singing) THU 9:25pm–9:40pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 10am–11am Black Diamond Marquee SAT 10:30pm–11:15pm Global Green SUN 10:30am–11:15am Miner’s Camp

Innes

The Honey Drippin’ Mudskippers

The Mudskipper’s are a melting pot of 1920’s–40’s style Depression–era Blues, Western Swing, Ragtime Blues, and Dixie Jazz. You will be up stomping in no time! FRI 6:15pm–7pm Global Green SAT 11pm–12am Slacky Flat Bar SUN 4:30pm–5:15pm Miner’s Camp

The Humphreys

The Humphreys are a folk act that features two accordions and four lead vocals. The boys play songs ranging from the bushwackers through– Johnny Cash with a healthy serve of Cajun. FRI 7pm–7:45pm Restaurant SAT 4:30pm–5:15pm Global Green

Innes

An Illawarra favourite, Innes returns in 2018 with a new swag of songs and his mandolin, guitar and computer. Expect dazzling fretwork, thought–provoking lyrics, technological wizardry and laughs. FRI 7pm–7:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 12:30pm–1:15pm Global Green

Irish Famine

1845 and lasting for six years, the potato famine killed over a million men, women children in Ireland and caused another million–flee. FR 7pm–8pm The Chapel SAT 10:15pm–11:15pm Show Pavilion

Jackie Dee

Jackie Dee is an alt. country singer–songwriter whose 2017 album ‘Six String Heart’ is receiving rave reviews around the country. Honest music is what this artist makes. SUN 9:30am–10:15am Miner’s Camp

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John Nichols

Josh C. Music

Karen Law and Family

Kevin Welch

Kenny Bartley

Lilli Story

James and Jackson

John Spillane

Jane Germain Duo

Josefina Paulson & Jonas Åkerlund

Whether it’s catchy originals or inventive covers, James and Jackson take folk, blues, or even a little indie Rock and smooth it out it into warm acoustic. FRI 6:30pm–7pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie) Jane Germain and Co. will feature songs they have been creating in their own style – raging bluegrass, hard driving blues, old timey banjo duets and alt country blues. FRI 8pm–8:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 9:30am–10:15am Global Green SUN 9:46am–9:52am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 2:30pm–3:15pm Miner’s Camp

Jimmy & Shay

Jimmy & Shay perform at pubs, clubs and parties; an extremely talented Irish Duo who also perform Aussie folk, country and 60’s and 70’s pop. FRI 11:30am–12:15pm Miner’s Camp

John Broomhall

Singer songwriter and interpreter of traditional Australian songs, John has performed throughout Australia. THU 8pm–8:15pm Restaurant (Tripe Night) FRI 12:15pm–1:15pm Show Pavilion SAT 3:30pm–4:30pm Grandstand Bar SAT 5:06pm–5:12pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 2pm–2:45pm Grandstand Bar

John Nichols & Wolfgang Kloger

Multi instrumentalists John Nichols and Wolfgang Kloger have played in a variety of music outfits spanning many genres: folk, blues, rock and at times classical. SAT 4:06pm–4:12pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 7pm–7:45pm Miner’s Camp SUN 10am–11am Music Train Carriage 1

WED 1pm–2pm Folk School New Hall (Bodhran (Irish Drum)

Josefina Paulson and Jonas Åkerlund, award– winning Swedish musicians perform on traditional instruments such as nykelharpa, Italian organetto, accordion, fiddle, hardanger fiddle, guitar and Swedish bagpipe. THU 3–4pm Folk School New Hall (Swedish Dance) THU 9:40pm–10:20pm Grandstand Bar (Accordion and String Society) FRI 11:30am–12:15pm Global Green SAT 9:30–10:15am Grandstand Bar (Swedish Tunes) SAT 1:15pm–2pm The Chapel SUN 12:30pm–1:15pm Miner’s Camp

Josh C. Music

Local singer/songwriter and percussionist duo, festival performers and regular performers at Illawarra Folk Club’s ‘Figgy Folk Sessions’.

SAT 4:18–4:24pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 8:45–9:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Kalalaya Dance Group

Kalalaya school of Dance and Music is a traditional Indian dance and music school practicing the art form of Bharathanatyam. SAT 11:30am–12pm Tivoli On Track SAT 2:30pm–3pm Tivoli On Track

Karen Law & Family

This band was born–make music together. Literally. Karen’s songs come alive with trumpet, guitar, flute, didgeridoo and wonderful harmonies from her three children.

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Lizzie Flynn

Kay Proudlove

Lisa Lazuli

Margaret Walters

FRI 5pm–5:45pm Restaurant SAT 10:24am–10:30am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution), SAT 11:30am–12:15pm Global Green SUN 10am–10:45am The Chapel

Kay Proudlove

Engaging, emotional and witty, Kay Proudlove is an indie–folk singer–songwriter with an honest, soul–bearing voice and an accidentally dry sense of humour. FRI 7:15pm–8pm Global Green SAT 1:30pm–2:15pm Global Green

Ken Field’s Hoot Band The Hoot Band is a pick–up band led by Boston– based saxophonist/composer Ken Field, playing traditional New Orleans second line brass band music and Ken’s original compositions; open–all brass band musicians.

THU 12pm–2pm Folk School New Hall (New Orleans Second Line Band) FRI 2:15pm–3:15pm Tivoli On Track (Honk Jam) SAT 11:45am–12:45pm Grandstand Bar (Honk Jam) SAT 6pm–6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar (Parade–Main Marquee) SUN 10am–11am Grandstand Bar SUN 6:30pm–6:40pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 7:50pm–8:05pm Black Diamond Marquee (Parade–Finale)

Kenny Bartley

Kenny Bartley is a singer/songwriter from the Northern Illawarra. He will take you on a musical journey. Super Kenny’s kids show has kids and adults packing the kids tent every show!. FRI 2:30pm–3pm The Shed SAT 3:15pm–3:45pm The Shed SUN 10:30am–11:15am Nag’s Lounge


Lagoon Hill Zydeco

Laney and Friends

Little Glory

Little Foot

Kevin Welch

A long–standing Americana artist, Kevin Welch resides in the hills outside of Austin Texas. His songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, and more. He returns–Australia with a brand new record and new tunes. THU 9pm–9:15pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght), FRI 1:15pm–2pm The Chapel (Guitar Central) SAT 1pm–2pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 5pm–6pm Slacky Flat Bar

King and Queen of Green

The King and Queen of Green are passionate about our environment and have a new show called ‘Say No–Plastic Show’. It’s interactive, musical and lots of fun! They will be roving around the festival.

Lagoon Hill Zydeco

A quirky Tasmanian outfit who put their own tasty twist on the vibrant zydeco music of Louisiana. Prepare–shake your shimmy as they reel off good old songs. THU 7:50pm–8:30pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 8:30pm–9:30pm Tivoli On Track SAT 9am–10am Music Train Carriage 1 SAT 6:15pm–7:15pm Tivoli On Track SUN 7:15pm–8pm Slacky Flat Bar

Laney and Friends

Laney is a Scottish–born singer whose first stage performance was at the tender age of six years. Laney has shown her vocal versatility over the years. SAT 5:30pm–6:15pm Restaurant

Lilli Story

Lilli is a repeat IFF performer. This addiction started many moons ago and is shared by kids and adults alike. Come along and join the fun!

Lizzie Bennet

Maggie Carty

Meridian

FRI 9:30am–10am The Shed SAT 11am–11:30am The Shed SUN 1:15pm–1:45pm The Shed

Lisa Lazuli

Lisa’s sublime voice, fragile and ethereal or forceful and impassioned, is a thing of beauty. Love and heartache with melancholy or sharp bite and beautifully sympathetic guitar style.’ FRI 6pm–6:45pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 1pm–1:45pm Show Pavilion

Little Foot

Little Foot is a folk singer/songwriter from Melbourne. Due–the political/social content of her song writing, she is known as an advocate for social justice.

THU 8:20pm–8:35pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 11:30am–12:15pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 9:42am–9:48am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 11am–11:45am The Chapel

Little Glory

Little Glory is an original alt–country/modern folk band from Wollongong. Nik, Lara, Andy and Phil feature alt–country, modern folk with drum, bass, acoustic guitar, keys, accordion, melodica. FRI 10:30am–11:15am Miner’s Camp

Lizzie Bennet

Lizzie Bennet are a local Illawarra band formed in the back streets of Bulli. The boys focus on music that draws from their diverse musical tastes: folk, funk, rock, and blues, fused into original music. l FRI 5:30pm–6:15pm Miner’s Camp

Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning

With lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Lizzie Flynn blends a little satirical storytelling

Maurie Mulheron and Pat Craigie

with a lot of joyful emotion, from country–tender ballads with songs of lessons learnt and love lost. SAT 2:30pm–3:30pm Black Diamond Marquee (CD Launch – You & The Open Sky) SUN 12:15pm–1pm Global Green

Love In the Jungle

Love in the Jungle is a celebration of salt–laced contemporary acoustic folk, with world percussion and Aussie indigenous sounds. Get ready. Rumble with The Jungle!

THU 2pm–3pm Folk School New Hall (Live Performance Tips), SAT 9:36am–9:42am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 4:36pm–4:42pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 8:30pm–9:30pm Nag’s Lounge

Maggie Carty & Máirtín Staunton

Maggie Carty (banjo, vocals) and Máirtín Staunton (flute, vocals), play traditional Irish music and song with a neo–Celtic flare. Their rhythmic music speaks–the core of their West of Ireland heritage, a treat for the soul. THU 10–11am Folk School New Hall (Tin Whistle) THU 12pm–1pm Folk School Old Hall (Traditional Irish Singing) THU 8–8:30pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 1pm–1:45pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 8:15–9:15pm Grandstand Bar (Irish Session) SAT 10:30am–11:15am Global Green SUN 1:30pm–2:15pm Miner’s Camp

Margaret Walters

Margaret has a traditional unaccompanied singing style, featuring “Undaunted Aussie Sheilas” as well as British & American folk songs and ballads.

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Merry Widows

Michael–John Azzopardi

mUKEas

Nick Charles

THU 5:45pm–6:15pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 12:30pm–1:15pm Miner’s Camp (Undaunted Aussie Sheilas) SAT 2pm–2:45pm Show Pavilion SAT 4:24pm–4:30pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)

Maurie Mulheron and Pat Craigie

Maurie Mulheron and Pat Craigie have been performing together since the 1970’s when they met at Sydney’s New Theatre. and continue–this day with topical and protest songs FRI 1:30pm–2:30pm Show Pavilion SUN 11am–11:45am The Chapel

Maypole with Molly

Molly’s maypole and lively accordion will have kids dancing and creating ribbon patterns or playing along on percussion. Emphasis is on fun audience participation for kids and adults. FRI 10:15am–11am The Shed SAT 9:30am–10am The Shed SUN 9:30am–10am The Shed

Meridian

The music of Meridian traces a line back–the old– time country blues and the brother duos of the twenties and thirties, creating music that is both intimate and timeless. FRI 9pm–9:45pm Nag’s Lounge

Merry Widows

Nineties Wollongong folk/rock legends the Merry Widows make their first festival appearance following their successful 2016 reunion. WED 4pm–5pm Folk School Old Hall (Songwriting) – David Beniuk THU 8:45pm–9:45pm Global Green

No Such Thing

Naranjarte

Noel Gardner

Murmur

FRI 2:45pm–3:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 10:30am–10:36am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 1:45pm–2:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 4pm–4:06pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)

FRI 6:30pm–7:30pm Show Pavilion SAT 10:36am–10:42am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 8:45pm–9:45pm Show Pavilion SUN 10am–11am Show Pavilion

Michael–John Azzopardi

Naranjarte

Coaxing ‘multiple melody lines out of one instrument is simply breathtaking.’ ‘Both his voice and his guitar are expert at expressing the subtlest sentiment and the most strident outburst.’ FRI 10:30am–11:15am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 3:30pm–4:15pm Nag’s Lounge

mUKEas

mUKEas is a local ukulele group playing a variety of genres – modern, blues, and traditional – with the ukes supported by a U–Bass, melodica, cahon, harp and percussion.

FRI 12:30pm–1:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 3:10–3:25pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Murmur

Naranjarte is Ana Lorite and Sergio Aguilar from Spain. They mix the arts of puppetry and classical circus and are travelling with their project “Puppetry and Circus: a Trip Around the World’s Schools”. FRI 1:45pm–2:15pm The Shed FRI 8pm–8:30pm Tivoli On Track SAT 2:30pm–3pm The Shed SAT 5:30pm–6pm Tivoli On Track SAT 10:45pm–11:15pm Nag’s Lounge SUN 10:15am–10:45am The Shed SUN 12:30pm–1pm The Shed

Nick Charles

Known as ‘Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues,’ Nick has released albums worldwide, toured the USA and received awards including ‘Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the Year 2014’.

Murmur play chilled Brazilian and South American music and original songs influenced by this tropical music style. Luke O’Neill (vocals and guitar), Matt Dickson (bass) and David Gale (drums).

FRI 2:15pm–3pm The Chapel (Guitar Central) SAT 10:30am–11:15am Black Diamond Marquee SUN 2:45pm–3:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

FRI 5:30pm–6:30pm Tivoli On Track SAT 8pm–8:45pm Miner’s Camp

Nick Rheinberger

Music for a Warming World

Fabulous musicianship, stunning visuals, Music for a Warming World is a unique eco–meditation on our world, a journey from loss–hope that is moving audiences across Australia.

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Nick is a comedian, a musician, a cynic and an unashamed sentimentalist. He is a restless musician, absorbing musical cultures until the result is reggae on a miniature Greek bouzouki.

FRI 4pm–5pm Grandstand Bar (Ukulele One Workshop) FRI 10pm–11pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 5:30pm–6:15pm Global Green


The Raglins

Peter Willey

Robyn Sykes

Peter Mace

SUN 3pm–5:30pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele), host SUN 6:45pm–8pm Black Diamond Marquee (Finale MC)

No Such Thing

A big band based in Kiama who play Australian tunes – music old and new with a distinctive Australian accent. They play for regular dances in Kiama, Nowra and Wongawilli FRI 7pm–8pm Grandstand Bar SAT 4:45pm–5:45pm Grandstand Bar SUN 4:15pm–5:30pm Tivoli On Track (Farewell Bush Dance)

Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge

An engaging duo with exquisite vocals, evocative songs, and heartfelt insights into our land, social justice and reflections on life, songs that never fail–touch an audience. FRI 3:15pm–4pm The Chapel SAT 9:48am–9:54am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 4:30–4:36pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 6pm–6:45pm Miner’s Camp SUN 3pm–3:45pm The Shed

The Northern Folk

The Northern Folk are a collective of eleven musical ambitionists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/funk from intimate ballads–big–band boot stompers.

THU 10pm–11pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 8:30pm–9:30pm Global Green SAT 6:30pm–7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SUN 10am–11am Music Train Carriage 2 SUN 1:15pm–2pm Black Diamond Marquee

Paddy McHugh

Roger Gordon Fyfe

Oi Dipnoi

Born out of tradition and innovation, Oi Dipnoi music is rooted in ancient melodies of Sicily, developed by the diatonic accordion with percussion and bass. Tunes and songs in Sicilian dialect and in standard Italian. THU 12pm–1pm Folk School Chill Room (Jaw Harp) THU 4pm–5pm Folk School New Hall (Sicilian Cane Flute) THU 8pm–8:45pm Tivoli On Track FRI 11:30am–12:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SAT 8:30pm–9:15pm Global Green SUN 4:15pm–5pm The Chapel

Paddy & The Wonderband

With some band members now based in Sydney and Melbourne, Paddy and the Wonderband’s roots are in gypsy jazz, but their arrangements forge a sound all of their own.

SAT 9:45–10:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Paddy McHugh

Paddy McHugh is a storyteller with a no bullshit approach–writing and performing who has shared stages with artists such as Sinead O’Connor, Joe Pug and Kinky Friedman. FRI 2:30pm–3:15pm Miner’s Camp SAT 3:30pm–4:15pm Global Green SUN 4pm–4:45pm The Shed

Peter Mace

After retiring from operating a power station for years Peter found a passion: bush poetry. Three times winner of the Tamworth Golden Damper and reciter of the year at the National Folk Festival

THU 4pm–6pm Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea)

Oi Dipnoi

The Protesters

FRI 8:30–10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SAT 8am–10am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) SUN 8am–9:30am Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute) SUN 11:15am–12pm Grandstand Bar (Limericks) SUN 2:45pm–4pm Grandstand Bar (Sunday Poetry Delight)

Peter Willey

Funny name, funny bloke! Peter’s killer wit, riotous stand–up routines, hilarious parodies, clever original songs and poems produce a superb performance. So strap in and don’t miss him! FRI 8pm–8:30pm Show Pavilion SAT 6pm–6:45pm The Chapel SUN 10:48am–10:54am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)

The Protesters

Using the quintessential reggae sound–carry The Protesters’ message forward, the band’s repertoire is a rich musical tapestry, weaving classy horn and a heavy roots reggae rhythm. SAT 11am–11:15am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 8:30pm–9:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 4pm–5pm Black Diamond Marquee

The Raglins

With their feet firmly planted in the traditional folk scene, award winning duo The Raglins have a unique contemporary interpretation of Australian folk music. Stunning vocals, and driving guitar. FRI 12:30pm–1:15pm Global Green SAT 12pm–12:45pm Miner’s Camp SAT 4:12pm–4:18pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 9:52am–9:58am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) SUN 1pm–1:45pm The Chapel SUN 4:47–4:57pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

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Shanty Club

Scott Cook and the Second Chances

Snez

Shalani Thomas

Richard Perso

A do–not–miss act, playing–crowds in Australia and overseas. Combining old school blues/roots/ folk style guitar with didgeridoo and Eddie Vedder vocals, WOW. THU 4pm–5pm Folk School Chill Room (Introduction–Didgeridoo) THU 6:15pm–6:45pm Slacky Flat Bar FRI 12:15pm–1pm The Chapel (Guitar Central) SAT 7:30pm–8:15pm Restaurant

The Scrims

SAT 2:45pm–3:30pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 5pm–5:06pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 12:30pm–1:15pm Show Pavilion

Russell Hannah

Scott Cook and the Second Chances

A tormenter of accordion players and a lover of tripe, the cuddly president of the Illawarra Folk Club, aka BigRuss will be spotted at spoken word gigs all over the place.

Robyn Sykes

Rusty & The Saint

Roger Gordon Fyfe

The Royal High Jinx

The Royal High Jinx write, play and sing music inspired by European traditions, shaded with gypsy jazz, Balkan and a pinch of classical virtuosity, while sporting a spectacular wardrobe combining dapper suits and burlesque exuberance.

Taiko no Wa

FRI 8pm–9pm Slacky Flat Bar SAT 7pm–8pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 1:15pm–2pm Global Green

THU 6:30pm–11pm Restaurant (Tripe Dinner and Concert Host FRI 10–10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) Come with champion Australian Robyn Sykes on a SAT 9:30–10am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) tantalising trip through versatile verse. Meet the characters, hear the stories, feel the highs and lows, SAT 10:30am–11:30am Grandstand Bar (Woolly Yarns Host) and laugh with the Binalong Bard. SAT 11:30am–12:30pm Show Pavilion (John WED 10am–11am Folk School Old Hall (Writing Dengate Parody Concert) Bush Poetry) THU 4–6pm Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea) FRI 8:30–10:30am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) Long–time musical acquaintances Russell SAT 8am–10am Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast) Churcher and David De Santi come together– SUN 8am–9:30am Show Pavilion (Blue The present an eclectic selection of contemporary Shearer Tribute) SUN 11:15am–12pm Grandstand Bar (Limericks) folk–influenced songs. SUN 2:45pm–4pm Grandstand Bar (Sunday FRI 5pm–5:45pm Nag’s Lounge Poetry Delight) SAT 9:30pm–10:15pm Restaurant SUN 10:42am–10:48am Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert) Roger Fyfe is based in Kiama and hails from SUN 4:27pm–4:37pm Show Pavilion (Got a Scotland. His style is contemporary and mellow in Ukulele) nature, with occasional uplifting variants–classic songs and diverse themes. FRI 3pm–3:45pm Grandstand Bar SAT 4:42–4:48pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)

SingGongGo

Santa Taranta

Santa Taranta is a Melbourne–based band playing original and traditional music from Italy with a fresh contemporary feel. organetto, accordion, tamburello, marranzanu, voice and guitar. THU 3pm–4pm Folk School Chill Room (Italian Frame Drum) FRI 9:15pm–10:15pm Restaurant (Club Mondo) SAT 10am–10:06am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution),

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Scott Cook has distilled the stories from a decade touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, and elsewhere into six albums of straight– talking, keenly observant verse. THU 10:10pm–10:30pm Restaurant (Tripe NIght) FRI 10pm–11pm Nag’s Lounge SAT 9:30am–10:15am Black Diamond Marquee SAT 10:48am–10:54am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SUN 3:45pm–4:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

The Scratchies

The Scratchies formed at IFF13, a different combination people well known in the folk scene in the Illawarra. Everyone gets their chance–lead a song or tune of their choice. FRI 10am–10:45am Nag’s Lounge

The Scrims

Authentic, rootsy, bluegrass and swing. Real tasty, a high energy, folk/bluegrass band from Melbourne. They will make your feet fall off from dancing so hard! FRI 9:30pm–10:30pm Show Pavilion SAT 11:30am–12:30pm Black Diamond Marquee SUN 9am–10am Music Train Carriage 1 SUN 6:15pm–7pm Slacky Flat Bar

Shalani Thomas

‘…her guitar glides along with her floating vocal melodies creating a beautiful sound of innocence.’ Shalani may be just 15, but her music sounds old and wise.

FRI 7:15pm–8pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie) SAT 4:48pm–4:54pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SUN 3:20pm–3:40pm Black Diamond Marquee


Sydney English Country Dance

Swingaleles

Shelley’s Murder Boys

Swing Booty

Shanty Club

A jolly and raucous mob singing old songs, making new friends and discovering sea legs. Sometimes accompanied, sometimes acapella, and always fun choruses–get you singing!

THU 10:30pm–11:30pm Grandstand Bar FRI 9:30pm–10:30pm Grandstand Bar SAT 5:24pm–5:42pm Show Pavilion (Boat Songs) SAT 10:30pm–11:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 4pm–4:45pm Grandstand Bar

Shelley’s Murder Boys

Turn off the highway and head into the hills with Shelley’s Murder Boys, bringing a new verve–the old timey music of the Appalachians. You may never escape.

FRI 1:30pm–2:15pm Global Green SAT 10am–11am Music Train Carriage 2 SUN 1:30pm–2:15pm Nag’s Lounge

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

Hailing from Woonona, Silver Lotus performs American Tribal Style Bellydance with elements of flamenco, fusion and gypsy culture. SUN 10:50am–11:20am Tivoli On Track SUN 12:50pm–1:20pm Tivoli On Track

SingGongGo

We have sung, laughed and performed together for over six years, singing songs from many and varied backgrounds– Eastern European, Latin American, African, old and new pop. THU 2pm–3pm Folk School Old Hall (World Folk Songs) SUN 2pm–2:45pm The Shed

Ti–li–li–li

Steve Turner

The Small Glories

Cara Luft and JD Edwards are a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self–professed study in contrasts, Luft’s folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. FRI 5:30pm–6:30pm The Chapel (Session) SAT 7:30pm–8:15pm Global Green SUN 1:45pm–2:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

Snez

From a Macedonian working–class family, where stories about hardship, romance, black magic, mysticism and work are passed down, Snez weaves these influences into her songs and stories. FRI 3:30pm–4:15pm Miner’s Camp SAT 10:15am–11am Show Pavilion SAT 10:42am–10:48am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SUN 9am–10am Music Train Carriage 2

Southern Crane Martial Arts Academy Inc.

Southern Crane Martial Arts Academy is a contemporary Tibetan Kung Fu and Chinese cultural practice organization presenting the Chinese Lion Dancing.

SUN 2:05pm–2:20pm Global Green SUN 6:15pm–6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

Southern Gentlemen

A string band blending fiddle, dobro, banjo, bass, guitar and mandolin and four–part harmonies, Southern Gentlemen give songs and tunes from Australia and the world a bluegrass rinse. THU 2pm–3pm Folk School Chill Room (Intermediate Mandolin) SAT 4pm–4:45pm Miner’s Camp

Southern Gentlemen

Steampunk Vagabonds

Astarte Studio’s Steampunk Vagabonds are a local dance troupe inspired by an eclectic range of world music and dance genres, including Celtic styling, Vaudeville, and carnival. They have gained a reputation for their theatrical performances and intricate and elaborate costuming. SAT 1pm–1:30pm Tivoli On Track SUN 12:10pm–12:40pm Tivoli On Track SUN 1:30pm–2pm Tivoli On Track

Steve Turner

Traditional singer from the UK with one of the best voices in the business. His repertoire ranges from old ballads–contemporary folk with concertina and mandolin. Listen and join in! WED 12pm–1pm Folk School Chill Room (Concertina Workshop), THU 6:30–7pm Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club) FRI 10:30am–11:15am Global Green SAT 8:15pm–9pm The Chapel SUN 11:15pm–12pm Show Pavilion

Swing Booty

Swing Booty is a genre mash–up of gypsy–funk with Afrobeat and Latin undertones. Music is food for the soul, and we love it! We will fun you! FRI 10pm–11pm Tivoli On Track

Swingaleles

The Swingaleles is a Wollongong ukulele group that was founded in 2010 by Mick Berghuis. The group performs at aged care facilities, markets, malls and charity functions.

WED 10am–11am Folk School New Hall (Ukulele Workshop) FRI 5:30pm–6:30pm Grandstand Bar SUN 3:55–4:10pm Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

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Wally Byrne

Wolf Gordon

Tim Lukey

The Water Runners

Sydney English Country Dance

Sydney English Country Dance are a joyful group dedicated–continuing and sharing a lovely tradition of English Country Dance as a modern and developing dance form. SAT 12:15pm–12:45pm Tivoli On Track SUN 10am–10:30am Tivoli On Track

Taiko no Wa

Taiko no Wa is a Japanese percussion ensemble made up of Taikoz class members. Our name translates as ‘circle of taiko’, which alludes–the graceful circular movements of taiko players.

WED 3pm–4pm Folk School New Hall (Waidaiko Japanese Drumming), WED 4pm–5pm Folk School New Hall (Waidaiko Japanese Drumming) SAT 2:30pm–3:15pm The Chapel SUN 5:15pm–6pm The Shed

The Ten Quid Poms

John Warner and Robin Connaughton sing traditional English and Australian songs, and their own creations; look for strong vocals, fascinating new songs, scintillating harmonies, poetry!

FRI 11am–12pm Grandstand Bar (Celebrate the Horses) SAT 10:12am–10:18am Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution) SAT 1pm–2pm Grandstand Bar (Australian Made – Australian Played) SUN 12:15pm–1pm Grandstand Bar

Ti–li–li–li

Zumpa

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

Tim Lukey

Tim Lukey, a fingerstyle acoustic guitarist from Wollongong, creates exciting and atmospheric music by layering melodies and harmonies with a looper.

WED 12pm–1pm Folk School Old Hall (Finger Style Guitar) WED 1pm–2pm Folk School Old Hall (Basics of Looping) FRI 11:30am–12pm The Chapel (Guitar Central) SAT 7pm–7:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

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 7:30pm–8:30pm Miner’s Camp SAT 5:30pm–6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

Youth Traditions

Keeping the tradition alive is the aim of the Awards. Young artists, aged between nine and twenty–five will have the chance–perform traditional folk songs and tunes in the fifth annual concert. There are also prizes–be won! FRI 3:30pm–4:45pm The Shed SAT 4pm–5:15pm The Shed

Zingara

Zingara are young local musicians playing a combo of gypsy jazz and electro swing. With their mesmerizing beats, Zingara will have the audience ready–show off their wildest dance moves! SAT 7:45pm–8:30pm The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Wally Byrne

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

SAT 1pm–1:45pm Miner’s Camp

FRI 1:30pm–2:15pm Slacky Flat Bar

Wally Byrne is a contemporary folk singer. His songs, set in Australia’s past and present, tell stories about life and what it means–live. His album ‘The Simple Life’ was released in 2016.

The Water Runners

The Water Runners play a high energy blend of contemporary Australian and trad folk with elements of Bluegrass, Country, and Roots. Their songs tell of life and death, love and loss. FRI 11pm–12am Slacky Flat Bar SAT 3pm–3:45pm Show Pavilion

Ti–li–li–li performs traditional folk songs from the Middle East, with songs in Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Azeri, Greek, Kurdish, Persian and Turkish, Wolf Gordon is an emerging acoustic artist from Wollongong. Inspired by Matt McHugh, soulful sufi–fast gypsy dance music Neil Young, and Bob Dylan, Wolf Gordon’s live SAT 12:15pm–1pm The Chapel performances are heartfelt and captivating. SUN 12:30pm–1:15pm Nag’s Lounge FRI 4:30pm–5:15pm Miner’s Camp

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An ensemble of talented musicians with a special love for gypsy music from the Balkans and Europe, Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret share the spirited tunes of gypsy life.

Zumpa

Be transported–forgotten Italian fishing villages, moonlit olive groves and a hard life under a hot sun where peasants play music–celebrate life with a fierce sense of humour. FRI 2:30pm–3:30pm Global Green SAT 11:30pm–12:30am Restaurant (Club Mediterraneo) SUN 8:30pm–9:30pm Slacky Flat Bar (Club Mediterraneo)


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FOOD 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 AUTHENTIC TURKISH PASTRIES Gozlemes with various fillings Veg - Lunch and Dinner

BALINESE SPICE MAGIC

Authentic Balinese food with fresh local ingredients Vegan, Veg ,Gf, Lactose Free - All Day

COMMON GROUND

Homemade wholesome food, Nachos, quesadilas Veg Vegan - Lunch and Dinner

KANYANI PIZZA

KOREAN BBQ

Authentic Korean BBQ with fresh salads, dumplings Gf Salads Lunch and Dinner

MEDITERRANEAN STREET FOOD

Greek yiro all with organic vegetables, fresh pita Veg - All Day

ORGANIC PANCAKES

Organic Dutch mini pancakes Lunch and Dinner

Wood fired Pizzas with fresh toppings Veg Vegan - All Day All Day

RUSSIAN BLINIS

KINGSMORE BURGERS

SOPHIE’S SCOOPS

Healthy burgers and chips Veg - All Day

Blinis, piroski, burekan, poppyseed slices - All Day Gourmet coffees, fresh fruit smoothies, iced teas Wide Selection Of Milks - All Day

PIAZZA BERRYLICIOUS

RJPANCAKES

GRILLAX

TRIGGY MOBILE COFFEE

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BLISS BEAT CURRIES

Fruit infused yoghurt, icecream, smoothies, milkshakes All Day Meat skewers, noodles, vegetable spring rolls Veg - Lunch and Dinner German sausages, sauerkraut, cakes pretzels All Day

Vegan pancakes tofu and vegetarian burgers Veg Vegan - All Day Coffee, tea hot chocolate, banana bread, chocolates Variety Of Milks - All Day Variety of curries and rice Veg - Lunch and Dinner

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Gozlemes, twist potatoes - All Day

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Coffee, smoothies, frappes, juice, muffins, pastries Variety Of Milks - All Day East meets West vegetarian food Vegan ,Veg,Gf - Lunch and Dinner

LEMON BARA

Fruit drinks - All Day

Fish, calamari, fish burgers ,chips salads ,cold drinks Veg - Lunch and Dinner Fresh unique street flavours of central Vietnam Vegan, Veg ,Gf, Meat Lovers Lunch and Dinner

THE FANCY BANGER

BBQ handmade sausages locally made bread sauces Vegan,Veg - All Day

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The Great Gut Busting Tripe Dinner and Concert

Nag's Lounge

Show Pavilion

GLOBAL Slacky GREEN Flat Bar TRACK Grandstand The Shed

BUS STOP 1

Tivoli PIAZZA

BULLI SHOWGROUND RESTAURANT

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2018 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 Cleaning Manager Judy Cork Advertising David De Santi Artist Accommodation Suzi Wakefield Artist Liaison & Registration Anne Proudlove Artistic Setup Lana Patrin Artist Tent City Kevin Donegan, David De Santi Booking Committee David De Santi, Russell Hannah, Graeme Morrison Camping Frank Kavanagh 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 Imagery and Graphic Design David De Santi, Pedro Altuna First Aid Greg Adams Folk School / Youth Traditions Ann Lehmann, Lilli Pang, David De Santi Grants 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 Office Management, Ticketing Robyn Jackson, Bruce Jackson Photography Graeme Morrison, Liz Aitken, John Aitken, Kim Rudner, Jessica Millman, Jenelle McWilliam, El Cooper, Peter O'Neill Publicist Nick Hartgerink Production Manager Stephen O'Keeffe Raffle Claire Roberts, David De Santi Recycling/Green Folk Jason Gleadhill Safety Mike Burke Security Graeme Morrison Signage Helen Wilson Site Planning Manager Rod Cork

Site Planning David De Santi, Neil Rowsell, Tom O’Toole, Bruce Jackson, Phil Jones 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, Stephen O'Keeffe, Steve McClure Souvenir Program David De Santi, Pedro Altuna Sponsorship David De Santi, Anne Cantle Stalls Judy Cork, Rod Cork Survey Claire Roberts Traffic Mike Traynor 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 Rod Cork

Thanks

• Jamie McGarva from Event Draping for the setting up of the curtains around the festival • Shirleyanne Myers for the use of the cover graphic

Join the 2019 Festival Organising Committee

Call for Help during the Festival

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

The 33rd 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!

Volunteer Registration for 2019 Festival Go to www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au from October 2018

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Folk Coming in 2018 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 generally held on the 1st Fridays and 3rd Saturdays of the month from February to November. 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! 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 2018.

www.illawarrafolkclub.org.au www.facebook.com/illawarrafolkfestival Friday 2 February, 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers Club Witches Leap (Ireland), Pukichi (Japan) Friday 16 February, 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers Club Four pack of local acts

Scott Cook

Friday 6 April, 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers Club Cara (Scot/Germany)

Cara

Sunday 15 April, 3pm Wollongong City Diggers Club Ten Strings and a Goat Skin (Canada) TBC Friday 20 April, 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers Club Scott Cook (Canada), Corin Raymond (Canada)

Gordie MacKeeman

Festivals Coming 2-4 March Cobargo Folk Festival, far South Coast of NSW 9-12 March Port Fairy Folk Festival 16-18 March Blue Mountains Music Festival

Ken Nicol and Fiona Ross

29 March - 2 April National Folk Festival, Canberra 27-29 April

St Albans Folk Festival North of Sydney Sunday 25 February, 4pm Community Hall Kiama (Hindmarsh Park) 8-11 June Alistair Brown (Cornwall, UK), Graeme Knights (UK) Perisher Peak Festival, Snowy Mountains

Sunday 11 March, 3.30pm House concert at Shellharbour ‘Song and Dance Man’ Mike McClellan Ph 0488971777 or 1300887034 for more details Thursday 16 March, 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers Club car (Canada) Friday 23 March, 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers Club Ken Nicol and Fiona Ross (UK)

23-25 September Folk by the Sea, Kiama Showground, 6 venues, 50 acts 21-23 October Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, South Coast of NSW

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

27 December to 1 January 2019 Woodford Folk Festival 10-13 January 2019 Cygnet Folk Festival, Tasmania 17-20 January 2019 34th Illawarra Folk Festival

Mike McClellan


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ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 18 - 21 JANUARY 2018 ž BULLI SHOWGROUND, NSW

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FOLK SUMMER SCHOOL


Den Hanraham & The Rum Runners

Handsome Young Strangers

The Northern Folk

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2018 Illawarra Folk Festival Souvenir Program  
2018 Illawarra Folk Festival Souvenir Program  

Artist performing times, photographs and biographies, program grid, Folk School program, Music Train, Festival help guide, venue map and muc...

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