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ISSUE NO. 35


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

SUPPORTERS 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 • GLEN AYR COASTAL RETREAT THIRROUL NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL • PERISHER PEAK FESTIVAL • REG MOMBASSA • VOX FM • WONGAWILLI COLONIAL DANCE CLUB

35TH 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 36TH ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 14 - 17 JANUARY 2021 PERFORMER APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 MAY 2020 SOUVENIR PROGRAM CREDITS FESTIVAL LOGO – REG MOMBASSA GRAPHIC DESIGN – PEDRO ALTUNA, MILKBARSTUDIOS.COM.AU LAYOUT DESIGN & CONTENT - DAVID DE SANTI PHOTOGRAPHY – GRAEME MORRISON, LIZ AITKEN, JOHN AITKEN, PETER O'NEILL, JENELLE MCWILLIAM, JESSICA MILLMAN, KIM RUDNER, JOHN BURGESS COVER ARTWORK BY SHIRLEYANNE MYERS

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


Welcome to number 35 The Emerald (Green) Festival

Kermit the Frog once remarked that it wasn’t easy being green and given the attitude of some of our politicians he was most probably right. Here at the Illawarra Folk Festival we are into our 35th Festival, which is of course the emerald celebration, which is of course, ‘green’. As a community organisation we have felt that we should lead the way in environmental responsibility. Starting with the Green Music Train many years ago we have gradually added to our credentials. In the field of waste reduction all food scraps and cups, plates, cutlery, food and drink containers sold by stalls must be compostable or recyclable. Plastics, glass and clean cardboard are recycled, and we encourage BYO reusable water bottles and coffee cups. Saying no to plastic bags and single use water bottles is a high priority. Our aim is to send no waste to landfill. A big task requiring attendees, campers, volunteers, stallholders and performers to work together. But we know folkies and we know that they are up to the task. Here’s a new innovation - 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. Finally of course we have discarded the unrecyclable plastic beer mugs and sell cans. These are recycled daily by St Vinnies who collect them. So every time you have a canned beer or soft drink and place your uncrushed can in the appropriate bin (when it’s empty of course-) then you are helping some homeless person. We are coming off the back of a bit of a fairly severe financial drubbing again in 2019 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 as wages growth stalls and people tighten belts. Once again our hard working committee (you’ll see their names in the program) started work in mid-January 2019. Whereas there is an occasional rest for the wicked , there is no rest for folk festival volunteer organisers and they have been hard at it ever since. The result is the festival that you are going to experience between 16th and 19th January 2020. We still maintain that we are ‘The Biggest Little Festival in the World.’ We maintain our intimacy and involvement with our blackboards, sessions, poetry, folk school and spoken word. Our venues are relatively small so you are always up front and close and what you see is what you get. The program - well it speaks for itself, but a couple of things are worthy of mention. Once again we have a large contingent of overseas artists - so you can save yourself the airfares of having to travel to see them. We have a bigger youth program now called Fresh Faces and we welcome back our old mate, Eric Bogle who first surfaced at our Festival 33 years ago, not bad for a bloke who claims to be only 40. Once again we have a lot of sessions that will involve people who want to learn more. The Green Music Train just keeps expanding. Once again we will have four trains that musicians from the festival will be boarding at Waterfall. There is over 800 people in 8 carriages spread over four trains and two days and each represents this very green idea of getting here. 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 program. 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 35th 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 in January 2020

CONTENTS

Page MESSAGES 1 HITCH-HIKERS GUIDE 3 HELP GUIDE 4 FESTIVAL FEATURES 18 PARTICIPATE 20 LIFT OUT PROGRAM 27 FOLK SCHOOL 30 PROGRAM GRID 31 VENUES 38 MUSIC TRAIN 39 ARTISTS A TO Z 40

Welcome to our Country 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. Joyce Donovan, Aboriginal Elder

2020 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 155 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.

Festival Prices Early Bird SEASON PASS (by 23 Dec 2019) SAVE $70 Advance SEASON PASS (by 13 Jan 2020) SAVE $50 SEASON PASS Adult (after 13 Jan 2020) SEASON Youth Pass (12 - 17yrs) with paying parent On site camping available, check website for prices WEEKEND PASS (Saturday and Sunday) Adult THURSDAY FULL DAY Adult (proceeds to charity) FRIDAY FULL DAY Adult SATURDAY FULL DAY Adult SUNDAY FULL DAY Adult SAT or SUN Day Youth (12 – 17yrs) with paying parent FRIDAY EVENING (from 6pm) SATURDAY EVENING (from 6pm) FRI / SAT Evening Youth (12-17yrs) with paying parent

$150 $170 $220 $65 $150 $30 $85 $95 $85 $40 $55 $60 $25

Russell Hannah OAM (Bigruss) President Illawarra Folk Club

16–19 January 2020

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MESSAGES Lord Mayor, City of Wollongong This year the lllawarra Folk Festival celebrates 35 years of bringing live music to the lllawarra. It's an annual highlight for music fans from across the country who converge on Bulli Showground, beneath the spectacular northern lllawarra Escarpment, to experience wonderful music in a very special setting. I would like to welcome everyone that is visiting the Illawarra for this year's festival. This is one of the largest volunteer run music festivals in Australia and I congratulate the organisers, volunteers, artists, and loyal festival goers who make this such a great event. I am sure you will enjoy the vibrant, collective energy and community atmosphere that you help to create. Cr Gordon Bradbery OAM Wollongong City Lord Mayor

Project & Operations Director Hi everyone, Welcome to another Illawarra Folk Festival – our 35th 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 numbers about four hundred. Thanks go to all our volunteers for this festival. 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. 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 2020 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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Premier of NSW It is my great pleasure to welcome all guests and performers to the 35th Illawarra Folk Festival. This year's program is filled with talented local, national and international acts performing more than 400 concerts across four days. There is something for all ages at this family friendly event including different folk music sub-genres as well as poetry recitals, comedy shows and dance performances. The Illawarra Folk Festival is one of New South Wales' oldest and most loved music festivals. Whether you are here for one session, or the whole four days, the stunning Illawarra location and memorable performances allow you to truly enjoy the moment. Thank you to the organisers of the Illawarra Folk Festival. Year after year you create a program to intrigue and excite folk fans in Australia and around the world. I hope the 35th Illawarra Folk Festival is safe and enjoyable, and the best edition yet. Gladys Berejiklian MP Premier

Artistic Director

When you enter the gates of the Bulli Showground you enter a peaceful and musical global village where you can leave your everyday cares behind. You enter a world of inspiration, vision, colour, creativity, harmony and community spirit - a utopia we wish could last all year. To achieve this of course requires quite a huge team effort and thanks to a core of about 40 devoted volunteers, which swells to 350 plus, the 35th anniversary Illawarra Folk Festival will be another great celebration.

Special mention is required for the incredibly hardworking Steering Committee of Neil Rowsell, Judy and Rod Cork, Robyn and Bruce Jackson, Graeme Morrison, Peter Davis, Suzi Wakefield and the inimitable Russell Hannah who sadly cannot attend this celebration. We’re proud to continue to support youth folk with Fresh Folk concerts, Blackboard sessions, showcase and the return of the Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra performing with special guests. It’s a great way for young folk musicians from all over the country to share and play folk music. We’re also continuing the Youth Tradition Awards and the wonderful Folk School, curated by Ann Lehmann, to nurture and develop our young performers. All this is part of the monster cultural event the festival has become. Here’s a few statistics – 155 acts from all over the world and Australia with 70 of them local, around 700 performers, 480 concerts / dances / sessions / workshops and 11 venues! Despite the scale of the festival we still manage to have ways to participate for all – playing music, singing, dancing, reciting, telling yarns and socialising! On this occasion of the 35th festival and my 25th as Artistic Director it is opportune to contemplate the development of the festival from its humble beginnings in the village of Jamberoo and the thousands of hours spent to achieve the success of the festival now. It's crazy, but it always seems so worthwhile seeing, hearing and enjoying the unique musical and artistic gatherings we have created. So bow your fiddles, pluck your banjos, strum your guitars, blow your trumpets, bang your drum, holler a shanty, squeeze your accordion, dance a tarantella or jig and enjoy our 35th 'Emerald' Illawarra Folk Festival. David De Santi Artistic Director and Minister for Many Other Things


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.

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

• Make sure you pack summer clothes, colourful festival style clothing, an umbrella for quick rain-showers, a refillable water bottle and lots of good cheer.

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

• If you’re using public transport then walk up to the main Bulli Showground Gate on Grevillea Park Road entry gate and head for the Festival Office.

• Make sure you get a full program when you do the pass/wristband exchange. This is your guide to the venues, performers and lots of general information.

• Once you’ve parked the car, head for the Global Green, Piazza 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 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 two venues there - The Chapel and The Conservatory (former Miner's 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.

ILLAWARRA FOLK CLUB AND 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 15 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. 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


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!

Injury at events

The IFC is the promoter of this recreational event, the Illawarra Folk Festival (IFF). It utilises existing grounds, buildings, stalls, kennels, roadways and pathways, owned or leased from various organisations. It does so on a “as is basis” and subject Next to the Festival Office is the registration area for artists, volunteers, sponsors and media. You may park to existing faults (if any), the current condition and your car temporarily near the office while you get your state of repair, of the grounds, buildings, stalls, wristband but then you must park your vehicle in the kennels, roadways and pathways, so that to the extent designated parking areas inside the showground. permitted by law, IFC disclaims all liability for any injuries or death sustained, however caused, during The camping office is also located in the Festival the running of the IFF. The IFC has tried to make the Office. There is a separate waiting lane for caravans and motorhomes while you book your camping site. IFF an enjoyable and safe experience. Please take care and stay alert at all times you are at the IFF. If you or your minor are injured, immediately ask a volunteer for assistance or directions to a first aid room or contact an emergency service. • Wednesday 9am – 5pm You assume all risks whilst you attend or participate • Thursday 9am – 9pm at the IFF, regardless of what activity you are involved • Friday 8am – 10pm in at the IFF. By purchasing a ticket, or receiving a ticket as a • Saturday 8am – 10pm performer, or as our guest, you acknowledge and • Sunday 9am – 4pm accept these terms and conditions in your personal capacity and on behalf of any other member of a band or group you are applying for, and for any • Your festival wristband must be worn at all times. accompanying minor. If you purchase tickets for a All children must also have a wristband as well. minor, you are responsible for their behaviour and • Sound/video recordings are not permitted without safety whilst at the IFF. the prior written consent from the Artistic Director. Licence, ejection and cancellation: No redemption • All professional/commercial photographers or value. The IFC reserves the right, without refund of film makers must first obtain permission from the any amount paid, to refuse admission to, or eject, Artistic Director. any person whose conduct the IFC, their agents, • No pets allowed on the site, except registered employees or contractors deems to be disorderly, who dogs approved by the festival organisers. uses vulgar or abusive language or who otherwise fails to comply with any IFC directions concerning the management of the IFF. The IFF is a licensed venue. An EFTPOS facility for cash out is available adjacent In accordance with liquor licensing law, intoxicated to the Slacky Flat Bar (Betting Ring) area, under the persons are not allowed to remain on licensed grandstand. premises and will be asked to leave. No alcohol is The following information is applicable to all persons permitted to be brought into the licensed area of attending the Illawarra Folk Festival. the IFF. Breach of any such terms and conditions will terminate your revocable licence to attend the event without refund or compensation. All persons attending the IFF must hold a valid ticket and display The festival runs entirely on volunteers who a valid wristband. The applicable law is that of New appreciate a helping hand and the odd thank you. South Wales. If you can also volunteer a few hours of work then please see the Festival Office staff.

Festival Office opening times

Conditions of Entry

EFTPOS

Festival Volunteers

Festival Shop

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

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Messages

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

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

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 landfill. • 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 To the extent permitted by law, the Illawarra Folk Club Restaurant. Inc. (IFC) shall not have any liability to you beyond the • Make sure that all your camping equipment stays face value of the ticket purchased, plus any relevant within your allocated space. per ticket service charge. The IFC shall not be liable for any loss of enjoyment or wasted expenditure. IFC • Unruly behaviour will not be tolerated and may accepts no responsibility for any personal property result in your removal from the site. Twenty four loss, damage or breakage howsoever occasioned. hour security is on hand to ensure the safety and amenity of all campers.

Limitation of liability

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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.

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.

Accommodation

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

Lost and Found

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

Late-Night Partying

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

Smoke-free Festival

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

Car Parking

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.

alcohol is to be taken inside or outside licensed areas. There are selections of fine beer and cider, wine and soft drinks available.

BYO Bottle

The festival is striving to be a Disposal Water Bottle Free event for 2020. Bring and use your refillable water bottle or get one from the Festival Shop.

Festival Bar 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

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

16–19 January 2020

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First Aid

Please report medical and other emergencies to 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)


2020 SOUVENIRS Available from the festival shop in the Slacky Flat Bar from Thursday evening

stom Gear 12018444 STUBBY HOLDER $10

TOTE $15

GUITAR PICKS x 25 sky blue $1

x 25 red

2020 FULL COLOUR LIMITED T-SHIRT $30 2020 SINGLE COLOUR T-SHIRT $25

x BANDANA 25 yellow

x 25 RoyalCAP Blue

$12 448.4(w)x450mm(h)

$25

Black

FESTIVAL CDS

Shane Moon 12/12/2018

COWBOY HAT $25

2020 FESTIVAL CD $15

WATER BOTTLE $6


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS The Illawarra Folk Festival is a major community event which has generated more than $120,000 for charities over the past 18 years and we want to do more. The festival is powered by a group of hardworking volunteer musicians, dancers, poets, storytellers and culturally minded folk who believe in giving back to the community Since 2001, beginning with a major Diageo/ Guinness community sponsorship, the festival has supported over 63 organisations including more recently Motor Neurone Disease Association of New South Wales, Need A Feed, Bulli Surf Life Saving Club, 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.

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 2020 charity is Hidden Harvest.

Over the past fourteen years in Bulli, through its charity bush dances, festival opening concerts and donations, the festival has given more than $50,000 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.

2020 Community Partners:

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Hidden Harvest Hidden Harvest is an Illawarra based, volunteer run food waste education initiative. With an amazing team of passionate volunteers, Hidden Harvest provides our community the tools and forks to tackle food wastage and shape a sustainable food future. Their core ingredient is to provide the community with the opportunity to see, feel, and taste how delicious society’s waste can really be. This is done by rescuing ignored, overlooked or surplus (by-) products of our food system in close collaboration with local grocery stores, bakeries, farmers and markets. Ready for More Taste – Less Waste with Hidden Harvest: •

Take a seat one of their fortnightly community Dinners AKA Wasted Wednesday in their cosy venue Society City (274 Crown Street, Wollongong)

Book in for one of their hands-on cooking workshops (individual & teambuilding)

Join them in the food waste conversation online on https://www.facebook.com/ HiddenHarvestAustralia or Instagram.


Ticket Selling Benificiary Charity: Yalari The Illawarra Folk Festival’s ticketing partner is Humantix. They are passionate about event ticketing and redirecting 100% of profits from bookings fees to projects that address the education gaps affecting the most disadvantaged children in Australia and overseas. They believe education is a ticket to opportunity and that every child has the right to reach their potential. Their projects aim to create a world where all children are born into a community where they can flourish and have the tools to create their own impact. Since 2005, Yalari has been providing Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to receive a full boarding school scholarship for their entire secondary education. They believe education is the key to generational change and a brighter future for Indigenous Australians and for our nation. They are deeply committed to the ongoing success of our national program of scholarships, student support and postschool opportunities. In 2019, they have over 190 students on Yalari scholarships nationally. They have an alumni group of 354 studying at universities, working or undertaking further training. www.yalari.org

Proud sponsor of the Illawarra Folk Festival for 23 years A fabulous community event that keeps getting bigger and better


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A GREENER FESTIVAL Waste Reduction The Illawarra Folk Festival is committed to minimising waste and its impact on the environment by: §§ Composting all food scraps and cups, plates, cutlery, food and drink containers sold by stalls §§ Recycling of plastics, glass and clean cardboard.

§§ 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!

Drink Container Recycling The St Vincent de Paul Society assists our recycling effort by providing dedicated blue Vinnies bins for the collection and removal of beer/soft drink cans and plastic/glass bottles enthusiastically emptied by our patrons during the festival. This is a win-win as we’re able to divert recyclable waste from landfill and local Vinnies programs and services benefit from the container refunds. Look out for a blue bin when discarding your Return and Earn eligible drink containers.

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FESTIVAL FEATURES In addition to the performer concerts there are a number of special events throughout the festival. Here’s a snapshot of some of them.

Thursday Charity Day

Since 2001 the Illawarra Folk Festival has provided charity / non–profit organisations the opportunity to receive the benefits of the official opening day, Thursday, of the Illawarra Folk Festival. This is achieved by the sharing of the entry cost to the festival on Thursday and the proceeds of a raffle to our two nominated charities. It’s a great opportunity for folks who’ve not tasted the joy of a folk festival to get a sample for a mere $15 while supporting worthwhile charities. Our 2020 charity is Hidden Harvest. Hidden Harvest is a non–for–profit initiative that raises awareness about food waste and its related environmental and social problems.

Welcome to Country

Held at the Thursday Night concert, the welcome to country will be presented by Wodi Wodi elder Joyce Donovan. THU 6.30pm Slacky Flat Bar

Tripe Italian Style 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. 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: The Pie Eaters, Chloe & Jason Roweth, Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks, Derek Dowding, Graeme Fletcher and Collister Fix. THU 7pm Restaurant (music starts at 8pm)

The Shed Daytime - For Kids

The festival has always prided itself on its cultural children’s entertainment. There will be 28 sessions of music, dancing, storytelling, puppets, circus fun instrument making and fun. FRI 9:30am–3:15pm 8 Sessions SAT 9am–4:15pm 10 Sessions SUN 10:15am–5:45pm 10 Sessions

Youth Traditions Awards

The 2020 Illawarra Folk Festival will the feature the seventh Youth Traditions Awards to encourage and celebrate young artists who perform traditional folk songs and tunes. Young artists aged between 9 and 25 will be have the chance to perform in the award concerts. Thanks to our sponsors: Bulli Medical Practice and Judith Stubbs & Associates.

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The Youth Traditions Awards are designed to encourage young artists to explore and perform traditional folk music from Australia and abroad. The awards broaden young artists’ repertoire of folk songs and tunes and keep folk traditions fresh and alive by giving 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. SAT 4:30–5:45pm The Shed

Fresh Folk - Youth at the Folkie

Youth artists are also encouraged to perform at the Fresh Folk Blackboard Concerts, enter the Young Traditions Awards, learn traditional tunes as part of the Bush Music Club’s Sapling Sessions and participate in the Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra..

Saplings Youth Sessions

Learn traditional tunes. Hosted by the Bush Music Club, sheet music provided. FRI 10:45–11:45am Tivoli On Track SAT 10–11am Piazza SUN 9–10am The Shed

Fresh Folk Blackboard Concerts (U25s) See the hosts Dear Violet for a 15 minute spot. FRI 11:15am–12:30pm Grandstand Bar SAT 2:30–4pm Grandstand Bar

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

The Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra is a 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, Lucy Menzies and David De Santi. WED 2–3pm Folk School THU 3–4pm Folk School THU 8–9pm Show Pavilion FRI 5:30–6:45pm Tivoli On Track SAT 9:45–10:45am Tivoli On Track SUN 11–11:45am Slacky Flat Bar Concert


Theme Presentations & Workshops There are a number of special presentations and workshops during the festival, in addition to the 48 workshops at the Folk School.

Sonu CD Launch Concert

Rick and Donna Nestler and friends celebrate the life and music of Pete Seeger.

Melbourne based Italian nu–folk band Santa Taranta present their new album, ‘Sonu–Songs from the Homeland’, a musical journey that celebrates Italian folk music in Australia. Beautiful songs, stories and voices from the National Library of Australia’s collections come alive in this powerful and life affirming show.

FRI 11am–12pm The Chapel

SAT 4–5pm Show Pavilion

FRI 10–10:45am Paddy & The Wonderband Black Diamond Marquee FRI 10:30–11:15am Hello Harry The Conservatory FRI 4:30–5pm Aurora Li Grandstand Bar FRI 5:15–5:45pm Kieran Knapman Grandstand Bar FRI 6:30–7pm Adam Warren The Conservatory FRI 7:15–7:45pm The Fallen Robins The Conservatory FRI 8–8:45pm Dear Violet The Conservatory SAT 9:30–10am Stephanie Swords Global Green SAT 10–10:30am Sian Fuller Slacky Flat Bar SAT 10:35–11:05am Shalani Slacky Flat Bar SAT 11:10–11:55am The Fallen Robins Slacky Flat Bar Sat 12:30–1pm Claire Doherty The Conservatory SAT 1:15–2pm Mother Banshee The Conservatory SAT 4:30–5pm Erin Hand Global Green SAT 5:15–6pm Paddy & The Wonderband Global Green SUN 2:35–3:05pm Dear Violet Black Diamond Marquee SUN 3:30–4pm Isobel Knight Grandstand Bar SUN 4:15–5pm Hello Harry Grandstand Bar

The Italian Mob

Sing Us A Song

Gone to the Dogs

This concert will feature any artist who is remotely weird, jocular or takes the mickey out of anything pretentious–maybe the odd song about a dog might creep in. This includes Eric Bogle, Tia Juana, Nick Rheinberger, Derek Dowding, Robyn Sykes and the host is chief rapskallion Peter Willey.

It is 50 years since the Woodstock Folk Festival in 1969. So it is a good time to relive this iconic concert. Carefree Road Band will perform songs from the three days that changed the music world. So many bands to choose from. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joan Baez, Canned Heat to name a few.

SUN 9:30am–10:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Fri 9–10:15pm The Conservatory

Union Choirs

Ode to Odetta

Paddy & The Wonderband

Fresh Folk Showcase Concerts

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 22 years. With choirs from Newcastle People’s Chorus, Sydney Trade Union Choir and our own local Illawarra Union Singers it promises to be one of the biggest line–ups ever. SUN 12–1pm Show Pavilion

Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday

Celebrate all things musically Italian with Carlo Aonzo Trio, Zumpa and Santa Taranta. This will be one bigga marmellata.

A concert featuring traditional songs: Chloe & Jason Roweth, Chord–eaux, Driza & Looch, Rusty & The Saint, The Pie Eaters

FRI 2–5pm Slacky Flat Bar

SAT 3:45–8:30pm The Conservatory

Songbirds Concert

The World’s Music Party

Celebrate the female voice with Abigail Wighton, Anita George, Anna Smyrk, The Good Girl Song Project, The Nikriann Consort, The Stragglers and Tia Juana. FRI 3:30–10:30pm The Shed

Phonograph Jack

Chloe & Jason Roweth present ‘Phonograph Jack’ who wanders the tablelands of NSW stirring the memories of those who live and work there. Mingling with the stars, dance the tunes of Sally Sloane and Ebb Wren and the songs of migrants, chancers, and battered travellers with hope still alive in their hearts. FRI 5:15–6:15pm Show Pavilion

Woodstock 50 Years

Dance your socks off with music from around the world with Cigany Weaver, Cyclo Timik, Elephant Sessions, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra and Zumpa. SAT 4:30–11:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

Phil Ochs Tribute

Phil Ochs was a legendary figure in the 1960s folk revival and a well–loved protest singer; a contemporary of Bob Dylan in the Greenwich Village folk scene. As a songwriter he was known for his sharp lyrics, sardonic wit, political activism, and beautiful melodies. He wrote hundreds of songs in the 1960s and 1970s and released eight albums. He died in 1976 and this year marks the 80th anniversary of his birth. This concert will include Maurie Mulheron, SONiA Disappear, Donna and Rick Nestler and Peter Hicks. Sat 8:45–10pm The Conservatory

Transcontinental Session

Balkan Elvis (aka Michael Simic) rides again with help from Zumpa and friends. SUN 10–11am The Conservatory

Odetta, known throughout the world as the voice of the Civil Rights Movement, was a driving force behind the Folk Music revival of the 50s and 60s. Odetta’s life and passions are revived through the powerfully emotive voice of Hui Tocker, accompanied by the incredibly talented Peter Hicks on acoustic guitar.

Autoharps Anonymous

Two Up

SUN 10:15–11:15am Grandstand Bar

SAT 3–3:45pm Show Pavilion

Two likeable lads, Wally Byrne and Terry Fielding, provide their take on songwriting and performing. FRI 3:30–4:15pm The Conservatory

Come and celebrate the Autoharp with Graeme Fletcher, Cindy Harris and friends. AUTOHARP: A string instrument having a series of chord bars attached to dampers (muting bars) which mute all the strings other than those that form the desired chord.

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A Chance to Perform

Ken Field Hoot Band

Piazza Tune Sessions Singing Sessions Blackboard Concerts The festival programs a number of ‘hosted’ sessions Grandstand Bar Fancy yourself as a performer? See the MC for a chance to perform a 15 minute spot at the Piazza tent (adjacent to the Black Diamond Marquee). A small acoustic style PA will be available. These spots have been scheduled between performances at the Black Diamond Marquee. FRI 5–5:30pm, 6:30–7pm, 8–8:30pm, 9:30–10pm SAT 11–11:30am, 12:30–1pm, 4–4:30pm, 7–7:30pm, 8:30–9pm

Figgy Folk Session

The Figgy Folk Session is where everyone is welcome to have their turn–musos, poets or storytellers. We do it monthly at Figtree Hotel, and we’ve now brought it to the festival. Come along and have a go or just enjoy the show!

but keep an eye out as sessions can happen anywhere, anytime. Some of the other favourite areas are the Grandstand, the verandah outside the Grandstand Bar and the entry to the Dog Kennels. But please keep all sessions indoors after 10pm.

THU 10:30–11:30pm Dave Elliston Shanty Singalong FRI 12–1pm Bush Music Club Aussie Singalong Session FRI 10–11pm Shanty Club Singalong Session SAT 1–2:15pm Big Singalong Shanty Club meets Rusty– lyric sheets provided Here are the formal sessions in the Grandstand Bar, SAT 9:30–10:30pm Shanty Club Singalong Session unless otherwise noted: SUN 8:30–9:30am Northern Illawarra Combined THU 9:15–10:15pm Bush Music Club Aussie Tunes Churches Gospel Service and Singalong Session Show Pavilion SUN 2:30–3:15pm Shanty Club Singalong Session THU 4–5pm Slow Irish Music Session Tivoli On Track FRI 10–11am Good Tunes Session

FRI 12:45–1:45pm Faustus English Tunes Session FRI 2–3pm GrayScale ContraBand Contra Tunes Session

FRI 3:15–4:15pm The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra Worldly Music Jam

THU 5–6:30pm Tivoli On Track FRI 4:30–6:15pm The Conservatory SAT 11:30am–12:45pm Grandstand Bar

FRI 7–8pm Irish Session Workshop Slow Irish Music Session

Fresh Folk Blackboard Concerts (U25s)

SAT 10:15–11:15am GrayScale ContraBand Contra Tunes Session

If you are under 25 and fancy yourself as a folk music performer then see the hosts Dear Violet for a 15 minute spot. SAT 2:30–4pm Grandstand Bar FRI 11:15am–12:30pm Grandstand Bar

FRI 8–9:30pm Big Celtic Session

SAT 9–10am Slow Irish Music Session

SAT 5:30–7:15pm Big Celtic Session

SAT 7:30–8:30pm Good Tunes Session

SUN 11:15am–12:15pm Bush Music Club Session

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Workshops

Funky Ukulele Workshop

Nick Rheinberger takes you on a journey turning the ukulele’s limitations to your advantage – playing funk and Reggae. FRI 1:30–2:30pm Tivoli On Track

Blues Harmonica Workshop

Have you always wanted to play blues harmonica but thought it was too late to learn? It is never too late! Anita George introduces you to the fundamentals of harmonica playing including single note playing, rhythmic playing and bending notes. Bring a harmonica in the key of C. FRI 6–7pm Grandstand Bar


Morning Yoga

Come and join Erika Steller and Fiona Davis at Tivoli on Track in fun and uplifting yoga sessions to stretch and energise, and deeply relax. Perfect to start the festival day. Come ye, come all! FRI 9:30–10:30am / SAT 8:30–9:30am SUN 8:30–9:30am

Breakfasts with the Poets

This gives you a chance to air your favourite poem or recite or read your latest composition. It’s a free for all and everyone gets a go. Our Festival Poets, Peter Mace, Brian Bell, Robin Sykes, Jason Roweth and Allan Stone (Stonybroke) will of course lead it. Breakfast is available from the Fiddlers Café in the Pavilion.

One Minute Wonders

Compered by Brian Bell, this one is definitely for those who have difficulty remembering. 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 8:45–9:15pm Grandstand Bar

Tivoli on Track Dancing Get your dancing shoes on for these events! All the dances are called and walked through.

THU 7–7:45pm GrayScale ContraBand Contra Dance FRI 7–8:15pm GrayScale ContraBand Contra Dance FRI 8:30–9:45pm Colin Towns & Burnt Roast FRI 9–10:30am Show Pavilion Band English Country Dance SAT 8–9:30am Show Pavilion SAT 6:45–8:15pm Colin Towns & Burnt Roast SUN 8–9:45am Show Pavilion Band English Country Dance SAT 5–6:30pm GrayScale ContraBand Contra Dance SAT 8:30–9:45pm Chord–eaux Bush Dance SUN 2:15–3:15pm Colin Towns & Burnt Roast Your chance to take out some of the great prizes on Band English Country Dance offer just by telling the odd tale or two. Truth is not an issue though laying claim to it is essential. Only one SUN 4:15–5:15pm Bush Music Club – Concert Party Bush Dance rule – all yarns must be no longer than five minutes or the gong applies. Stonybroke will hosted this competition as a replacement for Russell Hannah The Hoot Band, led by Ken Field (US) is a pick–up who has hosted it for 30 years. band, playing traditional New Orleans second SAT 12:45–1:45pm Show Pavilion line brass band music, surprising covers and a few of Ken’s original compositions. It is open to all interested brass band musicians.

Great Woolly Yarn Spinning Competition

Hoot Band

John & Dale Dengate Mug for Parody

FRI 10–11am Ken Field’s Hoot Band This is the sixth John and Dale Dengate Mug. The Global Green Hoot Jam late John Dengate was one of the finest exponents of parody in the country – so much so that often when folks heard traditional tunes they’d remark that whoever wrote that pinched John Dengate’s tune. The John and Dale Dengate Mug (it’s not a cup) will be awarded to the pest parody, or performance of one, at the concert. John’s wife Dale will be there to judge and present it. The best part, however, is the winner will be presented with a replica which can be refilled by our friendly bar staff for free for the rest of the festival. It doesn’t have to be a song, it can also be a poem. Just bring your parody and enter on the day. It doesn’t even have to be original. The Mug is inscribed with the words ‘I’ll Fight but not Surrender’. SAT 2:15–3:30pm The Conservatory

FRI 2:45–3:45pm Ken Field’s Hoot Band Tivoli On Track Hoot Jam SAT 9–9:45am Ken Field’s Hoot Band Slacky Flat Bar Concert SAT 4–4:30pm Ken Field’s Hoot Band Piazza Jam

Festival Parades

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 The Con Artists musical director David Rooney. Attend Ken Field’s Hoot Jams to learn the tunes. SAT 5:30–6pm Parade from Piazza to Black Diamond Marquee SUN 6:45–7pm Parade from The Shed to Black Diamond Marquee

Festival Choir

Join the Festival Choir and perform at the Festival 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 7–8pm Show Pavilion

FRI 4–5:15pm Tivoli On Track

SAT 4:15pm–5:15pm Grandstand Bar

SUN 7–8:15pm Black Diamond Marquee Finale Concert

Festival Finale

The Festival Choir and Orchestra return with a swag of festival artists. Choir led by Lotte Latukefu and the specially selected orchestra by David Rooney! SUN 7–8:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

Dance time

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

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THE SOUNDS OF FOLK, WORLD, ROOTS, CELTIC, BLUEGRASS & GYPSY MUSIC

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FRESH FOLK YOUTH AT THE FOLKIE LEARN FOLK

Abigail Wighton

Join us at our amazing 2 day Folk School, 48 sessions! 15–16 January 2020

PLAY AT THE AWARDS

Enter the Youth Traditions Awards and perform at the festival - great prizes and opportunities for winners! Thanks to sponsors Dr Judy Stubbs, Bulli Medical Centre and APRA/AMCOS SAT 4:30pm The Shed

JOIN OUR BIG BAND

Paddy & The Wonderband

Be part of the Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra and play at the festival with new and old friends! WED 2-3pm Folk School New Hall THU 3–4pm Folk School New Hall THU 8–9pm Show Pavilion FRI 5:30–6:45pm Tivoli On Track SAT 9:45–10:45am Tivoli On Track SUN 11–11:45am Slacky Flat Bar (Final Performance)

Erin Hand

FRESH FOLK CONCERTS

Dear Violet

Young ‘fresh’ folk will be popping up all over the festival in feature concerts! Paddy & The Wonderband FRI 10–10.45am Black Diamond Marquee

Hello Harry FRI 10:30–11:15am The Conservatory

Hello Harry

Abigail Wighton FRI 5:30–6:15pm The Shed Showcase Concert 1 - Aurora Li, Kieran Knapman FRI 4:30–5:45pm Grandstand Bar Showcase Concert 2 - Adam Warren, The Fallen Robins, Dear Violet FRI 7–8:45pm The Conservatory

Isobel Knight

Stephanie Swords SAT 9.30am to 10am Slacky Flat Bar

Mother Banshee

Showcase Concert 3 - Sian Fuller, Shalani, The Fallen Robins SAT 10–Mid. Slacky Flat Bar Showcase Concert 4 - Claire Doherty, Mother Banshee SAT 12:30–2pm The Conservatory Showcase Concert 5 - Erin Hand, Paddy & The Wonderband SAT 4:30–6pm Global Green Showcase Concert 6 - Isobel Knight, Hello Harry SUN 3.30–5pm Grandstand Bar Dear Violet SUN 2:35–3:05 Black Diamond Marquee

The Fallen Robins

FRESH FOLK BLACKBOARD CONCERTS For U25s - see the MC for a 15 minute spot. FRI 11:15–12:30pm Grandstand Bar SAT 2:30–4pm Grandstand Bar

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Handcrafted | Violins | Violas

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LIFT OUT

Program ABIGAIL WIGHTON

Fri 5:30pm–6:15pm The Shed Songbirds

ADAM WARREN

Fri 6:30pm–7:00pm The Conservatory Fresh Folk

ANDSOME FRIENDS

Fri 3:00pm–3:45pm Show Pavilion Sat 12:30pm–1:15pm Global Green Sun 3:30pm–4:15pm Restaurant

ANITA GEORGE

Fri 3:30pm–4:15pm The Shed Songbirds Fri 6:00pm–7:00pm Grandstand Bar Blues Harmonica Workshop Sat 11:15am–12:00pm The Chapel Sun 9:45am–10:30am Global Green

ANNA SMYRK

Thu 8:30pm–9:00pm Grandstand Bar Fri 6:30pm–7:15pm The Shed Songbirds Concert Sat 6:30pm–7:15pm Restaurant Sun 9:30am–10:15am Restaurant Songs of Asia and The Pacific

ANVIL

Fri 11:00am–11:45am Restaurant

AURORA LI

Fri 4:30–5pm Grandstand Bar Fresh Folk

THE BARLEYSHAKES (IRELAND)

Fri 5:30pm–6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Fri 8–9:30pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 5:30pm–7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm The Chapel Sun 8:45pm–9:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Final Party Sun 11:30am–12:15pm Restaurant

THE BEATMEISTERS

Fri 10:00pm–11:00pm Tivoli On Track

BLACK JOAK MORRIS

BRIGHDE CHAIMBEUL (SCOT)

Thu 7:45pm–8:15pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 1:15pm–2:15pm Black Diamond Marquee Fri 8–9:30pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 3:30pm–4:15pm Global Green Sat 5:30-7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sun 3:00pm–3:45pm The Chapel

BROMHAM

Thu 10:00pm–10:45pm Tivoli On Track Fri 7:15pm–8:15pm Global Green Sat 9:10–10am Music Train 1 from Waterfall Sat 10:45pm–11:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 5:15pm–6:15pm The Chapel

THE BROTHER BROTHERS (USA)

Fri 8:30pm–9:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 4:00pm–5:00pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 4:45pm–5:30pm Global Green

BURNT ROAST BAND

Fri 8:30pm–9:45pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance Sat 6:45pm–8:15pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance Sun 2:15pm–3:15pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance

BUSH MUSIC CLUB - CONCERT PARTY

Thu 9:15pm–10:15pm Show Pavilion Tunes Session Fri 12–1pm Tivoli On Track Singalong Session Sat 10:30am–11:15am The Conservatory Bush Songs Sun 11:15am–12:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sun 4:15pm–5:15pm Tivoli On Track Bush Dance

CAREFREE ROAD BAND

Fri 9:00pm–10:15pm The Conservatory Woodstock 50 Years

Sat 11:45am–12:15pm Tivoli On Track Sat 2:45pm–3:15pm Tivoli On Track Sun 9:45am–10:15am Tivoli On Track Sun 11:45am–12:15pm The Shed For Kids Sun 3:30pm–4:30pm Tivoli On Track

CARLO AONZO TRIO (ITALY)

Opportunity for a chance to perform. See the MC early for a spot. Fri 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm, 9.30pm Piazza Sat 12:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm Piazza

CHAIKA

BLACKBOARD ON PIAZZA

BRIAN BELL

Thu 4:00pm–5:00pm Grandstand Bar Afternoon Poets Fri 9:00am–10:15am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sat 8:00am–9:30am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sat 8:45pm–9:15pm Grandstand Bar One Minute Wonders Sun 8:00am–9:45am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 5:30pm–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Final Word

BRIAN MORLEY

Thu 7:45pm–8:15pm Grandstand Bar Fri 12:00pm–12:45pm Global Green Sat 7:00pm–7:45pm The Shed

Thu 6:00pm–6:30pm Global Green Fri 2:00pm–2:45pm Slacky Flat Bar The Italian Mob Sat 4:30pm–5:15pm Restaurant Sun 10:00am–10:45am The Chapel Fri 8:30pm–9:30pm The Chapel Sat 11:30am–12:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Sun 11:45am–12:30pm Global Green

CHLOE & JASON ROWETH

Thu 8:30pm–8:50pm Restaurant Tripe Dinner Fri 5:15pm–6:15pm Show Pavilion Phonograph Jack Sat 7:45pm–8:30pm The Conservatory Sing Us A Song Sun 1:00pm–1:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

CHORD-EAUX

Sat 4:45pm–5:30pm The Conservatory Sing Us A Song Sat 8:30pm–9:45pm Tivoli On Track Bush Dance

CIGANY WEAVER

Thu 9:00pm–9:45pm Tivoli On Track Fri 9:45pm–10:45pm The Chapel

Sat 4:30pm–5:30pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 2:00pm–2:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

CINNAMON TWIST BELLY DANCE

Sat 11:15am–11:45am The Shed For Kids Sat 12:30pm–1:00pm Tivoli On Track Sat 2:00pm–2:30pm Tivoli On Track

CLAIRE DOHERTY

DIRTY STAY OUT SKIFFLERS (USA)

Thu 5:15pm–5:45pm Grandstand Bar Fri 11:00am–12:00pm The Chapel Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday Fri 5:30pm–6:15pm Restaurant Sat 8:45pm–10:00pm The Conservatory Phil Ochs Tribute Sun 1:15pm–2:00pm Show Pavilion

Sat 12:30pm–1:00pm The Conservatory Fresh Folk

DRIZA & LOOCH

Thu 10:30pm–10:50pm Restaurant Tripe Dinner Fri 2:30pm–3:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm Global Green Sun 12:00pm–12:45pm The Chapel

DRU YOGA

COLLISTER & FIX (UK)

COMBINED UNION CHOIRS

Sun 12:00pm 1:00pm Show Pavilion

THE CON ARTISTS

Fri 12:30pm–1:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 1–2pm Black Diamond Marquee

CURIOUS RENDITION ORCHESTRA Thu 4:00pm–5:00pm Slacky Flat Bar

CYCLO TIMIK

Fri 10:00pm–11:00pm Global Green Sat 10:10am–11:00am Music Train 2 from Waterfall Sat 7:30pm–8:30pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 5:00pm–5:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

Sat 6:45pm–7:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 11:30am–12:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

DAVE ELLISTON

Thu 10:30pm–11:30pm Grandstand Bar Shanty Singalong Fri 10:00am–10:45am Restaurant Sat 7:15pm–8:00pm Show Pavilion

DAVID SHANHUN (NZ)

Thu 10:00pm–10:30pm Grandstand Bar Fri 4:00pm–4:45pm Global Green Sat 8:15pm–9:00pm Show Pavilion Sun 10:30am–11:15am Restaurant

DAVID SPRY

Thu 6:00pm–6:30pm Grandstand Bar Fri 2:00pm–2:45pm Global Green Sat 5:30pm–6:15pm Restaurant Sun 2:15pm–3:00pm The Conservatory

DEAR VIOLET

Fri 8–8:45pm The Conservatory Fresh Folk Sun 2:35pm–3:05pm Black Diamond Marquee Fresh Folk

DEREK DOWDING

Thu 9:30pm–9:50pm Restaurant Tripe Dinner Fri 10:30am–11:15am Slacky Flat Bar Sat 10:30am–11:15am Restaurant Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs Sun 12:30pm–1:15pm Grandstand Bar

DIRT ROAD DAYS

Sat 6:15pm–7:00pm Show Pavilion

Sat 5:45pm–6:30pm The Conservatory Sing Us A Song Fri 9:30am–10:30am Tivoli On Track Sat 8:30am–9:30am Tivoli On Track Sun 8:30am–9:30am Tivoli On Track

ELEPHANT SESSIONS (SCOT)

Fri 8–8:45pm Grandstand Bar Session Fri 9:30pm–10:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 5:30pm–7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 9:00pm–10:00pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 4:00pm–5:00pm The Chapel

ENGLISH DANCE WORKSHOPS

Fri 8:30pm–9:45pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance Sat 6:45pm–8:15pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance Sun 2:15pm–3:15pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance

ERIC BOGLE

Fri 7– 8pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 8:15pm–9:15pm The Chapel Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs Comedy Sun 4:30–5:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

ERIN HAND

Sat 4:30–5pm Global Green Fresh Folk

THE FALLEN ROBINS

Fri 7:15–7:45pm The Conservatory Fresh Folk Sat 11:10–11:55am Slacky Flat Bar Fresh Folk

FAUSTUS (UK)

Thu 7:45pm–8:15pm Global Green Fri 12:45pm–1:45pm Grandstand Bar English Tunes Session Fri 4–5pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 7:00pm–8:00pm The Chapel Sun 10:45am–11:30am Global Green

THE FEMMES FATALES

Sat 11:45am–12:30pm Show Pavilion

FESTIVAL CHOIR

Thu 7–8pm Show Pavilion Rehearsal Fri 4–5:15pm Tivoli On Track Rehearsal Sat 4:15–5:15pm Grandstand Bar Rehearsal Sun 5:15–6:15pm Grandstand Bar Final Rehearsal Sun 7–8:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Concert

FIGGY FOLK SESSION (BLACKBOARD CONCERT)

Thu 5:00pm–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Fri 4:30pm–6:15pm The Conservatory Sat 11:30am–12:45pm Grandstand Bar

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FIRINN

Fri 8:00pm–9:30pm Grandstand Bar Session Fri 10:30pm–11:15pm Restaurant Sat 12:15pm–1:15pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 5:30pm–7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sun 3:15pm–4:00pm Show Pavilion

FLY LITTLE SPARROW

Thu 7:00pm–7:30pm Global Green Fri 7:00pm–8:00pm The Chapel Sat 2:45pm–3:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 3:45pm–4:30pm Global Green

FOLKAPHONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Thu 8–9pm Show Pavilion Fri 5:30–6:45pm Tivoli On Track Sat 9:45–10:45am Tivoli On Track Sun 11–11:45am Slacky Flat Bar Concert

FOOD FIGHTERS

Fri 1:15pm–2:00pm Restaurant

FRED SMITH

Fri 8:30pm–9:30pm Global Green Sat 5:30pm–6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 10:30am–11:15am Black Diamond Marquee

FRESH FOLK BLACKBOARD (U25s)

Fri 11:15am–12:30pm Grandstand Bar Sat 2:30pm–4:00pm Grandstand Bar

GOBSMACKED!

Fri 10:15am–10:45am The Shed Sat 10:30am–11:00am The Shed Sun 11:00am–11:30am The Shed

THE GOOD GIRL SONG PROJECT

Thu 7:00pm–7:30pm Grandstand Bar Fri 9:30pm–10:30pm The Shed Songbirds Concert Sat 10:30am–11:15am Global Green Sun 2:30pm–3:15pm Restaurant

GOOD TUNES

Fri 10:00am–11:00am Grandstand Bar Sat 7:30pm–8:30pm Grandstand Bar

GRAEME FLETCHER

Thu 10–10:20pm Restaurant Tripe Dinner Fri 1–1:45pm Show Pavilion Concert Sat 1:30–2:15pm Global Green Concert Sun 10am–11:15am Grandstand Bar Autoharps Anonymous

GRAYSCALE CONTRABAND

Thu 7–7:45pm Tivoli On Track Contra Dance Fri 2–3pm Grandstand Bar Contra Tunes Session Fri 7–8:15pm Tivoli On Track Contra Dance Sat 10:15am–11:15am Grandstand Bar Contra Tunes Session Sat 5–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Contra Dance Sun 10am–11:15am Grandstand Bar Autoharps Anonymous

GREANN DOVE

Fri 4:15pm–5:15pm The Chapel Fri 8–9:30pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 3:30pm–4:15pm Restaurant Sat 5:30–7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sun 10:10am–11:00am Music Train 4 Sun 12:15pm–1:00pm The Conservatory

THE GROOVE

Fri 1:00pm–1:45pm Global Green Sat 11:45pm–12:45pm Global Green

THE GUILTY THREE

Fri 4:30pm–5:15pm Restaurant

HANNE KAH (GERMANY)

Thu 8:30pm–9:00pm Global Green Fri 3:00pm–4:00pm The Chapel Sat 10–11am Black Diamond Marquee Sun 4:00pm–4:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

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HEART TO HEART STORYTELLING Fri 9:30am–10:00am The Shed Sat 2:15pm–2:45pm The Shed Sun 2:00pm–2:30pm The Shed

HELLO HARRY

Fri 10:30am–11:15am The Conservatory Fresh Folk Sun 4:15–5pm Grandstand Bar Fresh Folk

THE HIGH COUNTRY

Fri 12:00pm–12:45pm Restaurant Sat 10:45am–11:30am Show Restaurant

HONEYMOON BRIDGE

Fri 1:30pm–2:15pm The Conservatory Sat 8:30pm–9:15pm Restaurant Sun 9:10am–10:00am Music Train 3 Sun 12:30pm-1:15pm Restaurant

THE HONEY SIPPERS

Sat 6:00pm–6:45pm The Shed

HUI TOCKER AND PETER HICKS

Thu 9–9:20pm Restaurant Tripe Night Fri 2:15pm–3:00pm Restaurant Sat 12:00pm–12:30pm The Shed For Kids Sat 3–3:45pm Show Pavilion Ode to Odetta Sun 11:00am–11:45am Show Pavilion

THE HUMPHREYS

Sun 2:45pm–3:30pm Global Green Steve McClure Tribute

ILLAWARRA BREAKFAST POETS

Fri 10:30am–11:45am Show Pavilion

ILLAWARRA NATURE STORY SONGS Fri 12:30pm–1:00pm The Shed Sat 1:30pm–2:00pm The Shed Sun 2:45pm–3:15pm The Shed

IRISH SESSION WORKSHOP

Thu 4:00pm–5:00pm Tivoli On Track Fri 7:00pm–8:00pm Grandstand Bar Sat 9:00am–10:00am Grandstand Bar

ISOBEL KNIGHT

Sun 3:30pm–4:00pm Grandstand Bar Fresh Folk

JACK CARTY

Fri 5:30pm–6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 2:15–3pm Black Diamond Marquee Sun 2:00pm–2:45pm The Chapel

JAGA BAND

Fri 8:30pm–9:15pm Show Pavilion Sat 9:30pm–10:15pm Restaurant Sun 11:15am–12pm The Conservatory

JAN PRESTON’S BOOGIE CIRCUS

Fri 12–12:45pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 10:15pm–11:00pm Show Pavilion Sun 3:00pm–3:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

JESSICA GRAINGER

Sat 9:30am–10:15am Restaurant

JOCEAN

Fri 2:00pm–2:45pm Show Pavilion

JOE GANDER HANDPAN AND SOUNDS

Sat 9:45am–10:30am Show Pavilion

JOHN DENGATE PARODY CUP

Sat 2:15pm–3:30pm The Conservatory

JOYCE DONOVAN

Marquee Parade Sun 6:45pm–7:00pm Black Diamond Marquee Parade

KENNY BARTLEY AND THE MIDNIGHT FEAST

THE NIKRIANN CONSORT

KIERAN KNAPMAN

NORTHERN ILLAWARRA COMBINED CHURCHES

Sat 10:00pm–11:00pm Tivoli On Track Fri 5:15–5:45pm Grandstand Bar Fresh Folk

KING AND QUEEN OF GREEN Fri/Sat/Sun Roving the festival

Sun 8:30am–9:30am Global Green Gospel Service and Singalong

PADDY & THE WONDERBAND

LIZZIE BENNET

PETER MACE

Fri 11:00am–11:30am The Shed Sat 12:45pm–1:15pm The Shed Sun 10:15am–10:45am The Shed Fri 7:30pm–8:15pm Restaurant

LOVE IN THE JUNGLE

Sat 8:00pm–9:00pm The Shed

MACABRE SISTERS

Fri 11:30am–12:15pm The Conservatory

MALLY MOO’S MUSIC FOR MINIS Fri 2:00pm–2:30pm The Shed Sat 9:00am–9:30am The Shed Sun 1:15pm–1:45pm The Shed

MARCIA HOWARD

Fri 10:00pm–11:00pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 5:45pm–6:30pm The Chapel Sun 12:45pm–1:30pm Global Green

MARK “LOOCH” LEWIS & THE PRESS GANGSTERS

Fri 7:30pm–8:15pm Show Pavilion

MAURIE MULHERON & PAT CRAIGIE Fri 9:30am–10:15am Slacky Flat Bar Sat 2:30pm–3:15pm Global Green Sat 8:45pm–10:00pm The Conservatory Phil Ochs Tribute Sun 2:15pm–3:00pm Show Pavilion

MEM DAVIS

Sat 2:00pm–2:45pm Show Pavilion

MI HERMANO Y YO VALLENATO Y FOLCLORE

Sat 11:30am–12:15pm Global Green Sat 10:30pm–11:30pm Restaurant Sun 3:15pm–4:00pm The Conservatory

MICHAEL SIMIC (MIKELANGELO)

Sat 9:15pm–10:15pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 5:15pm–6pm Show Pavilion Sun 10am–11am The Conservatory Transcontinental Session with Balkan Elvis & Zumpa Sun 1:30pm–2:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

MO KENNEY (CANADA)

Sat 8:00pm–9:00pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 3:15pm–4:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

Fri 10:00am–10:45am Black Diamond Marquee Fresh Folk Sat 5:15–6pm Global Green Fresh Folk

Thu 4–5pm Grandstand Bar Afternoon Poets Fri 9:00am–10:15am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sat 8:00am–9:30am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 8:00am–9:45am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 5:30pm–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Final Word

PETER WILLEY

Fri 3:15pm–4:00pm Restaurant Concert Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs Comedy (host)

THE PIE EATERS

Thu 8–8:20pm Restaurant Tripe Dinner Fri 12:00pm–12:45pm Show Pavilion Sat 6:45pm–7:30pm The Conservatory Sing Us A Song Sun 1:30pm–2:15pm Grandstand Bar

RANI’S FIRE

Fri 5:00pm–5:45pm Global Green

RETRO RADIO SHOW

Sat 11:30am–12:15pm The Conservatory

ROBYN SYKES

Thu 4–5pm Grandstand Bar Afternoon Poets Fri 9:00am–10:20am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Fri 11:45am–12:15pm The Shed For Kids Sat 8:00am–9:30am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 8–9:45am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs

ROGER GORDON FYFE

Sat 9:30am–10:15am The Conservatory

RORY MCLEOD (UK)

Thu 10:15pm–11:00pm Global Green Fri 8:00pm–9:00pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 1:30pm–2:15pm The Chapel Sun 12:30pm–1:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

MONEY KILLED JONNY

RUKEAS

MOTHER BANSHEE

RUSTY & THE SAINT

Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm The Shed Sat 1:15pm–2:00pm The Conservatory Fresh Folk

MURMUR

Fri 11:30am–12:15pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 8:30pm–9:15pm Global Green

MURPHY’S PUPPETS

Fri 10:00am–11:00am Global Green Hoot Jam Fri 2:45–3:45pm Tivoli On Track Hoot Jam Sat 9–9:45am Slacky Flat Bar Concert Sat 4:00pm–4:30pm Piazza Hoot Jam Sat 5:30pm–6:00pm Black Diamond

NICK RHEINBERGER

KEN FIELD’S HOOT BAND (USA)

Fri 7:30pm–8:15pm The Shed Songbirds Concert

KOO WEE KAPERS

Thu 6:30pm–7:00pm Slacky Flat Bar Welcome to Country

KAY PROUDLOVE

Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs Sun 4:15pm–5:00pm The Conservatory

Sun 9:10am–10:00am Music Train 3 Sun 5:30pm–6:15pm Restaurant

Fri 6:30pm–7:15pm Show Pavilion Thu 9:15pm -9.45pm Grandstand Bar Fri 12:15pm–1:15pm The Chapel Concert Sat 1:00pm–2:15pm Grandstand Bar Big Sing with The Shanty Club Sat 3:45–4:30pm The Conservatory Concert

SALLY FORTH

Sun 3:30pm–4:15pm The Shed Sun 5:15pm–5:45pm The Shed

Sun 10:10am–11:00am Music Train 4 from Waterfall Sun 5:15pm–6:00pm The Conservatory

Fri 11:00am–11:45am Black Diamond Marquee Fri 1:30pm–2:30pm Tivoli On Track Funky Ukulele Workshop Sat 2:30pm–3:15pm Restaurant

Fri 4–5pm Slacky Flat Bar The Italian Mob Sat 4–5pm Show Pavilion Sonu CD Launch Concert Sun 1:45pm–2:30pm Global Green

SANTA TARANTA


SAPLINGS SESSIONS BUSH MUSIC CLUB

SUE RAY

SHALANI

SUPER KENNY

Fri 10:45am–11:45am Tivoli On Track Youth Session Sat 10–11am Piazza Youth Session Sun 9–10am The Shed Youth Session

Sat 10:35am–11:05am Slacky Flat Bar

SHANTY CLUB

Thu 8:30pm–9:00pm Global Green Fri 8:30pm–9:15pm Restaurant Sat 4:45pm–5:30pm The Chapel Sun 9:30–10:15am Black Diamond Marquee Fri 1:15pm–1:45pm The Shed Sat 3:00pm–3:30pm The Shed

Fri 10:00pm–11:00pm Grandstand Bar Singalong Session Sat 1:00pm–2:15pm Grandstand Bar Big Sing with Rusty & The Saint Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm Grandstand Bar Singalong Session Sun 2:30pm–3:15pm Grandstand Bar Singalong Session

THE SWINGALELES

Sat 6:30pm–7:15pm Global Green Sun 1:15pm–2:00pm The Conservatory

TEATRO MATITA (CROATIA)

SHELLEY’S MURDER BOYS SHELLIE MORRIS

Thu 6:00pm–6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 3:00pm–3:45pm Global Green Sat 2:30pm–3:15pm The Chapel Sun 5:45–6:45pm Black Diamond Marquee

SIAN FULLER

Sat 10:00am–10:30am Slacky Flat Bar Fresh Folk

SILVER LOTUS TRIBAL BELLYDANCE Sun 11:15am–11:45am Tivoli On Track Sun 1:30pm–2:00pm Tivoli On Track

SINGONGO

Sat 10:00am–11:00am The Chapel

SIOBHAN MILLER (SCOT)

Fri 6:45pm–7:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 3:15pm–4:00pm Black Diamond Marquee Sun 1:00pm–1:45pm The Chapel

SONIA DISAPPEAR FEAR (FEAR)

Thu 5:15pm–5:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 5:45pm–6:45pm The Chapel Sat 8:45pm–10:00pm The Conservatory Phil Ochs Tribute Sun 5:45pm–6:30pm Global Green

SOUL FLAMENCO ILLAWARRA

Sun 10:30am–11:00am Tivoli On Track Sun 12:45pm–1:15pm Tivoli On Track

STEAMPUNK VAGABONDS

Fri 4:00pm–5:00pm Show Pavilion

SWING BOOTY

Fri 11:30pm–12:30am Restaurant

SYDNEY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCERS

Sat 1:15pm–1:45pm Tivoli On Track Sat 4:15pm–4:45pm Tivoli On Track Sun 12:00pm–12:30pm Tivoli On Track Fri 9:30pm–10:15pm Restaurant Late Night Puppet Show Sat 9:45am–10:15am The Shed For Kids - Pulcinella Sun 11–11:45am The Chapel Puppet Show

THE TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD ORCHESTRA (CANADA)

Thu 9:15pm–10:00pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 3:15pm–4:15pm Grandstand Bar Worldly Music Jam Fri 6:00pm–7:00pm Global Green Sat 10:30pm–11:30pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 6:00pm–6:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

TERRY FIELDING

Fri 3:30–4:15pm The Conservatory Two Up Sat 12:30pm–1:15pm Restaurant Sun 10:00am–10:45am Show Pavilion

THIS MACHINE SINGS WOODY

Thu 10:15pm–11:00pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 10:45pm–11:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 3:45pm–4:30pm The Chapel Sun 5:15pm–6:15pm Show Pavilion

Thu 9:15pm–10:00pm Global Green Fri 9:30pm–10:30pm Show Pavilion Sat 9:15pm–10:00pm Show Pavilion

WALLY BYRNE

Thu 8:00pm–8:45pm Global Green Fri 8:30pm–9:15pm The Shed Songbirds Concert Sat 11:30am–12:15pm Restaurant Sun 4:15pm–5:00pm Show Pavilion

ZLATKOS BALKAN CABARET

STU TYRRELL

Fri 12:30pm–1:15pm The Conservatory Sat 1:30pm–2:15pm Restaurant Sun 12:30pm–1:00pm The Shed This Machine Sings Woody - For Kids

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Fri 1:30pm–2:30pm The Chapel Sat 7:30pm–8:15pm Global Green Sun 1:30pm–2:15pm Restaurant

Fri 2:45pm–3:15pm The Shed Sat 3:45pm–4:15pm The Shed Sun 4:30pm–5:00pm The Shed

Thu 7:00pm–7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 6:30pm–7:15pm Restaurant Sat 10:10am–11:00am Music Train 2 from Waterfall Sat 12:15pm–1:15pm The Chapel Sun 7:00pm–7:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

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TOE SUCKING COWGIRLS

VGMATES

THE STRING FAMILY

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Fri 4:30pm–5:15pm The Shed Songbirds Concert Sat 7:30pm–8:15pm Restaurant Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs

Thu 4–5pm Grandstand Bar Afternoon Poets Fri 9–10:15am Show Pavilion Breakfast w. Poets Sat 8–9:30am Show Pavilion Breakfast w.Poets Sun 8–9:45am Show Pavilion Breakfast w.Poets Sun 5:30–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Final Word

THE STRAGGLERS

Thursday 16 January 2020

Adults $30 with festival pass, others $45.

TIA JUANA

VELOUR

STORYBEATS

BULLI SHOWGROUND RESTAURANT

Sun 12:30pm–1:00pm The Shed

Sat 11:00am–11:30am Tivoli On Track Sat 3:30pm–4:00pm Tivoli On Track

STONYBROKE

Tripe Italian Style and Concert

Fri 2:30– 3:15pm The Conservatory Two Up

THE WATER RUNNERS

Sat 1:30pm–2:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 11:00am–11:45am Global Green Sat 9:10am–10:00am Music Train 1 Sun 4:30pm–5.15pm Restaurant Concert

ZUMPA

Fri 3–3:45pm Slacky Flat Bar The Italian Mob Sat 6pm–7pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 10–11am The Conservatory Transcontinental Session with Balkan Elvis Sun 12pm–12:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

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Illawarra Folk Club presents the 35th

ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 16 - 19 JANUARY 2020 BULLI SHOWGROUND, NSW |

2020 FOLK SCHOOL The Illawarra Folk Club is proud to present 48 workshops at 17th Folk Summer School as part of the 2020 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.

VENUE Northern Illawarra Uniting Church, corner of Point Street & Princes Highway, Bulli

THURSDAY 16 JANUARY

WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY

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

MORE INFORMATION http://illawarrafolkfestival.com.au/folk-school/ Ann Lehmann: folkschool@illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

NEW HALL

CHILL OUT ROOM

OLD HALL

9am

Beginner Ukulele The Swingaleles

Scottish Dance Music Emma Nixon

A Capella singing for beginners Sally Forth

10am

Funky Ukulele Nick Rheinberger

Autoharp for beginners Cindy Harris

Sing Fit – How to train your voice like an athlete Stu Tyrrell

11am

Egyptian dance workshop Cinnamon Twist Bellydance

The Autoharp Rhythm Method Cindy Harris

Words with music - accompanying poetry Chloe & Jason Roweth

Midday

Samba Drumming Drum De Gong

Chopping and Groove for string players Lucy Menzies

Looping for fun and profit Nick Rheinberger

1pm

Ukrainian dance for beginners Jaga Band

Uilleann pipes Andrew McKay

Song writing for beginners Abigail Wighton

2pm

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra Emma Nixon

Building Community through Storytelling Heart to Heart Storytelling

Part songs from around the world SingGongGo

3pm

Fiddle as accompanying instrument Emma Nixon

Basic Anglo Concertina Dirty Stay Out Skifflers

Community Choirs: A how to guide Alexa Sheppard

4pm

Fingerstyle guitar - playing in 10ths Ann Lehmann-Kuit

Any One Can Play Skiffle/Jug Band music Dirty Stay Out Skifflers

Political song writing workshop SONiA disappear Fear

9am

Hornpipes, jigs, and polkas Burnt Roast Band

Posture for performers Body In Tuition

Scottish Fiddle Airs Emma Nixon

10am

Adding melodies into your guitar playing David Shanhun

Italian Mandolin technique Carlo Aonzo

Songs from Asia and the Pacific Anna Smyrk

11am

Jamming on a West Javanese scale Luke O’Neill

The Rock Mandolin Carlo Aonzo

Old time Appalachian fiddle tunes Cindy Harris

Midday

African Drumming Elemental Grooves

Appalachian old-time banjo frailing Mitch Hall

Joyous Singing workshop Penny Larkins

1pm

Advanced fingerstyle guitar workshop David Shanhun

Bringing Out Tunes From Your Autoharp Cindy Harris

Stolen Generations - telling the story through songwriting Brian Morley

2pm

Live performance tips for beginners Chris McEvoy

Irish whistle Andrew McKay

Shanty songs & tunes session Dave Elliston

3pm

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra Emma Nixon

Melodeon workshop Saul Rose/Faustus

Which Way?’ Songwriting and Mental Health David Spry

4pm

Hoot New Orleans Brass Band workshop Ken Field

Scottish Small Pipes Brighde Chaimbeul

Folk music of Britain Paul Sartin


35th ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2020

THURSDAY 16 JANUARY Opening Charity Day - $15 ENTRY or SEASON PASS Proceeds to Hidden Harvest

Image: Toe Sucking Cowgirls

All venues at Bulli Showground

SLACKY FLAT BAR

GLOBAL GREEN

RESTAURANT

4:00pm 4:30pm

GRANDSTAND BAR

Curious Rendition Orchestra

AFTERNOON POETS Peter Mace Brian Bell Robyn Sykes Stonybroke

SONiA disappear fear

Dirty Stay Out Skifflers

SHOW PAVILION

TIVOLI ON TRACK 4:00pm

Slow Irish Session

5:00pm

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

Shellie Morris

6:30pm 7:00pm

Carlo Aonzo Trio

Figgy Session

The String Family

Brighde Chaimbeul

8:30pm

Sue Ray

6:30pm

Fly Little Sparrow

Faustus

Hanne Kah

9:00pm 9:30pm

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

VGmates

10:00pm 10:30pm

Toe Sucking Cowgirls

Rory McLeod

TRIPE ITALIAN STYLE & CONCERT Bookings essential Dinner from 6pm music from 8pm $30 for Festival Ticket Holders The Pie Eaters

The Good Girl Song Project

Anna Smyrk

Derek Dowding

David Shanhun

Graeme Fletcher Collister Fix

FESTIVAL CHOIR

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

FOLKAPHONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA

The Stragglers 8:30pm 9:00pm

Rusty & The Saint

Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks

CONTRA DANCE GrayScale ContraBand

Brian Morley

Chloe & Jason Roweth

11:00pm

Cigany Weaver Bush Music Club Tune Session

9:30pm 10:00pm

Bromham 10:30pm

Dave Elliston Shanty Singalong

11:00pm

11:30pm

Cigany Weaver

5:30pm 6:00pm

David Spry

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

7:30pm 8:00pm

4:30pm

11:30pm

Anna Smyrk

Hanne Kah

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FRIDAY 17 JANUARY BLACK DIAMOND MARQUEE

SLACKY FLAT BAR

GLOBAL GREEN

RESTAURANT

GRANDSTAND BAR

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS/SESSIONS

Ken Field’s Hoot Band

Dave Elliston

Good Tunes Session Workshop

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

Anvil

Brian Morley

The High Country

8:30am 9:00am 9:30am 10:00am

FRESH FOLK Paddy & The Wonderband

10:30am

Derek Dowding

11:00am

Nick Rheinberger

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

Maurie Mulheron & Pat Craigie

Kay Proudlove Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus The Con Artists

1:00pm 1:30pm

The Groove Brighde Chaimbeul

2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm

Collister Fix

3:30pm

2pm Carlo Aonzo Trio

Faustus

4pm Santa Taranta

The Barleyshakes

SMALL HALLS CONCERT

6:30pm

5:30pm Jack Carty

7:00pm

6:45pm Siobhan Miller Eric Bogle

Dirty Stay Out Skifflers

Bromham

8:00pm

The Brother Brothers

Fred Smith

9:30pm

Marcia Howard

Sue Ray

Cyclo Timik

FRESH FOLK BLACKBOARD (U25s) Faustus English Tunes Session GrayScale ContraBand Contra Session

Elephant Sessions

1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm

FRESH FOLK Aurora Li

4:30pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

FRESH FOLK Kieran Knapman Anita George Blues Harmonica

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

Slow Irish Session

BIG CELTIC SESSION Fìrinn / Greann Dove The Barleyshakes Brighde Chaimbeul Elephant Sessions

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

Shanty Club Singing Session

32 Stu Tyrell

1:00pm

3:30pm

Background image: Brighde Chaimbeul

Fly Little Sparrow

12:00pm

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra - Jam

LATE NIGHT Swing Booty

12:00pm

11:30am

12:30pm

Toe Sucking Cowgirls

11:30pm

12:30pm

Lizzie Bennet

Fìrinn

11:00pm

11:00am

Teatro Matita

Elephant Sessions

10:00pm 10:30pm

The String Family

Rory McLeod

8:30pm 9:00pm

Peter Willey

David Shanhun

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

10:30am

3:00pm

Rani’s Fire

5:30pm

7:30pm

Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks

The Guilty Three

5:00pm

6:00pm

Shellie Morris

3pm Zumpa

4:00pm 4:30pm

THE ITALIAN MOB

David Spry

Food Fighters

10:00am

Kay Proudlove

10:00pm 10:30pm


FRIDAY 17 JANUARY

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

35th ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2020

SHOW PAVILION

TIVOLI ON TRACK

THE CHAPEL

THE CONSERVATORY

Kids Shows to 3.15pm

THE SHED

CONCERTS

CONCERTS / DANCES

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS 8:30am

9:00am 9:30am 10:00am

BREAKFAST POETS Peter Mace / Brian Bell Robyn Sykes / Stonybroke

9:00am

Heart to Heart Storytelling

Dru Yoga

10:00am

10:30am 11:00am

Illawarra Breakfast Poets

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

The Pie Eaters

Saplings Sessions Bush Music Club Aussie Singalong Bush Music Club

PETE SEEGER B’DAY SING Dirty Stay Out Skifflers

Rusty & The Saint

Jocean

Andsome Friends

Ken Field’s Hoot Band

Festival Choir

Velour

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

Chloe & Jason Roweth Phonograph Jack

Hanne Kah

Illawarra Nature Story Songs

Mally Moo’s Music for Minis

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

SONiA disappear fear

Mark “Looch” Lewis & The Press Gangsters Jaga Band

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE with Burnt Roast Band and Colin Towns

VGmates

10:30pm

The Beatmeisters

Fly Little Sparrow

SONGBIRDS CONCERT

FRESH FOLK The Fallen Robins FRESH FOLK Dear Violet

4:30pm Tia Juana

WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS Carefree Road Band Cigany Weaver

1:30pm 2:00pm

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

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

6:30pm Anna Smyrk 7:30pm The Nikriann Consort

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

8:30pm The Stragglers

Chaika

12:30pm

5:00pm

5:30pm Abigail Wighton FRESH FOLK Adam Warren

CONTRA DANCE GrayScale ContraBand

Storybeats

3:30pm Anita George Figgy Session (blackboard)

12:00pm

2:30pm

Wally Byrne Terry Fielding

11:00am

1:00pm

Honeymoon Bridge

Greann Dove

Rukeas

9:30pm 10:00pm

Stu Tyrrell

2:30–3:15pm

10:30am

11:30am

Robyn Sykes

TWO UP

5:00pm 5:30pm

Koo Wee Kapers

Macabre Sisters

3:30 –4:15pm

Swingaleles

Gobsmacked!

Super Kenny

4:00pm 4:30pm

FRESH FOLK Hello Harry

Graeme Fletcher Funky Ukulele W/Shop Nick Rheinberger

9:30am

9:30pm The Good Girl Song Project

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

11:00pm

11:00pm

PIAZZA MARQUEE

11:30pm

FRI 5–5:30pm, 6:30–7pm, 8–8:30pm, 9:30–10pm BLACKBOARD CONCERTS See MC for a 15 min spot

12:00pm 12:30pm

33 The Nikriann Consort

Ken Field’s Hoot Band


SATURDAY 18 JANUARY BLACK DIAMOND MARQUEE

SLACKY FLAT BAR

GLOBAL GREEN

RESTAURANT

GRANDSTAND BAR

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

SESSIONS

8:00am

8:00am

8:30am

8:30am

9:00am

Ken Field’s Hoot Band

9:30am 10:00am

FRESH FOLK Shalani

11:00am

FRESH FOLK The Fallen Robins

11:30am

Chaika

12:00pm 12:30pm

Fìrinn

1:00pm

The Water Runners

2:00pm 2:30pm

SMALL HALLS

3:00pm

2:15–3pm Jack Carty

3:30pm

3:15–4pm Siobhan Miller

Fly Little Sparrow

4:00pm 4:30pm

WORLD’S MUSIC PARTY

5:00pm

6:00pm

Derek Dowding

Mi Hermano y Yo Vallenato y Folclore

The Stragglers

Andsome Friends

Terry Fielding

9:00pm

Elephant Sessions 9 - 10pm

9:30pm

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra 10:30 - 11:30pm

Siobhan Miller

GrayScale ContraBand Contra Tunes Session Figgy Sessions Blackboard THE BIG SINGALONG Shanty Club meets Rusty & The Saint

10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 1:30pm

Maurie Mulheron & Pat Craigie

Nick Rheinberger

Brighde Chaimbeul

Greann Dove

FRESH FOLK Erin Hand

Carlo Aonzo Trio

Festival Choir Workshop

4:30pm

David Spry

BIG CELTIC SESSION

5:30pm

FRESH FOLK Paddy & The Wonderband

FRESH FOLK Blackboard (U25s)

Brighde Chaimbeul Elephant Sessions Fìrinn / Greann Dove The Barleyshakes

Velour

Tia Juana

Good Tunes Workshop

Kay Proudlove

Honeymoon Bridge

ONE MINUTE WONDERS Brian Bell

Collister Fix

Jaga Band

Shanty Club Workshop

Bromham

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

Anna Smyrk

Mi Hermano y Yo Vallenato y Folclore

2:00pm 2:30pm

Shelley’s Murder Boys

11:30pm 12:00pm

10:00am

Stu Tyrrell

Mo Kenney

Mikel Simic (Mikelangelo)

9:30am

Graeme Fletcher

Daniel Champagne

Cyclo Timik 7:30 - 8:30pm

8:30pm

11:00pm

The Good Girls Song Project

Zumpa 6 - 7pm

8:00pm

10:30pm

Fred Smith

PARADE Ken Field’s Hoot Band 5:30 - 6pm

7:30pm

10:00pm

The Brother Brothers

Cigany Weaver 4:30 - 5:30pm

5:30pm

7:00pm

Jessica Grainger

The Con Artists

1:30pm

6:30pm

FRESH FOLK Stephanie Swords

FRESH FOLK Sian Fuller

Hanne Kah

10:30am

9:00am

Slow Irish Session

5:00pm

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

Late Night Sessions

11:00pm 11:30pm

Background image: Mo Kenney

Daniel Champagne

The Groove

Tia Juana

The Femme Fatales

12:00pm


SATURDAY 18 JANUARY

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

8:30am 9:00am

SHOW PAVILION

TIVOLI ON TRACK

THE CHAPEL

THE CONSERVATORY

CONCERTS

CONCERTS/DANCES

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

BREAKFAST POETS Peter Mace / Brian Bell Robyn Sykes Stonybroke

10:00am 10:30am 11:00am

1:00pm

Roger Gordon Fyfe

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

Singongo Bush Music Club

Steampunk Vagabonds

The Femmes Fatales

Black Joak Morris

Anita George

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

Woolly Yarn Spinning Competition Mem Davis ODE TO ODETTA Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks Santa Taranta

5:00pm 5:30pm

Michael Simic (Mikelangelo)

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance

The String Family

Sydney English Country Dancers

Rory McLeod

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance

Shellie Morris

Black Joak Morris

Toe Sucking Cowgirls

Sydney English Country Dancers CONTRA DANCE GrayScale ContraBand

7:00pm 7:30pm

Dave Elliston

8:00pm 8:30pm

David Shanhun

9:00pm

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE with Burnt Roast Band and Colin Towns

Faustus

Eric Bogle

BUSH DANCE Chord-eaux

VGmates

9:30pm

The Barleyshakes

10:00pm 10:30pm

Sue Ray Marcia Howard

Dirt Road Days

Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus

Kenny Bartley & The Midnight Feast

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

Retro Radio Show

9:30am

Teatro Matita Gobsmacked! Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks

FRESH FOLK Claire Doherty

Koo Wee Kapers

FRESH FOLK Mother Banshee

Illawarra Nature Story Songs

JOHN DENGATE PARODY CUP

Heart to Heart Storytelling Super Kenny

Steampunk Vagabonds

6:00pm 6:30pm

9:00am

Mally Moo’s Music for Minis

The High Country

12:30pm

CONCERTS 8:30am

Dru Yoga

11:30am 12:00pm

MUSIC TRAIN 8:00am

9:30am

Joe Gander Handpan & Sounds

THE SHED

Kids Shows to 4.15pm

ROVING PERFORMERS

King and Queen of Green, Circus WOW

SING US A SONG

Storybeats

Rusty & The Saint 3:45 - 4:30pm

Young Traditions Entries Welcome Prizes

Chord-eaux 4:45 - 5:30pm Driza & Looch 5:45 - 6:30pm The Pie Eaters 6:45 - 7:30pm

MUSIC TRAIN 1

10:00am

Departs: Waterfall Station 9:10am

10:30am

ARTISTS Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret / Bromham

11:30am

MUSIC TRAIN 2 Departs: Waterfall Station 10:10am

ARTISTS The String Family / Cyclo Timik

12:00pm 12:30pm

1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm

The Honey Sippers

6:30pm 7:00pm

Brian Morley

7:30pm

Chloe & Jason Roweth 7:45 - 8:30pm PHIL OCHS TRIBUTE Maurie Mulheron & Pat Craigie, SONiA disappear fear, Dirty Stay Out Skifflers and others

11:00am

1:00pm

8:00pm

Love In The Jungle Teatro Matita

8:00am

35th ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2020

Money Killed Jonny

PIAZZA MARQUEE - 2 ACTS PER 30 MINUTE SESSION 10 - 11am 11 - 11.30am / 12.30 - 1pm 4 - 4.30pm 7 - 7.30pm / 8:30 - 9pm

Saplings Sessions Bush Music Club Blackboard Ken Field’s Hoot Band Jam Blackboard

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

35 The Water Runners

Rory McLeod

Chaika


SUNDAY 19 JANUARY BLACK DIAMOND MARQUEE

SLACKY FLAT BAR

GLOBAL GREEN

RESTAURANT

GRANDSTAND BAR

SHOW PAVILION

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

CONCERTS/SESSIONS

CONCERTS

8:00am 8:30am

Festival Volunteers Photo

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

Sue Ray

Fred Smith

Daniel Champagne

GONE TO THE DOGS COMEDY CONCERT Eric Bogle / Peter Willey / Tia Juana / Nick Rheinberger / Derek Dowding / Robyn Sykes

FRESH FOLK Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

Chloe & Jason Roweth

FRESH FOLK Dear Violet Mo Kenney

5:00pm

The Humphreys Tribute to Steve

Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus

Fly Little Sparrow

Hanne Kah Eric Bogle

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

The Brother Brothers

Cyclo Timik

5:30pm

Shellie Morris

Marcia Howard

Santa Taranta

Cigany Weaver

4:00pm 4:30pm

Anita George

Chaika

Rory McLeod

Mikel Simic (Mikelangelo)

Northern Illawarra Combined Churches

Faustus

Zumpa

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

BREAKFAST POETS Peter Mace Brian Bell Robyn Sykes Stonybroke

SONiA disappear fear

Songs of Asia & The Pacific - Anna Smyrk David Shanhun

The Barleyshakes

Graeme Fletcher Autoharp Session Workshop Bush Music Club SESSION

Combined Union Choirs

Velour

The Pie Eaters

The Good Girl Song Project

Shanty Club SHANTY SINGALONG

Andsome Friends

FRESH FOLK Isobel Knight

Fìrinn

FRESH FOLK Hello Harry

The Stragglers

9:00am 9:30am

10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm

Dirty Stay Out Skifflers

1:30pm 2:00pm

Maurie Mulheron & Pat Craigie

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

Festival Choir FINAL REHEARSAL

Toe Sucking Cowgirls

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

Ken Field’s Hoot Band

FESTIVAL FINALE

Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks

CONCERT Derek Dowding

Murmur

8:30am

10:00am

Terry Fielding

Honeymoon Bridge

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

8:00am

7:00pm

The String Family

7:30pm

Festival Choir, guest singers

8:00pm

Guessing Competition Draw

8:30pm

FINAL PARTY

9:00pm

The Barleyshakes

9:30pm

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Santa Taranta


SUNDAY 19 JANUARY

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

35th ILLAWARRA FOLK FESTIVAL 2020

TIVOLI ON TRACK

THE CHAPEL

THE CONSERVATORY

CONCERTS/DANCES

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

THE SHED

Kids Shows to 5.45pm

MUSIC TRAIN

FOR KIDS

8:00am

8:00am

8:30am

8:30am

9:00am

Dru Yoga

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

Black Joak Morris Carlo Aonzo Trio Soul Flamenco Illawarra Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

Teatro Matita

The Transcontinent al Session - Mikel Simic (Mikelangelo) & Zumpa Jaga Band

Black Joak Morris

Sydney English Country Dancers

Collister Fix

Soul Flamenco Illawarra

SMALL HALLS Siobhan Miller

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

SMALL HALLS Jack Carty

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE with Burnt Roast Band and Colin Towns

Greann Dove

Shelley's Murder Boys

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

This Machine Sings Woody Mally Moo’s Music for Minis Heart to Heart Storytelling

David Spry Illawarra Nature Story Songs

Brighde Chaimbeul Black Joak Morris

Mi Hermano y Yo Vallenato y Folclore

Elephant Sessions

BUSH DANCE Bush Music Club FINAL WORDS Peter Mace / Brian Bell Robyn Sykes / Stonybroke

Bromham

Nick Rheinberger

Sally Forth

9:30am 10:00am

Koo Wee Kapers Gobsmacked!

4:00pm 4:30pm

9:00am

SAPLINGS SESSIONS Bush Music Club

Murphy’s Puppets Storybeats Murphy’s Puppets

MUSIC TRAIN 3

10:30am

Departs: Waterfall Station 9:10am

11:00am

ARTISTS Honeymoon Bridge / Murmur

MUSIC TRAIN 4 Departs: Waterfall Station 10:10am ARTISTS Greann Dove / Sally Forth

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

ROVING PERFORMERS King and Queen of Green Circus WOW

4:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm 6:00pm

6:30pm

6:30pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:30pm

7:30pm

8:00pm

8:00pm

8:30pm

8:30pm

9:00pm

9:00pm

9:30pm

Background image: The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

9:30pm

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Zumpa


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.

Piazza

Blackboard Concerts

The Piazza Marquee is adjacent to the Black Diamond Marquee and the centre field stalls. It will be the place to get a chance to perform on the Blackboard Concert.

The Shed

Kids Festival, Concerts

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

Show Pavilion

Concerts, Workshops

This is a building behind the Grandstand and can seat up to 150 persons. It will be used from Thursday to Sunday evening. It is the venue for 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 Conservatory Concerts

An intimate venue at the Grevillea Park Gates area and will feature a number of theme concerts and Fresh Folk events. There will be a small bar serving beer and wine to enjoy the ambience. This venue was previously The Miner's Camp.


Date

Bondi Junction

Central

Waterfall

Bull

Saturday 18 January

08:13

08:29

09:13

09:5

Date

Sunday Date Saturday January 1819 January

09:13

Bondi Junction

08:13 Bondi Junction 08:13

Saturday 18 January Sunday

19 January

Sunday 19 January

Honeymoon Bridge

Honeymoon Bridge

Honeymoon Bridge

Central

09:29

08:29 Central 08:29

Waterfall

10:13

10:5

Bulli

09:13 Waterfall 09:13

09:57

Bulli

09:5

10:5

09:13 09:13 08:13

09:29 09:2908:29

10:13 09:13 10:13

10:51

09:57

08:13 09:13

08:2909:29

09:13 10:13

09:57

10:51

09:13 08:13

09:2908:29

10:13 09:13

10:51

09:57

09:13

09:29

10:13

The String Family

The String Family

The String Family

Bromham

Bromham

Bromham

Cyclo Timik

Cyclo Timik

Cyclo Timik

10:51

Greann Dove

Greann Dove

Greann Dove


Adam Warren

Brighde Chaimbeul

Andsome Friends

The Beatmeisters

Aurora Li

Anita George

ARTISTS A to Z Abigail Wighton

Growing up in the Illawarra Abigail Wighton has enjoyed writing songs from a young age. Her sweet melodies soul-bearing storytelling and finger-style guitar playing captivate audiences. Fri 5:30pm–6:15pm The Shed Songbirds

Adam Warren

Adam Warren began writing songs at age 16. Since the release of his 2019 EP ‘Earth Burn Avenue’, Adam has opened for artists like Mauriceamour (UK) and Daniel Champagne. Fri 6:30pm–7pm The Conservatory Fresh Folk

Andsome Friends

Miguel Heatwole’s a cappella ensemble performs original work. They borrowed a time machine to abduct Palestrina from the 16th century and team him up with Hunters and Collectors. For all its contemporary relevance their fugue about environmental waste minimisation is unashamedly Baroque. They also mash-up TV shows from Miguel’s youth. Fri 3pm–3:45pm Show Pavilion Sat 12:30pm–1:15pm Global Green Sun 3:30pm–4:15pm Restaurant

Anita George

Described by Free Press Canada as a ‘rare treat’, Anita George is a natural story-teller and evocative songwriter matched only by her stunning voice, carefully crafted folk guitar playing, occasional toots of the blues harmonica, and charismatic onstage presence. Fri 3:30pm–4:15pm The Shed Songbirds

Fri 6pm–7pm Grandstand Bar Blues Harmonica Workshop Sat 11:15am–12pm The Chapel Sun 9:45am–10:30am Global Green

Anna Smyrk

With sun-drenched vocal harmonies and songs about far-flung places Anna Smyrk takes you on a journey around the world. She paints stunning pictures of places she’s lived from the sapphire waters of the Solomon Islands to crumbling Cambodian towns to the loneliness of a megacity in the Philippines.

Thu 8:30pm–9pm Grandstand Bar Fri 6:30pm–7:15pm The Shed Songbirds Concert Sat 6:30pm–7:15pm Restaurant Sun 9:30am–10:15am Restaurant Songs of Asia and The Pacific

Anvil

Anvil is an original folk musical. The band perform songs about a passionate Irish woman who led Australia’s biggest-ever bushranger gang to glory rebellion and a hanging. Featuring “Gates of Time” and “My Old Mother Said”. A rollicking good tale to shake the shackles and rouse the heart. Fri 11am–11:45am Restaurant

Aurora Li

Blue Mountains singer/songwriter, Aurora Li, has been making music for as long as she can remember. Her spare, acoustic folk/indie sound is complimented by sharply observed lyrics that traverse her experiences of teenage life, friendship, regret and loss, and her worries for the future of the planet and its inhabitants. Fri 4:30pm–5pm Grandstand Bar Fresh Folk

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The Barleyshakes

The original Irish line up of the Barleyshakes reform especially for the festival. World famous Irish flautist Alan Doherty of Grada and ALDOC fame, who these days performs with Christy Moore and Damien Dempsey, reunites with fiddler Kristin and guitarist and singer-songwriter Alan Kelly to form this Celtic Powerhouse. Fri 5:30pm–6:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Fri 8pm–9:30pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 5:30pm–7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm The Chapel Sun 11:30am–12:15pm Restaurant Sun 8:45pm–9:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Final Party

The Beatmeisters

The rhythmic knock on your front door can only be... the Beatmeisters! They’ll skew that wayward walk of yours into a dance like prance and take you to a place where you can’t your feet must wiggle and your booty will jiggle. Fri 10pm–11pm Tivoli On Track

Black Joak Morris

Black Joak Morris performs the traditional folk dancing of the bucolic English Cotswolds. Morris dancing is friendly and skilled dancing to live music provided by our talented musicians. The Joakers are an energetic side who couple athletic display with bright costumes and loud bells to delight and mystify all ages. Sat 11:45am–12:15pm Tivoli On Track Sat 2:45pm–3:15pm Tivoli On Track Sun 9:45am–10:15am Tivoli On Track Sun 11:45am–12:15pm The Shed For Kids Sun 3:30am–4:30am Tivoli On Track


Brian Bell

Bromham

Abigail Wighton

Blackboard on Piazza

Opportunity for a chance to perform. See the MC early for a spot.

Fri 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm, 9.30pm Piazza Sat 11am, 12:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm Piazza

Brian Bell

Laugh till you cry at the selection of one-minute poems, but don’t forget to listen to the words when Brian Bell does his special “”in depth”” poetry, as well as his hilarious one-liners.

Thu 4–5pm Grandstand Bar Afternoon Poets Fri 9–10:15am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sat 8–9:30am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sat 8:45–9:15pm Grandstand Bar One Minute Wonders Sun 8–9:45am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 5:30–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Final Word

Black Joak Morris

Brian Morley

inspiration from a variety of piping traditions such as from Cape Breton, Eastern Europe and Ireland. Thu 7:45pm–8:15pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 1:15pm–2:15pm Black Diamond Marquee Fri 8pm–9:30pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 3:30pm–4:15pm Global Green Sat 5:30pm–7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sun 3pm–3:45pm The Chapel

Bromham

Bromham are an eclectic 11 piece folk band from Adelaide with songs about family, community and equality. Their live shows exude joy with soaring group vocals and quite often roaming band members. Thu 10pm–10:45pm Tivoli On Track

Fri 7:15pm–8:15pm Global Green Sat 9:10am–10am Music Train 1 from Waterfall Sat 10:45pm–11:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 5:15pm–6:15pm The Chapel

The Brother Brothers The Brother Brothers’ sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. Fri 8:30pm–9:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 4pm–5pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 4:45pm–5:30pm Global Green

Brian Morley

Hailed as the Koori Neil Young Brian Morley’s music brings to life the devastating impact of his removal as part of the Stolen Generations. Often harrowing but always heartfelt he hopes that people will listen and learn about the true history of the country. Thu 7:45pm–8:15pm Grandstand Bar Fri 12pm–12:45pm Global Green Sat 7pm–7:45pm The Shed

Brighde Chaimbeul

Described as a ‘mesmerising’ player award winning piper Brighde Chaimbeul has a unique style which has captured audiences across the globe. She has collaborated with many established artists including John McSherry. A native Gaelic speaker, her style is rooted in her indigenous language and culture, but draws

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Burnt Roast Band

Bush Music Club - Concert Party

Carlo Aonzo Trio

Burnt Roast Band

A fine collection of seasoned musicians arising from the ashes of the Canberra chapter of British Masterchef. Turn up the heat, play with Playford and discover what a rant is English Ceilidh style. Like your English dance music “well done” or even “crisp”? This is the band for you. Fri 8:30pm–9:45pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance Sat 6:45pm–8:15pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance Sun 2:15pm–3:15pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance

Bush Music Club Concert Party

The Bush Music Club has been keenly promoting Australian folk traditions since 1954. Concert Party members enjoy performing and sharing their songs and tunes. Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged.

Thu 9:15pm–10:15pm Show Pavilion Tunes Session Fri 12– 1pm Tivoli On Track Singalong Session Sat 10:30am–11:15am The Conservatory Bush Songs Sun 11:15am–2:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sun 4:15pm–5:15pm Tivoli On Track Bush Dance

Carefree Road Band

It is 50 Years since the iconic Woodstock Festival and Carefree Road Band present their favourite songs from that concert. Come and enjoy the songs of Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and the Weight. Fri 9pm–10:15pm The Conservatory Woodstock 50 Years

Chloe & Jason Roweth

Carlo Aonzo Trio

The Carlo Aonzo Trio creates new atmospheres enhancing the expressivity of the Italian instrument par excellence with original harmonies balancing between past and present. With a strictly acoustic sound, they offer a musical journey around the world and genres, with a peculiar Italian flavour. Thu 6pm–6:30pm Global Green Fri 2–2:45pm Slacky Flat Bar The Italian Mob Sat 4:30pm–5:15pm Restaurant Sun 10am–10:45am The Chapel

Chaika

ARIA nominated ensemble melding the earthiness of folk with the dexterity of jazz and craft of classical, Chaika’s vast influences create superb genre-blending music, forging new directions in Australian music. Fri 8:30pm–9:30pm The Chapel Sat 11:30am–12:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Sun 11:45am–12:30pm Global Green

Carefree Road Band

Chord-eaux

Chord-eaux

Chord-eaux is a very busy folk/bush band performing traditional and contemporary Australian songs and tunes, folk songs and tunes from other countries, original songs, and supporting colonial/bush dancing.

Sat 4:45pm–5:30pm The Conservatory Sing Us A Song Sat 8:30pm–9:45pm Tivoli On Track Bush Dance

Cigany Weaver

Formed out of a love for the legendary partnership of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli, Cigany Weaver are one of Australia’s most exciting gypsyjazz ensembles. Their virtuosic and energetic live performances invoke everything from subtle toetapping to exuberant dance floor foot-stomping. Thu 9pm–9:45pm Tivoli On Track Fri 9:45pm–10:45pm The Chapel Sat 4:30pm–5:30pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 2pm–2:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Chloe & Jason Roweth

The Roweths have been researching and presenting the living tradition of Australian music for over twenty years, forging unique combinations of music, poetry and folklore. They bring you powerful and delicate songs, room stopping recitations, and seamless combinations of new and old Australian material. Thu 8:30pm–8:50pm Restaurant Fri 5:15pm–6:15pm Show Pavilion Phonograph Jack Sat 7:45–8:30pm The Conservatory Sing Us A Song Sun 1pm–1:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

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Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance company showcases the diversity and beauty of the traditional dance forms of the Middle East and North Africa. The Cinnamon Twist’s dynamic, colourful, and interactive shows never fail to wow the crowds.


Claire Doherty

Collister & Fix

Curious Rendition Orchestra

Sat 11:15am–11:45am The Shed For Kids Sat 12:30pm–1pm Tivoli On Track Sat 2pm–2:30pm Tivoli On Track

Claire Doherty

A violinist since she was 4 and a familiar face around many festivals, her performances also include guitar and vocals. A young, but seasoned performer of traditional and contemporary music. Sat 12:30 –1pm The Conservatory Fresh Folk

Collister & Fix

She draws her inspiration from the Celtic mysteries of the Isle of Man, He has both the coast of Australia and a European heritage in his blood. Between them they create a rare musical synergy that transcends cultures and musical traditions to enrapture audience wherever they perform. Thu 10:30pm–10:50pm Restaurant Fri 2:30pm–3:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm Global Green Sun 12pm–12:45pm The Chapel

Combined Union Choirs

The Union Choirs sing songs of protest, peace, the environment, both traditional and modern protest songs. Sun 12pm–1pm Show Pavilion

The Con Artists

Combined Union Choirs

Cyclo Timik

Curious Rendition Orchestra

The Curious Rendition Orchestra are a community band based at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music playing a range of world music to encourage a fun environment and audience participation. Thu 4pm–5pm Slacky Flat Bar

Cyclo Timik

An infectious mix of “Nouvelle chanson”, Gypsy music and alternative rock mixed with theatrics. Influenced by the likes of Negresses Vertes and Gogol Bordello, it’s Edith Piaf meets Serge Gainsbourg.

Fri 10pm–11pm Global Green Sat 10:10am–11am Music Train 2 Sat 7:30pm–8:30pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 5pm–5:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Daniel Champagne

“Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical.”

Sat 6:45pm–7:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 11:30am–12:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

The Con Artists are Australia’s largest and most energetic folk orchestra playing a huge range of instruments with influences from French Canadian, Klezmer, Celtic, Slavic Romanian, New Orleans, Italian Hungarian and African repertoires.

David Shanhun

Dave Elliston

David Spry

Dave Elliston

Dave Elliston is a folk singer and multiinstrumentalist from Tasmania who is an avid collector of folk songs and tunes alike from across many cultures. Thu 10:30pm–11:30pm Grandstand Bar Shanty Singalong Fri 10am–10:45am Restaurant Sat 7:15pm–8pm Show Pavilion

David Shanhun

A fun engaging duo from New Zealand with beautiful harmonies, tasty fingerstyle guitar pickin, stunning fiddle playing, and some good real humour built into their original songs. Thu 10pm–10:30pm Grandstand Bar Fri 4pm–4:45pm Global Green Sat 8:15pm–9pm Show Pavilion Sun 10:30am–11:15am Restaurant

David Spry

Cinematic and raw stripped-back compositions are the hallmark of David Spry’s music. David strongly identifies with his indigenous Maranunggu/ Marrithiyel heritage. His cultural heritage has informed his songwriting and how to live it as a conscientious human leaving a legacy and being mindful of his place in the world. Thu 6pm–6:30pm Grandstand Bar Fri 2pm–2:45pm Global Green Sat 5:30pm–6:15pm Restaurant Sun 2:15pm–3pm The Conservatory

Fri 12:30pm–1:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 1pm–2pm Black Diamond Marquee

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Driza and Looch

Elephant Sessions

Dear Violet

Derek Dowding

Gone to the Dogs Comedy Sun 12:30pm–1:15pm Grandstand Bar

Dear Violet are a female trio from the Illawarra. Their unique harmonies combined with acoustic guitar as well as percussion is what always draws a big crowd. They play a range of genres and from Dirt Road Days is a five piece made up of their original songs to their diverse range of covers, songwriters, guitarists, singers and a cellist singing original songs about life, family, journeys, their sets include something for everyone. society, love and cups of tea. Fri 8 – 8:45pm The Conservatory Fresh Folk

Dirt Road Days

Sun 2:35pm–3:05pm Black Diamond Marquee Fresh Folk

Derek Dowding

Derek Dowding is a songwriter with a gift for shining a truthful light on the absurd aspects of society. Very political, usually comical and always thoroughly entertaining.

Thu 9:30pm–9:50pm Restaurant Tripe Night Fri 10:30am–11:15am Slacky Flat Bar Sat 10:30am–11:15am Restaurant Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar

Sat 6:15pm–7pm Show Pavilion

Dirty Stay Out Skifflers USA

Influenced by Bessie Smith, Gus Cannon, Jim Kweskin JUb Band and The Quarrymen the Dirty Stay Out Skifflers have been bringingamericana, blues, folk, and tin pan alley to you. Thu 5:15pm–5:45pm Grandstand Bar Fri 11am–12pm The Chapel Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday

Firinn

Dirty Stay Out Skifflers

Fri 5:30pm–6:15pm Restaurant Sat 8:45 –10pm The Conservatory Phil Ochs Tribute Sun 1:15pm–2pm Show Pavilion

Driza and Looch

Driza (Dion Dickinson) and Looch (Mark Lewis), from the rambunctious Handsome Young Strangers, turn their musical skills to an acoustic set of original and Australian folk songs! Sat 5:45pm–6:30pm The Conservatory Sing Us A Song

Dru Yoga

Come and join Erika Steller and Fiona Davis in fun and uplifting yoga sessions to stretch and energise, and deeply relax. Perfect to start the festival day. Come ye, come all! Fri 9:30am–10:30am Tivoli On Track Sat 8:30am–9:30am Tivoli On Track Sun 8:30am–9:30am Tivoli On Track

Elephant Sessions

Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland Elephant Sessions create a progressive blend of intricate tunes engulfing guitars with a bass and drum heavy backline their music combines the very best of trad funk and electronica resulting in a new and exciting sound. Fri 8pm–8:45pm Grandstand Bar Session Fri 9:30pm–10:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 5:30pm–7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 9pm–10pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 4pm–5pm The Chapel

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English Dance Workshops

Dirt Road Days

English Dance Workshops

With over 30 years’ teaching English,american, Morris, and Australian, Colin Town’s clear and concise teaching and his relaxed and fun approach will make any dances achievable, and a thrill for all who dance. Live music provided by the Burnt Roast Band from Canberra. Fri 8:30pm–9:45pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance Sat 6:45pm–8:15pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance Sun 2:15pm–3:15pm Tivoli On Track English Country Dance

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle is an internationally known and respected songwriter who has been inflicting his original songs on innocent bystanders all over the world for the past 40 years or so. He will be joined on stage during the festival by Pete Titchener on guitar and Emma Luker on fiddle. Fri 7pm–8pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 8:15pm–9:15pm The Chapel Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs Comedy Sun 4:30pm–5:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

Erin Hand

It all started when Mum refused to listen to anything other than the Bee Gees in the car and then enabling the madness by letting her learn every instrument under the sun. Erin is keen to show the world her new works ‘Endgame’ and ‘Cold Coffee’ plus many more surprises! Sat 4:30pm–5pm Global Green Fresh Folk

Faustus

The Fallen Robins

Using their shared DNA, sister trio Charlotte, Jess and Sarah tell stories of shared experiences through heavenly blended harmonies, emotional melodies and toe-tapping beats.

Fri 7:15pm–7:45pm The Conservatory Fresh Folk Sat 11:10am–11:55am Slacky Flat Bar

Faustus

Rooted deeply in the English tradition, Faustus breathe new life into old songs in a unique and contemporary manner. Their primary focus is music of the people, songs of work and protest and struggle - leavened by rocking tune sets and a highly engaging stage presence. Thu 7:45pm–8:15pm Global Green Fri 12:45pm–1:45pm Grandstand Bar English Tunes Session Fri 4pm–5pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 7pm–8pm The Chapel Sun 10:45am–11:30am Global Green

The Femmes Fatales

The Femme Fatales are a wandering streettheatre band dramatically dressed for playing and singing sombre, folky or funky music with a hint of melancholic moanings thrown in for good measure! Sat 11:45am–12:30pm Show Pavilion

Festival Choir

Join the festival choir and perform at the Festival Finale with special guests. The choir will be led by Lotte Latukefu.

Thu 7–8pm Show Pavilion Rehearsal Fri 4–5:15pm Tivoli On Track Rehearsal Sat 4:15–5:15pm Grandstand Bar Rehearsal Sun 5:15–6:15pm Grandstand Bar Final Rehearsal Sun 7– 8:30pm Black Diamond Marquee Concert

Figgy Folk Session (Blackboard Concert) The Figgy Folk Session is where everyone is welcome to have their turn - musos, poets or storytellers. They do it monthly at Figtree Hotel, and now they’ve brought it to the Illawarra Folk Festival. Come along and have a go or just enjoy the show!

Thu 5–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Blackboard Concert Fri 4:30–6:15pm The Conservatory Blackboard Concert Sat 11:30am–12:45pm Grandstand Bar Blackboard Concert

Firinn

Firinn serve up a wild brew of Scottish trad, dirty riffs, pangs of bluegrass and straight up folky nostalgia. A cross between the untamed Highlands and a Marrickville warehouse party.

Fri 8pm–9:30pm Grandstand Bar Session Fri 10:30pm–11:15pm Restaurant Sat 12:15pm–1:15pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 5:30pm–7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sun 3:15pm–4pm Show Pavilion

Fly Little Sparrow

Lisa Lazuli and Lizzie Flynn come together to sing harmonies that emulate riding on the wings of a strong-willed bird. Heading on a flight path of beautiful harmonic arrangements their eclectic repertoire and commentary will take you on a journey from fragility to hope. They will be joined by Gareth Mewes (violin), Bertie McMahon (double bass), Dave Elliston (mandolin, accordion) and Andre Bonetti (percussion). Thu 7pm–7:30pm Global Green Fri 7pm–8pm The Chapel Sat 2:45pm–3:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 3:45pm–4:30pm Global Green

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Fred Smith

Graeme Fletcher

The Good Girl Song Project

Gobsmacked!

GrayScale ContraBand

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra is a participatory group for young folk musicians. Through a tapestry of workshops, sessions and performances, Folkaphonic will provide opportunities for young musicians to learn a variety of musical styles in a space dedicated to development, friendship, inspiration and sharing. Thu 8pm–9pm Show Pavilion Rehearsal Fri 5:30pm–6:45pm Tivoli On Track Rehearsal Sat 9:45am–10:45am Tivoli On Track Rehearsal Sun 11am–11:45am Slacky Flat Bar Concert

Food Fighters

Lifting the lid on food songs hiding as musical hits, the Food Fighters sing the original versions of “Joeline” (“Baked beans”) “Scarborough Fair” (“Are You Making A Festival Tripe?”) and the original folk version by Cream of “Cook Time of Your Stove”. Musical home truths home cooked for fuller flavour. Fri 1:15pm–2pm Restaurant

Fred Smith

Fred Smith’s songs are subtle, wry and perceptive. His performances get you laughing, thinking and feeling. Fred and band will be playing songs from his new albums ‘Warries’ and ‘Stories’.

Fri 8:30pm–9:30pm Global Green Sat 5:30pm–6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 10:30am–11:15am Black Diamond Marquee

Fresh Folk Blackboard U25s

A chance for young folk to perform, hosted by Dear Violet. Fri 11:15am–12:30pm Grandstand Bar Sat 2:30pm–4pm Grandstand Bar

The Groove

Gobsmacked!

Gobsmacked! haven’t grown up and they love telling stories. From Hungary to Scotland, and a few stops in between, they weave tall tales and true. Fri 10:15am–10:45am The Shed Sat 10:30am–11am The Shed Sun 11am–11:30am The Shed

The Good Girl Song Project

The Good Girl Song Project anchors itself in the Australian Folk tradition of traditional folk instrumentation, original song writing and storytelling to examine the histories of Australian women. Thu 7pm–7:30pm Grandstand Bar Fri 9:30pm–10:30pm The Shed Songbirds Concert Sat 10:30am–11:15am Global Green Sun 2:30pm–3:15pm Restaurant

Good Tunes

David De Santi has been accumulating good tunes for over 30 years and wants to share them! Be ready for a musical tour around Australia, Italy, Quebec, Scotland, Scandinavia, Spain, France, Ireland, England and beyond! Sheet music available or use your ear to join in. Fri 10am–11am Grandstand Bar Sat 7:30pm–8:30pm Grandstand Bar

Graeme Fletcher

Graeme is considered one of Australia’s leading autoharp players. He was a finalist in the prestigious USA Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering contest in 2014.

Thu 10pm–10:20pm Restaurant Concert Tripe Fri 1pm–1:45pm Show Pavilion Concert

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Good Tunes

The Guilty Three

Sat 1:30pm–2:15pm Global Green Concert Sun 10am–11:15am Grandstand Bar Autoharps Anonymous

GrayScale ContraBand

GrayScale ContraBand plays lively non-traditional arrangements of traditional and modern Appalachian fiddle tunes for contradancing andamerican square dancing. Internationally recognised caller and choreographer Ron Buchanan teaches contras squares circles and waltzes to beginners and experienced dancers alike creating an exciting community music and dance experience for all. Thu 7– 7:45pm Tivoli On Track Contra Dance Fri 2pm–3pm Grandstand Bar Contra Tunes Session Fri 7pm–8:15pm Tivoli On Track Contra Dance Sat 10:15am–11:15am Grandstand Bar Contra Tunes Session Sat 5pm–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Contra Dance Sun 10am–11:15am Grandstand Bar Autoharps Anonymous

Greann Dove

Only forming in 2018, Greann Dove (meaning Black Humour) have becoming locally know as a young, driven, high energy traditional Irish band with twists of old timey, Macedonian and bluegrass music, dotted with sweet folk songs. Fri 4:15pm–5:15pm The Chapel Fri 8pm–9:30pm Grandstand Bar Session Sat 3:30pm–4:15pm Restaurant Sat 5:30pm–7:15pm Grandstand Bar Session Sun 10:10am–11am Music Train 4 Sun 12:15pm–1pm The Conservatory


Heart to Heart Storytelling

Hello Harry

The Honey Sippers

Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks

The Groove

The Groove is a new fusion of old sounds emerging from the Illawarra / Shoalhaven. Anamorphous shifting blend of Spanish / classical and acoustic guitar vibes with driving Afro percussive rhythms. Fri 1:00pm–1:45pm Global Green Sat 11:45am–12:45am Restaurant

The Guilty Three

Band leader Stuart Alexander scoured Sydney’s inner city pubs, not just for beer, but the best and most fun bunch of musicians he could find. The Guilty Three was born. All four of them. Fri 4:30pm–5:15pm Restaurant

Hanne Kah

Hanne Kah - the charismatic Outlaw-Folk sensation from the heart of Germany. Handmade music combined with English lyrics and an intense voice create a unique sound as the band’s carries extraordinary roots in writing, performing and playing music. Thu 8:30pm–9pm Global Green Fri 3pm–4pm The Chapel Sat 10am–11am Black Diamond Marquee Sun 4pm–4:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Heart to Heart Storytelling

Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Ulf Nilsson are performance storytellers, animated, entertaining and educational. Folk tales, fairy tales, myths & legends, tall tales & inspirational stories, come to life through their passion as imaginators: activating imaginations, connecting hearts and creating magic. Fri 9:30am–10am The Shed Sat 2:15pm–2:45pm The Shed Sun 2pm–2:30pm The Shed

GrayScale ContraBand

Hello Harry

Traditional tunes from around the world in a dynamic big band setting. Bold, brassy and exuberant Hello Harry features five outstanding young fiddlers with a punchy horn line up and a grooving jazz infused rhythm section.

Fri 10:30–11:15am The Conservatory Fresh Folk Sun 4:15pm–5pm Grandstand Bar Fresh Folk

The High Country

Brett Sergeant and John Nichols joined forces in late 2018 combining their own uniquely individual acoustic against nylon string guitar styles and dissimilar but complimentary vocals. Brett and John will be joined by Illawarra accordion wizard Greg Costello. Fri 12pm–12:45pm Restaurant Sat 10:45am–11:30am Show Restaurant

Honeymoon Bridge

Honeymoon Bridge is the harmony-folk duo hailing from a ghost town in rural Victoria. The widows sing stories of mourning, haunted heaths and the rituals of life in isolated country. Their ethereal harmonies, evocative of Simon and Garfunkel, are underpinned by hypnotic acoustic guitar, Celtic harp, and old-time mandolin.

Honeymoon Bridge

The Humphreys

Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks

Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks are both Tasmanian singer/songwriters. They bring together Hui’s Maori and Jewish heritage and Peter’s passion for justice with rich harmonies, soaring vocals and soulful melodies.

Thu 9pm–9:20pm Restaurant Trip Night Fri 2:15pm–3pm Restaurant Sat 12pm–12:30pm The Shed For Kids Sat 3pm–3:45pm Show Pavilion Ode to Odetta Sun 11am–11:45am Show Pavilion

The Humphreys

The Humphreys are a bunch of fun-loving fellows with an accordion folky twist. They swing between Celtic, original songs and crazy Irish polkas. BYO honey for a musical stroll through the woods. Sadly they will be missing their chief Humphrey, Steve McClure and will play a tribute to him. Sun 2:45pm–3:30pm Global Green Steve McClure Tribute

Fri 1:30pm–2:15pm The Conservatory Sat 8:30pm–9:15pm Restaurant Sun 9:10am–10am Music Train 3 Sun 12:30pm–1:15pm Restaurant

The Honey Sippers

Mark with finger picking guitar and Trish with soulful vocals spin yarns of music that draw you in. Weaving melodies familiar and forgotten from a rich variety of sources and adding original songs that resonate with themes at the same time both recognizable and surprising. Sat 6pm–6:45pm The Shed

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Jack Carty

Irish Session Workshop

Jocean

Jessica Grainger

Joe Gander Handpan and Sounds

Illawarra Breakfast Poets

From their beginning in 2006, Illawarra Breakfast Poets have continued to meet every Wednesday to write and recite Australian. They are always entertaining presenting poems from the Australian classics as well as their own poetry. Fri 10:30am–11:45am Show Pavilion

Illawarra Nature Story Songs

Illawarra Nature Story Songs is an interactive show celebrating local plants and animals. Incorporating dance, riddles, stories and songs Illawarra Nature Story Songs will educate and entertain children and their parents alike. Fri 12:30pm–1pm The Shed Sat 1:30pm–2pm The Shed Sun 2:45pm–3:15pm The Shed

Irish Session Workshop

Johnny Spillane and Wayne Millar offer an enjoyable Irish session where every musician can participate to the level of their ability and feel musically safe in doing so. Thu 4pm–5pm Tivoli On Track Fri 7pm–8pm Grandstand Bar Sat 9am–10am Grandstand Bar

Isobel Knight

A soul-loving, folky songstress, Isobel Knight’s stellar voice and story-filled songs are full of humour and honesty and have wound their way into ears and hearts across the world.

Jack Carty

Critically acclaimed songwriter Jack Carty writes with an honesty, patience and love of the craft learned through the sheltered valleys and closeknit communities of a rural childhood. It’s earned him a #1 independent album; a Top 40 album; and a loyal following built on great songs and a powerful live show. Fri 5:30pm–6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 2:15pm–3pm Black Diamond Marquee Sun 2pm–2:45pm The Chapel

Jaga Band

Jaga Band presents famous virtuosic Eastern European melodies with a focus on Carpathian melodies from Ukraine but also include Hungarian, Serbian and Romanian tunes. Their repertoire is very light and catchy providing active participation such as dancing and singing along! Fri 8:30pm–9:15pm Show Pavilion Sat 9:30pm–10:15pm Restaurant Sun 11:15am–12pm The Conservatory

Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus

Jan Preston is a knockout boogie pianist and singer, originally from the deep south of NZ, who has captured audiences around the world with her sensational playing and energetic live shows. Fri 12pm–12:45pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 10:15pm–11pm Show Pavilion Sun 3pm–3:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Sun 3:30–4pm Grandstand Bar Fresh Folk

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Isobel Knight

Illawarra Nature Story Songs

Jessica Grainger

Jessica has performed in local folk festivals and she blends together melody and stories that can entertain (getting little children to bed) as well as songs about events that hold a special significance in the Australian story. Sat 9:30am–10:15am Restaurant

Joe Gander Handpan & Sounds

Joe Gander Hand pan sounds has been creating live mixes of Hand pan, Rav, Percussion and Digital samples for local Yoga Studios and on the streets of Wollongong for 2 years now. A yin vibe that is designed to take you away to another place. Sat 9:45am–10:30am Show Pavilion

Jocean

Peace, Love, Music, Art, Song, Surf, Faith, Earth. A dynamic duo of vocals, guitar and percussion. They perform original acoustic folk, rock, roots and blues works with a focus on matters of the heart and social and environmental issues facing current and future generations. Fri 2pm–2:45pm Show Pavilion

John Dengate Parody Cup

The late John Dengate was one of the finest exponents of parody in the country. So much so, that often when folks heard traditional tunes they’d remark: whoever wrote that pinched John Dengate’s tune. The John and Dale Dengate mug (it’s not a cup) will be awarded to the pest parody, or performance of one, at the concert. Sat 2:15pm–3:30pm The Conservatory


John Dengate

Koo Wee Kapers

Kenny Bartley and the Midnight Feast

Joyce Donovan

Joyce is a Woddi Woddi elder and has worked in Aboriginal Health in the Illawarra and was responsible for setting up the first Aboriginal medical service in a tent at Coomaditchie Lagoon. Joyce is a strong advocate for human rights and has led marches throughout the Illawarra about sexual abuse and domestic violence. Thu 6:30pm–7pm Slacky Flat Bar Welcome to Country

Kay Proudlove

Engaging and witty Kay is an indie-folk singersongwriter with an agile, honest, soul-bearing voice and a wry dry-ice sense of humour. With a live performance style that is much like being invited into her lounge room her songs are truly stories set to melody by turns relatable, humorous and heartbreaking.

Jaga Band

Kenny Bartley and the Midnight Feast

Kenny Bartley and the Midnight Feast played their first Illawarra spot last year and were very well received by old and new listeners. A fun and energetic 6 piece outfit. Sat 10pm–11pm Tivoli On Track

Kieran Knapman

Kieran, 17 years old, plays violin in the NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra, in the Schools Spectacular Orchestra and jazz piano for Kirrawee High School.

Fri 5:15pm–5:45pm Grandstand Bar Fresh Folk

King and Queen of Green

The King & Queen of Green have travelled around Australia performing and giving workshops at schools, festivals and events educating audiences about reducing waste to landfill by using composting, recycling and worm farms. Fri/Sat/Sun Roving the festival

Koo Wee Kapers

The spoken narrative brings to life the story of an adventurous kangaroo setamongst the back drop of a unique Aussie landscape and introduces a cast of delightful wildlife characters through a collection of original songs with Angie Macmillan on vocals and ukulele. Fri 11am–11:30am The Shed Sat 12:45pm–1:15pm The Shed Sun 10:15am–10:45am The Shed

Fri 11:30am–12:15pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 8:30pm–9:15pm Global Green

Ken Field’s Hoot Band

The Hoot Band is a pick-up band led by USA Boston-based saxophonist/composer Ken Field, playing traditional New Orleans second line brass band music, surprising covers, and Ken’s original compositions. It is open to all interested brass band musicians. Ken leads the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble. His music is heard on Sesame Street.

Fri 10am–11am Global Green Hoot Jam Fri 2:45pm–3:45pm Tivoli On Track Hoot Jam Sat 9am–9:45am Slacky Flat Bar Concert Sat 4pm–4:30pm Piazza Hoot Jam Sat 5:30– 6pm Black Diamond Marquee Parade Sun 6:45 –7pm Black Diamond Marquee Parade

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Lizzie Bennet

Marcia Howard

Macabre Sisters

Lizzie Bennet

Lizzie Bennet are a local Illawarra band who play original songs built on a foundation of blues, folk, and rock grooves. Fri 7:30pm–8:15pm Restaurant

Love In The Jungle

Love in the Jungle is a locally produced celebration of original salt laced contemporary acoustic folk boosted with a twist of world percussion and authentic Aussie indigenous sounds, energy and rhythm! Get ready to rumble with the Jungle! Sat 8pm–9pm The Shed

Macabre Sisters

If you’re looking for adventure of a new and different kind, venture into the dark satire of Tom

Mally Moo's Music for Minis

Maurie Mulheron & Pat Craigie

Money Killed Jonny

Mem Davis

Mother Banshee

Lehrer, where the Macabre Sisters will delight you with songs of lust, murder, blighted love. Fri 11:30am–12:15pm The Conservatory

Mally Moo’s Music for Minis

Mally Moo has been telling stories, singing to and entertaining pre-schoolers for a long, long time. Children are mesmerised by her. Mally Moo is a rock star to two to five year olds. They don’t even know that they’re learning stuff because they’re too busy having fun! Fri 2pm–2:30pm The Shed Sat 9am–9:30am The Shed Sun 1:15pm–1:45pm The Shed

Marcia Howard

Marcia has sustained a diverse career over the past 30 years. She was a member of the legendary Australian band Goanna. She was named Artist of the Year at PFFF 2016 and appeared on the Voice 2016. She released her 5th album ‘Everything Reminds Me’ in Oct 2017. Fri 10pm–11pm Black Diamond Marquee Sat 5:45pm–6:30pm The Chapel Sun 12:45pm–1:30pm Global Green

Mark “Looch” Lewis & The Press Gangsters

Many will know Looch as the long term drummer for Sydney’s iconic folk/punk act ‘Handsome Young Strangers’. Between tours he wrote a bunch of tunes, taking everyone by surprise - including himself! Heartfelt and lonely tunes that are delivered with aching intensity and a killer backing band!

Fri 7:30pm–8:15pm Show Pavilion Sat 5:45pm–6pm The Conservatory Driza and Looch

Maurie Mulheron & Pat Craigie

Maurie Mulheron and Pat Craigie have performed in musical theatre acts and bands since 1978. Aussie songs, songs of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. They have appeared with iconic folk artists: Kev Carmody, Eric Bogle, PPM, Jeannie Lewis and Margret RoadKnight. 40 years! About time they learned all the words. Fri 9:30am–10:15am Slacky Flat Bar Sat 2:30pm–3:15pm Global Green Sat 8:45pm–10pm The Conservatory Phil Ochs Tribute Sun 2:15pm–3pm Show Pavilion

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Mo Kenney


Nick Rheinberger

Murmur

Mi Hermano y Yo Vallenato y Folclore

Mem Davis

Mem is a raw and heartfelt performer whose voice belies her stature. She entwines love, loss and social inequalities in a performance Sat 2pm–2:45pm Show Pavilion

Mi Hermano y Yo Vallenato y Folclore

Mi hermano y yo vallenato y folclore are a 6 piece Colombian Australian folk band formed in Sydney. They are high energy and play Colombian traditional folk music with instruments from Colombia. They play in traditional dress and encourage crowd dancing. Sat 11:30am–12:15pm Global Green Sat 10:30pm–11:30pm Restaurant Sun 3:15pm–4pm The Conservatory

Michael Simic

Mikelangelo

Over twenty years of recording and touring, Michael Simic has built a highly successful career nationally and internationally under his moniker of Mikelangelo. He has released 11 independent albums and played countless sold out shows at venues and festivals across Australia, NZ, UK, Europe, Canada and the US; working as a solo artist, and with his group Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen.

Sat 5:15pm–6:00pm Show Pavilion Sat 9:15pm–10:15pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 10am–11am The Conservatory Transcontinental Session as Balkan Elvis Sun 1:30pm–2:30pm Black Diamond Marquee

Mark “Looch” Lewis & The Press Gangsters

Michael Simic (Mikelangelo)

Mo Kenney

Murphy’s Puppets

Sat 8pm–9pm Slacky Flat Bar Sun 3:15pm–4:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

Sun 3:30pm–4:15pm The Shed Sun 5:15pm–5:45pm The Shed

In her home of Nova Scotia, Canada, Mo Kenney is a big deal packing out 1000 cap rooms with her effortless folk-pop songwriting that has won her a bag of awards most recently solo and band recording of the year at the 2018 Nova Scotia Awards.

Dennis Murphy is Australia’s leading exponent of Commedia dell’Arte, the riotous Italian Mask and Puppet Theatre that was the forerunner of modern irreverent comedy. While he performs in both mask and puppetry, his real passion is for the puppetry branch of the art.

Money Killed Jonny

Nick Rheinberger

Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm The Shed

Fri 11am–11:45am Black Diamond Marquee Fri 1:30pm–2:30pm Tivoli On Track Funky Ukulele Workshop Sat 2:30pm–3:15pm Restaurant Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs Sun 4:15pm–5pm The Conservatory

Folk blues roots world with a pinch of jazz and a hint ofamericana. Driven by the diverse insightful songs of Steve Robinson your feet will dance to the intoxicating Latin soul and Middle Eastern rhythms while your mind adventures through the sociopolitical questions and disasters of modern life.

Mother Banshee

Made up of four local Wollongong girls, Mother Banshee is a classically trained quartet playing a modern array of traditional world music. From Celtic to Russian, to well known film scores, their original arrangements of both contemporary and ancient music provide an ethereal and whimsical experience for all who listen. Sat 1:15pm–2pm The Conservatory

Murmur

Descending from Austinmer Murmur are a 3 piece band featuring nylon-string guitar, bass and funky drums. Murmur play original songs, atmospheric instrumentals and the occasional Brazilian or Cuban song. Murmur’s performances have been described as ‘captivating’ and their warm, tropical style suits both listening and dancing.

Nick performs a patented style known as “Acoustic Cabaret”. This festival will be the debut of his new comedy show “The Sacred Songs of the Middle Aged Man”. This features affectionate odes to older women, the challenges of children and the hilarity of attempted seduction.

The Nikriann Consort

Nikriann Consort presents a beautiful musical tapestry of traditional and new Celtic melodies perfomed by Rita Woolhouse (cello), Ann Lehmann-Kuit (classical guitar) and Nicole Murphy (Soprano). The trio have performed together for several decades having travelled through many geographical and musical landscapes sharing their favourite songs and tunes. Fri 7:30pm–8:15pm The Shed Songbirds Concert

Sun 9:10am–10am Music Train 3 Sun 5:30pm–6:15pm Restaurant Concert

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Northern Illawarra Combined Churches

Rani's Fire

Northern Illawarra Combined Churches Northern Illawarra Combined Churches will be performing a gospel service on Sunday morning featuring guitars and vocals, cello, blues harmonica, mandolin and djembe drum. Opportunity to singalong to well known gospel folk songs. Sun 8:30am–9:30am Global Green Gospel Service and Singalong

Paddy & The Wonderband

Paddy & The Wonderband take popular songs and old standards and turn them on their head as they are unashamedly, yet surprisingly convincingly, appropriated into the gypsy-jazz idiom. Fri 10am–10:45am Black Diamond Marquee Fresh Folk Sat 5:15pm–6pm Global Green Fresh Folk

Peter Mace

Peter is an award winning Bush Poet whose selection of traditional and original material will have you laughing with delight one minute and maybe shedding a tear the next. Last year Peter was awarded with the inaugural “Blue the Shearer Award” at the National Folk Festival for his original poem.

Thu 4 – 5pm Grandstand Bar Afternoon Poets Fri 9–10:20am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sat 8–9:30am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 8–9:45am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 5:30pm–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Final Word

Peter Willey

Funny Name Funny Bloke! Peter is a seasoned stand-up comedian and accomplished singer and guitarist with an arsenal of stories, jokes,

Peter Mace

impressions, poems, original songs and hilarious reworking of famous tunes. Fri 3:15pm – 4pm Restaurant Concert Sun 9:30am –10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs Comedy (host)

The Pie Eaters

The Pie Eaters are collector and award-winning fiddler Alan Musgrove with piano wizard Robert Stephens. They perform Australian traditional music with a gritty rootsy edge. Fiddle and piano duets, playing dance music from early colonial days through to the 1930s, as well as accordion, guitar and vocals. The genuine article.

Thu 8pm –8:20pm Restaurant Tripe Night Fri 12pm –12:45pm Show Pavilion Sat 6:45pm –7:30pm The Conservatory Sing Us A Song Sun 1:30pm –2:15pm Grandstand Bar

Rani’s Fire

Rani’s Fire unique sound emerges from the fusion from quirky stories mixed with raw and gutsy delivery of vocal melodies. A mix of blues, folk with indie alternative rockier sound. Fri 5pm–5:45pm Global Green

Retro Radio Show

Take a trip down memory lane to the original radio soap shows, there’ll songs, comedy, jingles across the airwaves from Rinso to Aeroplane Jelly. Going to air in five, four, three ... Sat 11:30am –12:15pm The Conservatory

Robyn Sykes

Take a tantalising trip through versatile verse with livewire poet Robyn Sykes: frolicking folk, powerful protests, serious stories, rollicking rhymes. Authentic Aussie entertainment.

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The Pie Eaters

Paddy & The Wonderband

Robyn Sykes

Roger Gordon Fyfe

Thu 4–5pm Grandstand Bar Afternoon Poets Fri 9–10:20am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Fri 11:45am–12:15pm The Shed For Kids Sat 8–9:30am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 8–9:45am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 9:30 –10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs Comedy

Roger Gordon Fyfe

Roger Gordon Fyfe is based in Kiama and hails from Scotland. Extensively travelled he’s sailed oceans encountering extraordinary folk in all situations. Contemporary and mellow with uplifting variants to classic songs his stories reflect diverse themes and soft emotions crossing all languages and boundaries. Sat 9:30am–10:15am The Conservatory

Rory McLeod

A one man soul-band, poet and storyteller. A modern travelling troubadour wielding guitars, harmonica, trombone, spoons, stomp box, tap shoes, a big heart and a cheeky wit.

Thu 10:15pm–11pm Global Green Fri 8pm–9pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 1:30pm–2:15pm The Chapel Sun 12:30pm–1:15pm Black Diamond Marquee

rUKEas

The ukulele has had a revival of late with many people of all ages taking up this fun instrument. It has been said that no music genre is safe from the ‘ook’. rUKEas steers away from tunes generally associated with ukulele and plays folk, blues, traditional and pop. Fri 6:30pm–7:15pm Show Pavilion


rUKEas

Shalani

Rusty & The Saint

Saplings Sessions Bush Music Club

Rusty & The Saint

Long-time musical acquaintances finally come together on stage to present an eclectic selection of contemporary folk-influenced songs that will appeal to a wide audience. Rusty is Russell Churcher and The Saint is David De Santi.

Fri 12:15pm–1:15pm The Chapel Concert Sat 1pm–2:15pm Grandstand Bar Big Sing with The Shanty Club Sat 3:45pm–4:30pm The Conservatory Concert

Sally Forth

They love telling great stories with great songs by all sorts of people, like Paul Metsers, Dave Goulder and Chumbawamba. As Nic Jones believed, if a song had a good melody and was well written and told a good story, it was worth singing. Sally Forth agrees!

Fri 10:45–11:45am Tivoli On Track Youth Session Sat 10–11am Piazza Youth Session Sun 9–10am The Shed Youth Session

Shalani

Shalani is a local singer-songwriter who has been performing at the IFF since she was 8. Her original songs take journeys through local history and her alternative/folk style is really unique. Shalani can also be seen around the festival performing with her trio Dear Violet. Sat 10:35am–11:05am Slacky Flat Bar

Shanty Club

Originating from a small, noisy bar in Redfern and expanding around Sydney, Shanty Club believed quite simply that everyone can sing... they’ve just forgotten how. Come and join them with songs of

Sun 10:10am–11am Music Train 4 Sun 5:15pm–6pm The Conservatory

Sally Forth

Shanty Club

the sea. Sing a harmony. Make some noise. Forget the words. It’s group karaoke done loud and right. Fri 10–11pm Grandstand Bar Singalong Session Sat 1pm–2:15pm Grandstand Bar Big Sing with Rusty & The Saint Sat 9:30pm–10:30pm Grandstand Bar Singalong Session Sun 2:30pm–3:15pm Grandstand Bar Singalong Session

Shelley’s Murder Boys Get off the highway and head to the hills with Shelley’s Murder Boys. Playing energetic old-time favourites, dark folk classics and originals inspired by the trials and tribulations of our time SMB will be sure to take you on an old-timey adventure. Sat 6:30pm–7:15pm Global Green Sun 1:15pm–2:00pm The Conservatory

Santa Taranta

“Sonu” is a musical journey that celebrates Italian folk music in Australia. Beautiful songs, stories and voices from the National Library of Australia’s collections come alive in this powerful, emotional and life affirming show by Apuglia via Melbourne band Santa Taranta. Fri 4–5pm Slacky Flat Bar The Italian Mob Sat 4–5pm Show Pavilion Sonu CD Launch Concert Sun 1:45pm–2:30pm Global Green

Saplings Sessions Bush Music Club

A daily session for the young (about 8 to 16 years). Bring your own instrument or learn percussion. Expert tutors from the Bush Music Club. Music available. All levels catered for.

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Stephanie Swords

Shellie Morris

Stonybroke

Shellie Morris

Multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Shellie Morris creates music and sings in around 17 Australian Aboriginal languages, preserving and promoting culture. A celebrated international touring vocalist, feature performer in Black Arm Band and part of the internationally award-winning musical documentary Prison Songs, she is a varied and captivating artist. Thu 6pm–6:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 3pm–3:45pm Global Green Sat 2:30pm–3:15pm The Chapel Sun 5:45pm–6:45pm Black Diamond Marquee

Soul Flamenco Illawarra

Siobhan Miller

Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent, renowned for her unique vocal style paired with her evocative song-writing. The only artist ever thricecrowned as Scots Singer of the Year, Miller creates music with detail and rich melodies that combine the sounds of indie & alternative music with her folk music roots. Fri 6:45pm–7:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 3:15pm–4pm Black Diamond Marquee Sun 1pm–1:45pm The Chapel

Sian Fuller will be performing a variety of songs for you and hopes you enjoy them. Sian will be performing many classics from the iconic group ‘Celtic Woman’ and many more.

Sun 10:30am–11am Tivoli On Track Sun 12:45pm–1:15pm Tivoli On Track

Steampunk Vagabonds

Sat 11am–11:30am Tivoli On Track Sat 3:30pm–4pm Tivoli On Track

Sat 10am–10:30am Slacky Flat Bar Fresh Folk

Stephanie Swords

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance

Based in Woonona, they bring youamerican Tribal Style Bellydance! Join in a vibrant, colourful fusion of dance styles: Folkloric Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Spanish Flamenco and more!

Singongo

Soul Flamenco Illawarra are traditional Spanish Flamenco dancers. They dance the Sevillanas, the Alegrias, the Bulerias, the Zapateado, the very macho Farruca and make a lot of noise!

The Steampunk Vagabonds are a local dance troupe with a reputation for entertaining sets, elaborate costuming, and fun props. This year they bring a whole new world of adventure to the stage with Tales from the Deep, featuring sea shanties, mermaids and even a giant Kraken.

Sian Fuller

Sun 11:15am–11:45am Tivoli On Track Sun 1:30pm–2pm Tivoli On Track

Soul Flamenco Illawarra

SONiA disappear fear

SONiA disappear fear SONiA disappear fear is a Grammy nominated singer songwriter that writes in multiple genres and sings in English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew. Her songs have been used in films and commercials and multiple documentaries.

Singongo perform songs from around the world as they love to explore the wonderful harmonies and rhythms of many different cultures. One of many community choirs in the Illawarra, they have been Thu 5:15pm–5:45pm Slacky Flat Bar performing since 2011, also branching into theatre and providing backing vocals for other performers. Fri 5:45pm–6:45pm The Chapel Sat 8:45pm–10pm The Conservatory 10am 11am The Chapel Phil Ochs Tribute Sun 5:45pm–6:30pm Global Green

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Fourteen year old Stephanie has a voice of an angel. She has performed with Opera Australia, she recently performed at the Berry Celtic Festival and was a Featured Artist at Southern Stars - The Arena Spectacular. She will be performing a mix of Celtic inspired folk songs. Sat 9.30am–10am Slacky Flat Bar

Stonybroke

Since retiring Stonybroke has pursued his passion for performance poetry and appears regularly at festivals and community venues on the South Coast and Southern Highlands. Thu 4pm–5pm Grandstand Bar Afternoon Poets Fri 9–10:15am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sat 8–9:30am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 8–9:45am Show Pavilion Breakfast with Poets Sun 5:30pm–6:30pm Tivoli On Track Final Word


Storybeats

The String Family

The Stragglers

Storybeats

Two dynamic local talents join together to have some fun. Come along and journey with Lilli Story and Matty Bongos on some storied beats. We will clap, dance, drum and create a wondrous adventure together with improvised and original performance. Fri 2:45pm–3:15pm The Shed Sat 3:45pm–4:15pm The Shed Sun 4:30pm–5pm The Shed

The Stragglers

Ratbag bluegrass and boozy folk tunes, chocked full of harmonies and sass. Traditional instrumentation with anti-traditional themes. Not for the feint-hearted, but maybe for the brokenhearted and definitely for the hungover. Thu 8pm–8:45pm Global Green Fri 8:30pm–9:15pm The Shed Songbirds Concert

Sue Ray

Sat 11:30am–12:15pm Restaurant Sun 4:15pm–5pm Show Pavilion

The String Family

After a successful season performing their show nightly in a castle at Paronella Park in tropical FNQ, The String Family come back to you from their 6 month gig. Number 1 on the Australian ReverbNation Instrumental Charts come and enjoy Celtic Gypsy Classical and more back on their home turf. Thu 7pm–7:30pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 6:30pm–7:15pm Restaurant Sat 10:10am–11am Music Train 2 Sat 12:15pm–1:15pm The Chapel Sun 7pm–7:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Stu Tyrrell

With a voice like the bastard love-child of David Bowie and John Schumann, award-winning guitarist and alt-country/acoustic folk singersongwriter Stu Tyrrell performs original showcases arranged for guitar and voice. Fri 12:30pm–1:15pm The Conservatory Sat 1:30pm–2:15pm Restaurant Sun 12:30pm–1pm The Shed This Machine Sings Woody - For Kids

Sue Ray

Sue Ray is a multi-award-winning artist whose deep, mahogany voice has graced TV shows and radios for the past 15 years. Theamericana artist has performed around the world. Thu 8:30pm–9pm Global Green Fri 8:30pm–9:15pm Restaurant Sat 4:45pm–5:30pm The Chapel Sun 9:30am–10:15am Black Diamond Marquee

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Super Kenny

The Swingaleles

Sydney English Country Dancers

Swing Booty

Super Kenny

Super Kenny has been packing the kids tent at the Illawarra Folky for years kids and adults love his performances. Fri 1:15pm–1:45pm The Shed Sat 3pm–3:30pm The Shed

The Swingaleles

Teatro Matita

Matija Solce directs his shows with an innovative, playful and at same time interesting way. With minimalistic use of different theatre approaches he is moving from absurd to surrealism, from fantastique to bizzare everyday things. His productions are a combination of puppet show, folk music performance and acting.

The Swingaleles is a prominent and progressive ukulele group in the Illawarra region who perform noisy, up-beat numbers that you want to sing along to. Bring yer uke.

Fri 9:30pm–10:15pm Restaurant Late Night Puppet Show Sat 9:45–10:15am The Shed For Kids - Pulcinella Sun 11–11:45am The Chapel Puppet Show

Swing Booty

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

Fri 4pm–5pm Show Pavilion

7 piece genre mash-up of funk soul and blues with Afrobeat and Latin undertones. When not playing The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a mostlywith the Booty band members can regularly be acoustic, groove oriented, sing along, high energy found performing in various bands and supporting dance party from the West Coast of Canada who live music wherever it is found. perform songs in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Fri 11:30pm–12:30am Restaurant and Portuguese.

Sydney English Country Dancers

Thu 9:15pm–10pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 3:15– 4:15pm Grandstand Bar Worldly Music Jam Fri 6pm–7pm Global Green Sat 10:30pm–11:30pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 6pm–6:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Sydney English Country Dance are a joyful group dedicated to continuing and sharing a lovely tradition. They appreciate and perform traditional dances but are primarily devoted to enjoying English Country Dance as a modern and developing dance form encompassing a wide variety of musical Singer guitarist songwriter Terry Fielding performs styles. songs of romance, adventure, irony, with a twist of Sat 1:15pm–1:45pm Tivoli On Track humour. Original and selected covers including Sat 4:15pm–4:45pm Tivoli On Track Irish and Scottish. Famous for creating the iconic Sun 12pm–12:30pm Tivoli On Track sea flavoured song The Whale.

Terry Fielding

Fri 3:30pm–4:15pm The Conservatory Sat 12:30pm–1:15pm Restaurant Sun 10am–10:45am Show Pavilion

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This Machine Sings Woody

Matilda and Stu Tyrrell perform Woody Guthrie songs especially written for children that embrace the gentle genius ofamerica’s musical bard. Sun 12:30pm–1pm The Shed

Tia Juana

Tia Juana is a comic singer/songwriter with a passion for bizarre love-songs and bent ballads. Tia’s original blend of enticing vocals, accordion and comedy makes for an entertaining and mad performance. Fri 4:30pm–5:15pm The Shed Songbirds Concert Sat 7:30pm–8:15pm Restaurant Sun 9:30am–10:45am Slacky Flat Bar Gone to the Dogs

Toe Sucking Cowgirls

With their irrepressible sense of humour, catchy songs and high energy shows, the Toe Sucking Cowgirls packed venues for 6 years. 2020 marks 20 years since their debut, so they’re coming out of retirement for some celebratory performances. Don your favourite double-pluggers, grab a beer and join this unmissable party! Thu 10:15pm–11pm Slacky Flat Bar Fri 10:45pm–11:45pm Slacky Flat Bar Sat 3:45pm–4:30pm The Chapel Sun 5:15pm–6:15pm Show Pavilion


This Machine Sings Woody

VGmates

Terry Fielding

Wally Byrne

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

Velour

Velour weaves and twines four female voices for a velvet vocal feast. The girls from Northern NSW perform their original songs in a variety of styles celebrating the timeless art of acapella singing with contemporary feel. Beautiful harmonies, captivating melodies and the Velour girls joie de vivre will surely delight. Fri 1:30pm–2:30pm The Chapel Sat 7:30pm–8:15pm Global Green Sun 1:30pm–2:15pm Restaurant

VGmates

VGmates puts together medieval fusion and contemporary sound, traditional musical instruments and modern technologies, energetic rhythms and gentle melodies. This SlavicAustralian band creates a vibrant performance that unleashes imagination and awakens creativity. See unusual musical instruments such as futujara, vargan, kalyuka, kalimba, balalaika and duclar in action.

The Water Runners

From Kiama, NSW, The Water Runners’ high energy blend of bluegrass infused Australian folk has made them a popular act at pubs clubs festivals and events from Sydney to the Snowy and beyond. Sat 1:30pm–2:30pm Slacky Flat Bar

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret

Zlatko and friends share the spirited and captivating tunes of gypsy life, from moving love songs to passionate dance music, with the soulstirring fire of true gypsy blood

Zumpa

Be transported with Zumpa to forgotten Italian fishing villages, moonlit olive groves and a hard life under a hot sun where peasants play music to celebrate life with a fierce sense of humour. Fri 3–3:45pm Slacky Flat Bar The Italian Mob Sat 6pm–7pm Black Diamond Marquee The World’s Music Party Sun 10am–11am The Conservatory Transcontinental Session with Balkan Elvis Sun 12pm–12:45pm Slacky Flat Bar

Fri 11:00am–11:45am Global Green Sat 9:10am–10am Music Train 1 Sun 4:30pm–5:15pm Restaurant Concert

Thu 9:15pm–10pm Global Green Fri 9:30pm–10:30pm Show Pavilion Sat 9:15pm–10pm Show Pavilion

Wally Byrne

Wally’s songs, set in Australia’s past and present, tell about what it means to live. He is a classic folk story teller. His songs are a tonic for the soul. Fri 2:30pm–3:15pm The Conservatory Two Up

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2020 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 Illawarra Folk Club Committee Festival Committee Chair Neil Rowsell Folk Club President/Festival Chairman Russell Hannah Folk Club Vice President Rod Cork Folk Club Secretary Graeme Morrison Artistic Director David De Santi Finance Director Peter Davis Operations and Project Director Neil Rowsell Site Planning Manager Rod Cork Marketing and Media David De Santi, Nick Hartgerink Cleaning Manager Delma Coleman Advertising David De Santi Artist Accommodation Suzi Wakefield Artist Liaison & Registration Kay Proudlove Artistic Setup Virginia Settre Artist Tent City Kevin Donegan, David De Santi Booking Committee David De Santi, Russell Hannah, Graeme Morrison Camping Coordinators Robyn Climas, Ross Dearden CD Compilation Graeme Morrison, David De Santi Charities Coordinator Suzi Wakefield Communications Justine Leonard

Community Partnerships Suzi Wakefield, Robyn Jackson Electrical Services Eddie Weich Exhibition, 35th Festival Judy Bourke, Russell Hannah, Robyn Jackson, David De Santi Festival Bar Graeme Morrison Festival Office Manager Aisha McKnight Festival Shop & Merchandise Shane Moon Festival Ticketing & Information Robyn Jackson, Bruce Jackson Imagery and Graphic Design David De Santi, Pedro Altuna First Aid Coordinator Catherine Dally 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 MC & Venue Management Russell Hannah, David De Santi Music Train Russell Hannah Photography Graeme Morrison, Liz Aitken, John Aitken, Kim Rudner, Jessica Millman, Jenelle McWilliam, El Cooper, Peter O'Neill Publicist Nick Hartgerink Publicity Coordinator Al Yorke Production Manager Stephen O'Keeffe

Raffle Claire Roberts, David De Santi, The Con Artists Recycling/Green Folk John Spira Safety Mike Burke Security Graeme Morrison Signage Angela Cook Site Services & Stores Tony Foley, Helen Wilson Site Setup & Packdown Mgmnt Tom O’Toole, Phil Jones, Ian Olney Shift Management Neil Rowsell, Stephanie Hill Smoke Free Management John Maguire Social Media, Facebook Gail Norris, David De Santi, Al Yorke Sound & Production David De Santi, Ben Davies, Stephen O'Keeffe Souvenir Program David De Santi, Pedro Altuna Sponsorship David De Santi, Lynda Steele Stalls Lynne Wright, Rob Wright Survey Con Artists Traffic Mike Traynor, Peter Lapham, Ian Dally Transport Rob McIntosh Treasurer Peter Davis Video Javier Valledor (Why Documentaries), Liz Aitken, John Aitken Volunteers Management Therese Driscoll, John Driscoll Volunteer Lounge & Catering Suzi Wakefield Water Conservation Peter Davis Youth Folk Program Team Ashlee Scott, Shalani Thomas, Kiya Slockee , David De Santi

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. Virginia Settre for the artistic decoration of the festival

Join the 2021 Festival Organising Committee

The 35th 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

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

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

Volunteer Registration for 2021 Festival Go to www.illawarrafolkfestival.com.au from October 2020.

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Daoiri Farrell

Fara

Bright Blue Gorilla

Eleanor McEvoy

Alaskan String Band

Folk Coming in 2020 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 2019.

www.illawarrafolkclub.org.au www.facebook.com/illawarrafolkfestival Friday 7 February 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers Festival Volunteers Thank You Concert with MATES OF STEVE, RICK NESTLER (USA) Friday 21 February 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers BRIGHT BLUE GORILLA (USA) plus support * Sunday 7 March 3PM Joyce Wheatly Hall Kiama ALISTAIR BROWN (Cornwall) Friday 13 March 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers FARA (Orkney Islands) plus support* Friday 20 March 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers ELEANOR MCEVOY (Ireland) plus support* Friday 3 April 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers ALASKAN STRING BAND (Alaska) plus support* Friday 17 April 7.30pm Wollongong City Diggers WHITETOP MOUNTAINEERS (USA) plus support*

Festivals Coming 28 February - 1 March Cobargo Folk Festival, far South Coast of NSW 6-9 March Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC 13-15 March Blue Mountains Music Festival, NSW 9 -13 April National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT 17-19 April Fairbridge Festival, WA 23-26 April St Albans Folk Festival, north of Sydney, NSW 1-3 May The Planting, Woodfordia, QLD 5-8 June Perisher Peak Festival, Snowy Mountains, NSW 25-27 September Folk by the Sea, Kiama Showground, NSW, 6 venues, 50 acts 16-18 October Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, South Coast, NSW 23-25 October Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, North Coast, NSW 30 October - 2 November Maldon Folk Festival, VIC 27 December to 1 January 2021 Woodford Folk Festival, QLD 10-12 January 2021 Cygnet Folk Festival, Tasmania 11,12 January 2021 HonkOz Festival, Wollongong 14-17 January 2021 35th Illawarra Folk Festival For more Australian Folk Festivals go to: www.folkalliance.org.au/directory/festivals-calendar

Saturday 2 May 7.00pm Wollongong City Diggers MAY DAY CONCERT featuring DINGOS BREAKFAST (West Australia) and others Sunday 17 May 3.30pm Wollongong City Diggers PENNY DAVIES AND ROGER ILOTT (Queensland) Friday 29 May 7.00pm Wollongong City Diggers DAOIRI FARRELL (Ireland) plus support*

Whitetop Mountaineers


Venues

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The Chapel The Conservatory Show Pavilion Grandstand Bar Restaurant Slacky Flat Bar Global Green Tivoli on Track (Dance) Black Diamond The Shed (Kids) Piazza Folk School

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Celebrate our 35th Anniversary with our

2020 Artists Jan Preston

Mo Kenney

Daniel Champagne

Super Kenny

Brighde Chaimbeul

Shellie Morris

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

The Barleyshakes

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2020 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...

2020 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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