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2012 NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL PROGRAM RRP $5.00


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The National Folk Festival would like to congratulate you all for an amazing UN WASTED effort last year! Because you conscientiously sorted organics, recycling and general waste into the correct bins we all reduced festival landfill waste by 49.60%!!! We increased our recycled waste by 50.6% and organic waste by 200%!!! When collecting organic waste it is really important to get as little contamination as possible. If there is too much non organic waste in an organic bin the whole bin cannot be used and all its contents end up at landfill. In 2011 we only had  0.5% contamination in the organics!!  What a great result! All our organics are taken by Able Organics who use the resulting worm castings on an organic fruit and veg farm in the Canberra Region. Last year they were very happy! This year we aim to do better! In 2011 the only organic bins we had on site were at Wastebuster stations. The wonderful Wasterbusters assisted you in correctly sorting your rubbish and ensuring a non contaminated organic stream. This year we are increasing the number of organic bins onsite by putting out ‘unmanned’ organic bins. This means that we are really relying on you to dispose of your waste thoughtfully. If we get too many contaminated organic bins they will end up at the tip! Wastebusters are still here to help if you are unsure if something is organic or not. There are 4 Wastebuster stations in the entertainment zone where you will be able to seek expert advice. Its handy to know that all catering supplies from our stall holders are biodegradable! Your fork, plate and napkin can all go in the organic bin. Your Coopers cup can go into the recycling bin.  A lot of planning goes into our Waste Management. We would like to thank SITA, our waste provider and proud sponsor of the Scrumpy. SITA have provided the onsite compacting trucks that manage our large volumes of waste efficiently and quickly and ensure that all waste arrives at the correct depot once it leaves the festival. We would also like to thank the Wastebusters for their knowledge, smiling faces and the unique service they provide. Able Organics deserve admiration for being brave enough to take a chance on us. These guys are the only ones who even considered taking on the volume of organic waste that the festival produces. This coupled with their willingness to risk ending up with bits of plastic between the rows of carrots puts them ahead of their peers! David Pinson, our Volunteer Waste Coordinator and his team of super human trash fairy’s are invaluable. We thank then from the bottom of our hearts for their energy and enthusiasm and for coming back each year! And last but not least, thank you dear festival goer, without you there would be no point. 

Now go forth and save our planet one biodegradable fork at a time!

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Important Site Changes Dear festival goers

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This year we are running a line of fencing from the Stock Camp, up to the Mallee, across the Oval, over to the Grandstand, around the other side and down to the Quokka to fence in the Entertainment Zone. We are aware that this is a big change for you and that for many years you have all enjoyed being able to wander across the oval from your campsite and into the festival - We know its a fence ive!

But we would like to say in our defence, we do it to comply with Work Place Health and Safety and licensing conditions. We have set up 3 entrance points to the Entertainment Zone: One at the Stock Camp near the Fitzroy, one at the Gate between the Quokka and the Scrumpy and the third at the main festival entrance turnstiles off Flemington Rd. These entrances will be wristband and bag check points. We ask that you don’t bring prohibited items - including glass and alcohol - into the Entertainment Zone. You can bring bottled water or soft drink through as long as the bottle is sealed. All the tap water on site is potable and the SES will be operating a water refill station, refilling your water bottles for a gold coin donation. The SES can be found outside the festival shop. Don’t forget! Follow the direction signs when entering the Entertainment Zone from the camp ground, it will save you an extra walk and please refer to the site map at the back of your program to see where the fence line runs and festival entrances are. We thank you in anticipation of your understanding.

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From the Managing Director

ConteNts

Welcome to the 2012 National Folk Festival – the 46th!

Welcome

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It was a great honour to win the Australian Capital Tourism Awards for the 2011 festival – our third win since 2008. This was especially pleasing given the constraints of a late Easter, the coincidence of ANZAC Day and additional costs in addressing Workplace Health and Safety. We do our utmost to keep costs down to make the festival accessible but hope that festivalgoers appreciate the pressures that we face in bringing a world class program to one of Australia’s most liveable festival sites.

Sponsors & Supporters

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The Festival Team

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Recognition

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New Venues

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Education

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Variety

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Mind, Body, Spirit

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The Majestic Folk Fringe

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Circus & Street

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Song

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Spoken Word

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artefACT

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Kids Festival

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Instruments

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Dance

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Act Listings

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Tasty Tucker

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Thursday Program

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Friday Program

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Saturday Program

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Sunday Program

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Welcome to the 2012 National. This is my last year as Artistic Director, and I’ve had seven challenging and wonderful years putting together the line-up each year. This year is no exception. Over 200 acts, and 1500 performers covering a huge range of folk and folk related styles, from traditional to contemporary, while reflecting the cultural diversity of Australia.

Monday Program

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Festival Awards

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National Library/ NFF Folk Fellowship

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I would like to warmly welcome our international guests, as well as the many performers both local and interstate, who give so generously of their time and talent to make the National one of the most unique festivals in the world.

Folkus on Films

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Our Performers

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We’re Listening to You

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Want To Help

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Opening Hours

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Useful Information

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Site Maps

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We are continually developing our creative approach to increase engagement of our festival crowd, volunteers, artists and creative and business partners in Canberra and interstate – especially with the Centenary of Canberra approaching in 2013. We hope that you will be able to leave the festival as excited as when you arrived – with the expectation of furthering your natural creative pursuits and talents. We also have a stellar line-up of headliners, together with the usual incredible range of folk artists from throughout Australia and abroad. On a sad note, our Artistic Director, Dave O’Neill has decided to move on after seven years of bringing his wealth of experience and broad connections in the folk community. Dave will be greatly missed on the staff but will hopefully remain connected to the National and continue to provide the benefit of his outstanding talents as an artist. My thanks to the board and staff of the National for their ongoing commitment, passion and hard work. As always the last word remains with our volunteers and volunteer coordinators who step up every year and deliver with selflessness, style and good grace. Thank you all - this is your festival and long may it continue to be so. Sebastian Flynn

From the Artistic Director

I would also like to thank the great team I have had around me, from the hard working staff, the amazing volunteer coordinators and the many musicians and agents who have all contributed so much over the years. I would especially like to thank my long suffering and brilliant assistant, Carolyn Griffin, whose help, support and humour has been nothing short of amazing. Have a wonderful time, and see you in the session bar. I’ll be the greying red head playing the fiddle in the corner. Dave O’Neill

Help at a Glance

First Aid

0406 375 665

CountryLink

13 22 32

Chemist Dickson

02 6248 7684

Greyhound

1300 473 946

Taxi

13 22 27

Murray’s

13 22 59

Action Buses

13 17 10

1300 554 114

Urgent On Site assistance 6230 7118

Qantas

13 13 13

Canberra & Region Visitor Centre

Calvary Hospital

Virgin Blue

13 67 89

Ambulance/Fire/ Police

000 02 6201 6111

Patron Support volunteers in orange vests carry radios and can assist.


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THE FESTIVAL TEAM An Army of Volunteers It takes around 1300 Volunteers in addition to the four fulltime staff, six part-time staff and the Board of Directors to make this Festival possible. Area Coordinators take responsibility for a variety of services and fulfil vital roles in often difficult circumstances. Please treat our volunteers respectfully.

AREA COORDINATORS David Price Kylie Mulligan Stuart Biggs Demelza Crook Alex Marker Scott (Feral) Sneddon Brigid Costello Jacqui Price Roberta Boni Katie Shields Leonie Steel John Dalton Donna Pinder Libby Alexander Duncan Grylls Jan Yarrington Dennis Yarrington Raymond Mulligan Ros Hales Allen Nicholls Melany Laycock Lorna Garratt Peter Boyland Tony Weston Lynne Hudson Greg Hudson Nancy Opdyke Paul Milera Fernando van der Linden Phil Emerson Libby Alexander Lisa Stobe Sven Helland Hermina Flynn Jan O’Connor Brian Hinselwood Nadia David Jim Rhodes Sue Crebbin Judy Baker Lea O’Brien Chris Marsh James Coombs Frank Busby Bill Lord Josh Calder Samantha Cain John Nicholls

Admin T Bar Cashiers Bar Set Up Bars Bars Black Boards Car Park Childcare Clean Up Bothy for Coffee Communications Centre (Comms) Communications Centre (Comms) Community Arts Community Arts Construction Disability Services Disability Services Festival Feedback Festival Office Pre Festival Festival Registration Festival Registration Festival Shop Festival Transport Firewood Flute and Fiddle Flute and Fiddle Gates Gates Instrument Lockup Instrument Makers Kids Festival Kids Festival Kids Festival Kids Festival Cafe Lost Property MCs Patron Support Performer Payments Performer Payments Pre Festival Registration Raffle Tickets Safety Officers Signage Sparkys Sparkys Stage Management Stage Management Stage Management

Andrew Smart Helen Ludellen Giselle Nathan David Gilks Liz Baker Toni Neuhaus Sharon Casey Ann Bell Meg Hinselwood

Stores Stores Street Choirs Ticket Office Ticket Office Pre Festival Tidy Team VIP Reception Volunteer Centre Volunteer Top Up

David Pinson

Waste & Recycling

BOARD OF DIRECTORS David Garratt Peter Logue Graham Chalker Sebastian Flynn Pam Cogar Phil Green John Taylor Mark Cranfield Gabrielle Mackey Rick Kenyon Jacqueline Bradley

President Vice-President Secretary Managing Director

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ASSISTANCE Pete Griffith Spoken Word (posthumous) Roger Montgomery Poetry Debate Elena Kirschbaum Circus and Street Gabrielle Mackey Dance Ray Mulligan & Roger Gifford Dance Giselle Nathan Choirs Adam Hadley Majestic Trev Dunham Rock’n’Roll Phil Emmerson Instrument Makers

SITE AND VENUE DECORATION Brian Sudding: Budawang stage design Ralph Fox : Scrumpy pallet furniture, Busk Stops and the Poetree St Francis Xavier College: Central Park wire ghosts and site lighting NFF Set Design team: Central Park tree sox, Scrumpy, pallet wall garden, Bohemia Bar, milk crate men, pole flags, Session Bar Artefact: Mural boards, painted piano’s, Parade puppets and lanterns, Bohemia backdrop, lagerphones Ted Bradley: Banner flags

OTHER ASSISTANCE Artwork and Photographs: Annette Cohen, Graeme Morrison, Stuart Cohen, Sabine Friedrich, Pam Cogar, Bob Bolton, Sonja de Sterke and Geoff Dunn (Lushpup Images) for photographs used in our publications.

QUEENSLAND – OUR FEATURED STATE Thanks to all those in Queensland for assistance in putting together the 2012 program. Thank you, thank you, thank you ... to the hundreds of volunteers. To all those people who have put up with those whose lives were taken over by the Festival and all those inadvertently omitted from these lists. To everyone who has helped in even a small way, thank you from the 2012 National Folk Festival.


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L-R: Sebastian Flynn (Managing Director), Jeff Power (IT Manager), Carolyn Griffin (Program Administrator), Dave O’Neill (Artistic Director), Jess Henderson (Design & Publications Manager), David Horne (Finance Manager), Ruby Hudson (Volunteer Manager), Jocelyn Vasey (Stalls Manager), Kate Bowman (Production Manager)

We would also like to acknowledge the following dedicated and talented individuals who have gone over and above the call of duty throughout the year:

Pauline Skerman Operations Manager

Steve Crossley Setup and Pack Down Area Assistant

Vu Pham IT Assistant

Samantha Barrett Production Assistant

Adam Hadley The Majestic Program

Teone Nutt Production Assistant

Chris Marsh Safety Coordinator


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RECOGNITION SHOWCASING QUEENSLAND Queensland takes centre stage this year – with a broad range of performers and programs showcasing the long and lively folk music history of Queensland. Look out for the tropical and bush backdrops in the Budawang, kindly created by Brian Sudding, reflecting the diverse environment that has inspired many folk artists. In particular Queensland has become a significant place for song writing, with some notable practitioners emerging over the years. Highlights of the Queensland artists’ program include: Brisbane Folk History Project – a stall in the Link Building (between Budawang and Coorong) profiling the history of the Brisbane folk scene via books, photo exhibition and DVD’s. Penguin Eggs - In the Wee Dark engine Room - Tribute to Harry Robertson. A performance in honour of the renowned Queensland songwriter who has had much involvement with the National Folk Festival. Penguin Eggs, the title of the seminal album by Nic Jones is a phrase from the Harry Robertson song The Little Pot Stove included and unattributed on that recording as The Wee Pot Stove. Sastá Irish Music Band – recent Irish émigrés and crack tunesmiths - augmenting the already lively Irish session music scene in Brisbane. Cloudstreet – golden-tonsiled, multi-instrumental, globetrotting duo of wide renown. Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club – renowned fiddle teacher and performer (and one of this year’s Folk Fellows at the National Library of Australia) Emma Nixon showcases the results of her fruitful community fiddle tuition in Brisbane. ‘Tales from the Story Bridge’ – a Tribute to the songs of Bob Wilson – another prolific Queensland songwriter, who made his mark with his song Underneath the Story Bridge – celebrating 100 years of the iron structure that takes you over the river to Fortitude Valley – presented by a selection of well-known Queensland artists. Linsey Pollak – renowned multi-instrumentalist and community music advocate Linsey leads the Macedonian Gypsy Brass Band workshops – culminating in the grand street parade – and don’t miss his solo lunar looping show! Other noteworthy Queensland acts include: Brisbane Combined Unions Choir Champion Moreton Bay Band Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Manouche Kamerunga Mark Cryle and the Redeemers Stringmansassy

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QUEENSLAND To celebrate Canberra’s Centenary in 2013, next years feature state will be the ACT


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new venues ArtefACT Weave, spin, pot and work your magic in this most special and personally creative of festival precincts, kindly supported by the ACT & Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The previous Community Arts and Tradition Bearers precincts come together to let their creative juices flow and to teach their skills to willing festival-goers looking to develop their skills in woodworking, weaving, spinning, potting, jewellery, hat making, quilting or blacksmithing. Come along and make a lagerphone for free and be part of the record breaking attempt for the most lagerphones playing in one place (see page 19 for more details).

The Bothy For Coffee Enjoy the rustic atmosphere of our latest coffee shop – recreating the ambience of the old-style Bothies that provided access for travellers in the remote areas of the Scottish Highlands of yesteryear – but the coffee is thoroughly cosmopolitan!

The Flute and Fiddle - and the Poetree The Flute and Fiddle brings the impromptu element of late night spots by headline stage artists – the best in intimate traditional and contemporary music and song – with a range of quick and easy nearby foods to fit in between acts! Explore the Poetree – an artistic installation at the entrance to the Flute and Fiddle, providing an interface for poets and writers to engage in impromptu verse and creative writing– please feel free to post a Haiku or traditional Tanka or short written word to express the moment!

The Scrumpy A second year for the spit and sawdust of the Scrumpy bar – with a range of delectable nearby cuisines to complement the Aussie cider and the potent nightcap of a traditional drop of Scrumpy liquor – sit in the Cider Garden to whet your whistle for some wild late night folk music!

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The Bohemia Blackboard Bar Kindly sponsored by Coopers – a welcome second year for the very popular Bohemia Bar – further developed as the festival’s main Blackboard performance stage. Its decadent atmosphere of lounge suites, standard lamps, rugs and every old fashioned home comfort go with a cool Coopers’ ale and some exciting up-andcoming artists!

Drowsy Maggie’s Kindly sponsored by Barlens - is a new music venue up in the village green area between the Coorong and the Fitzroy – with its very own bar named after that most famous Irish reel Drowsy Maggie – always a firm favourite and the most Googled Irish tune on the net – visit www.thesession.org/

The Enchanted Forest and the Labyrinth Experience the quiet sensation of one of life’s shortest pilgrimages in the otherworldly atmosphere of The Enchanted Forest. Explore the ‘thrice widdershins’ direction and significance of the Cretan Labyrinth - and after doing a workshop in the Rainbow Tipi - add to the soft and warm nature of the labyrinth by helping to create the wall of wool. As choirs lift their voices in ethereal harmony, accompanied by the crystalline strains of singing bowls, wander through wireart statues set amongst the colourfully decorated trees - or cop a squat at the hay bale amphitheatre to watch some of the worlds most entertaining street acts!

Trocadero Film Festival A cinematic view of the folk world – with the best in folk films – covering cultural aspects of folk music and dance and their oral history. Sit back in the comfort of the Trocadero Lounge and enjoy the program – you might even be able to find some popcorn on site to go with it!


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Australian Education Resources

The ‘FOR TEACHERS for students’ website provides FREE Australian education resources for classroom use by lower primary, primary and middle years teachers and students.

Proud supporter of the National Folk Festival

Website content includes: • free hardcopy resources for request by teachers • classroom IWB multimedia • student PC interactives • curriculum support material • links to Australian teacher/student websites • national and international events for teachers’ calendars • useful education links for teachers.

www.forteachersforstudents.com.au


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Folk Arts Education Online National Folk Festival Education Website Building on its ethos of supporting and developing education via the folk or oral process, the National Folk Festival is proud to announce the launch of its two music educational websites: ‘Rhythms of the World’ – is a resource for both students and followers of folk music, with modules on a range of folk instruments, articles on folk music, instrumental tuition guides, links to other sites, folk tune recordings and free downloadable sheet music. Visit: http://www.education.folkfestival.org.au The content in the modules has been kindly provided by members of the folk community. If you are a musician and would be interested in providing further content on your instrument of choice, we would be very grateful to hear from you Email: education@folkfestival.org.au

Thank you to Katherine Weedon for her volunteer work in helping to develop the site and to all the generous contributors of the instrument modules. ‘For Teachers For Students’ – Educational Micro-site We have also developed an educational micro-site in conjunction with Kids Media via their ‘For Teachers For Students’ (FTFS) online network – visit: http://www.forteachersforstudents.com. au/NFF

geography and anthropology, as well as the enormous benefit to music education of the oral or folk process. It is also a resource for folk music followers of any age looking to gain more knowledge of different instruments and their traditions. Further instrument modules will be developed in due course.

This site contains a prototype 3-D module on the violin/fiddle and will be continually developed to provide cross-curricular lesson ideas for teachers, multimedia and student activity material. The site is designed to provide a resource for school students who are doing assignments on music and culture, with insights into other areas of curricular education, including history,

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Variety Broadcasters Forum The forum is an opportunity to meet informally with folk music presenters, to share experiences in broadcasting, and for presenters, artists and listeners to talk about ‘folk’ we hear on radio. Sunday 5:30pm Workshop 1

Collector - The Game is Getting Lively No subject in Australia’s short history has created more ballads than the bushrangers of the gold-rush days…in particular the exploits of Ben Hall, Frank Gardiner, Johnny Gilbert and co. By arranging these fantastic traditional ballads chronologically, and filling a few gaps in the story with yarns and poems, Collector set out to tell this history - admittedly with a bias towards the sympathisers! Friday 3:20pm Trocadero

Fred Smith and Liz Frencham - Dust of Uruzgan NFF CD Launch Fred Smith takes the stage with Liz Frencham and a small band to launch his acclaimed new album Dust of Uruzgan. The performance will be accompanied by projections of a stunning set of photographic images from Afghanistan. “Every now and then you hear a song and you think to yourself ‘I wish I’d written that’. Fred Smith’s album Dust of Uruzgan is chock-a-block full of songs like that.” John Schumann (ex Redgum). Friday 10:00pm Budawang

Australian Settler Session and Dance Music In these sessions the music of Australia’s settlers is presented and played in an informal and approachable manner. Bring an instrument and join in, or just sit and and listen. Paper and audio versions of all tunes are available. Daily 11:00am Sesssion Bar

Bernard Carney and David Hyams - Bernards Babybooming Beatles Singalong Singalong to your favourite Beatles songs with a cast of thousands taken from festival guests led by Bernard Carney and David Hyams. Saturday 9:30pm Trocadero

Dingo’s Breakfast - Women With Guns Why would a Colonial Woman want a gun? Often for the same reason that any woman wants a gun - to shoot a man. Join the Dingo’s Breakfast with a host of Special Guests, in another of their Slightly Off the Wall Radio Ballads, “Women With Guns”. Another telling story disputing the myth that “there were no women in Australia before 1901, excepting for two whores and Caroline Chilsholm.” Let us tell you, there were a lot more, and they were quite marvellous, and they definitely needed guns. Friday 10.00pm Trocadero

Penguin Eggs - In the Wee Dark Engine Room To celebrate Queensland as the feature state at this 46th National Folk Festival, we are proud to present a new tribute to the late, great singer/songwriter and folk icon Harry Robertson. Born in Scotland, Harry travelled the world as a ships engineer before migrating to settle in Brisbane (his first choice of all the ports he had visited around the world!) in the 1950’s. Three of Harry’s friends of old invite you to join them to celebrate in story and song. Evan Mathieson and John Broomhall, performing as a duo for the first time, will revisit old favourites and treat you to their new musical settings of some of Harry’s great poems. With tasteful guitar and autoharp accompaniment and their fine voices combined in great harmonies they imbue Harry’s songs with very appropriate gutsy good humour. Lyn Mathieson has compiled this presentation from her research files on Harry’s life and writings — along with a good dash of real life Robertson family tales told with tongue firmly in cheek — for the archive being assembled on www.harryrobertson.net. This web site features Harry’s benchmark LP “WHALE CHASING MEN — Songs of Whaling in Ice and Sun” released in 1971 through Albert’s Music For Pleasure label. There are also downloadable words for Harry’s other great songs which are now available on the two archival CD’s “HARRY’S LEGACY” and “TRIBUTE TO HARRY ROBERTSON 1923-1995”. Advancing age means that Rita Robertson will not be able to attend this concert but she sends


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Bush Music Club - The Early Days, 1954-1964 Celebrating the birth of Australian Bush Music with a concert that revisits history in the making. Join the members of Australia’s oldest (and possibly the world’s second oldest) folk club, the Bush Music Club in a musical celebration of their roots. In the lead up to the Bush Music Club’s 60th Anniversary in 2014, we take you on a trip down memory lane to the days when the Australian folk song “The Drover’s Dream” was on the top of the Hit Parade. It all began in 1952 when John Meredith and several friends (aka the Heathcote Bushwhackers) started performing the songs they remembered from their earlier years. In 1953 they joined the cast of ‘Reedy River’ and contributed to the great success of it’s Sydney run. By 1954 the Bushwhackers were so popular that they founded the Bush Music Club to cater for all the aspiring “Bushwhackers”, with the aim of re-popularising Australian folk songs and encouraging the composition of new songs contemporary in theme & traditional in style. Within a few years there were Bushwhacker-style bands across the country and Australian Bush Music was born. Saturday 2:00pm Trocadero

Australian Union Choirs - Songs of Struggle work and protest The struggles of Australian and international workers throughout history has been documented in song. The themed concert will present performances of both the massed choir and individual choirs presenting songs that tell the history of struggle and social justice from great union anthems to songs of current issues - wages, working conditions and workplace safety, the environment and social justice. The massed choir will raise their voices in song to deliver a message of justice, equality, and a fair go for all. Saturday 4:30pm Budawang

Tales From the Story Bridge “The Songs of Bob Wilson” Prolific Queensland songwriter Bob Wilson put Brisbane’s Story Bridge on the map in its 100th anniversary year when his infectious tune “Underneath the Story Bridge” began getting airplay on the ABC and other radio stations. Fans of the ABC’s

Australia all Over were already familiar with Bob’s quirky sense of humour via a clever song about the perils of the Internet (Courting the Net), and the sentimental Big Country Town with its refrain “I used to like the city better, thirty, forty years ago, we’d sit outside on the veranda, drinking rum and talking slow…” Bob’s fascinating body of work and authentic Australian voice are celebrated by a stellar collection of festival musicians, including Sunas, Cloudstreet, Silas Palmer, Tommy Leonard, The Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club, and by special invitation, Bob himself! Sunday 10:00am Trocadero

Rob Willis - WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE Flower Power, Protest Songs, Vietnam War, Folk Rock, Woodstock and Hippies are all words that conjure up visions of the 1960’s and 70s. We Gotta Get Out of this Place is a Folk Documentary that reflects on the folklore and songs of this era and intertwines stories and music with sound and visual grabs from the National Library Collections. Songs such as The Eve of Destruction, Khe Sahn, Yellow River, Turn Turn Turn reflected the ideals of this era and the search for ‘a place’. Supported by The National Library of Australia. Sunday 12:00noon Trocadero

FROM THE COLLECTION For over 18 years The National Library of Australia has been bringing the cream of Australia’s musical tradition bearers to Canberra for the National Folk Festival and to make studio recordings of their performance. These ‘Real Folk’ are not necessarily famous but all have made a musical impact either on a local or national level. This years guests Les and June Bruton and Andy Saunders continue this tradition. Friday 12:00noon Trocadero


12 Tasmanian Grassroots Union Choir - Loveless in Hobart Town This folk opera is an original work by Grassroots Choir members containing 10 songs (8 original) and dialogue to tell the story of Tolpuddle Martyr George Loveless particularly focusing on the time of his transportation to Van Diemen’s Land. In a harsh and unjust process he was convicted of swearing illegal oaths as a result of forming a labourers’ union to fight savage reductions in pay from Dorset landowner James Frampton. In an emotional, humurous and questioning style the journey and experiences of George and the times and characters of Van Diemen’s Land in the 1830s are examined. Friday 5:20pm Trocadero

in their lives and the march of “progress”. This presentation revives some of the favourites songs that these folkies have grown up with and gives some background commentary to each song. Friday 10:00am Torcadero

No Such Thing - The Music Lives On The lives and music of four recently deceased Australian traditional musicians: Eileen McCoy,John McKinnon, Charlie Kyle and Paddy Dawson. Words and images by National Library researchers Rob Willis, John Harpley and Peter Ellis. Tunes by Kiama band No Such Thing. Monday 4:00pm Trocadero

Alison Rabinovici and Marcus Holden - The Strohviol, a History of Horned Strings

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky - Me & Phar Lap - The remarkable Life of Tommy Woodcock

Alison Rabinovici presents excerpts from her 2010 thesis A history of Horned Strings: Organology and Early Sound Recordings with musical presentations of the instruments by herself, Marcus Holden and other invited guests. Monday 2:00pm Trocadero

Apart from being the young man who loved the legendary racehorse Phar Lap, Tommy Woodcock was a superb storyteller. In 1984 he recorded his life story with Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky, and now these recordings are a book and triple CD. In this session Jan will talk of his time with Tommy, play cuts from the tapes, sing and play the music that started his relationship with Tommy, read excerpts from the book and debunk urban myths about Phar Lap’s death. Saturday 12:00noon Trocadero

John Colville & Primrose Henderson - Stan Coster - Travelling His Own Track Legendary Australian Bushman, song writer, bush poet and recipient of multiple Gold Guitars, Stan Coster lived the life he wrote and sang about, travelling Outback Queensland and working at a myriad of bush occupations. This charismatic personification of the mythical bushman wrote in excess of 160 Bush Ballads, of which an amazing 71 were recorded by Slim Dusty, including such classics as By A Fire Of Gidgee Coals and Three Rivers Hotel. These and many others will be performed by John Colville and Primrose Henderson in this entertaining and informative life story of Stan Coster. Monday 10:00am Trocadero

Franklyn B Paverty - Songs of the Snowy Mountains A history of the Snowy Mountains through song and verse including a tribute to the late and great Ulick O’Boyle. Songs of the Snowy district, its history, its characters, its climate, its stories and construction of the famous Snowy Mountains’ Scheme. Monday 12:00noon Trocadero

Alex Hood ‘Struth’ A collection of Australian yarns, songs and verse reflecting the ironies of life in Australia past and present. Friday 9:30am Workshop 5 Saturday 9:30am Workshop 5 Sunday

9:30am Workshop 5

Green Man Cycle Join Cloudstreet and friends as they explore Norse and Celtic mythology in voice and dance and song. The Dark Side presents a folk story with a difference, tracing the many faces of the Green Man - birthed through Herne’s Wild Hunt, exalted as the Green Knight, hunted as Robin Hood, celebrated as John Barleycorn and Jack-in-the-Green in dance, costume, songs and stories. This ancient character reawakens our concerns for the environment and our future. Sunday 4:00pm Trocadero

Faded Curtains There have been many great songs written that reflect significant historical and political events in Queensland history. These songs reflect the struggles of ordinary men and women against injustice

Dennis O’Keeffe - Waltzing Matilda - The Spirit of the Nation After 20 years of research and countless concerts about the amazing story surrounding Waltzing Matilda, Dennis O’Keefe will be launching his book at the National Folk Festival this Easter. Dennis O’Keeffe is one of the nation’s leading performers of Australian traditional songs, and has been a successful songwriting teacher for over ten years. For as many years, he has led the Australian traditional song sessions at the National Folk Festival in Canberra. Dennis is also one of the last remaining players of the anglo-concertina, an instrument that came to Australia during the gold-rush of the 1850s. Dennis’ research into the origins of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ combined with his intimate knowledge of Australian traditional songs and song-writing ability has given the performer a privileged understanding of how and why the song was written. One hundred and fifteen years after the writing of ‘Waltzing Matilda’, you be captivated all over again by the extraordinary power of the song, and why this song means so much to us all.

folk vs folk If you’ve been coming to the folk festival you know that the chief complaints are that there is not enough traditional folk music, and that there is too much traditional folk music. What? The final episode of the Majestic’s new versus series sees a team of four folk musicians do musical battle with a team of four folk musicians. From traditional tunes to wonky reimaginings, bizzaro ballads and hundred year old tunes. Five audience judges and you the audience will help decide once and for all, is folk better than folk? Sunday

1:30 PM The Majestic

the devil made me do it Old Scratch is down at the cross roads, looking for souls to buy. Come and join some of the top performers from around the festival for a delicious midnight cabaret, performing stories and songs about that mean old devil. Sunday 12:00 AM The Majestic


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mind, body, spirit

quakers “We make art and music and arrange things with care because it’s how we decorate our souls.”

dru yoga Discover why Dru Yoga is so effective as a tool for transformation. De-stress, relax and feel great with fun activations and a soothing energy block release sequence incorporating movement, breath and visualisation. Stretch and energise through a combination of uplifting yoga poses that will enrich you with optimism and lightness, and have significant positive effects on your health and well-being. All this followed by a rejuvenating relaxation to set up your day at the folk festival.

Come join the Quakers at the National,- a quiet space to reflect on the music and people and the busy festival weekend. The hour long meeting is based on silence and those attending are invited to speak or sing when moved. Silence can make us receptive of inspiration and guidance. It can be an intensified pause, a vitalised hush, a creative quiet, an actual moment of correspondence with the creative spirit. All are welcome.

roger holmes & friends - hymn singing Roger has been presenting the annual hymn singing session at the National for quite a few years, ably supported by his beautiful assistants Anne, Jenny, and Sandra. It’s an opportunity for those who don’t feel comfortable singing in church (whether or not they attend at all) to get into some of the most majestic songs in the English language.

easter church service Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. So join us for worship on Easter Sunday. Bring your kids for a special children’s segment. Includes prayers, readings, poetry and gospel music.

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the majestic folk fringe Well, folks, here we are again, all the fun of the fair! That strange circus tent is once again growing out of the oval, full to overflowing with music, poetry, circus, weirdness and beyond! The Majestic careens into its third year, once more presenting a lunatic program of music, poetry, circus and mayhem. Old favourites return, like the not-suitablefor-kids Not For Kids Kids Show, and the thrilling antics of Hokum Circus. BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, The Majestic’s madcap poetry slam has moved to a new timeslot, to ensure the poets avoid offending any delicate sensibilities. Our new Versus series, Slam Poetry Versus Bush Poetry, Circus Versus Morris Dancers, and Folk Versus Folk hurl together world class performers from around the festival into funtime battle royalles, for imaginary trophies. Come along as an audience member and there’s a very real chance you’ll wind up as one of our five random judges. The Idiot Squad are back in all their goofball glory, hootenannying around the Majestic causing all sorts of mischief and mayhem. Join them on Monday for the Idiot Squad Workshop where they will turn you into a finely tuned gaggle of maniacs, ready to take part in the Majestic’s annual Awful Parade. Min Mae returns this year with Dance Jam, a very special, inclusive and fun morning of dancing. There are circus shows from Le Petit Circus and Boisterous, and spoken wordsmiths from Canberra and abroad appearing in Poetry Mayhem. This year’s music program features incredible local acts, including trustworthy salesmen Doctor Stovepipe, cute and

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cuddly duo The Cashews, the small army of pop folk geniuses that make up Pocket Fox, and our favourite melancholy manballadeers The Ellis Collective. From Brisbane we have Spoken Words rock and roll explosion Ghostboy, coming to set hearts and seats aflutter. From Melbourne come good time pirate bastards Rapskallion, launching their new album The Vagabond King and serving up high speed gypsy dance tunes to test the structural integrity of the Majestic. Also from Melbourne are The Tiger And Me, sweet and smooth folk pop visiting Canberra for the first time, ready to melt hearts and make new friends. Friday night explodes with a Grand Opening Gala, featuring the spectacular, toasty warm antics of Highwire Fire Circus, performing stunning fire entertainment outside The Majestic. Providing nothing important burns down, the tent will open up for an extremely special one night only performance from Mikelangelo and The Black Sea Gentlemen. Once again The Majestic brings you performers from the weird and wooly fringes of the National Folk Festival. The lines are long, the seats are uncomfortable, its too hot inside, and boy, do we just have the best time! Onwards! To The Majestic! Hadley

circus Boisterous Amazingly talented and diverse circus performers, Boisterous are a ridiculously exciting trio from Melbourne. Watch them juggle, tumble, move and throw each other around the stage in an energetic, fun and engaging show. Day shows are family friendly - evenings a little more risque! Saturday 4:00 PM Majestic

Ernest the Magnifico A unique comic character - he could have been a Beverly Hillbilly, he would have been right at home with the Dukes of Hazard, Ernest the Magnifico is Australia’s favourite daredevil. Featuring a high-flying stunt car, a heart stopping pogo stick and a hilarious comic persona, you are guaranteed to laugh and smile as you watch a truly unique slice of the Australian outback. Daily in the street.

Highwire Fire Circus Highwire Fire Circus is a spectacular circus and fire event, with an array of amazing performers from around Australia. If you want to see some spectacle then check out Highwire Fire Circus. Friday 9:00 PM Majestic

Le Petite Circus Le Petit Circus is a four part circus troupe with a combined performance career of over 40 years. This dynamic troupe, combining circus with theatrics and comedy, has been an instant hit, offering entertainment like nothing that exists at festivals around Australia. Friday 3:00 PM Majestic

Solid State Circus Hemlock the acrobat returns to the National with his brand new troupe of rippling young acrobats - Solid State Circus. Performing elite acrobatics never before seen at the National, Solid State Circus will colour the festival site with playful exuberance. A favourite with young and old, Hemlock once again brings silliness, joy and spectacle into your life. Daily in the street.

not for kids show In it’s third year, the Not For Kids Kids Show returns in all its inappropriate and hilarious glory. Past years have seen strip hoop diving, saucy balloonology, and last years extremely alarming meathook and skateboard routine. Audience members are advised that this show will contain adult content, and persons under eighteen will only be allowed in with a parents or guardian. Saturday 12:00 AM Majestic


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street Technicoloured Dream Bear & The Stilt Police The Technicoloured Dream Bear is breathtaking! an amazing 320cm long and 200cm tall. The Dream Bear is a fusion of colour and vibrancy. He ambles along while his comically engaging chaperone entertains the crowd. A psychedelic spectacle for day time performances, this act is even more breathtaking at night when the Technicoloured Dream Bear illuminates to give an iridescent glow. The Stilt Police are here! Our boys in blue will tickle you pink. They meander through the festival stealing the scene and trapping people in their crime scene tape. A highly engaging, comedy hierarchy of oafish officers. Forget the long arm of the law, the Stilt Police are all leg! Daily in the street. Daily in the street.

The BRass Knuckle Brass Band The Brass Knuckle Brass Band (formerly Brass’ere) is a 9 piece New Orleans style brass band. Performing regularly as a roving, busking act and on stage. Repertoire includes original jazz, funk and blues and group vocals. Daily in the street. Friday 8:00 PM Scrumpy

Zamponistas Zampoñistas are Australia’s premier Bolivian Pan Pipe Marching Band (not much competition, you say!). This group of mainly gringo Andean aficionados from Melbourne plays the haunting and exciting panpipe music of the altiplano, mostly in the pre-Spanish Inca way, but with occasional excursions into the 21st century. The name Zampoñistas is Spanish for ‘panpipe players’. Come see and hear something really different as the Zampoñistas plot world domination by panpipes! Watch out for their guerrilla panpiping! Daily in the street. Sunday 2:10 PM Marquee

The Tragic Troubadours Mafioso and gum-shoes, men without women, climactic scenes with cartoon characters, these are just some of the Tragic Troubadours favourite things. From the cider pot to the tin trough, from the chain-link in the centre to the line in the dirt outside the Majestic, the Tragic Troubadours bring their short plays and poetry to the streets. Their tragic tales of anger management gone awry, their incoherent ramblings, and their hunt for some kind of talking animal will stop you in your tracks on the streets of the National Folk Festival. Daily in the street.

Global Playground Professional playmakers and performers, with backgrounds in circus, theatre, music, dance and community art, Karen, Dan and Cassie bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the cultural confluence of Global Playground, the ridiculous retroactive Schoolyard Games for Adults and the grand silliness of Ernaskernabernaferna. Daily in the street.

The Fool Factory Canberra’s leading Street Theatre company returns to bring their unique style of roving character clown and spectacular visual street theatre costumes to the streets of the folk festival. A pair of bumbling colonial entomologists, with a large net, are in pursuit a pair of giant white cabbage butterflies, which they are looking to capture, purely for scientific purposes. Daily in the street.

The OddHouse Welcome to the coolest and tiniest circus and side-show venue this side of the sun. With a maximum seating capacity of 5 humans, The OddHouse presents an incredible assortment of fun-sized entertainment’s, ranging from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. These morsels of Odd include traditional and original side-show fare such as flea acrobatics, escapology, contortionism, slinky bat, speed tie, eyeball juggling, laser swallowing, AND MORE! Located outside the Majestic.

The Idiot Squad The Idiot Squad crash land at the Majestic for another festival, once again hurling around their particular obnoxious brand of theatrical foolishness. Join them for workshops throughout the day, so as to swell their ranks! Do you have what it takes to be part of The Idiot Squad? The answer is YES! Daily in the street.

The ENCHANTED FOREST This year Central Park will be transformed into an Enchanted Forest. – a creative space where anything can happen. Find your way through the labyrinth, help us yarn bomb the magic circle of trees with knitted and woven yarn, meet the magical characters sculpted by students from St Francis Xavier College. You will be able to settle yourself in a tipi, meditate to the sound of singing bowls, watch street performers in the hay bale horseshoe, tell your story from the Soapbox or just picnic in the park and listen to an array of buskers in our Busk Stops. Labyrinth workshops will be held in the tipi on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9.30 - 10:15 AM.

Australasian Morris Ring - The Grand (Morris) Tour Experience the passion and appreciate the variety and skill of the Australian Morris community. Be taken on a tour through the intricacies and variations of this vibrant, ancient and strangely addictive folk tradition. Be astounded by the various living English Morris traditions that have taken root in Australia. From the deft and dexterous dances of the bucolic Cotswolds; the foot stomping, the garland-waving processional dances of the North West clog; the anarchic and mad cap ranting of the Border dancers and perilous and precise North East Rapper styles. This event is designed to give spectators a “Dummies Guide” to Morris and its associated traditions. With bells, hankies, clogs, sticks, tatter coats, painted faces, and a wide variety of sartorially splendid hats this event will educate, elucidate, entertain and inspire all who partake. Friday 2:00 PM Piazza

morris minor club Be sure to visit the Morris Minor Club and their cute little cars on the oval near the Majestic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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song There is something extraordinarily powerful about song. After all, the human voice is the earliest known instrument. And en masse, it can often raise the hairs on the back of your neck. In addition to the Street Choirs below, see the program grid for a wide variety of vocal style and repertoire workshops. This year’s Festival Choir director is Andrea Khosa, a master world music harmony and rhythm performer and teacher. And don’t forget the session singing sessions each evening in workshop one. Please note: all Street Choir locations listed on this page are located around Central Park

the australian unions choirs The Australian Union Choirs is a network of nine Union choirs with 200 singers whose musical mission is to pass on the lessons of the past to present generations of workers and to use song as a medium to link into and inspire current struggles. Their voices raised in song carry on a long tradition of solidarity with Australian workers and people everywhere in their struggle for justice, equality and peace. The 2012 Festival is the first time in almost two decades that the choirs have performed together. You’ll find them individually on the street, singing around the Central Park area each day. Just step out and follow your ear. Saturday 4.30 PM Budawang

Brisbane combined unions choir Led by Marina Aboody Thacker, the Brisbane Combined Unions Choir creates opportunities for working people to express themselves in song and theatre. We celebrate the victories for social justice in song and satire. As well as the traditionals we create new songs about workers’ rights, social justice, peace and the environment. Friday 2.00 PM Street Choir Sunday 12.20 PM Flute and Fiddle Monday 11.00AM Street Choir

canberra union voices Led by Daniel Brinsmead, Canberra Union Voices have made vocal accompaniment wherever issues are being raised in the ACT for 21 years. We present both traditional anthems of the Union movement and some powerful contemporary writing, where it needs to be, “with union banners, on the street” Friday 10.00 AM Street Choir Saturday 3.00 PM Street Choir Sunday 3.00 PM Street Choir Monday 4.00 PM Street Choir

illawarra union singers Led by Sarah Lambert, Illawarra Union Singers are an a capella group singing songs of justice, peace, democratic and human rights - both in Australia and internationally. Their repertoire includes both traditional and contemporary songs, all sung with a political message. They have been singing together for almost 20 years and see the need for our songs becoming greater in the present political climate. Friday 12.00 PM Street Choir Sunday 10.00 AM Street Choir Monday

1.00 PM Street Choir

newcastle people’s chorus Led by Gabrielle Thacker, the Newcastle People’s Chorus is an a capella group, part of the Australian network of union choirs. Their repertoire includes songs that depict the dangers of work, historical events related to struggles for human rights, peace and justice, as well as a number of blues and modern songs. The Chorus has toured to the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. Saturday 2.00 PM Street Choir Sunday 4.00 PM Street Choir Monday 12.00 PM Street Choir

solidarity choir Led by Miguel Heatwole, the Solidarity Choir is marking its 25th anniversary this weekend, and celebrating 650 performances. Arch demonstrators of street singing, they were perhaps, the original street choir at the NFF. Hear the world’s most uplifting freedom songs sung with joy, defiance, grief and wry humour! Friday 1.00 PM Street Choir Saturday 12.00 PM Street Choir Sunday

1.00 PM Street Choir

Monday 3.00 PM Street Choir

sydney trade union choir Led by Margot McLaughlin, the Sydney Trade Union Choir formed in 1991, is an a capella choir that sings wherever people are interested in workers’ rights, social justice, liberation, democratic and

human rights, peace and the environment. STUC’s repertoire includes Australian and international songs of struggle - traditional and contemporary, moving and witty, but always with a political message. Friday 4.00 PM Street Choir Saturday 11.00 AM Street Choir Monday 2.00 PM Street Choir

tasmanian grassroots union choir Led by Annie Parsell, the Grassroots Union Choir of Tasmania is now ten years old and was formed to ensure that the rich musical history of the Labor movement music and associated songs of struggle are known, sung and heard in Tasmania. The Choir was invited to present the Loveless in Hobart Town folk opera at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Folk Festival in England in July 2011 and received a standing ovation for the work. Friday 5.20 PM Trocadero Saturday 1.00 PM Street Choir Sunday 2.00 PM Street Choir

vic trade union choir Led by Micheal Roper, they are a group of union members who provide a musical voice to the union message. As an a capella choir, they are able to perform wherever the voice of protest needs to be heard. In addition to the usual industrial songs, their repertoire includes songs in Spanish, Italian, Tetum and in two African languages. Friday 3.00 PM Street Choir Sunday 12.00 PM Street Choir Monday 10.00 AM Street Choir

working voices choir Led by Bernard Carney, the West Australian Union choir, Working Voices sing of working life, social justice, peace, reconciliation and harmony with our environment. They’re a bunch of feisty angels and they stand for what they sing. Friday 11.00 AM Street Choir Saturday 10.00 AM Street Choir Sunday 11.00 AM Street Choir


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spoken word

incredibly adventurous and slightly silly interactive storytelling experience? Note - I was due to perform this as part of Bad Slam/ Majestic this year, but was forced to withdraw due to getting married! No signs of a second marriage in 2012 so all free.

Vic Jefferies Vic Jefferies is one of the best known bush poets, comperes and presenter of the ever popular “Poets Breakfasts” on the folk festival circuit. Whether you enjoy a laugh or perhaps a sentimental tear, Vic is sure to have something within his extensive repertoire to suit you. Vic combines his expertise in presenting the spoken word with a refreshing approach to the role of master of ceremonies and is a firm favourite with festival crowds. Friday 8:30 AM Flute & Fiddle Fri/Sat/Sun 7:30 PM

Workshop 5

Philip R Rush Philip Rush is a best-selling, award-winning poet whose books have made the Australian Bush Laureate awards many times, one being the Original Verse Book of the Year in 2006. Over 150,000 of his twenty poetry books have been sold, and he has performed his poetry and yarn-spinning from Birdsville to Burnie, Tamworth to Mildura, Broken Hill to Longreach, and many places in between. His laconic humour and ‘dinkum Aussie’ poetry has entertained young and old all round the country. Philip Rush is a poet for all generations, mums and dads, grandparents and kids. Not to be missed! Friday 2:30 PM Workshop 1

Yvonne Gluyas

Fri/Sat/Sun 7:30 PM

Workshop 5

Yvonne Gluyas has been involved in writing, poetry, and performance poetry for many years. Winner of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival’s “Launceston Poetry Cup” in 2007, Yvonne was a finalist in the Launceston heats of the National Poetry Slam in 2009, and a Tasmanian State finalist in the National Poetry Slam held in Sydney in 2007, 2008 and 2010. She is the 2011 winner of the National Folk Festival “Yarnspinner of the Year” Award. Sunday 8:30 AM Flute & Fiddle

Sunday 8:30 AM

Flute & Fiddle

Fri/Sat/Sun 7:30 PM

Workshop 5

Peter Mace Bush Poet Peter is an award winning bush poet who has entertained audiences all along the east coast of Australia, throughout his wife’s native Ireland and recently aboard the Ghan. He has won numerous poetry competitions including twice at Tamworth, Reciter of the year at the National Folk Festival, Gympie and the Man From Snowy River festival. Monday 8:30 AM Flute & Fiddle Fri/Sat/Sun 7:30 PM

Marcelle (gurrandgi) tonkin Marcelle (Gurrandgi) Tonkin, a proud Bundjalung-Bidjara woman is an inspirational poet and artist who writes from the heart, stirring you to laughter and tears. Marcelle’s gift of writing verse began after the passing of her Mother and her painting after the passing of her Guardian, gifts that aroused a talent so profound that her words flow with poignant sincerity drawing you into her world. Marcelles interpretation of ‘The story from the beginning’ will enthral, shock and humour you and you will end up feeling like you know her well, and so you will. Saturday 10:30 AM Trocadero

Workshop 5

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! The National Folk Festival’s very own Poetry Slam slides into a new timeslot! Sign up at The Majestic at 2.50pm Sunday for your chance to be this year’s slam champion! All are welcome to sign up, numbers permitting. Competitors have 2 minutes to perform a piece written by them, content and form is entirely open so long as it is original work, and you use no props or costumes! Sunday 9:00 PM The Majestic

Last poetry supper For those amongst you too busy desperately trying to catch up on lost sleep in your insanely hot tent to get to the Poetry Breakfasts, The Majestic presents the Poetry Last Supper – a midnight poetry open mic. All are welcome to come along and, time permitting, read some of their original work. Monday 12:00 AM The Majestic

Brian Bell Workshop facilitator concerning poetry. Performer at poetry events. MC Poetry events. Monday 10:30 AM Flute & Fiddle Fri/Sat/Sun 7:30 PM

Workshop 5

Zombie Choose Your Own Adventure Zombies are attacking Canberra and there’s only one person who can save the city, you! Are you brave enough to join in this

Slam Poetry Vs. Bush Poetry It’s a well known fact that slam poets see bush poets as a bunch of craggy, akubra clad grumblers rambling about Clancy Of The Overflow, and bush poets see slam poets as a know-nothing pile of confusing caterwaulers. The Majestic agrees with both of them! Four slam poets go head to head with four bush poets to win a coveted and possibly imaginary trophy, with three minutes a poem and five judges randomly picked from the audience. Come to cheer (or boo!) your favourite festival poets. Friday 1:30 PM Majestic


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arte ACT Come along and experience the new and exciting arts precinct artefACT, situated next to the Coorong, right in the heart of the festival. artefACT is the result of combining the old Community Arts and Tradition Bearers to form a bigger and better creative experience for all festival goers. artefACT is open 9.00am – 5.00pm daily during the festival. Within artefACT you will find a diverse range of artistic opportunities on offer, suitable for all levels of ability from beginner to advanced. The Tradition Bearers bring with them skills in traditional arts and crafts and offer workshops on a daily basis while Community Arts offer experiences where you can take these traditional skills and give them a contemporary twist. While at artefACT you can take a break from your hectic festival schedule and spend an hour or more learning a new skill or just having some great creative fun.

TRADITION BEARERS Visiting Tradition Bearers have become an integral part of the National Folk Festival. This wonderful group of artisans display, demonstrate, teach and sell their art/ craft over the 5 days of the event. This year we welcome back many favourites and introduce two new Tradition Bearers. Each of these artists/craft persons will be running workshops in our Community Arts area. They will also demonstrate and sell their art/craft from a stall which will be situated in the new Arts precinct. We are honoured to once again host these skilled people and to enjoy what they bring to our event. Welcome to two new Tradition Bearers for 2012.

Working with Textiles: Cindy Watkins was born in Wynyard Tasmania and is studying for her Diploma of Art, Craft and Design at the Tasmanian Polytechnic. She is a textile artist who designs and makes art quilts, in which she expresses her love of the natural world, in particular the Tasmanian Environment. Cindy will be running the following classes: Print making on textiles: Creating hand carved stamps then printing on to fabric to make your own personalised printed fabric. Applique for fun: Learn simple quick ways to make appliqués for quilting or textile projects.

puppets, Masks, storytelling Vicki MacDonald and friends - passionate Queensland Artisans are here for the first time to share their talent of puppet making and story telling as a part of the Tradition Bearers/Community Arts area. They will produce puppets and masks based on Australian bush animal characters (for primary school aged children) and hold workshops with kids and families to make masks/puppets, and engage them in some story telling with the puppets and masks bringing the bush characters to life through stories and singing.

Thought Sport Thought Sport use traditional circus skills of spinning, juggling and balance to promote non-competitive alternate sport that stresses collaboration and individual development of balance, coordination, and reflexes. Their workshops are suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes and focus on fun and participation. All their equipment is based around the concept of mind enhancement through physical exploration, encouraging left-right brain communication, focus, and concentration. You will find Thought Sport on the oval where there is plenty of room for you to juggle and hula hoop as you explore the circus tradition and expand your brain power.

robert feast - the art of leather-craft Rob has been a valued stallholder for many years at the National. This year he has joined out Tradition Bearers team to pass on his leather craft skills by teaching in artefACT. Rob’s classes will include developing and designing, hand stamping (embossing), hand stitching and hand dying leather. Class participants will make plaited bracelets, hand stitched coin purses, embossed bracelets, bookmarks and embossed watch bands.

Community Arts If you have a spare hour or so come in and have a go at any of the continuous art and craft experiences on offer or book into one of our workshops. For more information and booking check the blackboards at the artefACTs booking desk. All day art expressions are as follows: Painting – put your mark on the community mural or help to add a bit of colour to the festival by painting one of our pianos or other set pieces. Textiles – try your hand at knitting, crocheting, quilting, rug making and weaving. Sculpture – express yourself by creating totem poles from recycled junk. Printmaking – Design and make your own cards and festival bandanas. Jewellery – Create and wear funky wearable art made from recycled ‘stuff’. Mask and Hat making – construct a festival Hat or Mask that can be worn in the Festival Parade. Lagerphone making - make your very own lagerphone and help us break a world record!


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WORKSHOPS tradition bearers

FRIDAY

Woodcrafting

Have fun creating something wonderful with wood with the ACT Woodcraft Guild.

Sketching

Feltmaking

SUNDAY

MONDAY

11.30 – 1pm

3.30pm – 5pm

3.30pm – 5pm

Stretch that artistic urge and learn a 1pm – 2.30pm few simple sketching techniques with artist Ellen Fiedler.

3.30pm – 5pm

1.30pm – 3pm

1.30pm – 3pm

Learn about the art of feltmaking using traditional felting techniques with the Canberra Feltmakers.

3pm – 4.30pm

1pm – 2.30pm

3pm – 4.30pm

1pm – 2.30pm

Applique With Tasmanian textile Artist Cindy techniques and Watkins. Textile printmaking

9.30am – 11am

9am – 10.30am

11.30pm – 1pm

3pm – 4.30pm

Weaving

Learn the ancient craft of dying and weaving silk with master weavers.

11am- 1pm

9am – 10.30am

11.30am – 1pm

3pm – 4.30pm

Origami Sculptures

Turn old books and posters into stunning sculptural forms with Maya and Sam

9.30am – 11am

9.30am – 11am

9.30am – 11am

9.30am – 11am

(Introduction to Origami for beginners)

(Advanced Origami for those returning from past years)

(Introduction to Origami for beginners)

(Advanced Origami for those returning from past years)

Mask Making

A variety of craft from Friday to Monday with Vicky and friends

3pm – 4pm

Thought Sport

Get active on the oval with some traditional circus skills!

Puppet Making

Make a puppet or mask based on an Australian bush character (located in the Kids Festival)

10.30am - 12pm

10.30am - 12pm

10.30am - 12pm

10.30am - 12pm

Leather Craft

Learn basic art of leather work

1.30pm – 3pm

11.30am – 1pm

9.30am – 11am

1.30pm – 3pm

Craft Demonstrations (located in their Tradition Bearer tents)

Yanni the Blacksmith to demonstrate forging

Tumut Brooms returns

The art of Candlemaking

community arts

9am – 10.30am

SATURDAY

Daily on the oval

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Giant Parade Puppets

Learn how to construct and manipulate large puppets that will be showcased during the Festival Community Parade.

10.00 am

10.00 am

10.00 am

Lantern Making

Learn how to construct and decorate large lanterns to be used in the Festival Community Parade

1.00pm

1.00pm

1.00pm

Parade Hats

Create and wear fabulous outrageous Festival Parade Hats

3.00pm

3.00pm

3.00pm

Lagerphone Making

Learn how to make and play your very own festival lagerphone. Once you’ve made one of these highly prized instruments have a practice and then join us in the Parade at 6.30pm on Sunday to help us achieve a world record of the largest lagerphone performance. We need a lot of peoples’ input to achieve this so see you at the workshop.

11.00am

11.00am

11.00am

MONDAY

11.00am


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Kids’ Festival This is THE place to be if you are looking for some cool kids’ activities and entertainment. Most of the activities on offer suit those festival goers aged from about 5 to 12 years, but don’t panic parents as there is lots of fun stuff for all ages and also a Kids Festival Kafe where you can take some time to chill, grab a coffee and a healthy snack. The Kids’ Festival is open from 10.00am – 5.00pm each day during the festival. All kids under 12yrs need to be accompanied by a responsible carer . Once inside the Kids’ Festival there is loads to do and heaps of fun to be had. Check the blackboards to see what’s happening each day

Free Play activities These are activities available all day for kids to spend as much time as they want and can come and go as many times as they want. Box City - Construct a giant city of skyscrapers and towers from cardboard boxes and paint. The city will be large enough so that kids can run around it and sit in the buildings that they have just made. Jewellery - Design and make your own necklaces and brooches from plaster moulds that can then be painted and decorated. Kids could also have some fun and try and paint and make their own beads from old magazines.

Bandanas - Create cool bandanas by using printmaking and drawing techniques. Weaving - By using simple cardboard looms kids can create beautiful mats or scarves or pieces could be joined together to form a gorgeous community rug. Play Doh - Have some squishy and squashy sculpting fun with the old perennial favourite. Painting - Get those hands swirling in the paint and have fun while producing fantastic works of art. Sand sculptures - Build and rebuild sculptures using the wonderful materials of sand and water.

kids festival Workshops These workshops are designed to teach carers and kids a new skill in a fun atmosphere and all the completed items can be used in the Festival Community Parade. Lanterns – Come along and make and decorate a lantern to carry in the parade. Puppets - Learn how to make finger and glove puppets and to perform with them at the end of the workshop. Simple parade puppets can also be made to be carried in the Festival Community Parade. Hats – Wow everyone with the outrageous parade hats that you can make. Tin Whistle for Kids - Come and have a go at playing the tin whistle in a workshop! Nicola Fortune and Jacqueline Bradley will introduce you to this fantastic instrument. Especially for kids aged 5–10 years. Daily 2pm in the Kids Festival.


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kids’ festival program friday 10:00am - 10:40am Alex and Annette Hood Australian Folk theatre 11:00am - 11:40am Brett Campbell 12:00pm - 12:40pm Folktales and Furrytails 1:00pm - 1:40pm

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky’s Family Show

2:00pm - 2:40pm

Mike Jackson

3:00pm - 3:40pm

Merryweather

4:00pm - 4:40pm

Peter Combe

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Balkan Brass Band Rehearsal- Linsey Pollak

7:30pm - 12:00am Blackboards

saturday 10:00am - 10:40am Cashews 11:00am - 11:40am Bindi-eye-Bop book/CD launch - Merryweather 12:00pm - 12:40pm Alex and Annette Hood Australian Folk theatre 1:00pm - 1:40pm

Good times with Doctor Stovepipe

2:00pm - 2:40pm

Folktales and Furrytails

3:00pm - 3:40pm

Mike Jackson

4:00pm - 4:40pm

Brett Campbell

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Balkan Brass Band Rehearsal- Linsey Pollak

7:30pm - 12:00am Blackboards

SUNDAY 10:00am - 10:40am TBA 11:00am - 11:40am Cashews 12:00pm - 12:40pm Mic Conway with Robbie Long 1:00pm - 1:40pm

Brett Campbell

2:00pm - 2:40pm

Folktales and Furrytails

3:00pm - 3:40pm

Alex and Annette Hood Australian Folk theatre

4:00pm - 4:40pm

Bindi-eye-Bop -Merryweather

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Balkan Brass Band Rehearsal- Linsey Pollak

7:30pm - 12:00am Blackboards

MONDAY 10:00am - 10:40am Mike Jackson 11:00am - 11:40am Mic Conway with Robbie Long 12:00pm - 12:40pm Victor Valdes 1:00pm - 1:40pm

Peter Combe

2:00pm - 2:40pm

Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth Playboys

3:00pm - 3:40pm

Brett Campbell

4:00pm - 4:40pm

Folktales and Furrytails

Festival Community Parade The bigger the better, so come on everyone, have some fun and be a part of the festival parade. All ages are welcome to come along and this is your opportunity to showcase to the world all the fabulous things that you have created in artefACT and the Kids Festival. The parade starts at 6.30pm on Sunday at the Majestic and winds its way through the festival to end up in Central Park at the Street Performers Ampitheatre. Bring your Lagerphones and be part of the massed Lagerphone world record attempt! Workshops occur daily in artefACT and the Kids Festival where you can make your own lagerphone, hat, mask, lantern or puppet for the parade. See blackboards at these venues for more details.


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A FESTIVAL OF INSTRUMENTS Mitch Smith - Pennywhistles For many years, Mitch Smith has been supplying hand-crafted pennywhilstes to many serious players around the world. His work is well regarded by some of the leading players of pennywhistles including Paddy Keenen, Julie Fowlis, Tony Hinnigan, Mike McGoldrick and many others including great home-grown artists. He is very down-to Earth and keen to answer any question about his craft in promoting the long tradition of fine Australian instrument makers.

Richard Troughear - Appalachian Mountain Dulcimers and Ukuleles Richard Troughear made his first Appalachian Dulcimer in 1969 whilst in the Army in Vietnam - that instrument is now in the collection of the Australian War Memorial. After a career as a Bio-medical Engineer, he took up mountain dulcimer making again – only to discover that even simple acoustic instruments aren’t so simple after all. Mountain Dulcimers are simple, yet also complex. Carved body ukuleles also take up part of his time – a sort of Rebec-meets-Hawaii; a UkeBec.

Nick Carpenter - Acoustic Instruments Wildwood Instruments produces a wide range of beautifully handcrafted acoustic instruments such as acoustic guitars, travel guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, dulcimers, mini slide guitars, xylophones, bodhrans and a selection of percussion instruments. Nick’s unique designs are beautiful, distinct and robust, and best of all, very affordable, so everyone can have music in their lives!

David Guscott - Stringed Instruments David has a diverse artistic background which culminated 10 years ago with the creation of an outstanding 5 string violin. Professional acclaim for the instrument was so great that he has continued his passion and developed amazing electric instruments for the entire string family. His electric violins are claimed by professionals to be “the best sounding electric violins in the world”. Visit www. guscott.com.au or phone 0408362704.

Richard Evans - Concertinas Born 1945 Coventry England. First concertina made 1986. Editor of “Concertina Magazine” 1982 to 1988. Named as “Australia’s Concertina Doctor”

by Warren Fahey. First National Festival attended 1972 Canberra. Maker of Anglo concertinas, 25 made so far but hundreds of concertinas of all sorts restored from around 1980. Richard will have a number of new instruments ready by Easter as well as restored instruments going back to 1856 for sale. He has an international reputation for concertina making, repairing and playing.

Maleny, SE Queensland, Doug has made and restored acoustic string instruments including guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, early music instruments and dulcimers, since 1970. He selects the finest timbers, preferring to use Australian timbers where appropriate. Ph: 07 5494 4046 (mob) 0407 129 070. Email: sr.music@bigpond.com Web: dougeatonlutherie.com

Peter Coombe - Mandolins

White Swallow banjos have been made by Alan for 30 years, now making ten different styles of banjos in six different style & price range. 98% of parts are made in his own workshop, truly Australian made.

Peter Coombe is a full time music instrument maker from Bega who has been making instruments of the mandolin family since 1994. Recently he has branched out into making guitars as well as mandolins and mandolas. Many of Peter’s instruments are being played by musicians in the USA and Europe. Peter likes to use Australian native timbers in his instruments and has written articles in the Journal of the AAMIM on the use of Australian native timbers in mandolins.

Jack Spira - Guitars, Bouzouki’s Jack has a life long commitment to guitar making. He started as a teenager in 1987, was formally trained in Modern fretted instrument technology at the London college of furniture, and set up his business in Australia in 1991. He now lives and works in Cockatoo, near Melbourne. Where he builds mostly steel string guitars and Irish bouzoukis. Like most Australian makers, he has spent a lot of time investigating the use of Australian native timbers. He has made many custom and experimental designs over the years, which have all developed into his current designs. Most years you can meet him and see his work at the National

John Buckham - Guitars John makes high quality acoustic guitars with unique combinations of fine local and traditional tonewoods and advanced building techniques that make his instruments desirable to the discerning player. He has been building guitars since 2006 and offers an Orchestra Model, a Dreadnought and an acoustic bass in either his Journeyman series or his Premium series.

Gillian Alcock - Hammered Dulcimers Gillian has been making dulcimers from traditions around the world for over 35 years. She recently returned from the Cimbalom World Congress in Budapest where some of the world’s best players performed. Come and try them out.

Doug Eaton - Stringed Instruments Doug Eaton - String Instruments. From

Alan Funk - Banjos

Lennart Lovdin - Nyckelharpa Lennart Lovdin grew up close to the nyckelharpa heartland in Sweden. There he built his first nyckelharpa as a subject in a wood working course. He likes to customise the various details and decorations of his nyckelharpas for the future owner. He plays the nyckelharpa in a small Brisbane based band called Kupaleja.

Peter Hyde - Accordions Peter Hyde has developed a whole range of button accordions (Melodeon) to suit every playing style. All aspects of the accordions are custom made to the customer’s own design and specifications. Has worked with Frans Tromp (Holland) to design and make instruments more suitable for the Dutch Players. Played by Sharon Shannon, Keith Hancock, Frans Tromp, Otto & Liesbeth Zaagsma, Gunner Petrone, Kay (Folkiekay) Hickman, Peter Ellis, Ray Mulligan, Paul Gooding.

Gillian Weiss - Harps Gillian has been making lever harps of various sizes and styles for fifteen years. She works mostly in Australian woods. In 2002 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study harp making in Europe, UK and North America.

Geoff Welham - Harps Geoff’s love of music and wood has been focused, for the last 14 years on making harps. He uses all Australian timbers and is still exploring their many qualities. He also runs harp making workshops in the NSW school holidays in October and at Easter. From his workshop near Grafton come harps of several sizes from 26 string lap harps to 36 string floor harps to suit the beginner or the fully qualified player. Come and try one!

Roland Stefen - Stringed Instruments Roland lives in Wollongong with his


23 wife Lyn and has been making stringed instruments for quite a few years now. He has attained a broad knowledge in the construction of violins and other stringed instruments. He is dedicated to producing instruments of a high quality that are handcrafted, the violins being individually set up and finished with oil varnish that is made to a traditional recipe.

Ben Stewart - Celtic Whistles The journey an instrument maker takes is as individual to them as the version of the instruments they make. Ben’s journey began in the early 1990’s in the search to answer some big questions some still remain! Passion, dedication, obsession - some traits many makers will recognise, are infused into Ben’s work. In another string to his bow, he now teaches his growing experience to young, new instrument makers who may yet answer those big questions!

Erle Bartlett - Wind and Percussion Instruments Bodhrans, fifes pipes and whistles. Made from the finest local materials by an instrument maker with over 20 years experience.

Mark Aspland - Cajun Woodskin™ has significantly advanced the traditional Cajón, enabling use in a wide variety of musical genres. The patented KiKBox® has a built-in kick drum, switchable snare, plus tone and depth controls, providing versatility and a uniquely crisp and powerful sound. Additional to traditional hand playing, foot pedals are also provided to produce the rich bass and snare sounds it is renowned for. Woodskin™ products are used by musicians of all genres, from percussionists to guitarists, the world over.

John Copley - Acoustic Stringed Instruments John makes a range of acoustic instruments that includes steel string guitars,resonator guitars,ukuleles and the F5 style mandolin. He has been making instruments since the 1980’s and plays banjo and resonator guitar.

Jeff Wilmott - Ocarina In 1987, Jeff began making and playing ocarinas (small clay flutes) combining his pottery and folk music skills. The ocarina is an exquisite little instrument similar to playing a recorder. By gently blowing, a beautiful sweet note is produced from the ocarina. Jeff also plays the old time fiddle, guitar, didgeridoo and mandolinand is an award winning gum-leaf playing champion. Contact Jeff on Mobile: 0418 732 542.

Joe Gallacher - Guitars Born in Scotland, Joe moved to Australia in 1989 and has been building guitars, mandolins and Irish bouzoukis ever since. Although guitar design and construction methods are constantly being improved it is still down to the hands, the chisels, the feel and the quality of the timber.This is where the art of the guitar maker comes into his own and one should hear and feel the difference in a hand made guitar.

Craig Chan – Native American Flutes Based in Canberra, Craig is dedicated to preserving the Native American Flute. He is passionate about handcrafting and playing the flute, and he has spent years perfecting the design and voice of his flutes. Craig’s instruments are used by recording artists, healers, closet performers, adults and children alike. www.earthsongflutes.com

Ray Berketa - guitars Canberra’s Ray Berketa is a genuine pioneer of the Australian guitar making industry who continues to craft quality instruments four decades after he made his first six-string. Ray’s life as a professional guitar maker began in 1978 when he started repairing and rebuilding instruments. Initially self-taught, Ray consumed all he could from the very few books and plans available in those days also coming together with well known and like minded luthiers Gerard Gilet and Ian Noyce, the three ground-breaking guitar makers shared ideas, learned from each other and opened up a whole

new world for Australians wanting to buy home-grown instruments. Ray now sells his guitars around the world that include selected woods from Australia and Tasmania. His praises as well as an in-depth account of Ray’s guitar making have recently been chronicled in the new release book - Guitar, the Australian Journey - and well known guitarist Phil Emmanuel owns and plays two of his guitars plus many others. www.berketaguitars.com

Michael Williams – Guitar Maker Michael has been building guitars for six years now. Early on he realised that reproducing existing commercial designs was pointless, so he set about using his background in Physics to develop a new range of instruments based on his own research into how a stringed instrument produces sound. Michael mulled over and questioned every element of conventional guitar design and structure. After several years of experimentation - and a few good ideas that turned out well, including one instrument that looked like a guitar but sounded like a strangled banjo - he had his own approach to guitar-building that produces a unique series of instruments with balanced vibrant tone, good volume and projection, and excellent sustain. In the end a guitar is a sound produced by a player, rather than the wooden box that produces the sound. The box itself is a means to an end. As a legendary blues slide player said of his metal-bodied National guitar, “Well, it sure is useful in a bar fight.”


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DANCE Albion Fair Morris (NSW) Albion Fair Morris are a striking group of North West Morris dancers from Sydney which was first formed in 1979. North West Morris originates in north Cheshire and Lancashire and was often performed as processional dances between villages. Albion Fair now usually performs on the spot, but we stick to other traditions, such as dancing in traditional English woodensoled clogs, decorated with bells, and indicating the chorus of each dance is by a blast on a whistle. In bright red and black costumes, with the noise of the clogs, the bells and the whistle, not to mention our fabulous musicians, you can’t miss us! Sunday 10:00 AM Fitzroy Sunday

2:30 PM Piazza

Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers The Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers have been presenting dance displays for the last 25 years. The influence & diversity of cultural dance in Australian can be seen in the different styles of dance whether it be from our Celtic, European or American background. Costume and music play an important role in dance presentation so come and be part of this vibrant dance experience. Saturday 11:30 AM Piazza Sunday

3:30 PM Piazza

Monday

4:30 PM Piazza

Battle of the Silver Pint State against State. Mate against Mate. Leather shoes at ten paces. This is the life-and-death struggle to decide the most important question of our times. Sydney or Melbourne? Join the fine young dancers and musicians of both cities as they battle it out to decide the winner of the Silver Pint. There will be laughs and some quality dancing along the way. Friday 3:30 PM Piazza

Belswagger (QLd) Belswagger Morris is a mixed traditional Cotswold style Morris side. Maintaining a strong link between Morris dancing and harvest festivals, Belswagger has been travelling around Southern Queensland sharing its own brand of hanky and stick waving fertility for more than two decades. Friday 10:00 AM Fitzroy Friday 11:30 AM Piazza

The Bush Capital Band The Bush Capital Band is dedicated to keeping the fun and energy in Australian social dance. This is reflected in the sheer joy of the music selected from traditional and Australian sources. Enjoyable dancing is the natural outcome of this combination of music and calling Thursday 7:30 PM Mallee Friday

1:00 PM Fitzroy

Monday 2:00 PM Fitzroy

Circus vs morris Over the years, the streets of the National Folk Festival have seen a terrifying feud between Circus Performers and Morris Dancers, the folk equivalent of the Sharks and Jets in Westside Story. Plonk down at the Majestic and be dazzled as a team of Circus Performers endeavour to outdazzle a team of Morris Dancers. Five randomly selected judges will score the teams out of ten, in the hopes that we can find a truce between these warring gangs and make the streets of the Folkie safe for ordinary folk once more! Saturday 1:30 PM The Majestic

Colin Towns Colin has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years across a whole variety of styles from English, American, Morris, and Australian. Colin’s clear and concise teaching, and his relaxed and fun approach will make any dances achievable, and a thrill for all who dance. Friday 5:00 PM Piazza Saturday 2:00 PM Fitzroy

Coral Eden and the Melbourne Colonial Dancers The Melbourne Colonial Dancers commenced in 1974 in the ‘Hey Days’ of the Folk Revival. They have presented dance workshops and displays at the NFF over most of this time and their big claim to fame was dancing at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 1988. Coral Eden, who is the Dance Coordinator, has been running beginner dance classes since 1993. Friday 4:00 PM Piazza Saturday 12:30 PM Piazza Sunday

9:30 AM Mallee

The Cornerhouse Ceili Band The Cornerhouse Ceili Band has a wealth of experience playing strict tempo dance music for Irish Sets Dancing. The band has played at the National Folk Festival on many occasions as well as the Turning Wave Festival and the Fla Nua Festival. The musicians have all been dedicated players of Irish traditional music for many

years and have contributed to countless Irish music sessions here and overseas. Saturday 8:00 PM Fitzroy

Crazy For Contra Alex Bishop - flute, Laura Bishop keyboard, and three fantastic fiddlers Bob McInnes, Ralph Pride, Susie Bishop really get those contra feet dancing. Popular Sydney caller Julie Bishop guides you, beginner or experienced, through the delights of contra dance. Contra is forgiving, flowing, and fun! Saturday 10:00 AM Mallee Sunday 11:00 AM Fitzroy Sunday

1:30 PM Piazza

Sunday

4:00 PM Mallee

Monday

1:00 PM Piazza

Monday 2:00 PM Fitzroy

dance jam Dance Jam is an inclusive and fun dance explosion facilitated by the wonderful Min Mae. All comers are invited to come along to The Majestic and kick off their day with dance! Saturday 11:00 AM The Majestic Sunday 11:00 AM The Majestic Monday 11:00 AM The Majestic

Dance Kaleidoscope Four hundred years of group dancing from the British Isles brought to you by Dance Kaleidoscope. maggots and heys, regency and rapper, squares, circles and lines, frolics, jigs, reels, rounds and canons – From the Commons to the Gentry – Lively irresistible music by “Sounds Austen” calls one and all to the dance. Friday 11:00 AM Piazza Saturday 11:00 AM Piazza Saturday 12:00 PM Fitzroy Saturday 4:00 PM Fitzroy Sunday

3:00 PM Piazza

Monday 10:00 AM Mallee Monday 12:30 PM Piazza Monday

2:30 PM Piazza

Danish Folkdance Group Heimdal Inc The Danish Folkdance Group from Brisbane have been performing traditional Danish dances for almost 20 years. In this time they have entertained audiences in Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia with their colourful costumes and lively music. Saturday 1:00 PM Piazza Sunday

2:00 PM Piazza

Monday

1:30 PM Piazza


25 Darmo Sampurno Direct from the Ponorogo Regency, East Jarva, comes Darmo Sampurno, one of Indonesia’s leading dance display troops. Featuring massive masks and superb costumes, Reog Ponorogo tells the story of a mythical battle between the King of Ponorogo and the magical lion-like creature Singa Barong. Friday 6:30 PM Piazza Saturday 6:30 PM Piazza

Daryl and Diana Powell Diana and Daryl Powell are long time stalwarts of the music and dance scene in Canberra, with interests covering the music and dances of Australia, the British Isles, Central Europe and the Mediterranean. They have presented workshops in most states of Australia covering areas as diverse as the music and dances of the Isle of Man, Israel and Switzerland. Their workshops are always well researched, interesting and lots of fun for both beginners and experienced dancers and musicians. Saturday 10:00 AM Fitzroy Sunday

2:30 PM Workshop 3

Early Colonial Dance Dance historian, Heather Clarke, has a vast wealth of experience and knowledge to bring to the Festival. Her passion is to extend and enrich our understanding of colonial dance. With a strong background in Irish social & step dance, she has

advanced training in Scottish country and Highland dance and was a founding member of Australian Heritage Dancers and the prestigious Governor’s Pleasure. Heather has performed in a number of historical films and in venues such as Sydney Opera House, Halsway Manor (UK) and Pinewoods (US). She currently dances with Brisbane Performing Arts Academy, 2 Ballerinas and Arisaid Highland Dancers. Friday 5:30 PM Fitzroy Monday 10:00 AM Fitzroy

traditional and choreographed dances, with musicians Salmiakki Pelimannit from Newcastle providing musical accompaniment. Dancers perform in traditional Estonian national costumes, that are many and varied, depending on regional and historical origin. The group has a history of collaboration in dance productions with a range of Nordic and Baltic dance groups, as well as conducting dance workshops at a variety of multicultural festivals. Friday 10:30 AM Piazza Friday

11:30 AM Mallee

Eastern European Dances

Saturday 3:30 PM Piazza

Experience the world of dancing in a circle to the variety of music from Rumania, Bulgaria, Russia, Armenia and others. No previous experience required, all folk welcome. If you have two feet that’s all it needs. Anita’s background is Swiss, she learned to teach international folk dances 22 years ago and the passion of sharing this with other people has never left her. She is a human movement teacher and it is important to her that the people enjoy the learning process, so she loves to work with music right from the beginning. Sunday 3:30 PM Fitzroy

Sunday

Estonian Folk Dancers The foundation for Sydney-based “Virmalised (Northern Lights) Estonian Folk Dancers” was laid in folk dance performances dating back to 1934, with the name Virmalised being adopted by the Group in 1969. The group performs

3:30 PM Piazza

Fun New Dancers For AlL Australian contemporary folk dances - fun, sociable and very danceable! Here’s your chance to enjoy a selection of fun dances from the TSDAV’s recent dance competitions. Presented by veteran Melbourne caller and teacher Norm Ellis and backed by musicians from Melbourne’s Colonial Dance Band. Watch out also for the Piazza display of inspired dances - featuring some of the more interesting - intricate dances from TSDAV’s new Dance Book 7. Friday 3:30 PM Fitzroy

Isistars Popular regulars at the National, these girls take bellydance to a whole new realm while mixing in some Australian flavour.

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26 jazz, this visual spectacle is sure to get your toes tapping and your body swinging! Friday 5:30 PM Piazza Saturday 10:00 AM Piazza Monday 4:00 PM Piazza

Margaret & Bill Winnett Margaret & Bill Winnett have spent well over forty years dancing together. They are absolutely passionate about Irish dancing in all its forms and are credited as Australia’s foremost Irish dance teachers. They have inspired many people to take up Irish dancing which has resulted in a huge following around Australia. With Margaret and Bill’s friendly style of teaching and attention to detail even newcomers are soon able to take an active part in social Irish dancing. Saturday 1:30 PM Mallee

the dances of today through research, workshops, colonial balls, bush dances and events promoting the diversity of Australian social dancing. Sunday 2:00 PM Fitzroy Sunday

8:00 PM Fitzroy

Rahbani Rahbani is a dynamic Middle Eastern dance band and troupe of belly dancers. It draws on influences from around the Middle East, as far east as Afghanistan and to the north, Turkey. Friday 10:00 AM Piazza Saturday 5:30 PM Piazza Sunday 11:30 AM Piazza

Revontulet Finnish Folk Dancers

Revontulet performs dances from Finland and its neighbours and has been active for over 25 years. Based in Canberra, Margaret Winnett’s Irish Step the group has performed throughout Australia, danced in Finland, Sweden, Dancers Denmark, Canada and the USA, and Margaret Winnett continues to amaze staged a series of successful original people with her vitality and passion for traditional Irish step dancing even after more performances combining Finnish folk dance, music and drama. than fifty years of dancing. She has been able to pass on the beauty and elegance of Saturday 5:00 PM Piazza the traditional dancing to her team of step Sunday 11:00 AM Piazza dancers - children and adults flock to her Sunday 6:30 PM Mallee classes to learn how she does it. Friday 1:00 PM Piazza Monday 3:30 PM Piazza Saturday 8:00 PM Fitzroy

Sunday

1:00 PM Piazza

Monday 11:00 AM Piazza

The Old Empire Band

Need some wiggle and giggle in your day? Seasoned performers, they are used to breaking hearts, and always look out for their famous random finales. Saturday 12:00 PM Piazza

The Old Empire Band gathers from across the known empire anyone who can hold an instrument - and sometimes finds space on stage to play it. Some 30 throwbacks to music hall, English ceili, and rock ‘n’ roll will blast the dance and rock your socks. Friday 8:30 PM Mallee

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Canberra Branch Canberra Scottish Country dancers provide lively and colourful displays of Scottish country dancing performed to uplifting traditional music. Members of the display group attend classes and participate in social dancing at a number of venues in Canberra on Monday through Friday most of the year. As well as being visually captivating, Scottish dancing provides physical exercise, intellectual stimulation and social interaction. Above all, it is great fun Friday 10:00 AM Mallee

Sunday 12:00 PM Piazza

Panta Rei

Sunday

Panta Rei Fusion dancing combines different forms of world-dancing such as Spanish/Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Asian and Friday 12:30 PM Piazza African dance, fusing them into a new type of dancing. Performers include musicians Saturday 4:30 PM Piazza that produce driving djembe and tabla Monday 3:00 PM Piazza rhythms, resulting in a spectacular display of sound, movement and colourful costumes. Salmiakki Pelimannit Friday 11:30 AM Fitzroy Salmiakki Pelimannit has been presenting Friday 1:30 PM Piazza the music of Scandinavia since 1986. The Band has performed with Finnish, Saturday 3:00 PM Piazza Swedish, Danish and Estonian dance Sunday 12:30 PM Piazza groups since the 1990s and has developed a large repertoire of dance Qld Colonial and Heritage Dancers music of these regions. Salmiakki The Queensland Colonial and Heritage Pelimannit has performed in Finland, Dancers promote and preserve the dances Sweden and Denmark and in recent years from our Anglo-Celtic-European past to

5:30 PM Piazza

Jim & Ingrid Rehle-Williams Ingrid & Jim will introduce you to the Couples Dances of Bavaria in Southern Germany. Ingrid & Jim will teach the waltzes, polkas and zweifachers native to this beautiful part of the world. Sunday 2:00 PM Mallee

Jumptown Swing Canberra’s premier Swing Dance Society brings a high energy, high fun performance troupe specialising in 1930’s and 40’s swing styles. Dancing, flipping, twisting and twirling to the fabulous sounds of the big band era and authentic


27 has been introducing the music of these regions to Australian musicians. Friday 10:30 AM Piazza Friday

11:30 AM Mallee

Friday

3:30 PM Fitzroy

Tribal bellydance styles. The founder of Spellbound, Aradia created Industrial Bellydance which is a fusion of various bellydance styles and includes popping, locking and many other flavours of dance. Saturday 10:30 AM Piazza

Saturday 2:00 PM Piazza

Sunday

Saturday 3:30 PM Piazza

Monday 11:30 AM Piazza

Sunday 10:00 AM Piazza

sCanDans sCanDans is the Scandinavian social folk dance group in Canberra. They have performed and run dance workshops at many Australian festivals since 1996 and contributed to dance displays in Denmark. They cover traditional and more recent dances from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. Friday 3:30 PM Mallee Saturday 2:00 PM Piazza Monday 11:30 AM Fitzroy

Set In Their Ways Set in Their Ways is a Canberra based dance display group specialising in choreographing traditional and contemporary Irish Set dances for public display. This fun-loving and energetic group have been well received at many local events including The National Folk Festival, The Turning Wave Festival, Floriade, and the Governor Generals House. Watch them kick up their heels to the finest rhythms of Ireland including jigs, reels, polkas, slides and hornpipes. Friday 4:30 PM Piazza Monday 2:00 PM Piazza

6:30 PM Piazza

Sydney Irish Dance Ensemble The Sydney Irish Dance Ensemble (a branch of the Sydney Irish Ceili Dancers) is a team of adults and children which presents themed performances of Irish music, song and dance. All performers are costumed to depict the era represented thus allowing the audience to take a peek inside a portion of the Irish culture. Sunday 4:00 PM Piazza

TABLA Bellydance Tabla Bellydance performs a high energy combination of Egyptian Gypsy, Folkloric Baladi and Folkloric-Fusion dance. Their choreographed and improvised dances, performed to live drumming and pre-recorded music, are engaging and inspiring. Firmly grounded in traditional bellydance, Tabla dwells in the beat of the drum, evoking the proud, earthy and provocative spirit of the Ghawazee. Tabla Bellydance combines traditional middle eastern dance with music from around the world. With their bright costumes, intricate choreography and engaging performances, Tabla is a spectacular performance for the whole family. Friday 6:00 PM Piazza Saturday 6:00 PM Piazza

South East North West Morris (QLd) SENW Morris will entertain you with all the colour and energy of Morris dancing from the North West of England which dates back to the 18th century. Its growth can be linked to the industrial revolution, in particular textile mills, where the workers wore wooden clogs. The style of dancing is best described as intricate formation dancing with precise stepping and ranting. Today the colourful garlands, clogs, bells and bobbins are the stock in trade of the lively dancers of SENW Morris. Come and experience a slice of North West Morris dancing danced to the traditional tunes of old England. Saturday 11:30 AM Mallee

Spellbound Bellydance Spellbound Bellydance is a collection of belly dancers from Canberra, Sydney and the Gold Coast. They are trained and passionate about the dance with various backgrounds from Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese, Modern, Folkloric and

Monday 10:00 AM Piazza

Tango Centric Tangocentric are skilled and passionate musicians who combine rhythm, melody and fun into one tight package of tango. On this occasion the line-up features violin, guitar, double bass, vocals with the addition of tango flute specialist Gaye Thomas from Alturas and accordianist extaordinaire David de Santi. Friday 5:50 PM Marquee Friday

7:30 PM Piazza

Saturday 7:30 PM Piazza Sunday

7:30 PM Piazza

Tango Social Club of Canberra The Tango Social Club is an integral part of the Canberra Dance scene. For over 10 years they have provided workshops with guest teachers, practice venues and monthly socials. They dance Argentine tango in a social setting and love to encourage others. They also encourage live music as much as possible. Argentine

tango is a dance of passion and in their workshops and social you will get a small taste of Buenos Aires. Friday 7:30 PM Piazza Saturday 7:30 PM Piazza Sunday

7:30 PM Piazza

Tribalista Bellydance & Friends Tribalista Bellydance are reknowned throughout Canberra and beyond as being a colourful, diverse and energetic group of dancers performing Tribal Style Bellydance. The format is a graceful and captivating modern fusion style of bellydance that is based on structured group improvisation and creates unique and exciting performances every time they dance. This year they return to the festival accompanied by some new dancers and some other amazing guest artists including local tribal dance duo Buasavanh, Tribal Blossom - Dee from Brisbane, Musa from Sydney, Kel-Tikka Tribal Bellydance from Nimbin and others. Friday 12:00 PM Piazza Saturday 8:00 PM Mallee Sunday 10:30 AM Piazza Monday 12:00 PM Piazza Monday 2:00 PM Mallee

TSDAV Dance Composers Competition The Traditional Social Dance Association of Victoria (TSDAV) have run a Dance Composer’s Competition since the 1980s, in which dance devisers are invited to submit their latest creations. Why not come and try out the newly written dances and see if you agree with the judges! There are 2 categories in the dance competition - General Social Dances and those for more experienced dancers. Sunday 11:30 AM Mallee

Whitehorse English and Welsh Dancers The Well Hall English Dancers and Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers, from the City of Whitehorse in Melbourne, perform for your entertainment some of the more intricate country dances from the 17th century to modern times. The selection of dances illustrates the diversity of patterns, styles and music (jigs, reels, rants, hornpipes, marches, slip-jigs) from various parts of England and Wales. Friday 3:00 PM Piazza Saturday 1:30 PM Piazza Sunday

6:00 PM Piazza

Monday 11:30 AM Mallee


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ACT LISTINGS Acappella Australian Union Choirs Ballpoint Penguins Brisbane Combined Unions Choir Canberra Union Voices - Street Choirs Illawarra Union Singers Jenny Fitzgibbon Newcastle People’s Chorus Poms from Oz Roger Holmes and friends Solidarity Choir Songs With Legs Sydney Trade Union Choir Tasmanian Grassroots Union Choir Vic Trade Union Choir Working Voices Choir

Australian Traditional Alex and Annette Hood Australian Folk theatre Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers Australian Settler Session and Dance Music Australian Song Sessions in the Bar Bush Capital Band Bush Music Club Champion Moreton Bay Band Collector Dingo’s Breakfast Festival Bush Orchestra Franklyn B Paverty Fred Smith and Liz Frencham Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky John Colville & Primrose Henderson Kamerunga No Such Thing Old Empire Band Rob Willis Rough Red

Celtic/English Ado Barker with Ben Stephenson Alan Kelly Gang April Verch BattleField Band Brian Peters Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club Chris Duncan, Catherine Strutt and Jennifer Strutt Cloudstreet Corinn Strating Band Cornerhouse Ceili Danny Spooner Festival Fiddle Rally Full Circle Go Set Helen Rowe and Ann Birmingham Lonnie Martin and Dave Hughes Merryweather Mike Jackson Riogh Sásta Irish Music Band Session Experience Shooglenifty

Simpson Three Stanley Greenthal The Poachers Triantan

Childrens Amazing Drumming Monkeys Brett Campbell Folktales and Furrytails Peter Combe

Circus Boisterous Ernest the Magnifico Highwire Fire Circus Julia Kirschbaum Le Petite Circus Solid State Circus

Comedy Glover & Sorrensen Jim Haynes Mic Conway with Robbie Long Peter Denahy

Dance Australasian Morris Ring Battle of the Silver Pint Coalbrook Band Colin Towns Coral Eden and the Melbourne Colonial Dancers Crazy For Contra Dance Kaleidoscope Danish Folkdance Group Heimdal Inc Daryl and Diana Powell Early Colonial Dance Eastern European Dances Estonian Folk Dancers Isistars Jim & Ingrid Rehle-Williams Jumptown Swing Margaret & Bill Winnett Margaret Winnett’s Irish Step Dancers Panta Rei Queensland Colonial and Heritage Dancers Rahbani Revontulet Finnish Folk Dancers Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Canberra Branch sCanDans Set In Their Ways Spellbound Bellydance Sydney Irish Dance Ensemble Tabla Bellydance Tango Social Club of Canberra Tribalista Bellydance & Friends Whitehorse English and Welsh Dancers

Health Dru Yoga

Roots Amazing 3 Big Erle Blues Preachers Doctor Stovepipe Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth

Playboys Jeff Lang Kristabelle and the Southern Jubilee RIngers Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band Lurkers Maggie & Elsie Rigby Owen Campbell Perch Creek Family Jugband Pirate Brides Richard Perso Riley Baugus & Kirk Sutphin Stacy Phillips & Paul Howard Stefan Grossman String Theory The Hardrive Bluegrass Band The Ellis Collective Uncle Bill Yearlings

Singer/Songwriters Amanda Gilmour Bernard Carney and David Hyams Cashews Chris While and Julie Matthews Dan Hannaford David Ross Macdonald Don Jarmey Dry Bones Festival folk sing Eric Bogle and Bob Dylan Frank Yamma Glenn Cardier with Rex Goh Kristina Olsen Mark Cryle & The Redeemers Mike McClellan Noel Gardner Trio Rebecca Wright Rory Ellis Sam Buckingham Sarah Humphreys Sonia Buckley Susanna Carman

Spoken Word BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Brian Bell Ghostboy Last poetry supper Marcelle Churchill Peter Mace Bush Poet Philip R Rush Vic Jefferies Yvonne Gluyas Zombie Choose Your Own Adventure

Street Global Playground Technicoloured Dream Bear & The Stilt Police The Brass Knuckle Brass Band The Fool Factory The Idiot Squad The OddHouse The Tragic Troubadours Zamponistas

Themed Easter Church Services


29 World Adnaan Baraky Akasa Azadoota Bearded Gypsy Band Bukhchuluun Ganburged Chordwainers Circle of Rhythm Daniel Ho Elixir featuring Katie Noonan Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Manouche Flamenco Fire - Primavera Mia Harlequin Harry Manx Linsey Pollak London Klezmer Quartet Mattias Perez Trio Mikelangelo And The Black Sea Gentlemen Pocket Fox Rapskallion Salmiakki Pelimannit Soor Ananta - Magical melodies of the dancing flute and tabla Stringmansassy TangoCentric The Tiger and Me Victor Valdes Volatinsky Trio Woohoo Revue Yeshe Zulya and The Children of the Underground

Travelling the

SILK ROAD

Ancient Pathway To The Modern World

investing in australian creativity The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is proud to be supporting the National Folk Festival for the 12th year.

Step 1000 years back in time to experience the sights, sounds and stories of the greatest trading route in history in this new exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

On show 31 March – 29 July National Museum of Australia, Canberra Adult $10

LOOK OUT FOR: • Screening of unique and rare documentary footage from the national audiovisual collection. See the schedule pages in this program.

Concession $8

Child $5

Family $22

Friends half-price

Open 9 am – 5 pm daily Lawson Crescent Acton Peninsula Canberra Freecall 1800 026 132 www.nma.gov.au

• The NFSA National Folk Recording Award, presented every year since 2001, celebrates the best recording made by an artist appearing at the Festival. Visit us 9-5 weekdays or 10-5 weekends and public holidays McCoy Circuit Acton ACT 2601

Freecall 1800 067 274 nfsa.gov.au Photo: Kavisha Mazzella, winner of the 2011 NFSA Folk Recording Award

This exhibition is organised by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www. amnh.org) in collaboration with institutions from Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia. See www.nma.gov.au for more detail Image: Drum © AMNH Division of Anthropology The National Museum of Australia is an Australian Government Agency.


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tasty tucker Jerry’s Vegiburgers* Ohlala*

A Festival of Food

Thats Cool (Scrumpy Bar)*

Once again we have an amazing variety of fresh and tasty food from around the world. This year we are grouping food stalls into precincts associated with various venues to help you find something you and your friends can enjoy in the same space.

The Big Dumpling*

Bohemia - around the Bohemia bar outside the Budawang and the Marquee

Africuisine* Conscious Kitchen* Lyrebird Jam* Mediterranean Cuisine Gourmet Gozleme* New Madras Cuisine* Nutorious Okonomiyaki* Realchai Simply Spanish* The Coffee Maker* Traditional Baked Potatoe Co.*

Drowsy’s - between the Coorong and the Fitzroy – near Drowsy Maggie’s

Buddhas Pantry* Bush Bread Of Australia* Carro Di Caffe 1 La Crepe Down Under* Passion 4 Juice Spikey Juice Dome* Seafood A Go Go* Spaghetti Junction* Tasiliquid Gold Honey The Banger Brothers* Traditional Laos Food *

Flute and Fiddle - adjacent to the Flute and Fiddle – and round the corner and up the road opposite the Piazza

Govindas* Lindsay & Edmunds Fairtrade Organic Chocolates* Natura’s Icecreamery Of Hahndorf* Outdoor Oven* The Fudge People* The German Kitchen The Wooden Spoon* Majestic - on the oval adding to the magic of the Majestic) Mexican Feast* Outdoor Oven - Sues Vietnamese Kitchen* Portuguese Kitchen And Tapas Bar* Tantric Turtle Cafe Piazza - near the Piazza stage Mobile Oj’s Scrumpy and Session - near the Scrumpy, down near Central Park and the Session Bar and promising to be open early and late

Food Of The Earth* Gary’s Dutch Poffertjes*

The Marrakech Express* Bruno’s Woodfired Pizza and Gelato* Yiannos Catering* PLEASE NOTE: This information is correct at time of printing but subject to late changes

*Volunteer discounts We have also introduced a system of discounts for volunteers. A number of food stalls have agreed to provide food at discounted prices for volunteers - indicated in the list with a *. These stalls will also display the ‘volunteer discount’ symbol to the right. Volunteers will need to show their volunteer ID at time of purchase. Discounts will vary and stalls will advertise their own volunteer discounts. We ask all our patrons to support the stalls who are helping to feed our amazing army of volunteers.

VOL

A Festival Market Our Festival Market Stalls provide a wide range of handmade and imported items from Australia and the world. If you are looking for old favourites or something new check the stalls location maps at the Information Booths near Central Park and the Fiztroy.


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PROGRAM – THURSDAY EVENING Kindly supporting the

Kindly supporting the

Time

Budawang

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MALLEE

Scrumpy

Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

6:00

Time 6:00

Richard Perso 6:00 - 6:50

6:30

6:30 7:00

7:00 Owen Campell 7:00 - 7:50

7:30

7:30 8:00

8:00 Dr Stovepipe

Opening Concert 8:30

8:00 - 8:50

7:00 - 9:50

8:30 9:00

9:00 Opening Dance-Bush Capital Band 9:30

7:30 - 11:20

The Tiger & Me 9:00 - 9:50

National Folk Club 7:00 - 11:50

9:30 10:00

10:00 Rapskallion 10:30

10:00 - 10:50

10:30 11:00

11:00 Woo Hoo Revue 11:30

11:00 - 11:50

11:30

blackboards The Bohemia Bar is the centre for all things blackboard this year. Sign up each day at 9:30am to get your spot. Talk to the ever friendly Feral and he’ll be delighted to help you. And don’t forget that the Kids Festival turns into an all ages blackboard after 8 each night.

17-20 JANUARY 2013 BULLI SHOWGROUND, NSW


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PROGRAM – FRIDAY Kindly supporting the

Kindly supporting

Kindly supporting the

Time

Budawang

Coorong

Marquee

Drowsy Maggies

Kindly supporting the

Trocadero

Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Kindly supporting the

Kindly supporting the

Scrumpy

Majestic

8:30

8:30

9:00

9:00 Poets Breakfast - Vic Jefferies

9:30 10:00 Victor Valdes 10:30

10:00 - 11:00

11:00 11:30

The Hardrive Bluegrass Band 11:00 - 12:00

12:00 PM Riogh 12:30

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 1:30

Chris While & Julie Matthews 1:00 - 2:00

String Theory 10:00 - 10:50

Bukhchuluun Ganburged

Franklyn B Paverty

Cloudstreet

10:00 - 10:40

10:00 - 11:00

Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth Playboys

Kristabelle and the Southern Jubilee Ringers

10:50 - 11:30

10:50 - 11:30

12:00 - 12:50

Stacy Phillips & Paul Howard 1:00 - 1:50

Mike McClellan 2:00 - 2:50

10:00 - 11:30

Chordwainers

TBA

11:40 - 12:20

11:40 - 12:20

The Yearlings

Blues Preachers

12:30 - 1:10

12:30 - 1:10

Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky 11:30 - 12:10

From the Collection 12:00 - 1:30

Volatinsky Trio 1:20 - 2:00

Sarah Humphreys

Mark Cryle & The Redeemers

1:10 - 1:50

1:20 - 2:00

Daniel Ho

Ballpoint Penguins

NFSA Film

2:10 - 2:50

2:10 - 2:50

2:00 - 3:00

3:00 - 4:00

Stringmansassy

April Verch

Con Artists

Stanley Greenthal

3:20 - 4:00

3:20 - 4:00

4:00 - 5:00

Bernard Carney and David Hyams

5:00 Circle of Rhythm 5:00 - 6:00

London Klezmer Quartet 5:20 - 6:10

6:00 Battlefield Band

Dry Bones

Owen Campbell

4:10 - 4:50

4:10 - 4:50

The Game is Getting Lively-Collector 3:20 - 4:50

6:00 - 7:00

Kristina Olsen

5:00 - 5:40

5:00 - 5:40

Tangocentric 5:50 - 6:30

Glenn Cardier with Rex Goh 5:50 - 6:30

Infinite Leonard Cohen

7:00

7:00 - 7:40

9:30

Elixir featuring Katie Noonan 8:00 - 9:00

Zulya and The Children of the Underground 9:00 - 10:00

10:00 10:30

Perch Creek Family Jugband 7:00 - 7:40

Live @ The Lounge

(see p44)

Fred Smith and Liz Frencham 10:00 - 11:00

Jeff Lang

Peter Denahy

Rough Red

7:50 - 8:30

7:50 - 8:30

Harlequin

Lurkers

8:40 - 9:20

8:40 - 9:20

8:00 - 8:50

Ado Barker with Ben Stephenson 9:00 - 9:50

10:00 - 10:50

3:40 - 4:20

Lonnie Martin and Dave Hughes

Loveless in Hobart Town - Tasmanian Grassroots Union Choir

David Ross Macdonald 5:20 - 6:00

11:40 - 12:20

Yeshe 12:30 - 1:10

Songs With Legs 1:20 - 2:00

Noel Gardner Trio

12:00 - 1:00

1:30 Slam Poetry VS Bush Poetry 2:00 1:30 - 2:50

2:10 - 2:50

Helen Rowe and Ann Birmingham

Don Jarmey 3:50 - 4:30

2:30 3:00 Le Petit Circus 3:00 - 3:50

Lost In The Harbour Poetry Showcase 4:00 - 4:50

Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club

Jenny Fitzgibbon

The Cashews 5:00 - 6:00

Rory Ellis

Sásta Irish Music Band 10:20 - 11:00

Maggie & Elsie Rigby

Kamerunga 10:20 - 11:00

6:30

7:10 - 7:50

Doctor Stovepipe 7:00 - 7:50

7:30 - 8:10

Brass Knuckle Band 8:00 - 8:40

The National Folk Club 6:00 - 12:00

Richard Perso 8:50 - 9:30

9:10 - 9:50

The Tiger & Me 9:40 - 10:20

8:00 8:00 - 9:00

(Outside)

9:00 - 9:30

Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen

11:00 - 12:00

Ghostboy

Full Circle

11:00

12:00 AM The Go Set 12:10 - 1:00

1:00 1:30

10:00

11:30

11:20 - 12:00

12:00 AM 12:30

9:30

10:30

10:40 - 11:30

Shooglenifty

8:30

Highwire Fire Circus 9:00

Big Erle 10:30 - 11:10

7:30

The Ellis Collective

9:30 - 10:30

Women With GunsDingo’s Breakfast 10:00 - 11:00

5:30

7:00 Rebecca Wright

Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band

9:30 - 10:10

4:30

5:30 - 6:10

6:20 - 7:00

6:40 - 7:20

Akasa

4:00

6:00

Waltzing Matilda - The Spirit of the Nation

8:20 - 9:00

3:30

5:00

4:40 - 5:20

11:00 11:30

12:00 PM Pyramid & Duo Acrobatics with Le petit Circus 12:30

5:20 - 6:20

Collector

9:30 - 10:10

London Klezmer Quartet

11:30

Simpson Three

Sonia Buckley

Glover & Sorrenson

8:00

Amanda Gilmour

4:30 - 5:10

Frank Yamma

6:20 - 7:10

9:00

11:00 Cashews Workshop 11:00 - 12:00

3:00 - 3:40

4:20 - 5:10

8:30

2:00 - 2:40

2:50 - 3:30

4:00

7:30

Susanna Carman

Poms from Oz

3:20 - 4:10

6:30

12:20 - 1:00

10:50 - 11:30

Live @ The Lounge

Alan Kelly Gang

5:30

Danny Spooner

Pirate Brides

1:00

(see p44)

4:30

Trev Dunham 10:40 - 11:20

3:00 3:30

10:30

Faded Curtains

11:00 - 11:50

Riley Baugus & Kirk Sutphin

10:00

Poachers 10:00 - 10:40

2:00 2:30

9:30

8:30 - 10:30

Nor For Kids Kids Show 12:00 - 1:00

12:30 1:00

The Woohoo Revue 1:10 - 2:00

1:30


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Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop 1 2 3 4 5

Kindly supporting the

Fitzroy

Mallee

Piazza

Session Bar

8:30

Time 8:30

Dru Yoga 8:30 - 9:30

9:00

9:00

9:30

9:30

10:00

We Are All Boat People-Illawarra Union Singers

10:30

10:00 - 11:00

Accordion Mysteries Malcom Clap 10:00 - 11:00

Belswagger Cotswold Morris 10:00 - 11:00

Beginner Scottish Dance- Alan MacCulloch 10:00 - 11:00

11:00

Rahbani! 10:00 - 10:30

Session Experience 9:00 - 11:00

10:00 10:30

Virmalised 10:30 - 11:00

11:00

Dance Kaleidoscope

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 12:00 PM

Indian Music- Soor Ananta

Beginners Bodhran

11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

Tunes of Eileen Flamenco Uke’n Play Ukulele A Fusion Dance McCoy- No Such Percussion-Roger Beginners- Mike by Panta Rei Thing Gonzalez Jackson 11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

Belswagger Morris 11:30 - 12:00

Estonian Folk Dance Workshop 11:30 - 1:00

12:30

Tribalista Bellydance & Friends

12:00 - 12:30

11:30 Australian Settler Session and Dance Music 12:00 PM 11:00 - 1:00

12:30

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

12:30 - 1:00

1:00

Tin Whistle beginners' Mitch Smith 1:30 1:00 - 2:00

Fesival Bush Orchestra 1:00 - 2:00

Irish fiddle with Ado Barker 1:00 - 2:00

Klezmer (beginners) London Klezmer Quartet 1:00 - 2:00

APRA|AMCOS Maximising your Songwriting Royalties 1:00 - 2:00

2:00

Margaret Winnett's Irish Step Dancers

1:00 - 1:30

Dancers DanceBush Capital Band 1:00 - 3:00

Panta Rei 1:30 - 2:00

Scottish Ball Workshop 1:30 - 3:00

2:30 3:00

Self-publishingPhillip Rush 2:30 - 3:30

Stand Up Comedy-Glover & Sorrensen 2:30 - 3:30

Melodeon workshop-Ian Hayden 2:30 - 3:30

Clawhammer Banjo-Leonard Podolak 2:30 - 3:30

1:00

Rehearsal for Fiddle Rally 2:30 - 3:30

3:30

The Grand Morris Tour

1:30 Australian Song Sessions in the Bar 1:00 - 3:00

2:00

2:00 - 3:00

2:30

Whitehorse English Dancers 3:00 - 3:30

3:00

The Battle of the Silver Pint

3:30

3:30 - 4:00

4:00

Russian hammerdulcimer-Lucy Voronov 4:30 4:00 - 5:00

How to play in a Russian mandolin- Fiddle without Bluegrass bandStephen Lalor pain-Jerry Everard Hardrive 4:00 - 5:00

4:00 - 5:00

4:00 - 5:00

Festival Percussion Experience 4:00 - 5:00

Fun New Dances Heritage Dance Basics-Coral Eden for All Scandinavian Tea 4:00 - 4:30 3:30 - 5:00 Dance Set In Their Ways 3:30 - 5:30

4:00

Basic Waltz-Colin Towns

5:00

4:30

4:30 - 5:00

5:00

5:00 - 5:30

5:30 Festival Percussion Experience

6:00

5:30 - 7:00

6:30

Festival Choir Rehearsal 5:30 - 7:00

Jumptown Swing

Early Colonial Dance Workshop 1

Tabla Bellydance

5:30 - 6:30

6:30

6:00 - 8:00

Darmo Sampurno 6:30 - 7:30

7:30

7:00 7:30

Poetry in the Round-Peter Mace, Philip R Rush-Vic JefferiesYvonne Gluyas

8:00 8:30

8:00 Tango 7:30 - 9:30

7:30 - 9:30

9:00

The English Having a Ball- Old Empire Band

9:30 Scottish Ball

8:30 - 10:30

8:00 - 12:00

10:00

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

10:30

10:30 Nightly Singing Session 10:00 - 12:00

Accoustic Transmissions

11:00

10:00 - 12:00

11:30

11:30

12:00 AM

12:00 AM

12:30

12:30

1:00 1:30

6:00

6:00 - 6:30

Tea Dance- No Such Thing

7:00

11:00

5:30

5:30 - 6:00

1:00 Indicates beginner level

12:30


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PROGRAM – SATURDAY Kindly supporting the

Kindly supporting

Kindly supporting the

Time

Budawang

Coorong

Marquee

Drowsy Maggies

Kindly supporting the

Trocadero

Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Kindly supporting the

Kindly supporting the

Scrumpy

Majestic

8:30

8:30

9:00

9:00 Poets Breakfast - Jim Brown

9:30 10:00 Rory Ellis 10:30

10:00 - 11:00

Yeshe 10:00 - 10:50

11:00 Battlefield Band 11:30

11:00 - 12:00

12:00 PM Mike McClellan 12:30

12:00 - 1:00

The Yearlings

Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club 10:00 - 10:40

Triantan

10:00 - 10:40

10:30

Collector

Harlequin

10:50 - 11:30

10:50 - 11:30

Marcelle (Gurrandgi) Perch Creek Family Tonkin Jugband 10:30 - 11:30

12:00 - 12:50

Azadoota

Chordwainers

11:40 - 12:20

11:40 - 12:20

Circle of Rhythm

Brian Peters

12:30 - 1:10

12:30 - 1:10

Corinn Strating Band 11:30 - 12:10

1:00 - 2:00

Frank Yamma 1:00 - 1:50

Akasa

Uncle Bill

1:20 - 2:00

1:20 - 2:00

Daniel Ho 2:00 - 2:50

Elixir featuring Katie Noonan

Alan Kelly Gang 4:20 - 5:10

3:30 - 5:40

5:30

Shooglenifty

6:00

Live @ The Lounge

(see p44)

Infinite Leonard Cohen

2:10 - 2:50

Stacy Phillips & Paul Howard 3:20 - 4:00

4:10 - 4:50

5:00 - 5:40

Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth Playboys 5:50 - 6:30

9:00 Volatinsky Trio 9:00 - 10:00

Kristina Olsen 10:00 - 11:00

Soor Ananta

7:00 - 7:40

Dry Bones

7:50 - 8:30

8:00 - 8:50

Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Manouche 9:00 - 9:50

Chris While & Julie Matthews 8:40 - 9:20

Rough Red

London Klezmer Quartet 10:00 - 10:50

11:00 - 12:00

Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band

Pirate Brides 4:50 - 5:30

4:30 - 5:10

Lonnie Martin and Dave Hughes Big Erle 5:40 - 6:20

Helen Rowe and Ann Birmingham

Dan Hannaford 3:00 - 3:40

David Ross Macdonald

5:20 - 6:00

11:30

11:00 - 12:00

1:30

2:30 3:00 Doctor Stovepipe 3:00 - 3:50

3:30 4:00

Boisterous 4:00 - 4:50

4:30

Full Circle 4:40 - 5:20

5:00 The Ellis Collective

Amanda Gilmour

5:00 - 6:00

5:30

5:30 - 6:10

6:00

5:50 - 6:30

Maggie & Elsie Rigby

7:00

Mark Cryle & The Redeemers

Bearded Gypsy Band

7:00 - 7:40

The Hardrive Bluegrass Band 7:50 - 8:30

Instrument Makers Concert

The National Folk Club 6:00 - 10:00

7:30 - 9:00

Linsey Pollak

Peter Denahy

10:20 - 11:00

10:20 - 11:00

Sásta Irish Music Band

Kamerunga

8:40 - 9:20

9:30 - 10:10

7:10 - 7:50

7:30 Pocket Fox 7:30 - 8:20

8:00 - 8:40

The Poachers

Jim Haynes

6:30

6:20 - 7:00

8:50 - 9:30

I'll Shoot The Moon -Poetry Showcase 8:30 - 9:20

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

Bernards Babybooming Beatles Singalong -Bernard Carney 9:30 - 11:00

Blues Preachers 9:40 - 10:20

The Tiger & Me 9:30 - 10:20

10:00

Ballpoint Penguins 10:00 - 11:00

Lurkers 10:30 - 11:10

Rapskallion: The Vagabond King Album Launch 10:30 - 11:20

Cloudstreet 11:00 - 12:00

Peter Combe

10:30 11:00 11:30

11:20 - 12:00

12:00 AM Owen Campbell 12:10 - 1:00

1:00 1:30

2:00

1:30 - 2:50

12:00 AM 12:30

12:30 1:00

Circus VS Morris Dancing

11:00 Late Night with Martin Pearson

12:00 - 1:00

1:20 - 2:00

Franklyn B Paverty

11:30 12:00 PM

Rapskallion Workshop

Jenny Fitzgibbon

3:50 - 4:30

Amazing 3

5:00 - 5:40

Glenn Cardier with Rex Goh

3:40 - 4:20

3:40 - 4:40

4:10 - 4:50

The Woohoo Revue CD Launch

Sam Buckingham

Riogh

9:30 - 10:10

10:00

3:20 - 4:00

11:00 Dance Jam

2:10 - 2:50

6:30 - 7:10

Stanley Greenthal 8:00 - 9:00

2:00 - 2:40

Bukhchuluun Ganburged

John Colville & Fred Smith and Liz Primrose Henderson Frencham

7:00 - 8:00

Jeff Lang

10:30

Bush Music Club - The Early Days, 1954-1964

NFSA Film

Stringmansassy

Flamenco Fire Primavera Mia

8:00

9:30

2:10 - 2:50

6:20 - 7:10

7:00

8:30

Don Jarmey

Adnaan BarakySounds of Syria 5:20 - 6:10

7:30

Stefan Grossman

2:50 - 3:30

3:20 - 4:10

4:00 The Union Concert The Lurkers, Danny Spooner-the 4:30 Combined Union Choirs

10:50 - 11:30

12:30 - 1:10

Sarah Humphreys

2:00 - 3:30

3:30

6:30

12:20 - 1:00

1:10 - 1:50

Live @ The Lounge

(see p44)

5:00

Dingo’s Breakfast

Rebecca Wright

2:00 2:30

Victor Valdes

11:40 - 12:20

Me & Phar Lap - The remarkable Life of Tommy WoodcockJan Wositzky 12:00 - 1:30

Mattias Perez Trio

3:00

10:40 - 11:20

11:00 - 11:50

Zulya and The Children of the Underground

10:00

Poms From Oz

10:00 - 10:40

1:00 1:30

9:30

8:30 - 10:30

The Devil Made Me Do It: A Cabaret 12:00 - 1:00

12:30 1:00

The Go Set 1:10 - 2:00

1:30


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Session Bar

8:30

Time 8:30

Dru Yoga 8:30 - 9:30

9:00

9:00

9:30

9:30

10:00

Flamenco Singing Beginner ContraWorkshop-Kieren Dances for 3, 5, 7 Julie Bishop Ray or 9 people- Daryl 10:00 - 11:00 10:00 - 11:00 & Diana Powell

Beginners Bodhran Erle Bartlett

10:30

10:00 - 11:00

10:00 - 11:30

11:00

Jumptown Swing 10:00 - 10:30

Session Experience 9:00 - 11:00

10:00

Spellbound Bellydance

10:30

Dance Kaleidoscope

11:00

10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:30

11:30 12:00 PM

Bluegrass FiddleGerry Hale

Slide Guitar- Jeff Lang

11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

Intro to Jazz Uke’n Play Ukulele Round singing for Manouche guitar- Beginners- Mike the soul- Bernard Ewan MacKenzie Jackson Carney 11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

South East North West Morris 11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

Playford Dance Workshop

12:30

Balkan gypsy music- Woohoo Revue 1:30 1:00 - 2:00

Americana Zen FingerpickingDavid Ross MacDonald

Festival Bush Orchestra 1:00 - 2:00

1:00 - 2:00

Traditional American fiddle styles - Stacy Phillips

The Joy of TriosBallpoint Penguins

12:00 - 12:30

11:00 - 1:00

Heritage Dance Basics-Coral Eden

12:30

Heimdal

1:00

12:30 - 1:00

12:00 - 1:30

1:00

Australian Colonial 11:30 Australian Settler & Folk Dancers Session and 11:30 - 12:00 Dance Music 12:00 PM Isistars

1:00 - 1:30

Social Irish Welsh Dancing-Margaret Whitehorse Dancers & Bill Winnett 1:30 - 2:00

1:00 - 2:00

1:00 - 2:00

1:30 - 2:30

2:00

Polka Basics For Beginners - Roger Gifford

1:30 Australian Song Sessions in the Bar 1:00 - 3:00

2:00

2:00 - 2:30

2:30 3:00

Song ArrangementRiogh 2:30 - 3:30

Songwriter SpeaksAPRA|AMCOS Workshop 2:30 - 3:30

Klezmer (intermediate)London Klezmer Quartet 2:30 - 3:30

Arranging Songs with Bouzouki and Guitar-Stanly Greenthal

Rehearsal for Fiddle Rally

Taming the Waltz 2:00 - 3:30

2:30 - 3:30

Mexican PolkaVictor Valdes 2:30 - 3:30

3:30 English Clogg Workshop

Tin Whistle beginners’ Mitch Smith 4:30 4:00 - 5:00

Fiddling with fireGleny Rae Virus 4:00 - 5:00

Bluegrass BanjoJenny Shimmin 4:00 - 5:00

Old Time BanjoRiley Baugus 4:00 - 5:00

2:30

Panta Rei

3:00

2:30 - 3:00 3:00 - 3:30

2:30 - 3:30

4:00

English Clog Display

3:30 - 4:30

Festival Percussion Experience

Virmalised 3:30 - 4:00

3:30

TBA

4:00

4:00 - 4:30 Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

4:00 - 5:00

5:00

Revontulet 4:00 - 7:00

Festival Percussion Experience

6:00

5:30 - 7:00

6:30

Family Dance Mike Jackson

Fesival Choir Rehearsal

5:00

5:00 - 5:30

Playford Dance 5:30

4:30

4:30 - 5:00

5:00 - 7:00

5:30 - 7:00

Rahbani!

5:30

5:30 - 6:00

Tabla Bellydance

6:00

6:00 - 6:30

6:30 Darmo Sampurno 6:30 - 7:30

7:00 7:30

7:00 7:30

8:00

8:00

Poetry in the Round-Vic Jefferies-Yvonne Gluyas, Jim Brown

8:30

Nightly Tango Middle Eastern Dance -Tribalista Sisters & Friends

7:30 - 9:30

9:00

7:30 - 9:30

8:00 - 10:00

9:30

9:00 9:30

The Irish Ceilicornerhouse Ceili Margaret & Bill Winnett

10:00

8:30

10:00

8:00 - 12:00

10:30 11:00

10:30 Nightly Singing Session 10:00 - 12:00

Accoustic Transmissions

11:00

10:00 - 12:00

11:30

11:30

12:00 AM

12:00 AM

12:30

12:30

1:00

1:00

1:30

Indicates beginner level

1:30


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PROGRAM – SUNDAY Kindly supporting the

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Kindly supporting the

Time

Budawang

Coorong

Marquee

Drowsy Maggies

Kindly supporting the

Trocadero

Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Kindly supporting the

Kindly supporting the

Scrumpy

Majestic

8:30

8:30 Easter Church Service

9:00

8:30 - 9:30

9:30

Akasa

10:00 - 11:00

11:00 11:30

Chris While & Julie Matthews 11:00 - 12:00

12:00 PM April Verch 12:30

12:00 - 1:00

Triantan 10:00 - 10:50

Fred Smith and Liz Frencham

Con Artists 10:00 - 10:40

1:00 - 2:00

Poachers

10:50 - 11:30

10:50 - 11:30

Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Manouche 12:00 - 12:50

Volatinsky Trio

Circle of Rhythm

11:40 - 12:20

11:40 - 12:20

Adnaan Baraky Sounds of Syria

The Yearlings 1:00 - 1:50

2:30

Riley Baugus & Kirk Sutphin Live @ The Lounge

2:00 - 2:50

Sarah Humphreys 12:30 - 1:10

String Theory

Soor Ananta

Mic Conway with Robbie Long

2:10 - 2:50

2:10 - 2:50

(see p44)

3:30

3:00 - 4:00

10:00 - 11:30

WE GOTTA GET Brisbane Combined OUT OF THIS Unions Choir PLACE-Rob Willis & 12:20 - 1:00 friends Sam Buckingham 1:10 - 1:50

Songs With Legs

Flamenco Fire Primavera Mia

Uncle Bill

Stringmansassy

3:20 - 4:00

3:20 - 4:00

Battlefield Band

5:00

5:00 - 6:00

Sonia Buckley

Pirate Brides

Mike McClellan

4:10 - 4:50

4:10 - 4:50

Live @ The Lounge

(see p44)

8:30

8:00 - 9:00

Zulya and The Children of the Underground 8:00 - 8:50

9:00 Daniel Ho 9:30

9:00 - 10:00

5:00 - 5:40

5:00 - 5:40

Blues Preachers

Stanley Greenthal

5:50 - 6:30

5:50 - 6:30

Stefan Grossman 9:00 - 9:50

Riogh 10:00 - 11:00

Sásta Irish Music Band 10:00 - 10:50

11:00 - 12:00

Helen Rowe and Ann Birmingham 11:40 - 12:20

Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club

12:00 - 1:00

4:30 - 5:10

1:30

1:20 - 2:00

Folk VS Folk 1:30 - 2:30

2:10 - 2:50

2:30

Poms from Oz 3:00 - 3:40

3:00 The Cashews 3:00 - 3:50

Maggie & Elsie Rigby

7:00 - 7:40

7:00 - 7:40

Mattias Perez Trio

Peter Denahy

7:50 - 8:30

7:50 - 8:30

Stacy Phillips - Paul Howard

Simpson Three

4:00

Mark Cryle & The Redeemers

Amanda Gilmour

5:00

David Ross MacDonald

5:00 - 5:50

5:30 - 6:10

6:30

6:20 - 7:00

7:00 Bearded Gypsy Band The National Folk Club

Festival Folk Sing Eric Bogle

6:00 - 10:00

Circus Hokum Corinn Strating Band

Peter Comb

Collector

9:30 - 10:10

Late night with Martin Ado Barker with Ben Pearson Stephenson 10:00 - 10:50

10:00 - 11:00

9:40 - 10:20

Owen Campbell 10:30 - 11:10

Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! 9:30 Poetry Slam 9:00 - 10:30

10:00 10:30 The Tiger & Me 10:30 - 11:30

Kamerunga 11:00 - 12:00

The Hardrive Bluegrass Band 11:00 - 12:00

The Woohoo Revue

12:00 AM The Ellis Collective 12:10 - 1:00

1:00 1:30

11:00 11:30

11:20 - 12:00

12:00 AM 12:30

8:00

9:00

8:50 - 9:30

9:00 - 9:50

Rory Ellis

7:30 - 8:40

8:30

Glover & Sorrensen

10:20 - 11:00

7:30

7:10 - 7:50

8:00 - 8:40

Noel Gardner Trio

10:20 - 11:00

5:30 6:00

Dan Hannaford

8:40 - 9:40

Richard Perso

4:30

Amazing 3 Pocket Fox

8:00 - 8:50

8:40 - 9:20

3:30

The Ellis Collective

6:00 - 7:30

Frank Yamma

2:00

Slam Sign Up 2:50-3:00

4:40 - 5:20

Penguin Eggs- In the Wee Dark Engine Room Jim Haynes

12:30 1:00

Chordwainers

Franklyn B Paverty

11:30 12:00 PM

Performance Poetry Workshop

12:30 - 1:10

11:00 11:30

11:00 Dance Jam

4:00 - 4:50

Azadoota

5:20 - 6:00

9:30 - 10:10

10:00 10:30

Lurkers

6:20 - 7:10

7:00 - 8:00

London Klezmer Quartet

Ballpoint Penguins

Infinite Leonard Cohen 3

Harry Manx

8:00

4:00 - 5:30

5:20 - 6:10

7:00 7:30

Green Man Cycle

10:30

Perch Creek Family Jugband

3:50 - 4:30

Dry Bones

6:00 6:30

Susanna Carman

3:40 - 4:20

4:20 - 5:10

5:30

2:00 - 2:40

2:50 - 3:30

Jeff Lang

Elixir featuring Katie Noonan

10:40 - 11:20

11:30 - 12:10

4:00 4:00 - 5:00

Don Jarmey

Bukhchuluun Ganburged

2:00 - 3:30

3:20 - 4:10

4:30

10:00 - 10:40

10:50 - 11:30

The Storyteller’s Guide To The WorldJan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky

10:00

John Colville & Primrose Henderson

1:20 - 2:00

3:00 Shooglenifty

Tales from the Story Bridge: The Songs of Bob Wilson

12:00 - 1:30

Bernard Carney and David Hyams 1:20 - 2:00

2:00

10:00 - 10:40

Brian Peters

12:30 - 1:10

NLA Fellowship Concert

Kristabelle and the Southern Jubilee Ringers

11:00 - 11:50

1:00 1:30

9:30

8:30 - 10:30

10:00 10:30

9:00

Poets BreakfastYvonne Gluyas, Philip R Rush

Poetry Last Supper 12:00 - 1:00

12:30 1:00

Rapskallion 1:10 - 2:00

1:30


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Session Bar

8:30

Time 8:30

Dru Yoga 8:30 - 9:30

9:00

9:00

9:30

9:30

10:00 10:30

Concertina ForumMalcolm Clapp 10:00 - 11:00

Appalachian Fiddle- Kirk Sutphin 10:00 - 11:00

Latin Harp tricksVictor Valdes

Quaker Meeting For Worship

10:00 - 11:00

10:00 - 11:00

Hymn Singing Session- Roger Holmes and friends 9:40 - 11:10

Albion Fair North West Morris 10:00 - 11:00

Australian Heritage basicsCoral Eden 9:30 - 11:00

Tribalista Bellydance & Friends

SongwritingNathan Rogers 11:30 - 12:30

Celtic Mandolin - Harmonica- Doug Luke Plum Lyons 11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

Dobro-Stacy Phillips

Exploring the ukulele- Daniel Ho

11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

11:00

11:00 - 11:30

Contra Dance Workshop-Crazy For Contra

Rahbani! 11:30 - 12:00

11:00 - 12:30

TSDAV Dance Composers Comp

12:30

11:30 - 1:30

The Fourth Jig 1:00 Songwriting- Mike McClellan 1:00 - 2:00

Festival Bush Orchestra 1:00 - 2:00

Fingerstyle Guitar Songs of the Hand Calisthenics - Blues, Ragtime Cajuns-Le Blanc For Guitariststo Beyond.-Stefan Bros Buck Buckberry Grossman 1:00 - 2:00

1:00 - 2:00

2:30 - 3:30

2:30 - 3:30

2:30 - 3:30

Rehearsal for Fiddle Rally 2:30 - 3:30

Heritage Ball WorkshopBavarian Couples Queensland Dances Colonial and 2:00 - 3:30 Heritage Dancers 2:00 - 3:30

Swedish Traditional Music4:30 Mattias Perez Trio 4:00 - 5:00

Scottish fiddle Emma Nixon 4:00 - 5:00

Jugband Music Flatpicking Guitarand Vocal Robbie Long Harmonies-Perch 4:00 - 5:00 Creek 4:00 - 5:00

12:30

Panta Rei

Heimdal 2:00 - 2:30

Albian Fair

1:00 1:30 Australian Song Sessions in the Bar 1:00 - 3:00

2:00 2:30

2:30 - 3:00

You Can DanceIain McPhail

3:00

Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers

3:30

3:00 - 3:30

3:30 4:00

11:00 - 1:00

12:30 - 1:00

1:00 - 1:30 Simple Contra- Julie Bishop 1:30 - 2:00

2:00

Easy Tunes from Session Tunes for Tin Whistle - the Slide Guitar- John Austria-Daryl and Beginners-Mike finer techniquesMorris Diana Powell Jackson Mitch Smith 3:00 2:30 - 3:30

Isistars 12:00 - 12:30

11:30 Australian Settler Session and Dance Music 12:00 PM

Margaret Winnett’s Irish Step Dancers

12:30 - 1:30

1:00 - 2:00

2:30

10:00 10:30

Revontulet

11:30

1:30

9:00 - 11:00

10:30 - 11:00

11:00

12:00 PM

Virmalised 10:00 - 10:30

Session Experience

Festival Percussion Experience

3:30 - 4:00

Dances from Eastern Europe 3:30 - 5:00

4:00 - 5:00

Contra DanceCrazy For Contra

5:00

4:00 - 6:00

The Girls from the Shamrock Shore-Sydney Irish Dance Ensemble

4:00 4:30

4:00 - 5:00

TSDAV : Inspired Dances

5:00

Isistars 5:30 - 6:00

5:30

Whitehorse Dancers

6:00

Spellbound Bellydance

6:30

5:00 - 5:30

5:30 6:00

Broadcasters Forum 5:40 - 6:40

6:30

Festival Percussion Experience 5:30 - 7:00

Festival Choir Rehearsal 5:30 - 7:00

An Introduction to Flamenco DanceFlamenco Fire

6:00 - 6:30

5:30 - 7:00

6:00 - 6:30

7:00

7:00

Finnish & Swedish Folk DancesRevontulet

7:30

7:30

6:30 - 8:30

Poetry in the Round-Peter Mace, Philip R Rush, Vic Jefferies-Yvonne Gluyas, Jim Brown

8:00 8:30

8:00 Nightly Tango 7:30 - 9:30

7:30 - 9:30

9:00

9:00

9:30

9:30 Heritage Ball 8:00 - 12:00

10:00

Rock and Roll Dance 9:00 - 11:00

10:30 11:00

8:30

10:00 10:30

Nightly Singing Session 10:00 - 12:00

Accoustic Transmissions

11:00

10:00 - 12:00

11:30

11:30

12:00 AM

12:00 AM

12:30

12:30

1:00

1:00

1:30

Indicates beginner level

1:30


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PROGRAM – MONDAY Kindly supporting the

Kindly supporting

Kindly supporting the

Time

Budawang

Coorong

Marquee

Drowsy Maggies

Kindly supporting the

Trocadero

Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Kindly supporting the

Kindly supporting the

Scrumpy

Majestic

8:30

8:30

9:00

9:00 Poets Breakfast 8:30 - 10:30

9:30 10:00 Linsey Pollak 10:30

10:00 - 11:00

Adnaan Baraky Sounds of Syria 10:00 - 10:50

11:00 11:30

Festival Folk sing Bob Dylan 11:00 - 12:00

Stefan Grossman

12:30

12:00 - 1:00

April Verch 12:00 - 12:50

Uncle Bill

10:50 - 11:30

Stan Coster Travelling His Own Track- John Colville & Primrose Henderson 10:00 - 11:30

11:40 - 12:20

Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Manouche

The Great Poetry Debate-War!!!

Kamerunga 1:20 - 2:00

Akasa

2:30

String Theory 12:30 - 1:10

Songs of the Snowy Mountains- Franklyn B Paverty

3:30

Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band

Flamenco Fire Primavera Mia

Zamponista

Rebecca Wright

2:10 - 2:50

2:10 - 2:50

Mattias Perez Trio

Glover & Sorrensen

3:20 - 4:00

3:20 - 4:00

Yeshe

Jim Haynes

4:10 - 4:50

4:10 - 4:50

6:00

Kristina Olsen Venue Closed

5:20 - 6:10

5:00 - 5:40

The Strohviol, a History of Horned Strings-Alison Rabinovici and Marcus Holden

Corinn Strating Band 2:00 - 2:40

Bearded Gypsy Band 2:50 - 3:30

Susanna Carman

The Music Lives OnNo Such Thing

Glenn Cardier with Rex Goh 4:30 - 5:10

Azadoota 5:00 - 5:40

Dan Hannaford 5:20 - 6:00

Ado Barker with Ben Stephenson 5:50 - 6:30

Sam Buckingham 5:50 - 6:30

Dingo’s Breakfast 6:10 - 6:50

6:30 7:00

10:50 - 11:30

11:00 Dance Jam 11:00 - 12:00

Final Concert 7:00 - 9:00

11:30

Noel Gardner Trio 11:40 - 12:20

Jenny Fitzgibbon 12:30 - 1:10

12:00 PM 12:30 Idiot Squad Workshop

Merryweather 1:20 - 2:00

1:00 1:30

Circus Deathmatch 1:30 - 2:30

2:00

Triantan 2:10 - 2:50

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky 3:00 - 3:40

2:30 3:00 The Cashews 3:00 - 3:50

Amazing 3 3:50 - 4:30

4:00

Lonnie Martin and Dave Hughes 4:40 - 5:20

Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth Playboys

3:30

Pocket Fox 4:00 - 4:50

4:30 5:00

Rapskallion 5:00 - 5:50

5:30

5:30 - 6:10

6:00

Full Circle

6:30

6:20 - 7:00 Kristabelle and the Southern Jubilee Ringers 7:10 - 7:50

7:30 8:00

Simpson Three

12:30 - 1:30 1:10 - 1:50

4:00 - 5:30

Mic Conway with Robbie Long

5:30

12:20 - 1:00

3:40 - 4:20

4:20 - 5:10

5:00

Cloudstreet

1:20 - 2:00

4:00

4:30 - 5:00

10:40 - 11:20

Trev Dunham

2:00 - 3:30

3:20 - 4:10

4:30 Festival Fiddle Rally

10:30 Victor Valdes

12:00 - 1:30

Chris While & Julie Matthews

Infinite Leonard Cohen Final 2:30 - 4:00

10:00 - 10:40

11:30 - 12:10

11:40 - 12:20

10:00

Soor Ananta

Harlequin

1:00 - 2:50

2:00

3:00

Sonia Buckley

10:50 - 11:30

12:30 - 1:10 1:00 - 2:00

10:00 - 10:40

Alan Kelly Gang

Riley Baugus & Kirk Sutphin

1:00 1:30

Sásta Irish Music Band

11:00 - 11:50

12:00 PM Harry Manx

Brian Peters 10:00 - 10:40

9:30

Richard Perso

7:00 7:30 8:00

8:00 - 8:40

8:30

8:30 Lurkers

9:00 9:30

The National Folk Club Farewell

8:50 - 9:30

9:00 9:30

7:00 - 12:00

Rough Red 10:00 10:30

9:40 - 10:20

Big Erle

10:00 10:30

10:30 - 11:10

11:00 11:30 12:00 AM

11:00 The Go Set 11:20 - 12:00

11:30 12:00 AM

12:30

12:30

1:00

1:00

1:30

1:30


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Session Bar

8:30

Time 8:30

Dru Yoga 8:30 - 9:30

9:00

9:00

9:30 10:00

9:30 Morris AGM 9:00 - 11:00

10:30 11:00 11:30

Singing Without a Net.-Cloudstreet

Vocal HarmonyPirate Brides 10:00 - 11:00

Double bass according to Dougie Bull 11:00 - 12:00

Writing Children’s Songs- Brett Campbell 11:00 - 12:00

MCing and Hosting-Jim haynes 11:00 - 12:00

10:00 - 11:00

Old Time FiddleString Theory

Rounds GalorePoms from Oz

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 - 12:00

Early Colonial Dance 10:00 - 11:00

Demystifying songwriting- Mark Cryle 1:00 12:30 - 1:30

Traditional and Nuevo TangoTangocentric 12:30 - 1:30

Anglo ConcertinaBrian Peters 12:30 - 1:30

DADGAD guitar with Ben Stephenson 12:30 - 1:30

10:00 - 10:30

Traditional English and Welsh DancesWhitehorse Dancers 11:30 - 1:00

Singing with Katie Noonan 12:30 - 1:30

1:30

2:30

2:00 - 3:00

Fesival Bush Orchestra 2:00 - 3:00

Auto Harp workshop- Evan Mathieson 2:00 - 3:00

Balkan gypsy music- Woohoo Revue 2:00 - 3:00

Spellbound Bellydance

11:30 - 12:00 Tribalista Bellydance & Friends

12:00 - 12:30

1:00

2:00 - 5:00

3:30 - 4:30

3:30 - 4:30

Festival Choir Rehearsal 3:30 - 5:00

4:30

1:30 Australian Song Sessions in the Bar 1:00 - 3:00

2:00 2:30

2:30 - 3:00

Farewell Dance Irish ConcertinaJamie Malloy

11:00 - 1:00

12:30

Eastern European Basics- Anita Hurlimann

2:00 - 3:00

11:30 Australian Settler Session and Dance Music 12:00 PM

12:30 - 1:00 Simple Contra-Julie Bishop 1:00 - 1:30

2:00 - 2:30

3:00

Skills-share for young people-The Lurkers 4:00

11:00

Dance Kaleidoscope

Set In Their Ways

Festival Percussion Experience

3:30

10:30

TBA

Heimdal

Song-writing with Doctor Stovepipe

10:00

10:30 - 11:00

1:30 - 2:00

2:00

9:00 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 1:00

12:30

10:00 - 11:00

Tabla Bellydance

Margaret Winnett’s Irish Step Dancers

Fun and varied Nordic Polkas -ScanDans

12:00 PM

Beginner Eastern European- Anita Hurlimann

Session Experience

Farewell Bellydance 2:00 - 5:00

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

3:00

3:00 - 3:30

Revontulet

3:30

3:30 - 4:00

Jumptown Swing

4:00

4:00 - 4:30 Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers 4:30 - 5:00

4:30

5:00

5:00

5:30

5:30

6:00 6:30

Festival Percussion Experience

6:00

5:30 - 7:00

6:30

7:00

7:00

7:30

7:30

8:00

8:00

8:30

8:30

9:00

9:00

9:30

9:30

10:00

10:00

10:30

10:30

11:00

11:00

11:30

11:30

12:00 AM

12:00 AM

12:30

12:30

1:00 1:30

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1:30


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festival awards

NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE NATIONAL FOLK recording AWARD

For an outstanding CD released in 2011, by a performer who is appearing at this year’s festival. With participation and artistic development being key elements of the National Folk Festival’s unique approach, each year there are a number of awards presented to individuals or groups as encouragement and recognition of their outstanding contributions to Australian folk music, dance and folk arts.

LIs JOHNSTON AWARD

Awarded to an excellent ‘unknown’ singer at the National, this award is presented in memory of a wonderful singer and stalwart of the Victorian folk community.

CHRIS WENDT AWARD

Recognising excellence in a young musician at the National, the Chris Wendt Award is presented in memory of a musician who was a prolific composer of Scottish tunes.

SOCIAL DANCE ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA AWARD

Awarded to the creators of two new dance compositions. The judging of this year’s award is part of the program, so why not drop in and try out a brand new dance tune.

NATIONAL FOLK RECITER’S AWARD

This perpetual award, crafted in solid Ironbark wood, will be awarded for the 28th time, to the Best Performer at the Poet’s Breakfasts.

MCARTHUR’S FART

Trapped in perpetuity in a, thankfully, well-sealed Vegemite jar, this prestigious and pungent award is presented to, (and preserved on behalf of!) the winning team of the Great Poetry Debate, marking their ability to bring fresh air to an otherwise heated debate of global-warming proportions!

INFINITE SONG COMPETITION

Our ever-popular song competition, with a new theme each year. This year it’s the songs of Leonard Cohen. Heats every day and the final on Monday.

FAA YOUNG FOLK AWARD

Presented by Folk Alliance Australia, and the National Folk Festival, this is an award to a young, promising performer, aged between 10-18 years, and nominated by a folk club or festival. The finalists will perform in the FAA Young Folk Awards Concert on Sunday.

PETER J DALY MEMORIAL AWARD

Established by Meg Daly in memory of her husband Peter, a long-standing volunteer for the National Folk Festival and a Stalls Coordinator for many years. The award is provided to an artist or group of Australian origin that gives an outstanding performance of Celtic music at the festival.

ALISTAIR HULETT MEMORIAL AWARD

Presented in memory of the late great Scottish folk singer whose name is inextricably linked to songs of social justice. The award, presented for the first time on 2012, by the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund (AHMF), is presented for the best song of social justice. The winning song will be performed at the Final Concert in the Budawang.

yarn spinning

Watch the festivals best yarn spinners compete for this coveted prize daily in the Bohemia Bar at midday.


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National libraray of australia and national folk festival The National Library celebrates its partnership with the National Folk Festival through the National Folk Fellowship, support for artists, Live @ the Lounge interviews, and by connecting people to its rich collections of folklore, music, dance and social history.

Mike McClellan- Renowned singer/ songwriter making a welcome return to the Festival Circuit Sat 3:10

the Oral History and Folklore Program presents: WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE

Stefan Grossman- Hugely influential blues musician and educator Sat 6:40

Live @ the Lounge

Riley Baugus-Leading exponent of Appalachian Clawhammer Banjo Sun 6:40

Flower Power, Protest Songs, Vietnam War, Folk Rock, Woodstock and Hippies are all words that conjure up visions of the 1960’s and 70s. WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE is a Folk Documentary that reflects on the folklore and songs of this era and intertwines stories and music with sound and visual grabs from the National Library Collections.Songs such as The Eve of Destruction, Khe Sahn, Yellow River, Turn Turn Turn reflected the ideals of this era and the search for ‘a place’. Supported by The National Library of Australia. Sunday 12 Noon Trocadero

Hear performers speak about their folk traditions and careers, live on stage at the Budawang Pavilion twice daily, with interviewers from the National Library of Australia. Bernard Carney - Much respected singer / songwriter Fri 2:40 Nathan Rogers- Son of Stan Rogers, now making his own mark on the folk scene Fri 7:40

Zulya Kamalova- Leading exponent of Tatar and Russian music. Sun 2:40

The National Library maintains an extensive field recording program in folklore that aims to document musicmaking and other folk traditions across Australia in their social context. Explore selected in-depth interviews online at http://www.nla.gov.au/digicoll/audio.html Rob Willis, folklorist and interviewer with


45 2012 National Folk Fellows The annual National Folk Fellowship is offered jointly by the National Library of Australia and the National Folk Festival. The National Library holds the most significant folklore and related collections in Australia. The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to discover and explore original collection material at the Library for use in recipients’ artistic work. The outcome of this residency at the National Library is a performance at the following National Folk Festival, and recordings acquired for the National Library’s Oral History and Folklore collection. Emma Nixon and Chris Stone are the 2012 National Folk Fellows. Two of the brightest stars on the traditional fiddle scene in Australia, Emma and Chris have applied the resources of the fellowship to an exploration of the contemporary interpretation of traditional Scottish fiddle music being played in Australia. Their study of the extensive resources of the National Library of Australia’s folklore and music collections includes the use of questionnaires, interviews and recordings to collect and study the background and performance practices (including repertoire choices, stylistic choices and

context of performances) in order to compare historic and contemporary Scottish fiddling in Australia. Emma, Chris and friends are recording some of the music they’ve uncovered in the Library’s studios and will produce a CD of tunes, much of which is previously unreleased tunes, demonstrating Australian Scottish fiddle performance repertoire in the early 20th century, and fiddle practice in the present.  The CD will include a booklet which describes the background information to the recording project as well as selected photographs from the NLA collection. Though both Emma and Chris bring a significant body of knowledge, expertise and experience to the Fellowship as performers, researchers and academics, it was nonetheless an exciting and revealing process for the duo.  Emma says “The research and recording involved in pursuing the National Folk Fellowship has been a fascinating journey.  The NLA collections include a vast wealth of musical material and history that has not been performed in recent decades.  The last twenty years have seen a resurgence in Scottish fiddle music in Australia and this will be a valuable and local addition to that process.” 

Both Emma and Chris are much in demand as performers at festivals around Australia.   An exciting component of the Fellowship has been the development of a concert programme based on the material researched in the NLA collections.  This programme forms an important part of the communication of the Fellowship’s outcomes to a wider audience at this year’s National Folk Festival.  Their performances at this year’s festival will include a combination of relatively wellknown tunes from the Scottish repertoire of the early 20th century and earlier tunes from previously unknown collections which have entered the NLA collection only in recent months.  The combination of these rare and exciting pieces with the experience and skill of these two fine players promises to form a compelling and important performance, bringing together the significance and history of the National Library’s collections  with the power of a live concert performance in the festival context.

folkus on films Films from the NFSA - The Bush Musicians Series In 1981 the Australia Council commissioned folklorist Chris Sullivan to research the filming of eight oral history interviews of traditional musicians. These were part of a larger project by the Australia Council, produced by Steamer Films, which extended over 15 years of filmed interviews with significant Australian artists in all fields. The Bush Musicians Series included interviews and music played by Harry & Vera Cotter, Albert (Dooley) Chapman, Alex Richards, Orley Benson, Charley Bachelor, Ivy Frenando & Cecil Payne, Cyril Duncan and Sally Sloane. These films have never been seen and are the only vision of these musicians and singers, the last generation of traditional performers with a unique repertoire of Australian dance music. The NFSA will be presenting some highlights from these films in a special presentation, to be screened twice during this year’s festival. It is hoped that the raw material in these films will form the basis of a longer documentary film to be produced in the near future. Friday 2:00 PM Trocadero Saturday 3:40 PM Trocadero


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our performers

harmonies, intertwined with percussion and their powerful compositions will reignite your spirit. Friday

5:30 PM Workshop 5

Friday

9:10 PM Trocadero

Saturday 1:20 PM Marquee

These profiles are an alphabetical listing of performers according to the act name listed in the program timetable on pages 33 to 41.

Sunday 10:00 AM Budawang

Performer Information

Monday 3:30 PM Workshop 5

Performance times are correct at time of printing but may be SUBJECT TO ALTERATION. Please check the daily program updates at venues or the Festival Office.

Adnaan Baraky His technique has been described as “original and innovative … he produced new sounds from the Oud” by worldrenowned Oud master Naseer Shamma. Showcasing original works as well as some masterpieces written for the oud, Syrian composer & oud player Adnaan Baraky will delight with melodies from his home country, taking you to a journey of tunes from Dance to Descriptive, Meditative, Glee, and Sufi music. Saturday 5:00 PM Marquee Sunday 12:30 PM Marquee Monday 10:00 AM Coorong

Ado Barker with Ben Stephenson Best known as a member of seminal Australian-Irish trad band Trouble in the Kitchen, Ado returns to the National following the 2011 release of his debut solo album ‘Between Up and Down’. Never losing sight of the driving fiddle style that he has made his own. Ado’s music also traverses the Irish tradition beyond jigs and reels, exploring the gentler territory of airs, mazurkas, barn dances and songs. Ado is joined at the festival by Trouble-mate Ben Stephenson on guitar and bouzouki - don’t miss this opportunity to hear two of Australia’s finest traditional musicians together in concert! Friday 1:00 PM Workshop3 Friday

9:00 PM Coorong

Sunday 10:00 PM Flute & Fiddle Monday 12:30 PM Workshop 4 Monday

5:50 PM Marquee

Akasa Influenced by sounds, politics and cultural movements from across the world, Akasa’s latest voice’n’groove CD release ‘Views From an Urban Jungle’ was the winner of the CARA (Contemporary Acappella Recording Awards) Best World Folk Album. The group’s soulful

Saturday 5:30 PM Workshop 5 Sunday

5:30 PM Workshop 5

Amanda Gilmour Amanda Gilmour has a “rare and spellbinding voice” which beautifully and creatively explores the musical realms of melody and tone. Her guitar playing enriches the performance of this gifted singer. She is a songwriter who possesses the ability to engage the heart in her lyrics and music, creating a truly transportive and mantra like experience for the listener. Amanda performs Folk, Celtic, Jazz and Country originals to her audience with her personable and engaging style.

Alan Kelly Gang

Friday

Ireland is just the starting point for this group as they propel their audiences through the repertoire of the Celts. Performing powerful instrumentals and beautifully arranged songs - skillfully executed and soulfully delivered - their sound is fresh and unique with strong dynamics, driving rhythms and buoyant harmonies.”brilliantly talented, effortless and exuberant” (The Irish Times)

Saturday 5:30 PM Scrumpy

Friday

3:00 PM Budawang

Saturday 4:00 PM Coorong Monday 10:50 AM Marquee

Alex and Annette Hood Australian Folk theatre Alex and Annette present folk theatre for children and parents based on Australian themes, using songs, stories, dance, costumes, backdrops and puppets. Alex also presents themed performances of Australian traditional folk lore along with more modern material. He uses songs, yarns and verse. Friday

10:00 AM Kids

Saturday 4:20 PM Coorong Sunday

3:00 PM Kids

Sunday

3:40 PM Flute & Fiddle 5:20 PM Flute & Fiddle

Amazing 3 The Amazing 3 are a down-to-earth trio relying on substance over smoke and mirrors. Using fine voices, close harmonies, nifty guitar and mandolin, they collaborate on Buck’s original material as well as arranging the classics in quirky, engaging ways. Throw in blues harp, banjo and dobro to the mix and it’s all steamy blues & country twang cruising along like a 57 Chevy at a cool pace, with no rear view mirror. Saturday 4:30 PM Flute & Fiddle Sunday

1:00 PM Workshop 4

Sunday

4:40 PM Scrumpy

Monday 3:50 PM Scrumpy

Amazing Drumming Monkeys, The This is an adorable variety show aimed at 2 - 8 year olds, and is also great entertainment for all ages. The 2 monkey puppets (Bongo & Congo) play African drums, lead audiences in songs & dances, magic tricks and (low tech) special effects gags. The Monkeys appeal to a great range of people, places, and events. Daily 11AM & 3 PM Kids


47 April Verch When you see April Verch perform, the first thing that strikes you is the pure energy that infuses her fiddle playing and step dancing. When you listen to her though, what draws you in are more subtle things, her pure voice, the finely detailed elegance of her fiddle phrasing and the depth of a repertoire that ranges through material from bluegrass to Brazilian to Celtic, from a jaunty Canadian folk song to a poignant contemporary ballad. April is world-class fiddler, a champion Ottawa Valley step dancer, an acclaimed composer, and a vocalist whose voice has been hailed as “absolutely captivating” Friday

3:20 PM Coorong

Sunday 12:00 PM Budawang Monday 12:00 PM Coorong

Azadoota Known for their catchy originals and accessible, dance-driven style, Azadoota fuses traditional Assyrian dabke with Arabic, Latin, Flamenco and Pop. Backed by pumping grooves and flamboyant percussion, intricate oud improvisations weave in and out, caressing the melody lines with the fluency of a true maestro. Flamenco Guitar, the modern descendent of the oud, adds vibrant rhythms and melodies, in a powerful synthesis of ancient and contemporary. Saturday 11:40 AM Marquee Sunday

4:30 PM Flute & Fiddle

Monday 5:00 PM Drowsy Maggies

Ballpoint Penguins This stylish musical package conceals subversive wit and word craft on intelligent design, Tupperware obsession, the aphrodisiac power of the common vacuum cleaner and ridding your home of excess adult offspring. These original a cappella comedians storm the intellectual barricades of right-minded folk. Anticipate the unexpected, plus classic musical mischief from Python to Lehrer and Flanders to Swann. The Ballpoint Penguins have toured music festivals and clubs around Australia. Friday

2:10 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 1:00 PM Workshop 5 Saturday 10:00 PM Flute & Fiddle Sunday

5:00 PM Marquee

BattleField Band Battlefield Band is a Scottish traditional music group. Founded in Glasgow in 1969, they have released over 30 albums and undergone many changes of line-up. Several former members have developed distinguished solo careers. The band is noted for its combination of bagpipes

with other instruments, and its mix of traditional songs and tunes with new material. The group tour internationally, playing to audiences in Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East & Canada, as well as more than 60 cities annually in the United States. These multitalented musicians are among the best in the Celtic scene and have been touring to promote their latest album ‘LINE-UP’ - released 2011. Friday

6:00 PM Budawang

Saturday 11:00 AM Budawang Sunday

4:20 PM Coorong

Bearded Gypsy Band The Bearded Gypsy Band play an eclectic mix of energetic Gypsy Folk, Celtic & Gypsy Jazz music. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Django Reinhardt and other folk music from around the world, their original music takes the listener on explorative journeys with varying energies, styles and rhythms, from singular spiritual moments to full-body engaged collective ‘anthemic’ music. Seeing this band live really brings their infectious music to life as their incredible musicianship is experienced. They have been described by musician David Ross McDonald as “The Too Young for Their Talent Band”. Saturday 7:10 PM Scrumpy Sunday

7:10 PM Scrumpy

Monday

2:50 PM Flute & Fiddle

Bernard Carney and David Hyams Bernard Carney’s songs have consistently entertained informed and delighted audiences nationally and internationally, and his career has produced ten successful recordings, four major Australian song writing awards and a Port Fairy Artist of the Year award. He is also a professional choir director and Beatles maniac. For the past 10 years he has performed with David Hyams - multi instrumentalist, composer, producer, top guitarist and leader of his own ” Miles to Go” band. David has played on and produced the last three Carney CDs and the combination of Hyams’s instrumental

work and Carney’s songs makes for powerful entertainment. Friday

2:40 PM Budawang

Friday

4:20 PM Coorong

Saturday 11:30 AM Workshop 5 Saturday 9:30 PM Trocadero Sunday

1:20 PM Marquee

Big Erle Big Erle and their Coastal Yokel Blues will get your feet tapping and your body moving. The performances are raw and unyielding with a glimpse of sensitivity, revealing an honesty and character which has resonated with audiences all over the east coast. Featuring a rustic finger picking style, quirky lap steel slide, growling vocals, screaming blues harmonica and a driving rhythm section; Big Erle’s primal, rhythmic groove always gets the crowd moving. Friday

10:30 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 5:40 PM Trocadero Monday 10:30 PM Scrumpy

Blues Preachers The Blues Preachers will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940. Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. The powerful simplicity of driving fingerstyle and slide-guitar combined with the sounds of tasteful harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies create a traditional and untarnished sound that will have you on the edge of your seats. The Blues Preachers were chosen by Yoko Ono as runner-up in the recent John Lennon 70th birthday anniversary song contest for their song about the Global Financial Crisis entitled “Divine Justice Coming Down”. Friday

12:30 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 9:40 PM Scrumpy Sunday 11:30 AM Workshop 3 Sunday

2:30 PM Workshop 2

Sunday

5:50 PM Marquee


48 ensemble sings in harmony while they play! In five years this community music group, started by Emma Nixon to promote Scottish fiddling, has evolved a strong new direction for Australian traditional music. Friday

4:40 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 10:00 AM Marquee Sunday

4:00 PM Workshop 2

Sunday 12:30 PM Scrumpy

Bukhchuluun Ganburged

Brett Campbell Jetsetting children’s musician, Brett Campbell, brings his band to the National Folk Festival for some LIVE fun and interactive children’s concerts. Expect to hear such hits as ‘Scary Monster’, ‘Honk The Chicken’ and ‘Rubbish Truck’, have fun doing the Duck Duck Frog and bring your dancing shoes! Friday

11:00 AM Kids

Saturday 4:00 PM Kids Sunday

1:00 PM Kids

Monday 11:00 AM Workshop 2 Monday 3:00 PM Kids

Brian Peters One of England’s leading performers of traditional songs and music, Brian is a multi-instumentalist, a virtuoso on concertina and button accordion and an accomplished guitarist. He’s a passionate singer of the great ballads, a skilled player of lively dance tunes, eclectic in repertoire and drily humorous on stage. Brian has played at the National twice before, and tours regularly the world over. Saturday 12:30 PM Drowsy Maggies Sunday 10:50 AM Marquee

Bukhchuluun Ganburged is a Mongolian Throat singer (Khoomei) and Horse Fiddler (Morin Huur). The sound of Khoomei is generated by manipulating the resonance of air pushed from the lungs, travelling past the vocal fold and lips to produce a melody. Morin Khuur (horse-head fiddle) is considered a central symbol of the Mongolian nation. Producing a sound described as expansive and unrestrained, both soulful and haunting, like a wild horse neighing, or a breeze across the grasslands. Friday

11:00 AM Coorong

Saturday 3:20 PM Drowsy Maggies Sunday 11:30 AM Flute & Fiddle

Cashews Quintessentially Canberran, the Cashews combine the folk sensibility of sensitive storytelling with the charm of acoustic pop and the singalongability of happy harmonies, all embedded lovingly in depiction’s of Canberra and its surrounds. In their seemingly simple songs, Pete and Alison reveal layers of care and attention that expose the delights experienced in the domesticity of day-to-day. Their critically acclaimed album, “Small Ponds” reveals their passion for honest and earnest performance and works wonders with the kids on long car trips. Friday

10:00 AM Majestic

Friday

5:00 PM Majestic

Saturday 10:00 AM Kids Sunday 11:00 AM Kids Sunday

3:00 PM Majestic

Monday 3:00 PM Majestic

Monday 10:00 AM Marquee

Champion Moreton Bay Band

Monday 12:30 PM Workshop 3

The band has been playing at dances and festivals since 1981, with their music mainly infuenced by British country dance styles, but also encompassing American, Celtic and European flavours. Their CD “Always Goes Down Well” features in the original line-up.

Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club The Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club blends crowd-stirring arrangements of wonderful Scottish, English, Australian and Irish tunes with an exciting orchestra of fiddles, flutes, pipes, guitars, bodhran and the occasional concertina. And the whole

Sunday

1:30 PM Fitzroy

Sunday

8:00 PM Fitzroy

Chordwainers The Chordwainers play leather musical sculptures created by the late Garry Greenwood. As an aurally and visually unique experience, their performances intrigue, excite, and inspire all who have a curiosity for new music and instruments. Influenced by an eclectic mix of world music, they play original compositions and improvisations - whimsical, seductive, raucous, or straight - the Chordwainers have it all and are a phenomenon not to be missed! Friday

11:40 AM Marquee

Saturday 11:40 AM Drowsy Maggies Sunday

1:20 PM Scrumpy

Chris Duncan, Catherine Strutt and Jennifer Strutt Here is a treat for dancers! The last time this trio of Scottish fiddle, piano and double bass played for the Scottish Ball at the National they blew dance pumps off with their powerful rhythm and Scottish music groove. Made up of three of Australia’s best dance musicians, Chris Duncan, Catherine and Jennifer Strutt, they combine with two of the country’s most inspiring and popular dance instructors, Anthony and Lisa Simon. With this combination of talent, experience and energy you won’t dance to better. Friday

1:00 PM Mallee

Friday

8:00 PM Fitzroy

Chris While and Julie Matthews Chris While & Julie Matthews have long been one of England’s most successful contemporary folk and acoustic music partnerships. Internationally acclaimed, they continue to be a leading force on the acoustic/roots circuit around the world. Their songs cover life as they see it, from the industrial wastelands of the north, to injustice and freedom, matters of the heart and everything in between. Exceptional singers, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and performers whose dedication to their craft holds no bounds. It is While & Matthews’ musical partnership and obvious joy of performing together that really brings their songs to life. As performers they are unrivalled and audiences leave their concerts having been through every emotion possible. Chris and Julie have seven duo albums and a songbook to their credit as well as several solo albums.Their latest release, Hitting the Ground Running (2010), is rated as the finest release of their career. capturing the trademark energy of a While and Matthews live performance, along with the lush, fresh sound of a full studio production. Friday

1:00 PM Budawang


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Nicole Murray and John Thompson tour internationally, presenting their fabulous take on Australian and English music to audiences around the globe. Australia’s premier acoustic folk duo.

Sunday 11:00 AM Budawang Monday

1:20 PM Drowsy Maggies

Circle of Rhythm The Circle of Rhythm is a collaboration between three of Australia’s most well respected, virtuosic and unique percussionists; Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh and Ben Walsh, known individually and collectively through their work in groups such as; Taikoz, The Bird, Utungan Percussion, Skin, Pablo Percusso, Dha and many more. After ten years of defining and redefining what Australian drumming can offer the world they have formed a percussion trio with a difference, rich in culture from the various styles all three dynamic performers have spent their lives exploring. The Circle of Rhythm is a truly individual rhythmic collaboration.

Friday

10:00 AM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 11:00 PM Flute & Fiddle Monday 12:20 PM Flute & Fiddle Monday 10:00 AM Workshop 5

Collector

Saturday 12:30 PM Marquee

Collector combine traditional and modern instruments, with a range of strong lead vocalists, all fine interpreters of Australian songs. The members of the band are united by their long love of seeking out and playing traditional Australian music. Collector formed in 2001 to explore the idea of a bigger band playing arrangements of rare Australian music. Latest CD “The Game is Getting Lively - Songs of the Weddin Mountains Bushrangers” is out now.

Sunday 11:40 AM Drowsy Maggies

Friday

3:20 PM Trocadero

Friday

8:20 PM Trocadero

Friday

5:00 PM Budawang

Cloudstreet Cloudstreet present the very best in vocal harmonies, magnificent arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs and tunes and a compelling sense of show!

Saturday 10:50 AM Marquee Sunday

9:40 PM Scrumpy

Con artists, the Hailing from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, “The Con Artists”, is an all ages community ensemble combining young up-andcoming students with some of the regions experienced folk musicians With the vast line up of wind, brass, percussion and string instruments, the Band’s High Energy repertoire is influenced and informed by the music traditions of New Orleans brass bands, Klezmer, Balkans, French Canadian Rock n Reel, Italian Folk, Romani and others. Directed by David Rooney and featuring David De Santi (accordian) and Mark Holder-Keeping (Sax Clarinet). The band has performed at the Illawarra, Snowy Mountains of Music, Turning Wave and Kangaroo Valley Folk Festivals. Friday

3:20 PM Marquee

Sunday 10:00 AM Marquee

Corinn Strating Band Corinn Strating has been a contributing member of the Melbourne and Australian Irish music scene for many years, as a performer (most notably with ‘the Beenies’) and as an avid sessioner. Her love of and respect for the tradition is clear

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50 in her flute playing and interpretations of the tunes. For this long-awaited solo project Corinn has collaborated with three other well-known ‘trad heads’; Kit Joyce - accordion, Ben McAtamney - bodhran and Gerry Daly - guitar. These four musicians have played together for years in Melbourne sessions and their pure enjoyment is evident in the music. Saturday 11:30 AM Flute & Fiddle Sunday

8:00 PM Scrumpy

Monday 2:00 PM Flute & Fiddle

Daniel Ho

Sunday 11:30 AM Workshop 5

beautifully crafted contemporary folk songs - a national tour in 2007 and the Festival of Maribor with the Slovenian Philharmonic and members of the ACO 2009. He stills enjoys learning and researching the music of working people of both Britain and Australia, and has a lively interest in the American tradition. In 2011 he celebrated his 75th birthday and marked 50 years as part of the folk scene in Australia. He says “I still enjoy every minute of it”.

Sunday

Friday

Six time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer; Hawaiian Daniel Ho performs a blend of Hawaiian, island and roots music on both slack key guitar and ukulele. Ho’s album Polani was the first all-ukulele album to be nominated for a Grammy. Friday

2:10 PM Marquee

Saturday 2:00 PM Coorong 9:00 PM Budawang

Danny Spooner

Dan Hannaford Described as “Byron Bay’s answer to Bob Dylan”, Dan Hannaford’s song swag is bursting at the seams as he steps up for his National Folk Festival debut. Combining acoustic guitars, bottleneck slide, jaw harp and backyard-built stomp boxes, Hannaford relentlessly unleashes the fire within, his heart permanently fixed upon his sleeve. For those with ears to hear. Saturday 3:00 PM Scrumpy Sunday

6:20 PM Scrumpy

Monday

5:20 PM Flute & Fiddle

Danny Spooner was born in the East End of London near the Thames River, and as a WW2 boy, learned the traditional songs of England Scotland and Ireland from family and friends. At 13 he went to work on a sailing barge, and then got his apprenticeship as a Waterman and Lighterman (able to navigate boats and ships on the Thames) and a tugboat master. April 1962 he stepped ashore at Circular Quay, having worked his way to Australia on the Canberra. To his astonishment, at Jim Carter’s Troubadour Folk Club in Rushcutters Bay, he found people singing those trad songs to an audience!! He soon fell in love with the Australian tradition of songs and tunes. For years he taught at tertiary and secondary levels, and since retiring 11 years ago, has toured each winter either Europe or North America. He was immensely honoured to find himself invited to work with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. It was an opportunity to bring to classical audiences traditional songs and some

12:20 PM Flute & Fiddle

Saturday 4:00 PM Budawang

David Ross Macdonald Acoustic Guitar Magazine likened MacDonald’s vocals, lyrics, and intricate finger style guitar style to “a collaboration between Nick Drake and a mid-1970s Bruce Cockburn”. Ross deals in subtlety, intimacy and nuance with a tunesmiths hand that coins songs and music with a haunting and poignant quality. One time underground geologist, now tunesmith of no fixed address, you might have seen MacDonald as the drummer for The Waifs. “Gentle grace and captivating melodies, songs that employ powerful imagery to evoke strong emotions and a poignancy,stirring and soothing – often both at the same time. Masterful ”Penguin Eggs Magazine (Canada) Friday

5:20 PM Flute & Fiddle

Saturday 1:00 PM Workshop 2 Saturday 3:50 PM Scrumpy Sunday

5:30 PM Scrumpy

Dingo’s Breakfast Western Australia’s most popular touring folk duo, Roger Montgomery - Great Poetry Debate Star and John Angliss are joined by Toby Montgomery and Bruce and Corrin Boyd forming the much beloved “Dingo’s Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band”. The Dingo’s are presenting their famous radio ballad “Women with Guns” with “very special” guests as well as their vibrant selection of Australian music, poetry and yarnspinning, with the accent firmly on comedy. Beauty! Friday

10:00 PM Majestic

Saturday 12:20 PM Flute & Fiddle Monday

6:10 PM Scrumpy

Doctor Stovepipe Dr. Stovepipe draws from the pharmacopoeia of Appalachian stringband music, hot jazz, gypsy swing, cowboy-western combos and popular ragtime. Purveyors of Medicinal Euphony, Doctor Stovepipe are comprised of Dr. Jim Sharrock, Dr. Gillian Cosgrove and Dr. Edward Radclyffe. All guaranteed qualified and of professional composure,


51 they employ the latest hygienic methods in guitar, banjo, fiddle and double bass and practise proven techniques in harmonising minstrelsy.

or innovator. Whatever it may be, “Nathan has the ability to turn the folk world on its ears.” Friday

2:30 PM Workshop 4

Thursday 8:00 PM Scrumpy

Friday

4:10 PM Marquee

Friday

Friday

7:40 PM Budawang

7:00 PM Majestic

Saturday 3:00 PM Majestic

Saturday 8:00 PM Coorong

Saturday 1:00 PM Kids

Sunday 11:30 AM Workshop 1

Monday 2:00 PM Workshop 1

Sunday

Don Jarmey

Elixir featuring Katie Noonan

Don Jarmey is a solo act with the energy of a full band. Using guitar and Irish bouzouki, his music is traditional, contemporary and all folk in between. Having played festivals and folk clubs from far North Queensland to Southern Victoria and in Ireland and the United Kingdom, Don’s style is acoustic, folkie and full of life and knowledge. Friday

3:50 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 2:10 PM Drowsy Maggies Sunday 10:40 AM Flute & Fiddle

Dry Bones Drybones is a brand new band, but its members are well acquainted with the stage. Each of the three brings a particular flavour - Leonard Podolok’s wry sense of humour; Nathan Rogers’ fiery insight, and J. D. Edwards lonesome howl. And that’s just the beginning - proving once again that folk music is alive and well. Some say Nathan Rogers was born into it, some that he was born with it, while others claim he has earned it. With one foot planted firmly in folk music’s traditional roots and the other reaching into its dynamic future, Nathan Rogers isn’t entirely sure what ‘it’ is. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, throat-chanter, percussionist, revivalist,

5:20 PM Coorong

Katie Noonan’s sublime jazz trio of 14 years Elixir released their long awaited 2nd album ‘First Seed Ripening’ in early September. The album subsequently spent over 10 weeks at number 1 on the Australian Jazz chart and won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album! 4 x ARIA Award winning and 6 x platinum selling vocalist extraordinaire Katie is joined in Elixir by guitarist Stephen Magnusson and saxophonist Zac Hurren. ‘Elixir’s music is so spellbinding and intoxicating, a delightful privilege to witness in live performance.’ Australian Stage Friday

8:00 PM Budawang

Saturday 3:20 PM Coorong Sunday

5:00 PM Budawang

Monday 12:30 PM Workshop 5

Ellis Collective, The Triple J Unearthed winners, The Ellis Collective take an unconventional approach to storytelling that recounts the jagged-edged disappointments of everyday Australian life. Releasing their debut album ‘Means What It Means’ in July 2011, the album is testament to the indie folk six-piece’s ability to seamlessly blend and borrow from a range of styles - folk through to country. Wielding an ambidextrous musicality, they create a sound that is undeniably unique and unmistakably Australian, featuring

vocals that echo Gareth Liddiard with the lyrical strength of John Darnielle and Conor Oberst set against a backdrop of soaring string sections and multi-layered harmonies. Friday

8:00 PM Majestic

Saturday 5:00 PM Majestic Sunday

4:00 PM Majestic

Sunday 12:10 AM Scrumpy (latenight)

Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Manouche Ewan MacKenzie and Swing Manouche is Ewan’s latest venture into the world of Django Reinhardt and the music he pioneered known as Jazz Manouche or Gypsy Jazz, this time exploring the guitar and clarinet led explorations by Django during the war years in Paris. The lineup consists of Ewan on guitar with Dan Cosgrove clarinet, Kay Sullivan accordion, Peter Freeman double bass and Miranda Deutsch rhythm guitar. Featuring the improvisational and compositional skills of Ewan, Dan and Kay - Swing Manouche look forward to bringing you their infectious and lyrical take on the unique style of music that is Gypsy Jazz. Saturday 11:30 AM Workshop 3 Saturday 9:00 PM Coorong Sunday 12:00 PM Coorong Monday 12:30 PM Marquee

Faded Curtains There have been many great songs written that reflect significant historical and political events in Queensland history. These songs reflect the struggles of ordinary men and women against injustice in their lives and the march of “progress”. This presentation revives some of the favourites songs that these folkies have grown up with and gives some background commentary to each song. Friday

10:00 AM Trocadero


52 Flamenco Fire - Primavera Mia The ritual of the celebration of the new spring. A celebration of birth and life. A time for song and dance. Centred around beautifully crafted dance ensembles, Primavera Mia will transport audiences to the spring fiestas of Spain. Since 1999, Flamenco Fire has been thrilling audiences with a heady mix of traditional and contemporary flamenco music, dance and song. A collaboration of Australia’s finest flamenco artists, Flamenco Fire features singers, dancers and musicians in a beautifully crafted show that reveals the flamenco art form in all of its guises. Friday

11:30 AM Workshop 4

Saturday 4:00 PM Workshop 5 Saturday 7:00 PM Budawang Sunday

3:20 PM Coorong

Sunday

5:30 PM Mallee

Monday

4:20 PM Coorong

Folk tales and furry tails A family group presenting a rain forest theme in traditional folk and contemporary children’s songs. Audience participation is encouraged with hand actions for the very young and some dance moves and activities for toddlers upwards. You will meet Scribble the possum, who will

entertain you as he creates pictures from the audience’s scribbles. Friday

12:00 PM Kids

Saturday 2:00 PM Kids Sunday

2:00 PM Kids

Monday 4:00 PM Kids

Frank Yamma Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia’s central desert. An extraordinary songwriter and guitarist, Frank Yamma has a rich, deep and resonant voice. Regarded as one of Australia’s most important indigenous songwriters, Yamma’s honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation, respect for old law and importance of country are spine tingling. His ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries sets new standards through his music. The release of his CD Countryman drew immediate local and international attention along with critical acclaim including The UK Independent’s Album of the Week and a 5 star review in the influential Songlines Magazine. Friday

5:00 PM Marquee

Saturday 1:00 PM Coorong Sunday

7:00 PM Drowsy Maggies

Franklyn B Paverty Franklyn B Paverty has for many years been one of Australia’s most popular and accomplished bush bands. Specialising in Australian folk songs, both old and not-so-old, and with 11 popular albums

In 2012 immerse yourself in the sublime harmony of six solo voices Touring to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle and Wollongong

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Sunken Dreams Delve into the heart of impressionism with Debussy arranged for voice and vibraphone Guest Artist Claire Edwardes (vibraphone, water percussion ) 5 -15 August

Ship to Shore A rollicking concert of swashbuckling shanties and songs about the sea Guest Artists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan ( guitar ) 2 -14 November

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53 to its credit, it has over the years graced stages at most of Australia’s folk clubs and festivals. It is one of the true survivors of the Australian folk scene and is, with its own unique infectious style, performing better than ever. Friday

10:00 AM Marquee

Saturday 2:10 PM Scrumpy Sunday

2:10 PM Scrumpy

Monday 12:00 PM Trocadero

Fred Smith and Liz Frencham “Smith is a superb songwriter. Frencham has a voice with all the appeal, emotional honesty and clarity of someone like Shawn Colvin or Mary Chapin Carpenter. Yes, really, she is that good. There is no other folk duo in Australia that even comes close to this magical combination.” Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald Friday

10:00 PM Budawang

leading session guitarist Rex Goh. ‘Cardier is our finest contemporary singer-songwriter BAR NONE...’(Rhythms Magazine). Friday

5:50 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 5:50 PM Drowsy Maggies Monday

4:30 PM Flute & Fiddle

Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth Playboys Gleny Rae Virus and her Tamworth Playboys focus on sparkling musicianship, feisty solos, creative modern day swing compositions and even a little burlesque styled comedy! Their current incarnation features Roy Payne on hollow body guitar, lap steel and button box, Dougie Bull on double bass, and Gleny Rae on squeezebox, fiddle and vocals. Friday

10:50 AM Marquee

Saturday 4:00 PM Workshop 2

Saturday 4:10 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 5:50 PM Marquee

Sunday 11:00 AM Coorong

Monday 11:00 AM Workshop 1

Full Circle

Monday 2:00 PM Kids

Full Circle is Canberra’s most exciting Celtic-Australian folk band winning the Band section of the Canberra Irish club “Great Irish Music Competition” in 2000 and is equally at home playing haunting airs or full-on ‘wall-of-death’ Irish reels! In Nov/Dec 2004 Full Circle made its debut international tour to Beijing playing to sell-out audiences at a series of live performances - including the Great Wall Sheraton - and Radio Beijing. The band’s extensive experience shows in their polished and vibrant performance style.Their sessions have been described as nothing less than an ‘X-treme Celtic Music workout!’ - National Folk Festival, Canberra Australia, 2003.

Monday

Friday

The Go Set appeals across a broad age demographic, combining the traditional elements of bagpipes and mandolin with rock guitars, with some fans drawn to the ‘folk’ slant of their music and others to the ‘punk/rock’ angle. Rest assured if you catch The Go Set at a gig this weekend you will experience raw energy, vitality and undeniable passion experienced at all Go Set gigs.

Friday

4:00 PM Workshop 4 11:20 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 4:40 PM Scrumpy Monday

6:20 PM Scrumpy

Ghostboy Ghostboy = outlaw performance beast. the world’s only vaguely legal part-time cannibal. He is a live hybrid of neocabaret, dark comedy, spoken weird theatre, & performance art. Some people listen and watch, a few refuse. He still gets booked, regardless, and he loves you as much as everybody else does. Friday

10:40 PM Majestic

Glen Cardia with Rex Goh Legendary singer-songwriter Glenn Cardier performs songs from his five critically acclaimed CDs with Australia’s

5:30 PM Scrumpy

Glover & Sorrensen Glover & Sorrensen are funny. In fact, with two stand-up comedians on stage at the same time, it’s twice as funny. With lots of improvisation, this show feeds off the audience with hilarious, and often unpredictable, results. Hold onto your funny bones. Friday

2:30 PM Workshop 2

Friday

7:00 PM Marquee

Sunday

9:30 PM Drowsy Maggies

Monday

3:20 PM Drowsy Maggies

high-lonesome vocals and virtuosic instrumentals from a traditional line-up of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and double bass played by experienced and award-winning musicians. Their live performances and recently released live CD and DVD are true to the traditional form and reflect the nature of the style with authenticity and respect, as it was when Bill Monroe first began performing it on the Grand Ole Opry. Friday Friday

11:00 AM Budawang 4:00 PM Workshop 2

Saturday 7:50 PM Drowsy Maggies Sunday 11:00 PM Flute & Fiddle

Harlequin Hobart Four-piece band Harlequin’s powerful performances display a dazzling array of handmade medieval instruments - Hurdygurdy, shawms, whistles, vielle, citole, moraharpa, darabuka, side drum, and tapan. Harlequin takes their audience on a thrilling and unique journey of beautiful, intriguing and wild melodies from 12th -16th century Europe and across to the Middle East. The haunting and evocative voice of Chilean-born Joana Cubillos expresses, in several languages, the timeless songs from the Cantigas of Santa Maria and other European folk backgrounds. Friday

8:40 PM Marquee

Saturday 10:50 AM Drowsy Maggies Monday 11:30 AM Flute & Fiddle

Go Set

Friday Sunday

12:10 AM Scrumpy (latenight) 1:00 AM Scrumpy

Monday 11:20 PM Scrumpy

Hardrive Bluegrass Band, THE The Hardrive Bluegrass Band are widely regarded as one of Australia’s foremost traditional bluegrass bands, playing standard bluegrass repertoire as well as Australian original songs and tunes in a hard driving bluegrass style. Featuring

Harry Manx Harry Manx has spent years fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching effortlessly between conventional guitars, harmonica, and banjo and the decidedly different Mohan veena, a 20-stringed instrument invented by Manx’ Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Manx is often referred to as the “Mysticssippi” Blues Man, because of


54 his expertise in melding both East and West music together and therefore, “creating musical short stories that wed the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas”. Over the last 10 years, Harry Manx released 11 Albums and has garnered a room full of awards including, “seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, the Canadian Folk Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist and won CBC Radio’s “Great Canadian Blues Award” in 2007. His most recent accomplishment was receiving yet another Juno Nomination for “Blues Album of the Year”, for his release, “Bread and Buddha” in 2010. Sunday

7:00 PM Budawang

Monday 12:00 PM Budawang

Helen Rowe and Ann Birmingham Since Ann and Helen first performed in ‘Tangled Web’ back in the nineties, their collaboration continues to be a source of unique adventures, ranging from improvised Japanese Garden soundscapes to a wonderful Medieval experience called ‘Melusine’ . From their musical travels they have collected many great songs and tunes, and have been inspired to write songs and tunes of their own. You can expect to hear beautiful Scottish ballads, mysterious Irish love songs, the odd bloodthirsty English ‘murder ballad’ , alongside the songbirds of the Australian bush from Will Ogilvie to Denis Kevans, and the powerful songs of writers like Henry Lawson, Dorothy Hewitt or Alistair Hulett .Helen and Ann use subtle vocal harmony, and play guitars, fiddle, whistles, viola, clarinet and concertina. Friday

3:00 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 12:30 PM Scrumpy Sunday 11:40 AM Scrumpy

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky With songs that become stories that become songs and yarns that become instrumentals and morph into poetry, characters and theatre, Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky is a consummate Australian performer of traditional and original material, played with banjo, harmonica, bodhran, bones and spoons, with lashings of humour, a dash of pathos, a swig of politics and a love of this land - and all in the one sentence. Jan was a founder of The Bushwackers Band; an author of best-sellers such as ‘Me & Phar Lap’; honourary performer at the 2003 Anzac Day Service at Gallipoli; and creator of acclaimed stage shows such as ‘Buckley: The Go-between’ and ‘Whitefella Learns to Dance.’ Friday Friday

11:30 AM Flute & Fiddle 1:00 PM Kids

Saturday 12:00 PM Trocadero Sunday

2:00 PM Trocadero

Monday 3:00 PM Scrumpy

Jeff Lang Jeff Lang is currently tearing it up across Australia and the World. He just collaborated with Tete in France who has sold a few million albums, then did a headlining tour across the UK before coming back to Australia to launch his new CD “Carried in Mind” on a 20 date Australian tour. Thursday 7:00 PM Budawang Friday

8:00 PM Coorong

Saturday 8:00 PM Budawang Sunday

4:00 PM Budawang

Jenny Fitzgibbon One mic, one woman. A festival of song all by herself, Jenny’s vocals rip it up and hush it down. With humour and drama you’ll be led through familiar fields and edgy forests. Compelling acappella. Friday

5:30 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 1:20 PM Scrumpy Monday 12:30 PM Scrumpy

Jim Haynes Jim’s hit ‘Since Cheryl Went Feral’ was number one for five weeks. He had other hits with ‘Don’t Call Wagga Wagga Wagga’ and ‘Mow Ya Lawn’. Jim originated bush verse shows at Tamworth Festival, toured his own shows as well as being part of the Slim Dusty Show and many others. Australiana expert on Radio 2UE’s top rating weekend show, Jim has written eighteen books and been involved with Academy of Country Music since its inception, lecturing in songwriting, self-management and networking. Helen Dickey, once said, ‘Jim Haynes is simply the best Australian comic entertainer we have.’ Saturday 9:30 PM Drowsy Maggies Sunday

7:00 PM Marquee

Monday 11:00 AM Workshop 3 Monday

4:10 PM Drowsy Maggies

John Colville & Primrose Henderson John from Dundee and Primrose from Glasgow grew up in an environment steeped in tradition. Their repertoire is rich in the culture, folklore, ballads, songs and dance music of Scotland, and as long time residents of Queensland they have also developed a passionate interest in Australian music. John is a leading exponent of the button accordion and is no slouch either on piano and

guitar. He has played with countless Australian bands including the legendary Bullamakanka. Primrose is a talented pianist and highly regarded flute player who sings beautifully while she strums her ukulele. They combine their diverse talents to create unique and innovative musical arrangements. Saturday 4:10 PM Marquee Sunday 10:00 AM Scrumpy Monday 10:00 AM Trocadero

Kamerunga A multi-instrumental, multitalented ensemble from tropical north Queensland, Kamerunga takes a big stick of funk, jazz and reggae to revive traditional Celticinfluenced colonial standards. Combining folk influences with rock, classical and world music elements and melding mandolin, fiddle and guitar wizardry with sizzling saxophone, keyboards and a dynamic rhythm section, Kamerunga take listeners on a serpentine journey, shifting the material from whisky-soaked shanty swagger to reggae-infused bush ballad to lounge-lizard jazz, sometimes within the same song. The band will be launching the follow-up to its ARIA-nominated debut album ‘The Push’ at the festival. Friday

10:20 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 8:50 PM Scrumpy Sunday 11:00 PM Budawang Monday

1:20 PM Marquee


55 blues are authentically presented with energy and style. Their music is a clear reflection of the people who live for it. Laissez les bon temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!) Friday

7:30 PM Trocadero

Saturday 11:40 AM Scrumpy Sunday

1:00 PM Workshop 3

Monday

3:20 PM Coorong

Linsey Pollak

Kristabelle and the Southern Jubilee RIngers Kristabell and The Southern Jubilee Ringers will be rousting up some great Americana this festival including Western swing, Appalachian old-time and gospel harmonies, and authentic cowboy songs from the old-west - you know which west we mean! With Ed Radclyffe (The Fuelers, Dr. Stovepipe, The Rooftop Revellers) on vocals, and double bass. Jacqui Bradley (Hoddle, The Free Rangers) on vocals, fiddle and banjo. Julie Barnes (Jaq Diamond and the Dubious Pleasures, Alive and Pickin’) on vocals and mandolin and Krista Schmeling (The Rooftop Revellers) on vocals, and guitar.

“Linsey Pollak - Live & Loopy” Linsey live loops saxillo, clarini, rubber glove bagpipes, carrot clarinet, elastic, balloons, melodica and jaw harps. Be entranced by the mellow sounds of a watering can clarinet quartet or bop in your seats to the dose of seventies style funk delivered by “Mr Curly”. Fri/Sat/Sun 5:00 PM Kids Saturday 10:20 PM Marquee Monday 10:00 AM Budawang

London Klezmer Quartet

Sunday 10:00 AM Drowsy Maggies

The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers much in demand on the UK folk, world and pop music scenes. Their deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The LKQ has, individually and collectively, performed at many of the UK’s best-known music venues and festivals, as well as around Europe and further afield.

Monday

Friday

Friday

10:50 AM Scrumpy 7:10 PM Scrumpy

Kristina Olsen Kristina Olsen is one of the most entertaining and compelling performers on the international folk circuit. A superb multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, steel- body slide guitar, saxophone, concertina and piano) as well as an award-winning songwriter with a big bluesy voice, Kristina has audiences around the world coming back for more. Her mix of powerful songs ranging from sassy bottleneck blues to lilting ballads to swing jazz to raunch and roll (as well as her hilarious storytelling) makes for a diverse and satisfying musical experience, on stage and on disc Friday

5:00 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 10:00 PM Budawang Monday

5:20 PM Coorong

Le Blanc Bros A fine tribute to the music & language of the Cajuns – Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band play the traditional music of southern Louisiana. Waltzes, two-steps and Creole

chorus singing, this new duo sing the old songs. Songs of harvest, home,and work. Drawing inspiration from the great traditional singers of the folk revival they sing in deft harmony with passion and belief. Both acknowledged soloists with reputations for unaccompanied singing, they have led sessions and workshops at Woodford and Neurum Creek festivals as well as being regular folk club performers. Friday

4:30 PM Flute & Fiddle

Saturday 5:20 PM Flute & Fiddle Monday

4:40 PM Scrumpy

Lurkers The Lurkers play subversive homespun bluegrass. With double bass, banjo, guitar and three-part harmonies, it’s acoustic hillbilly punk about environmental evangelism, pirateering and DIY Armageddon. Based in Sydney, The Lurkers are bringing songs of rebellion to a new generation. Friday

8:40 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 3:30 PM Budawang Saturday 10:30 PM Scrumpy Sunday

5:00 PM Drowsy Maggies

Monday 3:30 PM Workshop 1 Monday 8:50 PM Scrumpy

Maggie & Elsie Rigby

Saturday 10:00 PM Coorong

Winners of the 2011 Lis Johnston Award for vocal excellence, sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby have a grace beyond their years, writing strong, thoughtful and honest songs and singing them in gorgeous harmony, accompanied by driving rhythm on ukulele, fiddle banjo and marimba. Joined by Anita Hillman of ‘Evelyn’s Secret’ contributing cello, bass and striking vocal harmony, this trio is utterly lovely.

Sunday

Friday

Friday

1:00 PM Workshop 4 10:00 PM Coorong

Saturday 2:30 PM Workshop3 8:00 PM Budawang

9:30 PM Drowsy Maggies

Lonnie Martin and Dave Hughes

Saturday 6:20 PM Scrumpy

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3:50 PM Scrumpy


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Mark Cryle, described by the Courier Mail as ‘one of the best songwriters in Australia’ cut his teeth with the band Spot the Dog but has since emerged as a force to be reckoned with as singer songwriter with his award-winning solo releases. Mark will be joined on stage by his superb band The Redeemers.

Laugh and cry with Merryweather, Margaret Bradford and Margaret Essex; delightful harmonies, mature, mellow voices carry inspiring songs; wowed festivals and clubs on their recent Scandinavian tour. Margaret Bradford is launching her delightfully illustrated songs/CD book, Bindi-eye Bop; come and play recycled instruments (supplied) and jig-a-long to their favourite action song.

Friday

1:20 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 7:00 PM Drowsy Maggies Sunday

Friday

9:30 PM Marquee

Saturday 11:00 AM Kids

Monday 12:30 PM Workshop 1

Mattias Perez Trio Mattias Pérez Trio is one of the most exciting and active young groups of today’s Swedish folk music scene ! Their first CD is a sparkling and very accessible collection of tunes that will appeal to all lovers of Nordic music, as well as forming a great start for those still unfamiliar with the genre. The music consists of traditional material, mostly from Western Sweden as well as newly composed tunes. 4:00 PM Workshop 1

Sunday

7:50 PM Marquee

Monday

3:20 PM Marquee

Sunday

4:00 PM Kids

Monday

1:20 PM Scrumpy

Mic Conway with Robbie Long In a circus of comedy, music and magic, Mic Conway and flat-picking guitar champion Robbie Long present an hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split. Featuring some Captain Matchbox favourites like “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” and a fiery version of “Masochism Tango” as well as a swag of Conway originals from the duo’s debut album, “Street of Dreams” featured on Spicks and Specks. Stripped back, irreverent and shameless, Mic Conway

Saturday 1:00 PM Budawang Sunday

3:00 PM Kids

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5:20 PM Coorong

Sunday 12:00 PM Kids Sunday

2:10 PM Drowsy Maggies

Sunday

4:00 PM Workshop 4

Monday 11:00 AM Kids Monday 5:00 PM Marquee

Mike Jackson A must-see for all ages both as performer and teacher. 35 years of 3 shows a day 5 days a week have honed Mike into a consummate performer with a fascinating musical story to tell. Kids adore his spontaneity, wacky humour the tricks he teaches them. World famous for his Uke’n Play Ukulele kits, nationally known for his hits for kids and his Bush Dance Kits Mike will be releasing a new children’s songbook celebrating his three biggest hits and a new children’s album — his 36th. Friday Friday

11:30 AM Workshop 5 2:00 PM Kids

Saturday 11:30 AM Workshop 4 Saturday 3:00 PM Kids Saturday 5:00 PM Mallee


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Mike McClellan Mike McClellan, one of the most acclaimed and influential singer, writer guitarists of the 70s and early 80s returns to performing after a long absence. With a widely heralded new CD of deeply moving songs many have said that the Song and Dance man is singing and playing better than ever. Friday

2:00 PM Coorong

Saturday 12:00 PM Budawang Saturday 3:10 PM Budawang Sunday

1:00 PM Workshop 1

Sunday

4:10 PM Drowsy Maggies

Mikelangelo and the Black sea Gentlemen Time Out London Critics Choice and Green Room Award winners Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen celebrate their tenth anniversary with a show fittingly entitled Ten Long Years In The Saddle. This one hour theatrical concert will feature new material alongside The Gentlemen’s classics for a night of epic grandeur, great emotion and high farce. Starring Mikelangelo on lead vocals and guitar, Rufino the Catalan Casanova on violin, The Great Muldavio on clarinet, Guido Libido on piano accordion and Little Ivan on double-bass. Together the group create beautifully layered musical arrangements, hilarious vignettes and vivid, iconic characters. Friday

9:30 PM Majestic

National Folk Festival Percussion Experience Hey there! Don’t just watch other people play - come and play some percussion with us! Dynamic percussionist and teacher Peter Vadiveloo will run four rehearsals to create a magical percussion piece for this year’s festival. The piece will include vocal, body and instrumental percussion. The ‘Experience’ is open to everyone - from beginners to skilled, from kids to adults. The piece will be performed on the final day of the festival. Haven’t got a drum? Don’t worry - we’ll give you something to play! Daily

4:00 PM Workshop 5

No Such Thing No Such Thing is a group of musicians who play collected Australian dance tunes. The unusual name came about after a Scottish musician commented that “there is no such thing as Australian dance music”. The band recreates the authentic feel of the old time dance bands

and will soon get your feet tapping. They are a favourite of the dancing fraternity, playing monthly at Wongawilli and other dances. They have appeared recently at the Illawarra, Kangaroo Valley, St Albans and Cobargo Folk Festivals. Friday Friday

11:30 AM Workshop 3 6:00 PM Mallee

Monday 4:00 PM Trocadero

Noel Gardner Trio Noel Gardner from Maleny in Queensland is a legend in his own lunch box. Alex Bridge on bass and harmony vocals along with Wendy Hodgins on piano fill it to overflowing with tasteful delights that enhance the emotional flavour of songs. Along with Noel’s voice and gentle guitar, his lyrics and finely crafted songs are full of captivating imagery and will touch your heart with passion, candour and humour. Heartfelt songs in a velvet glove of music.

Panta Rei Panta Rei Fusion dancing combines different forms of world-dancing such as Spanish/Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Asian and African dance, fusing them into a new type of dancing. Performers include musicians that produce driving djembe and tabla rhythms, resulting in a spectacular display of sound, movement and colourful costumes. Friday

11:30 AM Fitzroy

Friday

4:00 PM Piazza

Saturday 3:00 PM Piazza Sunday

1:30 PM Piazza

Perch Creek Family Jugband

Monday 11:40 AM Scrumpy

Featuring Australia’s top one-legged saw player, Who magazine’s ‘most handsome jug player’, and more (equally notable) siblings than you can count. Where do they keep getting them from? The Perch Creek Family Jugband sing and dance their unique blend of jug band music, bluegrass, old-time jazz, and country blues to the enjoyment of young and old. www.perchcreek.com

Owen Campbell

Friday

Owen Campbell’s band plays gritty, dirty Louisiana-style blues. His bluesy drawl is melded with a soulful slide guitar and a folk songwriting style, and beckons his audience to join him in his steamy, swampy, growling world.

Saturday 10:40 AM Flute & Fiddle

Friday

2:10 PM Scrumpy

Sunday

9:00 PM Trocadero

Thursday 7:00 PM Scrumpy Friday

4:10 PM Drowsy Maggies

Sunday

0:10 AM Scrumpy

Sunday 10:30 PM Scrumpy

7:00 PM Drowsy Maggies

Sunday 10:50 AM Scrumpy Sunday

4:00 PM Workshop 3

Peter Combe Australia’s best known kids singer/ songwriter currently undergoing a career resurgence and now with a 3 tiered audience - kids, young adults, over a million of whom grew up on his songs and their parents, who bought the albums 20 years ago in the first place!! His ‘American


58 Pie’ is a song called ‘Wash Your Face in Orange Juice’ - compulsory at all concerts! arguably the best known original Australian kids song of the past 25 years. There is much audience singing at the concerts. Friday

4:00 PM Kids

2000 which received national airplay on the ABC. Now, after an 8-year break living on different continents, they are back together, singing and playing an eclectic mix of traditional English, Irish, American and Australian folk music and original songs.

Saturday 11:20 PM Scrumpy

Friday

Sunday

8:50 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 8:40 PM Drowsy Maggies

Monday

1:00 PM Kids

Sunday 10:50 AM Drowsy Maggies

Peter Denahy

10:00 AM Scrumpy

Pocket Fox Barely squeezing onto most stages, Pocket Fox is a feast for your ears. There are tunes to dance to, stories to laugh and cry to, and they’re also pretty good looking.

spreading their message of mirth loving merriment around the globe for many a moon, treading the boards of Spiegel tents, National Galleries, internationally renowned festivals, and cobblestoned alleys, in which time they’ve created their grimoire of musical tales. This will be Rapskallion’s third year at the “Nash”, and this year they will be launching their brand new album, ”Vagabond king”, a rollicking, frolicsome, Dantesque collection of vaudevillian rock n’roll sonnets, guaranteed to intoxicate, arouse, and inspire joie de vivre.

Peter Denahy is a brilliant fiddle and guitar player. He sings well and is arguably the funniest man on the planet. The content of his show ranges from Bluegrass, to country music, to Irish reels and it is all wrapped up with wholesome, split your sides comedy.

Saturday 7:30 PM Majestic

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Friday

Monday 4:00 PM Majestic

Rebecca Wright

Poms from Oz

After almost four years galavanting across the UK, Europe and beyond, Queensland’s own Rebecca Wright returns to the National to share with you her much loved heart-opening originals and inspiring interpretations. This time she will be joined by her bonny Scotsman Donald McKay and together they will delight you with their special blend of vocals, guitar, cello, requinto guitar and bodhran.

7:50 PM Marquee

Saturday 10:20 PM Drowsy Maggies Sunday

7:50 PM Drowsy Maggies

Pirate Brides A well-loved fixture in the Brisbane acoustic music scene, and festival favourites around the country, Pirate Brides combine their trademark four-part vocals with tasty clawhammer banjo, accordion, mandolin, guitar, and double bass. With a repertoire spanning acoustic originals, bluegrass, contemporary folk and old - timey, their songs are catchy, accessible, played with irrepressible spirit and a sense of irreverent good fun. Friday

10:50 AM Scrumpy

5:00 PM Majestic

Poms from Oz are the Pomeroy family trio of vocalists Judy, Alan and daughter Kathleen. Their tight harmony and vocal strength bring a fresh feel to original, contemporary and traditional works, uncovering a rich tapestry of songs gathered in their travels from around the world. Most songs are acappella but sometimes accompanied by guitar and/ or harmonica. Moods in their songs range from downright quirky to real tear jerkers and audience participation is encouraged. Their sound is distinctive, as Judy arranges all the songs specifically for their voices.

Saturday 4:50 PM Trocadero

Friday

Sunday

Saturday 10:00 AM Scrumpy

4:10 PM Marquee

2:50 PM Flute & Fiddle

Monday 10:00 AM Workshop 3

Sunday

Poachers

Monday 11:00 AM Workshop 5

Brisbane-based vocal/guitar/fiddle trio The Poachers (Andrew Heath, Cathy Bell and Penny Boys) formed in 1998 and had great success on the Australian festival circuit, providing support for folk greats Altan, Tony McManus and the Fureys, and releasing a critically-acclaimed CD in

Rapskallion

3:00 PM Scrumpy

Electric troubadours, Rapskallion, shall be swashbuckling to the stage at this year’s National folk festival with their heady concoction of rabble-rousing revelry, reckless riffing, and rhapsodic romanticism. The Skallions have been

Thursday 10:00 PM Scrumpy Saturday 12:00 PM Majestic Saturday 10:30 PM Majestic

Friday

1:10 AM Scrumpy

7:10 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 1:10 PM Flute & Fiddle Monday

2:10 PM Drowsy Maggies

Richard Perso Richard Perso doesn’t seem to have enough arms, legs or lungs to pull off such a physically demanding performance but that doesn’t stop him from playing 3 didgeridoos, driving a weapons cache of 4 overdriven acoustic guitars and somehow managing to replace the roll of a drummer with little more than his 2 feet. Australian cultural heritage mixed with blues, rock and folk influences. As just a 20 year old, Richard is quickly establishing himself with appearances at more than 50 festivals, and invited back to Canada for a second tour in 2012. Thursday 6:00 PM Scrumpy Friday

8:50 PM Scrumpy

Sunday 10:20 PM Marquee Monday 8:00 PM Scrumpy

Riley Baugus & Kirk Sutphin From North Carolina come the leading exponents of Old-Timey Appalachian Music. Riley Baugus was the music on “Cold Mountain” movie, afterwards touring with Nicole Kidman and the cast.


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Saturday 4:00 PM Workshop 4

hat at Blue Mountains Folk, Tamworth Country and Peats Ridge Festivals, this folk/pop chanteuse is an important and delightful fixture in today’s Australian music scene.

Sunday 10:00 AM Workshop 2

Saturday 3:40 PM Flute & Fiddle

Sunday

2:00 PM Coorong

Sunday

1:10 PM Flute & Fiddle

Sunday

6:40 PM Budawang

Monday

5:50 PM Drowsy Maggies

Kirk Sutphin is a really original fiddler, steeped in the tradition. Friday

12:00 PM Coorong

Monday 11:40 AM Marquee

Riogh Riogh play a mix of traditional and contemporary Celtic songs and tunes, with soaring five part harmonies and some of Australia’s best folk musicians. In their short history the band have been wildly received by audiences at festivals from NSW to Victoria. Friday

12:00 PM Budawang

Saturday 2:30 PM Workshop 1 Saturday 6:30 PM Trocadero Sunday 10:00 PM Budawang

Rory Ellis Rory Ellis is an Australian alt Country/ Blues singer/songwriter, with heaps of stories to tell and impossible to pigeonhole. He is neither blues/folk nor country, instead, an amalgam of the best of all three, fused together by one special ingredient. Rory Ellis, with a voice you’ll never forget is joined by master slide-man/ guitarist Tim Hackett, this duo will set the festival stages alight. Friday

9:30 PM Marquee

Saturday 10:00 AM Budawang Sunday 10:20 PM Drowsy Maggies

Rough Red One of the country’s most travelled bands, Rough Red have released six albums over the past 18 years, taking their brand of energetic folk-rock to audiences throughout Europe and Australia. Tales of bushrangers and pirates, poignant love-gone-wrong ballads, manic mandolin solos, soaring 4 part harmonies -- a Rough Red show touches all the emotions. Friday

7:50 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 9:30 PM Marquee Monday

9:40 PM Scrumpy

Sam Buckingham After enchanting audiences as a blackboard artist at the 2011 National Folk Festival, Sydney based songstress Sam Buckingham brings her intimate and engaging live show to the National in 2012. Having played alongside artists as renowned and diverse as Washington, Angus & Julia Stone, Kasey Chambers and Lior, toured Europe and tipped her

Sarah Humphreys A disarming songstress delivering earthy, grounded and honest folk pop using guitar and ukelele. Sarah was the ABC Music Artist of the Year in 2009 and has toured and recorded extensively. 2012 will see Sarah release her next album with ABC music. Friday

1:10 PM Flute & Fiddle

Saturday 2:00 PM Flute & Fiddle Sunday 12:30 PM Drowsy Maggies

Sásta Irish Music Band Sásta Irish Music Band are four fantastic Irish musicians, now based in Brisbane. They play full on, up tempo energetic Irish trad to a very high standard as well as funny songs & ballads from The Pogues, The Dubliners etc. Their CD ‘A long way from home!’ will be launched at the festival! Friday

10:20 PM Marquee

Saturday 8:00 PM Scrumpy Sunday 10:00 PM Coorong Monday 10:00 AM Drowsy Maggies

Shooglenifty Famous the world over for inventing techno ceilidh, acid croft and hypnofolkadelia, Shooglenifty’s original and exciting sound has launched the band on an international career. A wild uptempo mix of trad talent and super funky phonics melding heritage and hedonism into one unbreakable whole. Friday

11:00 PM Budawang

Saturday 5:20 PM Coorong Sunday 11:30 AM Workshop2 Sunday

3:00 PM Budawang


60 Soor Ananta - Magical melodies of the dancing flute and tabla ‘Soor Ananta’ is a splendid display of spontaneous improvisation, heartcapturing melody and rhythm. Born in India and having learnt Indian classical music since childhood, both, Vinod and Jay master their instruments profoundly. The duo command the stage with passion, technical brilliance and immense energy. Their music takes the listeners into a state of absolute ecstasy - there is meditative melody as well as heart-bouncing rhythm. The stunning virtuosity captures the heart, freshens the mind, and energises the soul. It will take your breath away! Friday

11:30 AM Workshop 1

Saturday 2:50 PM Flute & Fiddle Sunday

2:10 PM Marquee

Monday 10:00 AM Scrumpy

Stacy Phillips & Paul Howard Stacy Phillips is a Grammy award winning dobro and violin player. Paul Howard is a smooth, versatile vocalist and world class rhythm guitarist. The Duet play roots music of America as well as Hawaiian, klezmer, jazz and their unique brand of originals known as “neo-urban traditional music”. Friday

1:00 PM Coorong

Saturday 1:00 PM Workshop 4

Simpson Three The Simpson Three are a trio of celtic musicians performing predominantly Irish and Australian music. These three siblings promise an explosive blend of traditional, contemporary and original tunes and songs. Their line up includes tenor banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bodhran and guitar. The trio have just finished their new album, recorded as a result of the 2010 National Folk Festival’s Declan Affley Award for Excellence in Traditional Music and they also just received the 2011 Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award in Canberra. Friday Sunday

11:40 AM Scrumpy 8:40 PM Drowsy Maggies

Monday 10:50 AM Scrumpy

Songs With Legs Fay White and Jane Thompson are singers - each possessed of a beautiful singing voice, and with passion and warmth borne of a lifetime of commitment to song, together they make gorgeous music, with richness and intimacy in equal measure, and with glorious harmony. Fay White is a consummate songwriter and performer, who has won the hearts of countless audiences over the years... joined by Jane Thompson from Blackwood and The Rainmakers. Songs

with Legs - songs with something to say, songs that go places, from wry humour about the beauty myth, to story songs of the Grampians/Gariwerd bush fires, and much in between. Friday

1:20 PM Scrumpy

Sunday

2:00 PM Flute & Fiddle

Sonia Buckley Sonia Buckley comes from the high country in Victoria,her forbears were first settlers in the 1800s. She inherits rich folk influence, passed down through the generations. Sonia won the Mountain Cattleman’s Heritage Award. Her new album “Bare Naked and Natural” is mountain folk mixed with her deep melodic blues voice. Andrew Claremont, Monz, Bryn Jones, Lord Stompy, Steve Flemming and Alexander Gordon all played on her latest album making this a true listening experience. Sonia plays native American Indian flute & guitar. Come for a soulful journey with Sonia, Bryn Jones on guitar and Andrew Shrape on bouzouki as she sings about love, adventure and shares some high country tales. Friday

6:20 PM Scrumpy

Sunday

3:40 PM Flute & Fiddle

Monday 10:50 AM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 3:20 PM Marquee Sunday 11:30 AM Workshop 4 Sunday

8:40 PM Marquee

Stanley Greenthal Internationally acclaimed songwriter and instrumentalist Stanley Greenthal stretches musical borders from Scotland, Ireland and Brittany to Greece and the Balkans. He sings and plays guitar, bouzouki, laouto and lavta (Greek and Turkish lutes), while Kip Greenthal adds harmony vocal and percussion. Scottish marches, Breton round dances and Cretan syrtos combine with songs to transport audiences to a different time and place with stunning rhythmic complexity. On tour for the first time in Australia he will be promoting his 2011 release “First Song” and will be joined by album collaborator Luke Plumb. Friday

3:20 PM Drowsy Maggies

Saturday 2:30 PM Workshop 4 Saturday 7:50 PM Marquee Sunday

5:50 PM Drowsy Maggies

Stefan Grossman Stefan Grossman is a legend to millions of guitarists who have learned blues and ragtime from his tuition books, tapes and videos. Stefan learned from the Rev


61 Gary Davis and has played with Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Paul Simon and Eric Clapton to mention a few. With an engaging stage presence, Stefan Grossman plays guitar for you from deep in his heart. Saturday 2:10 PM Marquee Saturday 6:40 PM Budawang Sunday

1:00 PM Workshop 5

Sunday

9:00 PM Coorong

Monday 11:00 AM Coorong

String Theory Having formed around the kitchen table during Melbourne’s winter in 2009, String Theory has performed at major folk festivals and venues across Australia to high acclaim. With sweet vocal harmonies, fiddles, and driving rhythms on guitar, banjo, cello and Appalachian dulcimer, they play traditional Appalachian string band music with a contemporary twist. At the 2010 National Folk Festival they were awarded the Peter Daly Award and were winners of the Infinite Motown competition. All four members combine elements from their eclectic musical upbringings in Celtic, Appalachian and Quebecois folk music to create a lively, original sound. Friday Sunday

10:00 AM Coorong 1:20 PM Drowsy Maggies

Monday 11:00 AM Workshop 4 Monday 12:30 PM Drowsy Maggies

Stringmansassy Aaron Hopper (guitar) and Kacey Patrick (vocals). For those lucky enough to join them, the visit is wonderful even the laws of physics are subject to subtle manipulation in Stringmansassy’s world. Stringmansassy are refined and sophisticated performers and unique arrangers of every musical genre. They transcend their roots of jazz and folk to create a music that is described as spellbinding, enthralling and passionate. For twelve years as a performance duo, Stringmansassy have expanded the expected realm for guitar and voice, proving that it is possible to create an astonishing musical atmosphere with a small ensemble. Friday

4:00 PM Budawang

Saturday 7:00 PM Marquee Sunday

3:20 PM Drowsy Maggies

Susanna Carman “If Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell had a child she would sound like Susanna Carman.” - Rave Magazine. Carman’s live performance hints at a bit of Fleetwood Mac via Dixie Chick skip, offering just enough country to put a bit of tradition in her folk pop songs. Her finger-picking

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Trev says “I’ve got some of my favourite songs for you. Some old, some new, some borrowed and definitely some blues. I’ll also have the pleasure of presenting the Rock n Roll Show on Sunday night.”

Victor Valdes

Friday

Friday

Sunday

9:00 PM Mallee

Saturday 10:50 AM Scrumpy

Friday

2:00 PM Flute & Fiddle

Monday

1:10 PM Flute & Fiddle

Saturday 2:30 PM Mallee

Sunday

2:50 PM Flute & Fiddle

Triantan

Monday

3:40 PM Flute & Fiddle

Three voices, acappella, with some Bodhran accompaniment, singing traditional and modern songs in Irish, Scots Gaelic and English. The two lads wear the traditional Scots Plaide whilst Judy represents her Irish heritage. They seek to bring to life the oral tradition, telling stories in song, from our ancient and modern heritage. Giving fresh life to our Celtic and Australian history. Saturday 10:00 AM Drowsy Maggies

Tiger and Me, THE The Tiger & Me are architects of singalong good times, dark-edged popleaning folk and side-leering swagger. Their feverish live shows wring the full gamut of emotion from their audiences as frenzy gives way to restraint and menace becomes charm. “As fun as it all is, the Tiger & Me is a band of emotional breadth and it shifts effortlessly through the gears from brass-bright exuberance, ambivalent, Gypsy energy and a delicate-to-the-pointof delicious sombreness”. 4 Stars James Jeffrey, THE AUSTRALIAN, 2010 Thursday 9:00 PM Scrumpy Friday

9:40 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 9:30 PM Majestic Sunday 10:30 PM Majestic

Trev Dunham Trev is a multi instrumentalist, singer and singer/songwriter. You may know him from some great bands such as AllezGator, The Ya Yas, The Feral Brothers or The Mojokers. You may have seen him playing recently with; Rough Red, Big Erle, Humbug, Dan Fernandes, Chris Harland, BLT, The Badja River Quartet or The Amazing 3.

10:40 AM Flute & Fiddle

10:00 AM Budawang

Sunday 10:00 AM Workshop 3

Sunday 10:00 AM Coorong Monday

Internationally acclaimed harpist Victor Valdes takes an imaginary journey to Latin-America through the onomatopoeic sounds of the harp.

2:10 PM Scrumpy

Uncle Bill Originally formed in 1996, Uncle Bill reintroduced Australians to music they were already familiar with, as well as oldstyle traditional tunes, with instruments many had not seen played live in pubs before. Hale chose songs he had enjoyed playing with well-known local writers: Colin Hay, Paul Kelly, Broderick Smith, Paul Norton and Steve Boyd. They will present a variety of material in the bluegrass format. Saturday 11:30 AM Workshop 1 Saturday 1:20 PM Drowsy Maggies Sunday

3:20 PM Marquee

Monday

1:00 PM Budawang

Monday 10:40 AM Flute & Fiddle

Volatinsky Trio The Volatinsky Trio plays music laced with the flavours of Russia and the Balkans on an exotic combination of instruments,cimbalom - 78-string hammer dulcimer, cello, Russian domra and guitar. Lucy Voronov (Minsk), Anatoli Torjinski (Odessa) and Stephen Lalor (Kiev) have played to great acclaim at the 2010 National Folk Festival and 2011 Fairbridge Festival, plus Sydney’s Café Carnivale, Echo Festival, Soundlounge Camelot and Qirkz. Their CD “Troika”, distributed by Planet from August 2011, receives regular ABC radio airplay. Friday

1:20 PM Marquee

Friday

4:00 PM Workshop 1

Friday

4:00 PM Workshop 3

Saturday 9:00 PM Budawang Sunday 11:40 AM Marquee

Woohoo Revue Call them what you will- ‘Balkan gypsy brass band, roaring twenties swing ensemble, Wild West fiddle contest or a soundtrack for Looney Tunes’- it barely scratches the surface. There are few, if any parallels to the sound of The Woohoo Revue. This fiendishly talented sextet of violin, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, bass and drums create an adrenalin-fuelled celebration fit for dancing, drinking, and ignoring tomorrow. Thursday 11:00 PM Scrumpy Saturday 1:10 AM Scrumpy Saturday 9:00 PM Scrumpy Sunday 11:20 PM Scrumpy Monday 2:00 PM Workshop 4

Yearlings Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson, aka The Yearlings, first crossed paths at Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2000, and they’ve been writing and performing together ever since. Reminiscent of alt-country Americana, but born out of Adelaide, South Australia, The Yearlings’ sound is all their own, deftly straddling old and new, bitter and sweet, darkness and transcendence. Quietly chipping away at their sound for the past ten years,


63 they have produced four studio albums and one live record, and have appeared at high-profile festivals around Australia and internationally “Utterly charming and horribly irresistible ****” - Tom Jellet Weekend Australian. Friday

12:30 PM Marquee

Saturday 11:00 AM Coorong Sunday

1:00 PM Coorong

Yeshe There aren’t many on the world music scene who can tie together so effortlessly the ethos of African music with Western sensibility, but Byron Bay area local, Yeshe, is one who can. Born in Germany, Yeshe began his musical education within the thriving European world music scene at the time, furthering his studies with regular pilgrimages to Africa, immersing himself in the traditional African sounds of the Mbira (Zimbabwean thumb-piano) and Kamele ngoni (West African lute), studying under master Garkayi Tirikoti. From there to Australia, where via his two albums, Yeshe has shown himself a master of Global Roots, one based in tradition, but with limitless possibilities. Friday

12:30 PM Scrumpy

Saturday 10:00 AM Coorong Monday

4:10 PM Marquee


64 Zulya and The Children of the Underground Internationally acclaimed Zulya and The Children of the Underground play exquisitely arranged original music inspired by Zulya’s Tatar and Russian roots. Their music has been described as “ sitting somewhere between Kurt Weill-ish Euro-cabaret jazz and lullabies constructed to tear your heart out. Their ARIA winning release “3 Nights” received five stars from The Songlines (UK) and secured a position in the top ten of European World Music charts for several months – a feat no other Australian album in this genre has ever achieved. Their most recent album “Tales of Subliming” is also highly acclaimed and features songs in English as well as Russian and Tatar. Friday

9:00 PM Budawang

Saturday 12:00 PM Coorong Sunday

2:40 PM Budawang

Sunday

8:00 PM Coorong

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OPENING HOURS The Bohemia Bar Thu 6pm – 1am Fri 10.30am – 1am Sat 10.30am – 1am Sun 10.30am – 1am Mon 10.30am – 11pm Flute & Fiddle Wine Bar Wed 5pm – 11pm Thu 3pm – 1am Fri 1am – 1.30am Sat 1am – 1.30am Sun 1am – 1.30am Mon 1am – 1.30am Scrumpy Bar Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

5:30pm - 1.30am 11am – 3am 11am – 3am 11am – 3am 11am – 1am

Session Bar Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

6pm – 10pm 5.30pm – 3am 12noon – 4am 12noon – 4am 12noon – 4am 12noon – 4am

Drowsy Maggies Bar Fri 11am – 11pm Sat 11am – 11pm Sun 11am – 11pm Mon 11am – 7pm Bothy for Coffee Wed 4 11am – 11pm Thu 5 – Mon 9 11am – 11pm Tue 10 8am – 2pm Childcare Fri 6 – Sun 9 Mon 9

11am – 9pm 11am – 6pm

Disability Services Thu 5 5pm - 7pm Fri 6 – Sun 8 9am - 7pm Mon 9 9am - 5pm

LOST

Festival office Mon 2 – Wed 4 Thur 5 (midnight) Fri 6 – Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Festival Shop Wed 4 – Thu 5 Fri 6 – Sun 8 Mon 9

8am – 8pm 8am – 12am 8am – 11pm 9am – 5pm 8am - 12pm (midday) 2.30pm – 7.30pm 9am – 9pm 9am – 5pm

festival shop Perf. Check–In Wed 4 – Thu 5 2:30 – 7:30pm Fri 6 – Sun 8 9am – 7pm Mon 9 6pm – 8pm First Aid Thu 5 5pm – 12am Fri 6 – Mon 9 10am – 12am After Hours Contact 24 hrs Flemington Rd Car Park Thur 5 – Mon 9 8am – 8pm

Kids Festival Kafé Fri 6 – Mon 9 10am – 5pm Lost Property Thu 5 Fri 6 – Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10

5pm – 9pm 9am – 9pm 9am – 11pm 8am – 1pm

Ticket Offices Wells Station Rd (pre-festival): Mon 2 – Wed 4 9am – 5pm Wells Station Rd & Flemington Rd (during festival): Thur 5 9am – 12am Fri 6 8am – 12am Sat 7 8am – 11pm Sun 8 8am – 11pm Mon 9 8am – 7pm Volunteer Centre Mon 2 – Wed 4 8am - 6pm Thu 5 - Mon 9 7am - 11pm

Each year, hundereds of items are handed in at the Festival Lost Property office. Everything from false teeth to musical instruments.

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USEFUL INFORMATION Assistance A 24-hour Communications Centre operates on site from Thursday 5th of April to Monday 9th April. The Communications Centre coordinates assistance for medical or other emergencies through local emergency services, and has direct radio contact with Security who manage offensive behavior, underage drinking, theft, vandalism, excessive noise in campground and un-authorised entry to site. The Patron Support team is also on site to report any issues to Security, and to assist the general public with enquiries. If you need assistance please speak to the Patron Support team, or contact Communications on 6230 7118 if you need urgent assistance. For non-urgent issues, the Festival Office is open between 8am and 11pm.

between the Quokka and the Scrumpy and the third at the main festival entrance turnstiles off Flemington Rd. These entrances will be wristband and bag check points.

Bike Minding During the Festival a bike rack and bike minding is operated by Pedal Power near Gate 2 behind the Marquee venue. We recommend that patrons bring their own bike locks for added security.

Camping A Camping Zone vehicle pass is required for vehicle access to the camping areas and must be accompanied by a camping season pass. Access is via Gate 7 off Wells Station Road. Vehicle passes cost $25 each. The Festival does not guarantee powered sites, and works on a first in – first served basis. A Tent Only area is available directly adjacent to the Main Ticket Office, and undercover parking is provided for this area in the adjacent sheds.

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Childcare

Entry to the festival is at your own risk, please see Hazard Board at Safety Office for daily updated safety information.

Available in the Pelican Room (upstairs in the Coorong Pavilion). Open 11am-9am Fri-Sun and 11am-6pm Mon.

Footwear must be worn at all times whilst onsite at the festival.

Cost: $5.00 per hour per child (maximum of four hours at a time). Space is limited and booking is recommended.

Festival wristbands must be worn at all times from 8am Monday 2 April; you will need to scan in and out of the site from this time. All patrons are responsible for their own wristbands/tickets. If you arrive without your pre-issued ticket/wristband you will be charged for a new ticket at Gate price or refused entry. All vehicles must display a vehicle pass if entering the site, campground areas and/or entertainment zone A responsible adult must accompany all minors (under 18 years) camping at the festival. No pets. No exceptions! Assistance animals must be registered with Disability Services 0406 375 694. Offensive behavior, theft and vandalism will result in removal from site by Security/Police, no refund will be issued. Sound/video recordings are not permitted without prior written consent from the Managing Director. The festival has a liquor permit for the event. BYO alcohol is not permitted, and no glass is to brought onto the site. Any person found involved in underage drinking or secondary supply of alcohol will have their wristband removed and will be escorted offsite. AFP police officers will be called to deal with underage drinking offenders and citations issued.

We have set up 3 entrance points to the Entertainment Zone: One at the Stock Camp near the Fitzroy, one at the Gate

EFTPOS and Cash Out Cash out is available from the ATM located outside the Festival Shop.

Disability Facilities PH: 0406 375 694 A Disability Services facility is located just inside the Flemington Road Ticket Office entrance (past the turnstiles).

- Parking: Note: Government issued stickers MUST be displayed when parking in the following locations: •

Adjacent to the Wells Station Road Ticket Office.

Behind Quokka Pavilion. Access is via the Wells Station Road main entrance.

- Wheelchairs: A limited number of wheelchairs are available for four-hourly loans. See Disability Services for details. There are facilities for recharging electric wheelchairs onsite, contact Disability services for more details.

- Hearing Loops: Budawang, Trocadero and Coorong pavilions have a Hearing Loop. - Toilet Facilities with Wheelchair Access: Cotter Campground, Koszciusko building,

Gate 11 Toilet Block, Fitzroy Pavilion, Link Building (between Coorong & Budawang), Coorong, outside Mallee, Session Bar, and the Budawang have Disability toilets with wheelchair access.

- Shower Facilities with Wheelchair Access: Fitzroy and Coorong Pavilions, Cotter Campground, Koszciusko/Farmers Market Toilets (new block), Gate 11 Toilet Block have wheelchair accessible showers. Note: Building E, Childcare and the Long Room in the Coorong Pavilion have NO DISABILITY ACCESS. Guide dogs can be watered and toileted in an area behind the Marquee near Gate 2.

First Aid First Aid Services and water bottle refill are available in front of Building E (Festival Shop). For after hours service contact 0406 375 665.

Internet Access Timed internet is available in Bothy for Coffee, and is charged at $3 per 15 minutes, or $5 per 30 minute blocks.

Kids and the Kids’ Festival We aim to provide a safe environment for families. The Kids’ Festival is located in the centre of the festival, and has an in-house café for parents wanting to enjoy a coffee or snack whilst their children are enjoying being part of the Kids’ Festival. Patrons are advised that: 1. Parents/guardians are responsible for their child(ren) at all times whilst on site. 2. Children under 12 should be accompanied by a responsible carer. 3. The Kids Festival is an entertainment venue and NOT a child-minding facility. 4. Children are expected to behave in a manner that is not threatening or disruptive to other participants. 5. A child whose behavior is considered to be anti-social will be asked to leave the Kids Festival. 6. Alcohol and smoking are not permitted in the Kids Festival area.

Laundry Located in the Cotter Campground (north of Arena) – bring your own detergent.

Licensed Bars Festival bars are conducted strictly according to ACT licensing regulations, i.e. it is an offence to sell or supply liquor to anyone who is intoxicated or under 18 years of age. Underage drinking and secondary supply of alcohol to minors will not be tolerated and offenders will be referred to police. Due to ACT Government legislation ALL BARS AND INDOOR AREAS ARE SMOKE-


71 FREE. Patrons are also asked not to smoke within 4 meters of a food/drink outlet or eating area, please follow festival signage onsite.

stations during the day, and we ask for your cooperation in assisting the festival to reduce the amount of waste taken to landfill.

at night) are NOT regularly patrolled and we strongly urge you not to leave valuables in your car.

Patrons are asked not to bring alcohol onto site, but to purchase alcohol within the festival bars. It is a condition of the festival’s permit that no glass bottles are to be onsite (with the exemption of the Scrumpy, Flute & Fiddle, Bohemia and Drowsy Maggies bars), and if found they will be confiscated by Security.

In the campground and after hours in the Entertainment Zone, waste stations for general waste and recycling are available.

Shuttle Bus

Lost Children Report all lost children to and claim all found children from the Festival Office or to the Patron Support team (look for the fluorescent vests). Please ensure that all child wristbands have a responsible adult/carer mobile phone contact number listed.

Lost Property Lost Property can be claimed or reported between 9am and 9pm in the Lost Property room which is located between Central Park and the Flemington Rd Ticket Office. Enquiries 0406 375 696

Messages A Message Board is located on the wall outside the Festival Office for messages. The festival takes no responsibility for messages being delivered.

Noise Curfews A noise curfew will apply to ALL camping areas after midnight. Anyone wishing to ‘party on’ after 12 midnight will be asked to move to the Entertainment Zone area, preferably at the Session Bar or the Scrumpy. Complaints regarding excessive noise should be referred to the Patron Support team, or Security AH. Offenders will be given ONE warning. Repeat offenders will be told to leave the site. Police will be called if you do not comply.

Recycling and Waste Management This year special Waste stations have been set up in the entertainment zone to effectively manage waste streams and reduce contamination of recyclable and compostable material. The Wastebusters will be staffing the

We have a team of volunteers who keep the Festival site as clean as possible. Please assist them by using the bins provided and remove your refuse from concert, workshop and camping areas. Portable toilets MUST NOT be emptied into garbage bins – Black Water dump points are available in the main Cotter campground. Grey Water dump points are also available in the Main Cotter campground, we ask that you use them. The festival recently has lodged an Environmental Management Plan with EPIC, we ask that you use all facilities provided onsite and do not dispose of your liquid waste down storm water drains or in outdoor areas. Fines may apply.

Safety Guidelines Footwear must be worn at all times whilst on the Festival site. Please notify the Safety Team or Patron Support team (both wearing fluorescent vests) or the Festival Office if you find sharp objects or other hazardous materials. The festival is required to record all hazardous materials onsite, and will assist if disposal of hazardous materials is required – do not attempt to remove yourself. A daily hazard board is situated at the Safety Office (outside of the Festival Office) for your information. Please check.

A Shuttle Bus Service operates between the Main Ticket Office (Gate 7) and the Entertainment Zone, with drop off points at both the Henley Gate and the Quokka Gate. This service runs continuously during the festival for your convenience.

Security & Patron Support There is a 24-hr uniformed security presence at the both Gate 2 & Gate 7 Ticket Offices and throughout the festival site. Security are licensed to remove patrons not complying with festival rules, and have the power to evict patrons from site. The Patron Support team also assist Security with lost children, lost property and monitoring bar areas. If they ask you to show them your wristband or age ID they are simply doing their job, so please assist them. They can be identified by their fluorescent vest and will have a Patron Support lanyard.

Transport ACTION buses go to Civic from outside the Flemington Road gates. Bus maps and timetables are located at the Festival Office. Services 956 and 958 run to and from EPIC until about 7.30pm each night and until midnight on Saturday - Route 956 is the quickest. Taxi’s are available by calling 13 22 27.

Children should be supervised at all times.

Volunteers

Please report medical and other emergencies to Patron Support, the Festival Office or other identifiable Festival persons, or call 000. If you contact emergency services directly we ask that you then notify Communications on 6230 7118.

This Festival runs almost entirely on volunteers who appreciate a helping hand. If you can put some time in to help please see the Volunteer Top Up team located in the foyer of the Conference Centre building (adjacent to the Festival Office).

Do not leave personal items unattended or on the floor during concerts or in any other areas during the festival. The festival takes no responsibility for personal items within the festival grounds.

There will be people around the site who can help you. All volunteers and coordinators will have name tags around their necks and some will also be wearing fluorescent vests. They will be pleased to offer whatever help they can so please do not hesitate to ask if you require assistance.

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