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From the Festival Director Festivals are the lynchpin of the folk scene. They are the gathering places, places of sharing and celebration and they provide the stages where performers express their art. It is in this spirit that I am delighted to welcome you all to the 48th National Folk Festival. In a year capped off by winning ACT Tourism’s Best Festival and Event Award, the National also received funding from the ACT Government for two exciting projects in 2014. The first celebrates Australia’s First Peoples and the second showcases new, young or emerging ACT artists. The National has also enjoyed the continued support of the government of USA in bringing American artists to the Festival, this year Woody Mann and the Alaska String Band. Since our last Festival the National has undergone some restructuring with regard to staff and I would like to pay tribute to the Festival team and the tremendous work they contribute throughout the year to realise this fantastic event. To our volunteers, sponsors and supporters a special BIG thank you, we couldn’t do it without you! Finally I would like to recognise the Board of Directors and the Company Members of the National Folk Festival for their assistance throughout the year and especially for their generosity in supporting the 2014 Festival Launch in March. This is my second artistic program and I hope you will find all the key elements that bring people together to celebrate the folk arts. Whether you like your folk big and rowdy or simple and spare, a solo singer or poet expressing big ideas, or a lively outfit playing up a storm or making your feet fly on the dance floor, this year we embrace music traditions from our own backyard including the wealth of Australian collected material, to those from across the world. And watch out for our performers from Western Australia; yes, it’s the featured state in recognition of those early travelling festivals. So, for five days over Easter, be inspired, enlivened and entertained by some of the best folk performers from around the country and the world and may your festival experience sustain you for the other 360. Pam Merrigan

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Doing Our Bit for the Environment

Important Site Changes

The National Folk Festival has a strong ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability. Each year we aim to improve the health of the planet and all those who inhabit the Earth by:

Dear Festivalgoers,

Reducing the amount of rubbish going to landfill. We provide bins for organic, recycling and general waste and we encourage all participants to conscientiously sort your waste into the correct bins. Catering supplies used by our stallholders are all either biodegradable or recyclable so your fork, plate and napkin can all go into the organic bin and cups and lids can go into the recycling bin. David Pinson, our Volunteer Waste Coordinator, and his team of super human trash fairies are invaluable as they keep the bins moving so that garbage stays under control. We can’t thank them enough for their energy, commitment, knowledge and can do attitude! SITA, our waste provider, ensures that all waste arrives at the correct depot once it leaves the Festival. Able Organics take our organic waste and use the resulting worm castings on an organic fruit and veg farm in the Canberra region. Supporting the Yellow Van and our stallholders to redistribute useable food to those who need it. The Yellow Van is the only food rescue service in Canberra and for less than $1, a meal is rescued, transported and delivered to Care&Share and 80 other charities around Canberra, who ensure the most needy in our community are looked after. Each month, The Yellow Van rescues and delivers over 20 tons of good food before it goes to landfill, providing over 60,000 meals to disadvantaged people in the community – an equivalent of 2,000 meals a day. The Yellow Van receives no government funding and relies heavily on community support through donations.

This year we have the support of ACT Health to provide two water refilling stations. These will be located outside the Volunteer Centre behind the Grandstand and outside the Budawang near the Festival Office. By refilling your own water bottles you can help reduce landfill and save a few pennies all at the same time!





This year we have some slight but exciting site changes in response to your feedback! Primarily, we have swapped the Scrumpy Bar and KidzFest around. The Scrumpy is now located where the KidzFest was in 2013 and visa versa. There were a couple of reasons for doing this. The KidzFest was previously located on tarmac. With its new location in 2014, the kids can enjoy all the activities available in a grassy area and parents can also enjoy the centre location onsite. The Scrumpy had a few sound spill issues in 2013 and it also occurred to us that there was no bar down at the Majestic end of the Festival. (It was a quiet space in 2013!) We intend to change this with the Scrumpy’s new location! This year, we have increased decorations and lighting at this end of the Festival site. Up lights, fairy and festoon lights and solar powered streetlights have been installed to increase visibility. There are also sculptures and flagging throughout this area and the entire festival site. Due to the refurbishment of the Conference Centre, the Communications team (Comms) will be moving to Building E along with the staff office. Upstairs in the Conference Centre where staff have previously been located, has been turned into a workshop area. Even though we are not scanning wristbands on entry and exit to the site, volunteers and security staff will need to sight wristbands. Please ensure you keep your wristband on for the entire duration of the Festival. If you’re unable to produce a wristband to the gates staff when entering the site, you will be refused entry. Security will be doing random bag checks at each gate. We ask that you don’t bring prohibited items – including glass and alcohol – into the Entertainment Zone. OVAL CAMPING The Oval is accessible for campers to pitch their tents. Campers are allowed to bring their vehicle onto the Oval. NB: Any vehicles that are parked on the Oval have restricted movement. Once you are on the Oval you cannot move your vehicle during the festival period. Your vehicle needs to be parked next to your tent. No camper vans or trucks are permitted on the Oval, this is a tent only area. Vehicles are not permitted to park on the racetrack or in the marked out roads at anytime. All cars that enter or exit the Oval must not exceed the speed limit of 5km/hr, as this is a shared zone. SMOKE-FREE FESTIVAL 2014 will see the festival become a smoke-free event. To come into line with ACT legislation, the festival has allocated two un-licensed areas where smokers can go. NB: As this is an un-licensed area, patrons cannot take their drinks or food with them. We are excited to see these changes implemented and we will be interested to hear from you how they impact on the Festival as a whole. We hope you enjoy and embrace these changes to the 2014 Festival!

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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 2014 National Folk Festival.


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Showcasing Western Australia

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But, hark! a voice like thunder spake, the West’s awake! the West’s awake! (Thomas Osbourne Davis)

Nurturing talent is paramount in the National Folk Festival’s approach to the program each year. The following awards are presented to individual artists and groups as encouragement and recognition of artistic achievement in folk music, dance and the folk arts.

A call to recognition, acknowledgement! This year the National Folk Festival celebrates the rich and vibrant folk culture of Western Australia with workshops, presentations, performances and other special events. It is not often that we on the eastern seaboard are treated to such a concentrated gathering of folk performers from the West. In fact, the last time for the National was in 2007. In honour of our featured state, Brian Sudding has produced an outstanding backdrop for the Budawang and we are delighted to welcome all our visitors from WA, performers, volunteers and patrons alike.

WA Program Highlights include: WA SHOWCASE & WA ON SHOW These special concerts on the Carnival Stage on Friday night and the Budawang on Saturday morning will feature diverse acts representing Western Australian talent.

WA FOLK FEDERATION Through an arts grant, the WA Folk Federation brings two acts to this year’s Festival. Justin Walshe, an award winning singer, songwriter, raconteur and performer from Fremantle will appear with his duo featuring Rhyll Wilson. From the North West Kimberley region of Western Australia, Kerrianne Cox and Albert Wiggan will celebrate Indigenous cultural themes. Kerrianne’s music explores the spiritual depths of her culture and the struggles of the First Peoples’ road to empowerment while Albert’s songs are about cultural identity and exploring and knowing who you are.

NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Awarded by the National Folk Festival to an artist of long-standing for his or her lifetime contribution to enriching the culture of folk music and arts in Australia. Presented at the Opening Concert.

NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD Recognises the exceptional efforts and dedication of a volunteer – above and beyond!

LIS JOHNSTON MEMORIAL AWARD FOR VOCAL EXCELLENCE Awarded to an excellent ‘unknown’ singer at the National, this award is presented in memory of Lis Johnston, a wonderful singer and stalwart of the Victorian folk community.

TRADITIONAL 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. Monday 9:30am Piazza

NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL RECITER OF THE YEAR AWARD This perpetual award, crafted in solid Ironbark wood, will be awarded for the 32nd time to the Best Performer at the Poet’s Breakfasts.

NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE NATIONAL FOLK RECORDING AWARD For an outstanding CD released in 2013, by a performer who is appearing at this year’s Festival.



Bernard Carney presents a tribute in song to the pioneers, explorers and the life and times of ordinary people who made the West what it is.

Awarded to the Festival’s best yarn spinner, chosen from those who share their stories Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Stock Camp at 1pm. See page 43 for more info.

DANCE, CIRCUS AND STREET Watch out for Souleiado French Dance Group presenting dance traditions from southern France and Zap Circus, a word-class circus act with hilarious antics and feats of grandeur peppered with romantic acrobatics, deadly fire stunts and vibrant costumes. The streets will also be full of Morris dancers so make sure you give a friendly hello to our sides from WA.

STUNNING VOCALS & A RARE LANGUAGE Noongar singer Gina Williams teams up with Desert Child’s Guy Ghouse combining acoustic instruments with Gina’s incredible voice to bring a modern take to an ancient tradition made the more engaging through Gina’s singing in a rare language. Make sure you catch all our fabulous WA acts, from festival favourites Bernard Carny and David Hyams to the stunning vocal harmonies of Iris or revel in the love of a good tune with the Pepperjacks or the big sound of the Perth Scottish Fiddlers. It’s WA on show and you’re going to love it!

A TASTE OF OUR FEATURED STATE For the 2014 National Folk Festival we have chosen the Xanadu Next of Kin range to represent our featured state. Sourced entirely from premium vineyards in Margaret River. For more information please see page 41.


INFINITE SONG COMPETITION Our ever-popular song competition, with a new theme each year. This year it’s the songs of Elvis, with heats Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Marquee, with the final on Monday in the Budawang.

FAA YOUTH 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 Youth Awards Concert on Sunday in the Majestic at 10:30am.

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 in 2013 by the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund, is presented for the best song of social justice. The winning song will be performed at the Farewell Concert in the Budawang.


National Folk Festival Celebrates Australia’s First Peoples SUPPORTED BY THE ACT GOVERNMENT

Music of the Australian Indigenous Experience Canberra is acknowledged as the traditional country of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people and has been a significant meeting place for many neighbouring Aboriginal nations from earliest times. Canberra’s current Indigenous community includes people from Aboriginal Nations from across the continent and continues to be a place for meeting and sharing the Indigenous experience. As one of Australia’s leading meeting places for the folk arts the National Folk Festival is proud to showcase these diverse Indigenous performers in its 2014 program. Music of the Australian Indigenous Experience offers something distinctive and relevant to share with Festival audiences that will enrich and broaden their awareness and challenge some of the conventional notions of ‘folk’ in interesting and adventurous ways. Each performer will present a very different window into Indigenous culture. Discover their music and the unique Australian stories each of these diverse entertainers brings to the stage, from traditional dance and song, through country and contemporary folk to the big bold sounds of ‘dub’.



Respected Aboriginal singer/songwriter; this country’s most important songline.

Archie Roach will launch this ananthology of lyrics and illustrations by his late wife and soul-mate, Ruby Hunter, gathered from their travels in Cape York, working with local children. A special screening of the bonus documentary that is on the flip side of the CD will also be shown.


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Smash together dub, dancehall, reggae and drum n bass into a groove all of its own.

FRANK YAMMA Resonant lyrics and distinctive guitar work; heartfelt stories from the Australian desert.

LEAH FLANAGAN A singer/songwriter originally from Darwin she has Italian, Aboriginal and Irish heritage.

JOHNNY HUCKLE Powerful singer/songwriter, didgeridoo player, singer and mimicker of native animals and birds.

WIRADJURI ECHOES Canberra’s leading Indigenous group, performing traditional Wiradjuri dances and songs.

From the Featured State - Western Australia GINA WILLIAMS AND GUY GHOUSE An unforgettable, emotion-filled journey. CD Launch 7:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

JOHN BENNETT Be transported to John’s home country, transcending cultural barriers.

ALICE SPRINGS BEANIE FESTIVAL TRAVELLING ROAD SHOW This year the Road Show brings three of Australia’s most outstanding Indigenous beanie artists from Central Australia to the National. These beanie artists combine ancient traditions with a modern day art form. Daily Artifact precinct

WA Folk Federation KERRIANE COX AND ALBERT WIGGAN Representing the North West Kimberley region of Western Australia.


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The National Library and the National Folk Festival: A Natural Partnership This year’s Festival sees a new round of fascinating materials from the National Library’s collection appearing on the stages of the National Folk Festival. The partnership between the Library and the Festival includes workshops, themed concerts and interviews with performers and tradition bearers, but perhaps the most visible is the National Folk Fellowship.

NATIONAL FOLK FELLOWSHIP Each year the National Library and the Festival jointly offer the National Folk Fellowship. Fellows receive a significant opportunity to work in the National Library’s collections, and to create from their research, performances which are aired at the Festival. The National Library of Australia holds the most significant folklore collection and related materials in Australia. The Fellowship helps performers to discover and explore this original collection of material at the Library so they can create their own artistic works and presentations.

JAN ‘YARN’ WOSITZKY IS THE 2014 NATIONAL FOLK FELLOW Jan is well known as a founder, front man and resident yarn-spinner of the legendary Bushwackers Band (1971-81). But these days Jan’s career has taken him along tracks less-travelled – both geographically and philosophically – in search of a deeper Australia. A strong theme of Jan’s work over these last three decades has been black and white Australia. Many of Jan’s live radio and television projects, both in collaboration with Aboriginal people and off his own bat, have been telling stories about relationships between black and white Australians. What plunged Jan into this world was the life story of W E (Bill) Harney (1895-1962), Jan’s favourite historical character, whom he began researching in 1987. The National Folk Fellowship has given him the opportunity to complete the research and create a stage play. Bilarni is scripted from Harney’s books, radio broadcasts, and papers and songs held in the National Library, Bilarni tells the tale of an ‘uneducated’ Northern Territory bushman – the greatest yarn-spinner of them all, a soldier who returned from World War I to live amongst Aborigines as a lover, husband and father who lost it all, a cattle-duffer who became a Protector of Aborigines, a beach-comber who was a writer, poet, advisor to film makers, scientists, anthropologists, mentor to Jack Thompson and Ted Egan, and whose epic life culminated as the inaugural ranger at Uluru, in 1957, living there alone in a tent. Never a life of comfort, at times shocking, full of joy and suffering, and humorous, erudite, sharp and ironic in the telling, Harney is a natural for the stage, and in Bilarni, Jan Wositzky plays ‘old Bill’ and links the story with the weird and wonderful happenings of his research trips ‘up north’. Devised with Paul Hampton, in Bilarni folk meets theatre, driven by the oldest art form of them all – storytelling. Saturday 6:00pm Trocadero

National Library Concerts This is the 19th year in which folklorist and interviewer Rob Willis has been bringing the people he has recorded for the Library’s collection to the Festival. While at the Festival these performers have met the ‘folkies’, and they in turn have learnt more of the lived experience of the carriers of our traditions and culture. This year Barry and Bruce Provost are the NLA guests for the 2014 Festival. Everyone has heard of the theme song from the Leyland Brothers early travel documentaries ‘Ask the Leyland Brothers’. Barry and Bruce Provost are the blokes who wrote the theme and also many other songs for the 25 years the progam was in production. The Provost Brothers are still writing songs on topical events. They produced what is possibly the first Rock and Roll record in Australia in 1959 – backed by a folk song! The brothers also performed on Bandstand and many other TV programs in the Newcastle area. Both are now in their 80s but still play and perform regularly. “Ask The Provost Brothers” Friday 1:30pm Trocadero

Rob Willis continues his exploration of the boundaries between popular and folk cultures with the second installation of his performance of surf culture and it’s music. Wet Dreams 2 – The Last Wave! Australians have a passion for water be it river or sea. From the earliest settlers and their often miserable trip across the briny to the colonies to later unique Australian surf culture, water has played an important role in our culture and folklore. In 2001 Rob Willis presented a folk documentary ‘Wet Dreams’ which featured well known surf band ‘The Atlantics’ (Bombora) and lifted the roof on the Trocadero. Wet Dreams 2 will be a continuation of this theme from early convict ballads to the era of Australian Surf Music and folklore featuring members of The Denvermen – Australia’s first surf band. The concert will use grabs and images from the National Library’s folklore collection to complement the production. Wet Dreams 2 – The Last Wave! Sunday 10:00am Trocadero

JAN ‘YARN’ WOSITZKY (above) 2014 National Folk Fellow


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The stories that underpinned the performances is what makes folk music so significant. Here performers speak about their traditions, their music, careers and life, live on stage at the Budawang twice daily with interviewers from the National Library.

MARGRET ROADKNIGHT Friday 1:40pm Budawang

FRANK YAMMA Another great show is Lola’s Keg Night, based on the NLA Oral History recordings of Lola Wright. P P Cranney and 2010 Folk Fellow Christina Mimmocchi have created from Lola’s autobiographical memories a musical memoir that received accolades at its performance at the Illawarra Folk Festival. Lola’s Keg Night is a new verbatim play with music based on the passionate life and times of former Illawarra resident, Lola Wright – teacher, activist, performer, wife, mother and lover. Lola’s Keg Night Friday 5:00pm Trocadero Saturday 4:30pm Trocadero

Friday 6:30pm Budawang

LOLA WRIGHT Saturday 1:50pm Budawang

ARCHIE ROACH Saturday 6:40pm Budawang

OLD MAN LUEDECKE Sunday 1:40pm Budawang

WOODY MANN Sunday 6:40pm Budawang



Themes & Presentations

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A SAILOR’S LIFE – TINGLEY TURNER Take a journey across the seas with Tingley Turner the building of sailing ships to wild weather in Denmark and easy, blissful days in the Caribbean with much rum and limin’. With golden old sea shanties to sing-a-long, stories to make you laugh and ghosts to make you ponder, this hour will have you feeling like you’ve been everywhere in your seat. Monday 10:00am Trocadero

ALASKA ODYSSEY – ALASKA STRING BAND Alaska String Band presents a trip in picture and songs through the State of Alaska. This is a visual screen presentation with music and history. Monday 11:30am Trocadero

ASK THE PROVOST BROTHERS – ROB WILLIS & NLA The blokes who wrote and performed ‘Ask the Leyland Brothers’ and much of the material for the 25 years the program was in production. See entry page 9. Friday 1:30pm Trocadero

AUSTRALIAN COLLECTED SONGS & TUNES – VARIOUS Join Greg O’Leary and friends for this concert and discover some of the musical gems from our early Australian collected material performed by experts in the field. Sunday 5:00pm The Bally

BILARNI – JAN ‘YARN’ WOSITZKY (2013/14 NATIONAL FOLK FELLOW) In Bilarni Jan will play Bill Harney and also narrate this tale as it segues back and forth between himself and Harney with links to Harney’s life and Jan’s own comments and observations from his research experiences. More information page 9. Saturday 6:00pm Trocadero

BOOMERANGS & CRACKAJACKS – RAY GRIEVE Kevin Bradley from National Library of Australia will launch this latest book from Ray Grieve detailing the history of the harmonica in Australia 1825 – 1965. Includes a musical presentation. Friday 10:50am – Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

BROADCASTERS’ FORUM – BRUCE CAMERON (FACILITATOR) The Broadcasters’ Forum is an opportunity for radio presenters, listeners, artists and anyone else interested in discussing folk on radio to get together. Bruce is presenter and producer of ‘Come All Ye’ on 2MCE-FM community radio since 1976. Sunday 11:00am Board Room


environmental issues, as well as celebrating the wild and wonderful Australian landscape.

This show is about honouring Archie’s late partner, Ruby Hunter and about launching her children’s album/DVD documentary and illustrated songbook. It takes the form of a 30 min documentary, a 20 min performance and a 10 min conversation with Archie and Jeff McMullen. It is a beautiful, very powerful and extremely moving and celebratory presentation as well as honouring Ruby’s legacy.

Sunday 3:30pm Trocadero

Sunday 12 midday Trocadero


FABULOUS CORRICKS’ TRAVELLING SHOW (NFSA & VARIOUS ARTISTS) An updated version of a music hall variety show with musical, novelty and variety acts interspersed with silent films from the fabulous Corrick Collection held by the National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA). Also see listing page 31. Friday 7:00pm & Sunday 6:40pm Majestic

Join Margaret as she launches her latest musical offering.


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Fiddler, writer, singer he has been a lifetime political activist and performer throughout Australia and Europe. His hard hitting songs on his many recordings reflect his commitment to peace and social justice. His book, Giants Leap: An Activist Folksinger’s Memoir, will be launched at this presentation.

CONTINUING HISTORY OF FOLK MUSIC – DANNY SPOONER A key figure in the British Folk Song Revival of 1950s and 60s, A L ‘Bert’ Lloyd both collected folk songs and promulgated them by singing them. His interests included industrial and workers’ songs, not just British but also European and Australian. His time in Australia enabled him to record six vinyls of Australian folk music and bush ballads, all held to be endangered until this revival. Friday 11:30am Trocadero

DON’T KNOCK YOUR GRANNY – OLDER WOMEN’S NETWORK THEATRE GROUP Don’t Knock Your Granny is an edgy, challenging presentation exploring older women’s vulnerability. Created by the Older Women’s Network Theatre Group in response to disturbing research on violence against women, Don’t Knock Your Granny uses humour, puppetry and skits to inspire, entertain and educate audiences. The informal Q&A that follows promises a lively and emotional session. Friday 10:00am & Saturday 1:00pm Trocadero

DROUGHT AND RAIN – PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT Calling on traditional and contemporary songs, Penny & Roger investigate the experience and effects of drought and rain (from ‘just right’ to ‘too much!’). This presentation will explore climate change,

Sunday 2:20pm Trocadero

HARLEM STREET SINGER: FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM ON REV GARY DAVIS – INTRODUCED BY WOODY MANN This is the first-ever film to tell the little-known story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great ragtime and gospel musician. Tracing his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural south to the streets of Harlem, the film is a revealing portrait of an artist who impacted the musical landscape of folk music. Friday 3:00pm Trocadero

HARRY POTTER AND THAT VAGUE SENSE OF PLAGIARISM – MARTIN PEARSON Martin explores the delicate line between homage and wholesale rip-off (not that he’s suggesting that the Potter books are such a thing). Come and see the show – he’ll explain. Could it be that only certain numbers of stories keep being repeated? Friday 4:30pm – The Terrace

LETTERS FROM A DISTANT HEART – SILKWEED ‘Letters from a Distant Heart’ tells, through real letters, drama, imagery and original music and poetry, the


Saturday 2:30pm Trocadero

LOLA’S KEG NIGHT – CHRISTINA MIMMOCCHI & FRIENDS ‘Lola’s Keg Night’ is a musical memoir adapted by PP Cranney & Christina Mimmocchi from the autobiography of Lola Wright. Join Lola – musician, teacher, activist, publican, and much more as she entertains us with her stories and songs from her passionate life. Lola is one of the most “collected” women in the National Library – come and discover why. Lola is played by Sydney based actor Vashti Hughes with musical accompaniment by Laura Bishop. BYO refreshments and come prepared to sing your heart out. Friday 5:00pm & Saturday 4:30pm Trocadero

MAN FROM IRONBARK, THE – GEOFFREY W GRAHAM Geoffrey was the first person to present a ‘Banjo’ Paterson impersonation show in Australia. Now in 2014, to celebrate ‘Banjo’ Paterson’s sesquicentenary, Geoffrey once again brings to life the man and the poet. Using comedy, drama, music and audience involvement, audiences will once again see why Ted Egan remarked “Geoffrey is born for the role. He becomes Banjo as we see the vision splendid”. Saturday 5:00pm Carnival Stage

OLD STYLE BUSH CONCERT – WEDDERBURN Karavana Flamenca CHARMING EMUS The band Wedderburn Charming Emus, will present musical items, instrumentals and impromptu fun. The concert will include audience participation and guest artists, in the tradition of the bush. Come along and join in the unique home grown entertainment. Friday 5:00pm The Bally Danny Spooner

ROOTS OF RUMBA: MIGUEL OVEJERO AND KARAVANA FLAMENCA Miguel has been performing rumba since his teens. This fascinating musical journey of Rumba from Africa to Cuba and finally to the Gypsies of Spain and Southern France explores the lyrics, rhythms and historical events as well as the famous gypsy families that have contributed and kept alive this ever evolving form of music for the people! Monday 1:00pm Trocadero

SONGS AND STORIES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – BERNARD CARNEY Bernard Carney has drawn much of his song writing inspiration from the history, characters and beauty of his adopted home of Western Australia. This is a tribute in song to the pioneers, explorers and the life and times of ordinary people who made the West what it is. Sunday 5:00pm Trocadero

SONGS FOR A SEASON AT GHOST TOWN BRIDGE – JAMES GRIFFIN Singer, songwriter, poet and spoken word performer, James Griffin presents Songs For a Season at Ghost Town Bridge, a cycle of original songs and poems illuminating an imagined small town. The work is at once humorous, serious and profound in its celebration of small town life in a post-internet, post 9/11 world. James is an acclaimed Australian songwriter having written hits for The Black Sorrows and Lee Kernaghan. Saturday 11:30am Trocadero

TAKE ME AS I AM EVENING WITH JONI MITCHELL – RAINEE LYLESON Experience an intimate concert exploring some of Joni Mitchell’s most memorable songs and the stories that inspired their creation. Rainee Lyleson embodies Mitchell in her one-woman show set at the peak of the incredible singer/songwriter’s career. You’ll feel like you’re in the room with a young Joni Mitchell with songs like A Case of You, Amelia and Big Yellow Taxi.

“WHALING - AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVES PAST AND PRESENT” – SEA SHEPHERD (AUST) Australia has gone from being a whaling nation to one that seeks an end to the practice. This is an audiovisual presentation searching through our whaling background and contrasting the present community thinking on whaling in Australian and International waters. The Sea Shepherd (Aust) ships and crews have sailed into Antarctica nine times to intervene and uphold Australian law as laid down by the Federal Court of Australia. This law prohibits the taking of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary for commercial gain. Saturday 10:00am Trocadero

Workshops A CHIP OFF THE OLD WRITER’S BLOCK – RHYMER FROM RYDE Writing Bush Verse: A how to guide from first idea to publishing and performing. Friday 12:30pm Board Room

A-Z OF SELF PUBLISHING – ANGE TAKATS Ange Takats shares the ins and outs of the publishing world, her insights and skills – from cover designs to font choices. Saturday 1:00pm Song Room

ATLANTIC BRIDGES – (FÁSTA) The music of Ireland and Quebec - tunes common to both traditions and how they have evolved into very different versions. Friday 1:00pm Song Room

Friday 7:30pm & Sunday 8:30pm The Bally



Barbershop basics teaching ‘tags’ (short song endings) that anyone can sing. Rip open your shower curtain and sing with us!

From our earliest settlers and their journeys across the briny and later the unique Australian surf culture ‘Wet Dreams’ explores the sea and the important role it plays in our lives and folklore. More information on page 9.

Saturday 2:30pm Song Room


Sunday 10:00am Trocadero

A hands-on practical workshop including holding and striking, finding and playing a beat and providing variations in your playing.


Friday 9:30am & Saturday 11:00am The Bally

National Film & Sound Archive staff Gerry O’Neill and Graham McDonald will be recording festival performers onto wax cylinders using a 100-year old Edison Standard phonograph, the same kind of machine Percy Grainger used in 1904 for his famous Lincolnshire recordings. The performer sings or plays into a horn, and the signal is etched onto a spinning wax cylinder. Marvel at the way a technology more than a century old can still work today.


Friday & Sunday 4:00pm Acoustic Lounge


Ever wanted to learn an instrument but thought it was too hard? Join this beginner recorder tutorial to start or learn more about this underestimated instrument. Instruments available at workshop. Sat / Sun / Mon 9:30am The Bally Jon will show you the importance of breath control and give other tips to get you started. Bring a whistle in D. Fri & Sun 11:00am The Bally


stories of two men; one an Australian Prisoner of War during World War II and the other, an asylum seeker in an Australian detention centre. The show portrays the commonality of experience of those separated from their loved ones whatever their origin and ethnicity. The intertwined storylines, beautifully crafted songs and music, and archival images provide an insight into the lives of these men and their loved ones.



Workshops cont...



Monday 10:00am Acoustic Lounge

Learn the secrets to the three-finger right hand technique from tearing out a solo to complementing a band. Sunday 1:00pm Acoustic Lounge

BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENTATION – MEMBERS OF KAREN LYNNE BLUEGRASS CIRCLE Collective instrument workshop to learn how to pick some bluegrass instruments authentically - i.e. banjo, mandolin, flat-pick guitar etc. Friday 10:00am Acoustic Lounge

BLUES HARMONICA – RECYCLED STRING BAND Play better Blues Harmonica. Practical, hands-on workshop. BYO harmonica. Friday 4:00pm Song Room

BODHRAN (ADVANCED) – BEN STEPHENSON This advanced workshop will focus on accompanying Irish traditional music on the bodhran with subtlety and good technique. Sunday 2:30pm Song Room

BREATHE! – RILEY LEE Simple breathing exercises can benefit almost everyone on both physical and metaphysical levels; Better breath awareness leads to better control over all aspects of your life. Saturday 2:30pm Acoustic Lounge

CELTIC MANDOLIN – LUKE PLUMB In this workshop Luke will explore techniques to adapt the mandolin to the playing of repertoire from Celtic traditions.

The Barons of Tang work with music from all over the world to create something unique. Hear their stories & experience their music.

FRONTLINE FIDDLE AND MANDOLIN – KAMERUNGA Kamerunga’s multi-instrumentalists Peter Ella and Dave Martin impart tips to all budding frontline mandolin and fiddle players. Saturday 1:00pm Acoustic Lounge

GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT FOR IRISH MUSIC – ALAN KELLY Alan Kelly, the Dublin born guitarist and singer from The Barleyshakes, will share his 25 years of experience backing Irish tunes on guitar. Friday 1:00pm Acoustic Lounge

HARMONY SINGING – MAE TRIO The Mae Trio teach uplifting, original songs and share their infectious love of harmony singing with three and four part arrangements for all ages and ability levels. Monday 10:00am Song Room

IRISH FLUTE WORKSHOP – BELINDA FORD (BARLEYSHAKES) Former Declan Affey award winner Belinda Ford from The Barleyshakes shares her vast experience in both performing and teaching. Friday 10:00am Song Room

INSTANT CHOIR – IRIS The Iris girls present an instant choir experience! If you love to sing, enjoy learning and singing new songs with others then you will love this. Iris will also chat about how they write and arrange their music. Questions welcome!

Friday 2:30pm Acoustic Lounge

Friday 2:00pm The Bally



Open forum allowing for discussion, presentation, Q&A and professional information and advice on Public Liability Insurance in the entertainment sector.

Sunday 11:30am Acoustic Lounge

Learn Irish traditional fiddle styles with Louise and Maeve.

Learn the secrets to arranging tunes and songs for two or three fiddles and ideas for fiddles-only fun with bass lines, chords and more. Monday 11:30am Song Room

FRENCH TRADITIONAL DANCE TUNES – LAST FIVE COINS Learn traditional style dance music of France including 3/8 & 2/4 bourrees, waltzes, mazurkas, polkas, rondeaus, congos and Breton using sheet music and demonstration. Monday 11:30am Acoustic Lounge

Make your whistle playing sound authentically Irish. From basic maintenance through to improvisation, all facets of playing the whistle will be covered. Sunday 10:00am Song Room

KALYAKOORL, NGALAK WARANGKA – GINA WILLIAMS AND GUY GHOUSE Kalyakoorl, Ngalak Warangka means ‘Forever, We Sing’. Come along and learn to sing a song in beautiful Noongar language with Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse. Sunday 2:30pm Acoustic Lounge

MAKING YOUR BAND YOUR BUSINESS – DAVIDSON BROTHERS The Davidson Brothers are a self-managed act. They talk about the business side of music and promoting your act internationally. Friday 11:30am Song Room

ME ON STAGE—YOU’RE JOKING – GEOFFREY W GRAHAM ‘Me on stage—you’re joking!’ Performance skill workshop aimed at anyone doing anything on stage from beginners to intermediate. Friday 2:00pm Board Room

OPEN C TUNING – GUYY LILLEYMAN Interactive, ‘guitars on’ workshop covers basic scales and patterns in open C for jamming, tips and tricks for finding the right key, picking the right mode and having a ton of fun. Monday 1:00pm Song Room

PERCUSSIVE GUITAR – DYLAN HEKIMIAN Learn the basics on how to incorporate percussion into your guitar playing to enhance your songwriting and impress others. Friday 5:30pm Song Room

PERFORMING BUSH VERSE – RHYMER FROM RYDE This workshop focuses on the nuts & bolts of getting yourself up on a stage and enjoying it. Sunday 2:00pm Board Room

PIEDMONT BLUES GUITAR – THE PEPPERJACKS Join Rod Vervest and members of The Pepperjacks as

Saturday 5:30pm Song Room



Barons of Tang


they unlock secrets of this style and explore some of the language of the Blues along the way. Sunday 4:00pm Song Room

PLAYING IRISH TUNES ON THE D/G BOX – IAN HAYDEN Covers techniques to play traditional Irish tunes on the D/G accordion with the flowing rhythm and lift that the dancers enjoy. Saturday 11:30am Song Room

POETICALLY SPEAKING: PERFECTING YOUR PERFORMANCE – ROBYN SYKES For poets plucking up courage to begin their public performances, as well as performers who would like to improve their skills and connection with the audience. Sunday 12:30pm Board Room


Rory Faithfield



Jeff, an experienced teacher, will explain how it works and teach simple and advanced techniques in the kiho’alu or slack key tradition.

Tángalo will build a tango orchestra using whoever wants to join in showing you how to arrange a number of tango songs, in different styles.

Saturday 11:30am Acoustic Lounge

Sunday 10:00am The Terrace



Join BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! for a poetry workshop that will have you writing, yelling and flailing your arms about within minutes.

Peter will explore the importance of solid rhythm guitar as the foundation for acoustic ensembles and why more is very often no better!

Sunday 11:30am Song Room

Saturday 10:00am Acoustic Lounge



Come and sing the joyous music of South Africa in 3 or 4 part harmony with Valanga and Andrea Khoza. They will have you singing, moving and grooving!

This is the pick of the crop from Australia’s great wealth of shearing songs.

Monday 1:00pm Acoustic Lounge

Join Andrew for a poetry workshop that will have you writing, running and cross fertilising in minutes.


Saturday 11:00am Board Room

Andrew Le Blanc and Richard Klein together present a collection of traditional Cajun songs in the distinct Cajun French dialect.

RHYME AND RHYTHM DECODED – ROBYN SYKES Want to improve your written poetry? Learn the tricks of the trade with the 2013 Corryong Larrikin Award winner, Robyn Sykes. Saturday 2:00pm Board Room

RHYTHMS OF RUMBA FLAMENCA, THE – KARAVANA FLAMENCA An introduction to strumming techniques that provide the driving rhythms of this urban style of Flamenco. Also explores percussive flamenco guitar techniques. Bring your guitar please! Saturday 4:00pm Acoustic Lounge

ROUND SINGING FOR THE SOUL – BERNARD AND ELEANOR CARNEY Bernard and Eleanor Carney have a huge collection of rounds, old and new, easy and tricky, sacred and silly, resulting in joyous instant harmony and good singing fun. Friday 11:30am Acoustic Lounge

Sunday 1:00pm Song Room


Monday 11:00am The Bally

TRADITIONS IN EVOLUTION – CROOKED FIDDLE BAND, THE Explore how various rhythms and styles can be blended and adapted to create something unique and evocative through demonstration and discussion. Monday 2:30pm Acoustic Lounge


Teaches structure and elements of a song, how to find melodies and make verses fit. Participatory to produce a group song. BYO instruments.

Take your singing to the next level. Vocal technique gives you the advantage of projection, strength and confidence in your ability to hit pitch consistently. All levels welcome.

Monday 2:00pm The Bally

Monday 2:30pm Song Room



Award winning storyteller/poet Irish Joe Lynch will help you construct a story, poem or song and show you how to deliver it with meaning and passion. Friday 5:30pm Acoustic Lounge

SUBCONSCIOUS SONGWRITING – RORY FAITHFIELD Creating song structure and framework through enlisting the assistance of your subconscious mind to fill in the blanks and take you to new horizons. Saturday 4:00pm Song Room

A jazz, folk & rock singer and teacher of voice Alice will focus on techniques including correct posture, resonance, breath support and voice preservation. Friday 2:30pm Song Room

WRITE BREATHE PERFORM – CANDY ROYALLE Learn the tools involved in performing your work with heart and confidence. The workshop will cover both writing and performance techniques and tools and is aimed at all levels. Bring some current work. Friday 11:00am Board Room


Riley Lee



Find a Stage to Share Your Music ACOUSTIC TRANSMISSION A fun jam featuring original material and much-loved classics from many genres. All welcome. Fri-Sun 10:00pm Acoustic Lounge

AUSTRALIAN SETTLER SESSION AND DANCE TUNES Lead by active players and collectors. Features Australian music. Bring an instrument and play along or just sit and listen. Daily 10:30am Session Bar

AUSTRALIAN SONG SESSION Lead by The Bush Music Club in memory of Dennis O’Keeffe Sat/Mon 12:30pm Session Bar

BERNARD’S BEATLES SING-A-LONG Join Bernard Carney for a fun Beatles sing-a-long session. Sat 5:00pm The Bally



A commitment to all sessions is desirable to achieve a satisfying standard for a performance in the Trocadero on Monday at 5:30pm. Daily 2:30pm The Terrace

FESTIVAL CHOIR – RACHEL HORE Always a highlight at the final concert in the Budawang this year’s Festival Choir will be directed by Rachel Hore. All welcome. Daily 1:00pm The Terrance

FESTIVAL FIDDLE RALLY – MELINDA GILKES COLES Join fiddlers from around Australia playing a range of Celtic-based tunes. Fifty musicians on stage – the magical sound of massed fiddles! Mon 6:30pm Budawang

Fri 12:30pm Session Bar

BUSH SONGS ARE FOR SINGING – CHLOE & JASON ROWETH Bring your voices! Join the Roweths for traditional Australian bush ballads. Fri 7:00pm Song Room

CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN SONG SESSION Jane Thompson & James Rigby lead a session of contemporary Australian folk songs. BYO song, instrument! Sun 12:30pm Session Bar

Sat 11:00am Board Room (W/s) Sun 1:30pm & midnight Majestic

Andrew Galan

Daily 8:30am Carnival Stage

Beginners to skilled, kids to adults join to create a magical percussion piece for this year’s Farewell Concert. Instruments can be provided!

Join in singing songs collected and published in Singabout between 1955 and 1966.

Fri 1:30pm Majestic

Ukes will gather from far and wide for the National Muster. Join Ukulele Republic of Canberra for a morning strum and blackboard opportunities.



Canberra-based and published in the US, Chile, the UK, New Zealand, Ireland, and Australia—including in The Best Australian Poems 2011, Andrew has featured at Australian festivals and venues such as Woodford and the National Folk Festival, as well as internationally, including at The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show and Uptown Poetry Slam in the US and Spain’s Madrid Poetry Slam. His first book, That Place of Infested Roads, will be published by Forks Knives and Spoons Press in the UK.



Sat 5:30pm Acoustic Lounge


Fri / Sat / Mon 10:00am The Terrace

Details on p. 31

Dance tunes from the classic ‘Bush Dance’ folio, known universally as The Blue Book.

Spoken Word

Daily 11:30am The Terrace

NFF PERCUSSION JAM – PETER AND BELLA VADIVELOO A daily jam for all ages and abilities: instruments and instruction provided! It’s fun time! Daily 9:00am Scrumpy Garden

NIGHTLY SINGING SESSION Various hosts: you are invited to bring your voice and share a song or join in on the choruses. Saturday night’s session will be a tribute to Len Neary. Fri-Sun 9:00pm Song Room

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Poetry, Spoken Word, Rhyming, Bush Ballads, Haiku, Shopping Lists — whatever words you’ve got we want ‘em for BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! For those who don’t know, BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a Poetry Slam that will give YOU a microphone, an audience and two minutes to perform — and then be judged by five judges chosen randomly from the audience, as well as by our very own Master of Conflict. So signup with The Score Adder and join your hosts Jacinta and Andrew Gayland for the 2014 National Folk Festival BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!. And remember, no props, no music, two minutes and a Master of Conflict! Sun 11:30am (W/s) Song Room & 8:30pm Majestic


Well known tunes from English, Celtic and Australian traditions at a slower pace with written music displayed on overheads during the sessions.

At the National this year with her band, Sloppy Joe, Candy is sure to mesmerise you from the first word to the last. Fusing cinematic storytelling, poetry and unique musical rhythms this is unlike any other fusion of poetry and music you’ll experience.

Daily 8:30am Session Bar

Fri 11:00am (W/s) Board Room


SETTLER BUSH BAND Join a Bush Band lead by skilled dance musicians and play for the Farewell Dance on Monday. Participants are invited to sit in with the band. Daily 12:30pm The Bally

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING Sing onstage with a fantastic band. Words to over 80 popular folk songs from different genres are provided – all you have to do is get up and sing. Sign up with Steve for your spot and choose your song from 3pm on the day. Sat 6:00pm Bohemia Bar

Sun 5:00pm Carnival Stage

DICK WARWICK American cowboy poet, barnyard, yarn bard and balladeer. Dick recites original and classic cowboy and bush verse; sings songs from the American Western tradition. His latest CD, ‘Cowboy Poetry Lite’, was nominated for Western Music Association cowboy poetry CD of the year in 2012. Fri 3:30pm Central Park Stage & 7:30pm Acoustic Lounge Sat 8:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

15 Fri 5:30pm (W/s) & 6:30pm Acoustic Lounge Sat 2:00pm The Bally / Sun 8:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

KEN TOUGH – WINNER, 2013 RECITER OF THE YEAR AWARD GEOFFREY W GRAHAM The Iron poet: entertainer and theatrical communicator, Geoffrey combines music, verse, and comedy, into a unique format. He has devised several one-man shows, on varied themes, from traditional poets to wholesome subjects like Ratbags & Romantics. He provides entertainment for schools, festivals, and the corporate sector as well as workshops /seminars on talking business and communication skills. Fri 8:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle & 2.00pm Board Room Sat 5:00pm Carnival Stage Sun 3:30pm Central Park Stage

GLOVER & SORRENSEN Two-handed stand-up comedy – where two comedians are onstage at the same time – is fairly rare. It takes a special comedic relationship. Every now and again it happens and when it does you get twice the fun. With Glover & Sorrensen it’s super live, interactive festival comedy – in stereo. Fri 9:00pm Majestic Sat 6:20pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Sun 5:00pm Scrumpy


Ken Tough has been competing in Bush Poetry Competitions for over six years. Amongst his awards are - the ‘Reciter Of The Year’ at The Man From Snowy River Festival at which he also won the ‘Jack Riley Award’ for original works. As last year’s winner of the National Folk Festival’s ‘Reciter Of The Year’ Award he will be in attendance as this year’s judge at The Poet’s Breakfasts.

LAURIE MCDONALD Laurie is a Canberra bush (and city) poet who regularly performs at functions and festivals, his poetry featuring such larger than life characters as Merkyl Crud, Jimbo, Slugger McGraw and others with their gallant tales of derring-do, and also more pensive observations of life’s many foibles. A previous winner of the National Folk Festival Reciter’s Award, he recently launched his CD ‘Laurie McDonald the Murrumbateman Pub’.

Fri & Sat 7:30pm Acoustic Lounge

IRISH JOE LYNCH Irish Storytelling at its very best. Irish Joe is a multiaward winning storyteller/poet. He will make you laugh, cry and feel as you journey with him back to the ‘Fairy Forts’ in the lake isle of Innisfree, back to the old prison in the rainy moors where future Australians sat awaiting transportation. He will take you away out beyond the Milky Way and deep inside your own romantic heart. You may have seen Irish Joe’s humorous contribution to the ‘Infinite Bees’ at

Sun 5:00pm Carnival Stage


Fri 12:30pm Board Room


Sat 3:30pm Central Park Stage & 7:30pm Acoustic Lounge

Lorraine is a performance poet of several years experience with an extensive repertoire of both traditional and contemporary poems, some serious, some humorous. Fri 3:30pm Central Park Stage & 7:30pm Acoustic Lounge


Here’s an opportunity to connect with our featured poets and also to share a poem. Walk-up spots will be available.

Poetry lives and breathes in almost as many forms as the wondrous human race. (Well okay – not quite!) And poets find themselves seeking out other poets who will fit into their tribe, but every now and again and especially at folk festivals, these tribes come together – the rappers and rhymers, readers and reciters, the romantics and ravers to celebrate the world of the writer. Come and hear the poetry worlds of Paul Hetherington, Claire Doherty, Laurie McDonald, Candy Royalle and Andrew Galan and see what could happen to you if you picked up a pen.

Mon 8:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Fri 7:30pm Acoustic Lounge



Sun 1:30pm Majestic & 5:00pm Carnival Stage

Fri 1:30pm Majestic / Sat 5:30pm Acoustic Lounge

Sun 8:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Sun 1:30pm Trocadero

Sun Midnight Majestic

The Rhymer from Ryde’s Bush Poetry is 98% fat free, low in salt, good for your cholesterol and best enjoyed whilst sitting down. Graeme’s experience as a performer has seen him presenting at major festivals all over the country for the last 15 years where crowds have enjoyed his easy going manner and his theatrical style of delivery. Traditional, contemporary and most definitely original verse comprise his extensive repertoire with something on hand to suit all tastes.

Discovered wandering in the Blue Mountains, this man of many hats will have you wondering which voice is really his. Known for his rendition of ‘The Man From Snowy River’ in 15 different accents and his adventures with sticky tape, the voices and characters in his poems and yarns could be the result of medical experimentation or maybe he’s just a freak of nature. Whichever it is, this three-time Australian bush poetry champion brings a multitude of characters to life whenever he performs. Sat 8:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle & 3:30pm Central Park Stage

mic where you’re welcome to come along.

MARTIN PEARSON & THE PO’TREE The Po’tree is an installation situated in the Scrumpy Bar area providing an interface for YOU to “express the moment”. Post your impromptu offerings before midday each day and then come along to the Scrumpy and hear what Martin makes of them. Daily 2:10pm Scrumpy

Sun 2:00pm Board Room Mon 8:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

ROBYN SYKES Robyn Sykes, the current Australian Women’s Bush Poetry Performance Champion, uses her original rhyming verse to bring to life the people and issues of rural Australia. Her book and CD, ‘Voices of the Fire’, was nominated for Album, Single and Published Poem of the Year in the 2014 Australian Bush Laureate Awards. Highlights in 2013 include performances in New Zealand and Norfolk Island. Fri 8:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Sat 2:00pm Board Room & 7:30pm Acoustic Lounge Sun 12:30 Board Room & 3:30pm Central Park Stage

Hosted each day by two of our featured poets these sessions provide an opportunity to share a poem. The National Folk Festival Reciter of the Year Award will be decided for the 32nd time at these events and last year’s winner, Ken Tough, will be in attendance as this year’s judge.


Daily 8:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Fri 1:30pm Majestic



Here’s a great opportunity to spruik, and recite a poem. Join our featured poets each day. Open mic – walk-ups.

The Tragic Troubadours bring poetry to the people just standing around waiting for something to happen.

Fri/Sat/Sun 3:30pm Central Park

Daily in the street



If you’ve been partying late and find yourself just slipping into your tent for some hard earned shut-eye as the rest of the Festival is waking up to the Poet’s Breakfast, the Majestic provides a late night poetry solution. Poetry Last Supper is a midnight poetry open

Take part or sit back and enjoy the fun as the Festival’s best yarn spinners compete to see who can spin the best ‘yarn’. Last year’s winner Jason Roweth will be there to judge this year’s event.

It’s on again! Four slam poets go head to head with four bush poets. Who will take out the coveted ‘Slush’? Three minutes a poem, five judges randomly picked from the audience. Join them in the Majestic to cheer (or boo!) your favourite festival poets.

Fri/Sat/Sun 1:00pm Stock Camp


Candy Royalle

last year’s Festival. A rare act and a rare talent, this is a cultural experience not to be missed.



Street & Circus AMAZING DRUMMING MONKEYS Adorable variety show features monkey puppets, African drums, songs, dances and magic tricks. Daily 11:00am & 1:30pm Lower Central Park Area

DRUMMERS NOT PLUMBERS High-energy street music session where everyone gets involved: play colour coded chord sequences over mega bass notes under flying solos. There will also be stamping tube installations to explore.

without taking themselves too seriously. Fri & Sat 6:00pm Majestic Sun 11:00am Central Park Stage (W/s) & 7:00pm Majestic


Daily around the Festival precinct


Canberra’s very own independent contemporary circus present shows combining traditional and contemporary circus skills such as acrobatics and juggling with dance, hip hop, live music and live art.

This roving character based on early 19th century female traveling writers is back at the Festival in 2014. Decked in an enormous hoop skirt, poke bonnet and wielding a fountain pen Charlotte will ply her trade around the Festival precinct and, for a small donation, write letters and poems for the festival crowd.

A CIRCUS SIDESHOW COMEDY SENSATION, Freaks & Fools brings together the weird, the wonderful and the magnificently bizarre! Prepare to spend an evening on the edge of your seats, as this show brings together artists from around Australia, fresh from an Australian tour, these entertainers freaked out audiences across Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne before hitting the National Folk Festival. Beautiful, whimsical, freakish and very, very silly, don’t miss this Australian underground spectacle.

Daily around the Festival precinct

Sat & Sun 10:30pm The Bally



It’s that time again! When the chain saw juggling sword swallowers take on the bell jingling, stickwielding hankie wavers. Who will triumph?

Daily around the Festival precinct

Sat 1:30pm Majestic

A puppet theatre that appears from nowhere with its bubble exhaust and flags flying. You’ll meet Little Ladybug, Pickle Mousekawitz and the Storyteller Michael Peter for a fun filled adventure.


Fri & Sun Midday Lower Central Park Also see KidzFest


Also see KidzFest


Folky/world music big band with an amazing array of acoustic instruments will cause spontaneous bouts of tapping and clapping! Fri & Sun 10:30am / Sat & Mon 1:30pm Central Park Stage

PANTS DOWN CIRCUS These energetic performers are among the circus elite of Australia. A highly skilled ensemble, they

Fri-Sun 3:30pm The Bally Fri 7:20pm & Sun 7:40pm Majestic Mon 4:00pm Majestic

RHYS DAVIES ‘THE TRICKSTER’ Rhys Davies ‘The Trickster’ is a talented young 14 year old whose fire eating, comedy, chainsaw juggling, unicycling and incredible magic is combined with his humorous antics to form a show fueled with fun and youthful energy. Fri 8:00pm Majestic Also see KidzFest Resplendent in their flamboyant red and black outfits Riff Raff are a community marching band playing folk, rock, pop, balkan/gypsy, reggae and funk. They are entertaining and welcome others to join in, and share the community ‘folk’ spirit! (times next page)

deliver a creative, exciting and spectacular show

26-28 September 2014

THE SOUNDS OF FOLK, WORLD, ROOTS, CELTIC, BLUEGRASS & GYPSY MUSIC On-site camping * public transport nearby 30 acts * 5 venues * intimate atmosphere

Also see KidzFest

world music and traditional) but accompanied and performed on the uke. It’s a rich vocal sound with an underpinning of ukulele arpeggios and lead riffs. Check out what happens when you put it all together – it soars!!


Fri 2:00pm / Sat 11:00am / Sun 4:00pm / Mon Midday

Daily Riff Raff Parade starts at 4:30pm Central Park Stage Sat 2:30pm / Sun 4:30pm Central Park Stage

In an industry obsessed with circus ‘Art’ Solid State Circus stays true to the 160yr+ tradition of Australian Circus. These larrikins combine the old style of knockabout comedy and slapstick with a dare devil skill set that is world class and in some areas WORLD’S BEST! The Solid State Circus troupe was born at the National in 2011 by a vibrant crew of circus veterans and proudly returns after multiple tours including every state and territory of our wide brown land. Daily around the Festival precinct

TRAGIC TROUBADOURS, THE With aces up sleeves and a loose goose overboard for five minutes or less these poets are your poets. The Tragic Troubadours bring poetry to the people just standing around waiting for something to happen. Daily around the Festival precinct

ZAP CIRCUS (WA) Internationally acclaimed, with shows in myriad countries across every continent, they truly are word-class! Performing hilarious antics and feats of grandeur – peppered with romantic acrobatics, deadly fire stunts and vibrant costumes, get set to be amazed at this joyful, high energy couple! Daily around the Festival precinct Fri 11:00am (W/s) Central Park Stage Also see KidzFest

The Street Choirs

The Street Morris

Daily performances around the Festival precinct


Mind, Body, Spirit DRU YOGA Discover why Dru Yoga is so effective as a tool for transformation. 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.

A Cotswold Morris side they perform dances that originate from the Cotswold Region of England (down in the South East corner), predominantly from the villages or Bledington, Bucknell, Bampton and Oddington with a few others thrown in for good measure.

Daily 8:30am The Terrace


Sunday 8:30am Trocadero

Morris dancers with attitude, these women & men perform traditional & vigorous dances from English villages along the Welsh borders; Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, with sticks, bells & waivers accompanied by musicians playing melodeons, accordions, drum, pipe and tabor. Their costumes are spectacularly colourful with “tatter coats” of every hue and colour, and black top hats decorated with feathers.

Sunday 3:30pm Carnival Stage (featuring Bruce Watson)

SOUTH EAST NORTH WEST MORRIS Experience all the colour and energy of Morris dancing from the North West of England dating back to the 18th century. 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 colourful garlands, clogs, bells and bobbins are the stock in trade of the lively dancers of SENW Morris.

Central Park area at specified times


EASTER CHURCH SERVICE Easter is the highlight of the Christian calendar. Join us for reflective worship, gospel music, prayers, poetry and communion.

HEARTS ON FIRE: SECULAR SONGS OF MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION – MARTIN PEARSON AND ROGER HOLMES This session provides an opportunity to rip into some nonreligious motivational and inspirational songs that have been written over the centuries for causes and objectives that have appealed to the songwriters, many of them anonymous, to whom these things mattered. Join Martin and Roger in singing (with gusto) goodies from ‘Tipperary’ to ‘The Red Flag’. Sunday 7:00pm Song Room

HYMN SINGING SESSION – ROGER HOLMES AND FRIENDS The hymn singing session on Easter Sunday is one of the most popular participation events on the Festival program. It has been running for two decades now, and those attending (who are also the participants) have an unrivalled opportunity to sing their hearts out.

This choir began as a foundation choir for the second ‘Gorgeous Voices Festival’ held in Bendigo in 2008. They sing a beautifully listener friendly collection of tunes from around the world simply and artfully arranged by their gorgeous leader, Carl Pannuzzo. Their key is enjoyment, both yours as the listener and theirs. Their harmonies and smiles will leave you with lighter step and a warm heart.

Sunday 9:30am Acoustic Lounge

Fri 4:00pm / Sat Midday / Sun 2:00pm / Mon 11:00am

Join Rosie each morning for a world dance routine to kick start your day. Wear light clothing and gym or dance shoes.

QUAKER MEETING FOR WORSHIP Join the Quakers in a quiet space to reflect on the music and people and the busy Festival weekend. Sunday 8:30am Acoustic Lounge


POP UP CHOIR Led by renowned choral director Rachel Hore this is Canberra’s newest choir. Pop Up Choir changes the nature of public space through sound and song ‘popping up’ in tunnels, foyers, car parks, museums, street corners, rotundas and parks, anywhere where there is a space that can be warmed by the sound of the human voice. From chill and ambient to pop and bop, they sing songs that bring life and colour to empty places.

Daily 8:30am Piazza

Fri 11:00am / Sat 3:00pm / Sun 11:00am / Mon 3:00pm

UKESTRAL VOICES Ukestral Voices is a community choir with a little difference, i.e. a ukulele difference. Three to four part harmony arrangements of songs (contemporary, Pants Down Circus






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Festival Markets: A Feast for the Senses A FESTIVAL MARKET Our Festival Market Stalls provide a wide range of handmade and imported items from Australia and the world. We have an amazing array of clothes, jewellery, home wares and of course food. If you are looking for old favourites or something new check the stalls location maps at the Festival Office and outside the Volunteer Centre (under the Grandstand near the water refill station).

WELL-BEING PRECINCT The Well-Being precinct is centred around the wonderful Tantric Turtle Café outside the Coorong. Here you can have a massage, get a henna tattoo, have your cards read or your aura dusted or photographed, while you sip on a chai, listen to a range of blackboard artists (and put your feet up after all that dancing in the Coorong) or relax in the ambience of April’s Caravan and surrounds.

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

Bohemia / Budawang

(around the Bohemia Bar outside the Budawang and the Marquee) Stalls Providing Volunteer Discounts Africuisine Coffee Pete Gourmet Gozleme Hot Wheels Catering New Madras Cuisine Traditional Baked Potato Vietnam Food House Natura’s Icecream and Gelato The Fudge People

No Discounts Joe’s Thai Food Realchai


Food Kindom

Mexican Feast My Sweet Alice PsyBusSpace The Brathaus The Hungry Buddha

Stalls Providing Volunteer Discounts Carro di Caffe

No Discounts Mobile OJ

Tantric Turtle

Bush Bread of Australia

Flute ‘n’ Fiddle / Session

(adjacent to the Flute ‘n’ Fiddle and across to the Session Bar and down to the Stock Camp)

Please note: This information is correct at time of printing but subject to late changes.

No Discounts Aya Super Foods

La Crepe Downunder

(opposite and outside the Coorong in the Well-Being precinct)

Stock Camp

Stalls Providing Volunteer Discounts Gary’s Dutch Poffertjes

Jerry’s Vegiburgers


Passion for Juice

(between the Scrumpy and the Majestic, along Flemington Rd)


Stalls Providing Volunteer Discounts Bruno’s Woodfire Pizza That’s Cool The Big Dumpling The German Kitchen Yiannos Catering


No Discounts Bruno’s Gelato and Icecream

EXTRA COFFEE STATIONS Café Buzz Box – top gate near shuttle bus stop

VOLUNTEER DISCOUNTS Many of our food stalls support the festival by providing food at discounted prices for our volunteers. Food stalls offering discounts to volunteers will:


Display the ‘Volunteer Discount ‘ symbol on their stall

Clearly advertise their discount options (Discounts will vary and could include overall % discount on all items, % discount on selected items only or meal deals e.g. free drink with a meal)

In order to receive discounts volunteers •

Must be wearing their volunteer tag

Must ask for the discount when ordering (not after it has been rung up on the cash register and served)

We ask all our patrons to support the stalls who are helping to feed our amazing army of volunteers.



Community Arts

arte ACT: Community Arts Art and craft for everyone!


ArtefACT is the creative heart of the Festival where you can come and mingle with the resident artists and crafts practitioners and have some fun creating something that you can wear, hang up, light up, marvel at, laugh at, splash with colour, twirl around, weave into, redesign, re create, wrap yourself in, play with or simply just adore. This is the place where you can take a break from your hectic Festival schedule and spend an hour or more learning a new skill, making new friends or just having some great creative fun in a relaxed and inspired space.

Spend some time learning new skills and creating something for yourself, a friend or the Festival community. A diverse range of highly skilled artists and crafts people will share their expertise in daily workshops over the four days of the Festival.

ArtefACT is located opposite the Majestic marquee near Gate 11 and is open 9:00 – 5:00 daily during the Festival. For up-to-date info about what’s happening in ArtefACT check the notice boards daily or call in at the ArtefACT office. The ArtefACT team believes that everyone can create something truly wonderful so come along and tap into your inner artist and have some fun with us. You can book into one of the scheduled workshops on offer or just join in with one of the varied all day art experiences that are designed so you can drop in for as little as half an hour or spend all day exploring your creative side. This year we are very happy to welcome to the Festival some of Australia’s most outstanding Indigenous beanie artists from Central Australia. The ‘Beanie’ is fast becoming one of Australia’s most recognised Fine Art forms. Each June, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, now 17 years on, celebrates the ‘beanie’ as an art form and celebrates this, also practical piece of headwear, as something that keeps heads full of warmth and love year round in the outback, in Australia and around the world! Make sure you pop in to the Alice Springs Beanie Festival tent to see the beanies on display for sale and get in early to book in for a workshop to create your very own unique crocheted or hand needle-felted beanie that will travel with you for life!

All workshops have limited spaces and fill up fast, so don’t forget to book in at the ArtefACT office as early as possible so you won’t miss out. Because our workshops have been so popular, we want to make sure as many people as possible have the opportunity to participate and enjoy the experience. We have also listened to your feedback and this year we have introduced some new arrangements: 1. We are charging a $10 fee for all scheduled workshops to assist us in covering costs. (This charge will not apply to workshops related to the Festival Parade) 2. The focus will be on introductory skills, although anyone is able to participate. 3. You will only be able to enrol in one workshop with each presenter (however if there are any unfilled spaces for workshops they will be open for additional enrolments on the morning of the workshop). 4. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult






Have fun constructing a handcrafted wooden toy using pre-cut components.

Volunteers from the ACT Woodcraft Guild.

Needle felting

Create your own colourful piece of warmth and walk proud with your head full of love. Sit with Beanie Artists from Central Australia and create your own unique needle-felted beanie.


Marg and the Beanie Artists from Central Australia (Alice Springs Beanie Festival Roadshow) Marg and the Beanie Artists from Sit with Beanie Artists from Central Australia to create your very own unique, crochet beanie. Fibre is Central Australia (Alice Springs making a comeback! Learn this simple, creative, colourful craft that will be sure to stay with you for life. Beanie Festival Roadshow)

Wet felting

An introduction workshop to wet felting techniques. You will learn to layout and decorate a flat felt picture or flower. Kit provided.

Volunteers from the Canberra Region Felters


Make a plaited leather item, using round and flat plaiting techniques. Workshops can cater for both beginners and more advanced.

Maureen Irving from Custom Leathercraft

Puppet making

Design and create your own marionette. These workshops will be a lot of fun as you make these puppets come to life.

Sol the Puppetman from the NT based, The Squeaking Tribe

Tie Dyeing

Add colour to your life by learning this easy and eco friendly method of tie dying. This is a taster workshop for beginners. Socks, cloth and canvas will be provided or you can bring your own item for dyeing.

Sharon Doak from Rainbowtopia


Learn to paint temporary henna tattoos for yourself and friends blending ancient and modern techniques and materials.

Riana from Henna by Rianna

Face painting

Explore techniques for creating fantasy faces.

Riana from Henna by Rianna

Weaving without a loom – Hat making

Using a template, basic techniques and a few fun tricks, make your own unique hat. Your hat can be your own personification, as we use different types of materials, yarn and found objects. You will learn Melanie Olde – Weaver basic weaving skills, which you can build on if you wish to progress to more complex weaving.

Weaving Without a Loom – Bag making

Bags are personal and can be for many different purposes - you will explore weaving skills, basic technique and fun tricks to enable you to make your own, purpose-specific bag using a reusable template and different materials including natural fibres and found materials. You will learn basic weaving skills, which you can build on if you wish to progress to more complex weaving.

Melanie Olde – Weaver

Hair accessories

Make yourself a range of fun and pretty hair accessories. By the end of this session you will have made hair slides, hair ties and a headband that you can show off at the Festival!

Jennifer Skelly from Red Parka Designs

Make your own beautiful journal from handmade, recycled and decorative papers! Bookbinding

In this series of two workshops, you will decorate and learn how to hand bind your very own book, suitable to use as a journal, notebook, dream diary or sketch book! In lesson 1, you will design and decorate your book’s cover and prepare the internal pages.

Jennifer Skelly from Red Parka Designs

In lesson 2, we will hand bind the books with beautiful thread to finish them off. (Limit 12) Jewellery making

Turn old clothing and other recycled materials into wearable art pieces.

NFF community artists

Screen printing

Learn the basics of screen printing whilst designing and printing your own unique calico bag or T Shirt. NFF community artists


Love those intricate tessellated patterns seen in Islamic art? Then come and have some fun while creating your own gorgeous artworks.

NFF community artists


Design and create your own beautiful silk scarf or wall hanging using the traditional techniques of batik.

NFF community artists


Have some fun and recreate your own bit of the 70s by learning the basic techniques of macramé. These simple techniques will allow you to make a plant hanger or instrument strap / belt.

NFF community artists

Giant Parade Puppets

Join with the NFF community artists to learn how to construct and manipulate simple Parade Puppets NFF community artists that will be showcased in the Community Parade. FREE

Lantern making

Construct and decorate large and small lanterns that will be lit by LEDs for the Community Parade.

Parade Hats

Have some fun making your own weird and wacky Parade Hat.

NFF community artists FREE NFF community artists FREE


Workshop Information



Workshop Timetable FRIDAY




9:30 – 11:00


Puppet making


11:30 – 1:00

Weaving without a loom – Bag making

Jewellery from recycled clothing

Bookbinding Lesson 1

Needle felting (10:00 – 12:00)

Tie dyeing

Screen printing

3:30 – 5:00


Wet felting




9:30 – 11:00


Wet felting

Tie dyeing

11:30 – 1:00



Brooch making

1:30 – 3:00


Puppet making

Hair accessories

3:30 – 5:00

Weaving without a loom – Bag making




9:30 – 11:00

Weaving without a loom – Hat making

Jewellery from recycled clothing

11:30 -1:00


Puppet making

Wet felting

1:30 – 3:00



Tie dyeing

3:30 – 5:00

Screen printing





9:30 – 11:00



Hair accessories

11:30 -1:00


Brooch making


1:30 – 3:00

Weaving without a loom – Hat making

Wet felting

Tie dyeing

3:30 – 5:00


Puppet making

Crochet (2:00 – 4:00)


Needle felting (10:00 – 12:00)

Lesson 2

Face painting

(2:00 – 4:00)



Face painting

Textiles – try your hand at knitting, crocheting, quilting, and rug making or share your textile skills with other Festival goers. There are a number of continuous Festival projects that we welcome you to contribute to such as a rag rug started in 2010 and a festival quilt started in 2011. Sculpture – create your own amazing piece for the community parade, or contribute to the growing number of wacky sculptures appearing around the Festival. Printmaking – design and make and print your own cards and festival bandanas. Jewellery – create and wear funky wearable art made from recycled ‘stuff’.



Painting – put your mark on the 2014 NFF community mural and revisit the masterpieces that you painted in previous years as the mural boards pop up all around the Festival. If you’re feeling a bit more artistic there are many other painting opportunities on offer. Want to chill out and reconnect with your inner child? Then come and join in our colouring circle where you can colour your own special piece or add your splash to our Community Festival posters.

1:30 – 3:00



All day community art experiences

Needle felting (10:00 – 12:00)

Crochet (2:00 – 4:00)


Needle felting (10:00 – 12:00)

Crochet (2:00 – 4:00)

Psycus Circus – located between the KidzFest and the Stock Camp will also be running daily workshops and activities. Ever wanted to learn juggling, diabolo, hula hoops or poi? Live on the edge, be daring! Come and join Fairy Jill and her team, for some PSYCUS circus fun. Workshops for all skill levels and ages! Learn something completely new or brush up on what you know! Bring yourself, a friend or the whole family, be sure to start your day with a new trick and smile!


The bigger the better, so come on everyone, have some fun and be a part of the Festival Parade. All ages are welcome to join in and this is your opportunity to showcase to the world all the fabulous things that you have created in Artefact and the KidzFest. The Parade starts at 6:00pm on Sunday night and winds its way through the Festival. Workshops occur daily in the Artefact and KidzFest areas where you can make your own hat, mask, lantern, light sculpture or puppet for the parade. See blackboards at these venues for more details.


Festival Community Parade


KidzFest This is a great place for all the family but especially for the young, with plenty of entertainment throughout the day. Young folk can also get involved, learn new skills, dress up or participate in a range of fun and interactive workshops like weaving, painting, lantern making and all manner of things ‘folky’. Drop in and say hi to find out more and to check out the daily blackboard for themes and activities. KidzFest is open each day from 10:00am – 5:00pm with concerts on the Carnival Stage and workshops and activities in the Bite-Sized Circus tent next door. Watch out for KidStuff in Central Park too.

AMAZING DRUMMING MONKEYS Be entertained by an adorable variety show for the young and the young at heart. Meet Bongo and Congo – they sing, they drum and they perform magic tricks! They sound very cheeky, but there are lots of positive messages to share and they try very hard to get along with each other. Central Park Area Daily 11:00am & 1:00pm

FOLKTALES AND FURRYTAILS Features Pam Thoday, a captivating story-teller, musicians Matthew & Emily and the 2 year old dynamo, Amethyst assisting with choreography for some traditional children’s songs. Scribble the possum will continue to “draw” a crowd. 2014’s theme will center on the whale, with songs, dancing and stories about these Australian ocean giants. Carnival Stage Sat 12:30pm / Sun 11:30am / Mon 1:30pm


The dynamic Gobsmacked Duo, Bertie & Louis, are back with their unique brand of mischievous and musical storytelling. ‘There’s a Dragon in my Suitcase’ is a true and magical story of travels to a new land. What happens when a host of fantastic creatures, ghosts and ghoulies arrive on these shores with the children who bring them from different corners of the world? Carnival Stage Fri 1:30pm / Sat 10:30am / Sun 12:30pm / Mon 2:30pm

GREAT BIG STORY BOOK This colourful comedy show based on the famous Aboriginal legend of Tiddalik the Frog is performed within a beautiful 3D pop-up storybook. This much-loved dreamtime story tells of a frog who drinks all the water in the world. The 45 minute play addresses conservation and environmental issues through a range of themes relating to the wonders of water. Performers sing songs and narrate the story using delightful puppet characters that engage the audience in an unforgettable interactive theatre experience. Carnival Stage Fri 12:30pm / Sat 11:30am / Sun 3:30pm / Mon 11:30am

KIDS GO BANG IN THE MORNING – RIFF RAFF MARCHING BAND Kids are fascinated with instruments and the amazing shapes and sounds of a marching band. Learn the percussion instruments cymbal, snare and bass drum and the unique family of percussion with the cowbell and triangle. They may even get the chance to conduct the band! Carnival Stage Fri 10:30am / Sun 10:30am

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LADYBUG EXPRESS A puppet theatre that appears from nowhere, and then it is there! With its bubble exhaust and flags flying, children and adults alike will enjoy a wonderful show until it disappears again as quickly as it came! Join Little Ladybug, Pickle Mousekawitz and the Storyteller (folk singer/songwriter Michael Peter) on a musical and fun filled adventure that will have the whole family smiling. Central Park Area Fri & Sun Midday

LADYBUG PERFORMERS Hear songs and stories from some of the Ladybug Express crew. Carnival Stage Sat 3:30pm / Mon 10:00am


LadyBug Express



It might look easy playing and marching at the same time in time and in tune, but there are a few simple tricks. Learn to march in time and simple time signatures - and perhaps how to spin flags in the colour guard!

Sarah entertains audiences young and old having appeared on the latest ABC Kids albums alongside some Play School favorites. Kids, mums and dads can now all enjoy her calming, nurturing songs, full of love and happiness!

Central Park Stage Daily Parade 4:30pm

Carnival Stage Sun 1:30pm


Sarah Humphreys

This concert focuses on recycling and the environment. Children get to see instruments that are made out of recycled items and sing along to some songs with members of the Recycled String Band.

Majestic Fri 8:00pm Bite-sized Circus Sat 5:30pm


An hilarious, high energy, male and female circus duo performing acrobatic stunts and dangerous feats of grandeur; all wrapped in bright and zany costumes!

Carnival Stage Sat 2:30pm

SONGDANCE KIDSSHOW – JOHNNY HUCKLE A great show for children with songs, dance, stories and loads of great animal mimics like “kookaburra, magpie, wattle bird, cockatoo, crow and Johnny possesses a great elephant mimic too! Song and dance routines that are fun for the whole family, informative educational and raising awareness and a greater appreciation of what is native and Aboriginal/Australian. Carnival Stage Fri 2:30pm / Sat 1:30pm / Mon 3:30pm


Run along similar lines to the slow tunes session. Young people of all ages and musicality are invited to bring their instruments. Copies of the music (about 10 - 12 tunes) will be provided for experienced musicians with a simpler version for beginners. Some percussion will also be included - either at the same time (depending on numbers) or towards the end of the session. Bush Music Club wll provide suitable percussion instruments.

Bite-sized Circus Fri 5:00pm

Bite-sized Circus Friday 5:30pm


Phil, CC & Claire present an acoustic concert of wellknown children’s songs such as Five Little Ducks, Old McDonald etc. Perfect for the budding junior folk fan!

This is a fun session of collected Australian tunes for young musicians

Bite-sized Circus Daily 1:00pm

Bite-sized Circus Sun 11:00am



Festival Precinct Daily

Join Ian for an introduction to the skills of storytelling. The uses of enchantment and the tools required to engage an audience are experienced and applied to participants. This is for 9 to 90 year olds.

Carnival Stage Fri 3:30pm / Sun 2:30pm

Carnival Stage Fri 11:30am Rhys Davies ‘The Trickster’ is a talented young 14 year old whose fire eating, comedy, chainsaw juggling, unicycling and incredible magic is combined with his humorous antics to form a show fueled with fun and youthful energy.


Tom is the only ex-sailor in North America dealing with the traditions and lore of The Age of Sail, making them come alive, demonstrating their transition to the present day and explaining their current relevance. Combine this with a warm, colourful character and a rich, compelling voice engaging every attendee, capturing their imagination and interest.




Instrument Makers The Exhibition

One of the most visited areas on site is the Instrument Makers Hall. A special place, it brings together some of Australia’s master artisans to exhibit their exquisite handcrafted musical instruments and to share their skills and knowledge with performers, patrons and their peers. This is a unique opportunity to see, hear and, for prospective buyers, to play some beautiful handcrafted instruments and meet the people who make them in an intimate setting.


Nestled in the thriving Central Victorian cultural hub of Castlemanine are a number of significant artisans: writers, sculptors, painters, food-producers, metalworkers, hot-rodders, fabric-workers and instrument makers. As a part of this eclectic and dynamic community, Benedict crafts replica period and contemporary musical instruments from a number of genres. Two decades dedicated to the pursuit of the trade has seen Benedict work for and with some of Australia’s significant artisans and manufacturing institutions, alongside developing his own journey and reputation for producing high quality musical instruments that have found their way around the globe.


Ray is a Canberra based guitar maker with over three decades of quality crafted instruments using traditional and local tone woods with a unique construction and design methods.


From 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.


Craig lives and works in the Canberra region, handcrafting and playing Native American Style Flutes. Craig has attended and played at flute events in the USA and Australia, learning and perfecting his craft from masters in the field. Craig’s clients include both world class professional flute players and those who play for a hobby.


Started building guitars in 2007. Making very much individual instruments, only building a few per year. Each guitar is unique.


Brandden is internationally known for his design innovations and fine craftsmanship. Making custom made harps that are renowned for

excellent craftsmanship and their warm resonate sound. He offers a total harp service by also restoring antique harps and selling other bands of harps. His passion for harps and wood results in the fine instruments that he offers.


Born into the tradition of violin making, at age 18 Ilja began his apprenticeship at Geigenbau Machold in Germany, studying under some of Europe’s best violin makers. After qualifying he established his own workshop in Germany. Ilja now has a shop in Woolloongabba, Brisbane. He caters for beginners, advanced students and professionals with backgrounds in classical, folk, jazz, and other types of music. His main workshop is located above his shop, but during opening hours, he prefers to do the finer work at a workbench in his shop window. He welcomes the chance to chat with anyone interested in the art of violin making, and is happy for people to watch while he works.


Jack Spira is a guitar maker with over 25 years experience. He makes steel string guitars and bouzoukis. Jack has made instruments for John Thompson, Liz Frencham, Sting, Colin Hay, Deborah Conway and Penelope Swales to name a few. He is also a founding member of the Melbourne Guitar Makers Festival.


John has been making acoustic instruments since the early eighties and has exhibited at the National for the past ten years. While he produces most acoustic instruments, it is the resonator slide guitar and the F style mandolins that he has gained a reputation for.


Larry now lives in Canberra making instruments using Australian timbers. For 7 years instrument making was a hobby but over the past 2 years the hobby is developing into a business, making old timey style banjos, teardrop shaped instruments and lap steel guitars. It is sometimes hard to find the right sounding instrument hanging on the wall in your favourite music store. With this in mind and being a player of traditional instruments himself, Larry has the passion to craft unique instruments not found in commercial outlets.


Although the nyckelharpa has existed in Sweden for 7 centuries, it almost died out about 100 years ago. Lennart Lovdin was fortunate to attend one of the wood working courses that were offered to revive the interest in the instrument some 40 years ago. His interest in building this complicated instrument, consisting of about 120 pieces of timber, has grown ever since. He likes to customise the various decorations for the future owner. This year his display includes a slightly smaller version of the instrument that has also been used in Sweden for many years.


Peter Coombe is based in Bega NSW, and has been making instruments of the mandolin family since 1994. More recently he has been making guitars as well as mandolins and mandolas. Many of his mandolins and mandolas have been exported to the USA and Europe. He uses Australian native timbers, as well as the traditional imported timbers, and has written articles about the use of Australian native timbers in mandolins.


Richard Troughear made his first Appalachian Dulcimer in 1969 as a soldier 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 – and discovered that even simple instruments aren’t really so simple after all. Mountain Dulcimers are simple, yet also complex and mysterious. Raindrop Ukuleles and Banjoettes, carved from solid wood, have become popular additions to the range.


We are a family workshop in the hills of the northern rivers of NSW making, exciting and unique folk instruments including ukuleles, banjo ukuleles of our own design which feature timber tops, tenor banjos, and guitars. Our instruments are all designed to bring a smile to the player with unique sounds and distinctive looks. Andrew Doriean is a luthier with a decade of experience and is slightly obsessed with sound and loves making uniquely voiced instruments that can lend an extra level of expression to the music played on them. John Doriean has over 40 years of experience working with timber. He has always loved music but does not play and loves being involved in music by making instruments that inspire and delight.


A graduate from Northland College of the Arts’ guitar making, restoration & repair course, a fascination with the ancient tradition of the luthier led Shane Briggs to delve into the world of guitar making. It is through his fine craftsmanship and meticulous selection of timber that Shane creates guitars that produce note clarity that one would expect from a finely tuned piano with powerful resonance, sensational playability and captivating beauty. Shane currently designs and crafts modern steel string guitars from his Melbourne workshop using the finest tone woods available, creating instruments that are responsive, romantic, sensitive and exquisite.


Roland lives in Wollongong with his 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.

An amateur luthier with a small workshop on the east coast of Tasmania using only Tasmanian tone woods to make unique Appalachian and stick dulcimers.


Banjo maker for over 30 years. Almost all parts made in the Adelaide workshop. Ten different styles of banjo are currently being produced.


Wolf Drums and Flutes was established in the late 1990’s and specialise in quality hand made Native American style craft. Graeme has worked with timber for more than 40 years. He has been making Native American style flutes professionally for more than 10 years.

Also Exhibiting


Choose from a custom built instrument, made especially for you from one of the following (value up to $3,000): • Set of 3 Appalactian Mountain Dulcimers by Richard Troughear OR • Accoustic Guitar or Electric guitar by Berketa Guitars OR • Choice of any of the range of White Swallow Banjos OR • Handcrafted full size violin and case Stradivarius style by Stefen Instruments OR • Mandolin or guitar by Peter Coombe Mandolins OR • Baritone guitar by Doug Eaton Lutherie OR • Fretless Old Time Style Banjo and Goodradigbee Lap steel guitar by L J Oshea Banjos OR • Travel Banjo, Travel Guitar, BanjoUke, Baritone 6 string BanjoUke inc cases by Rocky Creek Strings OR • Choice of any instrument on display by John Copley Instruments OR • Irish Bouzouki by Jack Spira Guitars OR



Set Celtic Whistles 6 pitches from High G to Low D, in a padded roll by Benedict Stewart Instruments



Erle Bartlett makes bodhrans, fifes, pipes and whistles from the finest local materials. They are serious instruments that suit both beginners and professionals.

2014 Handcrafted Festival Quilt–by Carolyn Griffin



Festival Raffle


3rd PRIZE 2 Adult Season/Camping Tickets to the 2015 National Folk Festival 1






Instrument Makers Concert




Sun 6:30pm Trocadero




Master Luthier Laurence (Laurie) Grundy, Grundy Banjo Co from Yarra Junction Victoria builds elite five string resonator banjos for the Bluegrass Music market.


I am very interested in how instrument makers can move away from traditional materials to become more sustainable, at the same time preserving and improving beauty and tone.


Woodskin’s™ unique patented KiKBox® Cajon employs foot pedals to produce authentic bass and snare drum sounds and is used by musicians of all types worldwide.

A feature of the Festival’s artistic program is the Instrument Makers Concert where a selection of these handcrafted instruments can be heard in a concert setting, played by some of the Festival’s top performers. An enchanting experience and one that leaves both musicians and non-musicians alike entranced by both the quality and sound of these beautiful instruments.

Drawn at 8pm at the Farewell Concert, Budawang Pavillion, 21 April 2014 Results published on our website 22 April 2014 - Winners will be notified by mail ACT Permit No. ACT R 13/00442 National Folk Festival Ltd



Festival of Dance Dance is a wonderful social activity and a vibrant element of the National Folk Festival Program. The National offers dance displays (d) to watch and participatory workshops (W/s) and dances (D) with special attention given to ensure accessibility for all levels, from those just starting to get involved right through to the more experienced. Workshops for NEW dancers are highlighted in green on the Program Grid and provide opportunities for those with little or no previous experience in either the style or dance in general to get up and have a go.

ANTHONY AND LISA SIMON Anthony and Lisa Simon are two of the country’s most inspiring and popular dance instructors. This year they combine with dance musicians Chris Duncan, Catherine Strutt and Jennifer Strutt to present the Festival’s Scottish Ball. With this array of talent, experience and energy you won’t dance to better! Fri 9:30am (W/s) & 7:30pm (D) Coorong

AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL & FOLK DANCERS The Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers have been presenting dance displays for the last 26 years. The influence & diversity of cultural dance in Australia can be seen in the different styles of dance whether from our Celtic, European or American background. Be a part of this vibrant experience as the Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers present ‘The Perfect Imbalance’ exploring ways of coping with differing numbers of male and female dancers, while keeping everyone involved. Sat 12:30pm (d) / Sun 12:30pm (d) / Mon 4:30pm (d) Piazza

AUSTRALIAN MORRIS RING The Australian Morris Ring is the central organisation for Australian Morris Dancers. As such it coordinates all the Australian Morris Dance sides performing at the National Folk Festival – the massed Morris and both the street and display sides. The organization will also hold its AGM taking advantage of this large gathering of Morris Dancers! Fri 5:30pm (d) / Sun 2:00pm (d) Central Park Stage Sun 6.00pm Acoustic Lounge (AGM)



Formed in 2004, Black Joak Morris is a vibrant mixed Morris side from Sydney performing traditional Cotswold Morris dances as well as dances written in Australia. They like to leap high and dance loudly with bells and sticks and lots of waving hankies. Black Joak is experienced at entertaining crowds at festivals, fairs and pubs around Eastern Australia. They perform precision displays and enjoy a face off against those Circus folk. The group is very experienced in running workshops for dancers of all levels.

This is a new and very enthusiastic group of dancers, performing Bulgarian traditional dancing. They have performed at Bulgarian events on several occasions, but this will be their first time at the National Folk Festival and they are very excited to be taking their culture to a wider audience. The group is very passionate about what they do and we believe people will enjoy their performance. Fri 12:00pm (d) / Sat 4:00pm (d) / Sun 3:30pm (d) Piazza

Sat 9:30am (W/s) / Sun 12:00pm (d) Piazza



The Bush Capital Band aka the ‘Bush Capitalists’ are a fun, energetic and versatile Australian Social Dance Band. The band is equally at home playing for a rollicking Woolshed Bush Dance or a formal Social Dance Ball. Their mission is to make dancing at all levels of experience worthwhile and fun.

Bon Accord is a six-piece dance band with Don Richmond at the helm as Dance Caller. They specialise in dances from the Australian and Celtic traditions. Lively tune sets incorporate original dance tunes and are played with fiddle harmonies over a driving, energetic dance rhythm provided by keyboard, mandolin and electric bass. Sat 2:00pm Coorong (Dancers’ Dance)

BORDERLINE KAYLEE Borderline Kaylee is a collective of vibrant young folk musicians and dancers from Melbourne performing a mix of Celtic and traditional folk tunes. Discover something new with a range of original acts and dynamic dance showcases guaranteed to get you out of your seat. Borderline Kaylee is great fun for the whole family to enjoy!

Thur 8:00pm Coorong (D)

CAJUN AVEC PAVERTY Franklyn B Paverty is adding Cajun music and dance to their usual traditional repertoire of Australian bush music, folk, country and occasional swing, blues, jug band or old rock ‘n’ roll music. For this year’s National they are teaming up with Lance Green and Gabrielle Mackey who will be teaching Cajun two-step, jitterbug and waltz in this fusion of Cajun and Bush Music. Fri 3:20pm (W/s) & 10:30pm (D) Coorong

Fri 8:00pm Piazza (D)



Canberra Scottish Country Dancers will delight you with a lively and colourful display of jigs, reels and strathspeys performed to music in traditional style. Enjoy the energy, rhythm and distinctive style of this dance form, which now has enthusiastic participants in many countries. Dancers from several Canberra clubs have come together to create a memorable spectacle.

Brandragon Morris is Melbourne’s only clog side, dancing predominantly North West Morris, with some step clog and street dances thrown in. They are colourful and lively and love to entertain with their unique, energetic style. The sound of clogs stamp out the rhythm of the dance with sticks clashing and bells ringing in time to the tunes of their merry band of musicians. Sharing their tradition with others is important and the group is experienced in running workshops that are suitable for all. Fri 1:30pm (d) / Sun 9:30am (W/s) Piazza

Fri 4:00pm (d) / Sat 10:30am (d) / Sun 11:00am (d) Piazza


The Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers is one of only two groups Australia-wide that is dedicated to promoting Welsh Folk Dancing. Their displays feature some of the more complicated jigs, reels and other country dances – both traditional and modern – from different parts of Wales. Ceffyl Gwyn means ‘white horse’ – a tribute to the group’s home base in the City of Whitehorse, Melbourne.

With a growing international reputation as a dance historian, Heather Clark’s innovative approach to research is attracting the attention of dancers, historians and musicians alike. Having danced from a young age, she has performed on stage and screen, and now concentrates on researching and promoting early Australian dance.

Sat 11:30am (d) / Sun 1:30pm (d) / Mon 12:00pm (d) Piazza

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 leading dance musicians, Chris Duncan, Catherine Strutt 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! Fri 9:30am (W/s) & 7:30pm (D) Coorong

COAST CEILI BAND A dynamic Ceili band renowned for its infectious rhythms of jigs, reels and polkas played for Irish set dancing. Coast Ceili has provided music for the regular céilithe at Sydney’s Gaelic Club for the past eight years, played at numerous festivals and has twice been invited to perform in Ireland. The Band has two CDs, ‘Set Dancing Downunder’ Vols 1 & 2 with a third due in 2014. Sun 2:00pm (D) Coorong

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. Fri 4:30pm (W/s) / Sat 2:00pm (W/s) / Sun 11:30am (W/s) Piazza

CORAL EDEN AND THE MELBOURNE COLONIAL DANCERS The Melbourne Colonial Dancers have been teaching and running Australian Colonial/Bush Dances and performing Displays since 1974. Coral Eden commenced teaching Beginner Dance Classes in 1993. During the past two National Folk Festivals she and a team of Colonial dancers have been part of The Beginner Dance Stream. Fri 12:30pm (W/s) Piazza Sat & Sun 9:30am (W/s) Coorong

CUMBE! Canberra’s Colombian Folk Dance troupe, bring you their Latin rhythms, flashing smiles and swirling skirts, dancing traditional sets of Cumbia in a cultural feast for the senses. Fri 6:00pm (d) / Sat 3:00pm (d) / Sun 2:30pm (W/s) / Mon 11:30am (d) Piazza

Sat 5:00pm (W/s) Coorong

ISISTARS One of Canberra’s favourite and longest running professional Bellydance groups, with their cheeky style and fantastic Middle Eastern rhythms, these girls will break your heart with just one flash of their smile or one flick of their hip.

toe-tapping music of Norm Merrigan and friends they make it all look so easy! Fri 11:00am (d) / Sat 4:30pm (d) / Mon 1:30pm (d) Piazza Mon 10:50am Coorong (W/s)

OLD EMPIRE BAND 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. Fri 4.:30pm (W/s) Piazza Sat 10:00pm (D) Coorong

Fri 11:30am (d) / Sat 12:00pm (d) / Sun 5:30pm (W/s) / Mon 4:00pm (d) Piazza



This group 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 who produce driving Djembe and Tabla rhythms, together with musicians such as guitarists, flute players and violinists, resulting in a spectacular display of sound, movement and colourful costumes.

Jumptown Swing has an experienced performance troupe – ‘The Jumptown Jammers’ – performing a range of Lindy Hop, Charleston or Swing-era. They dress up in their best 20s–50s vintage threads and work the audience with crowd participation to get them up and doing the Charleston in no time. This group will get your party really swingin’ and, during the Festival will provide displays as well as introduction to Swing dance lessons. Fri 1:00pm (d) / Sat 6:30pm (W/s) / Sun 5:00pm (d) / Mon 11:00am (d) Piazza

KEITH WOOD & PASTRAMI ON RYEBUCK Keith was dancing with Dance Kaleidoscope in Brisbane before moving to Sydney. He enjoys dancing English Country, Contra, Bush/Australian, some Scottish and Irish, and also ballroom styles. Accompanied by Pastrami on Ryebuck, a regular at Contra dances in Sydney, he presents sessions of Contra dances, from the traditional to the newly written and the Saturday night Contra dance. Fri 4:40pm (W/s) / Sat 7:00pm (D) / Mon 1:30pm (W/s) Coorong

LAST FIVE COINS, THE The Last Five Coins play dance music of Europe with great authority on authentic instruments including hurdy gurdy, violin, piano accordion, flutes, bass, voice and percussion. The group will also play for Perth International Dancers and Souleiado French Dance Group. Sun 5:00pm (D) Coorong

MARGARET & BILL WINNETT Margaret & Bill Winnett like nothing better than to share their love of Irish dancing, in all its forms, with dancers from all around Australia. After seventeen trips to Ireland there is even more in their bag of tricks! Sun 10:40am (W/s) Coorong

MARGARET WINNETT’S IRISH STEP DANCERS Here’s an exciting team of Irish Step Dancers that captivate their audiences with their fancy footwork and classy choreography. Backed by the

Fri 2:30pm (d) Central Park Sat 1:00pm (d) / Sun 6:30pm (W/s) / Mon 2:00pm (d) Piazza





PERTH INTERNATIONAL DANCE Perth International Dance is a group with a passion for dance from diverse cultures. Based in Perth, Western Australia, the dance teachers of the group have travelled world wide, engaging with communities to exchange dance traditions, and they draw on their experience and expertise to teach folk dance with all its vitality, sense of community and simple fun.

traditional and modern dance compositions while the dancers wear authentic folk dress and other traditional costumes. Revontulet has performed in North America and Scandinavia and maintains links with dance groups and musicians in both Finland and Sweden. The Dancers are joined by musicians led by Lins Vellen. Sat 1:30pm (d) / Sun 10:30am (d) / Mon 2:30pm (d) Piazza

Fri 6:00pm (W/s) / Sat 12:20pm (W/s) / Sun 5:00pm (D) / Mon 9:30am (W/s) Coorong

Mon 12:10pm (W/s) Coorong


Salmiakki Pelimannit has been performing the music of Scandinavia since 1986. The Band has performed with Finnish, Swedish, Estonian and Danish dance groups since the 1990s and has performed in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. The band has developed an extensive repertoire of the dance music of these countries and in recent years has been introducing the music of these regions to Australian musicians.

Founded in 1974, Perth Morris Men have the distinction of being the oldest Morris side in Australia. The dances performed are mainly from the Cotswold Hills with some from other areas as well. The dances are lively and spectacular with a unique style that has developed due to Perth’s remoteness. The dances vary from gentle handkerchief waving to vigorous mock battle dances with large sticks. The side’s colours are derived from the local football team from the suburb (Subiaco) where the original Perth Morris Men lived. Fri 9:30am (W/s) / Sat 11:00am (d) Piazza

REVONTULET FINNISH FOLK DANCERS Recently celebrating their 30th anniversary, Canberra’s Revontulet performs Finnish and other Nordic folk dances. The dances are drawn from


Fri 10:30am (W/s) Piazza & 1:00pm (D) Coorong

SCANDANS sCanDans, formed in 1996, teaches and runs regular Nordic social dances in the ACT and at folk festivals, covering Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Icelandic traditional dance styles. At festivals, sCanDans combines with the Finnish folk band Salmiakki Pelimannit and ACT musicians enthusiastic for Scandinavian music, into special

events not found elsewhere in Australia through the year. Fri 10:30am (W/s) Piazza & 1:00pm (D) Coorong

SET IN THEIR WAYS A Canberra based Irish Set dance display group. This fun-loving and energetic bunch of dancers has choreographed a selection of their favourite figures from traditional and contemporary dances for you to enjoy with them. Watch them kicking up their heels to a fine selection of jigs, reels, slides, polkas and hornpipes. Then have a go yourself at the Irish Ceili. Fri 2:30pm (d) / Sun 1:00pm (d) / Mon 12:30pm (d) Piazza Sat 10:40am (W/s) Coorong

SETTLER BUSH BAND The Settler Bush Band is part of the Australian Settler stream that is a regular feature at the Festival. The idea is to extend the stream of participative activities by forming a Bush Band for and from participants at the Festival, to play for the Farewell Dance on Monday. Competent and skilled dance musicians will lead the music. Mon 3:00pm (D) Coorong

SILVER SOLES CLOGGERS INC Appalachian Mountain Tap has its origins in the Southern States of America and is a lively, hand


Fri 2:00pm (d) / Sat 6:00pm (d) / Sun 4:00pm (W/s) / Mon 3:30pm (d) Piazza

SOULEIADO FRENCH DANCE GROUP Souleiado lives up to its namesake meaning ‘sunny’ in presenting the traditions of southern France with warmth and effervescence. Specialising this time in dances from Occitania and the French Basque and Catalan regions, this popular group from Perth brings to you village life and customs of the south expressed through dance and music with expertise and a sense of playfulness and fun. Fri 11:00am (W/s) Coorong / 3:30pm (d) Piazza Sat 2:30pm (d) Piazza Sun 12:10pm (W/s) & 5:00pm (D) Coorong Mon 10:30am (D) Central Park Stage

TANGO SOCIAL CLUB Dancers from Canberra’s tango scene will take you on a new journey into the world’s most intriguing and emotional dance. Watch, learn, enjoy as you navigate through the tango, the vals and the

milonga. Join a fun and interesting group on an unforgettable ride. Fri 6:30pm (d) / Sat 3.30pm (d) & 8.00pm (D) / Sun 8.00pm (D) / Mon 3.00pm (d) Piazza

TRIBALISTA BELLYDANCE & HUSH GYPSY Festival favourites, Tribalista Bellydance lives up to their catchphrase of ‘synergy and grace in motion’ with their modern fusion of Bellydance blended with elements of flamenco and other Asiatic dance styles. This year they perform with their fabulous dance sister, “The Hush Gypsy” showing off with her very own style of Modern Gypsy dance, as well as their very own FiFi Noir, Canberra’s unique theatrical fusion bellydance artiste. Fri 3:00pm (W/s) & 5:30pm (d) / Sat 5:00pm (W/s) / Sun 2:00pm (d) / Mon 1:00pm (d) Piazza

TSDAV DANCE COMPOSERS’ COMPETITION The Traditional Social Dance Association of Victoria (TSDAV) has run a Dance Composers’ Competition since 1980, 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! The dances will be instructed, danced and judged in this session. Awards are given for the best General Social Dance and the best Dance for More Experienced Dancers.

WEDDERBURN CHARMING EMUS A core of musicians from three of Victoria’s iconic Old Time Dance Bands combine occasionally for special functions and come together in 2014 for the National Folk Festival. Together they constitute one of the best bands and concert entertainers this side of the black stump and the other side as well. Come trip the light fantastic toe in Canberra with this celebrated band, led by one of Australia’s best traditional country dance musicians, Peter Ellis. Friday 5:00pm The Bally Sunday 7:30pm (D) Coorong

ZUMBA ® WORLD DANCE FITNESS Join Rosie for a morning dance workout guaranteed to give you a flying start to the day. Daily 8:30am Piazza

Mon 9:30am Piazza

National Film & Sound Archive at the NFF THE CORRICK FAMILY VARIETY SHOW The Corrick family films are a rare and valuable highlight of the NFSA collection. They are a unique collection of early silent films used by the Corrick Family Entertainers as part of their touring variety shows From the Corrick Film Collection in the first decades of last century. The Corrick Family Films Variety Show will capture the spirit of the original Corrick shows in a modern context with a variety of Festival performers. Renowned silent film accompanist Elaine Loebenstein will accompany the films.

The Wax Cylinder Recording Project A hundred years ago the only way to record sound was on a wax cylinder. This was done in a purely acoustic and mechanical process that engraved a groove onto a spinning wax cylinder. The NFSA has restored an Edison wax cylinder machine and will be recording (and playing back) wax cylinders at two special sessions. Selected Festival performers will be invited to record a cylinder to become part of the NFSA’s National Collection

THE NFSA NATIONAL FOLK RECORDING AWARD The Award will be presented for the best recording made by an artist appearing at the Festival.

Blackboard Stages The Bohemia Bar is our main Blackboard Venue managed by the ever friendly Feral and his trusty staff. Daily selection will be made through a ballot system. Forms are available from the Bohemia Staff and must be returned by 3pm each day. For those who don’t have a band and want to have a go, try So You Think You Can Sing in the Bohemia on Sat 6-9pm. Blackboard opportunities are also available at The Stock Camp (see p. 43) Tantric Turtle (near the Coorong) PsyBus Space (Near Majestic) Check with the individual venue organisers for times / gigs / more details


clapping, high-energy dance style with percussive footwork. Early migrants from Ireland, England, Germany, Africa and the American Indians have influenced this unusual style. Modern day influences include theatre and various dance genres and the music originates from bluegrass and Irish with an Australian and modern feel.



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Pocket Fox 6:00 – 6:40

6:30 7:00 7:30

Opening Concert Woody Mann Margret RoadKnight Chloe & Jason Roweth (JD Trib) Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse 7:00 – 9:50

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

National Folk Club 5:30 – 9:30

Doctor Stovepipe 6:50 – 7:30 Dylan Hekimian 7:40 – 8:20 Grimick 8:30 – 9:10

Welcome Dance with Bush Capital Band 8:00 – 11:00

Lindi Ortega 9:30 – 10:30

10:30 11.00

6:30 7:00 7:30

Welcome Singing Session led by Margaret Walters & friends 7:30 – 9:00

8:00 8:30 9:00

Sparrow Folk 9:20 – 10:00

9:30 10:00

Rusty Spring Syncopators 10:10 – 10:50

10:30 11.00

Round Mountain Girls 11:00 – 11:50



National Folk Club 9:30 till late


Midnight The Ellis Collective Midnight – 1:00








Con Artists 10:30 – 11:00 Zap Circus CIRCUS Fun-damentals 11:00 – 12:00

11:00 11.30 12:00PM 12.30 1:00 1.30

Wiradjuri Echos 11:00 – 11:30



Con Artists 10:30 – 11:00

Souleiado French Dance Group

Pants Down Circus Workshop 11:00 – 12:00



Johnny Huckle 12:30 – 1:00

Write Breathe Perform – Candy Royalle 11:00 – 12:00

Wiradjuri Echos 1:30 – 2:00

Johnny Huckle 12:30 – 1:00

Con Artists 1:30 – 2:00

Poetry Writing Workshop Andrew Galan 11:00 – 12:00

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

Broadcasters’ Forum Bruce Cameron 11:00 – 12:00

Panta Rei Fusion Dancing

11:00 11.30 12:00PM

Poetically speaking: Perfecting your performance Robyn Sykes 12:30 – 1:30

A Chip off the old Writer’s Block Rhymer from Ryde 12:30 – 1:30 Con Artists 1:30 – 2:00 Me on stage —you’re joking! Geoffrey W Graham 2:00 – 3:00

Morris Showcase Display 2:00 – 3:00

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Rhyme and Rhythm Decoded Robyn Sykes 2:00 – 3:00

3:00 3:30


Wiradjuri Echos 12:00 – 12:30

2:00 2.30



Performing Bush Verse Rhymer from Ryde 2:00 – 3:00

12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00

Walk-ups Poetry in the Park 3:30 – 4:15

Walk-ups Poetry in the Park 3:30 – 4:15

Walk-ups Poetry in the Park 3:30 – 4:15

Riff Raff Parade 4:30 start

Riff Raff Parade 4:30 start

Riff Raff Parade 4:30 start

3:30 4:00 Riff Raff Parade 4:30 start

4:30 5:00 5:30

DISPLAY Twilight Morris Showcase 5:30 – 6:30





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Eleanor McEvoy 10:00 – 10:50

Enda Kenny 10:00 – 10:40

Alaska String Band 10:50 – 11:40

The Mae Trio 10:50 – 11:30

Riley Lee & Jeff Peterson 11:40 – 12:30

Chloe & Jason Roweth 11:40 – 12:20

Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt 12:30 – 1:20

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats 12:30 – 1:10

1.30 Live @ the Lounge 2:00 2.30

Trouble in the Kitchen 2:00 – 2:50


Margret RoadKnight

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

2:50 – 3:30

Old Man Luedecke 1:20 – 2:00 Infinite Elvis (1) 2:10 – 3:30

Davidson Brothers 3:30 – 4:20 Jordie Lane 4:20 – 5:00

Ange Takats & Band 4:00 – 4:50

Damien Dempsey 5:00 – 5:50

Frank Yamma 5:00 – 5:50


Live @ the Lounge

Bernard Carney and David Hyams 6:00 – 6:50


Archie Roach “Creation” 6:50 – 8:00

5:30 6:00

7:30 8:00 8:30


Joseph Tawadros Trio 9:00 – 10:00

Kamerunga 9:00 – 9:50

Lindi Ortega 10:00 – 11:00

Rory McLeod 10:00 – 10:50

11.00 11.30 Midnight 12.30 1:00 1.30

The Crooked Fiddle Band 11:00 – Midnight

The Continuing History of Folk Music – A L Lloyd Danny Spooner 11:30 – 1:00

8:30 – 10:30

Ray Grieve 10:50 – 11:20

Ukes of Today 11:30 – 12:10 Justin Walshe Duo 12:20 – 1:00 Kent Daniel & Bill Wiseman

1:10 – 1:50 Ask The Provost Brothers Rob Willis & NLA 1:30 – 2:30

Harlem Street Singer Rev Gary Davis Film introduced by Woody Mann 3:00 – 4:30

James Griffin 2:00 – 2:40 The Raglins 2:50 – 3:30 Takadimi 3:40 – 4:20 Mike Martin & Lindsay Martin 4:30 – 5:10

Lola’s Keg Night 5:00 – 6:00

Perth Scottish Fiddlers 6:30 – 7:20

Karavana Flamenca 7:30 – 8:20

Martin Carthy 8:00 – 8:50


Don’t Knock Your Granny Older Women’s Network Theatre 10:00 – 11:00

Heath Cullen 7:00 – 7:50

Luke Plumb & Peter Daffy 8:00 – 8:50

9:00 9:30

Ukelele Republic of Canberra

Percussion Jam 9:00 – 9:30

Morning Strum & Uke Blackboard

Geoffrey W Graham & Robyn Sykes

9:30 10:00

National Uke Muster

Poet’s Breakfast


Australian Chinese Music Ensemble

Cameron Mather 5:20 – 6:00 Castlecomer 6:10 – 7:00 Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse - CD Launch 7:10 – 8:00 The Pepperjacks 8:10 – 9:00

8:30 – 10:00

Hayley Shone 10:00 – 10:40

No Hausfrau 10:50 – 11:30

Tingley Turner 11:40 – 12:20

Dylan Hekimian 11:40 – 12:20

Coolfinn Mac 12:30 – 1:10

Sparrow Folk 12:30 – 1:10

Great Big Story Book 12:30 – 1:10

Slam Poetry Versus Bush Poetry 1:30 – 2:40

Gobsmacked! 1:30 – 2:10

Martin Pearson & the Po’tree 2:10 – 2:50

Jane Thompson 3:00 – 3:40 Penny Davies & Roger Ilott 3:50 – 4:30 Tángalo 4:40 – 5:20 The Lurkers 5:30 – 6:10 Karen Lynne Bluegrass Circle 6:20 – 7:00

The Fiddle Chicks 7:10 – 7:50

Candy Royalle & Sloppy Joe 3:00 – 3:50

Recycle & Reuse Music Show 11:30 – 12:10

Songdance Johnny Huckle 2:30 – 3:10

Street Chaos – Zap Circus 3:30 – 4:10

The Stetson Family 4:00 – 4:50

National Folk Club 9:00 till late

Valanga Khoza South African Jive 5:00 – 5:50 Pants Down Circus 6:00 – 6:50

9:00 9:30

10:30 11:00 11.30 12:00PM 12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30

Kerrianne Cox & Albert Wiggan 5:00 – 5:40

Rory Faithfield 5:50 – 6:30

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

Iris 6:40 – 7:20 The Fabulous Corricks Travelling Show

Steve and Ros Barnes

7:00 – 8:30

7:30 – 8:10

Leah Flanagan 8:00 – 8:50

7:00 7:30 8:00

Friday Carnival 3 Sheets to the Wind

The Barleyshakes 9:00 – 9:50

Glover & Sorrensen 9:00 – 9:50

The Morrisons 10:00 – 10:50

Round Mountain Girls 10:00 – 10:50

The Last Five Coins 10:10 -10:50

Richard Perso 11:00 – 11:50

Zeptepi 11:00 – 11:50

The Squeezebox Trio 11:00 – 11:40

Doctor Stovepipe Midnight – 12:50

Not For Kids Kids’ Show Midnight – 1:00

The Barons of Tang 1:00 – 1:50


WA Showcase

Santa Taranta 9:30 – 10:20

Tracey Bunn & Her Handsome Devils 11:00 – 11:50

Riff Raff Marching Band 10:30 – 11:10

Mick Flanagan 10:50 – 11:30

Darcy Welsh 1:20 – 2:00



Howard 10:00 – 10:40

8:30 – 9:10

8:30 – 9:20

Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band 10:30 – 11:20


Silkweed 9:20 – 10:00

8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11.00 11.30 Midnight 12.30 1:00 1.30

Friday 18 April


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8:30 9:00

Zumba ® Dance Fitness 8:30 – 9:15

Dru Yoga 8:30 – 9:30

9:30 10:00 10:30

Festival Fiddle Rally 10:00 – 11:00

Irish Flute Belinda Ford (Barleyshakes) 10:00 – 11:00

Bluegrass Instrumentation Members of Bluegrass Circle 10:00 – 11:00

11:00 11.30 12:00PM

NFF Percussion Experience 11:30 – 12:30

Making Your Band Your Business Davidson Brothers 11:30 – 12:30

Round Singing for the Soul Bernard & Eleanor Carney 11:30 – 12:30

Beginner Bodhran (1) Erle Bartlett 9:30 – 10:30

The Session Experience 8:30 – 10:30

Scottish Country Dance for NEW dancers Anthony & Lisa Simon 9:30 – 10:30

1:00 1.30

Atlantic Bridges (Fásta) 1:00 – 2:00

2:00 2.30 3:00

Festival Bush Orchestra 2:30 – 3:30

Vocal Workshop – Alice Cottee (No Hausfrau) 2:30 – 3:30

Guitar accompaniment for Irish music Alan Kelly (Barleyshakes) 1:00 – 2:00

Celtic Mandolin Luke Plumb 2:30 – 3:30

3:30 4:00 Martin Pearson 4:30 5:00

Harry Potter & that Vague Sense of Plagiarism 4:30 – 5:10

Blues Harmonica Recycled String Band 4:00 – 5:00

Wax Cylinder Recording NFSA 4:00 – 5:00

Terrace Trad. Night 5:30 6:00 6:30

Tolka 5:30 – 6:10

Percussive Guitar Dylan Hekimian 5:30 – 6:30

Fiona Ross 6:20 – 7:00

Irish Joe Lynch Storytelling Workshop 5:30 – 6:30 Performance 6:30 – 7:00

Beginner Tin Whistle (1) Jon Millard 11:00 – 12:00

Australia Settler Session and Dance Music 10:30 – 12:00

Souleiado Popular & Easy Dances from the South of France 11:00 – 12:30

Settler Bush Band 12:30 – 1:30

Bush Music Club Diamond Jubilee 12:30 – 2:00

Instant Choir with the girls from Iris 2:00 – 3:00

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

Fásta 8:00 – 8:40 Louise Phelan & Maeve Moynihan 8:50 – 9:30

9:30 10:00 10:30 11.00 11.30

Australian Song Session Bush Songs are for Singing (Chloe & Jason Roweth) 7:00 – 8:30

Tom Lewis 9:40 – 10:20 Robert Zielinski and Cliodhna Ni Ruairc 10:30 – 11:10

Isistars 11:30 – 12:00

Bulgarian Rhythms

Swedish Social Folk Dance With sCanDans music by Salmiakki Pelimannit 1:00 – 3:00

The Jumptown Jammers Brandragon Morris Silver Soles Cloggers Set In Their Ways Tribal Bellydance Basics

Circus by Request Poncho Circus 3:30 – 4:30

Old Style Bush Concert Wedderburn Charming Emus 5:00 – 6:30

Poetry in the Round with Dick Warwick, Lorraine McCrimmon & Gregory North + walk-ups

Rainee Lyleson Take Me As I Am Evening with Joni Mitchell 7:30 – 8:30

7:30 – 9:30

Hayley Shone 9:00 – 9:40

Nightly Singing Session Hosted by Christina Mimmocchi and Friends 9:00 – 11:00

Margaret Winnett’s Irish Step Dancers

Australian Heritage Dance for NEW dancers

Australian Song Session

Introduction to Cajun two-step, jitterbug & waltz 3:20 – 4:20

Traditional Contras Keith Wood 4:40 – 5:40

Souleiado French Dance Group Canberra Scottish Country Dancers For NEW Dancers English Ceilidh Workshop 4:30 – 5:30 Tribalista Bellydance 5:30 – 6:00

Games People Dance Perth International Dance Group 6:00 – 7:00

7:00 Cole & Van Dijk 7:10 – 7:50

Cotswold Workshop Perth Morris Men 9:30 – 10:30 Beginner Swedish Dance


Festival Choir Rehearsal 1:00 – 2:00


Cumbe! 6:00 – 6:30

Introduction to Tango Tango Social Club 6:30 – 7:30

TIME 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11.30 12:00PM 12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

The Scottish Ball Chris Duncan, Catherine Strutt and Jennifer Strutt with Anthony & Lisa Simon 7:30 – 10:00

8:30 Borderline Kaylee 8:00 – 10:00

9:00 9:30

Guyy Lilleyman 9:50 – 10:30

10:00 10:30

Acoustic Transmission 10:00 – Midnight

Penny Larkins & Carl Pannuzzo 10:40 – 11:20

Cajun Dance Cajun avec Paverty 10:30 – Midnight

11.00 11.30












Saturday 19 April Kindly supporting the

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National Uke Muster

Poet’s Breakfast


hosted by Dick Warwick & Gregory North 8:30 – 10:30

9:30 WA ON SHOW 10:00 10:30 11:00 11.30

Bernard Carney and David Hyams 10:00 – 10:40

The Pepperjacks 10:40 – 11:20 Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse 11:20 – 12:00

12:00PM 12.30 1:00

Archie Roach ‘Creation’ 12:30 – 1:40

1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30

Live @ the Lounge Union Concert Riff Raff Marching Band Margret RoadKnight Danny Spooner The Lurkers

Karavana Flamenca

10:00 – 10:40

Kate Fagan 4:20 – 5:10 Frank Yamma 5:10 – 6:00

Cole & Van Dijk 10:50 – 11:30

Rory Faithfield 11:40 – 12:20 Louise Phelan & Maeve Moynihan 12:30 – 1:10

Australian Chinese Music Ensemble 1:20 – 2:00 Infinite Elvis (2) 2:10 – 3:40

Martin Carthy 5:00 – 5:50

Live @ the Lounge 7:00


Dubmarine 7:00 – 8:00

Trouble in the Kitchen 7:00 – 7:50

Woody Mann 8:00 – 9:00

Alaska String Band 8:00 – 8:50

9:00 9:30

11.00 11.30 Midnight 12.30

Don’t Knock Your Granny Older Women’s Network Theatre 1:00 – 2:00

Letters from a Distant Heart Silkweed 2:30 – 4:00

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky (National Folk Fellow) 6:00 – 7:30

Karen Lynne Bluegrass Circle 9:00 – 9:50

Joseph Tawadros Trio 9:00 – 9:50

Rory McLeod 10:00 – 11:00

Davidson Brothers 10:00 – 10:50

Tolka 10:00 – 10:50

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats 11:00 – Midnight

The Barleyshakes 11:00 – 11:50

The Morrisons 11:00 – 11:50

Johnny Huckle 10:00 – 10:40

Rusty Spring Syncopators 11:40 – 12:20

Coolfinn Mac 12:30 – 1:10

Ukes of Today 12:30 – 1:10

The Ellis Collective 12:30 – 1:10

Folktales and Furrytails 12:30 – 1:10

The Last Five Coins

Grimick 1:20 – 2:00

Circus Vs Morris 1:30 – 2:40

Songdance Johnny Huckle 1:30 – 2:10

Jane Thompson 3:00 – 3:40

The Raglins 4:40 – 5:20

Glover & Sorrensen

Martin Pearson & the Po’tree 2:10 – 2:50

Tift Meritt 9:10 – 10:00

National Folk Club 10:00 till late

Zeptepi 4 Kids 2:30 – 3:10

Justin Walshe Duo 3:00 – 3:50

Iris 4:00 – 4:50

The Crooked Fiddle Band 4:00 – 4:50

The Recycled String Band 5:00 – 5:50

Jordie Lane 5:00 – 5:50

The Man from Ironbark

Fásta 6:00 – 6:50

Pants Down Circus 6:00 – 6:50

Saturday Carnival

Santa Taranta 7:00 – 7:50

Tracey Bunn & Her Handsome Devils

Heath Cullen 8:00 – 8:50

Castlecomer 8:00 – 8:50

6:20 – 7:00

John Bennett 8:10 – 9:00

Great Big Story Book 11:30 – 12:10

Enda Kenny 3:00 – 3:50

Ladybug Performers 3:30 – 4:10

7:00 – 7:50

The Stetson Family 9:00 – 9:50

The Barons of Tang 9:00 – 9:50

Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band 10:00 – 10:50

Brass Knuckle Brass Band 10:00 – 10:50

Kamerunga 11:00 – 11:50

Round Mountain Girls 11:00 – 11:50


Richard Perso Midnight– 12:50

8:30 9:00 9:30

10:30 11:00 11.30 12:00PM 12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30

Geoffrey W Graham

5:00 – 6:00

5:00 5:30 6:00

Chloe & Jason Roweth

6:30 – 7:10

1:00 1.30

Gobsmacked! 10:30 – 11:10

Sparrow Folk 11:40 – 12:20

1:20 – 2:00



Takadimi 10:00 – 10:40

Sarah Humphreys 11:40 – 12:20

Little Stevies 7:10 – 8:00 Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt 8:00 – 8:50

8:30 – 10:00

Pocket Fox 10:50 – 11:20

Dylan Hekimian 5:30 – 6:10 Bilarni

Morning Strum & Uke Blackboard

Hayley Shone 10:50 – 11:30

Robert Zielinski and Cliodhna Ni Ruairc 3:50 – 4:30

Lola’s Keg Night 4:30 – 5:30

Ukelele Republic of Canberra

Percussion Jam 9:00 – 9:30

Christopher Cady 10:50 – 11:30

Fiona Ross 2:10 – 2:50

Damien Dempsey 9:00 – 10:00

10:00 10:30

Songs For a Season at Ghost Town Bridge James Griffin 11:30 – 12:30

Luke Plumb & Peter Daffy 4:00 – 4:50

Eleanor McEvoy 6:00 – 6:50



Whaling – Australian perspectives past and present. Sea Shepherd Aust 10:00 – 11:00

2:10 – 4:10




Cameron Mather 7:20 – 8:00

6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

Kent Daniel & Bill Wiseman 8:10 – 8:50

Mick Flanagan 9:00 – 9:40 Penny Davies & Roger Ilott 9:50 – 10:30

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

Damien Thornber and the Orphans 10:40 – 11:20

11.00 11.30 Midnight

Moochers Inc Midnight – 1:00

12.30 1:00

Zeptepi 1:00 – 1:50


Saturday 19 April


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8:30 9:00

Zumba ® Dance Fitness 8:30 – 9:15

Dru Yoga 8:30 – 9:30

9:30 10:00 10:30

Festival Fiddle Rally 10:00 – 11:00

Beginning Songwriting (youth/beginners) Tracey Bunn 10:00 – 11:00

The Engine Room Peter Daffy 10:00 – 11:00

11:00 11.30 12:00PM

NFF Percussion Experience 11:30 – 12:30

Playing Irish tunes on the D/G box: Ian Hayden 11:30 – 12:30

Slack Key Guitar Jeff Peterson 11:30 – 12:30

Beginner Recorder Experience (1) Alison Lucas 9:30 – 10:30

Beginner Bodhran (2) Erle Bartlett 11:00 – 12:00

The Session Experience 8:30 – 10:30

Australia Settler Session and Dance Music 10:30 – 12:00

12.30 1:00 1.30

Festival Choir Rehearsal 1:00 – 2:00

A-Z of Self Publishing Ange Takats 1:00 – 2:00

Frontline Fiddle and Mandolin Kamerunga 1:00 – 2:00

2:00 2.30 3:00

Festival Bush Orchestra 2:30 – 3:30

Barbershop for Beginners Shenanigans 2:30 – 3:30

Breathe! Riley Lee 2:30 – 3:30

3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11.00 11.30

Terrace Folk Nights Candy Royalle & Sloppy Joe 4:30 – 5:20 Mike Martin & Lindsay Martin 5:30 – 6:20 Siobhan Owen 6:30 – 7:20

Subconscious Songwriting – Rory Faithfield 4:00 – 5:00

FAA & AON Q&A: Talking About Public Liability Insurance 5:30 – 7:00

Irish Joe Lynch Storytelling 2:00 – 3:00

Circus by Request Poncho Circus 3:30 – 4:30

Irish Sets from County Galway Set in Their Ways 10:40 – 12:00

Cutting Cajun Dance Shapes Perth International Dance Group 12:20 – 1:40

Morris Workshop Black Joak Morris 9:30 – 10:30 Canberra Scottish Country Dancers Perth Morris Men 11:00 – 11:30 Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers Isistars 12:00 – 12:30 Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers Panta Rei Fusion Dancing Revontulet Finnish Folk Dancers Ranting – eCeilidh Yorkshire style

Dancers’ Dance with Bon Accord & Don Richmond 2:00 – 4:30

Souleiado French Dance Group Cumbe! 3:00 – 3:30

Tango Social Club Bulgarian Rhythms Margaret Winnett’s Irish Step Dancers

The Bush Music Club Diamond Jubilee Dance Tunes 5:30 – 7:00

Bernard’s Beatles Sing-a-long 5:00 – 6:30

Frolics for Felons Heather & Christopher Clark and Musicans 5:00 – 6:30

Poetry in the Round with The Rhymer from Ryde, Robyn Sykes & Laurie McDonald + walk-ups 7:30 – 9:30 Singing Session Len Neary Tribute Hosted by Margaret Walters and friends 9:00 – 11:00

Darcy Welsh 7:40 – 8:20 No Hausfrau 8:30 – 9:10

A Taste of Modern Gypsy 5:00 – 6:00 Silver Soles Cloggers Lindy Hop with Jumptown Swing 6:30 – 7:30

Tingley Turner 6:50 – 7:30

The Mae Trio 8:30 – 9:20

The Fiddle Chicks 10:30 – 11:20

Rhythms of Rumba Flamenca Karavana Flamenca 4:00 – 5:00

Settler Bush Band 12:30 – 1:30

Australian Song Session The Bush Music Club In memory of Dennis O’Keeffe 12:30 – 2:00

Australian Heritage Dance Basics Pt 1 9:30 – 10:30

TIME 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11.30 12:00PM 12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00

Old Man Luedecke 7:30 – 8:20

Steve and Ros Barnes 9:30 – 10:20


Contra Dance with Keith Wood and Pastrami on Ryebuck 7:00 – 9:30

Guyy Lilleyman 9:20 – 10:00

5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

Milonga – Night of Social Tango with Tángalo & the Tango Social Club 8:00 – 10:00

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

Acoustic Transition 10:00 – Midnight

Freaks & Fools Late Night Circus Cabaret 10:30 – Midnight

High Energy English Ceilidh with Old Empire Band 10:00 – Midnight

10:30 11.00 11.30












Sunday 20 April Kindly supporting the

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8:30 Easter Church Service 8:30 – 9:30

9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11.30 12:00PM 12.30 1:00

Woody Mann 10:00 – 10:50

The Fiddle Chicks 10:00 – 10:40

Fásta 10:50 – 11:40

Martin Pearson 10:50 – 11:30

Joseph Tawadros Trio 11:40 – 12:30

Fiona Ross 11:40 – 12:20

Australian Chinese Music Ensemble 12:30 – 1:20

Iris 12:30 – 1:10

1.30 Live @ the Lounge

Wet Dreams 2 The Last Wave NLA’s Rob Willis and friends 10:00 – 11:30

Butcher Paper, Texta, Blackboard and Chalk Archie Roach 12:00 – 1:00

Tom Lewis 1:20 – 2:00

Gregory North 1:30 – 2:00

National Uke Muster Poet’s Breakfast hosted by Irish Joe Lynch & Lorraine McCrimmon 8:30 – 10:30

2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00

Infinite Elvis (3) 2:10 – 3:40

Riley Lee & Jeff Peterson 4:00 – 4:50

Giants Leap An Activist Folksinger’s Memoir Bob Campbell 2:20 – 3:10

Drought & Rain Penny Davies & Roger Ilott 3:30 – 4:30

Tift Merritt 4:30 – 5:20 Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band 5:20 – 6:10

Kate Fagan 5:00 – 5:50

Enda Kenny 6:00 – 6:50

6:30 Live @ the Lounge

7:00 7:30

Valanga Khoza South African Jive 7:00 – 8:00

8:00 8:30

Martin Carthy 8:00 – 9:00

9:00 9:30

11.00 11.30 Midnight 12.30 1:00 1.30

Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse 7:00 – 7:50

The Mae Trio 8:30 – 9:20 The Morrisons 9:00 – 9:50

Frank Yamma 10:00 – 11:00

Eleanor McEvoy 10:00 – 10:50

Trouble in the Kitchen 11:00 – Midnight

Instrument Makers Showcase Concert 6:30 – 8:00

Jordie Lane 8:00 – 8:50

Alaska String Band 9:00 – 10:00

10:00 10:30

Songs & Stories of WA Bernard Carney 5:00 – 6:00

Damien Dempsey 9:30 – 10:20

John Dengate, National Treasure and a true Australian son passed away at his home in Glebe on Thursday 1 August. Join friends and festival goers as they pay tribute to John for his contribution to the Australian folk scene. Sunday 9:00pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Morning Strum & Uke Blackboard 8:30 – 10:00

Perth Scottish Fiddlers 10:50 – 11:30

Sarah Humphreys 10:50 – 11:30

Brass Knuckle Brass Band 11:40 – 12:20

Damien Thornber and the Orphans 11:40 – 12:20

Bernard Carney and David Hyams 12:30 – 1:10

James Griffin 12:30 – 1:10

Cole & Van Dijk 1:20 – 2:00

John Bennett 1:20 – 2:00

Tángalo 2:10 – 2:50

Martin Pearson & the Po’tree 2:10 – 2:50

Folk Alliance Australia Youth Concert (Young Folk Performer of the Year Award)

Riff Raff Marching Band 10:30 – 11:10

Folktales and Furrytails 11:30 – 12:10

10:30 – 1:00

Candy Royalle & Sloppy Joe 3:00 – 3:40 The Recycled String Band 3:50 – 4:30 Siobhan Owen 4:40 – 5:20 Steve and Ros Barnes 5:30 – 6:10 Luke Plumb & Peter Daffy 6:20 – 7:00 WA FOLK FED SHOWCASE Kerrianne Cox & Albert Wiggan 7:10 – 8:00 Justin Walshe Duo 8:10 – 9:00 John Dengate Tribute Concert hosted by Jason Roweth 9:00 – 10:30

Leah Flanagan 10:30 – 11:20

Cabaret of Conflict 1.30 – 2.40

Sarah Humphreys 1:30 – 2:10

Heath Cullen 2:30 – 3:20

Great Big Story Book 2:30 – 3:10

Richard Perso 3:30 – 4:20

Easter Kids Service Bruce Watson 3:30 – 4:40

The Stetson Family 4:00 – 4:50 Moochers Inc 4:30 – 5:20 Glover & Sorrensen 5:00 – 5:50

Castlecomer 7:00 – 7:50

Rory McLeod 5:30 – 6:20

Ange Takets Band 9:00 – 9:50

The Fabulous Corricks Travelling Show 6:40 – 8:10


10:30 11:00 11.30 12:00PM 12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00

Potpourri of Poetry Selected Poets 5:00 – 6:00

5:00 5:30 6:00

Doctor Stovepipe 6:30 – 7:10 Christopher Cady 7:20 – 8:00

6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

BAD!SLAM! NO!BISCUIT! Poetry Slam 8:30 – 10:30

Tingley Turner 9:00 – 9:10 Guyy Lilleyman 9:50 – 10:30

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

Howard 10:40 – 11:20 Dubmarine 11:00 – 12:00


The Squeezebox Trio 1:00 – 1:50



The Rusty Spring Syncopators 8:10 – 8:50

Tracey Bunn & Her Handsome Devils 10:00 – 10:50

Zeptepi Midnight – 12:50


Sunday Carnival

Old Man Luedecke 8:00 – 8:50

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats 11:00 – 11:50 National Folk Club 10:30 till late

Gobsmacked! 12:30 – 1:10

Little Stevies 3:00 – 3:50

Louise Phelan & Maeve Moynihan 6:00 – 6:50



Darcy Welsh 10:00 – 10:40

The Barons of Tang 11:00 – 11:50


Ukelele Republic of Canberra

Percussion Jam 9:00 – 9:30

2:00 Australian Made Concert The Raglins Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky Kamerunga 2:00 – 4:00


11.00 11.30 Midnight

Poetry Last Supper Midnight – 1:00

12.30 1:00 1.30

Sunday 20 April


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8:30 9:00



Tango Music Tángalo 10:00 – 11:00

Irish Whistle Bill Wiseman 10:00 – 11:00

Roger Holmes and friends Hymn Singing Session 9:30 – 11:00

11:00 11.30 12:00PM

NFF Percussion Experience 11:30 – 12:30


Festival Choir Rehearsal 1:00 – 2:00

Slam Poetry BAD!SLAM! NO!BISCUIT! 11:30 – 12:30

Irish Fiddle Louise Phelan & Maeve Moynihan 11:30 – 12:30

Songs of the Cajuns Andrew Le Blanc and Richard Klein 1:00 – 2:00

Bluegrass Banjo Hamish Davidson Davidson Brothers 1:00 – 2:00

2:00 2.30 3:00

Festival Bush Orchestra 2:30 – 3:30

Bodhran (Advanced) Ben Stephenson 2:30 – 3:30

Kalyakoorl, Ngalak Warangka Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse

Beginner Recorder Experience (2) Alison Lucas 9:30 – 10:30

Beginner Tin Whistle (2) Jon Millard 11:00 – 12:00

4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11.00 11.30

Small Halls Touring Jordie Lane Old Man Luedecke Cole & Van Dijk 4:30 – 5:30 Terrace Folk Night Margret RoadKnight 6:00 – 6:50

Takadimi 7:00 – 7:50

Piedmont Blues Guitar The Pepperjacks 4:00 – 5:00

The Pepperjacks 10:00 – 10:50

Wax Cylinder Recording NFSA 4:00 – 5:00

Pete Seeger Tribute with The Lurkers 2:00 – 3:00

Circus by Request Poncho Circus 3:30 – 4:30

Collected Australian Songs & Tunes 5:00 – 6:30

Folk Alliance Aistralia AGM 5:30 – 6:30 Australian Morris Ring AGM 6:00 – 8:00 Hearts on Fire Martin Pearson and Roger Holmes 7:00 – 8:30

The Session Experience 8:30 – 10:30

Australian Heritage Dance Basics Pt 2 9:30 – 10:30

Australia Settler Session and Dance Music

Two Hand Dances of Tom Quinn

10:30 – 12:00

Margaret & Bill Winnett 10:40 – 12:00

Contemporary Australian Song Session Jane Thompson & James Rigby

Advanced dances from the south of France Souleiado 12:10 – 1:30


North West Morris Workshop Brandragon 9:30 – 10:30 Revontulet Finnish Folk Dancers Canberra Scottish Country Dancers Taming The Waltz Black Joak Morris 12:00 – 12:30 Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers Set In Their Ways 1:00 – 1:30 Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers

12:30 – 2:00


Jane Thompson 8:00 – 8:50 Penny Larkins & Carl Pannuzzo 9:00 – 9:50

Settler Bush Band 12:30 – 1:30

2:30 – 3:30

3:30 4:00


Zumba ® Dance Fitness 8:30 – 9:15

12.30 1:00


Quaker Meeting for Worship 8:30 – 9:20

Dru Yoga 8:30 – 9:30

9:30 10:00


Tribalista Bellydance & Hush Gypsy Irish National Ceili Coast Ceili Band and guest callers 2:00 – 4:30

Find Your Latin Passion with Cumbe! 2:30 – 3:30 Bulgarian Rhythms Silver Soles Cloggers Appalachian Mountain Tap 4:00 – 5:00

Eurodance with Souleiado French Dance Group, Perth International Dance and The Last Five Coins 5:00 – 7:00

No Hausfrau 6:50 – 7:30

The Jumptown Jammers Bellydance with Isistars 5:30 – 6:30

TIME 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11.30 12:00PM 12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30

Panta Rei Fusion Dancing 6:30 – 7:30

7:00 7:30

Hayley Shone 7:40 – 8:20 Bloke Folk Choir Ellis Collective 8:30 – 9:30

Rainee Lyleson Take Me As I Am Evening with Joni Mitchell 8:30 – 9:30

Nightly Singing Session Hosted by Shenanigans 9:00 – 11:00


The Heritage Ball with Wedderburn Charming Emus 7:30 – 11:30

Milonga – Night of Social Tango with Tángalo & the Tango Social Club 8:00 – 10:00

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

Acoustic Transmission 10:00 – Midnight

Freaks & Fools Late Night Circus Cabaret 10:30 – Midnight

11.00 11.30












Monday 21 April Kindly supporting the

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Poet’s Breakfast


hosted by

9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11.30 12:00PM

Valanga Khoza South African Jive 10:00 – 10:50 Tift Merritt 10:50 – 11:40 Riley Lee & Jeff Peterson 11:40 – 12:30

12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00

Infinite Elvis Final 12:50 – 2:30

2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00

The Crooked Fiddle Band 11:00 – 11:50

Woody Mann 12:00 – 12:50

The Recycled String Band 1:00 – 1:50

John Bennett 2:00 – 2:50

Ange Takets Band 3:00 – 3:50

Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt 3:50 – 4:40

Tolka 4:00 – 4:50

Davidson Brothers 4:40 – 5:30

6:00 Festival Fiddle Rally & Festival Choir

A Sailor’s Life Tingley Turner 10:00 – 11:00

Alaska Odyssey Alaska String Band 11:30 – 12:30

Jordie Lane 5:00 – 5:50 Karen Lynne Bluegrass Circle 6:00 – 6:50


Cameron Mather 11:40 – 12:20

Kent Daniel & Bill Wiseman 12:30 – 1:10

Sarah Humphreys 12:30 – 1:10

11.30 Midnight

Leah Flanagan 10:00 – 10:50

The Barleyshakes 11:00 – 11:50

Kate Fagan 12:00 – 12:50

Circus Death Match 1:00 – 1:50

Mike Martin & Lindsay Martin 1:20 – 2:00

Christopher Cady 1:20 – 2:00

2:10 – 2:50

Ukes of Today 2:10 – 2:50

Martin Pearson & the Po’tree 2:10 – 2:50

Little Stevies 2:00 – 2:50

Siobhan Owen 3:00 – 3:40

Squeezebox Trio 3:00 – 3:40

Santa Taranta 3:00 – 3:50

Grimick 3:00 – 3:50

Richard Perso 4:00 – 4:50

Circus by Request Finale Poncho Circus

Tangalo 5:00 – 5:50

Dubmarine 5:00 – 5:50

Rory Faithfield 6:00 – 6:50

Goodnight from the Majestic Moochers Inc 6:00 – 7:00

Karavana Flamenca

Margaret Walters CD Launch

Chloe & Jason Roweth 3:50 – 4:30

3 Sheets to the Wind

Mick Flanagan 4:40 – 5:20

Robert Zielinski and Cliodhna Ni Ruairc 4:40 – 5:20

Festival Bush Orchestra 5:30 – 6:00

Sparrow Folk 5:30 – 6:10

3:50 – 4:30

No Hausfrau 6:20 – 7:00 Guyy Lilleyman 7:10 -7:50

The Farewell Concert 7:00 – 9:10

Pocket Fox 7:00 – 7:50

The Ellis Collective 8:00 – 8:50 The Rusty Spring Syncopators 9:00 – 9:50



Silkweed 10:00 – 10:40

Damien Thornber and the Orphans 11:40 – 12:20



Morning Strum & Uke Blackboard 8:30 – 10:00

Howard 10:50 – 11:30



Ukelele Republic of Canberra

Percussion Jam 9:00 – 9:30

Darcy Welsh 10:50 – 11:30

7:00 7:30

National Uke Muster

The Roots of Rumba 1:00 – 2:00

Himmerland 3:00 – 3:50



Tom Lewis 10:00 – 10:50

Laurie McDonald & The Rhymer from Ryde 8:30 – 10:30

National Folk Club 8:00pm till late


The Brass Knuckle Brass Band 10:00 – 10:50 Doctor Stovepipe 11:00 – 11:50

4:00 – 4:50

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

Street Chaos – Zap Circus 10:30 – 11:10

Great Big Story Book 11:30 – 12:10

Ladybug Performers 12:30 – 1:10

Folktales and Furrytails 1:30 – 2:10

Gobsmacked! 2:30 – 3:10

Songdance Johnny Huckle 3:30 – 4:10

10:30 11:00 11.30 12:00PM 12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11.00 11.30 Midnight

Monday 21 April


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8:30 9:00

10:00 Harmony Singing Mae Trio 10:00 – 11:00

Festival Fiddle Rally 10:00 – 11:00

From Traditional to Radical The Barons of Tang 10:00 – 11:00

11:00 11.30 12:00PM

NFF Percussion Experience 11:30 – 12:30

Fiddle Tricks with the Fiddle Chicks 11:30 – 12:30

French traditional dance tunes The Last Five Coins 11:30 – 12:30

The Session Experience 8:30 – 10:30

Beginner Recorder Experience (3) Alison Lucas 9:30 – 10:30


Open C tuning Guyy Lilleyman 1:00 – 2:00

NFF Choir Rehearsal 1:00 – 2:00

Songs of South Africa Valanga & Andrea Khoza 1:00 – 2:00

2:00 2.30 3:00


Too Many Bloody Songs About Shearers By Far! Chloe & Jason Roweth 11:00 – 12:00

Australia Settler Session and Dance Music 10:30 – 12:00

Festival Bush Orchestra 2:30 – 3:30

Vocal Technique for Folk Singers Hannah Pelka-Caven (The Raglins)

2:30 – 3:30

Traditions in Evolution The Crooked Fiddle Band 2:30 – 3:30

Settler Bush Band 12:30 – 1:30

Song Writing (Youth Focus) Damien Thornber 2:00 – 3:00


Australian Song Session Bush Music Club In memory of Dennis O’Keeffe 12:30 – 2:00

Irish Old Style Step Dancing Margaret Winnett 10:50 -11:50

Finnish Folk Dances Revontulet 12:10 – 1:10


9:30 TSDAV Dance Composers’ Competition 9:30 – 11:00

10:00 10:30 11:00

The Jumptown Jammers


Cumbe! 11:30 – 12:00 Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers


Set In Their Ways 12:00 – 12:30 Tribalista Bellydance & Hush Gypsy

New Contras Keith Wood 1:30 – 2:40

Margaret Winnett’s Irish Step Dancers Panta Rei Fusion Dancing Revontulet Finnish Folk Dancers Tango Social Club 3:00 – 3:30

Last Chance to Dance With Settler Bush Band 3:00 – 5:00



Recycled Dance Workshop Perth International Dance Group




Zumba ® Dance Fitness 8:30 – 9:15

Dru Yoga 8:30 – 9:30




Silver Soles Cloggers Isistars 4:00 – 4:30 Australian Colonial & Folk Dancers

5:00 5:30

12.30 1:00 1.30 2:00 2.30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00


A taste of our featured state Western Australia is home to many fine wine regions and none more famous than the iconic Margaret River. A picturesque and unique landscape of vineyards, forest and surf, its maritime climate and diverse soils are responsible for some of the most notable wines in Australia. For the 2014 National Folk Festival we have chosen the Xanadu Next of Kin range to represent our featured state. Sourced entirely from premium vineyards in Margaret River, these awardwinning Xanadu wines focus on the classic French grape varieties for which the region has become famous.

Xanadu Next of Kin Sauvignon Blanc Semillon A classic Margaret River white, crisp and refreshing with tropical fruit flavour and a clean and lively palate.

Xanadu Next of Kin Chardonnay A delicate, fruit driven Chardonnay with subtle oak, satisfying texture and a fresh, creamy finish.

Xanadu Next of Kin Shiraz A rich and soft Shiraz with dark fruit and licorice flavour framed in toasty oak.

Xanadu Next of Kin Cabernet Sauvignon A classy and complex red that is both generous and refined. Aromas of blackcurrant and chocolate pre-empt a palate that is fine, firm and long.

National Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award Margret RoadKnight is the 2014 recipient of the National Folk Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In an outstanding career spanning 50 years Margret has the distinction of having performed at the very first National Folk Festival in Melbourne back in 1967 and since has recorded ten solo albums and been featured on thirty others. Her credits are many and varied from lecturing on folk, black and women’s music to working with Musica Viva and numerous collaborations with a plethora of local and overseas performers. Five decades on Margret RoadKnight continues to tour extensively, captivating audiences with her riveting songs, delivered either a cappella or with her guitar and African thumb piano and interspersed with her informative and amusing anecdotes. She is indeed a worthy recipient and when she is presented with her Award on Thursday 17th April on the Budawang Stage you will have an opportunity to experience a small taste of this distinguished career.



Festival Highlights The Stock Camp One of the National’s most popular venues, complete with roaring fire, billy-tea and damper, lamb stew and plenty of stories and music, the Stock Camp recreates a traditional style stockman’s camp right in the heart of the Festival. Dave Upton and his crew set the scene for the impromptu music, yarn spinning and bush poetry that you’ll experience during the weekend and… the food is fantastic too.

HIGHLIGHTS Blackboard – Managed by the Stock Camp crew this operates throughout the weekend with spots available each day for patrons and performers. Watch out for surprise appearances. Always busy when the tucker is on. Joe Paolacci Tribute Concert – See Stock Camp Blackboard for details. Band Mix-up – Register your name with the Stock Camp crew to be a part of this fun event and keep your eye on the daily blackboard for times and further information. Yarn Spinners’ Competition – Fri / Sat / Sun 1:00pm Poetry – Join the Festival poets for this tribute to our droving past. Saturday 2:00pm

ACTive Folk Arts A new and dynamic element of the 2014 National Folk Festival, ACTive Folk Arts is all about generating opportunities to access the folk arts through workshops, performance and interactive experiences. To kick-start the program the ACT Arts Fund has supported the festival to promote emerging, young or developing ACT artists. It has been said that Canberra has more musicians per head than anywhere else in Australia so expect to see some new faces and hear some great music. Watch out for Dylan Hekimian, an exciting young performer who won Best Youth Artist and Best Live Performer at the 2013 MAMAs, the ACT’s music awards and Sparrow Folk (pictured), winners of Canberra ABC 666’s Exhumed. The Bally is Australia’s hottest mini touring venue and, with its unique intimate atmosphere it has landed at the National in 2014. It offers daily creative and participatory folk workshops and after 5pm a series of up close gigs and late night circus antics.

The Majestic Look forward to a big weekend at the Majestic. Its reputation as the “festival of quirk” continues with all the events you know and love but wait...this is where traditional folk forms often morph into nu-folk, the warped and the weird or, where the traditional and the “nu” collide when bush meets slam, circus battles Morris. Don’t miss Valanga and Andrea Khoza South African Jive, chainsaw folk heroes, The Crooked Fiddle Band (pictured) and ‘citizens of Earth’, The Barons of Tang who have landed at the festival to make you get down and party, plus a big late show from dub, dancehall, reggae, drum n bass groove outfit Dubmarine. Rafe Morris and Moochers Inc, BRASS Knuckle Bass Band and the Ellis Collective spearhead the local attack ensuring some extra-special live music experiences. Melbourne’s Pants Down Circus have two shows and Elena Kirschbaum and The Syndicate along with Poncho Circus promise everything from the ridiculous to the sublime. Also catch the Fabulous Corricks Travelling Show, a mixture of film, circus, vaudeville and anything goes and, if you’re game, the Not For Kids Kids’ Show where unspeakable magic can occur unimpeded. Well, it is the Majestic!



Performers For performers in Dance, Spoken Word, Street & Circus see special listings Performance times are correct at the time of printing but may be SUBJECT TO ALTERATION Please check the daily progam updates at venues or the Festival Office ALASKA STRING BAND (USA)


Friday 1:00pm Acoustic Lounge

This gifted family of multi-instrumentalists often swap instruments throughout a performance with an impressive collection including guitars, violinfiddles, mandolins, dulcimer, banjo, bass, ukuleles and percussion. Their lively stage performances are knitted together with the ‘Z’ family signature vocal harmonies leaving you with an experience evocative of the spirit of Alaska.

Described as a National Treasure, Archie is Australia’s beloved, respected and admired Aboriginal singer/ songwriter with a voice and sensibility that is this country’s most important songline. Through his long and distinguished career Archie has sung of suffering, pain and injustice in a manner more effective than most. His blueprint song and his most enduring one, ‘Took The Children Away’, from 1990 and the great ‘Charcoal Lane’ era, documented the yearning of the Stolen Generations and cries tears still, an Australian musical landmark.

Friday 9:00pm Scrumpy

Friday 10:50am Budawang Saturday 8:00pm Marquee Sunday 9:00pm Budawang Monday 11:30am Trocadero

ANGE TAKATS BAND One of the purest voices on the Australian music scene, Ange Takats is able to coat with sugar, crush with sadness and cut through to the soul of a song. The former foreign correspondent turned folk singer’s second album ‘Arva’ blends Americana folk with 30s jazz and will be brought to life on stage with the help of violinist/ vocalist Caroline Trengove (JigZag), multi-instrumentalist Steve Cook (Barleyshakes) and jazz bassist Tim Finnigan. A previous winner of the Lis Johnston Memorial Award for Vocal Excellence, Ange’s worldly adventures and gift for storytelling allow her to develop a unique performance style. Friday 4:00pm Marquee Saturday 1:00pm Song Room Sunday 9:00pm Scrumpy Monday 3:00pm Marquee

Friday 6:50pm Budawang Saturday 12:30pm Budawang Sunday Midday Trocadero

Saturday 11:00pm Marquee Monday 11:00am Majestic

BARONS OF TANG, THE From bass clarinet through accordion, congas, guitars and saxophones, to a roaring double bass and energetic percussion, this extraordinarily captivating and dazzling seven-piece inspires unstoppable dancing and acts of wild abandon. Showcasing tunes from their new epic album ‘Into The Mouths of Hungry Giants’. Saturday 1:00am Scrumpy Saturday 9:00pm Majestic


Sunday 11:00pm Marquee

The Australian Chinese Music Ensemble consists of four of Australia’s leading Chinese traditional instrumental musicians led by master of the Sheng, Wang Zheng-Ting. They perform traditional and contemporary Chinese music.

Monday 10:00am Acoustic Lounge

Friday 8:30pm Trocadero Saturday 1:20pm Marquee Sunday 12:30pm Budawang

BARLEYSHAKES, THE The Barleyshakes is one of the most respected Irish bands in Australia today. Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia this Celtic six-piece combine world music with intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms.

BERNARD CARNEY AND DAVID HYAMS (WA) Bernard Carney’s songs have consistently entertained, informed and delighted audiences nationally and internationally and his career has produced ten successful recordings, four major song writing awards and a Port Fairy Artist of the Year Award. He is also a professional choir director. His teaming up with David Hyams, much respected multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and leader of his own Miles To Go band, makes for a powerful and entertaining combination. Friday 11:30am Acoustic Lounge Friday 6:00pm Marquee Saturday 10:00am Budawang

Friday 10:00am Song Room Cole & Van Dijk


Saturday 5:00pm The Bally Sunday 12:30pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Sunday 5:00pm Trocadero

BOB CAMPBELL Fiddler, writer, singer Bob has been a lifetime political activist and performer throughout Australia and Europe. His hard hitting songs on his many recordings reflect his commitment to peace and social justice. His book, Giants Leap: An Activist Folksingers Memoir, will be launched at the festival. Sunday 2:20pm Trocadero

BRASS KNUCKLE BRASS BAND, THE The Brass Knuckle Brass Band is an eight-piece funk outfit inspired by the New Orleans street band tradition. Hailing from Canberra, the group has performed to great acclaim and significant booty shaking at the Falls Festival, Corinbank Festival, the National and most rooms in the ACT large enough to fit six horns and percussion. Friday Midnight Majestic

“mesmerised from the first word she [Candy] spoke” and declared “Go see Candy’s performance then buy one of her CD’s – you’ll want to hear these words again and again”. Completely unlike any other fusion of poetry and music, this collaborative project is what would have happened if Patti Smith and The Doors had a musical baby together. Friday 11:00am Board Room Friday 3:00pm Majestic Saturday 4:30pm The Terrace Sunday 3:00pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

CASTLECOMER Castlecomer boast a high-impact live show with their five-part harmonies and catchy hooks. The band’s sophomore EP ‘Lone Survivor’, out July 2013, shows the band’s addictive sound developing whilst showing people why they are one of the most exciting unsigned bands to come out of Australia in the past few years. There’s no doubt that Castlecomer’s songs will be stuck in your head on repeat for days after.

Saturday 10:00pm Majestic Sunday 11:40am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Monday 10:00pm Scrumpy

BUSH MUSIC CLUB, THE The Bush Music Club (BMC), founded in 1954 has long been a significant force in Australian Folk Music. Following the success of the play Reedy River the BMC has actively promoted Australian folk traditions through collected folklore, publications, dances and balls, and at festivals and concerts. Whether it’s a song workshop, dance or dance workshop the emphasis is on participation. The Bush Music Club is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee in 2014. Friday 12:30pm Session Bar Saturday 5:30pm Acoustic Lounge Also see KidzFest

CAMERON MATHER (2013 PETER J DALY MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER) Cameron Mather is a singer and multi-instrumentalist performing mainly Irish music, but also drawing on the traditions of Newfoundland, Scotland and Canada. He has supported numerous touring international acts including Finbar Furey, Damien Dempsey, The Young Wolfe Tones and Liam Byrne. Cameron has also performed at a number of festivals including the Illawarra Folk Festival, Turning Wave Festival and the National Folk Festival. His new album, ‘More Than I Can Say…’ was released in late 2012 and features a fine collection of songs and tunes from Ireland and beyond. Friday 5:20pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Saturday 7:20pm Carnival Stage Monday 11:40am Scrumpy

CANDY ROYALLE AND SLOPPY JOE Nominated for the Sydney Fringe Music Awards, Candy Royalle and her band Sloppy Joe fuse cinematic storytelling, poetry and unique musical rhythms with confronting, political and heart thumping content. They have toured nationally where reviewers were

Archie Roach

Friday 6:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Saturday 8:00pm Majestic Sunday 7:00pm Scrumpy

CHLOE & JASON ROWETH Chloe & Jason Roweth (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, mandola) have been researching and reinventing Australian bush music and entertainment for over twenty years. The Roweths’ broad repertoire allows both the humour and remarkable depth of traditional Australian bush ballads and dance tunes to shine through. They’ve gathered a bulging swag of new material for 2014 – songs of the kitchen, the verandah, the shearers’ huts, the front bar of the local, and the campfire. Friday 11:40am Marquee Friday 7:00pm Song Room Saturday 6:30pm Carnival Stage Sunday 9:00pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Monday 11:00am The Bally Monday 3:50pm Trocadero







Scottish fiddler Chris Duncan and pianist Catherine Strutt have been exploring and performing the traditional fiddle music of Scotland since 1990 together. The ARIA award winning, Newcastle based duo, have performed internationally and nationally at festivals, concerts, private functions and countless dances. Chris and Catherine’s superlative musicianship bring to life the sensitive slow airs, the swing of the jig and groove of the reel, leaving audiences captivated, earning them much respect as Australia’s foremost Scottish music duo.

Cole (guitar) and Van Dijk (fiddle) set their musical compass by the dance music of Western Europe in general and Great Britain in particular. Their original melodic constructions reference the bad lands of the trad landscape, but show off thoughtful, playful and dazzling arrangements that have at their heart an instinctive melodic interplay that exposes the true nature and strength of traditional music.

Friday 12:30pm Budawang Saturday 8:00pm Trocadero Monday 3:50pm Budawang

CHRISTOPHER CADY Guitarist / vocalist Christopher Cady plays Ragtime Blues in the Piedmont style – sort of stride guitar really – and, drawing from the works of the old blues-masters such as Blind Blake and the Rev Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Willie McTell and many others, he puts out an authentic performance that is nonetheless all his own. With two CDs out so far it is also possible to take him home with you.

Friday 11:00pm Budawang Saturday 4:00pm Majestic Monday 11:00am Marquee

Friday 7:10pm The Terrace

Monday 2:30pm Acoustic Lounge

Saturday 10:50am Marquee Sunday 1:20pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle


Sunday 5:10pm The Terrace

The greatest Irish singer of his generation, Damien Dempsey is an Irish singer/songwriter who mixes traditional Irish folk with contemporary lyrics. Since his first live outings in the mid-1990s, Damien’s gigs have seen him wow audiences across the globe, and his performances have taken on a spiritual and soulful quality. Most recently, when asked who was on his hit list of artists for the main stage of the Sydney Opera House, music director Fergus Linehan listed Damien among his targets for one of the most renowned stages in the world.

COOLFINN MAC Coolfinn Mac’s lively Celtic fusion style draws on songs and tunes from Ireland, Australia and the Celtic nations peppered with original material and good humour. Their sound is very much anchored in tradition but, with a contemporary edge resulting in an exciting mix of past and present and a creative blend of instruments and styles.

Friday 5:00pm Budawang

Friday 12:30pm Scrumpy

Saturday 9:00pm Budawang

Saturday 10:50am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Saturday 12:30pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Sunday 7:20pm Carnival Stage


Monday 1:20pm Scrumpy

violin-led quartet twists trad folk into intense cinematic soundscapes with medieval battle-axe climaxes, transforming dance floors into post-apocalyptic hoedowns. Inspired by fjords in Norway, lakes in Finland, the back streets of Berlin and the deep forests of Sweden, their new album is absolutely epic.

Sunday 9:30pm Trocadero

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Performers DAMIEN THORNBER AND THE ORPHANS (WA) Organisers and presenters of the Desert Feet Tour, a charity penetrating the WA desert to deliver music workshops, Damien Thornber & the Orphans are a respected contemporary folk/rock outfit featuring guitar, vocals, viola, double bass and drums. Core duo, Damien and Emily, are polar opposites in their approach to music. Emily is a classically trained graduate from WAPA while Damien is self-taught, acquiring his expertise through his creative process. They have released two albums to date, the proceeds of which have been funnelled into the Desert Feet Tour project, helping to bring music education to underprivileged children in remote areas.

Damien Dempsey

Saturday 10:40pm Carnival Stage Sunday 11:40am Scrumpy Monday 11.40am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Monday 2:00pm The Bally

DANNY SPOONER A traditional singer from Central Victoria, Danny Spooner is regarded as one of the foremost in Australia. He learned his craft as a boy on the Thames and at sea with a singing skipper, then through the Australian folk revival of the 60s. Through years of festivals, concerts, house concerts and camps in Australia, Europe and North America, he is welcomed for his personal warmth and loves to pass songs on. Friday 11:30am Trocadero Saturday 3:00pm Budawang

DARCY WELSH (2013 LIS JOHNSTON MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER) 19 year old singer/songwriter from Canberra, Darcy Welsh burst onto the scene in 2012. He won the Lis Johnston Memorial Award for Vocal Excellence in 2013. With a mix of his own take on popular songs and his own originals, Darcy’s genuine vocals and unassuming style are not to be missed. Friday 1:20pm Scrumpy Saturday 7:40pm The Bally Sunday 10:00am Scrumpy Monday 10:50am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

DAVIDSON BROTHERS Three-time Golden Guitar winning act, the Davidson Brothers have firmly carved their contemporary bluegrass style into the Australian music scene. Having performed together for over 20 years, Hamish and Lachlan have each toured as sidemen with major country artists, together they’ve become regulars on many national festivals as well as touring Australia extensively, Europe and the USA. Winner of multiple Australian National Bluegrass Championship titles on fiddle, banjo and mandolin, the Davidson Brothers are high powered acoustic music at its best. Friday 11:30am Song Room Friday 3:30pm Budawang Saturday 10:00pm Marquee Sunday 1:00pm Acoustic Lounge Monday 4:40pm Budawang

Eleanor McEvoy



Performers Performer for 2013 at the ACT music awards MAMAs. Dylan’s innovative style of guitar playing and percussion is a must see to be believed. Overlay this with soulful lyricism and beautiful melodies and you have an act that cannot be missed. Friday 11:40am Majestic

blend and borrow from a diverse range of styles to create a sound that is undeniably unique and unmistakably Australian. The Ellis Collective practise an unconventional approach to storytelling that recounts the jagged-edged disappointments of everyday Australian life. The Ellis Collective continue to gather momentum touring the country to launch their new album ‘Carry’ over the 2013–14 festival season.

Friday 5:30pm Song Room

Thursday Midnight Scrumpy

Thursday 6:50pm Scrumpy

Saturday 5:30pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Saturday 12:30pm Majestic

Friday Midnight Scrumpy


Sunday 8:30pm Acoustic Lounge

DOCTOR STOVEPIPE Doctor Stovepipe comprises Dr Jim Sharrock, Dr Gillian Cosgrove & Dr Edward Radclyffe. All guaranteed qualified and of professional composure, they employ the latest hygienic methods in guitar, fiddle & double bass & practise proven techniques in Harmonizing Minstrelsy. Dr Stovepipe draws from the pharmacopoeia of Appalachian string-band music, bluegrass, gypsy swing, cowboywestern combos & popular ragtime.

Sunday 6:30pm Carnival Stage Monday 11:00pm Scrumpy

Thursday 7:40pm Scrumpy

Eleanor McEvoy is one of Ireland’s most accomplished female singer/songwriters. Respected as a fine multiinstrumentalist in both traditional and contemporary music, she is best known for writing ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’, the title track of an anthology album that’s gone on to be the best selling recording in Irish History. Eleanor’s strong Irish accent adds to her renditions of her quirky, perceptive songs, ranging from love ballads and storytelling to left-of-centre takes on the vagaries of life.

Monday 8:00pm Scrumpy


Saturday 7:00pm Budawang

Saturday 6:00pm Marquee

Enda & Lindsay Martin are entering their third decade of performance together and are festival favourites across Australia and beyond. With Sandy Brady on bass and vocals from your good selves you can expect a selection of humorous, thought -provoking and quirky songs from their seventh CD ‘Heart Tattoo’ as well as some old favourites. “Enda writes great lyrics with unfussy tunes that hang on the words like well-made clothes” – George Papavgeris.

Sunday 11:00pm Majestic

Sunday 10:00pm Marquee

Friday 10:00am Marquee


Saturday 3:00pm Scrumpy

DUBMARINE You could call Brisbane outfit DUBMARINE many things, but unforgettable is probably top of the list. When you see this band live, you know you’ll walk away with a grin on your face and sweat on your brow. High-powered world bass act that smash together dub, dancehall, reggae and drum n bass into a groove all of its own.

Monday 5:00pm Majestic

DYLAN HEKIMIAN At just 20 years of age Dylan Hekimian is a multi-award winning artist. Voted as Best Youth Artist and Best Live

Friday 10:00am Budawang

This six-piece’s live dynamic, highlights the versatility of an already versatile group. From the singing-saw to junkyard percussion, The Ellis Collective seamlessly

Sunday 6:00pm Marquee

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival 17 17--19 October 2014

*Intimate Venues *Kids’ Festival *Market Stalls *Art & Craft *Poets’ Breakfast *Street Performers *Poetry Competition *Singing, Dancing & Instrument Workshops *Open Air Session Bar With a Stunning View

*Full Dance Program

only 2 hours from Sydney & Canberra a thousand miles from care earlybird tickets on sale from 1 July



Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Featuring musicians from Ireland, Québec & Scotland, Fásta remains true to its roots while creating a new and original sound. With a selection of reels, jigs, and songs in Irish, French and English, the band bridges the three Celtic cultures. The members are Fiachra O’Regan (uilleann pipes, whistle & voice), Sophie Lavoie (fiddle, voice) and Bob McNeill (guitar, voice). Friday 1:00pm Song Room Friday 8.00pm The Terrace Saturday 6:00pm Scrumpy Sunday 10:50am Budawang

FIDDLE CHICKS, THE Discover a powerful fusion of female vocals, fiddle-style violin music and rhythm. The Fiddle Chicks started out as a musical experiment, creating a unique minimalist sound. From inspiring originals to unique arrangements of songs from the rich heritage of folk music, The Fiddle Chicks have proven themselves to be one of SA’s most endearing and original acts. Their musical style ranges from traditional Celtic, European, gypsy, blues and roots and American folk, but it is their original compositions and rich fiddle soundscapes utilising some clever digital effects, which really shine through. Friday 7:10pm Scrumpy Saturday 10:30pm The Terrace Sunday 10:00am Marquee Monday 11:30am Song Room

FIONA ROSS Respected as a fine interpreter of Scots song, Fiona Ross has performed throughout Scotland and internationally, including the Tradition-Bearer concert series of Glasgow’s prestigious Celtic Connections. Having recently moved to Melbourne, Fiona is now bringing her strong, sensitive delivery of traditional Scots songs and ballads to festival stages across the country – delighting Australian audiences with her real understanding of Scotland’s singing traditions and a heart-warming set of Scottish songs both old and new.

moment happens - a hush falls over the room; and it’s even more special when it’s in a rare language. And that’s exactly what Noongar singer/songwriter Gina Williams has been doing with audiences all over the world. With the blessings of her elders and community in WA, Gina and her dear friend Guy Ghouse (Desert Child) will take you on an unforgettable, emotion-filled journey you will not get anywhere else in the world.

roots. Using a 12-string guitar, multiple channels and an arsenal of effects Guyy brings you a full and unique sound. Guyy has a passion for connecting with people, pushing the envelope and sharing in that journey with songs inspired by the 60s, 70s and Australian roots.

Friday 7:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle CD Launch

Sunday 9:50pm Carnival Stage

Saturday 11:20am Budawang

Monday 1:00pm Song Room

Sunday 2:30pm Acoustic Lounge

Monday 7:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Sunday 7:00pm Marquee



Ranging from foot-tapping blues, melodic folk tunes, to humorous songs about the eccentricities of everyday life, Hayley Shone has a lot to offer. Bringing her unique songs to life, Hayley is a storyteller as well as an accomplished guitarist who incorporates a fusion of finger-picking and tapping.

Two-handed stand-up comedy – where two comedians are onstage at the same time – is fairly rare. It takes a special comedic relationship. Every now and again it happens and when it does you get twice the fun. With Glover & Sorrensen it’s super live, interactive festival comedy – in stereo.

Friday 9:50pm The Bally Saturday 9:20pm The Bally

Friday 10:00am Scrumpy

Friday 9:00pm Majestic

Friday 9:00pm The Bally

Saturday 6:20pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Saturday 10:50am Scrumpy

Sunday 5:00pm Scrumpy

Sunday 7:40pm The Bally



Indigenous songwriter Frank Yamma continues to move audiences around the world with his resonant lyrics and distinctive guitar work as he delivers heartfelt stories from the Australian desert. Considered one of Australia’s most important songwriters, Frank’s globally acclaimed 2010 album ‘Countryman’ will be followed by a new album set for release in 2014.

With an honest, acoustic, folk-rock style, Grimick are an energetic band of singer/songwriters who never stray far from the essential ingredients – great rhythm, a contagious melody, and something to say. With seemingly no upward limit to their vocal range, they are capable of both power and tenderness, humour and passion. Combine this with ripping guitar riffs and solos, smooth harmonies, earthy percussive rhythms and arrangements on conga, trumpet, ukulele and piano and you have a special live act not to be missed. Grimick have captivated audiences and received outstanding reviews at festivals and premier live music venues all over the country.

Hailing from the tiny village of Candelo, NSW, in 2013 Heath Cullen released his ambitious and highly anticipated second album, recorded in Los Angeles with a band borrowed from Mr Tom Waits (Marc Ribot: guitars, and Larry Taylor: upright bass) and featuring legendary drummer Jim Keltner (Bob Dylan, Travelling Wilburys). The Still And The Steep sees Cullen bringing his stray dog stories to the world’s table, this time with some very famous friends, to create an album that the Weekend Australian has called “a collection of exquisite songs … like a road trip heading out of town at daybreak, nothing ahead but empty plains and cloudless skies”. Friday 7:00pm Marquee

Friday 5:00pm Marquee

Thursday 8:30pm Scrumpy

Saturday 8:00pm Scrumpy

Saturday 5:10pm Budawang

Saturday 1:20pm Scrumpy

Sunday 2:30pm Majestic

Sunday 10:00pm Budawang

Monday 3:00pm Majestic



Friday 6:20pm The Terrace Saturday 2:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Sunday 11:40am Marquee


It’s a rare performer who can capture the hearts and imagination of an audience, to connect deeply through the power of song. You know when that special, magical

Guyy Lilleyman is a new face on the folk music scene. Playing guitar from a young age, Guyy has combined his love for classic alternative rock with modern folk and


From from three regions of Denmark – Bornholm (an island in the Baltic Sea), Copenhagen, and Northern Jutland – and from Poland and Ghana, in West Africa these five traveling musicians carry very different life





Performers stories and traditions in their rucksacks. After a successful tour in 2013 Himmerland is back at the National for one show only.

an Iris performance, and you will be wrapped up in their openness and warmth when you listen and join in.

Monday 3:00pm Budawang

Friday 6:40pm Carnival Stage

taken a big and winding path performing his Australian music and one man shows throughout the world, living and working up north and making books and documentaries with Indigenous people. Expect a mix of music, story and theatre when Jan takes the stage.


Saturday 4:00pm Scrumpy

Saturday 6:00pm Trocadero

Sunday 12:30pm Marquee

Sunday 2:40pm Budawang



Howard is the name of a five-piece group from Melbourne. Their sound could be described as the combination of folk-rock, gypsy and psychedelia, or as a friend once described them – As if Queen went to Hebrew school’. They’ve been constantly writing and playing shows around inner-city Melbourne, as well as recently releasing their debut five-track EP. Expect harmony-based vocals, a solid rumbling rhythm section of drums and bass, soaring piano accordion melodies, eerie guitar tones and crisp mandolin. Howard is ready to play you something you haven’t quite heard before.

Friday 2:00pm The Bally

Sunday 10:40pm Carnival Stage

James Griffin is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet and spoken word performer who has co-written hit and award winning songs with Joe Camilleri (Black Sorrows) and country music star, Lee Kernaghan, and who has performed his witty, poetic and insightful songs all over Australian, including opening concerts for the likes of Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. At the Festival James will perform his new cycle of songs and poems, ‘Songs for the Jukebox at Ghost Town Bridge’, a celebration of country town life in contemporary, post internet, post 9/11 Australia.

Monday 10:50am Scrumpy

Friday 2:00pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle


Saturday 11:30am Trocadero

Iris is a six-piece all-women musical group who have evolved from their ‘a cappella’ roots to performing with touches of guitar, piano, ukulele, oboe, recorder and percussion. However, their passion for intricate harmonies ensures the creative emphasis is firmly on voice. The joy of singing, friendship, and the woman’s journey infuse

Sunday 12:30pm Scrumpy

Sunday 8:00pm The Terrace



Friday 10:00am Majestic

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky is a storyteller, folk musician and a founder of the now famous Bushwackers Band. He has

Much-loved at the National for her singing in Blackwood and The Rainmakers, Jane Thompson has recorded her first solo album ‘Here’ and is delighted to be bringing you her original songs – warm, endearing, insightful stories from recent years. An award-winning song-writer, Jane’s pure, honest voice and engaging style are accompanied by James Rigby’s guitar, mandolin, harmonies and cheeky comments… and the exceptional Kate Burke on guitar and fiddle. Friday 3:00pm Scrumpy Saturday 3:00pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Sunday 12:30pm Session Bar

From the remote country where sea meets desert, Bidyadanga’s John Bennett has an astounding ability to transport listeners to his home country and transcend cultural barriers. (times next page)



Performers Saturday 8:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Sunday 1:20pm Scrumpy Monday 2:00pm Marquee

JOHNNY HUCKLE A powerful singer/songwriter playing, original material Johnny is a 4ft nothing ‘pocket rocket’ with loads of talent. Johnny is a guitarist, didgeridoo player, singer and mimicker of native animals and birds and, a quality children’s entertainer. Friday 12:30pm Central Park Stage Saturday 10:00am Scrumpy Sunday 12:30pm Central Park Stage Also see KidzFest

JORDIE LANE Back from touring North America and Europe, Jordie Lane returns to the Festival to celebrate the release of his new live album ‘Jordie Lane - Live at The Wheaty’. The album captures the best of Lane’s classic stage banter, storytelling, rhythmic guitar picking and a voice sent from the heavens. “It’s hard to accurately describe the feeling in the room, but it’s music like Jordie’s that makes it seem like the world’s not such a bad place, and nothing evil could exist when there is something as sweet as that” – Live Review, AU Review Friday 4:20pm Budawang Saturday 5:00pm Majestic Sunday 4:50pm The Terrace Sunday 8:00pm Marquee Monday 5:00pm Marquee

Jordie Lane

JOSEPH TAWADROS TRIO Internationally acclaimed Egyptian-Australian oud player, Joseph Tawadros, won the 2012 ARIA for ‘Best World Music Album’. Praised for his ‘now legendary oud skills’ and composing almost all pieces, Joseph’s unique voice crosses boundaries of world/middle-eastern/jazz/classical genres. In 2013 Joseph released his acclaimed 11th album ‘Chameleons of the White Shadow’, recorded in New York with Bela Fleck, Richard Bona, Joey De Francesco and Roy Ayers, and this show with jazz extraordinaire Matt McMahon brings many of the new album’s works to Australian audiences. Friday 9:00pm Budawang Saturday 9:00pm Trocadero Sunday 11:40am Budawang

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JUSTIN WALSHE DUO (WA) Justin Walshe is an award winning singer, songwriter, raconteur and performer from Fremantle and teams up with Rhyll Wilson. Friday 12:20pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Saturday 3:00pm Majestic Sunday 8:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

KAMERUNGA ARIA-nominated Cairns band Kamerunga has redefined and reinvigorated Australian folk music with an exciting multi-genre and multi-instrumental approach. Kamerunga have performed at every major folk festival in the land. Shane Howard waxed about the band: “They’re inventive, bold, and shine with brave and dazzling musicianship.” The Sydney Morning Herald described them as “a fine example of innovative musical cross-fertilisation”. The Weekend Australian said their music is “a multicultural mélange”. Leading UK magazine Songlines, pointed out that Kamerunga’s “sprightly jigs are interwoven with creative time changes”. Friday 9:00pm Marquee Saturday 1:00pm Acoustic Lounge Saturday 11:00pm Scrumpy Sunday 3:10pm Budawang

KARAVANA FLAMENCA Karavana Flamenca plays rumba flamenca, traditional flamenco and Cuban music with fire! The gut-wrenching Spanish/Romani vocals , wild rhythms and soulful Moorish melody of oud and flamenco guitar spell (Fiesta) every performance. The music fuses the roots of rumba from its Afro- Cuban origins to its final destination, Spain, with a contemporary sound inspired by the Turkish and Spanish/ Romany backgrounds of the members. Friday 7:30pm Trocadero Saturday 10:00am Marquee Saturday 4:00pm Acoustic Lounge Monday 1:00pm Trocadero

KAREN LYNNE BLUEGRASS CIRCLE A six-piece Bluegrass band headed by Australia’s foremost female contemporary Bluegrass vocalist Karen Lynne,

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who perform both traditional and contemporary style bluegrass songs & tunes using traditional bluegrass instrumentation – flat-pick guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & double bass. Karen is an award winning vocalist and songwriter who now has 10 albums, four of which are Bluegrass releases, the latest Bluegrass album being ‘Shine Your Light’. She was the first female in Australia to have a Bluegrass album released through a major label, an album called ‘Wishing Well’ released under the ABC Records ‘Heartland’ Label and distributed through Universal Music. Friday 10:00am Acoustic Lounge Friday 6:20pm Scrumpy

Sunday 10:00am Song Room Monday 12:30pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

KERRIANNE COX & ALBERT WIGGAN (WA) Representing the North West Kimberley region of Western Australia are Kerrianne Cox and Albert Wiggan. Kerrianne Cox’s music celebrates the spiritual depths of her culture and the struggles of the First Peoples’ road to empowerment while Albert Wiggan’s songs are about culture and identity. Friday 5:00pm Carnival Stage Sunday 7:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Saturday 9:00pm Marquee


Monday 6:00pm Marquee

The Last Five Coins play dance music of Europe with great authority on authentic instruments. They use hurdy gurdy, violin, piano accordion, flutes, bass, voice and percussion. Their singer is fluent in Sephardic, Ladino, Serbian and Greek to name a few and is also a belly dancer. The band combines music and dance on stage to great effect. Be entranced!

KATE FAGAN Kate Fagan is deservedly hailed as one of Australia’s best folk-roots songwriters. She makes a welcome return to festivals with her new album ‘Inner Nature’, fresh from supporting Joan Baez on her recent tour of Australia and NZ. Kate has earned a devoted following for the captivating warmth of her voice and the poetry of her songs. Kate is joined by a stellar band for the National, including rising alt-country luminary Heath Cullen, veteran percussionist Hamish Stuart and pedal steel wizard Jason Walker. ‘Inner Nature’ follows her acclaimed solo debut ‘Diamond Wheel’, which won the NFSA National Folk Recording Award.

Friday 10:10pm Carnival Stage Saturday 1:20pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Sunday 5:00pm Coorong Monday 11:30am Acoustic Lounge


Sunday 5:00pm Marquee

A fine tribute to the music and language of the Cajuns the Le Blanc Bros Cajun Band play the traditional music of Southern Louisiana.

Monday Midday Majestic

Friday 10:30pm Trocadero

Saturday 6:20pm Budawang

KENT DANIEL AND BILL WISEMAN Kent and Bill are two of the Hunter Valley’s finest exponents of the traditional dance music of Ireland, as well as contemporary music and song. They have an extensive repertoire, which includes a lot of original material. They deliver their music with good-humoured patter and anecdotes, but possess an ability to transport the audience with haunting sounds that seem to transcend time. Friday 1:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Saturday 8:10pm Carnival Stage

Saturday 10:00pm Scrumpy Sunday 1:00pm Song Room Sunday 5:20pm Budawang

LEAH FLANAGAN If music is the food of love, then the recipe can be found in the life of singer Leah Flanagan. Over the past decade Leah’s pursuit of creating something truly special has not only taken her around the world, but across the genre map. From her strikingly simple and direct solo recordings, to her numerous festival and television appearances (Spicks & Specks, Rockwiz), Flanagan’s






Sunday 10:30pm Trocadero

adventure. With four studio albums under their belt, 2013’s ‘Diamonds For Your Tea’ is the latest; a beautifully crafted collection of songs that weave between heart aching and tender, refreshing and captivating. Their live shows are engaging and honest. They love to chat and have a laugh. You’ll walk away feeling like you’ve made a lifelong friend.

for his long-term membership of Scotland’s famous Shooglenifty. Peter Daffy is a highly respected maker of mandolins, guitars and other stringed instruments and is a guitar player and singer of impeccable taste. Together these two artists have honed their musical partnership into something quite special over the space of seven band line-ups and four albums.

Monday 10:00am Majestic

Saturday 7:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Friday 2:30pm Acoustic Lounge


Sunday 3:00pm Scrumpy

Friday 8:00pm Marquee

Monday 2:00pm Majestic

Saturday 10:00am Acoustic Lounge

personal narratives take flight with dry evocative imagery, breathtaking vocals that ‘you can sink into’, and move as effortlessly between emotion and style as any artist dreams. Friday 8:00pm Scrumpy

Lindi Ortega is armed with an inimitable, irresistible singing voice The Independent hails as ‘a truly magnificent instrument,’ and a heart bursting with creative ambition. The Canadian songstress whom American Songwriter calls “the love child of Johnny Cash and Nancy Sinatra” decided to relocate to Music City from her native Toronto to birth her brand new musical offspring, ‘Tin Star’. ‘Tin Star’ is Lindi’s third full-length album. She has toured with such luminaries as Kevin Costner, Social Distortion, KD Lang and Noah and the Whale, and in her native Canada she has received nominations for both the Juno Awards and the Polaris Prize. Thursday 9:30pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Friday 10:00pm Budawang Saturday 9:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

LITTLE STEVIES Once these harmony-singing siblings make new fans they tend to keep them. Sisters Sibylla & Bethany Stephen have been making music together since they were kids, have toured extensively in Australia, Canada and the US and been collecting Little-Stevie-loving fans on every Lindi Ortega

LOUISE PHELAN & MAEVE MOYNIHAN Louise & Maeve are two talented Irish fiddle players who have been living in Sydney for the past three years. They have performed at the National for the last two years with the The Shamrock Sheilas. The girls’ music is Irish traditional fiddle playing at its finest. They will be joined by Ben Stephenson on accompaniment and John Cassidy on percussion and look forward to launching their debut CD at the festival.

Saturday 4:00pm Marquee Sunday 6:20pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle


Saturday 12:30pm Marquee

The Lurkers play subversive homespun bluegrass. With banjo, guitar, fiddle and three-part harmonies, it’s acoustic hillbilly punk about super-profits, north shore pirates and the post-post-feminist revolution. The Lurkers were the winners of the 2013 Alistair Hulett ‘Songs for Social Justice Award’. Based in Sydney, The Lurkers are bringing songs of rebellion to a new generation.

Sunday 11:30am Acoustic Lounge

Friday 5:30pm Scrumpy

Sunday 6:00pm Scrumpy

Saturday 3:30pm Budawang


Sunday 2:00pm The Bally

Luke Plumb and Peter Daffy are two excellent Australian musicians steeped in Celtic and American folk styles. Luke Plumb is Tasmanian born and acknowledged world wide as a gun mandolin player, composer and best known


Friday 8:50pm The Terrace

The Mae Trio are a multi-award winning band of three of the Australian folk scene’s most talented young

songwriters, singers and performers. Sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby (The Rainmakers), are joined by cellist Anita Hillman (Evelyn’s Secret). They perform an insightful collection of original songs arranged for ukulele, banjo, guitar, fiddle, cello, bass and superb three part vocal harmony. Winners of the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award 2013 and the Lis Johnston Memorial Award for Vocal Excellence 2011. Friday 10:50am Marquee Saturday 8:30pm The Terrace Sunday 8:30pm Trocadero Monday 10:00am Song Room

MARGARET WALTERS Margaret Walters is a consummate singer of good songs of all pedigrees and persuasions and is well known in the Australian and UK folk scenes. She will launch her new CD at this year’s Festival. Thursday 7:30pm Bohemia Bar Saturday 9:00pm Song Room Monday 2:10pm Trocadero

MARGRET ROADKNIGHT During her ‘golden jubilee’ celebration Margret RoadKnight returns to the National Folk Festival (she was on the first!) bringing her unique roots-based repertoire, her powerful vocals, and her sense of history & humour.

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Friday 2:50pm Budawang (more times next page)


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Sunday 6:00pm The Terrace

plays button accordion, and now resides in George Town, Tasmania.


Saturday 9:00pm Carnival Stage

Saturday 2:20pm Budawang

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums including ten solo albums.  

Friday 10:50am Scrumpy Monday 4:40pm Trocadero

MIKE MARTIN & LINDSAY MARTIN Mike & Lindsay have been playing the folk circuit for many years and last appeared at the National as part of The Strelley Project. After playing in the UK last summer, full of new creative enthusiasm, they are looking forward to being part of this year’s National and promoting their own style of Australian Folk.

Friday 8:00pm Budawang

Friday 4:30pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Saturday 5:00pm Marquee

Saturday 5:30pm The Terrace

Sunday 8:00pm Budawang

Monday 1:20pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle



Martin is a leading troublemaker at most of Australia’s festivals. He is back from beyond the nether regions, to share fact and fantasy, thrill, enthral and entertain. With your permission of course! Daily 2:10 Scrumpy (Po’tree) Friday 4:30pm The Terrace Sunday 10:50am Marquee

MICK FLANAGAN Mick was born in Galway, Ireland, into a musical family, and has sung at folk clubs and festivals throughout the last 50 years. A traditional repertoire initially, and then adding his own compositions about his work experiences as a miner, driller and seaman, amongst others. Mick also

Moochers Inc. sells trad jazz to people who hate trad jazz. The six-piece group features the least respectable members of respected Canberra bands like the Brass Knuckle Brass Band, Rafe and the Well Dressed, and Spectrum Big Band. There will be raucous dancing.

accomplished pickers, singers, and multi-instrumentalists they are a modern day string band like no other, featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, harmonica, washboard and harmony singing. Playing a host of original tunes and good time covers of whiskey swilling and banjo’s ringing, their stories are inspired by Aussie folklore and modern Australian life. Friday 10:00pm Scrumpy Saturday 11:00pm Trocadero Sunday 9:00pm Marquee

NO HAUSFRAU Brainchild of Alice Cottee, this heartstring filled folk league just wants to hold you. No Hausfrau explores ‘Suburban Folk Rock’, woven from everyday experience. Be whisked away by smooth undertones as deep as the underground, in a vessel of melodic ritual. Friday 10:50am Majestic Friday 2:30pm Song Room Saturday 8:30pm The Bally Sunday 6:50pm The Bally Monday 6:20pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Saturday Midnight Majestic


Sunday 4:30pm Majestic

Old Man Luedecke is one of Canada’s most original folk artists. His banjo accompanied, narrative-driven folk songs are playful, coy, and soul warming, and his tunes have a way of staying with you. He has a brilliant natural talent for language and his songs are rich in metaphor, love, art and purpose. His admiration for the tradition is much in evidence; his latest album ‘Tender is the Night’ was recorded in Nashville and produced by the great Tim

Monday 6:00pm Majestic

MORRISONS, THE Hailing from the Blue Mountains, the Morrisons is a raucous six-piece string band that forge elements of bluegrass, country, old-timey, gospel and folk to create a unique and contemporary Australian sound. Highly



Performers O’Brien. It’s Luedecke’s fourth album and reveals an artist honing his cunning lyrical flair – tenderly pushing the boundaries of his storytelling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass and memorable hooks.



Friday 10:40pm The Bally

Friday 1:20pm Marquee


Quarry Mountain Dead Rats instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, double bass and washboard fits the bluegrass mould, but the influence of old-time mountain-music combined with rock‘n’roll sensibilities, give way to some- thing altogether different. Revellers are no doubt drawn to their humour and anything goes attitude, but what stands out is their ability to tear into their songs with an intensity that’s rare for an acoustic band.

Saturday 7:30pm The Terrace Sunday 4:30pm The Terrace Sunday 8:00pm Scrumpy

OLDER WOMEN’S NETWORK THEATRE GROUP Expect to be captivated and challenged by the Older Women’s Network Theatre Group’s cabaret-style performance that explodes the myths around growing older. For more than 25 years, the Group has used original lyrics, puppets and skits to excite, entertain and educate audiences with its irresistible blend of wit, wisdom and wackiness. Friday 10:00am Trocadero Saturday 1:00pm Trocadero

PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT Penny & Roger have been singing, playing, recording, and writing together since the 80s. They communicate warmly, deeply and humorously in performance, drawing on their love for our colourful, diverse land and its people using guitars, mandolin and warm harmony vocals. Friday 3:50pm Scrumpy Saturday 9:50pm Carnival Stage Sunday 3:30pm Trocadero

PENNY LARKINS AND CARL PANNUZZO Undeniably two of the most beautiful voices in Australia, Penny and Carl will entertain, enrich and encourage in equal measure. Artistic excellence and attention to storytelling mean that any song they touch, whether it be a favourite of a contemporary (Fred Smith, Simon Nield, Helen Begley) or something they have penned themselves, is crafted into an exquisite package that will leave you as interested in the songs as you will be in their No Hausfrau

Sunday 9:00pm The Terrace The Pepperjacks combine four-part harmony singing with slick performances on guitar, dobro, fiddle and harmonica. From flat out fingerpicked rags to broody folk tunes, from gypsy jazzgrass to Italian folk songs, the band refuse to be pigeon holed and revel in the love of a good tune, well delivered.

Friday 12:30pm Marquee

Friday 8:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Saturday 11:00pm Budawang

Saturday 10:40am Budawang

Sunday 11:00pm Scrumpy

Sunday 4:00pm Song Room


Sunday 10:00pm The Terrace

PERTH SCOTTISH FIDDLERS (WA) With the spirit of Scotland and an Australian flavour, the Perth Scottish Fiddlers is a group of musicians who play the rich and extensive Scottish violin and dance repertoire. The group comprises fiddles, cello, guitar and accordion, and they play a range of music, from beautiful airs and elegant strathspeys to toe-tapping jigs and reels. Friday 6:30pm Trocadero

Award winning duo The Raglins perform traditional Australian folk songs with a twist, reinterpreting old Australian ballads and reimagining them into something new and memorable with funky rhythm guitar and exquisite vocals/fiddle. Runners up in the 2013 Folk Alliance Youth Awards the duo is, award winning guitarist Robert Hillman (Port Fairy Emerging Artist of the Year) and classically trained vocalist/violinist, Hannah PelkaCaven (B.Mus, Lis Johnston Memorial Award for Vocal Excellence).

Sunday 10:50am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Friday 2:50pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle


Sunday 2:00pm Budawang

Saturday 4:40pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

Proudly hailing from Canberra, Pocket Fox are a team of multi-instrumentalists whose energetic performance will have you singing, dancing and falling in love. They play original, eclectic folk-pop, full of rich vocal harmonies and catchy horn lines. After spending 2013 working hard in the studio, they have just released their debut album and are looking forward to sharing it with you at this year’s Festival. Thursday 6:00pm Scrumpy Saturday 10:50am Majestic Monday 7:00pm Scrumpy Old Man Luedecke

Monday 2:30pm Song Room

RAINEE LYLESON Experience an intimate concert exploring some of Joni Mitchell’s most memorable songs and the stories that inspired their creation. Rainee Lyleson embodies Mitchell in her one-woman show, Take Me As I Am Evening with Joni Mitchell, set at the peak of the incredible singersongwriter’s career. You’ll feel like you’re in the room with a young Joni Mitchell with songs like ‘A Case of You’, ‘Amelia’ and ‘Big Yellow Taxi’. (times next page)



Performers Rory McLeod

Friday 7:30pm The Bally Sunday 8:30pm The Bally

RAY GRIEVE Author of A Band in a Waistcoat Pocket, Ray Grieve will launch his second book on the history of the harmonica in Australia at this year’s Festival. Ray has spent many years researching, interviewing players, collecting records, searching archives and conducting extensive correspondence on this subject. The book will be launched by Kevin Bradley from NLA. Friday 10:50am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

RECYCLED STRING BAND, THE (2013 NFSA RECORDING AWARD WINNER) Fast becoming Festival favourites with their great sense of fun, musicianship and fine songs, The Recycled String Band does it all on instruments that had a previous life as something else. Don’t miss this exceptional act. Friday 4:00pm Song Room Saturday 5:00pm Scrumpy Sunday 3:50pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Monday 1:00pm Marquee Also see KidzFest

RICHARD PERSO Richard Perso, aged just 22, has now played over 110 festivals including multiple tours of USA and Canada. Richard is a unique act with his range of instruments and style and combined with a rich deep timbred voice that resonates through the venues nearly as much as his didgeridoos. Friday 11:00pm Scrumpy Saturday Midnight Scrumpy Sunday 3:30pm Majestic Monday 4:00pm Scrumpy

RILEY LEE AND JEFF PETERSON (AUST/USA) Shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee is once again joined in concert by Grammy-winning slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson from Hawai’i. Together, they create beautiful

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Performers music truly from paradise. In 2009, their recording, Haleakalâ received the most prestigious Hawaiian music accolade, the Hoku Award for ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’. They frequently perform in Hawai’i to sell-out audiences, but have played in Australia only twice before. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to relax with Jeff and Riley as they transport you to the Islands with their “timeless ‘nahenahe’ style Hawaiian music without peer”.

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Friday 11:40am Budawang Saturday 11:30am Acoustic Lounge Saturday 2:30pm Acoustic Lounge Sunday 4:00pm Marquee Monday 11:40am Budawang

ROBERT ZIELINSKI AND CLIODHNA NI RUAIRC Robert learnt to play traditional music from his mentors Sean Doherty and later Mick Doherty. Cliodhna Ni Ruairc from Dublin learnt to play from the acclaimed teacher and player Antoin Mac Gabhann. A timeless Irish fiddle duo they explore the repertoire, playing in octaves and unison with a great clarity and tone. After their successful shows in both the Flyby Night Musicians Club Perth and Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre they are not to be missed. Friday 10:30pm The Terrace Saturday 3:50pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Monday 4:40pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

RORY FAITHFIELD (WA) Rory Faithfield returns to Australia after many years based in Dublin Ireland. His fourth and latest album was described by Bruce Elder as “a sublime, heart stoppingly beautiful album from a major new Australian folk talent. Faithfield inhabits the same rich musical world as Christy Moore, Luka Bloom and Glen Hansard. His songs are wistful, romantic, deeply felt, beautifully crafted and sung with a voice that pours sincerity and emotion over every line and note”. Friday 5:50pm Carnival Stage Saturday 11:40am Marquee Saturday 4:00pm Song Room Monday 6:00pm Scrumpy


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A one-man Cockney soul band, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. He is a story-teller supreme, weaving his Cockney spruik into highly rhythmic Latin/ reggae/ blues inspired music, a one-man soul band and once seen never forgotten. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, a cappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, and


whatever else he can get his hands on!. A true individual and unique performer, there’s nobody like Rory McLeod. Touring with his latest album ‘Swings and Roundabouts’. Friday 10:00pm Marquee Saturday 10:00pm Budawang Sunday 5:30pm Majestic

ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS From humble beginnings in a shed atop an isolated outcrop in northern NSW, the phenomenon of Round Mountain Girls has etched itself into the ‘strange but true’ annals of Australian musicology. Five like-minded souls were brought together for pure gratification, playing the kind of music they adore – and they carry this attitude into every performance. As one critic once said, “A night out with Round Mountain Girls is like a good night in with your partner. They’ll leave you hot and sweaty, exhausted but exhilarated, sonically bruised, maybe even a little tender... and yet you’ll still end up begging for more”. Thursday 11:00pm Scrumpy Friday 10:00pm Majestic Saturday 11:00pm Majestic

RUSTY SPRING SYNCOPATORS, THE Armed with their hand-crafted junkyard contraptions (washboard, wash tub bass, banjo and resonator guitar), and channelling the energy of a forgotten American yesteryear, the Rusty Spring Syncopators beat out the finest in crusty blues, rusty rags and manky-janky jazz.

Thursday 10:10pm Scrumpy Saturday 11:40pm Majestic Sunday 8:10pm Carnival Stage Monday 9:00pm Scrumpy

from ukulele to melodica, acoustic guitar and percussion – but it’s Sarah’s voice that really shines, smooth and sweet and full of tenderness and emotion. Saturday 11:40am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Sunday 10:50am Scrumpy


Monday 12:30pm Scrumpy

Santa Taranta is a new Melbourne-based band playing traditional music from southern Italy. Their musical styles include Pizzica, Tammurriata and Stornelli, as well as Polkas from the barbershop and the occasional serenade d’amore. Two band members, Salvatore Rossano (accordion, percussion, voice) and Davide Ierardi (harp, diatonic accordion, ciaramella, voice) grew up playing the traditional music of Puglia and Basilicata. Emiliano Beltzer (guitar, voice) is a fine guitarist from Argentina, joined by Nara Demasson (mandolin, guitar), one of the best musicians of the local music scene. From the Salento peninsular to Mt Vesuvio they will infect your blood and keep you dancing like a spider and weeping like la Madonna!

Also see KidzFest

Friday 9:30pm Trocadero Saturday 7:00pm Scrumpy Monday 3:00pm Scrumpy

SARAH HUMPHREYS Central Coast songstress Sarah Humphreys is a dreamer, a storyteller, a romantic and a mother, with an honest and refreshing approach to songwriting and performance. She performs with a mix of quirky and acoustic sounds –

SHENANIGANS Shenanigans brings traditional Celtic, Australian and American folk and jazz songs to life through the barbershop musical tradition. Forget about fuddyduddies singing slow old songs and wearing straw hats, these girls bring a breath of fresh air to a cappella singing, and give their all to take their audience on an emotional journey through their songs, which include jazz standards, well-known musical numbers, and thoroughly familiar modern Australian folk songs. Remember, ‘barbershop: invented by men, perfected by women!’ Saturday 2:30pm Song Room Sunday 9:00pm Song Room

SILKWEED Silkweed have carved a niche in Australian folk and arts circles with their inspirational interpretations of Australian history featuring original music, drama and visual presentations. Voice, cello, violin keyboard, flute and accordion weave throughout a spellbinding storyline and a mix of modern and archival images in all of their





themed performances. Silkweed shows and concerts have moved audiences at festivals as diverse as the National, Ten Days on the Island, Junction Arts festival, Cygnet and Tamar Vally Festivals and on tours around their home state of Tasmania. Friday 9:20pm Carnival Stage Saturday 2:30pm Trocadero Monday 10:00am Scrumpy

SIOBHAN OWEN Born in the small Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, young Adelaide singer/harpist Siobhan will take you on a reflective musical journey across the Celtic lands of Wales, Scotland and Ireland...and far beyond! Siobhan’s haunting soprano voice and delicate harp playing are a beautiful combination for the mainly traditional Celtic/folk songs in her repertoire. Be prepared to be enchanted by this sublime performer. Saturday 6:30pm The Terrace Sunday 4:40pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Monday 3:00pm Trocadero

SPARROW FOLK Sparrow Folk is a folk parody band born out of the creative genius of two strong, inspiring women. Two ukes, one song. With a background in improvised theatre and musical comedy, these two little birds joined forces to create sweet, poignant tunes. Sparrow’s premiere performance was under southern stars and a Hills Hoist. They are passionate about music, passionate about women and passionate about fun. Their style is quirky and they aim to bring a smile through their songs and commentary on the world around. Sparrow’s upcoming EP will be launched from the nest during the Festival.

Saturday 11:40am Scrumpy Sunday 7:20pm Majestic Monday 5:30pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

SQUEEZEBOX TRIO, THE Out of Sydney’s West comes one of the newest emerging gypsy jazz groups, The Squeezebox Trio. Armed with a thirty year old accordion, a left handed violin and an acoustic guitar, the group will wake you up and swing with their energetic and fun performances. Continuing the jazz manouche tradition of the 1930s, said to have been started by the two fingers of Django Reinhardt, the boys bring in a unique blend of French musettes and Russian melodies. The trio have built a strong repertoire of European folk songs, a selection of jazz standards, an occasional movie tune and a collection of originals. Friday 7:40pm Majestic Friday 11:00pm Carnival Stage Sunday 8:00pm Majestic Monday 1:00am Scrumpy Monday 3:00pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

STETSON FAMILY, THE The Stetson Family are at the forefront of Australia’s progressive bluegrass scene. Their songs dig deep into the roots of bluegrass, folk and alt-country, delivering a fresh new twist on a timeless sound. In 2012 their song ‘O Winding River’ was selected for showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Friday 4:00pm Majestic Saturday 9:00pm Scrumpy Sunday 4:00pm Scrumpy

Thursday 9:20pm Scrumpy


Friday 12:30pm & 7:00pm Majestic

Steve and Ros Barnes combine one of the finest female

Siobhan Owen

voices in Australian folk with award-winning original songs and nifty fingerpicking guitar. Their songs have been widely covered in Australia, Ireland and the USA by artists including Sean Keane, Judy Small and Geraldine Doyle. Ros Barnes teaches Voice at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, and has taught in the master class program at the National. “A true delight...thoughtful, finely honed songs, effortless and joyous singing.” Trad&Now Friday 7:30pm Carnival Stage Saturday 9:30pm The Terrace Sunday 5:30pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

3 SHEETS TO THE WIND Combines the musical talents of Col Bernau, Steve MacDonald, Lainey Keir and Nina Haysle performing songs and tunes from Celtic, French, Latin American, Old Timey and gypsy jazz traditions. Veterans of many festivals and bands 3 Sheets bring a fresh approach to contemporary folk music using guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, quatro, mando ‘cello, bouzouki, Irish whistles and vocals. They have recently wowed audiences at Turning Wave and Uranquinty Festivals, the Wagga Jazz Festival and the Merry Muse Folk Club. Friday 8:30pm Carnival Stage Monday 3:50pm Flute n Fiddle

TAKADIMI Takadimi bring you into their worlds with evocative soundscapes, lyrical melodies and a globe trotting rhythmic pulse. Harnessing an unusual mix of classical and contemporary instrumentation of violin, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, double bass and drums, the group’s thoughtful compositions are emerging as a unique voice amongst the Australian world music landscape. These five promising young improvisers weave together worldly styles with a jazz thread, emitting a captivating spontaneous energy. (times next page)



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Saturday 10:00am Majestic Sunday 7:00pm The Terrace


“Sassy, talented and oh so hot right now” – Made in Argentina Festival, 2013. Tángalo is a vibrant modern tango quintet based in Sydney, Australia. Combining the emotion of golden-age tango with a contemporary aesthetic, Tángalo’s music is exquisite for dancers and listeners alike. Tángalo has made a concerted effort to engender a live-music dance-culture in Australia. Whilst Tángalo plays a wide array of music, ‘golden-age’ repertoire is often featured beside original compositions, it is an important aspect of Tángalo’s musical craft that the repertoire performed is still music that is ‘danceable’. Friday 4:40pm Scrumpy Sunday 10:00am The Terrace Sunday 2:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Monday 5:00pm Scrumpy Also see Dance

TIFT MERRITT (USA) The New Yorker has called Tift Merritt “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry.” Releasing her debut in 2002 and nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004, Merritt now releases, ‘Traveling Alone’, a record that is real, raw, and live off the floor. Acclaimed by NPR, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, the success of ‘Traveling Alone’ caught the attention of the UK’s BBC Two, where Tift performed on Later... with Jools Holland and in the US, on The Late Show with David Letterman. Sunday 4:30pm Budawang Monday 10:50am Budawang

also pay homage to some of their heroes, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen and the great Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Trouble in the Kitchen

Friday 11:40am Scrumpy Saturday 6:50pm The Bally Sunday 9:00pm Carnival Stage Monday 10:00am Trocadero

TOLKA Emerging out of the lively traditional music scene of Melbourne, Tolka encapsulates a sense of what it means to be playing traditional music in a contemporary context. With dynamic and exciting arrangements of tunes and songs, Tolka have had audiences at festivals across Australia out of their seats and dancing. The band released their debut album, ‘Tunes from the External Hard Drive’ in June 2013, and also received the Jimmy Moore Memorial Award in 2013 at the National Celtic Festival. Friday 5:30pm The Terrace

Australia, Ireland, Europe and the UK, both solo and with her original band the Toe Sucking Cowgirls. Her exuberant live shows have garnered praise around the world and her songwriting has won many awards. Her debut album ‘By The Wayside’, produced by Anne McCue and recorded in Nashville with some fine musicians (including Aussie legends Bones Hillman and Mark Moffat) is a luscious blend of country, folk and pop rock, sometimes reminiscent of KD Lang and Patsy Cline.

Saturday 10:00pm Trocadero

Friday 11:00pm Marquee

Monday 4:00pm Marquee

Saturday 10:00am Song Room Saturday 7:00pm Majestic

TOM LEWIS (CAN) The repertoire Tom Lewis performs ranges from traditional shanties to songs fashioned out of his own seafaring background. Tom recruits his audience for a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous. Now resident in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, Tom was born in Northern Ireland and that Celtic heritage is obvious in his clear, strong voice, evoking quiet sorrow for a fisherman lost to the sea just as honestly as it powers out a shanty ‘to be heard above the gales.’ With songs that have become folk standards – known and sung wherever great choruses ring out – Tom accompanies himself on button accordion and ukulele. Friday 9:40 The Terrace


Sunday 1:20pm Marquee

Tingley Turner are cellist Jennifer Tingley and guitarist Nick Turner. Be transported as they weave guitar, cello and vocals to produce delicately textured songs that tell stories of life on the ocean, travelling, the joys and trials of boat ownership, heatwaves and Jen’s gentle joyful contemplation of how life will be when her baby is born. On their new CD ‘Heroes and Dreamers’ Tingley Turner

Monday 10:00am Marquee

Sunday 10:00pm Scrumpy

TROUBLE IN THE KITCHEN After a four-year hiatus Trouble in the Kitchen return with a fresh outlook and some cranking new material. Long established festival favourites, some of their most memorable concerts have been at the National. Prior to their extended break Trouble had been at the forefront of Irish music in Australia for over ten years. Now back in action expect to see them a bit more around the traps. Friday 2:00pm Budawang Saturday 7:00pm Marquee Sunday 2:30pm Song Room Sunday 11:00pm Budawang


Also see KidzFest

TRACEY BUNN AND HER HANDSOME DEVILS Part swing chanteuse, larrikin cowgirl and passionate witness, singer songwriter Tracey Bunn has spent over 20 years honing her craft, touring relentlessly across

These four teenagers, who were invited to play at this year’s Sydney Festival, continue to earn the crowd’s love with their growing list of original Indie Rock songs and sprinkle of contemporary covers. Since performing at the 2013 National they have supported The Spooky Men’s Chorale and the Perch Creek Family Jug Band. Their

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Friday 3:40pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle



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sophisticated three-part harmonies, fresh approach to the ukulele and songwriting flair make this young band as invigorating as a surf on a summer’s day. Their new single ‘Crazy Girl’ scooted to Number eight during the 2013 Triple J Unearthed High Competition.

Woody Mann

Friday 11:30am Flute ‘n’ Fiddle Friday 8:20pm Majestic Saturday 12:30pm Scrumpy Sunday 6:40pm Majestic Monday 2:10pm Flute ‘n’ Fiddle

UKULELE REPUBLIC OF CANBERRA URoC is Canberra’s own ukulele orchestra. Based around the ‘little flea’ the band plays and sings across all musical genres with a leaning towards the ukulele music of the twenties and thirties, as well as blues and Australian rock music of the eighties. The twenty five or so players use ukes, bass, mandolin, percussion and harmonica and of course their harmonies, to entertain and to inspire others to take up the mighty uke! Daily 8:30am Carnival Stage

VALANGA & ANDREA KHOZA & SOUTH AFRICAN JIVE Valanga and Andrea Khoza will take you on a journey from rich vocal harmonies, soulful trombone and lilting tones of kalimba to rhythmic guitar and irresistible dance grooves. The songs are from their new album as well as some old favourites that range from township jive to haunting traditionally inspired melodies. Songs composed by South African born Valanga and Melbourne based Andrea tell stories of the past and present, a journey reminding us of our shared humanity. Friday 5:00pm Majestic Sunday 7:00pm Budawang Monday 10:00am Budawang Monday 1:00pm Acoustic Lounge

WIRADJURI ECHOES This is Canberra and surrounding area’s leading indigenous dance group. They perform a range of traditional Wiradjuri dances and songs, whilst engaging the audience to participate and have fun. Wiradjuri Echoes strive for respect of culture and they achieve this through their dance and songs. Friday 1:00pm Central Park Stage Saturday 10:30am Central Park Stage Monday Midday Central Park Stage




Woody Mann is considered a modern master of his craft. While the blues is his touchstone he seems to draw inspiration from every direction, blending a myriad of influences with ease and grace. With his diversity as a singer/songwriter, jazz and blues guitarist, and composer, Mann blurs the line between jazz, blues, classical, and world music creating his own sound in the process. Attempts to categorize his music simply miss the point. This is brilliant playing that demands to be heard. Few guitarists have been so generous with their knowledge.

Zeptepi is a high energy foot-stomping folk-rock band, fusing elements of post-punk acts such as The Pogues and The Waterboys with a hint of Neil Young and a love of sea shanties – all led by the infectious groove of the electric banjo. The first Zeptepi recordings surfaced in 2001; album #6 was released in late 2013. After 250 shows – including a recent UK tour – they are one of the most exciting live acts in the country and have appeared at festivals such as the National Celtic, Apollo Bay, Port Fairy, Maldon, Yackandandah and many more.

Friday 3:00pm Trocadero

Friday 11:00pm Majestic

Saturday 8:00pm Budawang

Sunday 1:00am Scrumpy

Sunday 10:00am Budawang

Sunday Midnight Scrumpy

Monday Midday Marquee

Also see KidzFest




Flying the Flag for the National Folk Festival

Towards 50 Fabulous Years of Folk

In 2016 the National Folk Festival will turn 50. From its beginnings in 1967 as the Port Phillip and District Folk Festival to its days roving from state to state, to finding a permanent home in the National Capital, the National Folk Festival has become a much loved and anticipated event every Easter. Generations of ‘folkies’ down the years have been inspired, enlivened and entertained by some of the best folk performers from around the country and the world. Many of our home-grown talents first found voice at the National before going on to make their own careers. Some of you just keep coming back to soak up the atmosphere, meet old friends, make music and be part of the wonderful spirit of inclusiveness that is the National. To maintain and develop this wonderful cultural and community folk icon we invite you to support The National Folk Festival through a donation as we prepare for 50 Fabulous Years of Folk. The National Folk Festival is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity that receives very little in the way of public funding. Donations of $2.00 or more are taxdeductible, greatly appreciated and contribute to the long-term future of the Festival.


Donate $7 or more and we will recognise you on our flying the flag web page and, to say thanks, you'll receive a ‘flying the flag’ sticker for your car, instrument case or wherever you want to display it!




Available on our website from 1 June 2014 Applications close 1 July 2014


Lost Property


Each year, hundreds of items are handed in at the Festival Lost Property office – everything from false teeth to musical instruments! If you have lost something, chances are an honest folkie has handed it in! If you have found something, please take the time to bring it to our Lost Property office.

Available on our website from 1 Aug 2014 Applications close 31 Oct 2014


Available on our website from 1 Nov 2014 Please visit the website for more information: Enquiries: 02 6262 4792

Opening Hours THURSDAY 5pm – 9pm FRIDAY – SUNDAY 9am – 9pm

MONDAY 9am – 11pm TUE SDAY 8am – 1pm

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UnionsACT is the Trades and Labour Council of the ACT and is the official sponsor of the Union Concert. We also provide information about: Your rights at work, Which award covers you, How to get support from a Trade Union, OH&S training & advice, How much you should be paid, Which Trade Union covers you at your workplace, Advice regarding an industrial matter, or Referral to legal support for a workplace issue. Come to our stall outside the Budawang during the Folk Festival, or call Kim Sattler, Office Manager On

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Useful Information

new toilet block near the Mallee, Koszciusko/ Farmers Market Toilets (new block), Gate 11 Toilet Block have wheelchair accessible showers.


Assistance animals can be watered and toileted in an area behind the Marquee near Gate 2.

PH: 0406 375 694


The Access Team is located within the Fitzroy building.

A 24-hour Communications Centre operates on site from Thursday 17th April to Monday 21st 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.

PARKING: Note: Government issued stickers MUST be displayed when parking in the following locations: Adjacent to the Old Well Station Road Ticket Office. Near the Coorong Gate and Shuttle Bus Stop external to the Entertainment Zone. Access is via the Old Well Station Road main entrance. WHEELCHAIRS: A limited number of wheelchairs are available for four-hourly loans. See Access Team for details. There are facilities for recharging electric wheelchairs on site. Contact the Access Team for more details. TOILET FACILITIES WITH WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Cotter Campground, Koszciusko building, new toilet block near the Mallee, Gate 11 Toilet Block, Fitzroy Pavilion, Link Building (between Coorong & Budawang), Coorong, Session Bar, and the Budawang have Disability toilets with wheelchair access. Festival wristbands must be worn at all times from 8am Monday 14 April; wristbands will be sighted by our gates volunteers from this time. No wristband, no entry. All patrons are responsible for their own wristbands/tickets. If you arrive without your PDF ticket you will need to visit a ticketing enquiries window at one of the Festival box offices to have your ticket issued. If you misplace or loose your wristband once it has been issued you will be charged for a new ticket at Gate price or refused entry. All vehicles must display a vehicle pass when entering the site, campground areas and/or Entertainment Zone. A responsible adult must accompany all minors (under 18 years) camping at the Festival. SHOWER FACILITIES WITH WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Fitzroy and Coorong Pavilions, Cotter Campground,

The Festival 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 Festival 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.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY Entry to the Festival is at your own risk. Footwear must be worn at all times whilst on site at the Festival. No pets. No exceptions! Assistance animals must be registered with the Access Team 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 Festival Director. The Festival has a liquor permit for the event. BYO alcohol is not permitted, and no glass is to be brought into the Entertainment Zone. Any person found involved in underage drinking or secondary supply of alcohol will have their wristband removed and be escorted offsite. Police will be called to deal with underage drinking offenders. We have set up four entrance points to the Entertainment Zone: one at the gate near the Coorong, one at the gate near the Majestic, one at the Oval gate near the Session Bar and the fourth at the main Festival entrance off Flemington Rd at Gate 2. Your wristband will be sighted at these entrances and Security will be checking bags at their discretion.

BIKE MINDING During the Festival, a bike minding area is set up and operated by Pedal Power near Gate 2, behind the Marquee venue. Pedal Power supply bike racks for patrons to use for the duration of the Festival. We recommend that patrons bring their own bike locks for added security.

works on a first in – first served basis. The Oval is accessible for campers to pitch their tents. Campers are allowed to bring their vehicle onto the Oval and park it next to their tent. No cars are to be parked on the racetrack or in the marked out roads at anytime. All cars that enter or exit the Oval must not exceed the speed limit of 5km/hr., as this is a shared zone. NB: Cars are not permitted to be moved during the Festival period. Please see map for Oval entry. In our camping areas, we have a section for owls and fowls, to separate the patrons who like to stay up late and for those who don’t. The ‘fowls’ section is located in the Cotter campground and the ‘owls’ section is located next to the Entertainment Zone at the Majestic gate. We ask to you respect your camping neighbours and keep noise to a minimum. NB: There is a noise curfew on all camping zones at 12 midnight. Milk, bread and ice are available from a number of local supermarkets or service stations within 2km of the Festival site.

EFTPOS AND CASH OUT Cash out is available from the ATMs located near the Bohemia Bar (24/7), inside the Session Bar (24/7) and outside the Majestic and the Trocadero.

FIRST AID First Aid Services are available at the Coorong Gate internal to the Entertainment Zone. For after hours service contact 0406 375 665.

HEARING ASSISTANCE FM Hearing assistance will be provided in the Budawang building for patrons. Receivers will be available with a neckloop for patrons wearing hearing aids or cochlear implants with a “T” or telecoil capability. Receivers are also available with headphones. Receiver units can be borrowed from the Festival Office free of charge. A copy of your credit card details will be held for security. Receivers need to be returned daily for re-charging.

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.

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 Old Well Station Road. Vehicle passes cost $25 each.

Due to ACT Government legislation, the Entertainment Zone is now SMOKE-FREE. Patrons are asked to smoke in one of the two un-licensed areas – please refer to map for locations. As this is an un-licensed area, patrons cannot take their drinks or food with them. Please follow Festival signage on site.

The Festival does not guarantee powered sites and

Patrons must not bring alcohol into the



LOST CHILDREN Report all lost children to, and claim all found children from the Festival Office or the Festival 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 at the Lost Property counter, which is located within the Festival 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 Festival Support team, or Security AH (6230 7118).

patrolled and we strongly urge you not to leave valuables in your car.

RECYCLING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT This year we are hoping that you all will help us effectively manage waste streams and reduce contamination of recyclable and compostable material. We ask for your cooperation in assisting the Festival to reduce the amount of waste taken to landfill.

SHUTTLE BUS A Shuttle Bus Service operates between the Main Ticket Office (Gate 7) and the Entertainment Zone, with drop off points at the Majestic Gate and the Coorong Gate. This service runs continuously during the Festival for your convenience.

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


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 has lodged an Environmental Management Plan with Exhibition Park in Canberra. 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.

Offenders will be given ONE warning. Repeat offenders will be told to leave the site. Police will be called if you do not comply.

Please notify the Operations or Festival Support teams (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 them yourself.


Children should be supervised at all times.

This year, a parents’ room will be set up in the KidzFest. This is an area for parents to sit back and relax, feed or change their baby, and to generally get away from the hustle and bustle of the Festival.

Please report medical and other emergencies to Festival 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.

There will be a microwave to heat bottles, change tables and nappy dispensary, comfy couches and a team of volunteers from International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) on hand to help out when needed.

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.

The parents’ room is open from 9am – 5pm daily.


There is a 24-hr uniformed Security presence at 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 Festival Support team also assists 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 Festival 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 982 run to and from Exhibition Park Canberra until about 7:30pm each night and until midnight on Saturday – Route 956 is the quickest. Taxis are available by calling 13 22 27.

VOLUNTEERS The Festival is run by 1400 volunteers, who appreciate the support of Festival goers. If you are able to offer a helping hand during the Festival please see the Festival Support team located in the Volunteer Centre under the Grandstand. 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 happy to offer whatever help they can so please do not hesitate to ask if you require assistance.

Patrons should note that the outside carparks (although generally lit at night) are NOT regularly

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Entertainment Zone. It is a condition of the Festival’s permit that no glass bottles are to be on site (with the exception of the Scrumpy, Flute & Fiddle and Bohemia bars that serve bottles of wine), and if found they will be confiscated by Security.

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