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Fleurieu Folk Festival is South Australia’s leading Folk Music event of the year and one of Australia’s most popular Festivals. This year features a ‘strong Celtic flavour’ of Scottish & Irish/Australian Music.
Fleurieu Folk Festival is many different festivals in one, presenting a variety of
Folk Music, Dance, Spoken Word, Culture, Workshops and Kids Activities.
The music genres included are Folk (Folk/Rock, Folk Roots, Acoustic Folk, Indi/Folk, Folk/Pop, Alt/Folk and Contemporary/Folk), Country & Bluegrass, Singer/Songwriters, World Music, Jazz (Gypsy Jazz), and Blues.
Fleurieu Folk Festival – headliners 2019
Felicity Urquhart & Glen Hannah (NSW – Country/Folk),
The Ballpoint Penguins (W.A. – Humour/Folk),
The Royal High Jinx (VIC – World/Folk)
Khristian Mizzi (SA Singer/Songwriter)
SAOIRSE (VIC – Celtic)
Folk – the tradition continues on…and keeping the diversity of Folk music alive is a number of groups and acts that are dedicated to preserving and promoting Folk Music. Special guests from interstate and local performers presenting traditional & contemporary Folk forms are:
The Humbuckin’ Pickups (VIC – Folk/Roots),
Adrienne Lovelock & Peter Day (Singer/Songwriters),
Anna & Jordon (Indie/Cont.), Bromham (Indie/Folk),
Emily (Singer/Songwriter), Bards Brew (Folk/Rock,
Pete Titchener (Humorous), Paul Gooding (English),
Paul Reynolds & the Easy Club (New Age Folk),
Peter Anderson (VIC)
Country – Headlining the weekend is Felicity Urquhart & husband Glen Hannah. In a career encompassing six studio albums, two EPs, and countless sold-out headlining shows and capacity festival appearances, Felicity Urquhart has netted seven Golden Guitars, an ARIA Award nomination for Best Country Album, four CMAA Australian CM Achiever Awards, and a Centenary Medal for her “service to Australian society through Country Music”. Others Country performers appearing at Fleurieu Folk Festival are: The Round Mountain Girls (NSW), Crooked Road, Don Morrison.
Cead Mile Failte – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!!
Welcome to Fleurieu Folk Festival featuring the best of Celtic Music both local and interstate.
Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club (Scottish)
Bards Brew (Folk Rock)
Firinn (Scottish), Gallowglass (Celtic)
Platform 9 3/4 (Celtic)
SA Celtic Harp Orchestra (Celtic)
Shona Williams & Phil Lester (Celtic)
BLUES & BLUEGRASS
Allegra Dunning (10 year old from NSW with a dynamic voice)
Suedan (Blues, Roots, Folk)
The Grubby Urchins (VIC Jazz & Shanties),
Dustbowl Chic and Step in Time (Gypsy Jazz, Ukulele)
Paula Standing (Americana)
Ruby Moon (Americana Folk)
Montagne (Contemporary/Folk, UK Folk & Americana).
Back by popular demand!
The Royal High Jinx (VIC)
Khristian Mizzi –
People say that “Khristian Mizzi’s songs take them to a place they’d forgotten in themselves”.
Winner of the 2018, Judith Crossley Songwriters Award
Is a Barkindji Indigenous Woman and has been under the wings of National treasure Archie Roach doing backing vocals and guitar work for his wonderful songs and albums
Daniel J. Townsend
With Aboriginal and English Convict blood Daniel began writing Poetry and then moved on to Folk Music and dilettante historian and has been singing stories ever since
Their 3rd record Fibro Majestic is full of characters and tales of backyards and towns of Australia
Other genres – Session Experience (ACT – Lead Sessions), Brianna Page (Contemporary/ Pop), Akasha Starr (Acoustic Roots), The Ladybirds (Ukulele), Willunga Ukuleles, Willunga Primary School Students.
Dance – Morris: Adelaide Morris Men, Hedgemonkey Morris, Hot for Joe Border Morris, Lancashire Witches.
Dance – Other: French Louisiana Swamp Music Band (Cajun Dance), Hedgehog (Mediaeval Dance), Telenn Tri (Bush Dance)
Contact Us: email@example.com
Fleurieu Folk Festival Inc: PO Box 52 Seaford SA 5169
Solstice Singers (SA)
Sat 1st June
Hats Courthouse Auburn
Singing W/shop 4pm -6pm /
Concert @ 8pm
Solstice will also be running an afternoon singing w/shop where local people who enjoy singing can participate and learn two 4-part harmony items and later sing on stage at the evening Concert. If you love smooth songs and super-spicy harmonies, don’t miss Solstice Singers concert .
Tickets: Concert ONLY Pre-B $20.00 @door $22.00 + workshop $30.00
Online Bookings: www.eventbrite.com.au Or call 8849 2420
Cheese platters Coffee & Cake available on the night.
Renowned international Acapella teacher, singer and choir leader is back for more workshops
See details on Poster
Contact Quentin Ayers to book in
Annual big weekend of participatory concerts, sessions, workshops and awards
Frances is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located about 291 kilometres south-east of the state capital, Adelaide and about 40 kilometres north-east of the municipal seat of Naracoorte in the state’s Limestone Coast region and adjoining the border with the State of Victoria.
From his cruel execution in the Boer War, we look back on his life after arriving in Australia in 1883. Through the eyes of his lover, Nell, we follow him as a drover and prolific writer of poetry. Adapted from Graham Jenkin’s text and music of his oratorio, ‘A Note To Nell’, with additional music by Dave.
Thanks, Graham, for your insights & support. Thanks to friends & family for musical contributions to the bush setting performance in the welcoming Singing Gazebo. Tea & damper available.
Ring Dave 0413358618 for gazebo table bookings & info. Suggested donation $20.
Dave Clark & Kate Townsend
Singers, songwriters & musicians Dave Clark & wife Kate Townsend have performed in Ireland, America & Australia wide. Dave has represented Adelaide performing in sister city Penang whilst Kate has extensive experience as a theatre pianist & sound technician. Together they ran the live music venue Singing Gallery in McLaren Vale for 25 years hosting noteable musicians from interstate & world over. They retired from the Singing Gallery but from their beautiful enclosed garden gazebo beside the Onkaparinga River they present a small number of acoustic concerts on a donation basis. They play guitar, banjo, concertina, ukuleles, accordion, piano & harmonica. “When folk music is in your blood you can’t give it up.” In Fringe 2018 Dave’s 3 Irish concerts of “Luke Kelly & the Dubliners” sold out.
Join us in two gorgeous Adelaide venues for the third instalment: “Inspirational”, “Sensational!”, “Superb performance!”, “Amazing & enchanting”, “Goose bumps – a rich experience”.
Lumina Vocal Ensemble
“Singing outside the square” Musical Director: Anna Pope
Founded in 1999, Lumina specialises in discovering and performing music that is rarely heard. Ranging from Mediaeval gems to masterpieces of the Renaissance and later, Lumina has also established a niche nurturing Australian composers, including performing dozens of World Premieres.
Based in Adelaide, Lumina Vocal Ensemble has developed an international following via recordings and the internet. With five CDs and over 180 online tracks, Lumina is listened to by 100s of people a day and has over a million hits on YouTube – medieval music being especially popular.
Lumina aims to share wonderful music with the world, seeking out moments of magic, challenging listeners with new ideas, & giving both old & new composers a new voice.
Frankie Armstrong renowned singer, teacher, folkloricist and theatre worker presents a special concert of songs by Gertolt Brecht the German playwright and contributor to the cabaret tradition of Weimar Germany.
with Phillip Griffin renowned guitar and lute player
Variety Concert with
Eileen Darley Helen Bock
Catherine Fitzgerald & Pat Rix
Semaphore Guitar Band
Info Jane : 0439 181 404
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