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
Tickets from Try booking
Saltwater Taffy CD Launch – Long Time Travelling
Wakefield Hotel Dec 2 @ 2pm
What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play AND JOIN IN THE SINGING.
Saturday 25th August at the Goodwood Theatre opposite the Capri Cinema on Goodwood Road.
7.45 pm start
Tickets available from
Enquiries 0413 533118
A fun night with songs from the Musicals!
FLEURIEU FOLK FESTIVAL NEWSLETTER
Only three months to go before Fleurieu Folk Festival will be in full swing and offering a plethora of acts and musical genres to satisfy everyone’s taste buds! In order to secure a seat at the best possible price on offer, please take advantage of our ‘Special Offer’.
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We have already informed you of our headline act, Ami Williamson.
To refresh your memory here are a few interesting lines about Ami:
Ami has recorded an EP, a live show DVD and two albums, “Close to Home” and “One Woman Show – Ami Live”.
Born, Sydney Australia. Ami has toured Australia and abroad with her celebrated ONE WOMAN SHOW, performing at major venues and festivals. She has also toured nationally with her father, country music star John Williamson (True Blue).
Studied at The McDonald College of Performing Arts, ranking third in NSW for HSC Music. Awarded a Licentiate of Music in Singing (AMEB) and A+ for 8th grade Piano (AMEB).
Studied acting with Hayes Gordon at The Ensemble Theatre. Graduated with a Bachelor of Music from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, winning a scholarship in opera to further her studies in Germany with the world renowned Baritone Thomas Quastoff. Appearances include Opera Australia’s Turandot, Iolanthe (conducted by Richard Bonynge), Camina Burana and The State Opera of South Australia’s Sweeney Todd (Directed by Gale Edwards).
Winner of the Sydney Language Scholarship studying at The Goethe Institute in Berlin. Winner of the Mars Hill Songwriting competition.
Recorded for 2MBS-FM, ABC Classic FM and ABC Radio National as well as performing for TV and radio for such shows as Channel Nine’s A Current Affair, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Good Morning Australia, The Midday Show, Burkes Backyard, The Today Show, 9am, and Mornings with Kerri-Anne.
Studied ballet at the Vanborough school of Dance.
Studied jazz and tap dancing at the Johnny Young Talent school and later went on to join the Young Talent Time touring group.
More about other Headline artists appearing at this year’s Festival:
With songs like ‘Song and Dance Man’, ‘The One I Love’, ‘Saturday Dance’ and ‘I Wonder Who You’re Waiting For, Mike McClellan has earned an honoured place within the history of Australian music.
Mike’s early career spanned the 70’s and 80’s, and brought chart-topping songs and gold albums – plus his own national ABC TV series which he hosted for four years.
Then in 2011 Mike made a long-awaited return to performing and recording, and has since released 3 new albums, with his latest ‘No Intermission’ – all of which have only enhanced his reputation as one Australia’s finest singer-songwriters.
Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara
An esteemed tradition bearer in her native Scotland, Fiona Ross is flying the flag for the Scots song tradition in her adopted home of Australia. She brings knowledge, passion and commitment to her performance – her honest, evocative singing style and extensive repertoire showcasing the richness, depth and diversity of the tradition. “Fiona Ross – a very special Scots singer of great cultural importance” Pete Heywood, ‘The Living Tradition’, Scotland.
Fiona will feature her Theme Concert at Fleurieu: An exploration of the life and work of Jean Redpath through songs and narrative. Although Jean spent much of her life in America, she was a significant figure in the early days of the folk revival in Scotland. Through photographs, video and some unique live recordings, this presentation will be an opportunity to experience the magic of Jean Redpath. A “must hear” for anyone with an interest in singing or Scots song.
Chris Finnen & Band
One of South Australia’s gem stones of musicianship. Chris Finnen was born 24th December 1952 Sussex England and migrated to Australia in 1967. Radio, the popular music of the day and his father’s extensive record collection were his early musical influences. The raw honesty of the blues is the lifeblood coursing through Chris Finnen’s music.
2013 Inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame
2014 Inducted Adelaide Music Collective Hall of Fame
2014 Became patron of the South Australian Blues and Roots Association, which he accepted with Great Pride
2014 Performed with long-time friend Phil Manning at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival
Winner of the 2014 Derringers Music Blues Awards Outstanding Instrumentalist
A regular on the Australian club and pub circuit with a long list of festivals and workshops to his credit, come along to a Chris Finnen performance and catch the unexpected.
Adelaide Fringe Review from The Australian February 2013: “Chris Finnen is one of Australia’s most innovative guitarists. He took us down to the crossroads and off into space, from Delta Blues to Chicago, from Adelaide to Northern Australia via India and Africa.”
Chris Finnen shows how to be authentic and make it your own, a mature musician of some years, Chris still plays with the wonder and explorative sense of a child as he coaxes a range of sounds and tones from his guitars. Final word ELECTRIFYING.
Siobhan Owen (born 4 October 1993) is a soprano and harpist from Adelaide SA. Owen regularly performs at Festivals, concerts and recitals around Australia and further abroad. She favours classical and Celtic/folk songs, but also sings jazz on occasion.
Siobhan was born on 4 October 1993 in North Wales and lived in the small Anglesey village of Llanfair¬pwllgwyngyll¬gogery¬chwyrn¬drobwll¬llan¬tysilio-gogo¬goch before moving to Australia with her family in November 1995. At a young age, she was encouraged to join the Adelaide Girls’ Choir (now Young Adelaide Voices) and the St Aloysius College school choir, where she became a regular soloist.
She began her classical voice training at age nine, and entered her first Eisteddfod around this time winning an Honourable Mention in the nine to thirteen age group. It wasn’t long before Siobhan started winning Eisteddfods, most notably the Classical Voice sections.
Siobhan’s first solo performance on stage came just after her 10th birthday, in 2003, when she sang in a Riverdance Style show called “Shades of Green”, organized by the Adelaide Irish Dancing Association, which toured South Australian theatres. When she was 12, Siobhan gave her first major solo performance, singing a traditional Irish song at the Adelaide Festival Theatre to an audience of 2,500. The same year, she received a Music Scholarship from St Aloysius College and a Choral Scholarship from St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral Choir where she remained a soloist and chorister for over three years.
In August 2007, aged 13, Siobhan gave her first solo concert for Recitals Australia. She continues to perform for Recitals Australia every year.
Siobhan has played at many Festivals:
• Woodford Folk Festival – Woodford, Queensland
• National Folk Festival (Australia) – Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
• National Celtic Festival – Portarlington, Victoria
• Australian Celtic Festival – Glen Innes, New South Wales
• Cygnet Folk Festival – Cygnet, Tasmania
• Tamar Valley Folk Festival – Tamar Valley, Tasmania
• Celtica Festival – Port Adelaide, South Australia
• Kapunda Celtic Festival – Kapunda, South Australia
• Fleurieu Folk Festival – Willunga, South Australia
• Festival Interceltique de Lorient – Lorient, Brittany, France
• Triskell Folk Festival – Trieste, Italy
• Demat! Kansai Celtic Music Festival – Osaka, Japan
There are over 50 other acts performing at this year’s Festival. Festival goers can be assured they will be entertained by Performers who are the cream of the crop!
Fundraising is an important part of our Festival year.
Please write the following dates in your diary and join in the fun!
1. Friday 17th August
Trivia Night – Fitzroy Community Club Swan Ct. Renown Pk. Time: 7.30 for 8pm start. Price: $10 pp. Tables of 8
Bar facilities, BYO Supper. Lots of prizes to be won, including day passes to the Festival.
Contact: 0417 985 657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Friday 21st September
Quiz Night Theme: School Dayz – wear your neatest school uniform!
Time: 7.30 for 8pm start. Price $10 pp. tables of 8.
Bar facilities. Lots of prizes to be won, including day passes to the Festival.
Contact: 0417 985 657 or email@example.com
3. Sunday 14th October
Fashion Parade: Fashion through the ages.
See Vintage fashions and accessories from 1910 to 1980’s. See a dress that would have been worn on Titanic, wedding dresses through the ages, men’s suits, the rainbow 60’s, ABBA inspired outfits etc.
Time: 1pm to 4pm. Price: $8 pp includes afternoon refreshments.
Supported: by City of Onkaparinga Council Every Generation Grant – ‘Celebrating Positive Ageing’.
Contact: 0417 985 657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HANDS UP! IF YOU ARE A VOLUNTEER!
Application Forms for the 2018 Festival are now available on our website www.fleurieufolkfestival.com.au
Volunteering is always a very rewarding experience and our volunteers are looked after extremely well by our Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Davey Rankin.
Sponsorship plays an integral part in enabling the Festival Committee to choose the best possible acts for Fleurieu Folk Festival. If you are a business organization and would like to be part of our Festival, various grades of sponsorship are available. You could also boost your business prospects by taking out an advertisement in our Festival Souvenir Program. email@example.com
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN IN THE FESTIVAL – be a part of the Festival, bring your own instrument/s to play in an Open Mic or Session, bring your poetry and read it at the Poet’s Round Robin and bring your dancing shoes to join in the dancing.
KIDS – join the KidZ Kaboodle workshops and entertainment in the Children’s Marquee. There will be fun, games and entertainment all day Saturday and Sunday.
I’m looking forward to catching up with you at Fleurieu Folk Festival 2018,
or at one of our fundraising events!
Fleurieu Folk Festival
0404 387 963
Things may be freezing cold outside,but it will be a hot ol’ time inside The Olive Branch Cafe on Sunday 1 July from 5.15pm to about 8.45pm.
The old reprobate, Bob Molloy, returns to host this spiffingly sumptious, superdooper and special event which includes some of the club’s best loved performers and a CD Launch, (yes you read that right folks).
Bob always brags that each Club Acoustica will be bigger than Ben Hur, and this night will be no different so, Book your tables Ladies and Gemmun, come early and be prepared to stay the night for this extravagantly entertaining, energizing and extraordinary event.
5.30pm to 6.00pm – Tony Barber (30 minutes)
6.10pm to 6.40pm – Ruby Moon (30 minutes)
6.50pm to 7.30pm – Adrienne and Peter etal (40 minutes – CD Launch)
7.35pm to 8.05pm – Elroy Jones (30 minutes)
8.10pm to 8.40pm – SumX8 (30 minutes)
Food and Bevvies by Nicole and the Kool Kitchen Kats
Sound by the sonically astute Kyffin Williams
and of course featuring you-all, The Best Little Acoustic Music Audience in the Adelaide Hills (if not the Universe!)
Come and listen to bands and performers who have shared their talents with us for 30 years. Bar facilities and food available.
Pay at the door. Sorry, no EFTPOS