After almost 40 years of writing playing recording and singing together Penny Davies & Roger Ilott create the kind of seamless musical persona as a duo that only a long and loving musical relationship can. Their evocative versions of Queensland poet Bill Scott’s songs are classics of the genre.
Welcome to the Neurum Creek Music Festival
If you’ve never been to the festival before, prepare yourself for a rollicking good time! There really is something for everyone!
The festival runs over the weekend of Friday the 14th, Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of September.
Here’s your lineup for the 2018 Festival
Boot stompin’ hootin’ and hollerin’ old-fashioned fun. Open Season is a mix of traditional and modern country paired best with a spilled beer. We’re the boys your mama warned you about. “Open season might be a 25 hour flight from country music’s Tennessee heartland, but they certainly don’t sound it. Marrying traditional folk and modern […]
North Queensland’s favourite Celtic band, 33 1/3 delight audiences with a rousing performance of both traditional and contemporary songs and tunes. Based in Townsville, 33 1/3 are famous for their driving tempo, energising crowds to dance at folk festivals throughout North Queensland and now coming to you at the Neurum Creek Festival!. They’re especially popular […]
Asleep at the Reel take Celtic music from its roots in the peat-smoked pubs of Ireland and Scotland, from the kitchen, the hearth, the veranda and the shearing shed all the way to the stage. There they throw in a little backbeat just for the fun of it. They join the dots between Celtic music […]
An exciting new musical collaboration sees three time ARIA Award nominated folk and country songwriter Danny Widdicombe join forces with experimental modern jazz trio Trichotomy. These joined forces are an invigorating new direction for everybody involved. The genres ‘jazz folk’ or ‘jazz country’ aren’t exactly heard every day, making this collaboration a special treat for […]
After their highly acclaimed performance at Brisbane’s BUG in 2017, Sue Wighton and the Margaritas are delighted to regroup for the festival for their much awaited second gig. Like their namesake these gals are a little bit sweet, a little bit sour and highly intoxicating. Some say they’re best taken in small doses.Sue Wighton is […]
Vibrant acoustic swing, with a touch of French café! Take the cobblestoned side street off Rue de l’Église. Follow the elegant wrought iron lamps to the corner. Find the sidewalk café huddled beneath a striped canopy. Tiny clusters of tables and chairs hum to the rhythm of hushed conversation and percussive guitar. Feet swing and […]
Celebrating 20 years as one of Australia’s most acclaimed and respected Brazilian music ensembles, Madcouch continues to delight audiences with their beautiful mix of original songs inspired by the rhythms and harmonies of Brazil, blended seamlessly with with the eclectic repertoire of bossa nova and samba that the band has performed at festivals and venues […]
A member of the internationally successful 1960s-70s Brisbane band New World (originally New World Trio) with hits such as Try To Remember, Tom-Tom Turnaround and Sister Jane, John later pursued an academic career and is now Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. A few years ago John rekindled his […]
Old Semeil is an acoustic, musical project, a place for poetry to become song, for stories to sing. Absorbing the music and story telling from his home in the Scottish Highlands, Gavin has travelled throughout Europe, Southern Africa, India and Asia, once even, laying a pick on Django Reinhardts grave. Sophie Ellis is a classically […]
Cigány Weaver is one of Brisbane’s most exciting gypsy-jazz ensembles, with a dedicated and passionate following around Australia. Their sound is reminiscent of jazz Manouche, traditional swing and Romani music, interwoven with contemporary material from artists like Bjork, and the band’s reinterpretations of classics from popular culture. The band has performed at major festivals including […]
Anne is a gifted singer/songwriter. Here songs are heartfelt, lyrical, sometimes philosophical … or ‘whimsical and down-right silly’. Her wide repertoire encompasses traditional folk songs and ballads; calypso, gospel, contemporary and originals. She has performed at festivals throughout Australia and co-hosts the Sunday morning Gospel Sessions at Neurum Creek Acoustic Music Festival. Anne also runs […]
Caroline Hammond is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of insight, honesty & earthiness. Artful, lyrical and profoundly evocative, Caroline draws inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres, from blues to gospel, reggae, African ‘hi-life’ and coffee house folk. With acoustic guitar, ukulele & resonant voice as her vehicles & together with Angela Toohey on seamless […]
When thinking of the quinessential Aus-folk-roots sound, it is hard to go past the good, honest story-telling fun that Alfanant bring to every show they play. Two experienced songwriter-musicians backed by their own musical careers, Alfanant remind us all why we picked up guitars and started jamming with mates in the first place. Melissa Obrien […]
Sarah Calderwood is a multi award-nominated singer songwriter who writes about love, loss, not fitting in, vanilla cities, chocolate crushes, redemption, salvation, heartache, heartbreak, happiness and Anne Boleyn. As lead singer of renowned Celtic and Americana bands Súnas and RedCrow, she has toured extensively in Australia and overseas, played at most folk and roots festivals […]
Tim Palmer & Julie Witney Let’s head down fingerpicking guitar lane with some great old ragtime, country swing, and jazz songs! We go from Jimmie Rodgers to Leon Russell, as Tim and Julie pick and sing their way through these great old songs. Tim’s guitar solos are so fine, honed over years of playing electric […]
Noel & Alex are an engaging duo who perform with a heartfelt passion that resonates with audiences of all ages. Noel’s finely crafted and Award Winning songs come to life when sung by his and Alex’s beautifully harmonising voices, and sensitive acoustic and bass guitars. They have performed at festivals all across Australia as well […]
Playing in the pocket where country and jazz unashamedly mingle and reminiscent of the jive of yah great grandpappy’s best 78s, The Ragtone Ramblers guarantee to get your legs kicking and your wingtips wiggling. Juggling a range of vintage electric and acoustic instruments, the ragtones serve up a lively brew of western swing, hillbilly and early jazz. […]
Jodi Murtha has a colourful repertoire that plays like an easy listening soundtrack to a long road trip. With a voice that has been described as “rich, pure and strong”, Jodi creates a fusion of alluring vocals and rhythmic acoustic guitar with flavours of folk, country, jazz and retro pop. With decades of experience performing […]
After 20 years fronting one of Australia’s most iconic folk rock bands, Rough Red, John has a wealth of stories and songs on a dozen albums about people and places from all the far flung corners of Europe and Great Britain. A renowned raconteur and award winning writer the stories resonate with all the colour, […]
The Bessies – named after Dave’s dog – are a ridiculously appealing, high energy band whose aim is to play as many instruments as possible (especially ones they’ve never played before) while attempting to keep it simple. Their superb harmonies are beautifully woven through their eclectic repertoire of originals and obscure covers.
The Goodwills (Bob and Laurel Wilson) – a couple and musical partnership for over three decades – now offer even more Goodwill, with the addition of Helen Rowe – well-known Brisbane singer and fiddler with a genuine folk pedigree. The trio focuses on Bob’s original Aussie-flavoured story songs – some light, some dark, but always […]
Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet’s exciting performances […]
Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts embrace their inner girl power with quirky songs, big personalities and sweet harmonies. They easily slide across musical genres from folk to country to jazz, rock and blues swapping instruments between them as they go. Brought together by their mutual IAS (Instrument Acquisition Syndrome), the Tarts share quite a […]
Tin Star are steeped in the folk traditions of sixties America – back to the coffee house scene of Greenwich Village and Laurel Canyon – think Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell. They have a talent for distilling folk, country and rock into their own signature brand of earthy roots music bolstered by sweet harmonies […]
Being accordion and guitar based they have been greatly influenced by music in which these instruments are prominent such as Celtic, Cajun, Zydeco and Bluegrass. That said – they are in no way purests in these styles but rather use these styles to inform and inspire us to create a sound that is unique, infectious, […]
The creative combination of a deeply traditional folk musician with a jazz, blues and roots singer gives Sadie and Jay an intimate and enchanting sound with exceptional vocals and intricate finger style guitar, bouzouki and double bass. 2018 highlights include their second UK Tour in May where they performed at Folk Clubs from Wales to […]