Bartley’s Folly

SATURDAY 6:00PM Briley Baldwin (fiddle and vocals), Christian Rizzalli (bouzouki, banjo and vocals) and Sam Krauser (guitar and vocals) make up Bartley’s Folly. These young musicians are engaged in folk music as a potent form of storytelling with songs drawing upon a wide range of Irish and English traditional sources, along with the rich body […]

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Clara Durbidge

SATURDAY 7:00PM Clara is a good ol’ fashion spirit catcher. Songs that come through her, dance her all over the stage, twist her vocals in high pitches and leave her shiverin’ in their wake. Songs are alive and don’t she know it. Clara delights in storytelling and draws from her raw folky roots and love […]

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The Mailbox Crew

SATURDAY 8:00PM Formed in early 2016, The Mailbox Crew originated as a five-piece dedicated to playing slow, depressing love songs… That is, until one day they came to the most intellectual of conclusions: Music should be fun. Fast forward to the present day and everything about this band screams lighthearted, playful energy. Unafraid to get […]

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We Suffer For Our Art

SATURDAY 1:00PM We Suffer For Our Art played at the Neurum Creek festival in 2017 and their wonderful performance took the audience and the band by surprise as their rehearsals up to this point had been shambolic, fun and with just glimpses of the possible. As true professionals they pulled it together on the night […]

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The Barleyshakes

SATURDAY 9:00PM That the Barleyshakes manage to be at the forefront of traditional Irish music in Australia while breathing it new life is remarkable. Intense energy, beautiful harmony, and irresistible dance rhythms are what make them tick. Members contributed to the Lord of the Rings award winning soundtrack, they also won the Queensland Music Award […]

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Open Season

SATURDAY 10:00PM 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 […]

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Crossing the Ditch

SATURDAY 2:00PM Wayne Tritton (Aus) and Rob Joass (NZ) met some 35 years ago when their respective bands wound up on the same bill one fateful night. Beers were drunk, songs played and friendships forged. Rob has lived in New Zealand for the last 30 years, but he and Wayne have continued to play together […]

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Hailey Calvert

SATURDAY 3:00PM Owning a powerful blues tone that’s never the voice people think will come out of her gives Hailey Calvert the element of surprise. Her charismatic performances and honest writing style has earned Brisbane’s Hailey Calvert many fans as well as turning her into a festival favourite. Winner of the blues category in the […]

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Tin Star

SUNDAY 1:00PM 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 […]

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The Red Hill Boys

SATURDAY 4:00PM The Red Hill Boys are a group of performers from Red Hill Folk Club who got together to perform songs that are fun to sing and great to sing along to. If you like full-bodied singing, driving rhythms, beautiful harmonies and great stories, then you’ll love the Red Hill Boys. Their repertoire includes […]

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Locked On

SATURDAY 5:00PM Born out of a love for folk rock tunes, tireless energy for an afternoon music session and joy in the recognition of a kindred music spirit, Don Jarmey and Lachlan Baldwin are Locked On. Expect acoustic energy, laughter and mayhem and songs and tunes that will lift the tent as these two friends […]

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The Slimy Brothers

SATURDAY 10:00AM The Slimy Brothers sing humourous, laconic songs about Australian life. They have performed, over the years, in several local folk clubs and festivals, including Dorrigo in NSW. They have a strong following amongst the most intelligent and discerning folk audiences. Sometimes they are invited back to perform, well they were once anyway ! […]

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Ramblin’ Ash

SUNDAY 2:00PM You might find Ramblin’ Ash Constance pickin’ old country songs for grey nomads at a free camp in rural Victoria, or playing at a crowded blues bar in Brisbane city – wherever and whenever she turns up, there is always a story to be told and a tune to be sung. With a […]

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Penny Davies & Roger Ilott

SATURDAY 11:00AM Penny and Roger have been writing, recording and playing concerts together since 1983, they have made more than 20 albums of mostly Australian material. With two voices, guitar and mandolin or second guitar, they weave a harmonious tapestry combining the hues of the land and the textures of its people, with vibrant splashes […]

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Jevan Cole

SATURDAY 12:00PM Cole, who spent most of his musical journey playing alongside regular collaborators Seamus Kirkpatrick and Jan Van Dijk as well as founding seminal weird-folk outfit,’One Straw’, performs a rare solo set of instrumental pieces for fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Playfully intricate arrangements of traditional dance tunes from Britain, Ireland and France with the odd […]

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Bohemian Rogue

SUNDAY 3:00PM You take Clive, an augmenting rhythm guitarist and award winning singer songwriter add Giovanna a funky, punky, country harmonica playing bass player, Chuck in Gary a man of lightening licks on Mandolin and Banjo, playing foot stomping beats and you find yourself listening to Bohemian Rogue. A non conforming bunch of artistic musicians, […]

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Blue Harmony

FRIDAY 6:00 PM Blue Harmony are a Brisbane based blue grass duo who combine vocals, banjo and guitar to create a lively, traditional bluegrass sound. Featuring Kay Armstrong on banjo and Roger Brand on guitar, their sweet vocal harmonies, combined with deft banjo rolls and skillful guitar licks appeal to a wide range of audiences. […]

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Jodi Martin

FRIDAY 7:00PM Out of Ceduna’s coastal desert region, travelling singer-songwriter Jodi Martin’s dedication to the road has earned her a loyal following, both in Australia and beyond. Drawing on folk, country and blues influences, Jodi Martin in concert promises an unforgettable experience – you will be grateful for the tears in your eyes and the […]

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Martin Pearson

FRIDAY 8:00PM & SUNDAY 10:00AM Martin is renowned as not only a marvellous satirist but also as a wonderful poet, musician, singer and author. A strange mix of serious song, comedic parody and cabernet merlot. Not quite young enough to be up-and-coming and not quite old enough to be a legend, he will continue to […]

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Sadie and Jay

FRIDAY 9:00PM Sadie & Jay perform beautifully crafted, modern folk songs coupled with exceptional vocals, intricate finger style guitar, bouzouki and double bass. Many of their songs have been award winners in National and International song competitions and in recent years they’ve had great success touring New Zealand and UK. Sadie & Jay are excited […]

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Mangrove jack

FRIDAY 10:00PM A fatal heart attack, a resuscitation, cancer, surgery that severely disabled a right hand, a non-fatal heart attack, a broken elbow and a shattered wrist. And that’s just since Mangrove Jack last appeared at Neurum Creek Festival! They can’t wait to throw some Celtic/Contemporary Folk mayhem at you, to prove that after all […]

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The Folk Choir

SUNDAY 11:00AM The Folk Choir is having it’s seventh birthday this September, and we’ll all be celebrating when they share their harmonies and joy of singing at Neurum Creek. Their repertoire stretches from the ancient ballads to contemporary songwriters, and this non-audition choir has become a close-knit and supportive creative community. Songs full of stories, […]

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Anna & Jordan

SUNDAY 12:00PM Triple j Unearthed duo Anna & Jordan are the epitome of original folk. Their gentle acoustic sounds paired with their incredibly well written songs and unique talent for technical music resulted in a performance that was truly hypnotising. With Jordan on guitar and Anna opting for the more classical violin, the ultra talented […]

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