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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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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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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The Ragtone Ramblers

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. […]

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Asleep At The Reel

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 […]

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Cloudstreet

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 […]

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33 1/3

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 […]

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Sarah Calderwood

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 […]

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The Bessies

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.

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Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge

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 […]

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Avalon Swing

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 […]

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John Kane

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 […]

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Gone Molly

The songs of Gone Molly bring to life colourful characters and tales from the rich cultural tapestry that is Anglo-Celtic folk. With their debut album nominated for 6 Australian Celtic Music award categories, this gorgeous act is not to be missed!  

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The View From Madeleine’s Couch

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 […]

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Jodi Murtha

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 […]

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Old Semeil

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 […]

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AlfanAnt

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 […]

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Thrillbilly Stomp

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, […]

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Anne Infante

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 […]

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