The Fleurieu Folk Festival Announces Winter Warmup Mini-Festival

Eric Bogle
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While we wait patiently for the return of the Fleurieu Folk Festival in October South, Australian folk fans can rejoice with the announcement of the Fleurieu Folk Festival Winter Warm Up on the 28th May.

The mini-festival will take place at the Port Noarlunga Bowling Club in Port Noarlunga, south of Adelaide and promises a day of folky goodness from some of South Australia’s top artists.

Headlining the Winter Warmup will be folk music legend Eric Bogle who has called South Australia home for much of his life in Australia. Joining Bogle will be a lineup of amazing South Australian artists including Soursob Bob, Astráil, Courtney Robb, Gillian Murray, The Cajun Band, Hut and many more.

The Winter Warmup is the Fleurieu Folk Festival’s major annual fundraising event so get along to support some amazing local music. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

The Feelgood Folk Festival Announces Lineup for This Weekend

The Brouhaha
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If you find yourself in Adelaide this weekend then you’re in for an absolute treat. Artist services label Feelgood Folk, in conjunction with Renewal SA, The Port Adelaide Enfield Council and Our Port, have put together an amazing all female lineup for this year’s Feelgood Folk Festival which will be held in The Backyard in Port Adelaide this Saturday 17th January.

The Feelgood Folk Festival will feature music from the likes of Heather Frahn, Kelly Menhennett, Emily Davis (Duo), Courtney Robb, The Brouhaha (above) and Adie Haines (Duo). The event will also feature a blackboard open mic stage along with a bunch of other musical and cultural delights.

For more information on the Feelgood Folk Festival check out the official Facebook event here.

The Fleurieu Folk Festival Announces 2014 Artists

The Little Stevies
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South Australia’s premiere folk festival, the Fleurieu Folk Festival, has just announced artists for its 2014. Held in Willunga, south of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Folk Festival will this year take place from the 24th to 26th October.

The headliners for this years festival includes Keith Potger of The Seekers, Melbourne sister duo The Little Stevies (above) and Sydney fiddler Marcus Holden (Fiddlers Feast). Joining them will be a bunch of national and South Australian artists including Wheeze & Suck Band, Women in Docs, Warren Fahey, The Weeping Willows, Nigel Wearne, Kaurna Cronin, Chris Finnen, Courtney Robb and many more.

“The interest we receive from interstate musicians wishing to play at the Fleurieu Folk Festival continues to grow every year,” festival organiser Pete Thornton explained. “The festival is recognized nationally as one of the most family-friendly and accessible festivals on the live music calendar. Audiences of all ages love it and performers love to play in it.”

For more information on the Fleurieu Folk Festival, including how to get your hands on earlybird tickets, check out the official web site here. The full list of artists is below:

The Little Stevies, Keith Potger, Wheeze & Suck Band, Women in Docs, Warren Fahey, Marcus Holden, Christine Wheeler & Friends, The Old Empire Band, The Littlest Fox, Grimick, The Weeping Willows, Nigel Wearne, The Lazy Farmer’s Sons, Anna Armstrong & Jordan Farrell, Slim Dime & the Prairie Kings, Bart Thrupp, Louisa Wise, Chris FinnenHalfway to Forth, Junior, Astro Cobalt, Goldstein, Courtney Robb, Maggie Rutjens, Serendipity, Siobhan Owen, The Hushes, Kaurna Cronin, Kevin McCarthy

The Fleurieu Folk Festival Announces Folkathon Fundraiser

Folkathon
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South Australia’s premiere folk event, The Fleurieu Folk Festival, will be holding their annual Folkathon fundraiser event this weekend and it’s going to be bigger than ever.

Held at the Port Noarlunga Bowling Club in Adelaide this Sunday 1st June, Folkathon will feature some of the state’s finest folk performers including AP D’Antionio, Cal Williams Jr, Chris Finnen, Courtney Robb, Emlyn & Jodie O’Regan, Halfway to Forth, Ragged But Right, Saltwater Taffy, Serendipity and Spiral Dance.

Folkathon is just $25 on the door ($20 for concession) with all proceeds going towards the 2014 Fleurieu Folk Festival which will take place this October. For more information on the day check out the official Facebook event here.

The Preloved Folk Project To Launch Album This Friday and Sunday

Preloved Folk
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This Friday and Sunday will see the launch of a very interesting and exciting project for the Adelaide folk scene. The Preloved Folk Project sees ten of Adelaide’s finest folk musicians hand over one of their most treasured songs to one another to be reworked, re-created and re-recorded as their own – the way it should be in the folk tradition.

Preloved Folk features the likes of Cal Williams Jr, Emily Davis, The Yearlings, Courtney Robb, Anthony D’Antonio, Kelly Menhennett, Andy & Marta, Simon Peter, Mary Webb and The Timbers and has been funded thanks to a Pozible campaign (that hit it’s goal long before we were even aware of it).

The album will be launched over two dates, Friday the 2nd and Sunday 4th November at The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide. For more information on how to get your hands on tickets for the launch or even how to get your hands on one of the albums check out the official Facebook page here.

Adelaide Music Project Preloved Folk

The Yearlings
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Adelaide has one of the most exciting, vibrant folk and acoustic scenes in Australia, a fact that is quite often overlooked by those in the Eastern states. At Timber and Steel we do our best to introduce these artists to the rest of the country and we’re constantly amazed by just how much amazing stuff we uncover.

So we thought we’d share this with you: A group of Adelaide folk artists are coming together under the project name Preloved Folk to record an album of covers of each others songs that will showcase them to the rest of Australia and maybe even the world. Some of the artists involved in the project will be familiar to Timber and Steel readers while others are just waiting to be discovered: Cal Williams Jr, Emily Davis, The Yearlings (above), Courtney Robb, Anthony D’Antonio, Kelly Menhennett, Andy & Marta, Simon Peter, Mary Webb and The Timbers.

To fund the project Preloved Folk have set up a crowdfunding page through Pozible. If you want to support quality South Australian folk music we recommend getting yourself over there and throwing Preloved Folk a couple of bucks. And while you’re doing that check out the introductory video to the project below.

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