Thank Folk It’s Friday – 9th October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival kicks off this week with a lineup that includes Andrew Clermont, The BordererS, Broads, The Button Collective, Chaika, Danny Spooner, Edema Ruh, Elwood Myre, Mal Webb, Nigel Wearne, Sparrow Folk, Totally Gourdgeous, and many more. Details here

– Brisbane singer-songwriter Michael David Thomas kicked off his tour this week to launch his debut EP. Details here

– We premiered the new video from Ade Vincent (The Tiger and Me), “My Chamber Door”. Details here

– Canadian trad trio The East Pointers have announced their full Australian festival dates for 2016. Details here

Passenger released three new videos – “Restless Wind”, “Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “Fools Gold”. Details here

Dawes released their cameo heavy video “All Your Favorite Bands”. Details here

Phia released an awesome version of Radiohead’s “15 Step”. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Dan Parsons announced a new album and tour. Details here

Father John Misty released his new video “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment”. Details here

– We got the first taste of the new Americana project from Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace, Applewood Road. Details here

– The Davidson Brothers have a bunch of festival dates coming up over the Spring. Details here

The National Folk Festival announced their first six artists – The East Pointers, Jacinta Price, The Company, The Mae Trio, Andrew Winton and Mànran. Details here

Releases This Week

Boy and Bear
Limit of LoveBoy & Bear
iTunes

Little May
For The CompanyLittle May
iTunes

Florasongs
FlorasongsThe Decemberists
iTunes

East Pointers
Secret VictoryThe East Pointers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Colm

Colm Mac Con Iomaire returns to Australia for a couple of shows at the Melbourne Festival. The Frames’ resident fiddle player combines traditional contemporary Irish music in his solo work to create something unique.

Friday 16th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Anna Cordell w/ William Crighton, Sarah Belkner, The Jam Jar
Thursday 15th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

April Maze
Friday 16th October – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW

Arbori
Thursday 15th October – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Friday 9th October – Entrance Leagues, Bateau Bay, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Gearins Hotel, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 16th October – Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Bill Chambers and Bill Jackson
Sunday 11th October – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Brad Butcher
Saturday 10th October – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Friday 16th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC

Dustin Tebbutt w/ Jesse Davidson, Caitlin Park
Saturday 10th October – The Rosemount, Perth, WA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 9th October – Tumbarumba Hall, Tumbarumba, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Guerie Community Hall, Guerie, NSW
Friday 16th October – Pleasant Hills Hall, Pleasant Hills, NSW

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Kinglake, VIC

Folk Alliance Conference
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October – Urban Camp, Melbourne, VIC

Joan Baez
Monday 12th October – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA

John Flanagan and Liz Frencham
Friday 9th October – Tradewinds Folk, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Taste Canowindra, Canowindra, NSW
Friday 16th October – Live at the Wharf, Gnomon Pavilion, Ulverstone, TAS

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Katie Noonan
Thursday 15th October – Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC
Friday 16th October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Key To The Highway w/ Bree De Rome, Maia Jelavic
Friday 9th October – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Friday 9th to Saturday 17th October – Cruisin Country, ex-Sydney, NSW

Laura Marling
Friday 16th October – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Lior
Friday 9th October – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th October – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Loren Kate
Saturday 10th October – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Wednesday 14th October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Michael David Thomas
Saturday 10th October – Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, Bundaberg, QLD
Thursday 15th October – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Nanga Music Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October – Dwellingup, WA

Northern Beaches Music Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October – Collaroy Beach, NSW

Patrick James
Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA

Sam Brittain
Friday 9th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Sam Outlaw with Jonny Fritz, Shelly Colvin & Friends
Friday 16th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

The BordererS
Friday 9th to Saturday 17 October – Cruisin’ Country Cruise, Sydney to Vanuatu

The Paper Kites
Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA

The Snowdroppers
Friday 9th October – The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 10th October – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

The Timbers
Friday 9th October – Mount Gambier Hotel, Mount Gambier SA
Saturday 10th October – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th October – Newport Bowls Club, Newport, VIC

The Waifs
Wednesday 14th October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th October – Nambour Civic Centre, Nambour, QLD

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Wingham, NSW

Winterbourne
Friday 9th October – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th Octpber – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Sunday 11th October – Lorne Hotel, Lorne, VIC
Wednesday 14th October – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“As I Roved Out” – Andy Irvine

Full Lineup for the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

Chaika
Image Courtesy of Chaika

The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival is just under two weeks away and if you haven’t seen the lineup yet you’re in for a treat.

Boasting a bunch of Timber and Steel favourites, the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival takes place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October in Australia’s most beautiful valley.

This year’s festival is set to feature 19-Twenty, Andrew Clermont, Berry Silver Band, Black Joak Morris, The BordererS, Broads, Bush Music Club Inc, The Button Collective, Cantares, Carl Pannuzzo, Chaika (above), Chloë & Jason Roweth, Circus Wow, Colin Towns, Cool Mountain Duo, Daniel Lucas, Danny Spooner, Dorothy Schunmann, Ecopella, Edema Ruh, Elwood Myre, Fatchuwawa, FolkLines, Fresh Off the Boat, Glover & Sorrensen, Good Girl, Grace Barr, Grapevine Jane, Gregory North, Halfway to Forth, The Hollands, Horse & Wood, InspeKtor gadje, Jim & Ingrid Rehle-Williams, John Bennett & David Hyams, Kangaleles, Ken Gates, Kenny Bartley (Super Kenny), Kiki and Pascal, Mal Webb, Martin Fairweather, Martin Howells, Maypole with Molly, Men With Day Jobs, Miss Eileen & King Lear, Naomi Doherty, Nick Rheinberger, Nigel Wearne, No Such Thing, Old Married Couple, The Pacitti’s, Pamela Wilson, Pastrami on Ryebuck, Paul Carr, Penelope Swales, Pete Wild Trio, Rose & Shamrock Ceili Band, Ruido, Set In Their Ways, The Shining Wits, Sidetalk, Solidarity Choir, Sparrow Folk, the STRUMpets, Totally Gourdgeous, Trilogy, Wild Honey, The Winnetts, Women in Docs and more.

For more information on the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, including how to get your hands on tickets, check out the official site here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 25th July

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The new video from Emily Barker’s side-project Vena Portae, “Summer Kills”, was released. Details here

– Sydney artist Hazzy Bee has released the gorgeous new single “Flyscreen”. Details here

Tiny Ruins released the new Neil Finn directed video for the track “Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens”. Details here

– Sydney monthly folk night The Folk Informal has announced it’s August lineup including Dan and Amy, Big Smoke, Katie Wighton and Sweet Jean. Details here

– Gold Coast cowgirl Bree De Rome will be launching her new single “Easy to Forget” with shows in Queensland and New South Wales. Details here

Luke Morris will be performing at Splendour today and then is heading off on an East Coast tour. Details here

– Ex-Swell Season singer-songwriter Marketa Irglova has announced plans for her second solo album Muna. Details here

– Dublin born, Australian raised, NYC based roots singer-songwriter Vincent Cross will kick off his first Australian tour in Canberra tonight. Details here

– Folktronica artist Caitlin Park revealed her new video “Wake Up In A Wirr”. Details here

– This Sunday in Sydney there’s a very special Pete Seeger tribute concert featuring Bob & Margaret Fagan, Mary-Jane Field, Peter Hicks, The Lurkers, Christina Mimmocchi, Maurie Mulheron, Margaret Walters and Chris Wheeler. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Steven James Adams has announced a new album, House Music, that features collaborations with Dan Mangan, Emily Barker, John Smith, Justin Young (The Vaccines, Jay Jay Pistolet), Martin Green (Lau) and Inge Thomson. Details here

Ashleigh Mannix & Justin Carter have a brand new duo project and have released their first track “Heartbreak”. Details here

– Perth singer-songwriter Joel Barker released his new single “City”. Details here

– Sydney folk punks The Bottlers are giving away two of their demos, “Blacktown” and “Golden Boys”, for free. Details here

– We premiered the brand new video from Tom West and he’s about to head out on tour. Details here

– And we also premiered the brand new video from Ollie Brown, “Oak Hill”, ahead of the release of his new EP Weatherboard House. Details here

Conor Oberst released the beautiful new video for his track “You Are My Mother’s Child”. Details here

– Brisbane based bluegrass trio The Company have announced details of their new album Trouble. Details here

– The Kangaroo Valley has confirmed its first round of artists for 2014 including Fred Smith, Enda Kenny Band, Martin Pearson, Bajaly Suso from Gambia, The BordererS, Liz Frencham, Nick Rheinberger, Glenn Cardier & Christian Marsh, The Wheeze and Suck Band, Michael Waugh, Paul Greene and the Other Colours, Sparrow Folk, Penny Larkins and Carl Pannuzzo, Salvation Jane, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel, Danny Spooner and Crystal Barreca

Releases This Week

Aldous Harding
Aldous HardingAldous Harding
Spunk Store

Oxford and Co
Oxford & CoOxford & Co
Noisetrade

Timber and Steel Presents

Husky

Husky

Friday 25th July – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 31st July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Nick Mulvey

Nick Mulvey

While you’ll be able to catch Nick Mulvey at Splendour in the Grass or supporting Ben Howard this week, the show in Melbourne on Tuesday is his only Australian headline show. Presented by the folks behind Communion Melbourne this is guaranteed to be a fine performance from an artist that is on the brink of big things.

Tuesday 29th July – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Ben Howard
Friday 25th July – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Wednesday 30th July – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 25th July – Brolga Theatre & Convention Centre, Maryborough, QLD
Saturday 26th July – Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, Gladstone, QLD
Sunday 27th July – Capella Cultural Centre, Capella, QLD

Caitlin Park
Friday 1st August – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Clare Bowditch with Adalita
Friday 25th July – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers with Ruby Boots
Friday 25th July – Weethalle Hall, Weethalle, NSW
Saturday 26th July – Grong Grong Hall, Grong Grong, NSW
Thursday 31st July – House Concert, Bunbury, WA

First Aid Kit
Tuesday 29th July – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 30th July – The Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st July – The Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC

Husky
Friday 25th July – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 31st July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Jen Cloher
Friday 25th July – Skukum Lounge, Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

John Flanagan
Saturday 26th July – Little Features, Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 27th July – Menagerie, The Welcome Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Dan Waters and The Weeping Willows
Saturday 26th July – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Little Features feat. Jake Nauta, John Flanagan, J A Santosa, With Fox
Saturday 26th July – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Mark Wilkinson
Saturday 26th July – Old Museum Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Melody Pool and Marlon Williams
Friday 25th July – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Saturday 26th July – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Mikhael Paskalev
Friday 25th July – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Nick Mulvey
Tuesday 29th July – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Ollie Brown
Thursday 31st July – Easy Tiger, Sydney, NSW

Peasant Moon
Sunday 27th July – Menagerie at The Welcome Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Pepa Knight
Friday 1st August – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Remembering Pete Seeger feat. Bob & Margaret Fagan, Mary-Jane Field, Peter Hicks, The Lurkers, Christina Mimmocchi, Maurie Mulheron, Margaret Walters and Chris Wheeler
Sunday 27th August – The Friend in Hand, Sydney, NSW

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July – North Byron Parklands, NSW

The Beards
Friday 25th July – Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, NSW
Saturday 26th July – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Brouhaha
Saturday 26th July – The Austral Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Head And The Heart
Saturday 26th July – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Monday 28th July – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

The Yearlings
Friday 25th July – Basement Discs In-store, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 25th July – The Main Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 26th July – Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC
Sunday 27th July – The Shed, Maryknoll, VIC
Friday 1st August – The Song Room, Barossa Art Gallery, Tanunda, SA

Vincent Cross
Friday 25th July – The Merry Muse, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 27th July – House Concert, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 31st July – House Concert, Wingham, NSW
Friday 1st August – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O” – Laura Veirs

This track has so many things I love about traditional music. It comes from the same tradition as a very well known song, “Froggy Went a’Courting”, but it’s a completely unique song in its own right. It obviously has it’s root in some sort of social commentary or well known story behind it but it has been redefined as a children’s song. And this version by Laura Veirs incorporates part of the reel “Rose Tree” as an instrumental break between verses. So good!

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Announces First Round of Artists for 2014

Sal Kimber
Image Courtesy of Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel

The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival isn’t until the weekend of the 17th October but that doesn’t mean it’s not time to start getting excited. This week the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival announced two very important details for 2014 – the release of their Super Earlybird Tickets (until 31 August) which will see you able to snap up a weekend pass for just $75 and the names of the first confirmed artists.

The artists announced for Kangaroo Valley so far include Fred Smith, Enda Kenny Band, Martin Pearson, Bajaly Suso from Gambia, The BordererS, Liz Frencham, Nick Rheinberger, Glenn Cardier & Christian Marsh, The Wheeze and Suck Band, Michael Waugh, Paul Greene and the Other Colours, Sparrow Folk, Penny Larkins and Carl Pannuzzo, Salvation Jane, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel (above), Danny Spooner, Crystal Barreca and many more to come.

For more info on the festival and to get your hands on Super Earlybird Tickets check out the official site here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 25th October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The week kicked off with over 500 artists being announced for this year’s Woodford Folk Festival. Details here

WOMADelaide also added eleven new artists to its 2014 lineup including Timber and Steel favourite Sam Lee and Scottish trad specialists Breabach. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk night Little Features have announced their October lineup including Hushka, Colin Jones, Little Bighorn and Jacob Pearson. Details here

Bluesfest announced their third lineup additions for 2014 including Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello, Passenger and Kasey Chambers. Details here

– We posted the full lineup for the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival which kicks off today. Details here

Busby Marou revealed their new video “Get You Out Of Here”. Details here

– Australian-born, Berlin-based folk-pop singer Phia has released her new single “Do You Ever?”. Details here

– Another festival to announce its 2014 lineup is Golden Plains 8, whose folky artists include Neko Case, The Orbweavers, Archer and the Long Gone Daddies and The Perch Creek Family Jugband. Details here

Patrick James has revealed a brand new track “Wait” ahead of his Spring tour. Details here

Dustin Tebbutt, who is heading out on tour with Boy & Bear, has revealed his new video “Where I Find You” from his new EP The Breach. Details here

Timber and Steel has an exclusive stream of “Streets”, the new EP from Isaac de Heer that is officially released today. Details here

Emma Davis released her new single “Stand Tall” and announced an east coast tour with Brian Campeau in November. Details here

– Sydney’s The Mountains have announced their last headline show for 2013 with Edward Deer and Direwolf. Details here

Daughter have announced Laneway sideshows next year. Details here

– The Sydney Festival announced its 2014 lineup including a bunch of folk acts like Chris Thile, The Staves, Dom Flemons and more. Details here

Midlake released their brand new video “Antiphon”. Details here

– On the 21st November Timber and Steel will be presenting a very special night of music featuring Boy Outside, The British Blues and All Our Exes Live In Texas. Details here

Interviews

“I just don’t think we worked out what we were trying to do with Cherbourg. I think we learnt a lot of lessons from it. It was quite a set formula with Cherbourg and I think we’re all multi-instrumentalists in Bear’s Den and it allows us to be a lot more fluid with the sort of sounds we can make and what we choose to do with them” – Kev Jones from Bear’s Den chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Wild Heart
Wild HeartBec Sandridge
Bandcamp

Isaac De Heer Streets
StreetsIsaac de Heer
iTunes

The Head and the Heart
Let’s Be StillThe Head And The Heart
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Arbori
Arbori
Saturday 26th October – Festival at Mezzanine Styles, Parkes, NSW
Sunday 27th October – Balcony TV, Coolum Beach, QLD

Gigs Next Week

Boy & Bear
Friday 25th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sundey 27th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st November – Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 25th October – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 26th October – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

Caitlin Rose
Friday 25th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Clannad
Saturday 26th October – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 28th October – City Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 30th October – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 1st November – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October – Dorrigo, NSW

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Friday 25th October – The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Saturday 26th October – Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 27th October – Woombye Pub, Eumundi, QLD
Thursday 31st October – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 1st November – Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW

Fleurieu Folk Festival
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October – Willunga, SA

Foghorn Stringband
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October – Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, NSW
Tuesday 29th October – Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall, Kyogle, NSW
Thursday 31st October – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW
Friday 1st November – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW

heart.beats.mind.
Friday 1st November – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Jordie Lane
Friday 25th to Saturday 26th October – Fleurieu Folk Festival, SA
Sunday 27th October – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA (Afternoon show)
Sunday 27the October – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Thursday 31st October – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 1st November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October – Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Lachlan Bryan
Sunday 27th October – Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Thursday 31st October – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 1st November – Burleigh Underground Drummers, Gold Coast, QLD

Little Features feat. Hushka, Colin Jones, Little Bighorn, Jacob Pearson
Saturday 26th October – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Matt Corby with Bear’s Den
Sunday 27th October – Arts centre, Fremantle, WA

Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 25th October – The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 26th October – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 27th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Sam Buckingham and Buffalo Tales
Wednesday 30th October – Royal Exchange Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 31st October – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Friday 1st November – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 25th October – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 1st November – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast, QLD

The Little Stevies
Friday 25th October – The Velvet Room, Melbourne, VIC

Whitley
Friday 25th October – Bendigo Bank Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 26th October – A Day On The Green, Mudgee, NSW
Sunday 27th October – Ed Castle, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Forever Young” – Joan Baez

Proof that my wife has far better music taste than me – this song was playing in our house the other day and I had to ask her what it was

The Full 2013 Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Lineup For This Weekend

Loren Kate
Image Courtesy of Loren Kate

The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, set in “Australia’s most beautiful valley” kicks off this Friday and it’s shaping up to be an amazing event. First of all there’s the lineup, some of which we’ve already teased, and all of which we can share below:

Alanna and Alicia, Aaron Strickland, Andrew Clermont, Andy Gordon, Ashcapella, Battlers’ Ballad, Baxter Stone, Benny Fowler, Black Joak Morris, Buasavanh Tribal Belly Dance, Bukhu, Canberra Contra Club, Chaika, Chooks On A Hot Tin Roof, Ciderjam, Cilla Jane, Circus Wow, The Creatures Rose, The Cyrenes, Daniel Allars, Danny Ross, Ecopella, Elwood Myre & the Wing Walkers, Fig Jam, First Light Toybox Circus Workshops, Food of Love Choir, Gregory North, Guyy Lilleyman,Inspektor Gadje, Jack Carty, Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens, Julie Bishop with Ryebuck, Kalascima, Kangaleles, Kenny Bartley, The Little Sisters, Loren Kate, Lucette, MaD aDaM, Mal Webb, Margaret & Bill Winnett, Martin Howells, Mic Conway with Robbie Long, Meet Milly, Miss Molly’s Maypole, No Such Thing, Penelope Swales, Phil Garland, The Recycled String Band Trio, Revontulet, Ruido Flamenco, Stiff Gins, Totally Gourdgeous, Trilogy, Vendulka, Virmalised Estonian Folk Dancing, Wheeze & Suck Band and many more

Secondly the full program has been revealed so you can plan your entire weekend here.

And finally there’s the stella news that tickets to the event are still available – if you’re in Sydney or Canberra it’s just a couple of hours in the car so well worth the trip. We also have it on good authority that the Kangaroo Valley area is not affected by the NSW bushfires. The festival takes place from the 25th to 27th October. For more information check out the official site here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 19th July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney alt-country troubadour Boy Outside has revealed details of his debut self-titled EP. Details here

– Brisbane local Vancouver Sleep Clinic has a new Bon Iver inspired single “Vapour” that we’re really digging. Details here

JamGrass have added The Morrisons and The Rusty Spring Syncopators to their Sydney showcase next month. Details here

– The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival revealed their 2013 lineup including Alanna & Alicia Egan, Andrew Clermont, Chaika, Fig Jam, Jack Carty, Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens, Loren Kate, Mal Webb, Penelope Swales, Phil Garland, Stiff Gins, Totally Gourdgeous and many many more. Details here

Bears With Guns released their new EP Only the Quick and the Hungry yesterday and have a new video for the track “Wandering Soldier”. Details here

Gemini Downs combine folk music and marriage equality in their catchy new video “Will You Marry Me?”. Details here

– Adelaide’s The Timbers will be releasing their new single “Gallantry” at the start of next month along with a residency at The Grace Emily Hotel. Details here

– Gypsy party band The Woohoo Revue have announced a massive 22 date tour starting next week. Details here

The Tiger & Me are heading out on the road to celebrate the release of their new single “Jack Middle of the Broken Heart”. Details here

– Australian songwriting legend John Williamson releases his best of album A Hell Of A Career today. Details here

Little Features in Sydney announced their July lineup including Son of Sun, Chris Neto, Dominic Youdan, Charlie Gradon and headlined by Emma Beau. Details here

Interviews

“What defines me most is songs that have an honest, raw truth from what I feel and think through my songs. There’s no real intention to go out and try and capture one thing, it’s all about whatever feels right at the time. And that was the mantra for this album – if it feels right then that’s what it is” – Wes Carr from Buffalo Tales talks to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Bears With Guns
Only the Quick and the HungryBears With Guns
iTunes

Elephant Eyes
Elephant EyesElephant Eyes
Bandcamp

John Williamson
A Hell Of A CareerJohn Williamson
iTunes

I'm a Bird
I’m A BirdSam Buckingham
Official Store

Timber and Steel Presents

Buffalo Tales
Buffalo Tales
Friday 19th July – The Elsternwick Hotel, Elwood, VIC
Saturday 20th July – Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully, VIC
Sunday 21st July – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Official Site

Pierce Brothers
The Pierce Brothers w/ Five Mile Town
Sunday 21st July – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on the Door

Gigs Next Week

Alison Avron
Saturday 20th July – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Bears With Guns
Friday 19th July – The Railway Hotel, Parkes, NSW
Monday 22nd July – The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th July – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Daughter
Tuesday 23rd July – The Corner, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 24th July – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW

Folk Club feat. OXBLVD, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Breaking Hart Benton
Wednesday 24th July – The Soda Factory, Sydney, NSW

Fraser A Gorman w/ Tim Neilson (The Death Rattles)
Wednesday 24th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Grizzly Jim Lawrie
Thursday 25th July – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th July – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Isaac Graham
Friday 19th July – Yours And Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 26th July – The Bunker, Coogee, NSW

Laura Marling
Monday 22nd July – St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney NSW
Tuesday 23rd July – St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney NSW
Wednesday 24th July – St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney NSW
Thursday 25th July – Flinders Street Baptist Church, Adelaide SA
Friday 26th July – St Joseph’s Church, Perth WA

Paul Kelly
Tuesday 23rd July – Civic Theatre, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 24th July – Civic Theatre, Townsville, QLD
Friday 26th July – Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton, QLD

Sam Brittain
Saturday 20th July – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 21st July – Secret House Gig, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th July – The Wheatsheaf, Adealaide, SA

Sam Buckingham
Sunday 21st July – The Bird, Northbridge, WA

Sarah Blasko
Monday 22nd July – The Playhouse, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday 23rd July – Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, NSW
Wednesday 24th July – City Hall, Newcastle, NSW

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay, NSW

Sweet Jean
Friday 19th July – Singing Gallery, McLaren, SA
Saturday 20th July – Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda, SA
Sunday 21st July – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Tiger & Me
Thursday 25th July – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th July – Blue Beat, Sydney, NSW

The Woohoo Revue
Friday 26th July – The Hot Club, Blackheath, NSW

Thelma Plum
Thursday 25th July – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 26th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Whitley
Friday 19th July – The Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Three Drunken Maidens” – Planxty

I’ve probably posted this song as a FFF before but I just listened to this version from 1973 and just had to repost. Love this song – both to listen to it and to sing it!

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Reveals 2013 Lineup

Jack Carty
Image Courtesy of Jack Carty

The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, held in Kangaroo Valley in NSW from the 25th to 27th October, is reputably one of the most beautifully located folk festivals in the country so it’s no wonder they attract some of the best and brightest artists each and every year.

2013 is no different with some of Timber and Steel’s favourite artists appearing on a chock-a-block lineup including Alanna & Alicia Egan, Andrew Clermont, Chaika, Fig Jam, Jack Carty (above), Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens, Loren Kate, Mal Webb, Penelope Swales, Phil Garland, Stiff Gins, Totally Gourdgeous and many many more.

Earlybird tickets for the festivals are available until the end of August. For more information on the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival check out the official site here. The full lineup announcement is below:

Alanna & Alicia, Aaron Strickland, Andrew Clermont, Andy Gordon, Battlers’ Ballad, Benny Fowler, Black Joak Morris, Bliss Bellydance, Bukhu Mongolian throat singer, Canberra Contra Club, Chaika, Chooks On A Hot Tin Roof, Cilla Jane, Circus Wow, Creatures Rose, Daniel Allars, Ecopella, Elwood Myre & the Wing Walkers, Fig Jam, First Light Toybox Circus Workshops, Food of Love Choir, Gregory North, Guyy Lilleyman, Inspektor Gadje, Jack Carty, Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens, Julie Bishop, Kalascima, Kangaleles, Kenny Bartley, Kissin Cousins, Loren Kate, Lucette, MaD aDaM, Madis and Tiina Alvre, Mal Webb, Martin Howells, Mic Conway with Robbie Long, Miss Molly’s Maypole, No Such Thing, Penelope Swales, Phil Garland, The Recycled String Band Trio, Round Mountain Girls, Stiff Gins, Totally Gordgeous, Trilogy, Vendulka, Wheeze & Suck Band, Margaret & Bill Winnett

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Unveils First 2012 Artists

The WooHoo Revue
Image Courtesy of The WooHoo Revue

October may still feel like a long way away but that doesn’t mean we’re not excited about the first artists announced for this year’s Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival. Held from the 19th to the 21st October in Kangaroo Valley, NSW (naturally) the folk festival has a reputation for having one of the most beautifully natural settings of any event of its type.

So far just five artists have been announced for the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival but if this is a taste of what’s to come then we’re very excited. The confirmed acts include twin sisters Alanna & Alicia, the legendary Danny Spooner, the medicinal folk of Doctor Stovepipe, Le Vent du Nord with their wonderful take on French Canadian traditions and the ever amazing Woohoo Revue (above).

For more information on the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival including earlybird tickets make sure you check out their official website.

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