It was wet. Very wet. And muddy. Very muddy. Was enthusiasm dampened? No!! Those who braved the elements  had a wonderful weekend. Thanks go to: Heather Hunter and her team for putting together a great weekend; to all the helpers; and to all our great performers for  the wonderful music.

Performer Applications for Quinty 2017 will open on this site from early May, 2017 until end June, 2017... if all goes to plan!

46th Uranquinty Folk Festival:
30 Sep - 3 Oct, 2016

  • Inaugural "Youth Showcase" Concert,
  • Concerts, Dances,
  • Campfire Sessions,
  • Blackboards,
  • Poets' Breakfast,
  • Kids' Festival,
  • Workshops,
  • Quinty Choir,
  • Women's Concert,
  • Candlelit Dinners.

Youth Showcase- (click to open/close)

One of Uranquinty Folk Festival's goals is to provide encouragement and opportunities for up and coming folk musicians, whilst providing a solid program of quality entertainment for our audience. To this end, we try to ensure our artist selections include a wide range of experience, age, and genres and, wherever possible, give priority to young acts.

Young musicians (16-25), even if they don't yet feel ready to apply or aren't lucky enough to make the final cut, are especially welcome to participate in our growing number of blackboard sessions, special events (eg the choir, women's concert, youth concert etc), and of course our world-class bonfire sessions! Not only can they listen to, mingle / play with, and learn from some of the best folk musicians around but they can also hone/showcase their performnce skills with a sympathetic and welcoming (although sometimes rowdy!) audience.

So, young or not-so-much, get down to Quinty from Sep 30 to Oct 3, 2016!

Special Events this year included:

Quinty Youth Showcase Concert, Saturday 3pm - 5pm.

Aged 16-25? Seek out
Lorraine and register!!
This is our inaugural Youth Showcase Concert, designed to allow performers 16-25 a chance to hone their performance skills and play to a folkie audience. Even if you're only at Quinty for the sessions, please drag yourself out of your campsite for an hour or two to come along and support them.

The event will be curated and MC'ed by the amazing Lorraine McCrimmon

Whether you're on the program or not, if you're 16-25 seek out Lorraine and register to play for this concert. Stay tuned: there will be prizes!!

Womens' Concert, Saturday 10pm till midnightish.

Marisa's Aunt Ethyl

This ever-popular event returns again.Helen Begley curates the Saturday night women's concert with special guest Marisa's Aunt Ethyl as MC. This concert features women festival goers. There will be a bring a plate get together on Saturday afternoon to learn a group song for the big beautiful finale. womensconcert

Louisa Lawson Tribute Concert, Sunday 7pm - 8:10pm.

Louisa Lawson was Henry Lawson's mum. She was also a poet and singer as well as a Women's rights crusader and part of the Suffragettes. This is her story, narrated by Peter Hood ("Hoody") with songs and poems performed by Mandy Connell and friends. This promises to be a very special event and was last performed at Illawarra Folk Festival in 2014

The Quinty Choir, performance Sunday 6:40pm

This year, the choir will be guided and nurtured to fruition by the amazingly talented Emlyn and Jodie Regan making a welcome return to Quinty after their first appearance last year. Open to all - join in!!



Volunteers needed

As is always the case, we rely heavily on volunteers to help with the smooth running of the festival. If you're able to help us out with eg catering, set-up, pack down, collection and storage of equipment, sale of tickets, raffle, and merchandise and cleaning of facilities etc please drop us a line -  Thanks.

The stunning 2016 lineup included: 2016 artists

Angie & the Doc
Billy and Me
Charlotte Rose and Jess
Deer Prudence
Dingo's Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band
Emlyn and Jodie O'Regan
Franklyn B Paverty
Helen Begley
Josh Maynard
Lorraine McCrimmon
Mandy Connell
Michael Waugh
Phil & Trudy Edgeley
Rebecca Bastoli
Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar
The Lowlands
The Northern Folk  
Tom Bolton and Peter Anderson
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