Appalachian Heaven Stringband

The Appalachian Heaven Stringband is well known for it's tight, driving arrangements of tunes and songs from the southern Appalachian USA mountains. The Stringband is the precursor of bluegrass, featuring fiddle, cello, autoharp, guitar, banjo and vocal harmonies transposed from the Celtic fiddle traditions, infused with African-American cultures, and rural sensibilities.

Appalachian mountain music played with gusto and authenticity, learnt directly from the masters during regular visits to the USA. From sensitive and driving fiddle tunes, dance tunes with curly toes, to cheeky songs and disarmingly touching ballads, Appalachian Heaven Stringband delight audiences young and young-at-heart. The band loves to be participants in community music events and share their skills and knowledge through workshops (clawhammer banjo, old time fiddle or autoharp) and open jam sessions.

Website: http://www.ahstringband.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/appalachianheaven/
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Dingo's Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band

With decades of performance experience under their belts, The Dingo's Breakfast present an electrically eclectic dialectic selection of Oz Music, Poetry and Yarnspinning, with the accent firmly on Comedy . . Beauty!
Dingo's Breakfast concerts are a wonderful mix of Traditional and Contemporary Australian and Irish Songs, lavishly salted with an edgy slam of Performance Poetry. The Dingo's have comprehensively proved that Performance Poetry is not just for breakfasts any more.


Website: http://www.dingos-breakfast.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dingosbreakfast/
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Fascisimo

Fascisimo will be playing at quinty2018
Feeling helpless or powerless about the direction of Australian politics? Then come along to FASCISIMO - an outrageous musical commentary on today's lurch to the looney political right, where audience interaction is an integral part of the show.
Featuring the original cast, Kevin Bloody McArthy, Rebellious Rob Inder-Smith and ShelShocked O'Toole with special guests; Dingo's Breakfast and Henk Groot, FASCISIMO will be adjudicated by the Right (dis)Hon Tony Abbott.
After debuting at the 2017 Darwin Fringe Festival, and performing to rave reviews at the Fleurieu Folk Festival (SA), the Maldon Folk Festival (VIC), and the Seabreeze Festival (NT), FASCISIMO is coming to Uranquinty!
Don't miss this one-off experience to remember!


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Ihom Choir

IHOM CHOIR presents an alternative image of an ancient culture through its folk music. In that case, IHOM CHOIR will be performing Iranian folk music from different regions of Iran.
IHOM CHOIR is a part of Iranian House of Music NSW which is an incorporated not for profit organisation. Iranian House of Music promotes people to people connection through the international language of music.

Website: http://WWW.ihom.org.au
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Leah Jeskie

Leah Jeskie is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from North Eastern Victoria. Weaving experiences and stories with eclectic music styles, Leah creates songs that engage your heart and mind.

Facebook: http://Www.facebook.com/leahjeskiemusic
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Marisa Quigley & Darren Christie

Marisa Quigley is an award-winning Australian blues/roots singer and songwriter. With her charismatic stage presence and powerhouse delivery, the husky-voiced chanteuse has drawn comparisons with Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Etta James. Absolutely at home on the stage, Marisa captivates audiences with her warmth, humour and earthiness. Her songs span the gamut from haunting to heartfelt to hilarious and pay testament to a life well lived.
Humble and handsome, Darren Christie compliments Marisa's songs with his solid bass and velvet harmonies taking her performance to the next level. The pair are no strangers to Uranquinty, they met at the 2012 Uranquinty Folk Festival and 2 years later, were married and began playing beautiful music together.
With an eclectic blend of blues/roots and alt-country/folk, a wink and a nudge, a tickle and a poke, their act is soulful, fun, endearing-and highly entertaining.


Website: http://www.marisaquigley.com
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Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson comes from Melbourne, plays Appalachian dulcimer, sings Pink Floyd songs, plays guitar, sings cheeky and funny parodies, plays accordion, plays movie themes, leads dance bands, repairs accordions, sings traditional Australian folk songs, has a cool campervan, calls dances, loves a campfire session, bots the odd cigarette, flirts a bit, stands 6'4€, doesn't believe in mornings, is suitably left wing, and is thoroughly entertaining on stage, to name but a few things.

Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/peteranderson6
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Slim Dime

Slim Dime are an acoustic duo featuring old-time mountain sounds, seamless harmonies and some mighty-fine pickin'. They make music that sounds as though it's always existed somewhere on a mountaintop, "the arrangements and performances are utterly engaging and, because of the nature of the material, altogether timeless.€

Their material is both original songs and traditional songs made new. They reference the old time and bluegrass repertoire and write original compositions with mesmerising story telling and precise musicianship with a broad emotional range. It's music that makes you lean in and listen. Winner of the 2017 Penninsula Folk Club Songwriters Competition for "Tea for two€.


Website: https://slimdime.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slimdimeduo/
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Teresa Dixon

Teresa Dixon sings songs of visceral sadness, careful optimism and the things we do to pull ourselves together, get up, and get on with it. She is a multi-instrumentalist and her musical style has been shaped by bluegrass, country and alt folk traditions. Now residing in Hobart, Teresa has been on the country/folk circuit for over a decade in various collaborations (The Stragglers & The Little Sisters). This tour is celebrating the release of her debut solo album, Bass Strait.

Website: https://teresadixon.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teresadixonmusic/
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The Dead Maggies

A raucous combination of folk-punk and cow-punk, The Dead Maggies formed after the death of Maggie Thatcher and burst onto the Tasmanian music scene in April 2013. Since then they've garnered national airplay on Triple J and Radio National and been feature album and in the charts of community radio stations including 4ZZZ, Three-D, 2BoB and Edge Radio.
They have undertaken three international tours. They were the first international band hosted by Indonesian Celtic Punks. They have toured Europe in 2014 and 2017, including performances at Outcider and the 70,000 capacity Boomtown Festivals in the UK.
Then have cemented themselves as regulars of the Australian festival circuit, including; Falls Festival, Port Fairy, Dark Mofo, The Spiegeltent, National Folk Festival and Illawarra Folk to name a few.


Website: http://www.thedeadmaggies.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thedeadmaggies
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The Good Girl Song Project

In this theatrical song cycle, four of Australia's leading folk musicians recount a voyage taken from Gravesend to Sydney by young women eager to immigrate to Australia in the 1830's. These new Australian songs burst with concertina, whistles, guitar and a fresh female perspective. History never sounded this good!



Website: http://www.thegoodgirlsongproject.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegoodgirlstory
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The Storm She Made

'The Storm She Made' is a collaboration of singer songwriter Reika Sroyphet (Sisters Of Rhythm) and Tristan Pierce (Black Cockatoo).

Original, folk-inspired music.

Website: https://thestormshemade.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thestormshemade
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The Tin Shed Rattlers

The band Known as "The Tin Shed Rattlers" are an iconic local band of larrikins who have been actively entertaining crowds from around the Riverina and beyond since 1971. The band are bush dance specialists and also perform songs from around the world that include folk traditions from not only Australia, but Irish, Scottish, American, English and more! Like lagerphone demonstrations, occasional poetry and a really short bass player who can actually keep time! and play in key (provided we tell him what key to play!) an experience not to be missed!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Tin-Shed-Rattlers-377696119011289/
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Turnip Sundae

Turnip Sundae brings together the talents and friendship of three been-around-the-traps- forever musicians: spectacular cellist- Rita
Woolhouse, fancy 12 string guitarist- Fred Pilcher and Simone Dawson on flute and tenor guitar (not at the same time). Playing some of Fred's favourite songs, Simone's original material and Rita's funky tunes, the Turnips blend vocals, instruments and rhythms to create a perfect contemporary sound.
So turn up to hear Turnip Sundae - an underground "folk & roots" sensation!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bowstrumblow/
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Warm Sporran

Warm Sporran from Cootamundra is guided (but not really lead) by Eden MacKenzie who was a member of Bathurst Folk/Rock legends "Cocky's Joy"and Martin Doherty's "Roisin€. Eden is also a current and one of the founding members of "PolyMacK€.
Its fair to say Eden has been doing it a while. He plays Guitars, Banjo-Mandolin, Bagpipes and stuff..
Naomi is Eden's co-conspiritor and rhythmic (Guitar and Bodhran) and vocal support Naomi's mid range voice could be said to be the back bone of many songs..
Dougal holds the melodies together either on Mandolin or Tenor Banjo and even Chanter...
Una provides the undercurrent with a old 60's hollow body Bass. Beware she has a few slippery riffs up her sleeve..
Ethne is a stabilising influence with her very even tempered rhythm guitar, She also sings the high bits.
Warm Sporran intends to make inroads into the smaller Folk festivals and gain a little momentum playing at events.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/folkprog/
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Whiskey Dram

Whiskey Dram are a hard folk band with influences ranging from traditional folk, punk, blues and bluegrass, with a penchant for sea shanties and Australian Folk songs. The full line-up includes guitar, banjo, double bass, mandolin,fiddle, trumpet, concertina,flute,tin whistle and percussion

Website: http://whiskeydram.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhiskeyDram/
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