Artists - 2016
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Angie & the Doc

 

Angie & the Doc are an emerging old timey, country folk duo from Central Victoria. Their voices blends to create sweet, close harmonies accompanied by Doc's intricate finger picking guitar work with Angie driving the rhythm on acoustic bass.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Angie-the-Doc-1559657094364397/
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Billy and Me

 

"The Elopement Tour" is unveiling the impressive body of work of long time session and ensemble musicians Meredith Greenwood (the Blue Yonder) and Billy Munro (Spackle and Grout, ASIO Staff Party). This duo gives an airing to riveting original material in addition to powerful and immediate arrangements of traditional material. A very important and understated spectacle; like a willow log to the session fire.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Billy-and-Me-1361382757212518/
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Charlotte Rose and Jess

 

Having spent their childhood singing together on long car rides and at family gatherings, Charlotte Rose and Jess unleashed their sound on a public stage for the first time in 2015. Hailing from Sydney's Northern Beaches, the teenaged duo have spent the past year adding originals to their repertoire, showcasing their unique folk and country-inspired talent. The sisters have been praised as having "the kind of unique blend that only comes from shared DNA"; for this act, music is truly a household affair, and they invite you to join the family.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/musicbycharlotterose
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Deer Prudence

 

Deer Prudence are an acoustic duo, comprised of close friends, Mariah McCarthy and Georgia Delves. The duo elegantly uses the seemingly effortless harmonies of First Aid Kit, intertwined with their own style of Americana/ folk/pop song writing.

Since forming from the humble beginnings of their high school music class, Deer Prudence are no stranger to the stage, performing at the Spring Fling Festival 2014, Brunswick Music Festival 2015, Bendigo Blues and Roots 2015, Anglesea Music Festival 2016, Wintermoon Festival (QLD) 2016, and winners of the 2015 Rosebud Busk Fest.
Releasing their debut EP in the coming months, Deer Prudence are an act not to miss.


Website: https://soundcloud.com/deer-prudence
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deerprudencemusic
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Dingo's Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band

 

The Dingo's Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band has been regularly touring the Eastern States Festivals now for the last ten years. They have been entertaining audiences with their special brand of cutting satire, excellent edgy Performance Poetry leavened with a brilliant selection of original and traditional songs - with the accent, as usual, firmly on comedy.

2016-7 sees The Dingo's Breakfast, Roger Montgomery and John Angliss joined in their quest for a "fair go for all' by two Mystery Guests of high calibre, as they, the Dingos, present "Uncle Jimbo', great mate & the "Rellie From Hell' to the Wide World of Oz. A thumbnail portrait, dipped in Tequila, of a great Australian. The Dingos are presenting two shows, "Drowning in Lunatic Soup' this is Part Three of "Uncle Jimbo's History of (White)Australia'. To complement this show is "Uncle Jimbo's Island Bar Lectures', a vivid selection of U.J's prognostications and haverings thumped out whilst holding court from an Island Bar, in any one of a thousand Australian pubs all over this wide brown land of ours. Magic stuff from this larger than life, true blue Australian.

Website: http://www.dingos-breakast.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dingosbreakfast/
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Emlyn and Jodie O'Regan

 

These two roar and holler through their songs with mighty voices, mad arrangements and wild improvising. Their energy fills every venue they sing in. Their sets are eclectic, from classical to celtic to blues and jazz. Audiences ask how on earth can they do that with just two voices!


Website: http://Emlynandjodieoregan.com
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folkTrain

 

folkTrain combine Australian and Celtic tradition with original songs, accompanied on guitar, fiddle, octave mandolin, banjo, harmonica and kick drum. The band has performed to appreciative audiences at folk clubs and folk festivals in Victoria and Tasmania, including the Beechworth Celtic Festival, the Tamar Valley Folk Festival and the Maldon Folk Festival.

Website: http://www.folktrain,webs.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/folktrain
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Franklyn B Paverty

 

Frankly B Paverty has been around forever. In fact, we still have one of the two lagerphones that was on the ark. We play old bush songs and tunes, run energetic dances and celebrate Australian bush culture. Some songs are about sheep, some aren't. The Pavs have played for numerous Prime Ministers (almost accidentally maimed Tony Abbott), the Queen, the GG and some really important people. We'll lead you in a Brown Jug Polka, a Pride of Erin and a Galopede. Put on your dancing shoes and hold on to your hat!

Website: http://Www.paverty.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/?stype=lo&jlou=AffG1B_Y1CS3Hsx5wzSrH_eCsXKb2MhHAebAs7kw
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Helen Begley

 

Helen Begley is a Melbourne Singer/Songwriter with a prevailing interest in writing and presenting song cycles ranging in theme from West Brunswick to the Victorian Gold Rush to the Female history of settlement. She has appeared in many festivals over the years as a solo artist and with Melbourne Folk band, "Milk" as well as touring nationally. She has written and recorded two solo albums, written and appeared on three "Milk" albums and written songs for the likes of Carl Pannuzzo, Penny Larkins and country singer, Jody Galvin and has won several awards for song writing. Helen also runs her own business, "Chicks with Picks Melbourne" where she teaches and encourages women to learn ukulele, guitar and songwriting and participate more broadly in music and song making.   


Website: http://www.helenbegley.com
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Humbug

 

Humbug is a four piece Celtic band featuring soaring harmonies, funky bass and percussion, and flute playing that has been compared to Ian Anderson (although we think that audience member may have been drunk). We play modern and traditional Irish and Scottish songs and tunes- many to sing along with although we do frequently play in Bb (the people's key)! One of our lead singer has been called "Australia's answer to Finbar Furey'. We will take that- thanks!

Website: http://Www.humbugsings.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humbug/52198322189?ref=bookmarks
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Josh Maynard

 

As a solo singer/song writer, 18 year old Josh Maynard is a young self taught raw talent with a unique musical style and lyrical ability beyond his years. He has developed his style from artists like James Taylor, Bob Dylan and his biggest musical influence, Shane Howard.

Some of Joshes highlights are: 2013 Grenfell Henry Lawson Folk Festival Busking Champion, The 2014 Australian National Busking Champion, 2016 Gulgong Folk Festival Instrumental Guitar winner and also recorded with Shane Howard, frontman of the 1980s band (Goanna) in 2015.

With the release of his first album in 2014 "Escape from Reality"Josh has been busy performing and writing ready for his next album, which will be out soon.

" Josh Maynard a raw talent not to be missed "


Website: http://www.joshmaynard.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josh.maynard.music/
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Lorraine McCrimmon

 

Lorraine McCrimmon will be playing at quinty2016
Performance poet of many years with a large
repertoire of both humorous & traditional poetry ,recently performed at Turning Waves, 50th National and Illawarra and of course Uranquinty

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Mandy Connell

 

Mandy Connell will be playing at quinty2016

'Mandy Connell is the latest in a long and distinguished line of talented female musicians to grace the musical scene in Australia. A fine singer and songwriter in her own right, she also has the knack of taking other peoples' songs, and by virtue of her original and unique interpretations making them her own, the mark of a truly gifted performer.'..- Eric Bogle

Frontwoman for well known Melbourne Folk Revival group Stray Hens, prolific collaborator and winner of the Declan Affley Award, she is well known on the festival circuit for her striking story songs and her commanding stage presence. Mandy has a talent for interpreting the moment. She is known for a rich voice, able to convey passion with a tortured restraint that is singularly arresting- completely identifiable as her own.

“Saw Ms Mandy Connell sing and play at Australia’s National Folk Festival. A great talent with a passionate and compelling voice and a total command of her music! Catch her if you can”..Paul Brady

Her contributions to "Festival Folk Sing" albums have gotten her some rave reviews (see above) including her versions of songs by Joni Mitchell, Judy Small, and Eric Bogle.

Steeped in tradition and bursting with her own tales, Connell is a gem. Of great value to the scene, we are very proud to present her in our program this year. 



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Michael Waugh

 

Michael's power and honesty as a performer gives a profound voice to the Australian experience. His insightful storytelling tells about life in Australia and East Gippsland's dairy farming community. Michael is touring his critically acclaimed debut album, "What We Might Be' (produced by ARIA award winner, Shane Nicholson).

Website: http://www.michaelwaugh.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelwaughfm
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Phil & Trudy Edgeley

 

Phil and Trudy have toured Australia, the UK, Europe and the USA constantly over the past few years earning themselves a reputation for creating striking original material and delivering material drenched in power and dynamics, yet still managing to be soulful and sensitive. These songs, an infusion of cultures and influences, coupled with a little humour and audience interaction make for quite a show!

A band that really defines Roots music-- engaging and confrontational. A great experience - Russell Morris


Website: http://www.philandtrudyedgeley.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/philandtrudyedgeley
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Rebecca Bastoli

 

Rebecca Bastoli immerses you in stories and dreams, songs both lilting and disarming. Her songs are insightful reflections on relationships, travels and life's fleeting connections that are at once melancholy and hopeful.
Accompanied by some of Sydney's finest musicians, her song writing and their sensitive arrangements will stay with you long after you first hear them. "It boggles my mind how talented Rebecca Bastoli is - In such a short time she has€¦written some of the most poignant songs I've heard in ages."-Timber and Steel


Website: https://rebeccabastoli.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rebeccabastolimusic/
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Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar

 

Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar is a vocal duo based in Newcastle NSW. Kathy and Matthew Clarke perform songs of Love, Hope, and Caring for the environment and each other. Kathy's stunning vocal clarity is supported by Matthew's gentle guitar style. The set list includes pieces by Snez, Bernard Carney, Eric Bogle, Paul Spencer, Rick Kemp, Kate Rusby, Malvena Reynolds, Tom Paxton, Bruce Watson and a smattering of original works.
The name "Sweet songs and soft guitar"is inspired by the lyrics of Eric Bogle's song "Kate and the Dreamtime "referring to the beautiful ambiance of session music and songs around the camp fire shared with friends. Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar is an uplifting experience in the folk tradition.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-Songs-Soft-Guitar-1610309122532745/
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The Lowlands

 

The Lowlands are Ella, Joel and Sammy. A musical care package of jazz, blues and folk, these Canberra locals serve up soulful, bittersweet vocals accompanied by layers of cello, guitar and drums. They will be releasing their debut EP in Spring 2016.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelowlandsmusic
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The Northern Folk

 

The Northern Folk are an 11-piece indie-folk outfit riding a wave of momentum from the release of their self-titled debut LP in 2015. Hailing from Albury, this collection of like-minded pals have been hitting the Australian highways to spread their sound. Full of energy and perfect for boppers and tail-waggers alike, The Northern Folk top warm harmonies with big horn sections off with groovy bass lines, and will be sure to have you foot-stomping and humming away.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNorthernFolk
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Tom Bolton and Peter Anderson

 

Tom Bolton is a hard songwriter to categorise - sometimes his songs sound celtic, sometimes they draw on jazz influences, sometimes they are deep, sometimes anthemic, but they are always well crafted and surprising. Add to that some well chosen and rarely heard songs of other writers, and add further Peter Anderson, well known accordionist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and festival dag, and you get a pretty neat and engaging act!

Website: http://www.theboltonsband.com/duo.html
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