Bruce Watson

Joyful, thought provoking, totally engaging, Bruce Watson is an icon of the Australian folk music scene and a major songwriter and performer. He has toured internationally, won a swag of awards and had his songs covered by many other performers. Bruce's music reflects life, ordinary people, social justice and the environment, often with a surprising twist and a quirky sense of humour. Not just another songwriter! "An Australian folk hero!" (The Boite). "The best songwriter I have seen in a long time." (Eric Bogle)

Website: http://www.brucewatsonmusic.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brucewatsonmusic
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Canberra Shanty Club

Canberra Shanty Club are a sea shanty pub choir that run chorus singing sessions accessible for experienced singers and beginners alike. We're dedicated to spreading the joy of uproariously fun high energy singing and welcome those who have never experienced the adrenaline rush of being in a room with a hundred other people chanting and singing at the top of your lungs.

Our repertoire focuses on sea shanties and other chorus songs that follow simple repetitions, and allow easy entry into gloriously beautiful harmonies.

We offer a workshop that teaches the basics of singing shanties, explains why shanties came about, and most importantly teaches people how to sing some of our favourite shanties. This is focused towards people who may never have sung before, or who are new to chorus singing. By the end, participants will have an idea about the form of a typical song and should be comfortable to attend a traditional singing session

Website: https://www.facebook.com/canberrashantyclub
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/canberrashantyclub
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Coromandel

Coromandel will be playing at Quinty this year
I'm a former long term member of Franklyn B Paverty/Paverty Bush Band and have performed many times at Quinty, NFF and other festivals and venues around Australia over the years. I'm now a solo performer presenting some songs from the late Andy Durant (1954-80) and other late and great Aussie musicians and poets ... together with a few of my own compositions. My genre is folkish - acoustic guitars and vocal.



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Create Your Own Mandala Workshop

Create Your Own Mandala Workshop will be playing at Quinty this year
Whether you are a dreamy, free spirited, artistic person, or a logical, analytical planner, or somewhere inbetween; everyone can create beautiful, unique mandalas to help relax and give a peaceful space within our heactic worlds. During this workship you will learn a little mandala history, easy techniques, and, in a supportive environment, have fun creating your own special mandala, to take home. No artistic talent is needed & all materials are provided

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Deb Morrow

Deb Morrow is a singer songwriter and proud Indigenous woman from the Weilwan/Ngympaa people in Central West NSW. She's been writing and performing since she was 11 and calls her voice, a gift, she channels through the spirit of her ancestors which she has been sharing for over 30 years. Morrow offers her audience an insight into her life and culture from the experience of a survivor of the STOLEN GENERATION. She is soulful, engaging and evoking. Deb Morrow has performed at some of Australia's standout festivals, Desert Harmony (NT) Woodford (QLD) Melbourne Moomba Festival (VIC) and expanding overseas to the Brooklyn Academy of Music " Next Wave Down Under " series (USA) which also included Bangarra Dance Company, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter and many more. Morrow performed at the Maldon Folk festival where she received standing ovations right across the weekend from captivated audiences. Deb has just released a self-titled EP and is releasing a new Album and tour in 2020

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Deb-Morrow-110557977253980/
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Dingo's Breakfast

The Dingos perform a lovely mix of traditional and contemporary songs, Oz, Celtic and the odd rock song . . a selection of Performance Poetry, again a variety of trad and contemporary held together with a blend of amusing introductions and stories . . Please check out our Website www.dingos-breakfast.com for further "stuff' . .

Website: http://www.dingos-brekfast.com
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Gary And Friends

Gary And Friends will be playing at Quinty this year
Play guitar and sing songs from the 40's, 50's and 60's. John Prine, Jimmy Buffett, Monkeys, Bob Dylan.

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Rachel Clark

Melbourne based, self-taught Singer-Songwriter, Rachel Clark delivers a heartfelt and intimate combination of music and story-telling with a vibe of sultry and soulful acoustic folk. In bare-all honesty, she shares an introspective narrative on loss, love and the battles we fight.

Born in Brisbane, Rachel learned the art of performing while photographing predominately talented local Blues & Jazz Musicians (& their hands!). This developed an array of styles into her musical arsenal allowing her to deliver a captivating and emotional experience on stage.

ÄčIn 2012, she ventured from the warmth of the Gold Coast to brave Melbourne's weather to focus on performing, and growing, as a solo artist.

After a 2-year adventure in rural NSW, Rachel is back in Melbourne with a whole new set of stories to make you laugh and cry.

Website: http://www.rachelclarkofficial.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RachelClarkMusic
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Sally Andrews

Sally Andrews will be playing at Quinty this year
With her piano accordion, red hair, and copious numbers of Irish nautical shanties, Sally Andrews can often be found warbling her way around folk festivals in QLD, NSW and the ACT. Sally delivers energetic performances of Celtic ballads and trad tunes, with a little bit of Appalachian folk thrown in. Hailing from Wisemans Ferry, Sally Andrews has brought lively reels and stirring ballads to Irish sessions everywhere from New York to New Zealand to our very own McGinty's in Cairns. She recently performed at Brigadoon in Bundanoon, St Albans Folk Festival, and the Tablelands Folk Festival.

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Scrumpy

Scrumpy will be playing at Quinty this year
Scrumpy play west county of England songs Australian and American so little yarns all good fun music .available any time over the long weekend. Solo act

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Sweet Songs And Soft Guitar

Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar is a vocal duo based in Morpeth, N.S.W. Kathy and Matthew Clarke perform songs of Love, Hope, and Caring for each other and the environment. Kathy's stunning vocal clarity is supported by Matthew's gentle guitar style. "Two Voices in the Crowd"is a song project performed by Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar with of songs of the Australian folk icons, Judy Small & Eric Bogle. These songs, by Judy Small & Eric Bogle reflect the issues of a generation, and cover a wide range of subjects including women's rights, social equity & environmental activism as well as promoting freedom from hatred, war & oppression. The name "Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar"is inspired by the lyrics of Eric Bogle's song "Kate and the Dream-time Land"referring to the lovely quality of session music and camp fire songs shared with friends.

Website: https://sweetsongsandsoftguitar.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sweetsongsandsoftguitar
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The Fallen Robins

NSW Folk Festival darlings The Fallen Robins sharpened their beaks on blackboard stages and are now spreading their wings on the main stage. This delightful trio of Sydney-born sisters have left open mouths in their wake since their recent debut, collecting an impressive slew of accomplishments in a short time including being Illawarra Folk Festival Youth Artists 2020, selling-out their very first headline show and releasing a self-produced EP this spring. Join singer/songwriter Charlotte, hype-woman and tambourine extraordinaire Jess, and multi-instrumentalist Sarah for some touching and uplifting country-folk storytelling.

Website: https://www.thefallenrobins.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefallenrobins
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The Full Irish

Peace, love, craic, folk, blues, rock, songs, tunes, ceol & more Craic! We are The Full Irish! Storytellers, protesters and performers, we possess a catalogue of originals and also love to cover the classics. Folk, blues & rock blended with introspective songwriting and a warmth that welcomes all. Our repertoire comprises of music from Australia, Ireland, UK, America and other places around the world. The Full Irish also sing some beautiful originals telling stories of our history and a focus on social and environmental issues facing us today. "These guys can deliver an up-tempo lively sound and then drop it down to a haunting melody, steeped with their earthly Celtic roots! They perform music with a seamless blending of influences as diverse as Eric Bogle, Christy Moore, Thin Lizzy, Tom Waits, The Pogues, Randy Newman, Johnny Cash, U2 and not forgetting The Rubberbandits!"

Website: https://www.reverbnation.com/thefullirish
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Full-Irish-383549725781688/
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The Good Girl Song Project

Fresh from the first season of the full theatrical presentation of Helen Begley's Voyage, The Good Girl Song project (Carly Ellis, Penny Larkins, Penelope Swales, Kylie Morrigan and Meredith Beardmore) are bringing the songs and stories to Quinty's 50th.

Interweaving melodious flutes, fiddle, whistles and harmonies with little known stories of 19th century female immigration to Australia, these songs will capture your hearts and minds.

Website: https://www.voyagemusical.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegoodgirlsongproject
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The Thieving Magpies

The Thieving Magpies roam the musical world picking up pretty tunes wherever they find them -Scandinavia, the Balkans, the Middle East, the British Isles & a smattering of originals.

We characterise ourselves as tune thieves because we take pride in our ability to pick the eyes out of traditional repertoires from all over the world. If it is shiny enough to catch our ears and proves to be sweet and tasty, we'll add it to the collection! As well as playing guitar, Marni Sheehan's dusted off her piano accordion, Jane Harding's doing rhythms and melody on tenor banjo and Natasha Mullings keeps us nice with her beautiful classical flute playing. A trio of unexpected delights, if ever there was one!

Audiences appreciate our act for its sparkle, variety, humour & the occasional Dark Moment.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janenattiemarnie
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The Water Runners

The Water Runners BIO From South Coast NSW, The Water Runners' original bluegrass-infused Australian folk/roots music with its four-part harmony story-telling has engaged and moved audiences at festivals, venues and events from Sydney to the Snowy, Tamworth to Tathra and Wollongong to Woy Woy. The Water Runners' song writing and musicianship has been recognised with semi-final and final honours in the Tamworth Song Writers Association awards in 2019 and 2020 and in achieving "Best Band' in the 2020 Australian National Busking Championships and also second in the Open category. They have supported international acts including the USA's Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass and Scotland's The Elephant Sessions. The band is a mix of experienced musicians John Littrich (guitar/vocals) and Neil McCann (banjo/mandolin/vocals, formerly of folk legends, Wongawilli) and younger musicians James Turk (double-bass), Danita Harris (violin) and Dom Littrich (percussion - Dom also plays in rock band Pacific Avenue and funk band Big Twisty and the Funk Nasty). The band's first album, Heading South, was released early 2017. In 2019, they released their second studio album, Point of No Return produced by John Kane (The Flying Emus). The Water Runners have recently been working with multi award-winning producer, Matt Fell (ABC's The Recording Studio), to record a third album to be released July 2021. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, double bass, percussion combine with tight harmonies as The Water Runners' take you on a musical journey through stories of love, loss, cautionary tales and South Coast trails. Come along for the ride!

Website: https://thewaterrunners.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewaterrunners/
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Tripple Effect

Tripple Effect, is an acoustic folk trio from Newcastle, NSW, comprising sisters Carrie and Lynden Jacobi with Len McCarthy. Using guitars, ukuleles, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, recorder and rich harmonies, they sing original songs informed by their backgrounds of activism about contemporary social and environmental issues, as well as songs that speak to the heart, and some a little light-hearted. Formed in 2018, Tripple Effect has performed at various festivals to appreciative audiences. They were winners of the 2020 Alistair Hulett Songs for Social Justice Award for the song (cowritten by John Sutton), Straight from the Heart, which they have performed at protests, NAIDOC functions and a book launch, (but unfortunately, due to Covid, were unable to perform it at the National Folk Festival, as winners of the past awards have done). The song is now recorded and released on streaming services thanks to the Award.

Website: http://trippleeffect.band.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tripple-Effect-235315893904357
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