Emlyn And Jodie O'regan

These two mightn't know how to use a hairbrush, but gee willickers, they can sing. Mighty voices, mad arrangements, intoxicating harmonies and huge energy that fills every venue they sing in. Their sets are totally eclectic, ranging from classical to celtic to blues and jazz. This acapella duo stuns and inspires, leaving audiences asking - how on earth can they do that with just two voices!

Website: http://emlynandjodieoregan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmlynAndJodieORegan
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Charlotte Rose And Jess

Since starting a solo career playing blackboard slots at Folk Festivals in 2014, nineteen-year-old Charlotte Rose has found her voice. It's been said that she has "a guitar that speaks", and she's used it to create folk and country-based songs that showcase her original sound. Hailing from Sydney's Northern Beaches, she is often joined onstage by her younger sister Jess, making the music a family affair.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/musicbycharlotterose
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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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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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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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Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar

Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar is a vocal duo based in Morpeth, NSW. 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"performed by Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar is three different forty-five (45) minute performances, 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 Dreamtime Land"referring to the lovely quality of session music and camp fire songs shared with friends.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sweetsongsandsoftguitar/
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Mad Adam

Miguel Heatwole and Dallas de Brabander offer an exciting and unusual collection of folk duets and solo pieces, delivering a rich cocktail of powerful, unexpected and entertaining songs spiced with delicious harmony. Their repertoire mixes original compositions with traditional songs and contemporary covers.

Regular performers at The Loaded Dog Folk Club in Sydney, the duo toured the northern rivers of NSW in 2013 with Ecopella, to raise funds and support the anti coal seam gas movement in that region.

MaD aDaM performed at the Kangaroo Valley and St Albans Folk Festivals in 2013 and at St Albans again in 2014.

Website: http://dallasdebrabander.wix.com/mad-adam#!videos/c9qb
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Humbug

Humbug weave a tapestry of vocal harmonies, funky rhythms and soaring instrumentation to breath energy and beauty into contemporary and traditional Celtic songs and tunes. Bring your voices to sing with us, bring your dancing shoes to frolic with us and bring a tissue to dab your eyes! We will take you on a journey through the emerald fields and through the highlands and the heathers.

Website: http://Www.humbugsings.com
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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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Amigas

Amigas are five friends who first formed at Newcastle Folk Club's Sessionfest in 2014 to share their love of vocal harmonies with stringed accompaniment (guitar, bouzukie, mandolin, banjo , ukulele and mandolin. After years of playing music around campfires and singing in stairwells, halls and doorways they are excited to be performing some of their favourite songs from an extensive folk repertoire at their favourite festival "Quinty"

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amigasfolkband?fref=ts
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The Other Side

John McCarthy, guitar tutor and singer/songwriter formed the group "The Other Side' to provide performance opportunities for his most talented students. The Group has performed at Floriade, "Beyond Q', "A Bite to eat', The Wagga Wagga and Moruya Jazz Festivals as well as the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, The Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Canberra Country Music Festival, The group has been delighting audiences with its blend of folk, country, blues, jazz, soft rock and occasional classical influences. Featuring voice and acoustic guitar their original music has been described as contemporary folk or countr

Website: http://www.cubbyhousestudio.com.au
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Craig And Simone Dawson

Craig and Simone Dawson are doing a bit of "re-inventing themselves". After performing for years together in many places around Australia, they are currently working on songs using double vocal and stringed arrangements. Blending harmonies and rhythms, Craig struts his stuff with his fancy guitar work whilst Simone sits back and enjoys the scenery.

Website: http://www.craigandsimone.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craig-and-Simone
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Guyy

Guyy is a new face to hit the music scene in 2013. Born in tropical Queensland and raised in Canberra, Guyy began playing guitar from a young age and continued learning for 8 years before resigning from his full time job as a 3D animation artist and diving head first into a life of music.

Guyy blends a love of Pink Floyd ingenuity with a later found taste for Australian roots & folk. Guyy incorporates an arsenal of effects pedals with his acoustic guitars, being able to switch from soothing acoustic melodies to overdriven tones - merging different elements and styles to create a unique and refreshing sound. Guyy has a passion for connecting with people, and sharing that journey with everyone.

In his short career Guyy has been nominated for 2 ARIA awards - Best Independent Release and best Blues and Roots Album and is making his way around Australia's folk festivals circuit.

Website: http://www.guyy.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuyyMusic
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Alex And Joel

lex Richens is an alarmingly well-groomed ex horse-whisperer from the Midwestern United States. He has previously gigged solo through the Canberra folk scene and at interstate festivals, and has a rich musical family background on all sides. He dabbles in guitar, lap slide, trumpet and bouldering.

Joel Davy trained classically for 12 years before loosening his grip to focus on blues and jazz. He has been involved in the Canberra music scene as a solo artist, in smaller jazz and classical ensembles, and the Canberra Youth Orchestra before forming a duo with Alex in 2013. He sometimes plays the piano but is not really qualified to do so, and is growing his hair longer in case it becomes necessary during a gig to construct a bow for his cello from surrounding materials.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandjoel?ref=hl
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The Scary Family Band

The Scary Family Band are on a family holiday road trip far from their Tasmanian home. They invite you to come along to their family friendly folk jugband explosion for a program of old and new songs from the Mediterranean peasant kitchen to the sand dunes of Mars.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaryfamilyband/
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Quigley, Begley And Butler

Blues siren, Marisa Quigley, rough angel, Helen Begley, and folk goddess Racheal Butler join forces in a song writer in the round presentation. In this special show, not seen since their last appearance together under The Hills Hoist in Wodonga, the three mates trade original and favourite songs, spill the beans on each other's well kept secrets and share an entertaining friendship that will delight audiences. They are still trying to decide how they'll make their spectacular entrance onto the stage. They're leaning towards the idea of piling into Racheal's Ute and doing a victory lap of the oval with a megaphone and a lasso. However, they get to the stage, their show should not be missed

Website: http://www.helenbegley.com.au
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Heirs

Heir honest lyrics and acoustic driven tunes are matched with sweet and soaring electric tones that leave you feeling awash with hope. For a relatively new band they have a distinctive sound, showcasing powerful vocals and warm three part harmonies. Heirs debut album "The Thick of It"is a journey through struggle, joy, despair and hope - underpinned with a strong sense of purpose.

Website: https://www.heirsmusic.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeirsBandPage/
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Den Hanrahan And The Rum Runners

4 piece Hillbilly/bluegrass act. Playing original music from our new record 'the RUM RUNNERS'. Hanrahan's music is a compendium of ballads, laments and reckless dirges from his songbook of the open road. It makes no secret of his love for Americana, freely employing banjos, steel guitars and the hard-driven word in a recreation of the old-fashioned world that still lives in his heart. Steeped in present-day Australia, the phantom images of the past intrude all over his tales of remorse and redemption, cocaine and corruption, the plaintive song of a bruised and homesick traveller.

His releases, The Rum Runners, One Horse Town, Black Swamp Road and Red Dust have charted his relentless orbit round the country, touring through the landscapes that become his songs – the people, their stories, his own past.

He plays like he drives, fast and ferocious, burning out motors and his good wife's patience as he treks the country, rocking roadhouses, festivals and pubs. Bold and bodacious, his shows can be as alarmingly intimate as they are good old-fashioned fun.

Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/denhanrahanandtherumrunnerser
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Enda Kenny & Lindsay Martin

Enda and Lindsay met around a campfire at Quinty a long time ago. The rest is history as they say. Seven albums later and several overseas tours as far afield as UK/HK/NZ/TAS... they are festival favourites all over Australia and bring a swag of new songs from their latest album Heart Tattoo - the title track was first performed around a campfire here two years ago. Homecoming is a wonderful thing.

Website: http://www.endakenny.com.au
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Maia Jelavic

Hailing from the NSW Central Coast, award-winning Maia Jelavic is a rapidly rising star in Australian folk-rock. With her soulful voice, intricate guitar and gorgeous imagery, Maia's songs are stories, full of lost loves and dusty windows, of soldiers and seductions. Following the great success of her debut EP tour, The Less I See, throughout Sydney and Melbourne, Maia has recently returned from her first US performances alongside The Sharrows.

On both acoustic and electric guitar Maia has performed with some of Australia's most exciting talent, including Siskin River, Tin Sparrow, Jacob Pearson, Tom Stephens, and Shelley Segal.

Her style is reminiscent of Lior mixed with Laura Marling by way of The Tallest Man on Earth; riveting vocals blended with evocative lyrics. With an EP down and album around the corner, Maia Jelavic is a songwriter guaranteed to leave her mark.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/maiajmusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maiajmusic
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The April Maze

With music that has been described as a mix of spectral dustbowl blues, vengeful hoedowns and pared back swoon songs the April Maze's sound is for all-weather - to curl up with on rainy days or to dance to in a sun-soaked summer. The April Maze delicately fuse a haunting melancholy sound with dreamy tripped-out harmonies, lyrical cello, banjo, guitar and sultry vocals...

Website: http://www.theaprilmazemusic.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aprilmazemusic
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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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Lorraine Mccrimmon

Lorraine Mccrimmon has played at quinty recently
A performance poets of several years reciting both traditional & comtemporary some humouros some serious recently won Reciter Of The Year at Kangaroo Folk Festival

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O'neill's Folly

O'Neill's Folly are late musical bloomers, singing and playing Celtic and Americana music on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. They sing songs of love, death and history in multi-textured arrangements that lift both the band and the listener. Come be entertained, surprised and even inspired by their infectious enthusiasm and shared joy of life and music.

Website: http://oneillsfolly.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ONeills-Folly-1577632229218572/
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The Blue Yonder

The Blue Yonder are a five piece indie-folk band from North East Victoria, featuring twin flute-slide guitar fuelled original songs and instrumentals that evoke panoramic images of the Australian landscape.

With John Fairbridge (guitar), Rolie Dwyer (drums), Ado Osborne (Bass), Meredith Greenwood (Vocals,flute percussion) and Kim Salter (flute, percussion, vocals), The Blue Yonder cook up a musical casserole with influences including a pinch of Jethro Tull, a teaspoon of Led Zeppelin, half an ounce of Cruel Sea and a healthy dollop of twin-flute-fuelled-slide-guitar-tub-thumping folk rock. A tasty racket guaranteed to feed an empty dance floor

Website: http://www.theblueyonderband.com
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Michael Waugh

Michael Waugh's insightful storytelling lyricism cuts to the emotional heart of everyday experience. Compared to the honesty and power of folk and country legends like Paul Kelly and John Williamson, Michael is uniquely Australian. His songs about growing up on an East Gippsland dairy farm and living in Melbourne are gut-wrenchingly honest, brave and compellingly beautiful. Audiences laugh, cry and sing along - recognising their own lives in the music. Michael performs with Kate Crowley and Rob Moss. Michael's debut album 'What We Might Be' was supported by the Troubadour Foundation and produced by Aria Award Winner, Shane Nicholson. He has also released two EPs, Heyfield Girl and Drafts, now available.

Website: http://www.michaelwaugh.com.au
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Norway For A Day

Classically-trained, finger-style-guitarist Vašek meets "nightingale"singer/songwriter Charlotte Rose to create dreamy, folk-influenced cover and original sets ranging from old-school country to modern pop.

Website: http://Instagram.com/norwayforaday
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/norwayforaday
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Anna Smyrk

With a voice as pure as mountain water, haunting songwriting and bare-bones arrangements, Anna Smyrk delves deep into the art of storytelling. Her live show takes you on a journey around the world, presenting rich folk tunes inspired by two years of living in Cambodia and the Solomon Islands. Anna has toured widely around Australia, including shows at Port Fairy Folk, Queenscliff Music and Nimbin Roots Festivals. Her latest EP was described as "a slow-burning gem"by Rhythms Magazine, while ABC Radio National called it "exquisite." Hailing from Central Victoria, Anna juggles her music with her work in international development. From forming a duo with a traditional instrumentalist in Cambodia to running song-writing workshops for young people in the Solomon Islands, she sees music as a way to connect with people in diverse places. She's back in Australia to release a new single; catch her while you can!

Website: http://www.annasmyrk.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/annasmyrkmusic
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Angie & The Doc

Angie & the Doc have take Central Victoria by storm with their sweet, close harmonies backed by Doc's intricate, finger picking guitar and Angie holding down the rhythm on the bass. These two play a cross over genre called 'folkgrass' which speaks for itself really, along with some traditional, acapella, Appalachian style gospel.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/folkgrass.duo/
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Abigail Wighton

Growing up in the Illawarra, Abigail Wighton has enjoyed writing songs from a young age. Her sweet melodies, soul-bearing storytelling and finger-style guitar playing captivate audiences. She is currently working on her debut EP which is set to be released by the end of 2019. Abigail regularly performs around Sydney and the Illawarra region including the 2018 Surry Hills Festival. She was also delighted to play the Illawarra Folk Festival and Courtyard Sessions at the Seymour Centre earlier this year. She is thrilled to make her Uranquinty Folk Festival Debut this year.

Website: http://abigailwighton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abigailwightonmusic/
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The Good Girl Song Project

The Good Girl Song Project is anchored in great story telling and original song writing. Penny Larkins and Helen Begley present their stunning new folk song cycle, "Settlement"which follows the experience of new female immigrants to the Australia of the 1830's. 50 words



Website: http://www.thegoodgirlsongproject.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegoodgirlstory/
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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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Begley, Butler And Quigley

A long time ago, Helen Begley, Rachel Butler and Marisa Quigley shortened their collective name to BBQ and took a musical tour to Broken Hill. They travelled with a film crew and their tour manager, Marisa's Auntie Ethyl. During the tour they ran a crowdfunding campaign to help assist with film crew costs, publicity and petrol. They raised the money, had lots of adventures, witnessed a kidnap, learnt about friendship and the pressures of touring and delivered some gorgeous songs to some great audiences along the Murray River. This year, they are ecstatic to present the world premier of their film BBQ to Broken Hill at Uranquinty Folk Festival.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/begleybutlerandquigley/
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Lainey & Steve

Lainey & Steve has played at quinty recently
Tunes and songs from a number of traditions, played on Low Whistles Guitars and Banjo.

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Wally Byrne

Wally Byrne has played at quinty recently
Wally Byrne's songs, set in Australia's past and present, tell stories about what it means to live. After a couple of decades of writing and performing, he released his solo album in 2016. Wally is a classic folk story teller. His songs are a tonic for the soul.



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Sam Mcmahon

For lack of a better metaphor, throw a large portion of Folk, a hint of Reggae and a dash of Rock music in the one room. Blend it all together to create a one man show and you'll come out with something along the lines of Sam McMahon. After dropping his University studies earlier this year, Sam has gone into hiding for the last few months to write new material to share with audiences around Australia.

Website: http://www.sammcmahonmusic.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sammcmahonmusic
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Helen Begley

Helen Begley presents intimate performances of original songs in themes that range from "Living in West Brunswick" to "The Boat Song Collection." She sings with a deep vibrato and has a unique guitar picking and ukulele plucking style and her wry humour and conversational storytelling punctuate each song. In March 2013 she released her new album, "West Brunswick", which pays homage to 20 years of living in Melbourne's Inner North and has spent 2013 presenting her new album in the lounge rooms, kitchens and backyards of Melbourne's suburbs, regional Victoria and NSW.

Trad 'n Now journalist, David O'Connor writes of her performance, "that Helen Begley writes a mean song and performs like a rough angel". Like all rough angels, her favourite food is cake.

Website: http://www.helenbegley.com
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Adrian Clark

Fresh of the release of his Second EP, and hailing from Albury/Wodonga, this Indie Singer-Songwriter, Adrian Clark, will take you on a journey through heartache and out the other side. A new twist on the old classic, let this one man, percussive guitar show, tell you a story about life, music, love and beyond.

Website: https://www.adrianclarkmusic.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artist.adrian.clark/
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Mike Cosgriff

Mike Cosgriff has played at quinty recently
Mike is a singer songwriter with a big hat and a somewhat quirky outlook on life. His songs capture some astonishing moments from a life well lived. Expect tails of Floating Dogs, Talking Horses, Singing Undertakers and other everyday occurrences

Mike spent most of his life on a dairy farm living and working closely with all kinds of animals. Critters will talk to you if you listen carefully, and he's a very good listener. He also shares a strong empathy with the folks who inhabited Australia before him, whitefellas and blackfellas alike. In later life he's travelled widely, plunging boots first into countries like Kazakhstan and Mongolia, accepting all the adventures that came his way with equanimity. And he's been damned lucky too!!

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The Martins

The songs that make up Mike and Lindsay Martin are summed up in Review "Postcard from Candelo€ť One word comes to mind... Australia. Not Australia as it was, not Australia as it is, but the Australia I know, the Australia we should be. This album contains the strengths and passions of a writer committed to social justice and affairs with an undeniable sense of real community, a thinking man. It is a great album. -- Danny Priestley & Katie Charlton-Jones.

Mike's gentle humour laden punch and wry observations pop up to make the point and personalise it. -- Gypsy Jack .

Website: http://mikemartin.com.au
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Greg Hudson

Greg Hudson has played at quinty recently
From Lawson in the Blue Mountains Greg sings songs strongly influenced by personal narrative, social justice and political themes in both traditional and contemporary settings.

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3 Sheets To The Wind

"3 Sheets to the Wind" combines the musical talents of Col Bernau, Steve MacDonald, Lainey Keir and talented singer Nina Haysler . Songs and tunes, tunes, tunes - Celtic, French, Latin American, Old Timey and Gypsy Jazz. 3 Sheets to the Wind brings a fresh approach to contempory folk music using Guitar, Barritone Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Quatro, Mando Cello, Bazouki, Irish Whistles and vocals.Veteran's of many festivals and bands (Lainey in Mothers of Intention, Badja River Band; Steve in Jim Stubbs Backing Band, Alan Mussagrove, Badja River Band; and Col in many guises including guitarist for Ricky May, Erroll Buddle, B.B. King, Joe Cocker, Leo Sayer, Hot Chocolate, Renee Geyer, Split Enz , John Paul Young to name a few . They have recently wowed audiences at the National, Turning Wave and Uranquinty Folk Festivals, the Merry Muse Folk Club in Canberra and the Wagga Jazz Festival. "What a magic weekend. Musical highlights? ...3 Sheets to the Wind - especially the songs on Banjo". Jason Roweth.

Website: http://3sheets2wind.wordpress.com/
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Luke Robinson

Luke is a singer-songwriter born in Traralgon, Victoria who after working for several years as a doctor in the Northern Territory has now settled back in Melbourne. With a rich and powerful bass voice accompanied by acoustic guitar and varied styles including folk, country, blues and rock, his songs cover issues as diverse as our nation's mistreatment of it's First People and refugees, fracking, war and social democracy, as well some lighter-hearted commentary on modern life. His influences include Australian artists Redgum, Shane Howard, Eric Bogle, Midnight Oil, Kev Carmody, Neil Murray and Paul Kelly, and internationally, Johhny Cash, Phil Ochs, Billy Bragg and Bob Dylan. A regular busker as well as performer at open mic nights and festival chalkboard sessions, Luke is now recording and seeking to play at the folk festivals of which he is a enthusiatic devotee.

Website: https://soundcloud.com/lukerrobinson
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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, "this is music for the literate Hillbilly€ť. 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, "the arrangements and performances are utterly engaging and, because of the nature of the material, altogether timeless."It's music that makes you lean in and listen.

Website: https://slimdime.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slimdimeduo/
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The Little Stevies

The Little Stevies are made up of sisters Sibylla and Bethany Stephen. They have existed as a band for many years and have taken on many incarnations. But the steadfast sisters have always been the heart and soul and they continue to perform and make music as The Little Stevies.

Over the years they've toured Australia, Canada and the US extensively and have released three full-length studio albums and a live album thus far.

Their live show is well known around Australia for their unpredictable and often hilarious between-song banter, as well as the sisters' pop melodies, angelic harmonies and heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics.

I challenge you not to be glowing after seeing them play.

Website: http://www.thelittlestevies.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thelittlestevies
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Rachel Clark

A self-taught Singer-Songwriter, Rachel Clark delivers a heart-felt and intimate combination of music and story-telling; With a vibe of soulful acoustic folk and in a bare-all honesty, telling stories of loss, love and the battles fought within ourselves.

Website: http://www.rachelclarkofficial.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelClarkMusic/
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Haitani

With his unique finger style and soulful earthy vocals, Dean Haitani draws inspiration from folk & roots music, and his love of funk and old school R&B rhythms. An accomplished guitarist/singer/songwriter, over the last 20 years Dean has toured the US, UK & Europe.

His unique sound comes from his ability to cross many musical genres. Dean's has honed the craft of both acoustic & electric guitar and his dynamic live performance comprises of foot percussion, a variety of guitars (running octave, delay, distortion, phaser & wah effects) vocals & harmonica.

Dean is currently touring promoting his 14th studio album "47 stones€ť.

Website: https://www.deanhaitanimusic.com/
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/deanhaitanimusic/
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Grand Gesture

Grand Gesture are an indie folk band which hail from Sydney, Australia. Their catchy melodies, warm tones and playful banter contribute to the whole overall encapsulating experience of their show. After initially popping up on the scene in 2015 as "Samuel Davidson and the One Night Band' Grand Gesture made the change in 2016 as they took a more collaborative route to creating and developing their tunes. The unique sound they produce flows from the mix of genres they listen to for inspiration which include Rock, Pop, Indie, Classical, Spanish, Rap and of course, Aussie Hip Hop.

The have been described as "...a refreshing band that has a unique collection of talented people who are genuinely more than some of their counterparts. These guys and gal make delicious music€¦ As president of the Songwriting Society of Australia, I can assure you that this band will disarm you with their charm, talent and beautiful original music..." by PJ Scully, the President of the Songwriting Society of Australia.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/grandgestureband
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Dingo's Breakfast

From "Orrible Oliver and the White Rocks of Connacht, down all the years to Thatcher's Britain. Wild tales of slavery, rebellion, mayhem and murder brought to you in entertaining verse and song by the Dingo's Breakfast and friends. From Kelly, the Boy from Killane to Ned Kelly from Victoria. From Mountjoy Jail to Stringybark Creek, finally fetching up on Britain's canals, railways and motorways. Join us as we follow some of the fortunes and misfortunes that the great and terrible Irish Diaspora inflicted upon the indomitable Irish folk down through the centuries.

Website: http://www.dingos-breakfast.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dingosbreakfast/
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Spirit Of The Glen

"Follow the Spirit" - Glen Innes based Skye McKenny and Col Pike share a life-long love of folk music and in 2002 came together to form Spirit of the Glen.

Spirit of the Glen bring great harmonies and a variety of instruments (nylon guitars, whistles, harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele and the occasional bangey thing) to their extensive repertoire which includes traditional, original, celtic and contemporary folk songs and tunes as well as those of the folk revival era.

They also enjoy dragging in tunes from other less obvious sources, especially from the 60's and 70's, and applying their own treatments.

Regulars in numerous far-flung venues ranging from festivals, wineries, pubs and clubs to pavements, churches and paddocks, Spirit of the Glen appeal to young and old alike and are Winners of The Australian Celtic Festival Triquetra Award.

Website: http://spiritoftheglen.net
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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.members.optusnet.com.au/capt.accordion/
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Jo Cresswell & Rita Woolhouse

This duo will inspire you with their contemporary and traditional versions of Scottish music, forays into Scandinavia and some original compositions. Jo Cresswell brings great beauty and a lightness of touch on piano and concertina and Rita Woolhouse creates a warm undertow of richness on cello.

Website: http://www.jocresswell.com
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Organic Joe

Performing together as Organic Joe since 2015, singer-songwriters Philip Cappadona and Sharyn Dickeson embrace their natural chemistry to deliver original songs that are quirky, whimsical and satirical. Between them they create a musical experience that universally connects with audiences at festivals and events throughout Australia. This Progressive Folk duo commands an energetic fusion of contemporary folk, rock, blues & roots. Combined with their thought provoking lyrics that are both reflective and humorous, Organic Joe delivers truly dynamic performances and recordings. Their use of an acoustic guitar, ukuleles, tin whistle, harmonica and percussion, creates a strong, unforgettable sound. With vocals described as salt and pepper, layered with sweet and unexpected harmonies, wicked humour and on-stage banter, Organic Joe takes their audiences on a playful journey. Organic Joe's debut album, "Waiting for the Mothership"was released in November 2015 and has been described as "Superb" and "Lyrically demanding the listener's attention". Their second album, "Nine Miles Out To Sea" was launched at the Paynesville Music Festival, February 2019, to an enthusiastic & appreciative audience.

Website: https://organicjoe.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrganicJoe.Official
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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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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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Luke R Davies

Luke R Davies, like the blues and songs that have something to say. He is a songwriter that gets buy on guitar plays a decent blues harp and can sing a bit too.

Website: http://www.lukerdavies.com/
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Willowy

Willowy are Purveyors of dark folk, a Sydney duo creating music that sinks rather than settles. Musically they sit in a softly shaded folky part of the woods, with nylon string guitar, bowed acoustic bass and sporadic banjo and mandolin. The music is dusted with folk instrumentation and a haunting delivery that resonates. "The dull, passe folk music of today becomes the instrument for saying something sharp and arresting; sweet phrases suddenly bludgeon the listener, and the pretty blonde girl isn't what she seemed to be anymore." -Chris Cobcroft, Music Director 4ZZZ, Brisbane The roots of Willowy's music sink themselves in the storytelling folk artists of old and new, tackling eternal themes in a modern context. Whilst there is a softness to the music, the center of it is in the darkness in the depths of life and the contradictions it pulls from all of us. Willowy emerged on the folk scene in early 2014 with the release of their debut single "Waiting on you'. The duo has frequented many acclaimed venues in their hometown of Sydney. 2016 saw the release of Willowy's debut Ep "The White Dress', an 8 track conceptual artwork, with each song melding into the next, taking the listener on a journey, challenging constructs of femininity and delving into the cracks in the charade of a maiden in a white dress. Willowy have embarked on two extensive East Coast tours of Australia in 2015 & 2016, visiting both capital cities and rural areas.

Website: https://willowymusic.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Willowymusic/
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The Guitar Cases Band

Original outlaw country and folk influenced blues from Canberra's hardest working band. Think Redgum meets Johnny Cash and Muddy Waters.

Andy Daniels delivers an intimate country folk ballad one minute and powerful blues the next. Andrew Tatnell provides sweet melodies on his Fender electric and slide on his self-made cigar box guitar. The talented Ang Perusco adds bristling blues harmonica, acoustic guitar and vocals, and the Master percussionist Red Herbert keeps the outfit smokin' on bongos and cajone.

Website: http://www.theguitarcases.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Guitar-Cases/128126533878357
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Putty Road

Putty Road combines the talents of Jane M Harding (vocals, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, whistles, clarinet) and Amanda Broberg (vocals, bouzouki, guitar). The repertoire ranges from Jane's original songs through an eclectic selection of covers, including Amanda's amazing interpretations of Martin Simpson works, and tune sets from the Australian, Scandinavian, Celtic and Old Timey traditions. All of this comes with a side serve of blues for good measure. Putty Road is a versatile and exciting combination featuring stunning vocals and great arrangements that is bound to delight. Their debut cd Breakfast at the Blue Wren Cafe was launched at the 2014 National Folk Festival.

Website: http://www.janemharding.com/puttyroad/
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Mariah Mccarthy

Originating in small country town Heathcote, folk singer/songwriter Mariah McCarthy made the move to Melbourne three years ago and quickly gained recognition in the folk scene with her duo Deer Prudence. The duo performed at countless festivals including Yackandandah Folk Festival (VIC), Wintermoon Festival (QLD), St Albans Festival (NSW) and Majors Creek Festival (NSW) where the pair was awarded the Ros Hales Memorial Award for Young Female Artists. Mariah now embarks on her future work as a solo musician producing intimate, thought provoking songs. Influenced by many timeless artists such as; Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, as well as countless contemporary acts - Mariah delicately tells stories of love and loss. 2017 will see Mariah set out to record and release her debut EP.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariahmccarthymusic/
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The Hexhamshire Lass

The Hexhamshire Lass has played at quinty recently
Award-winning Northumbrian Piper and singer, Helen is a well-known figure in the world of Northumbrian music. She has performed in England, New Zealand and Australia and is an honorary member of the British Northumbrian Pipers' Soc.. She sings, recites, and plays with an infectious humour and enthusiasm. Her songs range from very ancient to almost new and touch on all the human emotions: cry about loss, laugh about love, suffer with those who struggle, celebrate with those who triumph. The tunes will make you want to dance, tap your feet, smile or remember special moments. Listen to this glimpse of traditional music from the North East and be transported. Helen has taught many people to play the Northumbrian Smallpipes and will happily encourage you to 'have a go' at her workshops.

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The Remnantz

The Remnantz - Aussie folk/pop/rock and bush-dance band

For over 15 years "The Remnantz' have performed at many border and district cafes, pubs, festivals, fairs and parties. "The Remnantz' unique style is created through their empathy for 70's and 80's Oz music, their original songs and through the world music they play. They are also a bush-dance band when Jack Jensen (fiddle, banjo, guitar, harp), Peter Klein (guitar, mandolin) and Rowan Brown (double bass, drums, percussion, brass) are joined by one of Australia's most experienced bush dance callers, Di Simpson. A Remnantz bush dance is a passionate musical experience not to be missed!'

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theremnantz1
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Franklin B Paverty

Franklin B Paverty is Australia's longest running bush band and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. With a wealth of experience and enthusiasm amongst its members "The Pavs" are well loved and treasured, having performed for prime ministers, the Queen, small children and some cute farm animals. Paverty are renowned for their traditional bush songs and rollicking dances. Come and celebrate the rich tradition of Australian Bush music with Franklin. B Paverty.

Website: http://www.paverty.com.au
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Vendulka

With her debut EP 'Restless' going to #1 on the global singer songwriter charts in less than 48 hours, Vendulka is not to be underestimated. With her lyrical storytelling and acoustic guitar she has enchanted audiences globally. Growing up in a musical family, music is second nature. Having her hand at various instruments throughout her life, cello, clarinet and most successfully guitar- she is always looking to explore musical styles. Her young age of 16 has been surprising to many- including Jon Bon Jovi- who called her an 'old soul' and a 'storyteller'. Recently crowned Australian National Busking Youth Champion- just shows that Vendulka will take any stage and make it her own. Most commonly she is described as an Indie singer/songwriter, but plays around with many genres developing a unique twist on each of them. With haunting melodies and lyrics from the heart, Vendulka will have you will be mesmerised in your seat.

Website: http://www.vendulka.com.au
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vendulkamusic
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Wood Street Family Band

Short bio: Singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Coen Dixon, Leah Jeskie, Darren Christie and Marisa Quigley are the Wood Street Family Band. They trade songs, stories and instruments creating an alchemy of indie folk trad with tinges of country and americana and a synergy that can only come from strong friendship and shared musical journeys.

Longer bio: Sometimes you meet particular people that feel more like family than friends. Sometimes you find yourself in an unexpected situation that just feels right. Sometimes certain things just go click. That's what happened when four musicians came together for an impromptu gig one night. The planets were aligned, there was a tremor in the force, that night the Wood street Family band was born. Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Coen Dixon, Leah Jeskie, Darren Christie and Marisa Quigley come together trading songs, stories and instruments, performing a mix of their own songs and the songs that have influenced them the most as soloists. Between them they play guitars, ukulele, piano accordion, keys, clarinet, flute, bass and a suitcase drum kit and showcase a blend of indie folk trad with tinges of country and Americana. The Wood Street Family Band create an alchemy that proves, family bonds don't just have to be bound in blood, they can be created with music too.

Website: https://woodstreetfamilyba.wixsite.com/band
Facebook: https://p.facebook.com/TheWoodStreetFamilyBand/
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