Albion Fair Morris
Albion Fair performs Morris dances from the north west of England. Characterized by precision, patterns and mirth, with a troupe of eight dancers and three musicians.
SAT 10:45am-11:15am – Tivoli On Track
SAT 4:00pm-4:30pm – Tivoli On Track

Alex Sreckovic
Alex plays around Wollongong performing his own songs,  His musical style does include a folk flavour but is influenced by many other genres.
SAT 11:00am-11:45am – Miner’s Camp

Arch Bishop
Warren Bishop (universally known as Arch or Archie) is a master of the straight-face. “Arch” is a larger than life part of the New South Wales folk festival scene as a poet, story-teller and raconteur. He’s a man who loves to laugh – especially if he’s sharing the joke with others.
THU 4:00pm-6:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea)
FRI 8:30am-10:30am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SAT 8:00am-10:00am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SUN 8:00am-9:30am – Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute)

Atif and Sako
Atif and Sako, a Syrian duo fusing Middle Eastern beats with traditional and contemporary melodies.
SAT 6:30pm-7:15pm – Restaurant

Since their Illawarra debut 10 years ago, AZ-I-AM perform a variety of genres that cross boundaries with ease, with a strong Celtic and country flavor.
SAT 2:00pm-2:45pm – Miner’s Camp
SUN 3:45pm-4:30pm – Nag’s Lounge

Balkan Elvis & The Transcontinentals
Acclaimed crooner and festival favourite Mikelangelo plays the Balkan Elvis, an eccentric and lovable chancer whose life story mirrors that of the King, only transposed into Eastern Europe. He’ll be joined by members of Zumpa to create The Transcontinentals and an Italian flavour.
THU 1:00pm-2:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Songwriting and Stagecraft)
THU 9:00pm-9:45pm – Tivoli On Track
FRI 10:00pm-11:00pm – Global Green
SAT 10:54am-11:00am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 5:18pm-5:24pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SAT 8:00pm-9:00pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SUN 2:30pm-3:15pm – Black Diamond Marquee

Baz Cooper
Baz Cooper brings his latest eclectic show-Illawarra, including original songs, international accordion pieces plus piano blues and boogie!
WED 2:00pm-3:00pm – Folk School Chill Room (Getting the most out of your Accordion)
THU 8:00pm-8:40pm – Grandstand Bar (Accordion and String Society)
FRI 6:30pm-7:15pm – Miner’s Camp
SAT 7:30pm-8:15pm – Nag’s Lounge

That rhythmic beat rolling through town can only be the Beatmeisters! You spin into a dervish as your pulse is mirrored in sonic waves and your walk skewed into a dance.
FRI 8:00pm-8:45pm – Restaurant
SAT 9:45pm-10:45pm – Tivoli On Track

The Beez
The Beez – that Berlin cabaret band – have become Australian festival favourites and now they’ve moved from their famous ‘Sitzdisco’ (dancing while seated) -‘Moshpitzen’ (mosh pitting).
THU 10:00pm-10:45pm – Tivoli On Track
FRI 4:00pm-5:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 12:45pm-1:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SUN 10:54am-11:12am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 5:15pm-6:00pm – The Chapel

Big Erle
Big Erle’s handcrafted, well-worn blues will get your feet a-tappin’ and your thighs a-slappin’. Featuring a finger picking style, strong vocal lines and provocative lyrics, Big Erle is sure-entertain.
FRI 3:45pm-4:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SUN 4:45pm-5:30pm – Nag’s Lounge

Black Bear Duo
Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon bring a deep love of Scottish music and years of experience playing for dances and concerts.
THU 8:50pm-9:30pm – Grandstand Bar (Accordion and String Society)
FRI 7:00pm-8:00pm – Tivoli On Track (Scottish Ceili)
SAT 8:00pm-9:15pm – Tivoli On Track (Scottish Ceili)
SUN 3:30pm-4:15pm – Miner’s Camp

Black Joak Morris
Black Joak Morris performs traditional folk dancing of the English Cotswolds. The Joakers are an energetic side who couple athletic display with bright costumes and loud bells.
SAT 1:45pm-2:15pm – Tivoli On Track
SAT 4:45pm-5:15pm – Tivoli On Track,
SUN 11:30am-12:00pm – Tivoli On Track
SUN 2:10pm-2:40pm – Tivoli On Track

Blackboard Concert
See the MC for a chance to perform a 15 minute spot.
FRI 2:00pm-4:30pm – Nag’s Lounge
SAT 4:30pm-6:15pm – Nag’s Lounge
SUN 2:30pm-3:30pm – Nag’s Lounge

The Bowhemians
The Bowhemians are a classically-trained string quartet playing a modern array of Celtic and Eastern European peoples’ music with a vibrant touch and summer flavour.
FRI 9:15pm-10:00pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Breaking Trad
Breaking Trad are Dónal Murphy (Accordion), Niall Murphy (Fiddle) Mike Galvin (Guitar/Vocals) and Gino Lupari (Bodhran/vocals).Their music is ‘dazzling’, ‘unorthodox and unique’, and ‘high octane’, reviving Irish music.
FRI 8:30pm-9:30pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 5:00pm-6:00pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 8:30pm-9:30pm – Grandstand Bar (The Craic Session)
SUN 3:00pm-4:00pm – The Chapel

Brian Bell
Laugh till you cry and expect the unexpected. With 25 years of writing experience and several major poetry prizes, Brian will astound you with his wit and depth.
THU 4:00pm-6:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea)
FRI 8:30am-10:30am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SAT 8:00am-10:00am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SAT 2:15pm-3:15pm – Grandstand Bar (One Minute Wonders)
SUN 8:00am-9:30am – Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute)
SUN 11:15am-12:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Limericks)
SUN 2:45pm-4:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Sunday Poetry Delight)

Bush Music Club
Founded in 1954-collect, publish and popularise Australia’s traditional songs, dances, music and folklore, the Bush Music Club is Australia’s oldest folk club.
FRI 1:45pm-2:45pm – Grandstand Bar
SAT 7:15pm-8:15pm – Grandstand Bar

Bush Music Club Sapling Sessions
The Saplings are young people playing Australian music. It’s a session for the young – bring your instruments and join in the fun. Music available. An initiative of the Bush Music Club. Founded in 1954-collect, publish and popularise Australia’s traditional songs, dances, music and folklore, the Bush Music Club is Australia’s oldest folk club.
FRI 12:00pm-12:45pm – The Shed (Saplings Session)
SAT 11:45am-12:45pm – The Shed (Saplings Session)
SUN 11:30am-12:15pm – Nag’s Lounge (Saplings Session)

The Button Collective
The Button Collective is an exciting, high-energy folk band. Their guitar-driven sound borrows from traditional Irish folk songs and tunes, with the spirit of fast-paced American old-timey music.
FRI 11:45pm-12:45am – Restaurant (Club Mondo)
SAT 9:00am-10:00am – Music Train Carriage 2
SAT 11:45am-12:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SUN 10:15am-11:00am – Global Green

The Calamities
The Calamities are a band of Illawarra musicians who emerged from the shambles of 80’s and 90’s rock bands, only-discover all old rock and rollers move onto the folk scene.
SAT 9:54am-10:00am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 4:30pm-5:15pm – Restaurant

The Capricornia Project
Capricornia is a new world music band, founded by local musicians with friends. They explore relaxed South African grooves, West Indian Calypso and Reggae.
FRI 4:00pm-4:45pm – Global Green

Carefree Road Band
Carefree Road Band perform a range of classic folk and original folk songs, with four guitars/double bass/percussion/flute/accordion/keyboard and three vocalists.
FRI 3:00pm-4:30pm – Show Pavilion (Peter Paul and Mary Show)
SAT 10:00am-10:45am – The Chapel (Peter Paul and Mary Show)
SAT 4:54pm-5:00pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SUN 10:04am-10:10am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 4:10pm-4:17pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Cass Eager
Named by folk-blog Timber and Steel as ‘Janis Joplin and Ben Harper’s love-child’, Cass Eager mixes raw soul, husky blues and light ditties with unique whisky-soaked vocals.
FRI 6:30pm-7:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 4:45pm-5:45pm – The Chapel
SUN 11:15am-12:00pm – Global Green
SUN 4:17pm-4:27pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Chord-eaux is a folk/bush band playing traditional and contemporary Australian and world songs and tune, and original songs.
FRI 3:45pm-5:00pm – Tivoli On Track (Bush Dance)
SAT 12:30pm-1:15pm – Nag’s Lounge

Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance
Cinnamon Twist Belly Dance are set-shake it up! The Illawarra’s premier belly dance troupe offer high energy, colourful, and dynamic shows.
WED 2:00pm-3:00pm – Folk School New Hall (Turkish Folk Dance in 9/8)
SAT 10:00am-10:30am – Tivoli On Track
SAT 1:00pm-1:30pm – The Shed
SAT 3:15pm-3:45pm – Tivoli On Track

Circus Wow
Circus Wow’s mystical Faerie Folk will be floating about the folk festival in 2018. They’ll be appearing unexpectedly. So watch out!

Cj Shaw 
Cj Shaw has spent years writing, recording and performing songs and poems. From the Blue Mountains, CJ Shaw now performs across the world in a variety of guises.
THU 9:45pm-10:00pm – Restaurant (Tripe NIght)
FRI 12:30pm-1:15pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 9:45pm-10:30pm – Nag’s Lounge

Claire Anne Taylor
Claire crafts soulful folk songs that capture both the beautiful and dark elements of the human experience with storytelling, colossal vocals and a powerful stage presence.
FRI 4:15pm-5:15pm – The Chapel (Session)
SAT 6:30pm-7:15pm – Global Green
SUN 12:45pm-1:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar

Claire Doherty
Claire plays a variety of instruments. She has performed at several festivals and folk clubs and has busked since she was five years of age.
FRI 5:00pm-5:30pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Combined Union Choirs
Sydney Trade Union Choir, Newcastle Peoples Chorus and Illawarra Union Singers combine-sing songs of peace, protest, the environment, social justice and union songs.
SUN 1:30pm-2:45pm – Show Pavilion

The Con Artists
Wollongong’s circusy world music big band combines students with some of the region’s most prominent folk musicians, playing dissident and celebratory folk music from around the world.​
THU 5:00pm-6:00pm – Slacky Flat Bar
FRI 10:00am-11:00am – The Chapel

Cranky Franky
Cranky Franky is a three-piece comedy folk duo plus one, whose music plumbs the deepest suburban tragedy and scales the highest home renovation triumph.
FRI 8:45pm-9:30pm – Miner’s Camp
SAT 10:06am-10:12am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 1:30pm-2:15pm – Nag’s Lounge
SUN 9:58am-10:04am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 4:37pm-4:47pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Curious Rendition Orchestra
Led by David Rooney and Mark Holder-Keeping. the Curious Rendition Orchestra (CROw) offers a world music ensemble experience for less experienced adult and comeback players.
THU 4:00pm-4:45pm – Slacky Flat Bar

Dan Walsh
At the heart of Dan’s music is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves in his unique style on clawhammer banjo. Add poignant songs-wow audiences across the world.
FRI 5:00pm-5:45pm – Global Green
SAT 6:00pm-6:45pm – Show Pavilion
SUN 9:30am-10:15am – Nag’s Lounge

Darren Coggan
Darren is a successful artist in the Australian Country Music.. ‘Male Artist Of The Year’ at the Australian Celtic Music Awards 2016 and has a new album ‘The Wide Horizon’.
THU 8:45pm-9:45pm – Slacky Flat Bar

Dear Violet
Dear Violet are a young female trio who are members of the WHSPA Elite Ensemble. Their blend of melting harmonies, acoustic guitar and percussion is a treat to the senses.
SAT 5:30pm-6:00pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)
SUN 4:25pm-4:35pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Den Hanrahan & The Rum Runners
Den is a singer/songwriter whose songs tell the stories of modern Australia – from the red dust of the landscape-the loves and losses of his life and the melting pot of Australian music.
FRI 5:30pm-6:30pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 9:30pm-10:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SUN 2:00pm-2:45pm – The Chapel

Devil on the Rooftop
Like a barefoot bush dance on hot coals, Devil on the Rooftop combine heart-stopping suspense, mind-bending rhythms, tear-jerking passion and a slightly odd sense of humour.
THU 4:00pm-5:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Write a Fiddle Tune)
FRI 5:00pm-6:00pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 3:30pm-4:30pm – The Chapel
SUN 11:30am to 12:15pm – Miner’s Camp

Blending jazz, flamenco, folk, gypsy & blues, Dom’s unique melodic sound and stunning repertoire entrances audiences everywhere. Come hear it now!
THU 3:00pm-4:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Django and Gypsy Music)
FRI 6:00pm-6:45pm – Restaurant
SAT 2:30pm-3:15pm – Nag’s Lounge

Driza, NaNa and Keeno
Keeno from The Go Set joins NaNa and Driza from Handsome Young Strangers pay homage to the man who brought them together – iconic Melbourne songwriter Mick Thomas.
SAT 10:00am-10:45am – Miner’s Camp (Songs of Mick Thomas)

Winners of the BBC Folk Awards for ‘Best Duo’, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, from the UK, combine astonishing virtuosity, genre-bending material, warm personalities and beautiful voices telling tales of myth, history and legend.
FRI 9:30pm-10:30pm – The Chapel
SAT 3:45pm-4:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SUN 3:45pm-4:45pm – Global Green

Unique music fusion, combining traditional Middle Eastern and European music styles together, with Sako on the Guitar and Nad on the Egyptian Bamboo Flute the Nay.
FRI 9:45pm-10:30pm – Miner’s Camp

Eleanor McEvoy 
Eleanor entrances the audience with her singing, talking anecdotes and playing, using her songs and insightful interpretations of other writers in a brave musical journey.
FRI 8:15pm-9:15pm – The Chapel
SAT 4:00pm-5:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SUN 10:36am-10:42am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 11:30am-12:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar

Ella Belfanti
With her percussive style of guitar playing, Ella’s indie music explores a range of tones and sounds and takes the audience on a wide musical journey.
THU 10:00am-11:00am – Folk School Old Hall (Singing Techniques for Beginners)
FRI 8:15pm-9:00pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)
SAT 6:30pm-7:15pm – Nag’s Lounge
SUN 10:10am-10:16am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)

Emma Nixon
Winner of three Australasian Golden Fiddle Awards in both teaching and playing categories, Emma is a star of the fiddle scene with her powerful and passionate performances of traditional folk music.
WED 10:00am-11:00am – Folk School Chill Room (Beginner FIddle)
WED 2:00pm-3:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Scottish Fiddle)
THU 11:00am-12:00pm – Folk School Chill Room (Scales for Folkies)
THU 1:00pm-2:00pm – Folk School Chill Room (Scottish Fiddle)

Eric Bogle
Eric Bogle is an internationally well-known, respected and successful songwriter. Along with his equally respected musical partner John Munro, he has been taking his original songs around the world for the past 37 years or so. Joined by Pete Titchener on bass and Emma Woolcock on violin.
FRI 7:00pm-8:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 10:18am-10:24am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 7:00pm-8:00pm – The Chapel
SUN 10:16am-10:36am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 3:25pm-3:35pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)
SUN 5:15pm-6:15pm – Black Diamond Marquee

Erika Steller and Fiona Davis Yoga
All welcome. Roll out a mat and join us for a fun and uplifting Dru Yoga session-get moving, energise, and then relax with guided relaxation.
FRI 9:30am-10:30am – Tivoli On Track
SAT 8:30am-9:30am – Tivoli On Track
SUN 9:00am-9:50am – Tivoli On Track

Faith i Branko
They give a high-energy live performance, combining accordion, violin, effects pedal and tabor pipe into melancholy laments, storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into jazz, swing, Gypsy Rumba and more.
THU 7:00pm-7:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
FRI 5:00pm-6:00pm – Show Pavilion
SAT 10:30pm-11:15pm – Restaurant (Club Mediterraneo)
SUN 10:30am-11:15am – Black Diamond Marquee

Fergus Bailey and The Teeth
Fergus is from Sydney, inspired by the music and words of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, and, Brian Wilson and Kevin Shields.
FRI 5:45pm-6:15pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Festival Choir
Join the festival choir and perform at the Festival Finale with a folk orchestra and special guests. The choir will be led by Lotte Latukefu.
THU 6:15pm-7:30pm – Grandstand Bar
FRI 12:45pm-2:00pm – Tivoli On Track
SAT 11:00am-12:15pm – Nag’s Lounge
SUN 3:00pm-4:00pm – Tivoli On Track
SUN 6:45pm – Black Diamond Marquee (Parade-Finale)

Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra
Folkaphonic Youth Orchestra gathers young folk musicians (12-25) from across Australia-learn and perform folk songs and tunes from Australia and beyond. Open-all aspiring young folk musicians and conducted by Emma Nixon and Alexa Sheppard.
WED 12:00pm-1:00pm – Folk School New Hall
THU 9:00am-10:00am – Folk School New Hall
FRI 11:00am-12:15pm – Tivoli On Track
SAT 9:30am-10:45am – Nag’s Lounge
SUN 9:00am-10:00am – Global Green (Rehearsal)
SUN 11:45am-12:45pm – Black Diamond Marquee

Satire is a tricky thing, one of the great things about folk music, helping us look at ourselves. Great harmonies, harmonica and drum fills.
FRI 11:00am-11:45am – Nag’s Lounge
SAT 3:00pm-3:45pm – Miner’s Camp

George Mann
George Mann brings his experience as a union organiser and educator-his concerts – stories and songs about struggle for a better life. He has toured the US and Australia-honor the Almanac Singers and Joe Hill.
WED 11:00am-12:00pm – Folk School New Hall (Folk Song Writing 1)
THU 11:00am-12:00pm – Folk School New Hall (Folk Songwriting 2)
THU 8:40pm-8:55pm – Restaurant (Tripe NIght)
FRI 11:00am-12:00pm – Show Pavilion
SAT 9:30am-9:36am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 2:30pm-3:15pm – Global Green
SAT 5:12pm-5:18pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SUN 9:40am-9:46am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 5:45pm-06:30pm – Nag’s Lounge

Glover & Sorrensen
Oh no! They’re back! Again! Glover & Sorrensen are two blokes having a chat with the audience. Sounds safe enough, eh? Bring a helmet. Stand-up comedy duo with, um, two people.
FRI 8:30pm-9:15pm – Show Pavilion
SAT 8:30pm-9:15pm – Restaurant
SUN 9:30am-9:40am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 3:45pm-3:55pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)
SUN 4:45pm-5:30pm – Grandstand Bar (Gone-the Dogs)

The Go Set
‘…trying-describe the sound of The Go Set is like trying to imagine Peter Garrett, The Pogues, and The Clash having a late night jam in a local pub with an endless supply of booze’.
FRI 1:00pm-2:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 10:00pm-11:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SUN 2:30pm-3:30pm – Global Green

Gobsmacked! is celebrating 20 years of rambunctious theatre and song for children (and the adults in their lives), appealing-the childlike absurdity in us all!
FRI 1:00pm-1:30pm – The Shed
SAT 10:15am-10:45am – The Shed
SUN 11:00am-11:30am – The Shed

Golden Whistler
Drawn together by a love of stories from times past, Kate Barker ( vocals, guitar) and Richard Galluzzi ( vocals, clawhammer banjo) play traditional old time, blues and gospel.
THU 10:00am-11:00am – Folk School Chill Room (Clawhammer Banjo with Richard)
THU 5:00pm-5:30pm – Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club)
FRI 12:00pm-12:45pm – Nag’s Lounge
SAT 10:00am-11:00am – Music Train Carriage 1
SAT 9:00pm-9:45pm – Miner’s Camp

Good Tunes
David De Santi has been accumulating ‘good’ tunes for over 30 years and wants-share them! Be ready for a musical tour around Australia and the world! Sheet music available or use your ear-join in.
FRI 9:30am-10:30am – Grandstand Bar
SAT 6:00pm-7:00pm – Grandstand Bar
SUN 1:00pm-2:00pm – Grandstand Bar

The Grenadiers
The Grenadiers are a young folk duo, singing traditional songs and rounds and originals disguised as folk. Their repertoire comes from Australia, UK, Scandinavia and the Balkans.
WED 11:00am-12:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Playing with Rounds)
THU 7:15pm-7:45pm – Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club)
FRI 1:30pm-2:15pm – Miner’s Camp
SAT 6:15pm-6:45pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Loosen your suspenders, tighten your shoelaces and get ready-flap your extremities. Grešhka is a five piece neo-gypsy/klezmer ensemble like a chipotle and cocaine kebab!
FRI 10:30pm-11:30pm – Restaurant (Club Mondo)
SAT 9:30pm-10:15pm – Global Green
SUN 9:30am-10:15am – Black Diamond Marquee

The Groove
The Groove is a new fusion of old sounds, an amorphous shifting blend of flamenco, classical and acoustic guitar vibes with driving worldly percussion.
FRI 9:30am-10:15am – Slacky Flat Bar

Handsome Young Strangers
The undisputed kings of Aussie Bush Punk, Handsome Young Strangers (HYS) have been touring for years with their high octane take on Australian Folk Rock.
FRI 9:30pm-10:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 7:15pm-8:15pm – Show Pavilion
SUN 12:00pm-12:45pm – The Chapel

Heart-Heart Storytelling
Storytellers Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson & Swedish Ulf Nilsson are a dynamic duo, telling tales from all corners on the earth. For children and families.
WED 3:00pm-4:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Community Story Telling)
FRI 11:15am-11:45am – The Shed
SAT 1:45pm-2:15pm – The Shed
SUN 11:45am-12:15pm – The Shed

Himmerland, touring with Mairi Campbell, is a fusion of genres and the cultures that the band members bring with them – Folk, Jazz and World – cultures from Africa, Scandinavia and Scotland.
FRI 2:30pm-3:30pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 9:15pm-10:15pm – The Chapel
SUN 5:00pm-6:00pm – Global Green

Honey & Knives
Honey & Knives are a folkgrass band driven by vocal harmonies and a visceral energy, known for mixing raw truths with a rollicking good time.
THU 9:00am-10:00am – Folk School Old Hall (Beginner Fiddle)
THU 11:00am-12:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Harmony Singing)
THU 9:25pm-9:40pm – Restaurant (Tripe Night)
FRI 10:00am-11:00am – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 10:30pm-11:15pm – Global Green
SUN 10:30am-11:15am – Miner’s Camp

The Honey Drippin’ Mudskippers
The Mudskipper’s are a melting pot of 1920’s-40’s style Depression-era Blues, Western Swing, Ragtime Blues, and Dixie Jazz. You will be up stomping in no time!
FRI 6:15pm-7:00pm – Global Green
SAT 11:00pm-12:00am – Slacky Flat Bar
SUN 4:30pm-5:15pm – Miner’s Camp

The Humphreys
The Humphreys are a folk act that features two accordions and four lead vocals. The boys play songs ranging from the bushwackers through-Johnny Cash with a healthy serve of Cajun.
FRI 7:00pm-7:45pm – Restaurant
SAT 4:30pm-5:15pm – Global Green

An Illawarra favourite, Innes returns in 2018 with a new swag of songs and his mandolin, guitar and computer. Expect dazzling fretwork, thought-provoking lyrics, technological wizardry and laughs.
FRI 7:00pm-7:45pm – Nag’s Lounge
SAT 12:30pm-1:15pm – Global Green

Irish Famine
1845 and lasting for six years, the potato famine killed over a million men, women children in Ireland and caused another million-flee.
FRI 7:00pm-8:00pm – The Chapel
SAT 10:15pm-11:15pm – Show Pavilion

Jackie Dee
Jackie Dee is an alt. country singer-songwriter whose 2017 album ‘Six String Heart’ is receiving rave reviews around the country. Honest music is what this artist makes.
SUN 9:30am-10:15am – Miner’s Camp

James and Jackson
Whether it’s catchy originals or inventive covers, James and Jackson take folk, blues, or even a little indie Rock and smooth it out it into warm acoustic.
FRI 6:30pm-7:00pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Jane Germain Duo
Jane Germain and Co. will feature songs they have been creating in their own style – raging bluegrass, hard driving blues, old timey banjo duets and alt country blues.
FRI 8:00pm-8:45pm – Nag’s Lounge
SAT 9:30am-10:15am – Global Green
SUN 9:46am-9:52am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 2:30pm-3:15pm – Miner’s Camp

Jimmy & Shay
Jimmy & Shay perform at pubs, clubs and parties; an extremely talented Irish Duo who also perform Aussie folk, country and 60’s and 70’s pop.
FRI 11:30am-12:15pm – Miner’s Camp

John Broomhall
Singer songwriter and interpreter of traditional Australian songs, John has performed throughout Australia.
THU 8:00pm-8:15pm – Restaurant (Tripe Night)
FRI 12:15pm-1:15pm – Show Pavilion
SAT 3:30pm-4:30pm – Grandstand Bar
SAT 5:06pm-5:12pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SUN 2:00pm-2:45pm – Grandstand Bar

John Nichols & Wolfgang Kloger
Multi instrumentalists John Nichols and Wolfgang Kloger have played in a variety of music outfits spanning many genres: folk, blues, rock and at times classical.
SAT 4:06pm-4:12pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SAT 7:00pm-7:45pm – Miner’s Camp
SUN 10:00am-11:00am – Music Train Carriage 1

John Spillane
WED 1:00pm-2:00pm – Folk School New Hall (Bodhran (Irish Drum))

Josefina Paulson & Jonas Åkerlund
Josefina Paulson and Jonas Åkerlund, award-winning Swedish musicians perform on traditional instruments such as nykelharpa, Italian organetto, accordion, fiddle, hardanger fiddle, guitar and Swedish bagpipe.
THU 3:00pm-4:00pm – Folk School New Hall (Swedish Dance)
THU 9:40pm-10:20pm – Grandstand Bar (Accordion and String Society)
FRI 11:30am-12:15pm – Global Green
SAT 9:30am-10:15am – Grandstand Bar (Swedish Tunes)
SAT 1:15pm-2:00pm – The Chapel
SUN 12:30pm-1:15pm – Miner’s Camp

Josh C. Music
Local singer/songwriter and percussionist duo, festival performers and regular performers at Illawarra Folk Club’s ‘Figgy Folk Sessions’.
SAT 4:18pm-4:24pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SAT 8:45pm-9:30pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Kalalaya Dance Group
Kalalaya school of Dance and Music is a traditional Indian dance and music school practicing the art form of Bharathanatyam.
SAT 11:30am-12:00pm – Tivoli On Track
SAT 2:30pm-3:00pm – Tivoli On Track

Karen Law and Family
This band was born-make music together. Literally. Karen’s songs come alive with trumpet, guitar, flute, didgeridoo and wonderful harmonies from her three children.
FRI 5:00pm-5:45pm – Restaurant
SAT 10:24am-10:30am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 11:30am-12:15pm – Global Green
SUN 10:00am-10:45am – The Chapel

Kay Proudlove
Engaging, emotional and witty, Kay Proudlove is an indie-folk singer-songwriter with an honest, soul-bearing voice and an accidentally dry sense of humour.
FRI 7:15pm-8:00pm – Global Green
SAT 1:30pm-2:15pm – Global Green

Ken Field’s Hoot Band
The Hoot Band is a pick-up band led by Boston-based saxophonist/composer Ken Field, playing traditional New Orleans second line brass band music and Ken’s original compositions; open-all brass band musicians
THU 12:00pm-2:00pm – Folk School New Hall (New Orleans Second Line Band)
THU 9:00pm-10:00pm – Global Green (Hoot Jam)
FRI 2:15pm-3:15pm – Tivoli On Track (Honk Jam)
SAT 11:45am-12:45pm – Grandstand Bar (Honk Jam)
SAT 6:00pm-6:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar (Parade-Main Marquee)
SUN 10:00am-11:00am – Grandstand Bar
SUN 6:30pm-6:40pm – Parade to Finale in Black Diamond Marquee
SUN 7:50pm-8:05pm – Parade from Black Diamond Marquee to Slacky Flat Bar

Kenny Bartley
Kenny Bartley is a singer/songwriter from the Northern Illawarra. He will take you on a musical journey. Super Kenny’s kids show has kids and adults packing the kids tent every show!.
FRI 2:30pm-3:00pm – The Shed
SAT 3:15pm-3:45pm – The Shed
SUN 10:30am-11:15am – Nag’s Lounge

Kevin Welch
A long-standing Americana artist, Kevin Welch resides in the hills outside of Austin Texas. His songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, and more. He returns-Australia with a brand new record and new tunes.
THU 9:00pm-9:15pm – Restaurant (Tripe Night)
FRI 1:15pm-2:00pm – The Chapel (Guitar Central)
SAT 1:00pm-2:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SUN 5:00pm-6:00pm – Slacky Flat Bar

King and Queen of Green
The King and Queen of Green are passionate about our environment and have a new show called ‘Say No-Plastic Show’. It’s interactive, musical and lots of fun! They will be roving around the festival.

Lagoon Hill Zydeco
A quirky Tasmanian outfit who put their own tasty twist on the vibrant zydeco music of Louisiana. Prepare-shake your shimmy as they reel off good old songs.
THU 7:50pm-8:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
FRI 8:30pm-9:30pm – Tivoli On Track
SAT 9:00am-10:00am – Music Train Carriage 1
SAT 6:15pm-7:15pm – Tivoli On Track
SUN 7:15pm-8:00pm – Slacky Flat Bar

Laney and Friends
Laney is a Scottish-born singer whose first stage performance was at the tender age of six years. Laney has shown her vocal versatility over the years
SAT 5:30pm-6:15pm – Restaurant

Lilli Story
Lilli is a repeat IFF performer. This addiction started many moons ago and is shared by kids and adults alike. Come along and join the fun!
FRI 9:30am-10:00am – The Shed
SAT 11:00am-11:30am – The Shed
SUN 1:15pm-1:45pm – The Shed

Lisa Lazuli
Lisa’s sublime voice, fragile and ethereal or forceful and impassioned, is a thing of beauty. Love and heartache with melancholy or sharp bite and beautifully sympathetic guitar style.’
FRI 6:00pm-6:45pm – Nag’s Lounge
SAT 1:00pm-1:45pm – Show Pavilion

Little Foot
Little Foot is a folk singer/songwriter from Melbourne. Due-the political/social content of her song writing, she is known as an advocate for social justice.
THU 8:20pm-8:35pm – Restaurant (Tripe NIght)
FRI 11:30am-12:15pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 9:42am-9:48am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 11:00am-11:45am – The Chapel

Little Glory
Little Glory is an original alt-country/modern folk band from Wollongong. Nik, Lara, Andy and Phil feature alt-country, modern folk with drum, bass, acoustic guitar, keys, accordion, melodica.
FRI 10:30am-11:15am – Miner’s Camp

Lizzie Bennet
Lizzie Bennet are a local Illawarra band formed in the back streets of Bulli. The boys focus on music that draws from their diverse musical tastes: folk, funk, rock, and blues, fused into original music. l
FRI 5:30pm-6:15pm – Miner’s Camp

Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning
With lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Lizzie Flynn blends a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion, from country-tender ballads with songs of lessons learnt and love lost.
SAT 2:30pm-3:30pm – Black Diamond Marquee (CD Launch – You & The Open Sky)
SUN 12:15pm-1:00pm – Global Green

Love In the Jungle
Love in the Jungle is a celebration of salt-laced contemporary acoustic folk, with world percussion and Aussie indigenous sounds. Get ready. Rumble with The Jungle!
THU 2:00pm-3:00pm – Folk School New Hall (Live Performance Tips)
SAT 9:36am-9:42am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 4:36pm-4:42pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SAT 8:30pm-9:30pm – Nag’s Lounge

Maggie Carty & Máirtín Staunton
Maggie Carty (banjo, vocals) and Máirtín Staunton(flute, vocals), play traditional Irish music and song with a neo-Celtic flare. Their rhythmic music speaks-the core of their West of Ireland heritage, a treat for the soul.
THU 10:00am-11:00am – Folk School New Hall (Tin Whistle)
THU 12:00pm-1:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Traditional Irish Singing)
THU 8:00pm-8:30pm – Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club)
FRI 1:00pm-1:45pm – Nag’s Lounge
FRI 8:15pm-9:15pm – Grandstand Bar (Irish Session)
SAT 10:30am-11:15am – Global Green
SUN 1:30pm-2:15pm – Miner’s Camp

Margaret Walters
Margaret has a traditional unaccompanied singing style, featuring “Undaunted Aussie Sheilas” as well as British & American folk songs and ballads.
THU 5:45pm-6:15pm – Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club)
FRI 12:30pm-1:15pm – Miner’s Camp (Undaunted Aussie Sheilas)
SAT 2:00pm-2:45pm – Show Pavilion
SAT 4:24pm-4:30pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)

Maurie Mulheron and Pat Craigie
Maurie Mulheron and Pat Craigie have been performing together since the 1970’s when they met at Sydney’s New Theatre. and continue-this day with topical and protest songs
FRI 1:30pm-2:30pm – Show Pavilion
SUN 11:00am-11:45am – The Chapel

Maypole with Molly
Molly’s maypole and lively accordion will have kids dancing and creating ribbon patterns or playing along on percussion. Emphasis is on fun audience participation for kids and adults.
FRI 10:15am-11:00am – The Shed
SAT 9:30am-10:00am – The Shed
SUN 9:30am-10:00am – The Shed

The music of Meridian traces a line back-the old-time country blues and the brother duos of the twenties and thirties, creating music that is both intimate and timeless.
FRI 9:00pm-9:45pm – Nag’s Lounge

Merry Widows
Nineties Wollongong folk/rock legends the Merry Widows make their first festival appearance following their successful 2016 reunion.
WED 4:00pm-5:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Songwriting) – David Beniuk
THU 8:45pm-9:45pm – Global Green
FRI 2:45pm-3:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 10:30am-10:36am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 1:45pm-2:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 4:00pm-4:06pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)

Michael-John Azzopardi
Coaxing ‘multiple melody lines out of one instrument is simply breathtaking.’ ‘Both his voice and his guitar are expert at expressing the subtlest sentiment and the most strident outburst.’
FRI 10:30am-11:15am – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 3:30pm-4:15pm – Nag’s Lounge

mUKEas is a local ukulele group playing a variety of genres – modern, blues, and traditional – with the ukes supported by a U-Bass, melodica, cahon, harp and percussion.
FRI 12:30pm-1:30pm – Grandstand Bar
SUN 3:10pm-3:25pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Murmur play chilled Brazilian and South American music and original songs influenced by this tropical music style. Luke O’Neill (vocals and guitar), Matt Dickson (bass) and David Gale (drums).
FRI 5:30pm-6:30pm – Tivoli On Track
SAT 8:00pm-8:45pm – Miner’s Camp

Music for a Warming World
Fabulous musicianship, stunning visuals, Music for a Warming World is a unique eco-meditation on our world, a journey from loss-hope that is moving audiences across Australia.
FRI 6:30pm-7:30pm – Show Pavilion
SAT 10:36am-10:42am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 8:45pm-9:45pm – Show Pavilion
SUN 10:00am-11:00am – Show Pavilion

Naranjarte (OrangeArt) combine the magic and intrigue of puppetry and circus with the fire and passion of Spain,. They have been delighting audiences across the globe on their world tour. They are Sergio Aguilar (juggler) and Ana Lorite (Puppeteer).
FRI 1:45pm-2:15pm – The Shed
FRI 8:00pm-8:30pm – Tivoli On Track
SAT 2:30pm-3:00pm – The Shed
SAT 5:30pm-6:00pm – Tivoli On Track
SAT 10:45pm-11:15pm – Nag’s Lounge
SUN 10:15am-10:45am – The Shed
SUN 12:30pm-1:00pm – The Shed

Nick Charles
Known as ‘Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues,’ Nick has released albums worldwide, toured the USA and received awards including ‘Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the Year 2014’.
FRI 2:15pm-3:00pm – The Chapel (Guitar Central)
SAT 10:30am-11:15am – Black Diamond Marquee
SUN 2:45pm-3:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar

Nick Rheinberger
Nick is a comedian, a musician, a cynic and an unashamed sentimentalist. He is a restless musician, absorbing musical cultures until the result is reggae on a miniature Greek bouzouki.
FRI 4:00pm-5:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Ukulele One Workshop)
FRI 10:00pm-11:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 5:30pm-6:15pm – Global Green
SUN 3:00pm-5:30pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele – Host)
SUN 6:45pm-8pm – Black Diamond Marquee (Finale MC)

No Such Thing
A big band based in Kiama who play Australian tunes – music old and new with a distinctive Australian accent. They play for regular dances in Kiama, Nowra and Wongawilli
FRI 7:00pm-8:00pm – Grandstand Bar
SAT 4:45pm-5:45pm – Grandstand Bar
SUN 4:15pm-5:30pm – Tivoli On Track (Farewell Bush Dance)

Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge
An engaging duo with exquisite vocals, evocative songs, and heartfelt insights into our land, social justice and reflections on life, songs that never fail-touch an audience.
FRI 3:15pm-4:00pm – The Chapel
SAT 9:48am-9:54am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 4:30pm-4:36pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SAT 6:00pm-6:45pm – Miner’s Camp
SUN 3:00pm-3:45pm – The Shed

The Northern Folk
The Northern Folk are a collective of eleven musical ambitionists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/funk from intimate ballads-big-band boot stompers.
THU 10:00pm-11:00pm – Slacky Flat Bar
FRI 8:30pm-9:30pm – Global Green
SAT 6:30pm-7:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SUN 10:00am-11:00am – Music Train Carriage 2
SUN 1:15pm-2:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee

Oi Dipnoi
Born out of tradition and innovation, Oi Dipnoi music is rooted in ancient melodies of Sicily, developed by the diatonic accordion with percussion and bass. Tunes and songs in Sicilian dialect and in standard Italian.
THU 12:00pm-1:00pm – Folk School Chill Room (Jaw Harp)
THU 4:00pm-5:00pm – Folk School New Hall (Sicilian Cane Flute)
THU 8:00pm-8:45pm – Tivoli On Track
FRI 11:30am-12:30pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 8:30pm-9:15pm – Global Green
SUN 4:15pm-5:00pm – The Chapel

Paddy & The Wonderband
With some band members now based in Sydney and Melbourne, Paddy and the Wonderband’s roots are in gypsy jazz, but their arrangements forge a sound all of their own.
SAT 9:45pm-10:30pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Paddy McHugh
Paddy McHugh is a storyteller with a no bullshit approach-writing and performing who has shared stages with artists such as Sinead O’Connor, Joe Pug and Kinky Friedman.
FRI 2:30pm-3:15pm – Miner’s Camp
SAT 3:30pm-4:15pm – Global Green
SUN 4:00pm-4:45pm – The Shed

Peter Mace
After retiring from operating a power station for years Peter found a passion: bush poetry. Three times winner of the Tamworth Golden Damper and reciter of the year at the National Folk Festival
THU 4:00pm-6:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea)
FRI 8:30am-10:30am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SAT 8:00am-10:00am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SUN 8:00am-9:30am – Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute)
SUN 11:15am-12:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Limericks)
SUN 2:45pm-4:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Sunday Poetry Delight)

Peter Willey
Funny name, funny bloke! Peter’s killer wit, riotous stand-up routines, hilarious parodies, clever original songs and poems produce a superb performance. So strap in and don’t miss him!
FRI 8:00pm-8:30pm – Show Pavilion
SAT 6:00pm-6:45pm – The Chapel
SUN 10:48am-10:54am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)

The Protesters
Using the quintessential reggae sound-carry The Protesters’ message forward, the band’s repertoire is a rich musical tapestry, weaving classy horn and a heavy roots reggae rhythm.
SAT 11:00am-11:15am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 8:30pm-9:30pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SUN 4:00pm-5:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee

The Raglins
With their feet firmly planted in the traditional folk scene, award winning duo The Raglins have a unique contemporary interpretation of Australian folk music. Stunning vocals, and driving guitar.
FRI 12:30pm-1:15pm – Global Green
SAT 12:00pm-12:45pm – Miner’s Camp
SAT 4:12pm-4:18pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SUN 9:52am-9:58am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 1:00pm-1:45pm – The Chapel
SUN 4:47pm-4:57pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Richard Perso
A do-not-miss act, playing-crowds in Australia and overseas. Combining old school blues/roots/folk style guitar with didgeridoo and Eddie Vedder vocals, WOW.
THU 4:00pm-5:00pm – Folk School Chill Room (Introduction-Didgeridoo)
THU 6:15pm-6:45pm – Slacky Flat Bar
FRI 12:15pm-1:00pm – The Chapel (Guitar Central)
SAT 7:30pm-8:15pm – Restaurant

Robyn Sykes
Come with champion Australian Robyn Sykes on a tantalising trip through versatile verse. Meet the characters, hear the stories, feel the highs and lows, and laugh with the Binalong Bard.
WED 10:00am-11:00am – Folk School Old Hall (Writing Bush Poetry)
THU 4:00pm-6:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Poets Afternoon Tea)
FRI 8:30am-10:30am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SAT 8:00am-10:00am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SUN 8:00am-9:30am – Show Pavilion (Blue The Shearer Tribute)
SUN 11:15am-12:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Limericks)
SUN 2:45pm-4:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Sunday Poetry Delight)

Roger Gordon Fyfe
Roger Fyfe is based in Kiama and hails from Scotland. His style is contemporary and mellow in nature, with occasional uplifting variants-classic songs and diverse themes.
FRI 3:00pm-3:45pm – Grandstand Bar
SAT 4:42pm-4:48pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)

The Royal High Jinx
The Royal High Jinx write, play and sing music inspired by European traditions, shaded with gypsy jazz, Balkan and a pinch of classical virtuosity, while sporting a spectacular wardrobe combining dapper suits and burlesque exuberance.
FRI 8:00pm-9:00pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 7:00pm-8:00pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SUN 1:15pm-2:00pm – Global Green

Russell Hannah
A tormenter of accordion players and a lover of tripe, the cuddly president of the Illawarra Folk Club, aka BigRuss will be spotted at spoken word gigs all over the place.
THU 6:30pm-11:00pm – Restaurant (Tripe Dinner and Concert Host
FRI 10:00am-10:30am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SAT 8:00am-10:00am – Show Pavilion (Poets Breakfast)
SAT 10:30am-11:30am – Grandstand Bar (Woolly Yarns Host)
SAT 11:30am-12:30pm – Show Pavilion (John Dengate Parody Concert)

Rusty & The Saint
Long-time musical acquaintances Russell Churcher and David De Santi come together-present an eclectic selection of contemporary folk-influenced songs.
FRI 5:00pm-5:45pm – Nag’s Lounge
SAT 9:30pm-10:15pm – Restaurant
SUN 10:42am-10:48am – Slacky Flat Bar (Funny Song Concert)
SUN 4:27pm-4:37pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Santa Taranta
Santa Taranta is a Melbourne-based band playing original and traditional music from Italy with a fresh contemporary feel. organetto, accordion, tamburello, marranzanu, voice and guitar.
THU 3:00pm-4:00pm – Folk School Chill Room (Italian Frame Drum)
FRI 9:15pm-10:15pm – Restaurant (Club Mondo)
SAT 10:00am-10:06am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 2:45pm-3:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 5:00pm-5:06pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SUN 12:30pm-1:15pm – Show Pavilion

Scott Cook and the Second Chances
Scott Cook has distilled the stories from a decade touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, and elsewhere into six albums of straight-talking, keenly observant verse.
THU 10:10pm-10:30pm – Restaurant (Tripe NIght)
FRI 10:00pm-11:00pm – Nag’s Lounge
SAT 9:30am-10:15am – Black Diamond Marquee
SAT 10:48am-10:54am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SUN 3:45pm-4:45pm – Slacky Flat Bar

The Scratchies
The Scratchies formed at IFF13, a different combination people well known in the folk scene in the Illawarra. Everyone gets their chance-lead a song or tune of their choice.
FRI 10:00am-10:45am – Nag’s Lounge

The Scrims
Authentic, rootsy, bluegrass and swing. Real tasty, a high energy, folk/bluegrass band from Melbourne. They will make your feet fall off from dancing so hard!
FRI 9:30pm-10:30pm – Show Pavilion
SAT 11:30am-12:30pm – Black Diamond Marquee
SUN 9:00am-10:00am – Music Train Carriage 1
SUN 6:15pm-7:00pm – Slacky Flat Bar

Shalani Thomas
‘…her guitar glides along with her floating vocal melodies creating a beautiful sound of innocence.’ Shalani may be just 15, but her music sounds old and wise.
FRI 7:15pm-8:00pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)
SAT 4:48pm-4:54pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SUN 3:20pm-3:40pm – Black Diamond Marquee

Shanty Club
A jolly and raucous mob singing old songs, making new friends and discovering sea legs. Sometimes accompanied, sometimes acapella, and always fun choruses-get you singing!
THU 10:30pm-11:30pm – Grandstand Bar
FRI 9:30pm-10:30pm – Grandstand Bar
SAT 5:24pm-5:42pm – Show Pavilion (Boat Songs)
SAT 10:30pm-11:30pm – Grandstand Bar
SUN 4:00pm-4:45pm – Grandstand Bar

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Turn off the highway and head into the hills with Shelley’s Murder Boys, bringing a new verve-the old timey music of the Appalachians. You may never escape.
FRI 1:30pm-2:15pm – Global Green
SAT 10:00am-11:00am – Music Train Carriage 2
SUN 1:30pm-2:15pm – Nag’s Lounge

Silver Lotus Tribal Bellydance
Hailing from Woonona, Silver Lotus performs American Tribal Style Bellydance with elements of flamenco, fusion and gypsy culture.
SUN 10:50am-11:20am – Tivoli On Track
SUN 12:50pm-1:20pm – Tivoli On Track

We have sung, laughed and performed together for over six years, singing songs from many and varied backgrounds- Eastern European, Latin American, African, old and new pop.
THU 2:00pm-3:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (World Folk Songs)
SUN 2:00pm-2:45pm – The Shed

The Small Glories
Cara Luft and JD Edwards are a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed study in contrasts, Luft’s folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang.
FRI 5:30pm-6:30pm – The Chapel (Session)
SAT 7:30pm-8:15pm – Global Green
SUN 1:45pm-2:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar

From a Macedonian working-class family, where stories about hardship, romance, black magic, mysticism and work are passed down, Snez weaves these influences into her songs and stories.
FRI 3:30pm-4:15pm – Miner’s Camp
SAT 10:15am-11:00am – Show Pavilion
SAT 9:36am-9:42am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SUN 9:00am-10:00am – Music Train Carriage 2

Southern Crane Martial Arts Academy Inc.
Southern Crane Martial Arts Academy is a contemporary Tibetan Kung Fu and Chinese cultural practice organization presenting the Chinese Lion Dancing.
SUN 2:05pm-2:20pm – Global Green
SUN 6:15pm-6:30pm – Black Diamond Marquee

Southern Gentlemen
A string band blending fiddle, dobro, banjo, bass, guitar and mandolin and four-part harmonies, Southern Gentlemen give songs and tunes from Australia and the world a bluegrass rinse.
THU 2:00pm-3:00pm – Folk School Chill Room (Intermediate Mandolin)
SAT 4:00pm-4:45pm – Miner’s Camp

Steampunk Vagabonds
Astarte Studio’s Steampunk Vagabonds are a local dance troupe inspired by an eclectic range of world music and dance genres, including Celtic styling, Vaudeville, and carnival. They have gained a reputation for their theatrical performances and intricate and elaborate costuming.
SAT 1:00pm-1:30pm – Tivoli On Track
SUN 12:10pm-12:40pm – Tivoli On Track
SUN 1:30pm-2:00pm – Tivoli On Track

Steve Turner
Traditional singer from the UK with one of the best voices in the business. His repertoire ranges from old ballads-contemporary folk with concertina and mandolin. Listen and join in!
WED 12:00pm-1:00pm – Folk School Chill Room (Concertina Workshop)
THU 6:30pm-7:00pm – Global Green (Ye Olde Folk Club)
FRI 10:30am-11:15am – Global Green,
SAT 8:15pm-9:00pm – The Chapel,
SUN 11:15pm-12:00pm – Show Pavilion

Swing Booty
Swing Booty is a genre mash-up of gypsy-funk with Afrobeat and Latin undertones. Music is food for the soul, and we love it! We will fun you!
FRI 10:00pm-11:00pm – Tivoli On Track

The Swingaleles is a Wollongong ukulele group that was founded in 2010 by Mick Berghuis. The group performs at aged care facilities, markets, malls and charity functions.
WED 10:00am-11:00am – Folk School New Hall (Ukulele Workshop)
FRI 5:30pm-6:30pm – Grandstand Bar
SUN 3:55pm-4:10pm – Show Pavilion (Got a Ukulele)

Sydney English Country Dance
Sydney English Country Dance are a joyful group dedicated-continuing and sharing a lovely tradition of English Country Dance as a modern and developing dance form.
SAT 12:15pm-12:45pm – Tivoli On Track
SUN 10:00am-10:30am – Tivoli On Track

Taiko no Wa
Taiko no Wa is a Japanese percussion ensemble made up of Taikoz class members. Our name translates as ‘circle of taiko’, which alludes-the graceful circular movements of taiko players.
WED 3:00pm-4:00pm – Folk School New Hall (Waidaiko Japanese Drumming)
WED 4:00pm-5:00pm – Folk School New Hall (Waidaiko Japanese Drumming)
SAT 2:30pm-3:15pm – The Chapel
SUN 5:15pm-6:00pm – The Shed

The Ten Quid Poms
John Warner and Robin Connaughton sing traditional English and Australian songs, and their own creations; look for strong vocals, fascinating new songs, scintillating harmonies, poetry!
FRI 11:00am-12:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Celebrate the Horses)
SAT 10:12am-10:18am – Slacky Flat Bar (Start Your Own Revolution)
SAT 1:00pm-2:00pm – Grandstand Bar (Australian Made – Australian Played)
SUN 12:15pm-1:00pm – Grandstand Bar

Ti-li-li-li performs traditional folk songs from the Middle East, with songs in Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Azeri, Greek, Kurdish, Persian and Turkish, soulful sufi-fast gypsy dance music
SAT 12:15pm-1:00pm – The Chapel
SUN 12:30pm-1:15pm – Nag’s Lounge

Tim Lukey
Tim Lukey, a fingerstyle acoustic guitarist from Wollongong, creates exciting and atmospheric music by layering melodies and harmonies with a looper.
WED 12:00pm-1:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Finger Style Guitar)
WED 1:00pm-2:00pm – Folk School Old Hall (Basics of Looping)
FRI 11:30am-12:00pm – The Chapel (Guitar Central)
SAT 7:00pm-7:30pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Vic Janko Orkestar
Wollongong’s own fiery ten-piece Balkan brass band, the Vic Janko Orkestar, is a compelling fusion of funked up dance grooves and Balkan/gypsy brass tunes.
FRI 7:30pm-8:30pm – Miner’s Camp
SAT 5:30pm-6:30pm – Black Diamond Marquee

Wally Byrne
Wally Byrne is a contemporary folk singer. His songs, set in Australia’s past and present, tell stories about life and what it means-live. His album ‘The Simple Life’ was released in 2016.
SAT 1:00pm-1:45pm – Miner’s Camp

The Water Runners
The Water Runners play a high energy blend of contemporary Australian and trad folk with elements of Bluegrass, Country, and Roots. Their songs tell of life and death, love and loss.
FRI 11:00pm-12:00am – Slacky Flat Bar
SAT 3:00pm-3:45pm – Show Pavilion

Wolf Gordon
Wolf Gordon is an emerging acoustic artist from Wollongong. Inspired by Matt McHugh, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan, Wolf Gordon’s live performances are heartfelt and captivating.
FRI 4:30pm-5:15pm – Miner’s Camp

Youth Traditions
Keeping the tradition alive is the aim of the Awards. Young artists, aged between nine and twenty-five will have the chance-perform traditional folk songs and tunes in the fifth annual concert. There are also prizes-be won!
FRI 3:30pm-4:45pm – The Shed
SAT 4:00pm-5:15pm – The Shed

Zingara are young local musicians playing a combo of gypsy jazz and electro swing. With their mesmerizing beats, Zingara will have the audience ready-show off their wildest dance moves!
SAT 7:45pm-8:30pm – The Shed (Youth at the Folkie)

Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret
An ensemble of talented musicians with a special love for gypsy music from the Balkans and Europe, Zlatkos Balkan Cabaret share the spirited tunes of gypsy life.
FRI 1:30pm-2:15pm – Slacky Flat Bar

Be transported-forgotten Italian fishing villages, moonlit olive groves and a hard life under a hot sun where peasants play music-celebrate life with a fierce sense of humour.
FRI 2:30pm-3:30pm – Global Green
SAT 11:30pm-12:30am – Restaurant (Club Mediterraneo)
SUN 8:30pm-9:30pm – Slacky Flat Bar (Club Mediterraneo)