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2021 Festival Artists

Artists

Amie Grisold (Vic), The Button Collective, Chutney, The Con Artists, Dale Dengate & Bush Traditions, Daniel Kelly, Daniel J Townsend (Tas), the dixie chOOks (Vic), Fiddledance, Fly Little Sparrow (Qld), Good Tunes, John Tubridy & The Carefree Road Band, Judy Small (Vic), Kiama Pipe Band, Linda Mizzi Trio, Penny Hartgerink, Redfern Shanty Club, Robyn Sykes, Rusty & The Saint, Saoirse (Vic), Shellie Morris (Qld), Stonybroke, The Water Runners

PROGRAM DUE FOR RELEASE 24 JUNE 2021

Judy Small
Judy Small

Judy Small is one of the most influential singer/songwriters to come out of Australia. Her songs, which include one of the hardest-hitting looks at the effects of war, "Mothers, Daughters, Wives," and the ecologically minded tune "Charlesworth Bay," have been covered by Ronnie Gilbert, Eric Bogle, the McCalmans, the Corries, Charlie King, and Priscilla Herdman. The Oakland Tribune referred to Small as a "writer of some of the most powerful social and political songs of our time."

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Saturday 3:15pm 60 min   Anglican Hall

Saturday  8:15pm 60 min   Norfolk Room

Shellie Morris

Multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Shellie Morris creates music and sings in around 17 Australian Aboriginal languages, preserving and promoting culture. A celebrated international touring vocalist, feature performer in Black Arm Band and part of the internationally award-winning musical documentary Prison Songs, she is a varied and captivating artist.

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Saturday  2:00pm 60 min   Anglican Hall

Saturday  6:45pm 60 min   Norfolk Room

Shellie Morris
Amie GRISOLD
Amie GRISOLD

"Amie Grisold is a singer, songwriter and musician who creates beautiful original folk-pop music. Amie's unique style and lyricism makes her stand out in the modern folk crowd. Her style has been compared to that of Missy Higgins, Sarah Blasko and Joni Mitchell. And her EP of original music described as: “Such a beautiful debut album... a sensational talent and a gorgeous voice"

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Saturday 11:00am  60 min   Norfolk Room

Saturday  9:00pm 60 min   Old Anglican Church (Acoustic)

The Button Collective

The Button Collective is a band that takes having fun very seriously. They combine oldtime melodies with a high-energy style perfect for a hoedown.

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Saturday 12:30pm 60 min   Anglican Hall

Saturday 8:30pm 60 min   Saddleback Room

The Button Collective
CAREFREE ROAD BAND

Carefree Road Band is an ensemble of seven Illawarra musicians.  They will be performing songs from their sell out 2021 St Patrick's Day Concerts.

Friday 6:00pm 60 min   Norfolk Room

CAREFREE ROAD BAND
Chutney
Chutney

Drawing on their Eastern European and Middle Eastern heritage, CHUTNEY presents a hot and spicy mix of original compositions and modern twists on traditional melodies.  Comprising Ben Adler (violin), Paul Khodor (keyboard), Ben Samuels (clarinet), Oscar Gross (bass) and Yiss Mill (percussion), the band's onstage chemistry is electric as they playfully traverse klezmer to tango, folk to rock, classical to funk, east to west.

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Saturday  11:00am 60 min   Anglican Hall

Saturday 5:30pm  60 min   Saddleback Room

Dale Dengate & Friends

Bush Songs, music and folklore with Dale Dengate, Kerith Power and Friends

Dale has had a long association (over 60 years) with folk music in Australia both as an administrator with the Australian Folk Trust, the National Folk Festival and the Bush Music Club. She has led and presented a number of women’s singing groups. For Folk by the Sea she will present with Keith Powers, Jane Ellis and other friends bush songs and folklore.

Saturday 1:00pm Bush Songs and Folklore 60 min Saddleback Room

Dale Dengate & Friends
Daniel Kelly

Daniel is a songwriter and singer of traditional ballads in the Celtic tradition from Yass. He regularly performs at the Yass Irish Festival and other folk venues in Sydney. Just him and a guitar.

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Saturday 12:30pm 60 min Norfolk Room

Saturday 5:45pm 60 min Anglican Hall

Daniel Kelly
Daniel J Townsend
Daniel J Townsend

The first songwriter in the world to release an album as a podcast, Daniel J Townsend has a head full of stories, a soul old enough to have lived them, and a heart young enough to believe in their power to move us. His latest project, 'Broken Voices and The Eyes Of Men', is a combination of spoken word and song, inspired by his ongoing work with at-risk young males. 

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Saturday 9:30am 60 min Norfolk Room

Saturday 7:45pm 60 min Old Anglican Church (Acoustic)

the dixie chooks

The dixie chOOks present a wonderfully eclectic and truly original interpretation of the acoustic folk singer-songwriter genre. Their harmonies and solo voices are a joy, their musicality on a variety of string instruments precise and their stage-craft infectious!” NICK CHARLES

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Saturday 4:30pm 60 min Anglican Hall

Saturday 10:00pm 60 min Saddleback Room

the dixie chooks
FIDDLEDANCE

Fiddledance mostly hails from the Norther Suburbs from places such as Helensburgh and Austinmer. Its members are a variable lot but it is led by Dave Oliphant with Ray Marshall on dobro, Bruce Fumini on Banjo and Quentin Fraser on whatever he can get his hands on. If you've got a favorite Australian Folk Song you can be pounds to peanuts that they will sing it.

Friday 7:30pm 45 min Norfolk Room

Lisa Lazuli and Lizzie Flynn come together to sing harmonies that emulate riding on the wings of a strong-willed bird. Heading on a flight path of beautiful harmonic arrangements, their eclectic repertoire and commentary will take you on a journey from fragility to hope. Songwriters in their own right, Lisa and Lizzie have performed in various bands and projects."

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Saturday 5:15pm 60 min Norfolk Room

Saturday 11:30am 60 min Saddleback Room

Fly Little Sparrow
Good Tunes

David De Santi has been accumulating ‘good’ tunes for over 30 years and wants to share them! Be ready for a musical tour around Australia, Italy, Quebec, Scotland, Scandinavia, Spain, France, Ireland, England and beyond! Sheet music available or use your ear to join in.

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Saturday 10:30am Good Tunes Session 60 min Kendall Room (acoustic)

Saturday 3:30pm BUSH DANCE by Good Tunes Band 75 min Norfolk Room

Linda Mizzi Trio

The Linda Mizzi Trio features Glenn Skarratt on Mandolin and Alex Keller on Bass Guitar.  The handpicked original songs written together are arranged to enable the listener to clearly hear the stories and messages that Linda tries so hard to convey.  With a focus on reaching out to others through her songs and stories, this collaboration is a strong one, and one to watch.

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Saturday 2:00pm 60 min Norfolk Room

Saturday 10:00am 60 min Saddleback Room

Linda Mizzi Trio
Penny Hartgerink

Penny Hartgerink is a local, Kiama musician with 25 years of performing experience under her belt. She has previously performed at Folk by the Sea as the lead singer of Reggae/Rock band "Penny and the Mystics", as part of the country/folk trio "Penny Hartgerink Trio" and is now performing solo playing her interpretations of her favourite Folk songs by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Emmy-Lou Harris.

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Friday 8:30pm 45 min Norfolk Room

Redfern Shanty Club

Originating from a small, noisy bar in Redfern and expanding around Sydney, Shanty Club believed quite simply that everyone can sing...they’ve just forgotten how. Come and join in with songs of the sea. Sing a harmony. Make some noise. Forget the words. It’s group karaoke done loud and right.

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Saturday 1:00pm Rusty & Shanty Club Big Sing 75 min Kendall Room (acoustic)

Saturday 6:15pm Shanty Singalong 30 min Verandah

Saturday 9:00pm Shanty Singalong 90 min Kendall Room (acoustic)

Redfern Shanty Club
Robyn Sykes
Robyn Sykes

Robyn Sykes sculpts words using metaphors, metre, similes, rhyme and more. The award-winning poet, writer and entertainer has incubated crocodile eggs, lived in Japan, edited a newspaper, focussed an electron microscope, worked on a farm and with her husband raised four sons. Don't miss this unique poetry experience.

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Saturday 9:00am Morning Poets 60 min Kendall Room (acoustic)

Saturday 6:30pm After Dinner Poets 60 min Kendall Room (acoustic)

Long-time musical acquaintances finally come together on stage to present an eclectic selection of contemporary folk-influenced songs that will appeal to a wide audience. Rusty is Russell Churcher and The Saint is David De Santi. They debuted at the 2017 Illawarra Folk Festival with a swag of songs from the likes of Richard Thompson, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark and Lyle Lovett.

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Saturday 1:00pm Rusty & Shanty Club Big Sing 75 min Kendall Room (acoustic)

Saturday 6:30pm 60 min Old Anglican Church (Acoustic)

Rusty & The Saint
Saoirse

Saoirse, from Victoria, provide soaring harmonies, beautiful ballads sung in English and Irish including original material, jigs and reels and even the odd step dance. A SAOIRSE performance will engage and delight your inner Celt!

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Saturday 9:45pm60 min Norfolk Room

Saturday 5:15pm 60 min Old Anglican Church (Acoustic)

Stonybroke

Now Allan Stone is a poetry bloke otherwise known as Stonybroke
He’ll make you laugh and make you cry. Or spin you yarns about pie in the sky
Raising awareness of global pollution. And how we all must be part of the solution
Three young lads fresh out of luck. Towed through the Bush by a big Mack truck
A driver chap who gets into fights. First Nation people with sacred sites
There’s even a bloke who had a lamb. And Mulligan who blew out a lamp
So come along, get on yer bike. When Stonybroke is on the mike.

Saturday 9:00am Morning Poets 60 min Kendall Room (acoustic)

Saturday 6:30pm After Dinner Poets 60 min Kendall Room (acoustic)

Stonybroke
The Water Runners
The Water Runners

The Water Runners mix of great harmonies, witty stage banter and quality musicianship has delivered entertaining performances of bluegrass-infused Australian music at festivals, pubs, clubs and events from Sydney to the Snowy. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, double bass and percussion combine in memorable songs of love, life and local legends. 

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Friday 9:30pm 60 min Norfolk Room

Saturday 7:00pm 60 min Saddleback Room

The Con Artists

The Con Artists are Australia's biggest folk band. We play a range of folk/world music from different countries especially balkan music with a range of sections and instruments.

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Saturday 9:30am 60 min Anglican Hall

Saturday 1:30pm 45 min The Circle (Outdoors)

The Con Artists
Kiama Pipe Band
Kiama Pipe Band

The sounds of the pipes and the beat of the drums can always draw a crowd in Kiama. The kilt worn by members of the Kiama Pipe Band is called the ‘Red Ulster’ tartan. Under the direction of Pipe Major Paul Wells the band is always willing to offer its support for local community events where the presence of the band can add some colour and spectacle.
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Saturday 3:00pm 30 min The Circle (Outdoors)

Saturday 4:45pm 30 min The Circle (Outdoors)

Figgy Folk Session by the Sea
Figgy Folk Session by the Sea

The Figgy Folk Open Mic Session is held on the third Monday of each month at 7:30PM at the Figtree Hotel, 47 Princes Hwy, Figtree NSW. Musos, poets and storytellers welcome.

Come along and have a go or just enjoy the show!

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Saturday 2:30pm 75 min Kendall Room (acoustic)

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