Be prepared for an unforgettable folk, world and roots experience at Fairbridge Festival 2018. On the back of our 25th birthday year comes another unmissable event, filled with a diversity of delights and packed to the hilt with a stellar line-up of international, national and local artists.
Think Euro-gypsy dance meets brass-fuelled ska; a hefty dose of uplifting traditional and world music meets quirky jug band and indie folk and swing.
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Warralakin - Great Tunes, Cracking Lyrics and Rousing Choruses weave a part of the fabric that is this rich tapestry of Australia.
Storytelling sessions for childrenApprox 45 mins includes games and songsBella the bookworm has performed at many festivals throughout Australia
Fairbridge patron, award-winnning local musician and ‘psychotherapist in training’ Andrew Winton puts his old and new songs through the blues/folk blender in solo mode. Ever wanted to know the existential links between Freud and St Paul? …no neither do we, so come and have a listen and maybe a dance instead!
Originating from Europe, the twins Josef and Jan developed their sound in Melbourne, Australia, having packed their rucksacks and relocating in 2012. Since then, they have worked their way into Australian audiences hearts with their soaring harmonies and unique sound.
What happens when the precision of obsessive musicianship meets the raw passion of articulate insight, when wit meets groove, when folk, gospel and blues harmonies collide with hip-hop, dub-step, and drum-and-bass beatbox, beneath a freestyle flow of poetic, personal, conversational lyrics, looped up by one elastic mouth and inspired mind? Ross Vegas happens!
“Ami Williamson is the Folk Songwriter’s Songwriter, the Entertainer’s Entertainer and the Singer’s Singer! I cried, I laughed- then both at the same time - one woman show at it’s best” - (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Ganglions are a trio that combine noodley guitar parts, vocal harmonies and Irish accents to make intricate and endearing math-pop music.
Scottish Chamber Folk Ensemble the Catherine Fraser Trio, present a highly varied programme of beautifully arranged instrumental music founded in the Scottish fiddle tradition. Joining renowned fiddler Catherine Fraser, are the highly talented Trent Arkleysmith (guitar) and Rachel Johnston (cello), both highly sought after musicians in their own right. Exploring repertoire from as far back as the 18th century, right through to original contemporary compositions, each player brings a wealth of international experience and musicality to the collaboration, and the mutual connection and expressive joy they share shine through.
Twenty dancers from West Sumatera present the traditional dances of the Minangkabau people.
Described as the best opening to a festival yet at Port Fairy Folk Festival, it's not uncommon to experience people laughing, crying, dancing and singing - often long after the show has finished.Tom is seen dancing over his pedals, creating beautiful soundscapes of vocal harmonies, guitars, effects and percussion.
Winners of the 2016 WA Country Music Awards Group Of the Year and 2016 WAM Country Song Of the Year, Ralway Bell have charmed both city and country audiences right across Australia. Rich guitar tones and sturdy denim rhythms, sweetened with the inimitable sounds of the pedal steel guitar.
Jazz Vocalist Penny King with the Russell Holmes trio present songs of Joni Mitchell
The Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble combines the sounds of Persian flute (ney), percussion (daf) and oud with jazz instruments for a truly unique listening experience. With unusual time structures, microtones and soaring solo sections, this performance is not to be missed.
If you haven't heard of Gallie until now you're in for a real musical awakening. If you like artists like Billy Bragg, Tom Waits, John Martyn or Wilco, then you'll love his shows. The stories are sometimes comical, sometimes tragic but the delivery is always from the heart.
Aminah Hughes, internationally recognised songwriter and singer of acoustic folk, Irish trad, Americana, Appalachian, roots and blues, teams up with the Tom O'Halloran trio to present a beautiful and intoxicating fusion of folk, roots and jazz.
Via Pangée is a Québec traditional music duo formed by Louis Thibault and Philippe Girard. Two highly skilled instrumentalists offer a real time cultural exchange drawing inspiration from a diversity of genre yet always honoring the heritage and cultural roots of Québec's music.
Nominees for the 2017 WAM World Music Award, the Praashekh Quartet led by the dazzling Indian sarod virtuoso, Praashekh Borkar, pushes the edges of the Indian raga tradition into new and vibrant improvisational spheres. Join this stellar lineup of world musicians as they again light up Fairbridge stages.
Jonathan Cope and Emma Birkett are well known and loved musicians on the Perth music scene. Performing in duo mode and joined by some of Perth's outstanding traditional and bluegrass musicians (plus the wonderful Chinese ensemble Crystal Jade), they explore a tantalising mix of cross-cultural repertoire.