The Woodford Folk Festival is an event of international standing. Held over six days and six nights it presents more than 2000 performers and 400 events with concerts, dances, workshops, forums, street theatre, writers' panels, film festival, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate, an entire children's festival, art and craft workshops, late night cabarets and special events including a spectacular fire event. The Festival features the cream of Australian performers and a generous gathering of special international guests.
The Woodford Folk Festival features a huge list of nationally and internationally acclaimed performers. Check out the official website for full information as it has to be one of the best and most informative websites about an event and you will not be sorry you took the time to look www.woodfordfolkfestival.com
450+ performers at this year's Woodford Folk Festival: DEC 27 2004 - JAN 1 2005.
Téada (Ire), Java (France), Dick Gaughan (Scot), Bob Brozman (US), The Bisserov Sisters (Bulg), Kris Demeanour and His Crack Band (Can), Brendan Power (UK), Mike West and Truckstop Honeymoon (US), Brassfabriken (Swed), Del Ray and Steve James (US)
SOME NATIONAL GUESTS
Deborah Conway, Shane Howard and Band, The Pigram Brothers, Eric Bogle, Sensitive New Age Cowpersons, Fourplay, Mic Conway's National Junk Band, Martin Pearson, Briscoe Sisters, Linsey Pollak, Cloudstreet, Coolangubra, Penelope Swales, FRUiT, Kransky Sisters, Tulca Mor feat. Jenny Fitzgibbon, Mal Webb, Jenny Fitzgibbon and Steve Cook, Spooky Men's Chorale
The Cat Empire, Missy Higgins, Xavier Rudd, The Waifs, Resin Dogs, The Beautiful Girls, Butterfingers, Bomba, Dirty Lucy, Coda, Waiting for Guinness
JAZZ, BLUES AND ROOTS
Vince Jones, Tina Harrod with Jackie Orszaczky Band, Jeff Lang, Chain, Ash Grunwald, Lucky Oceans, Fiona Boyes, Stringmansassy, The Re-mains, Elixir, Wiley Reed, Zydecats
Monsieur Camembert, Arte Kanela, Zulya & the Children of the Underground, Kurdish Earth, Spiros Rantos' Greek Trio, Nadya and Her 101 Candles Orkestra, Rebetiki, Martinez, Christos Baltzidis, Doch, Mohata, Rumberos, Doug de Vries & Diana Clark's Cafe Brazil
Garry Who, Alan Glover, Fiona McGary, Mandy Nolan, Paul Brasch, Steve Allison, S Sorrensen, J P Bell, Liz Skitch
Oskar, Australian Unicycle Society, Benny B, Daniel Oldaker, Lost Property, Manouvre, Big Rory, Cyberfire, Sault Poets, Wee John, FlameOz, FreakyFraus, Hysterical Trousers, Jambezi, Junkstas, Orecrystal ,Rumpelstiltskin the Worldly Kangaroo Jester of Oz, The Paraffinalien, ZambiaCongo Capoeira
A spectacular finale to the festival, this closing ceremony use tales, imagery music, ritual and ceremony to explore balance in our time.
The Carnival of Misrule
Don your mask and visit a world within a world where chaos, creativity, majesty, beauty, renewal and release all play their part in the larger masquerade of life. Processions, amusements, spectacle and magic are designed to explore yourself in the play of another, to surrender the individual to the group mind, to release inhibitions and to challenge the norm.
Some of the most original and exciting musicians across a full spectrum of musics come together to form the 4-hour organic epic that is the Woodford Rhythm festival. Melody, groove and multimedia extravaganza explode in the only New Year's event you'll want to dance to.
An event within itself: six days with national and international experts sharing their knowledge and experience through talks, forums and workshops exploring issues of alternative health, freedom and happiness.
The full regalia of circus, vaudeville, cabaret, burlesque and traveling show: human absurdities, curiosities and physicalities; ballyhoo; diverse amusements; circus and sideshow for your delectation…
Mermaids, medieval knights, jugglers, jesters, stilt walkers, slapstick, fools, fire-breathers, acrobats and ex-sideshow artists have slithered, rowed, winged and wheeled their way to Woodford. Stoic, static, romantic and erratic, Street Rovers celebrate the element of surprise in the streets. All the while, our new outdoor street performance pitches feature outdoor entertainment never before seen at the festival.
Experience the mystery and grace of the ancient and evolving performing arts. Featuring a vibrant cultural music, dance, poetry and theatre traditions at the root of contemporary Australian society, in celebration of the many cultures we create and share.
Many cultural forms of expression, from: Intimate talks with Murri Elders; spectacular corroborees; large stage musical performance; hands-on workshops in craft traditions; gallery tours; cutting edge forums and discussions; all highlighting the depth and variety of Australian Indigenous culture.
From early silent films to the latest of international animation, short film, and multimedia projections, grab the popcorn, get cozy and let 'HollyWoodford' screen the broadest palette of moving images.
Poets, preachers, larrikins, lairs and liars grace the stage in the finest exhibition of logodaedaly and verbalistic legerdemain. Poet's breakfasts, Yarns, tales … and three hours of stand up comedy each night, with no repeats!
Experiment, provoke imagine, surprise, aspire and explore your creative side in paper, fibre, glass, clay, wax, mosaic, costume, paint, muds, ochre and spices at the visual arts festival.
Enter a timeless realm of seductive lilting rhythms, extravagantly fancy footwork and alluring world dance styles. Participate in a variety of dance workshops or dance for pure enjoyment ot the infectious sounds and great rhythms.
Our Children's festival offers six days of non-stop theatre, music, hands-on workshops. Puppetry, concerts, folk clubs and circus thrills. Enter the wonder, magic, fantasy and laughter in the hearts and minds of our young folk.
Check out the official website for full information as it has to be one of the best and most informative websites about an event and you will not be sorry you took the time to look www.woodfordfolkfestival.com
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