Festival Events Programme & Performers List
The Festival provides four days of entertainment - featuring artists in a host of venues, including the Guinness Tent, churches, pubs, galleries, an open-air stage, the Tarrangower Wine Tent, plus many more. All venues have access for people with a disability.
Scroll down to see general programme outline and the List Of Performers.
Any queries about the programme, please feel free to contact us.
|Musical Theatre and Theme Presentations
||A variety of themed musical and spoken word presentations.
||Bread, Wine & Song: A Celtic Folk Service – Anglican Church, Sunday morning 10am
Soul Music – Uniting Church, Sunday morning – Traditional Church Service and featured musicians.
Gospel Concert – with Jeanette Gillespie and friends, Anglican Church, Sunday afternoon.
Traditional Bush Concert – Sunday afternoon featuring a host of traditional musicians.
|Children’s Workshops and Activities
Two days of specific kid friendly entertainment.
Saturday – the Children’s Marquee at Maldon Primary School: a full day of music, workshops and entertainment for the young and the young-at-heart!
Sunday – the Children’s activities in the Guinness tent at Tarrangower Reserve. Adults kick back and enjoy the main concert while we keep the kids occupied.
||The market will run on Saturday at the Primary School, 8.00 am - 3.00 pm.
Quality merchandise together with family-friendly local entertainment.
|The Spoken Word
||Vintage Verse – Saturday morning.
The Yarn Event – Saturday afternoon.
Poet’s Breakfast – Sunday morning.
Swagman’s Breakfast - Monday morning.
...and themed Spoken Word presentations throughout the weekend.
All dances wiill be held in the Community Centre
Old Time Bush Dance – Friday evening with the Emu Creek Band and the Gay Charmers Old Time Dance Band
Family Bush Dance – Saturday afternoon with Brewer’s Own Bush Band.
Traditional Irish Ceili with Joe Fitzgerald, Marie Brouder, Mary McBride and friends, Saturday evening. $5 entry for adults without a festival armband.
....and don’t miss the Britannia Morris Men and the O’Shea-Ryan Irish Dancers in Main Street throughout the weekend.
||Workshops (from beginners to advanced), covering a diverse range of musical instruments.
|COMPETITIONS & AWARDS
Roddy Read Memorial Songwriting Award - Saturday afternoon
Maldon Minstrel Award –
Maldon Minstrel Award - Sunday morning.
|Singing and Songwriting Workshops
||Workshops in a variety of singing styles on Saturday and Sunday.
Audience participation welcome.
|The Sessions and Chalkboards
Tarrangower Reserve Session Tent - follow the lights and noise Saturday and Sunday night.
Check out the Kangaroo Hotel bar, Wicked Temptations Cafe courtyard, Crowded House Cafe courtyard and the session tent at Mount Tarrengower for sessions.
Buskers are welcome in Main and High Streets.
|Instrument Makers Exhibition
||Community Centre Band Room - All day Saturday & Sunday.
From across the country, talented artisans make the annual pilgrimage. A wide range of acoustic instruments, introduced by their creators.