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.
|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: a full day of music, workshops and entertainment for the young and the young-at-heart!
Sunday – the Children’s Marquee at Tarrangower Reserve. Adults kick back and enjoy the main concert while we keep the kids occupied in their very own venue right next-door!
||The market will run on Saturday at the Primary School, 8.00 am - 4.00 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.
Old Time Bush Dance – Friday evening with the Gay Charmers Old Time Dance Band in the Community Centre
Family Bush Dance – Saturday afternoon with Brewer’s Own Bush Band.
Traditional Irish Ceili with Paddy Fitzgerald, Marie Brouder, Mary McBride and friends, Saturday evening.
....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 pubs for sessions, and buskers are welcome in Main and High Streets.
||The Big Singalong – Saturday evening
Stretch those vocal chords and join the host band with some old favourites!
|Instrument Makers Exhibition
||Maldon Community Centre - All day Saturday & Sunday.
From across the country, talented artisans make the annual pilgrimage. A wide range of acoustic instruments, introduced by their creators.