Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage. His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs. Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work.
Kutcha Edwards is one of Australia’s most respected and inspiring Aboriginal singer/songwriters.
Kutcha’s music, theatre and community work has made him a legend in the Indigenous community, throughout Australia and internationally. He has sung at major events, spoken to politicians and dignitaries, worked in prisons, sat with kindergarten children and won some awards long the way.
2014 NT Australian of the Year and NAIDOC Artist of the Year, Shellie Morris is one of Australia’s finest singer songwriters and her voice and heartfelt music has seen her grace the stage from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 to Vancouver Winter Olympics, Japan and London.
As good as his albums are (and they're very, very good), Steve positively owns a crowd when he's on stage, where the proverbial rubber hits the road. His shows are the stuff of legend – no two are alike – and can take an unsuspecting audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a single song.
Scottish born and Canadian resident Tony McManus is the world's undisputed greatest Celtic guitar player whilst Italian Beppe Gambetta is one of Europe's hottest flatpickers with America in his heart and his roots in the sun and olive trees of the Mediterranean.
Dublin-born Róisín O is one of the most promising new artists to emerge from the competitive Irish music scene in recent times. In a relatively short time-span she has shared stage and studio space with some of Ireland's leading artists, and proved that combining a collaborative songwriting style, the warmth and depth of her expressive voice, a hot band and a commitment to hard work is still the best way to progress.
There are stories that wash over you like a tide, and then there are stories that grab you by the heart . Pictou County, Nova Scotia born and bred singer-songwriter and working class hero Dave Gunning has made a point of finding the latter and wrapping them up in song.
When five young Irish musicians hibernate for two weeks to explore their music by the ever changing sky and the rhythmic movements and sounds of Irelands west coast Atlantic sea you get Moxie, a group who are inspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music.
“The Morrisons play big band folk, like a mash up of both Inside Llewyn Davies and Oh Brother Where Art Thou’s T-Bone Burnett” – Concrete Playground.
Winners of the 2014 Folk/Acoustic Song of the Year at the Australian Song Writers Association Awards, The Morrisons fuse Australian stories and sounds with the spirit and intensity of old time American bluegrass, country and folk.
The Wagana Dancers are the Blue Mountains national and international touring Aboriginal women and girls dance company. They honor and respect the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands they dance on and they proudly share their love of dance, culture and storytelling at many festivals and events. Wagana means ‘to dance’ in Wiradjuri language and their shows beautifully weave together traditional and contemporary movement, imagery and song.