Home' Woodford Folk Festival : Programme 2009-10 Contents New Year’s Eve Gypsy Dance Night
Live, horn-driven hot foot mayhem. Join all the
available Gypsy brass band musicians at the festival
for a great New Year’s Eve dance. The dance line is
lead by experienced dancers, making it easy to follow
THURS The Chameleon 7:00PM
New Years Welcome Crystal Bowl
and Didgeridoo Meditation
Welcome in the New Year with an awesome
meditation, with crystal bowls and didgeridoo. Feel
the vibration and energy surge through your body as
this amplifed meditation welcomes 2010 in our Folk
Medicine programme. Feel energised and vibrant.
Jeremy Donovan and Raelene Byrne.
FRI Blue Lotus 8:00AM
It’s like a fashmob, but stealthier, and potentially
more deadly. It’s spontaneous theatre. Want to fnd
out more? Get along every morning and help make
the festival more festive... stealthily. Tim Monley.
SUN–THURS The Parlour 9:00AM
Lisa Cowan explores various pathways, crossroads
and obstacles that are inherent in our everyday lives.
There are several routes to the temple but none of
them are straight, most of them are remote and all of
them are non-linear.
THURS Arti.Arti 11:00AM
North West English Morris Dance
Two English dances from the North West of England
are taught by members of South East North West
Morris side. Suitable for anyone in search of FUN!
MON The Chameleon 10:00AM
Nova Scotia Choonz Workshop
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia has a rich tradition
of Celtic music. Jack Wilson, awarded as the Best
Young Instrumentalist at the 2008 National Folk
Festival, is one of Australia’s foremost Cape Breton
fddlers and piano players. An insightful journey into
this unique style of music through demonstration and
discussion with Squeebz. BYO fddle.
THURS The Mill 2:45PM
Do you know that nutritional medicine
could be the answer to your health
concerns? Dr Arhbal will educate you
in the latest developments, trends and
research about this rapidly emerging
side of medicine.
SUN Blue Lotus 2:30PM
Old Time Fiddle - Beginner,
Intermediate or Advanced
Learn to play the music of the Appalachian
Mountains, with a focus on the Round Peak style
originating in North Carolina and it’s distinctive
bowing sound. Fiddler Pria Schwall-Kearney will take
you through some of the history, culture, tunings
and repertoire that make up that distinctive sound.
Make your fddle dance.
FRI The Mill 10:30AM
Unleash your talents on an unsuspecting audience in
this impromptu performance opportunity on the First
Nations stage. Be game and sign up for your ffteen
minutes of fame.
FRI The First Nations 1:00PM
Opening Blues Concert
West Oz talent Andrew Winton will warm up the Blues
and Roots venue in this Opening Blues Concert with
his fresh approach to acoustic roots music followed
by well-rounded and seasoned Australian performer
Phil Manning, one of the premier blues guitarists in
the country. Phil’s talent and skill on the guitar has
been recognised since the earliest inceptions of the
blues in Australia.
SUN Blues/Roots 1:30PM
A deadly showcase of excellence across performance
styles, by some of our hottest South East QLD
emerging talent. An inspiring presentation that you
won’t want to miss. Launching The First Nations
stage every morning, it’s a fantastic way to begin your
DAILY The First Nations 8:30AM
A powerful documentary journeying into the heart
of Australia’s Indigenous relations - searching for
ways forward that respect Aboriginal culture, land
and dignity. The flm focuses on the frst hand stories
of the Yolngu people N.E Arnhem Land. Post-flm
discussion with flmmakers Sinem Saban and Damien
Curtis with commentators Michael Williams, Andrew
Wilford and Les Malezer.
TUE Blue Lotus 7:10PM
50 tales carnivale melody myth rhapsody ritual tales dance pilgrimage fre fable romance tradition mystery
Mutant Barnyard and Sideshow Wonderland
The Space Cowboy has collected the odd and the unusual from over 40
countries, and now his magnifcent museum of mutations is on display. In this
exotic Menagerie of marvels you will see a genuine two-headed calf, a two-
headed turkey, a cyclops silky chicken born with no brain, and much much more.
Joining this are some of Australia’s fnest freaks performing alive on the inside of
this prime example of a sideshow spectacle.
SUN On the Streets 4:30 PM 8:30PM
MON–THURS On the Streets 6:00PM
FRI On the Streets 4:30 PM 9:30PM
Political Bigotries and
Most people vote according to their
culture. Swinging voters choose
our political leaders. The task of the
Opposition, representing a large portion
of our nation, is to oppose everything.
It keeps the system clean and prevents
corruption. But it is causing an ever-
widening cultural divide, even bigotries
in our communities and sometimes
in our families. Can this be fxed?
Is it possible to create a united and
bipartisan parliamentary leadership for
those matters that require national unity
to solve the big issues, such as climate
change? Or are we dreamin’? Festival
organisers have invited Bob Hawke,
one of the most successful Prime
Ministers in Australia’s history to discuss
TUE The Grande 12:00PM
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