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Brides of Groove
Brides of Groove are Linsey Pollak on kaossilator and
sax, and Jessica Ainsworth on drums. They play kaoss
electrodance grooves verging on dirty Balkan funk.
Learn The Sniffy Dance and learn how to dance in 13/8.
WED The Chameleon 11:20PM
THURS Arti.Arti 11:33PM
FRI Bazaar 4:15PM
A beef-caked and ballsy line up of Brisbane gents in a
late night variety club of circus, dance, showmanship
and comedy for the not so faint-hearted.
SUN The Parlour 11:15PM
MON The Parlour 11:00PM
TUE The Parlour 9:30PM
Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club
Fabulous Fiddling, Highland Flings and Irish Dance
Kicks is the Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club. Fuelled by
fddle tunes and all things Celtic, the group is lead by
the founder, wonderful Scottish Fiddler, Emma Nixon.
MON Folklorica 11:45AM
THURS Folklorica 12:30PM
Bulgarian Dance Group “Horo”
The group is dedicated to preserving the richness of
their traditional folklore through dance. They perform
a variety of unique traditional Bulgarian dances from
different regions of the country. firstname.lastname@example.org
SUN Folklorica 6:00PM 6:50PM
Performing internationally since 1999, Jeff Achtem’s
silent clown character, Mr Bunk, is infuenced by
traditional European street clowning and audience
improvisation. His unique performances are in demand
world-wide and he appears regularly at arts festivals,
variety theatres and cabarets around the globe.
SUN THURS The Parlour 3:45PM
MON The Parlour 7:30PM
FRI The Parlour 11:45AM 1:15PM
With a handful of shows under their belt, Busby Marou
are making a big impact on the Australian music
scene. Recently supporting Pete Murray, the chemistry
between this duo/band offers you cracking harmonies
blended beautifully with breathtaking musicianship.
SUN Amphi 10:30PM
MON FRI The First Nations 9:00PM
TUE The Concert Stage 6:00PM
WED Bazaar 1:15PM
THURS The First Nations 11:45AM
Caren Florance is a book artist who also runs a private
press called Ampersand Duck. She has a strong interest
in making art and craft accessible and is an experienced
teacher in many aspects of artist’s book production.
SUN MON Vis Arts Workshops 9:00AM 1:00PM
TUE Big Paint 11:00AM
WED Big Paint 3:45PM
FRI Puppet Joint 10:10AM
Carolyn Ritchie has Diplomas of Visual Arts in Fine Arts
and Ceramics. She has presented wheel-thrown pottery
workshops at Woodford for the past two years and is a
member of Art Makers Noosa.
SUN TUE FRI Vis Arts Workshops 9:00AM 1:00PM
Catherine Mercer founded The Art of Healing magazine,
which successfully contributes to the development
and awareness of Australian Folk Medicine culture.
She brings together a wide network of health care
practitioners and the public in her quarterly publication.
Catherine is joining Folk Medicine to host the 5:00pm
DAILY Blue Lotus 5:00PM
Chloe Hall Trio
Joyful and uplifting. Expect three-part harmony, great
songs and buckets of energy with this engaging and
charismatic alternative folk trio. They have recently
returned from a three month tour of Canada and Europe
to launch Chloe’s exceptional fourth album, Outside.
MON Bazaar 2:30PM
TUE Chai 2:30PM
THURS The Concert Stage 12:40PM
FRI Bazaar 12:00PM
Chocolate Strings are a 7 piece dance band described
as one of Brisbane’s fnest purveyors of grooved out
dub. Soulful tracks and diverse infuences dish up
a veritable buffet of fresh funk, soul/reggae grooves
satisfying the most discerning appetites.
SUN The First Nations 10:30PM
TUE The First Nations 12:25AM
WED The Muse 8:45PM
THURS Chai 10:30PM
Christene Hayes holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from
Newcastle University as well as a Diploma of Visual
Arts/Ceramics from Noosa Tafe College. She is currently
assistant in the arts department at Sunshine Beach High
MON WED Vis Arts Workshops 9:00AM 1:00PM
Christine Strelan brings imagination and attitude to
poems on topics from religion to Hollywood. Feminism
with a sense of humour. email@example.com
MON Duck Bar 4:30PM
TUE Arti.Arti 2:00PM
Cieavash is an exceptionally talented musician from
Iran. He performs traditional Persian classical (musiqi-e
assil) and regional folk (musiqi-e mahali) music on ney
fute, tar (lute) and kamancheh (spike fddle), as well as
Turkish and Arabic melodies.
WED Folklorica 9:00AM 2:20PM
Circa has a unique vision of circus as a delightful,
challenging and contemporary artform. Circa runs year-
round circus training programs in Brisbane and beyond.
This Woodford Folk Festival, Circa’s aerial trainers are
working with Circadia to present try-as-you-fy training
for beginner and experienced adults.
SUN–THURS Circadia 2:00PM
Circus Arts North
Jenny, Peers, Kelly and Lilly from Circus Arts North band
together to bring you lots of fun juggling, tumbling and
all manner of fantastic circus skills. Everyone involved
will have a chance to become a star as part of our Kids’
SUN–THURS Circus Lair 8:30AM 10:30AM 1:30PM
FRI Circus Lair 9:00AM 10:30AM 1:15PM 2:00PM
Circus vs Sideshow
ThisSideUp acrobatics will be joined by a classy
cacophony of motley musicians and salty sideshow
dogs to bring you the ultimate battle of the entertainers.
Circus, sideshow and music face-off in an unpredictable
evening of high level mischief.
SUN WED Palace 6:00PM
MON Palace 2:30PM
TUE Palace 9:15PM
THURS Palace 7:45PM
Clare is best known as a folk favoured songwriting
original who has released a slew of fantastic, thoughtful
and cohesive albums through Capital Records/EMI.
She has won Australia’s ARIA Award for best female
talent in 2006, was nominated twice in 2008, was
runner up in the International Songwriting Competition
in the singer/songwriter category, has played every
major festival in Australia, sold a stack of records and
is generally loved and admired as much for her charm
and leadership as her music everywhere she goes.
MON The Grande 9:40PM
TUE Amphi 9:45PM
Clare Bowditch (left) BONJAH (right) )
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“It is music for the soul. A brilliant debut,
from a band who truly has worked hard
for the recognition they deserve”
Beat Magazine on BONJAH
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