ANDY DAVIS

    Andy grew up under a rock with a pack a festering dingoes after a wayward experience from a Scottish pram. The incessant thirst for Scottish ale and Guinness, guided this feral back to dark depths of Fife and Angus Pubs. He has been occasionally let out to spread the sound...
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    Bit Iffy

    Bit Iffy are at the cutting edge of WA’s alternative shanty music scene. With a healthy mixture of humour and social conscience they are sure to delight.
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    BLACKBIRD duo

    Jen Greenwald and Mardae Selpak have had different journeys into contemporary folk. Mardae has a classical background and Jen from the large live band scene. Together they interpret much-loved acoustic classics, old and new. A musical repertoire and honed talent not to be missed.
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    EL PONY PISADOR

    El Pony Pisador is a five-piece group from Barcelona that mixes folk and traditional music from all over the world in perfect balance between virtuosity and a sense of humour. In their live shows, El Pony Pisador will bring you joy by effortlessly playing super fast tunes and singing tight...
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    EULALIE JAIN

    Eulalie Jain are a recently formed folk duo with combined singing experience of over 100 years! Be entertained by their dulcet tones and enjoy traditional and modern folk songs in acapella harmony
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    FORTY DEGREES SOUTH

    Formed in 1988, Forty Degrees South have 30 years of robust singing under their belts. First known as The Roaring Forties, in 2018 they became Forty Degrees South (40°S or “forties” for short). Powerful individual singers the group has a formidable repertoire of traditional and trad-style contemporary songs. They have...
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    HARMONIX

    Harmonix are a harmonising acoustic four piece consisting of Julia Lever, Sandy Bishop, Marty Cowie and Simon Woodward. They cover songs all the way from the Sixties to more contemporary tunes mixed with original songs. Some of the artists they cover include Simon and Garfunkel, Paolo Nutini, The Waifs, Paul...
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    Jarrad Inman

    A fantastic young local musician and a really nice bloke. He is on his way to WAAPA and we think he is destined for great things.
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    JO FOWLER

    Jo Fowler is a flute player inspired by nature and the beauty of the Great Southern who weaves together melodies and dances learned from people he has met and places he has been. A life long affair with the most ancient and mystical of musical instruments.
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    KAT N’ NINE CREW

    Formed in 2018 on the sun baked plains of landlocked Katanning, they are possibly the most landlubbery sea shanty group in the world.
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    LEE SHORE

    Lee Shore does traditional ballads in the folk style of the 60s and 70s, and more contemporary songs by some of the great singer songwriters.
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    Lost Quays

    A shanty band dedicated to performing shanties and songs of the sea. These range from traditional work songs (Shanties) from the times of sail and steam, to original and current material. They mostly perform a cappella (unaccompanied), but do sometimes include instruments such as drum, guitar, mandolin and accordion. They...
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    OSCAR GILBERT

    Oscar Gilbert is a local nineteen year old singer-songwriter heavily influenced by Folk and Trad Irish music, along with the deep crooning of contemporary artists such as King Krule and Kurt Vile. He has performed his originals at Fairbridge and Nannup and plays at many of the local venues in...
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    ROB ZIELINSKI

    Rob Zielinski was born in Perth WA from a long line of travelling fiddle players, storytellers and tin smiths from Donegal. At age 17 he moved to the west coast of Ireland, immersing himself in the musical tradition. He taught at the Galway School of Traditional Irish Music and won...
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    RUM JUNGLE

    The name Rum Jungle conjures up visions of a tropical rain forest full of feisty pirates fighting over the latest treasure haul whilst a nearby rum still bubbles away. However, in Geraldton, Rum Jungle is a sometimes muddy, usually dusty wasteland where local bogans go to drink Bundy and coke,...
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    SHANTILY CLAD

    Formed by a bunch of mates with a mutual love of singing and drinking, Melbourne sea shanty group, Shantily Clad sing songs that’ll put the wind in your sails. Based in Melbourne Australia, Shantily Clad’s first performance was an impromptu sea shanty singalong on a cold winters night after a...
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    SHENANIGANS

    Madeline Winton and Steve Bergmann entertain with a folktastic sampler of favourite australian and anglo-celtic songs and tunes, on flutes, concertina, mandolin and guitar. Join in the ‘Shenanigans’.
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    SIMONE KEANE AND ELLIE HONEYBONE

    Prolific singer/songwriter Simone Keane forges a creative connection with elegant violinist Ellie Honeybone, performing songs inspired by Celtic mythology, oceanic vistas, karri woodlands and burgeoning love. Honeybone’s Celtic folk roots violin interweaves harmoniously with Keane’s rich, sensual vocals creating an elixir smooth as burnished bronze. The Great Southern duo pays...
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    STUNS’L BOOMS

    Stuns’l Booms (who’s name is taken from a line in the song ‘Rollin’ Down to Old Maui’) is a nautical themed folk group from Tasmania. Since the group’s inception in early 2019, they’ve played at the Albany International Folk ‘n’ Shanty Festival, The Huon Valley Mid Winter Festival, Kiama Folk...
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    THE ALBANY SHANTYMEN

    Hailing from a folk tradition with an unbroken line of heritage, The Albany Shantymen sing loud and hard like the sailors of old. A rowdy bunch of fourteen Albany men, we come together to pay homage to the merchant sailors with rhythmic choruses and rousing solos to stir the blood...
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    THE ANCHORMEN

    Rising from the depths of Bunbury’s Leschenault Inlet, a bully crew of 20 Anchormen have breached the water bringing rousing sea shanties and fo’c’sle songs to the South West. Having learnt the ropes fast, the Anchormen are rowdy and boisterous, valuing most their mates in the crew and only serious...
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    THE ORIGINAL FOC’S’LE FIRKINS

    The original WA Shanty Singers, the highly talented Fo’c’sle Firkins will be appearing at the festival once more. These are the blokes that are responsible for inspiring a new generation of shanty singers in WA!
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    THE SHANTYLILLIES

    The Shantylillies are Albany’s all-female shanty singers. The group started up late in 2018, singing shanties and songs of the sea from around the world. The ladies perform regularly in downtown Albany, and also host a monthly Folk and Shanty night at King River. From crooning lullabies to rousing choruses...
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    THE SHE SHANTS

    The She Shants searched the archives for shanties written by and for women. They found a few, meddled with others and made up the rest!
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