40 Degrees South

    40 Degrees South : four Sydney-based singers (Don Brian, Thomas Hanson, Chris Maltby and Margaret Walters) – all happily ignoring their ‘Use By’ dates and roaring into the future with their unaccompanied traditional-style folk songs and shanties. They have a large selection of thematic presentations ready to perform in clubs,...
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    À la Souche

    À la Souche are a traditional music duo based in St John’s, Newfoundland. Both multi-instrumentalists, Bryan’s background in the Acadian, Irish and Cape Breton fiddle and song comes together with Kiersten’s experience in the folk cello stylings of Scotland, Ireland and North America to present an exciting new take on...
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    Albannach Lass

    "Albannach Lass" (AKA Flossy from Albany's own "The Shantylillies") is originally from Scotland and regularly sings folk and traditional music from her homeland (and beyond) at the monthly Folk and Shanty Club, at King River Hall in Albany. She has had a passion for this music from a young age,...
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    Bango Werm

    Bango Werm sings songs about dogs, pizza, dog food, dog poop…snot, more dog poop, and the occasional old time tune…. bring ya dancing boots.
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    Boodji Creek

    Boodji Creek is a collaboration between well known Witchcliffe musicians George Spargo and Karien Rollinger and Bunbury locals Dal and James Taylor. Our instruments include fiddle, guitar, mandolin, dobro and upright bass. We have been performing as Boodji Creek for over one year at local weddings, markets and jam sessions....
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    Brian Mooney

    Brian Mooney is an Irish traditional musician and singer from Belfast in the north of Ireland. He is a multi-instrumentalist playing mostly guitar and mandolin, with a repertoire of over 2000 Irish songs, many of which are not widely known or recorded. Brian was a member of a number of...
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    Felonious Floyd

    Felonious Floyd, A rogue pirate who was cast off his ship for disagreeing with the captains orders. Hopping from ship to ship to share ye ol art of the shanty. Member of the Melbourne shanty crew 'Shantily Clad' though also performs solo for an intimate and inclusive acapella session that...
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    Gav Brown Duo

    With his soulful mix of country-rock, folk and pop, singer/songwriter Gav Brown has performed around Australia, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore. A regular on the live music scene in his hometown Perth, Western Australia, Gav is a skilled multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, mandolin, cigar-box guitar and...
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    International Folk Dance

    International folk dance is new to Albany but a long history of folk dance exists wherever people thrive. International folk dance grew from the melting pot of cultures in the 20th century and collects together a stunning variety of music and dance for all to join in with - young...
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    John Ralph

    John Ralph (Aus/UK). John’s songs and tunes reflect the diversity of music influences from a lifetime of playing in Folk and Irish Country and Rock, Bands. He has played at Cambridge Folk Festival and Ely Folk Festival UK and Fairbridge, Denmark, Folk in the Forest, Illawarra and the Wintermoon Festivals...
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    Lee Shore

    Lee Shore does sea shanties, other songs of the sea and traditional ballads in the folk style of the 60s and 70s, and more contemporary songs by some of the great singer songwriters. He does some great renditions of Stan Rogers' songs about the sea, intermixed with an eclectic selection...
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    Mandurah Mariners Shanty Group

    Formed in Mandurah pre-COVID, following attendance by Tony at 2019 Shantyfest and showing of "Fishermens Friends" at local cinema. Performed at 2021 Shantyfest and looking forward to more. Hoping to gain more members from Mandurah, Pinjarra & Rockingham areas.
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    Martin & Coole

    Martin, a small bodied mahogany, was born in New York in 1937 and spent his early years playing blues. After travelling the world, he ended up in Fremantle, broken in attic above a luthier’s shop. With care and attention, Martin had a new lease of life in his mid-50’s and...
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    Matt Black

    I performed the solo John Prine set last year at the festival, this year i have added Drums and a Double bass. We have performed a couple of times around town with a great reception. I can provide more information later and i am yet to organise a group photo
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    PETER BUGDEN

    “As a long stablished and respected member of the Western Australian Folk scene, he is one of that rapidly disappearing, rare breed of performers possessing the ability to make you laugh, laugh louder, and cry, in the space of two songs. Having performed at major festival events around Australia, both...
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    Playlist Choir

    Playlist is a choir with a difference; we are Albany’s only Indie Pop/Rock/Folk choir. We formed in 2020 and provide a fun and inclusive space where anyone (18+) is welcome. We have 30+ members and pride ourselves on our sense of community and enjoy singing for mental health, fun and...
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    Rob Zielinski and Jim Green

    Jim Green : Jim Green is a Melbourne based guitarist who has played music at home and abroad for 20 years. 3 Three solo albums of original material plus sitting in on guitar for dozens of other artists albums has helped develop a strong original style which originates from Celtic...
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    Rum Jungle

    To the north of Geraldton town lies Smuggler’s Cove and Rum Jungle, infamous landmarks where ocean trade of contraband liquor, tobacco and sandalwood took place out of sight of the local constabulary. Today, a group of local shanty singers keep the name Rum Jungle alive by singing songs of the...
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    Russell and Mark

    Russell and Mark (from The Last Five Coins) also play as a duo. Russell plays fiddle and hurdy gurdy and Mark plays piano accordion. We play mainly instrumental music from European cultures, many with a maritime history. International travel greatly enhances their performance material. Think Dalmatia, France, Italy, UK, Ireland,...
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    Salty Seadogs

    Salty Seadogs formed a couple of years ago to ease the drudgery of rebuilding some old boats. Like a tsunami, the Shantys engulfed us and gave further life to boatbuilding and sailing and surfing and being round maritime pursuits.
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    SEA SWALLOW

    Sea Swallow – Claire Moodie and Bill Lawrie are a folk duo from Fremantle. Like the migratory bird after which the duo is named, they get around, and through the past couple of years they have lived and worked in Broome Western Australia, and in Glasgow, Scotland. Their songs tell...
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    She Shants

    She Shants sing a collection of sea songs - sassy, subversive, savvy, and sometimes silly!
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    Shenanigans

    Madeline Winton and Steven Bergmann entertain with a folktastic sampler of favourite australian and anglo-celtic, songs and tunes, on concertina, folk whilstles, banjolin and banjolele. Join in the 'Shenanigans'
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    Susan and Steve Scanlon

    Susan and Steve Scanlon began performing in folk clubs in their native Ireland during the folk music boom in the late 1970s. While children interfered with any plans for touring the world (or even most of Ireland) they continued to perform quite regularly in their adopted home of Clonmel, County...
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    The Albany Shantymen

    If Australia prides itself on mateship then The Albany Shantymen distils mateship into music. A group of ordinary blokes that meet at their local pub and sing sea shanties, the joy and energy they bring to this traditional music is infectious. The lads have been disguising themselves as proper musicians...
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    The Anchormen

    Rising from the depths of Bunbury's Leschenault Inlet, a bully crew of shanty men breach the water bringing rousing sea shanties and fo'c'sle songs to the South West. The Anchormen are rowdy and boisterous, valuing most their mates in the crew and only serious about having a seriously good time....
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    The Lost Quays

    The Lost Quays return to the Albany Folk and Shanty Festival. Last here in 2021 the Quays welcome you on board again - prepare for the calm and the storm, with shanties and other songs of the sea. Largely a cappella but with some guitar, mandolin and accordion, we perform...
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    The Nook Folk Group

    The Nook Folk Group,Jan and Kieth Cook with granddaughter Tiffany Stewart play contemporary Folk/country/and Australian songs,accomped by guitars mandolin and piano accordion
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    The Offsiders

    The Offsiders is a trio of sisters based in rural town, Narrikup. They were inspired to pursue music by their grandparents musical career. The Offsiders play monthly at Albany’s Folk’n’Shanty night. The Offsiders are Tiffany Stewart - an aspiring singer/songwriter and multi Instrumentalist - with singer/songwriters Gemma-Lee Stewart and Shanaya...
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    the Original Fo’c’s’le Firkins

    The Fo’c’s’le Firkins,  formed in Perth as a 10 man team for the 1985 National Folk Festival, are Western Australia's oldest purely acapella Shanty Group. In 2013, after many lineup changes, the original line-up reunited for a one-off charity concert for Little Folk that was completely sold out. The popular...
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    The Shantylillies

    The Shantylillies is a female shanty group founded in August 2018 and based in Albany. Each woman brings something new and special with her to the group. We sing traditional working shantys and songs of the sea, maritime ballads, and a few of our own originals. We invite you to...
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    Tim Darby

    Tim Darby is a singer songwriter who uses whimsical humorous lyrics accompanied by guitar and ukulele to tell stories of modern day dilemas and ironies. With an honest and open stage presence he invites the audience to share in his exploration of the joys and heartaches of the everyday.
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    Warralakin

    Phil Gray has been playing, singing and telling stories about his beloved homeland for more years than he cares to remember…..from sitting on the front fence outside his Uncle Bill’s home in Dugan Street Kalgoorlie, as a 5 year old, waiting for ‘The Wild Colonial Boy’ to ride past. “You...
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    Yarn Weavers

    Yarn Weavers were formed through a mutual love of folk and harmonies, fostered over many years of singing together in various projects in the Great Southern. They join voices in the telling of ancient tales, told and retold, and real stories with universal themes.
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