Bush Traditions Settler Music Sessions
These sessions feature the music of Australia's setters and their descendants, presented in an informal and approachable manner, led by active players and collectors interested in passing on Australia's musical heritage. Bring an instrument and play along or just sit and listen.
Dru Yoga Australia
Discover why Dru Yoga is so effective as a tool for great wellbeing. Start your Folk Festival mornings in tune with Dru’s fun, activating and soothing movement work. Then stretch and energise through uplifting yoga poses and sequences that will increase your health and enthusiasm. Top it off with a rejuvenating relaxation that will set you up for the greatest day in a perfect world.
Festival Bush Orchestra
Musicians will travel from all over Australia, and from across the Tasman, to be a part of the experience of the Bush Orchestra. With Dave Johnson swinging the baton, you'll work through magical arrangements of collected Australian bush tunes to culminate in a concert performance. Sight reading skills, or a quick ear, and your instrument are all you need to bring.
Moya Simpson is a Canberra-based singer and choir leader who runs workshops for singers and non-singers alike, creating a a joyous and safe environment for group singing. Her special passion is the songs and singing styles of Eastern Europe, but she also has a massive repertoire from all corners of the globe. Humour and energy are her trademarks. ..
Fiona Ross is an esteemed tradition bearer in her native Scotland. She brings knowledge, passion and commitment to her performance. Her honest, evocative singing style and extensive repertoire showcase the richness, depth and diversity of the Scots song tradition. She has toured and recorded with world renowned guitarists Tony McManus and Ken Nicol – but is equally at home singing in the traditional unaccompanied style.