Aidan Connolly (IRE)Aidan Connolly is a master young fiddle player from Dublin and is considered one of the leading Irish musicians of his generation. His debut album, 'Be Off', was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and is considered one of the best fiddle albums of recent years. He has toured extensively in the USA and Japan and has performed in Sweden, France, Spain, the UK and Australia. Aidan is celebrated for his unique style of playing.
Bush Traditions Settler SessionsThese sessions are led by musicians with many years of experience playing Australia's traditional dance music. The sessions feature music of Australia's settlers and their descendants presented in an informal and approachable way. Bring an instrument and play along or just sit and listen.
Concertina ConvergenceThe Concertina Convergence provides opportunities for concertina players at all levels and of all keyboard systems to network with other players and to participate in structured sessions and workshops led by some of Australia's finest exponents on the instrument.
Dru YogaDiscover 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 OrchestraMusicians from all around the country are welcome to play in the Festival Bush Orchestra rehearsing four-part arrangements of some of our beaut Australian collected tunes. Under the baton/ stockwhip of Dave Johnson you will be surprised at the magic, the warmth, the sheer fun and the ultimate concert sound. The music, chosen and arranged by Dave, is provided in easier and harder parts so sight reading competence is recommended.
Festival Fiddle RallyTrish Barker has conducted the Festival Fiddle Rally for many years, was leader of the Sydney Scottish Fiddlers for 20 years and played for Celtic based dances, balls and private functions. Her musical interests now include French/ Occitane music and dance from the Auvergne region of France. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser to access the Fiddle Rally sheet music for 2020: