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Festival of Small Halls
Wed 10 January at 6:30 pm$14 – $25
Featuring Ryan Young (SCO) and Alana Wilkinson (AUS).
Presented by the world-renowned team behind Woodford Folk Festival (Woodfordia Inc), the Festival of Small Halls is Australia’s largest regional music tour. This tour marks the 37th venture into rural, regional and remote areas of the country, with a van full of bunting, instruments, and folk spirit.
The Summer Tour 2024 will commence at Woodford Folk Festival, before heading south and inland, then crossing the Great Dividing Range and heading back north up the coast, stopping at the Illawarra Folk Festival along the way.
Focusing on traditional Scottish music, Ryan Young brings new life to very old, often forgotten tunes by playing them in his own unique way. His fiddle playing is brimming with fresh melodic ideas, an uplifting rhythmic drive and a great depth of dynamics and precision.
Combining delicate melodies with disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Alana Wilkinson is a smiling assassin. Her songs skewer ex-lovers, would-be suitors, ridiculous social norms and the absurd challenges of a suburban upbringing in a merciless, yet strangely affectionate way, leaving audiences feeling like they’re sitting in her living room, chatting about life over a steaming cuppa.
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
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