Preference is given to artists and performers who align with our vision – to host a premier event of international and national significance that provides an authentic expression of Celtic culture across the Arts – music, song, dance, theatre, storytelling etc.
At the heart of the festival is community with a focus on inclusivity and participation. The festival encompasses both traditional and contemporary interpretations within the Australian Folk setting and supports the sustainability of the culture in a contemporary context.
Over the past 17 years we have been able to bring you many fantastic artists these include international acts :
Solas (US ), Grada ( NZ & Ire), Beoga (Ire), Gaelic Storm( USA ), John Carty ( Ire ), The Battlefield Band ( Scot) , Breabach ( Scot )Adam Sutherland & Marc Clement ( Scot ) Calan (Wales ), Daire Mulhern ( Ire) Fiona Ross & Tony McManus ( Scot/USA ), Kevin Crawford, Patrick Doocey & Colin Farrell (Ire), The Ports ( Ire ), Paul McKenna Band ( Scot ), The Outside Track, Tim Chaisson ( Can ), Brian Kennedy (Ire), Mairearad Green & Anna Massie (Scot), Eleanor McEvoy ( Ire), Barrule( Isle of Man ), Fèis Rois (Scot) Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Mairead Hurley & Friends, Maxim Cormier & Rachel Davies (Can ) ,Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn ( Irel ), The Beaton Sisters (Can), Cherry Grove ( Scot), Ciaran O'Grady & Aifric Boylan, The Duplets (Scot), John McSherry Trio (Ire), Bernadette Morris (Ire),Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill ( NZ & Can ), Altan (Ire), Maggie Carty & Mairtin Staunton(Ire) , Brid Harper & Dermot Bryne(Ire), C21 Theatre Company ( Ire), John Spillane( Ire), Fiach Moriarty (Ire), The Whileaways ( Ire), Pauline Scanlon & Eliis Kennedy (Ire), All Jigged Out ( UK ), The Mahones ( Can ), Kevin Burke( Ire), Jimmy Young & James Wilksonson ( NZ ), Gary Og ( Scot ), The Young Wolftones ( Ire ), The Ports ( Ire ), Sophie & Fiachra ( Quebec & Ire ), Hanneke Cassel ( US), Barrule ( Isle of Man ), The Wriggley Sisters ( Scot )
Hundreds of national artists have joined our line up - musicians, dancers, storytellers, singers, comedians, theatre, visual artists, film makers. Within hundreds of classes, masterclasses, workshops and projects.