HIGHLIGHTS 

 
 Smoking Ceremony

SMOKING CEREMONY
AND OFFICIAL OPENING

 

SMOKING CEREMORY AND OFFICIAL WELCOME

LIGHTING  OF  THE  HEARTH

Gather  for  the  ritualistic  Lighting  of  the  Hearth  Fire  where  we  will  make  and  mark  our  place  of  gathering  and  ceremony.  Wadawurrung  elder  Uncle  Bryon  Powell  will  Welcome  us  to  Country  and  perform  a  Smoking  Ceremony,  taking  fire  from  the  Festival  hearth-fire. During  this  time  we  will  begin  the  process  of  creating  Clooties  (cloths)  that  will  be  imbued  with  our  hopes  over  the  festival  weekend.

Join  us  for  the  Lighting  of  the  Hearth  as  we  warm  up  our  spirits  for  an  amazing  festival  experience.

Fri:  7:00PM  Village Hub / Fire Hearth THEN MOVE TO PARKS HALL FOR FESTIVAL OPENING.

 

 
 HOST FIONA ROSS

HOST FIONA ROSS

THE HOUSE OF SONG

The spirit of the House of Song is about encouraging people to sing traditional songs in their many forms. Generally speaking, the focus will be on unaccompanied singing. It is not a stage performance, but rather, the House of Song is a place for sharing songs and singing, or you may prefer to join in with other singers or simply listen. The House of Song invites all to experience the tradition of singing and to appreciate traditional song. Scots singer Fiona Ross will host the House of Song.

Sunday           8:00pm           Upstairs @ Grand

 

 

 

 
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Festival Fiddles

Gathered on stage will be some of the hottest fiddlers in town. This amazing concert is a chance to experience the diversity of stylistic and emotional breadth of these solo fiddle players. Make sure you don’t miss this concert.

Line Up -  Ado Barker( Trouble in the Kitchen ), Catherine Fraser, Robbie Greig ( Paul McKenna Band ), Kathleen Mear  (Appalachian Heaven Stringband), Mana Okubo ( Tim Scanlan Band ),

HOST MARY MCEVILLY