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Fleurieu Folk Festival 2015

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Fleurieu Folk Festival at Willunga 2015

Festival organiser, Peter Thornton was pleased to announce Australian country music sensation Beccy Cole, as the headline act for South Australia's premier folk festival. The multi award winning songwriter leads a strong local and interstate line-up.

Thorton said, "We're excited to have Beccy Cole at the festival this year. Beccy is an outstanding performer and songwriter. Given the strong list of performers we've included in this year's program, festival goers will be spoilt for choice across the entire weekend."

Beccy Cole performing Poster Girl. Tamworth Country, Music Festival, NSW, 2011, Uploaded by Jorgen Petersen.

Beccy has performed and recorded a variety of many fine songs, but I selected her performance of Poster Girl as I believe it highlights why audiences love her so much for her sincerity, warm sense of humour and her ability to create and sing such beautiful songs. If you have yet to see her entertain in concert, treat yourself to a memorable and engaging experience.

Senor Cabrales performing at The Fleurieu Folk Festival 2012. Uploaded by Moira Hendry.

Look Down that Lonesome Road Yackandandah 2015. Appalachian Heaven String Band. Uploaded by Ian Alexander.

Other top line interstate acts include Senor Cabrales (NSW), the Appalachian Heaven String Band (Vic),New Holland Honeyeaters (Tas), the Ballpoint Penguins (WA), Liz Stringer (Vic), Danny Spooner (Vic) and Bart Thrupp (QLD).

The New Holland Honey Eaters perform the 1900-vintage Jefferson and Roberts song "I'm Certainly Living a Ragtime Life" in the introduction to their stage radio show "The WYOY National Hoedown", at Deloraine, Tasmania, 31 May, 2013.

Parody written & sung by Perth-based 3 piece a capella group The Ballpoint Penguins in Humph Hall, (Sydney, Australia) in May 2010.

Tolpuddle Man sung by Danny Spooner on May Day in Melbourne. Uploaded by Peter Love.

Bart Thrupp is a one-man band playing upbeat tunes, in his genuine, energetic and undeniably Australian. His enthusiasm for life and music is contagious.

The festival has also named one of its strongest local lineups including The Borderers, The Timbers, Brillig, Goldstein, Kaurna Cronin Duo, The Finnen, Horwood & Williams Jr trio, Spiral Dance and Soursob Bob.

Thorton said, "The Fleurieu Folk Festival is recognised nationally as one of the most family-friendly and accessible festivals on the live music calendar. Audiences of all ages love it and performers love to play in it."

The Fleurieu Folk Festival was named Community Event of the Year in the City of Onkaparinga's 2014 Australia Day Awards.

The program is packed with music concerts, sessions, workshops, dancers, blackboard concerts and children's entertainment and stalls. There will be a wide selection of local food, wine and market stalls ensuring there is something for everyone.

Various ticket options are available from full weekend passes to day sessions ranging in price from $20 to $70 (accompanied children U15 are free).
Early bird discount prices are available until September 30.
For more information or to book tickets online go to:

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Why? Wonderful opportunity to see some highly acclaimed local blues and folk musicians performing live in a relaxed family friendly environment.
When: 23 - 25 October, 2015
Phone: Peter Thornton Ph: 8327 2797 or 0407 614 990.
Where: Willunga. South Australia
Cost: price from $20 to $70 (accompanied children U15 are free).
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