Festival of Small Halls


Festival of Small Halls takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. Produced in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music, it’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from home and abroad.

The artist line-up consists of at least one Australian artist and one international touring artist, who play music of exceptional quality and heart. They are handpicked for the tour, not only because of their beautiful songs and tunes, but because they have the ability to connect with people through storytelling, a good joke (or a truly terrible one), wonderful warmth and a real interest in visiting places a little off the beaten track. Each night of the tour is hosted by volunteers from the local community, so it’s also a chance for a town to show off their warmest welcome and most enthusiastic audiences.

From our farmlands to the flood lands, the rain forests to the outback, Festival of Small Halls audiences can expect a beautiful night of original music, as well as a chance to catch up with their families and friends during a supper break. It’s an all ages event and all are welcome.

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Woodfordia has been invited to participate in a webinar interview with Professor Dr Amareswar Galla, UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development Anantu, India, on World Environment Day, 5th June 2023.

The conversation - Heritage Matters - Woodfordia: Ecomuseology, Design & Cultural Landscapes - is a part of a UNESCO international webinar series, supporting Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development.
Bill Hauritz AM Founding Director, Woodfordia and Woodford Folk Festival and Professor Dr Amareswar Galla will be discussing the making of Woodfordia as an integrated and holistic landscape and microcosm of Australia and beyond.
The webinar will be held at 4pm (Brisbane time) on the 5th June 2023.

Register here and if you can't join the live online interview, you will be sent a recording: https://bit.ly/Heritage-Matters-26

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Vale Des Ritchie
One of the world's special humans Des Ritchie passed away last night aged 91. Des was our President for 17 years and so much more to many. Woodfordia would not be the place it is today without him. We were so blessed to know and love him. He helped not only the trees to grow, but all of us. Our deepest sympathy to Jillian and all the clan.

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Uncle Noel and the Jinibara Dancers - warming up the streets of Woodford.

www.woodfordfolkfestival.com (link in our bio)


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Heard the news yet?
Woodford Folk Festival 2023/24 tickets go on sale on the 6th June!
#woodfordfolkfestival23 #festivalwoodford

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We're spinning tunes, exploring artist and presenter applications, reflecting on all that was so fabulous at Woodford Folk Festival 2022-23...
@woodford_folk_festival @woodfordia @thisisqueensland @visitmoretonbay
@malenycircus @Sylphcircusaustralia
Photo: Chris Ahern

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And the festival dreaming up begins... the programming team is hard at work and the plans and visions are unfolding. We will be announcing the ticket sales launch date soon - December is in our sights and Woodford Folk Festival 2023-24 here we come!
@woodfordfolkfestival23 @woodfordia23 @lakegkula photo: Tae Young

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And we are pleased to announce... Artists, performers, presenters interested in participating in Woodford Folk Festival 2023-24 - Expressions of Interest are now closing at 5PM Wednesday 3rd of May.
Please note that the online EOI form is truly your first stop as it is the only way that our tiny team are able to respectfully and fairly take in all the amazing proposals that come our way.
Expressions of Interest: https://woodfordfolkfestival.com/.../artists-and-presenters/
@woodford_folk_festival @woodfordia @fancy_paants @rebelstarlyons
photo @marekknappephotography

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A reminder to Artists and Presenters, if you are interested in being part of this year’s Woodford Folk Festival , the deadline for submitting your Expression of Interest is approaching fast. You will need to have your Expressions of Interest in by 5PM (QLD TIME), SUNDAY 30th APRIL 2023.

We would love to hear from you and ask you to please note that the online Expression of Interest form is truly your first stop. It is the only way that our tiny team are able to respectfully and fairly take in all the amazing proposals that come our way. We recommend that you do not leave your EOI submission until the last minute as we do not work weekends and will not be able to trouble shoot any applications in the final days of open EOIs.

More details on how and where to send your Expressions of Interest via the link in our bio.

#woodfordfolkfestival23 #woodfordia23 #performers #presenters #visualarts #craftworkshops #dance #streettheatre #childrensfestival

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