From The Vault: The Woodford Files 2014-2015 – John Smith (UK), January 2015

Originally posted on Timber and Steel blog: https://timberandsteel.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/the-woodford-files-john-smith-uk/ John Smith is performing at Woodford Folk Festival, and at the time of writing has just finished his last show at The Duck. While that’s bad news for anyone on site who missed his gigs, or for anyone who got along and just wants to see more, … Continue reading From The Vault: The Woodford Files 2014-2015 – John Smith (UK), January 2015

From The Vault: The Woodford Files 2014-2015: Paper Lions, David Cyrus MacDonald and Confederation Entertainment Inc., December 2014

Article originally appeared on Timber and Steel: https://timberandsteel.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/the-woodford-files-paper-lions-david-cyrus-macdonald-and-confederation-entertainment-inc/ While sitting in the media centre, writing in the last post about how Overheard Productions got its name, Bill Quinn overheard David Cyrus MacDonald drop in to talk with the office staff. About 3.6 minutes later, David and Bill were outside the donga by the Spirit of Woodford … Continue reading From The Vault: The Woodford Files 2014-2015: Paper Lions, David Cyrus MacDonald and Confederation Entertainment Inc., December 2014

From The Vault: The Woodford Files 2014-2015 – Miami Marketta and Rabbit Radio (Gold Coast), December 2014

Originally posted in Timber and Steel: https://timberandsteel.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/the-woodford-files-miami-marketta-and-rabbit-radio-gold-coast/ I’m not certain, but it may be that Rabbit Radio has gone the way of the dodo. Their website comes back with an error message, and their last tweet was some time in 2016. Shame. Bill Quinn’s Overheard Productions title is about many things, but mostly about the … Continue reading From The Vault: The Woodford Files 2014-2015 – Miami Marketta and Rabbit Radio (Gold Coast), December 2014

From The Vault: The Woodford Files 2014-2015 – The Travelling Sisters, December 2014

The Travelling Sisters are a lot of fun. I mean, when you get to hang out in a caravan for a week in the middle of a busy festival precinct you’ve got to bring the happy haps a fair bit, yes/no? Laura, Elle and Lucy are The Travelling Sisters. See if you can pick out … Continue reading From The Vault: The Woodford Files 2014-2015 – The Travelling Sisters, December 2014

From The Vault – The Woodford Files 2014-2015: Brass Knuckle Brass Band, December 2014

The Brass Knuckle Brass Band is the sister band of Moochers Inc who appeared on The Woodford Files last week. If you stopped, looked slightly up and right, and mused, “Sister act? But dude, they’re all dudes!” then score five points for Gryfindor. Coming out of Canberra faster than the Federal Highway or a politician … Continue reading From The Vault – The Woodford Files 2014-2015: Brass Knuckle Brass Band, December 2014

The Woodford Files 2014-15: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (for 347 days…), January 2015

“I always judge a festival by its program. If a festival can’t attract big name acts, it’s not much good and I’m not much interested.” I listened to my host as they spelt out their assessment criteria of whether a festival is deserving of attention. Without much in the way of any comment from me. … Continue reading The Woodford Files 2014-15: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen (for 347 days…), January 2015

The Woodford Files 2014-15: Save The Last Dance Or Beer For Me, January 2015

As the sun set slowly over Kilcoy, we bade farewell to the last performance at Woodford Folk Festival as Fantuzzi reggaed the crowd into a fervour. Actually, the sun was long gone by the time Fantuzzi closed out proceedings. And as they finished their last number, the vollys were just getting going and took responsibility … Continue reading The Woodford Files 2014-15: Save The Last Dance Or Beer For Me, January 2015

The Woodford Files 2014-15: Volunteer Party, January 2015

2014-15 is only my fourth trip to Woodfordia, so there are others who are 25 visits ahead of me. The first three festivals I attended as a volunteer, and like my introduction into the world wide weird of folk merely two years previously, I could not have made a better choice than to join the ranks … Continue reading The Woodford Files 2014-15: Volunteer Party, January 2015

The Woodford Files: Fire Event Climaxes in Fire (hence the name), January 2015

Before I’d heard much of anything about Woodford Folk Festival, back in the unenlightened days of roughly 2006, I’d sure heard about the Fire Event. Attending between 2007-2010, I joined the Fire Choir each year, initially with the tenors then the bass-baritones, and loved it to bits. BUT being able to sit in the audience … Continue reading The Woodford Files: Fire Event Climaxes in Fire (hence the name), January 2015

The Woodford Files 2014-15: New Year’s Eve at The Duck with Black Market Tune, December 2014

You’re spoilt for choice as to where to spend those last moments of the year at Woodford Folk Festival. I had probably my most memorable NYE a few years ago in the then Duck and Shovel, at a Beatles Singalong of all things. This year, it was a case of same venue, completely different music … Continue reading The Woodford Files 2014-15: New Year’s Eve at The Duck with Black Market Tune, December 2014