Category Archives: Festivals

2016 Illawarra Folk Festival

Illawarra Folk Festival

Illawarra Folk Festival 2016

The countdown is on or the Illawarra Folk Festival14-17 January 2016.

On Friday 4.45pm in the Nags Lounge you can catch the Forties presenting settings of the nautical poems of Cicely Fox Smith, and we have a concert spots in the Odeon at 1.15 on Saturday and 11.30am on Sunday. There’s 75% quirky new repertoire at the latter with LOTS of choruses!!

Check out the other marvellous acts who’ll be there.

2014 Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

KangarooValleyFFWe enjoyed the Turning Wave hugely and are now gearing up for the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival (17-19th October). Our two gigs are on Sunday – 12pm concert in the Marquee and a workshop called “Heavy Lifters”: songs of Australian Working Lives – 2.30-3.30 in the Pony Club.

Turning Wave Festival 2014

The Turning Wave Festival (19-21 September, 2014) is not too far off. The Forties will be there singing in a couple of concerts and hosting some singing sessions.

Many folkies will remember Len Neary who presided over some great singing sessions over many years. Len died 24 Sept 2013 and we’d like to dedicate this year’s sessions at the Royal Hotel in Yass to his memory.

More details on the Turning Wave Festival website.Turning Wave Festival

2014 Top Half Folk Festival

The Roaring Forties (all six) are looking forward to this year’s Top Half Folk Festival on the June long weekend (6th-9th June) at Mary River in the Northern Territory (south-east of Darwin).

Top Half Programme

2014 Top Half Folk Festival Programme

We’ve got quite a few performances over the three days.

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The Roaring Forties in New Zealand

Sunday 13th October – 1pm

The Roaring Forties will be joining Bob Large and the rest of the Auckland Maritime Crew for a an hour or so of singing shanties and other sea songs at the Voyager Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour, on the corner of Quay and Hobson Streets, Auckland.

Sunday 13th October – 8pm

Devonport Folk Music Club meets at the historic command post, “The Bunker” on Mt Victoria, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand.
Book early for concerts, as space is limited – add your details to the form below:
Devonport Folk Music Club on Facebook

Sunday 20th October – 7:30pm

House concert at 4 Rangatira Road, Tawa.
Hosts: Dave and Jan Barnes
Phone: 04 232 7231 or 027 472 5148.

Wednesday 23rd October – 7:30pm

House concert 303 Waitohu Valley Road, Otaki – north of Wellington
Hosts: Cavan and Penelope Haines
Phone 06 364 8991 or 027 464 8991

Friday 25th – Monday 28th October

Wellington Folk Festival
The festival is held at the Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre in Moore’s Valley Road which is beyond Wainuiomata – about 40 minutes drive from central Wellington. comprehensive map with driving instructions.

Formal commitments are below but we also hope to be contributing to ballad sessions etc.:

Time Venue Event
Saturday 26th
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Maire Hall We Made The Steel” – songs from the latest Roaring Forties CD on the steel industry in NSW.
Humour, gritty realism, pathos and great choruses.
Sunday 27th
3.15pm – 4.15pm
Marquee Roaring Forties in concert – mix of our favourite songs.
Sunday 27th
7.30pm – 11.00pm
Contribution in the Final Concert.

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