Cathy Burke

Cathy creates music not just from another time, but from her own time. Steeped in tradition yet forging her own sound, Cathy shares songs and sentiments which are at once familiar and formless. She sings for herself but simultaneously pulls … Continue reading

Sean Kenan

Sean Kenan hails from Maldon in Central Victoria, where he teaches Irish Fiddle – his school of fiddle is aptly named “Fancy Yourself Fiddling”. However he is also a dab hand at the 4-string tenor banjo which is tuned like … Continue reading

Specimen Gully

Specimen Gully is a four piece all-female band, featuring banjo, fiddle, guitar, drums and four part vocal harmonies. They play original country/folk/bluegrass tunes, plus a few old time standards to boot. They’re ready and keen to grace the stage as the … Continue reading

Jeremiah Rose

Jeremiah Rose is the brains behind Melbourne based folk band The Willie Wagtails, but is a cheeky singer and musician in his own right. Jeremiah consistently churns out working-class Australian folk tunes and songs that rely on participation, group singing and … Continue reading

Slim Dime

Slim Dime are an acoustic folk duo. Their music is contemporary and urban, but woven through with the simplicity and space of old time mountain music. Listen close: you can hear fog soaked valleys, mountain ash forests and the grit … Continue reading

Moosejaw Rifle Club

Moosejaw Rifle Club are a four-piece folk/country/bluegrass band with four-part harmonies and hooks galore. Their rollicking rhythms have gained attention in every concert venue they’ve played – including our Jamboree audiences. Their original song-smithery melds effortlessly with their more traditional … Continue reading

The Duck Downpickers

The Duck Downpickers play acoustic-zyda-Jug-holy-billy-blues, a little tongue in beak! They cite among their influences Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers, The Skillet Lickers, R Crumb and The Cheap Suit Serenaders and the Old Crow Medicine Show. The trio comprises Gerry McDonald … Continue reading

The Undertones

The Undertones came together after a particularly raucous jam session at the Guildford Banjo Jamboree, Victoria. Influenced by a shared love of traditional bluegrass and jazz grazz, Jim Golding (banjo), Don Gula (bass), Heath Joyce (mandolin) and Tom Wales (guitar) have quickly found their own unique … Continue reading