Abigail Wighton

Growing up in the Illawarra, Abigail Wighton has enjoyed writing songs from a young age. Her sweet melodies, soul-bearing storytelling and finger-style guitar playing captivate audiences. She is currently working on her debut EP which is set to be released by the end of 2019. Abigail regularly performs around Sydney and the Illawarra region including the 2018 Surry Hills Festival. She was also delighted to play the Illawarra Folk Festival and Courtyard Sessions at the Seymour Centre earlier this year. She is thrilled to make her Uranquinty Folk Festival Debut this year.

Website: http://abigailwighton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abigailwightonmusic/
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Adrian Clark

Fresh of the release of his Second EP, and hailing from Albury/Wodonga, this Indie Singer-Songwriter, Adrian Clark, will take you on a journey through heartache and out the other side. A new twist on the old classic, let this one man, percussive guitar show, tell you a story about life, music, love and beyond.

Website: https://www.adrianclarkmusic.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artist.adrian.clark/
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Begley, Butler And Quigley

A long time ago, Helen Begley, Rachel Butler and Marisa Quigley shortened their collective name to BBQ and took a musical tour to Broken Hill. They travelled with a film crew and their tour manager, Marisa's Auntie Ethyl. During the tour they ran a crowdfunding campaign to help assist with film crew costs, publicity and petrol. They raised the money, had lots of adventures, witnessed a kidnap, learnt about friendship and the pressures of touring and delivered some gorgeous songs to some great audiences along the Murray River. This year, they are ecstatic to present the world premier of their film BBQ to Broken Hill at Uranquinty Folk Festival.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/begleybutlerandquigley/
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Criaig And Simone Dawson

Craig and Simone perform original songs and tunes that delve into the human experience, whether profound, disturbing or bizarre. Craig's flying right hand provides driving guitar melodies and rhythms to complement Simone's fancy flute work and not so fancy tenor guitar rhythms.

Website: http://craigandsimone.com(currentlyoutofdate)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Craig-and-Simone-23489715957/
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Dingo's Breakfast

From "Orrible Oliver and the White Rocks of Connacht, down all the years to Thatcher's Britain. Wild tales of slavery, rebellion, mayhem and murder brought to you in entertaining verse and song by the Dingo's Breakfast and friends. From Kelly, the Boy from Killane to Ned Kelly from Victoria. From Mountjoy Jail to Stringybark Creek, finally fetching up on Britain's canals, railways and motorways. Join us as we follow some of the fortunes and misfortunes that the great and terrible Irish Diaspora inflicted upon the indomitable Irish folk down through the centuries.

Website: http://www.dingos-breakfast.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dingosbreakfast/
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Haitani

With his unique finger style and soulful earthy vocals, Dean Haitani draws inspiration from folk & roots music, and his love of funk and old school R&B rhythms. An accomplished guitarist/singer/songwriter, over the last 20 years Dean has toured the US, UK & Europe.

His unique sound comes from his ability to cross many musical genres. Dean's has honed the craft of both acoustic & electric guitar and his dynamic live performance comprises of foot percussion, a variety of guitars (running octave, delay, distortion, phaser & wah effects) vocals & harmonica.

Dean is currently touring promoting his 14th studio album "47 stones€ť.

Website: https://www.deanhaitanimusic.com/
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/deanhaitanimusic/
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Heirs

Heir honest lyrics and acoustic driven tunes are matched with sweet and soaring electric tones that leave you feeling awash with hope. For a relatively new band they have a distinctive sound, showcasing powerful vocals and warm three part harmonies. Heirs debut album "The Thick of It"is a journey through struggle, joy, despair and hope - underpinned with a strong sense of purpose.

Website: https://www.heirsmusic.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeirsBandPage/
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Lainey & Steve

Lainey & Steve will be playing at Quinty this year
Tunes and songs from a number of traditions, played on Low Whistles Guitars and Banjo.

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Norway For A Day

Classically-trained, finger-style-guitarist Vašek meets "nightingale"singer/songwriter Charlotte Rose to create dreamy, folk-influenced cover and original sets ranging from old-school country to modern pop.

Website: http://Instagram.com/norwayforaday
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/norwayforaday
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Organic Joe

Performing together as Organic Joe since 2015, singer-songwriters Philip Cappadona and Sharyn Dickeson embrace their natural chemistry to deliver original songs that are quirky, whimsical and satirical. Between them they create a musical experience that universally connects with audiences at festivals and events throughout Australia. This Progressive Folk duo commands an energetic fusion of contemporary folk, rock, blues & roots. Combined with their thought provoking lyrics that are both reflective and humorous, Organic Joe delivers truly dynamic performances and recordings. Their use of an acoustic guitar, ukuleles, tin whistle, harmonica and percussion, creates a strong, unforgettable sound. With vocals described as salt and pepper, layered with sweet and unexpected harmonies, wicked humour and on-stage banter, Organic Joe takes their audiences on a playful journey. Organic Joe's debut album, "Waiting for the Mothership"was released in November 2015 and has been described as "Superb" and "Lyrically demanding the listener's attention". Their second album, "Nine Miles Out To Sea" was launched at the Paynesville Music Festival, February 2019, to an enthusiastic & appreciative audience.

Website: https://organicjoe.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrganicJoe.Official
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Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson comes from Melbourne, plays Appalachian dulcimer, sings Pink Floyd songs, plays guitar, sings cheeky and funny parodies, plays accordion, plays movie themes, leads dance bands, repairs accordions, sings traditional Australian folk songs, has a cool campervan, calls dances, loves a campfire session, bots the odd cigarette, flirts a bit, stands 6'4€ť, doesn't believe in mornings, is suitably left wing, and is thoroughly entertaining on stage, to name but a few things.

Website: http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/capt.accordion/
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Rachel Clark

A self-taught Singer-Songwriter, Rachel Clark delivers a heart-felt and intimate combination of music and story-telling; With a vibe of sultry and soulful acoustic folk and in a bare-all honesty, telling stories of loss, love and the battles fought within ourselves.

Website: http://www.rachelclarkofficial.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rachelclarkmusic
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Slim Dime

Slim Dime are an acoustic duo featuring old-time mountain sounds, seamless harmonies and some mighty-fine pickin'. They make music that sounds as though it's always existed somewhere on a mountaintop, "this is music for the literate Hillbilly€ť. Their material is both original songs and traditional songs made new. They reference the old time and bluegrass repertoire and write original compositions with mesmerising story telling and precise musicianship with a broad emotional range, "the arrangements and performances are utterly engaging and, because of the nature of the material, altogether timeless."It's music that makes you lean in and listen.

Website: https://slimdime.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slimdimeduo/
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Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar

Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar is a vocal duo based in Morpeth, NSW. Kathy and Matthew Clarke perform songs of Love, Hope, and Caring for each other and the environment. Kathy's stunning vocal clarity is supported by Matthew's gentle guitar style. "Two Voices in the Crowd"performed by Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar is three different forty-five (45) minute performances, of songs of the Australian folk icons, Judy Small & Eric Bogle. These songs, by Judy Small & Eric Bogle reflect the issues of a generation, and cover a wide range of subjects including women's rights, social equity & environmental activism as well as promoting freedom from hatred, war & oppression. The name "Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar"is inspired by the lyrics of Eric Bogle's song "Kate and the Dreamtime Land"referring to the lovely quality of session music and camp fire songs shared with friends.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sweetsongsandsoftguitar/
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The Good Girl Song Project

The Good Girl Song Project is anchored in great story telling and original song writing. Penny Larkins and Helen Begley present their stunning new folk song cycle, "Settlement"which follows the experience of new female immigrants to the Australia of the 1830's. 50 words



Website: http://www.thegoodgirlsongproject.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegoodgirlstory/
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The Remnantz

The Remnantz - Aussie folk/pop/rock and bush-dance band

For over 15 years "The Remnantz' have performed at many border and district cafes, pubs, festivals, fairs and parties. "The Remnantz' unique style is created through their empathy for 70's and 80's Oz music, their original songs and through the world music they play. They are also a bush-dance band when Jack Jensen (fiddle, banjo, guitar, harp), Peter Klein (guitar, mandolin) and Rowan Brown (double bass, drums, percussion, brass) are joined by one of Australia's most experienced bush dance callers, Di Simpson. A Remnantz bush dance is a passionate musical experience not to be missed!'

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theremnantz1
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Wally Byrne

Wally Byrne will be playing at Quinty this year
Wally Byrne's songs, set in Australia's past and present, tell stories about what it means to live. After a couple of decades of writing and performing, he released his solo album in 2016. Wally is a classic folk story teller. His songs are a tonic for the soul.



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Wood Street Family Band

Short bio: Singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Coen Dixon, Leah Jeskie, Darren Christie and Marisa Quigley are the Wood Street Family Band. They trade songs, stories and instruments creating an alchemy of indie folk trad with tinges of country and americana and a synergy that can only come from strong friendship and shared musical journeys.

Longer bio: Sometimes you meet particular people that feel more like family than friends. Sometimes you find yourself in an unexpected situation that just feels right. Sometimes certain things just go click. That's what happened when four musicians came together for an impromptu gig one night. The planets were aligned, there was a tremor in the force, that night the Wood street Family band was born. Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Coen Dixon, Leah Jeskie, Darren Christie and Marisa Quigley come together trading songs, stories and instruments, performing a mix of their own songs and the songs that have influenced them the most as soloists. Between them they play guitars, ukulele, piano accordion, keys, clarinet, flute, bass and a suitcase drum kit and showcase a blend of indie folk trad with tinges of country and Americana. The Wood Street Family Band create an alchemy that proves, family bonds don't just have to be bound in blood, they can be created with music too.

Website: https://woodstreetfamilyba.wixsite.com/band
Facebook: https://p.facebook.com/TheWoodStreetFamilyBand/
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