Fiona Ross and Shane O\'Mara

An esteemed tradition bearer in her native Scotland, Fiona’s delivery of traditional songs and poetry is imbued with believability. ARIA award-winner Shane O’Mara is a respected guitarist, touring with Paul Kelly, Chris Wilson and Tim Rogers. Together they deliver traditional Scottish songs with a contemporary edge.


Fri, Dec 274:40PMHalcyon
Sat, Dec 2810:30AMBob’s Bar
Sun, Dec 2912:30PMHalcyon
Mon, Dec 309:10PMSmall Hall

Scottish Feast

Matt Golinski will cater this year’s tribute to Scotland with an Australian take on a Scottish feast. Angus beef, tatties, neeps, whisky sauce and treacle tarts are on the menu, there’ may even be a little mackerel/sardine in there too. No Scottish feast would be complete without haggis, supplied by local suppliers Maleny Black Angus Beef. Bring your best tartan, and take a taste trip to Scotland via your palate.   Please note, while we are able to provide non-gluten and other allergen alternatives Woodfordia cannot guarantee completely allergen free food, as food may be prepared on contaminated surfaces. Vegan meal options are available, if vegan/vegetarian meal options are selected, please keep in mind that all courses will consist of this offering.

An email will be sent requesting your dietary and seating requirements in the weeks prior to the festival, please respond promptly. We cannot guarantee that these requests will be actioned if tickets are purchased after the 24th of December. It is suggested you purchase group seats in one booking.

Tue, Dec 317:30PMHalcyon$74.00 [Ages NA]

Traditional Scots Song

Learn songs from the treasure trove of traditional Scots material, from working songs to love songs, to the songs of Robert Burns and the muckle ballads (big story songs). This workshop will also explore the traditional style through recordings of tradition bearers, and discuss the use of Scots language and the meaning of the songs themselves. The sang’s the thing!

Mon, Dec 303:00PMSmall Hall

Poets Breakfast

Grab your coffee and settle in to enjoy daily featured poets and walk- ups. First-time poets are especially encouraged. Get your name down early and polish your poems for a chance to win the prize for Walk Up of the Year – a season ticket to next year’s festival.

Tue, Dec 318:00AMBluestown

ABC RN Wisdom Talks: Home is Where The Heart Sings

Tenzin was exiled from his homeland, Tibet. He connects to the wisdoms and traditions of his homeland through song. Fiona is a Scottish tradition bearer of Scots songs and ballads now continuing her passion in a new home – Australia.

Tue, Dec 3111:00AMFolklorica

200 Years of Celtic Song

The depth of two Celtic traditions is shared in a sparkling celebration of Irish and Scottish music and life, recreated as a joyous ‘session’ with melodies and variations weaving in and out in a haze of talk and memory.

Wed, Jan 012:50PMFolklorica