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.

Appearances

Fri, Dec 27 4:40PM Halcyon
Sat, Dec 28 10:30AM Bob’s Bar
Sun, Dec 29 12:30PM Halcyon
Mon, Dec 30 9:10PM Small 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.

Tue, Dec 31 7:30PM Halcyon $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 30 3:00PM Small 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 31 8:00AM Bluestown

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 31 11:00AM Folklorica

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 01 2:50PM Folklorica