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Lawson’s Wake featuring award-winning composer and musical director John Thorn’s new show LOOKING FOR LAWSON
An ‘Open Mic’ evening of original songs from local musicians and others. All are welcome to this impromptu event, MC’d and hosted by the indomitable Chris ‘the Werewolf’ Ware. Guests are invited to bring a guitar, or just bring a song, and perform some of their original material, or perhaps their unique take on a classic, in one of Bourke’s finest live venues.
The Roweths bring cutting edge arrangements of Australian traditional music and poetry to the big stage. They work with new and old ballads, work songs, early country music, original music, poetry and yarns.
See Andrew perform Firestone at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Chloe & Jason Roweth and Dave Graffin.
See Chloe & Jason perform live at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Andrew Hull & Dave Graffin
Come and see Dave play at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Andrew Hull & Chloe & Jason Roweth.
Dave Graffin’s music is full of surprises, built on sounds and samples, eclectic guitar work and a chilled vibe that explodes in the process. Come and see Dave play down at the Oxford Hotel.
Come and enjoy Dave Graffin, Andrew Hull and others perform the afternoon away out the back of the Oxford Hotel. Enjoy the musicians as they take a set each and jam the afternoon away.
Darren Hanlon, one of Australia’s finest song-writers. Darren has been touring all over Australia and other parts of the world for the past 16 years and now he is bringing his Wayward Bus Tour through Bourke to coincide with the start of the Festival of a Thousand Stories. Coming along with him are Melbourne’s folk songsters the Grand Magoozi, new signings to his label Flippin Yeah Records, and garnering much love on Regional ABC and national community radio with their…
A local musical treat with the renowned ‘Darling River Dirt Band’ performing at the Port of Bourke Hotel, drinks and meals available.
‘Blues on the Boat’ – a river cruise with a difference – lauded Australian writer and musician Frank Povah will be the mainstay of this ‘blues cruise’ with guest appearances from other Festival guests. – Bring a drink, pack a snack, and enjoy the blues on the famous paddleboat Jandra.
The Bourke Singers – Hosted by the Bourke Arts Council – local talent comes to the fore as guests are entertained by a selection of songs from local ‘a capella’ performers. Dinner and drinks available.
Bourke Bands – Hosted by the Bourke Arts Council – a musical evening for all tastes. Big Band, Jazz, and Swing will slowly evolve into rock and roll and blues as a range of bands and performers play away all evening in both the Toorale Room and the back bar of the Port of Bourke Hotel, closing the festival with one last hurrah!
Festival artists perform at the Wharf Precinct – BYO drinks and buy a nibble plate to enjoy the festivities
Fi and Andy play the lazy Saturday Afternoon songs to help you sip away the day
Locals and Lawson enthusiasts gather together on the 95th Anniversary of Henry Lawson’s death to discuss his legacy, poetry and stories. Music from Chloe and Jason Roweth plus the Festival Pop-Up Band.
Bowling Club favourites ‘Just Us’ performing originals and pub classics well into the night.
Lachie Crosser’s Country Music Sunday afternoon
Dinner and Poetry around the Campfire featuring Frank Povah
The Festival Pop-Up Band will be appearing around the town at random
A stockman style show conducted by Lachie Cosser – he is a true storyteller and animal wrangler.
Over and above his passion for the work of Henry Lawson, John Schumann holds a distinguished place in the Australian music industry. Probably best known for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and I Was Only 19, John Schumann has received almost every award the industry has to offer – some twice over. Free Concert – tickets required (Bourke Bowling Club)