Woodfordia Inc 

in partnership with Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival

presents

Spring Tour 2019: Dorrigo to Queenscliff

The Jellyman's Daughter (SCO)

The Jellyman’s Daughter (SCO)

Scottish duo The Jellyman’s Daughter lands squarely in the middle of an intriguing crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily and Graham write their songs together with a focus on doing something new.

After making each other’s acquaintance in Edinburgh in 2011, the pair soon found a love for playing music with each other, staying up into the wee hours making home recordings. The duo’s debut album, released in late 2014, established The Jellyman’s Daughter as something fresh and exciting. Reviewers unanimously remarked upon the originality in Emily and Graham’s songwriting and arrangements, while they enjoyed the sweet closeness of their vocal harmonies, as well as Graham’s unconventional cello playing. The Sunday Herald (Scotland) made it one of their Top Albums of The Year, noting that “Graham can make his instrument as percussive as a drum, as grounded as a bass or as sweet as a fiddle… when Kelly and Coe sing together, their harmonies squeeze the heart.”

They started 2015 as they meant to go on, winning even more praise following bigger­-exposure live performances, including a nomination for Best Acoustic Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, and spreading their wings much further afield, spending a month touring Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark. After a successful appearance at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City early in the year, Emily and Graham spent 2016 gigging extensively, including a tour of Canada in September, while they returned to Folk Alliance in February 2017 with an official showcase.

The Jellyman’s Daughter have now finished their second album, ‘Dead Reckoning’, a marked step forward in maturity, depth and scope while retaining the affinity that is the foundation of the duo’s sound. The new album takes its title from a navigational term that, when applied to the human spirit, is analogous to navigating our way through life, and how we progress (or otherwise). This theme permeates the 10 songs on the new record in different ways, ranging from the overwhelming sense of bleakness imbued by many world events in recent years to more personal experiences of steering a course through relationships and journeys both physical and emotional. Featuring prominently is banjo player Jamie Francis (of Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys) and double bassist Paul Gilbody (KT Tunstall, Adam Holmes & The Embers) while Toby Shaer (Cara Dillon, John McCusker) provides fiddle on two songs. Graham himself wrote the arrangements for the 16-piece string orchestra, while Edinburgh-based composer Luci Holland conducted the ensemble during recording.

In 2018 the Emily and Graham released the album and toured extensively across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, also releasing the album on vinyl. 2019 has already seen further touring in the USA, and The Jellyman’s Daughter are looking forward to continuing to share their music with new fans and old across the world.

https://www.thejellymansdaughter.com/

Fans of folk and Americana will be entranced by their music and gorgeous singing… spine- tingling ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ 

– Daily Express

A stunning blend of acoustic instruments, sublime vocal harmonies and heartfelt songs ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

– Northern Sky  (Album of the Month)

Song-writing of the highest order…  Exquisite vocals and harmonies, and dynamic and expressive cello playing 

– The Fountain

One of my favourite records of the year” “Beautifully recorded… So many great moments on the record… Just lovely

– Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland

Ash Bell and Sara Tindley (AUS)

Ash Bell and Sara Tindley, AUS

Two of Australia’s most celebrated songwriters, Sara Tindley and Ash Bell, come together to form a timeless folk/roots collaboration born of tough love and deep humanity. Having worked closely but independently for several years, the duo recently joined forces to co-write and release their debut EP GoingOutClothes, a collection of songs which explore a new territory whilst maintaining their unique, individual familiarity, marking an exciting new chapter in the pairs’ musical journey.

Sara Tindley has come to the duo straight from the release of her fourth album, produced by Nick Didia (Bruce Springsteen, Powderfinger, Pearl Jam). Their collaboration germinated twelve wry, insightful tracks narrating the turbulent life Tindley had endured since her last album, Time (2011). Produced by Chris Parkinson of Adelaide outfit The Yearlings, Time radiated the quiet beauty engendered through Sara’s friendship and musical partnership with the band.

Previously, Sara has teamed up with country music luminary Bill Chambers to produce Lucky The Sun (2006) and has had songs from her first album 5 Days placed on the TV series East of Everything and Bondi Rescue.

Bandmate Ash Bell is the former frontman and songwriter for contemporary Australiana outfit Starboard Cannons. The longtime festival festivals have two highly acclaimed studio albums to their name, with The Valiant and The Brave being produced by engineer/co-producer Jordan Power (Angus Stone, Xavier Rudd, Kasey Chambers), and featuring a superstar cast of guest musicians including Ash Grunwald, Jason Caspen (The Remains), and Grant Gerathy (John Butler Trio). Ash’s classy, unselfconscious songwriting is akin to the Irish-influenced Australian folk that gave us everything from Banjo Patterson to the Bushwackers.

http://saratindley.com/ash-and-sara

 

 

 

 

Bell has a way of painting portraits that are genuine and familiar, you believe every word he breathes is out of personal experience – both his and ours

– Martin Jones, RHYTHMS

 Lyrically, Tindley shows shades of Paul Kelly & Tim Rogers while sticking to a Lucinda Williams-esque sound that’s about as sweet as anything that’s come out of the country for quite some time… compulsory listening for all supporters of Australian roots music

– Dan Condon, TIME OFF

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, 25 – 27 October 2019

In 2002, after living in Dorrigo for 2 years, Jack Sommers of The Sommers Family Band recognised that the township needed a music festival. With the enormous help of a small dedicated team, Jack’s vision emerged as The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, its genesis August 30th-September 1st 2002 at the Dorrigo Showgrounds, NSW, Australia.…

Mallanganee, 30 October 2019

Whether you’re exploring Australia with a loved one; bundled up in a van with a bunch of backpackers; travelling between work destinations; heading back to Mallanganee to visit family and friends; or looking to kick up your heels in your local hall, be sure to swing into the Mallanganee Memorial Hall on 30 October. Join…

Pampas, 31 October 2019

In its place of pride on the Gore Highway halfway between Pittsworth and Millmerran, you can find the quaint little timber Pampas hall. The hall was officially opened in May 1955. After months of planning much was still to be done – the ordering of red, white and blue crepe paper for decorating, the food…

Texas, 1 Nov 2019

On paper, Texas has a romantic history that can rival Deadwood. Named after the US land dispute, but in honour of a local one between two brothers and some post-gold rush squatters, Texas earned its stripes with farming, silver mining and tobacco. Driving on the meandering road over the Dumaresq River leading out of Texas,…

Roma, 2 November 2019

Basset Park is home to many things – accomodation, sporting events, the famed Roma race carnival – and like a small town with a place to gather at its heart, so too is Basset Park home to Wool Hall. Named for the industry that generations of Maranoa farmers have lived by, Wool Hall is now…

Jackson, 3 November 2019

QCWA Hall Jackson has been standing since 1922, providing a space for local people to gather and have fun. In the past music was played for dances and the Hall was the centre for the social life of the neighbouring district. It’s been a while since we’ve had some live music here and we are ready…

Theodore, 6 November 2019

Theodore’s ‘Small Hall’, our now RSL Hall, started out in July of 1924 as the Castle Creek sub-branch R.S.S.I.L.A of Australia as they had decided to erect a public hall and meeting rooms here.  The Commissioner, Mr A.F. Partridge, granted a block of land for the building and also promised all the assistance possible.  Soon…

Clermont, 7 November 2019

Clermont’s hall was built in 1961. The small town has a large number of buildings with great architecture and stories to go with them. Look for the country wave as you drive around. The town is over 150 years old and built on gold, copper and gold mining and agriculture. Famously know as the the…

Rolleston, 8 November 2019

Named for 18th century pastoralist Christopher Rolleston, this tiny central highlands town is famous for being the home of Queensland’s last legendary bushrangers, the notorious Patrick and James Kenniff. Now, visitors flock to the centre of this rich, resourceful and productive valley, bordered by the sandstone cliffs that follow the edges of the Carnarvon, Expedition…

Muttaburra, 9 November 2019

This was the original Hall that was constructed as a memorial to the 1914-1918 veterans by public subscriptions in 1935.   Records show a donation of 100 pound was given by the Aramac Shire Council and land for the site of the Hall was donated by members of the community.    It was referred to as Muttaburra…

Julia Creek, 10 November 2019

Small in size but big in heart, the Julia Creek Hall or Civic Centre as it’s known colloquially is ideally situated on the main street of Julia Creek. A full refurbishment of the hall in 2016 has meant that the venue now enjoys state of the art technology and ducted air conditioning along with a…

Hughenden, 13 November 2019

Explorers William Landsborough and Frederick Walker were the first European explorers to lay their eyes on the vast open grassland downs to the south and the harsh basalt country north of Hughenden.  A blazed historical coolabah tree stands proud as a testimony to the discovery of this region by these two famous explorers.  First settlement…

Charters Towers, 14 November 2019

St Paul’s Playhouse, home to Towers Players, is Charters Towers oldest remaining completely timber structure.  Built in the late 19th century as the towns Anglican Church, the Playhouse today is a key arts and cultural hub of our community hosting plays, musicals, Country Music Festivals and many other events.  The venue has had major repairs…

Oak Park, 15 November 2019

Georgetown, 16 November 2019

  Twas the next morning I came to the Etheridge Shire Hall,With a grin on my face to meet the Girl from the Ball,I had the hum of the dance still on play in my head,And I already knew She’d be the one I would wed.   “What a beauty,” I gasped as I took…

Dimbulah, 17 November 2019

  Dimbulah Memorial Hall in the glory days of tobacco farming and mining saw many descendants of migrant farmers come together for nights of laughter and dancing at regular social gatherings. This was also the place for the beginning of togetherness for couples. It was the place to be in days gone by. Food and…

Queenscliff Music Festival, 22 – 24 November 2019

QMF Inc. came to life through a series of public forums held in 1996 that established community support for the dream… for Queenscliff to host a great music festival. 23 years on, the vision is now a reality with QMF recognised as one of Tourism Victoria’s honoured Hall of Fame inductees as well as nominated…

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MEDIA RESOURCES

Festival of Small Halls Announces Spring Tour 2019

Festival of Small Halls has announced that The Jellyman’s Daughter (SCO) together with Ash Bell and Sara Tindley (AUS) will feature on the upcoming Spring Tour 2019: Dorrigo to Queenscliff.

Presented in partnership with major Australian festivals Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival, the Spring Tour 2019 will kick off in the rolling hills of Dorrigo, NSW, cross the sunburnt outback of western Queensland and conclude on the sunny Victorian peninsula of Queenscliff.

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ARTISTS BIOGRAPHIES

The Jellyman’s Daughter (SCO)

Scottish duo The Jellyman’s Daughter lands squarely in the middle of an intriguing crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily and Graham write their songs together with a focus on doing something new.

For full biography, social media links and press quotes, click here

Ash Bell and Sara Tindley (AUS)

Two of Australia’s most celebrated songwriters, Sara Tindley and Ash Bell come together to form a timeless folk/roots collaboration born of tough love and deep humanity. Having worked closely but independently for several years, the duo recently joined forces to co-write and release their debut EP “Going Out Clothes”; a collection of songs which explores new territory whilst maintaining their unique, individual familiarity, marking an exciting new chapter in the pairs’ musical journey.

For full biography, social media links and press quotes, click here

MEDIA KIT

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Festival of Small Halls – Spring Tour 2019 is funded under the Year of Outback Tourism Events program during the Year of Outback Tourism 2019