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Festival of Small Halls Autumn Tour 2022

Port Fairy Folk Festival to the National Folk Festival

featuring Charm of Finches (AUS) and Jack Carty (AUS)

CHARM OF FINCHES_credit Laura May Grogan

Charm of Finches (AUS)

Charm of Finches from Melbourne, Australia, make intricate, dreamy indie folk with many stringed things, awash with seamless blood harmonies traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure. The sister duo, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, grew up busking old time tunes and singing on festival stages around Australia. 

Their 2019 sophomore album Your Company won the 2020 Independent Music Awards’ Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album and was nominated for the 2020 Music Victoria Best Folk Album Award and 2020 Australian Music Prize. 

Their music has featured on ABC TV, ABC RN, Triple J, Double J and championed by community radio stations around Australia. They recorded their third full-length album “Wonderful Oblivion” at home while working remotely with acclaimed Canadian producer Daniel Ledwell. It was released in October 2021 through New York-based label AntiFragile Music. 

charmoffinchesband.com  

 

“folk purity…affecting and emotional” 
– The Music 

“Melbourne sister duo Charm of Finches radiates an otherworldly temperament. It’s as if their music and words bear ancient fruits of wisdom from the past, present and future all delicately intertwined to create timeless and masterful compositions that touch the depths of your soul.”
– Earmilk 

Jack Carty_credit Natasha Saba

Jack Carty (AUS)

Prolific Australian songwriter Jack Carty has been making, touring, and releasing original music since 2010. A decade that has seen the release of five full-length studio albums; three EPs; an APRA Professional Development Award; extensive touring across Australia, The UK, North America, Europe, and New Zealand; festivals from Brisbane to Barcelona; co-writes with the likes of Josh Pyke, Dan Wilson (Semisonic), The Once, and Katie Noonan; a #1 independent album; a Top 40 album; and a loyal, grassroots following built on great songs and a powerful live show. 

 

In 2020, following a January on-tour with The Festival of Small Halls and amidst the bushfires, the lockdowns and the uncertainty, Jack released “The World, When It’s Sleeping” – A collection of five songs written and recorded on returning to Australia after two years spent living, writing, recording, and touring in The UK and Europe. 

The move home was inspired by Carty’s growing family, and you can hear the joy, the wonder, the vulnerability, and the love in these moody, self-produced indie-folk vignettes. The World When It’s Sleeping is Carty at his, raw, honest best; and there is more to come, with a brand-new album set for released in March 2022.  

www.jackcarty.com 

 

“Carty might well have found his happy place” ★★★★
– The Sunday Star Times

“A sensational album” ★★★★
– The Weekend Australian

An album of confession and honesty, but also humour and the sublime★★★★
– Sydney Morning Herald 

 

 

 

Crossley, 16 March 2022

St Brigid’s Church Hall, VIC, Eastern Maar Country St Brigid’s Church Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Eastern Maar People. They say necessity is the mother of all invention, and in 2006 when the local community of Crossley, population 215, learned their local church and hall were to be sold they formed the…

Dunrobin, 17 March 2022

Dunrobin Public Hall, VIC, Gunditjmara Country Dunrobin Public Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunditjmara People. Built for 260 pounds in 1914 in the picturesque pastoral settlement of Dunrobin in south-western Victoria, the Dunrobin Public Hall was built as a meeting place for residents and started life as the Dunrobin Mechanic’s Hall. The…

Apsley, 18 March 2022

Apsley Town Hall, VIC, Wotjobaluk Country Apsley Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk People. Unassuming Aspley Hall looks much the same as any other cream brick hall built in regional Australia in the 1960s, but it this hall’s walls could talk! Aspley Hall has played host to everyone from burly sheep…

Laharum, 19 March 2022

Laharum Hall, VIC, Wotjobaluk Country Laharum Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk People. With a majestic outlook across the Grampians it’s little wonder Laharum Community Hall, 20 minutes south of Horsham, is known as ‘a hall with a view’. What makes this small hall a great venue for gigs though is what’s…

Murtoa, 20 March 2022

Murtoa Mechanics Hall, VIC, Jardwadjali Country Murtoa Mechanics Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Jardwadjali People. It might be famous for its Stick Shed, but the wheat district town of Murtoa, 30km from Horsham can be equally proud of its handsome Mechanics’ Hall. Built in the 1920’s, the wheat and cream hall stands…

Ouyen, 23 March 2022

Roxy Theatre Ouyen, VIC Just over 100 kilometres south of Mildura in the far north-west of Victoria you’ll find the one-time vanilla slice capital of Australia, Ouyen. As if that claim to fame wasn’t enough, Ouyen is also home to The Roxy Theatre, a beautifully restored and rare example of a sub-tropical picture theatre built in…

Mildura, 24 March 2022

Arts Mildura Hub, VIC, Latji Latji, Nyeri Nyeri, Ngintait, and Wergaia Country Arts Mildura Hub stands on the traditional lands of the Latji Latji, Nyeri Nyeri, Ngintait, and Wergaia People. Nestled at the tip of the Sunraysia region, known as Victoria’s food bowl, Mildura is a vibrant regional city full of contrast, from the mighty…

Wycheproof, 25 March 2022

Wycheproof Shire Hall, VIC, Dja Dja Warrung Country Wycheproof Shire Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Warrung People. Halfway between Melbourne and Mildura, Wycheproof is home to about 600 people and is well known as the home of Mt Wycheproof – the world’s smallest registered mountain, which peaks at just 148…

Pomonal, 26 March 2022

Pomonal Community Hall, VIC, Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali Country Pomonal Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali People. Surrounded by wildflowers, the picturesque village of Pomonal is set against the dramatic backdrop of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park on the lands of the Djab Warring and Jardwadjali people just…

Lavers Hill, 27 March 2022

Lavers Hill Public Hall, VIC, Gadabanud Country Lavers Hill Public Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gadabanud People. Built in 1933 on the highest point of the epic Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill Hall is best seen to be believed.This is a hall full of love, colour and community art. Inside, crocheted bunting…

Boolarra, 30 March 2022

Boolarra Memorial Hall, VIC, Gunaikurnai Country Boolarra Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Braiakaulung People of the Gunaikurnai Nation. You know when an online review describes your venue as a ‘lovely old hall in a gorgeous little country town’ that you’re onto a winner. The Boolarra Memorial Hall, built largely by local…

Heyfield, 31 March 2022

Heyfield Memorial Hall , VIC, Gunaikurnai Country Heyfield Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunaikurnai People. A proud timber town with a rich heritage of milling and dairy farming, Heyfield boasts the largest hardwood mill in the southern hemisphere and remains one of the largest dairy producing regions in Victoria.It’s also home…

Loch Sport, 1 April 2022

Loch Sport Public Hall, VIC, Gunaikurnai Country Loch Sport Public Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunaikurnai People. Gippsland’s Loch Sport is a little piece of paradise. Nestled between Lake Victoria and Ninety Mile Beach, in summer the population of Loch Sport increases dramatically as the area is – as its name suggests…

Port Albert, 2 April 2022

Port Albert Mechanics Hall, VIC, Gunaikurnai Country Port Albert Mechanics Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunaikurnai People. Since 1878 when it was first built, the Port Albert Mechanics’ Institute Hall has been part of the life-blood of this charming seaside town in Victoria’s Gippsland. Once a bustling port after settlement in the…

Queenscliff, 3 April 2022

Queenscliff Town Hall, VIC, Wadawurrung Country Queenscliff Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung People. Surrounded on three sides by water, the historic seaside village of Queenscliff on the Bellarine Penninsula is the perfect base for exploring Port Phillip Bay. Take a wander down its heritage streetscapes, past elegant Victorian-era hotels, stately churches…

Glenlyon, 6 April 2022

Glenlyon Shire Hall, VIC, Dja Dja Wurrung Country Glenlyon Shire Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung People. Small Halls don’t come much cuter than Glenlyon Shire Hall, just ten kilometres north east of Victoria’s famed spa town, Daylesford. Originally the centre of the Parish, since it was built in the…

Merton, 7 April 2022

Merton Memorial Hall, VIC, Taungurung Country Merton Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Taungurung People. 150km just east of north of Melbourne on the Great Victorian Rail Trail, not far from Bonnie Doon, you’ll find the small town of Merton, made famous in recent times as the home of the Kerrigan family…

Stanley, 8 April 2022

Stanley Soldier’s Memorial Hall, VIC, Dhudhuroa and Waywurru Country Stanley Soldier’s Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Dhudhuroa and Waywurru People. You can find a Stanley the world over – in the USA, in Scotland and even the Falkland Islands! Victoria’s Stanley is a small rural village at the edge of the…

Barnawartha, 9 April 2022

Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall, VIC, Dhudhuroa Country Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Dhudhuroa People. Thought to be named for the local Indigenous word for ‘tall rushes’ or ‘parting of the storms’ Barnawartha, or Barny as it’s known by locals, is a small township located where the valley meets the…

Sedgwick, 10 April 2022

Sedgwick Public Hall, VIC, Dja Dja Wurrung Country Sedgwick Public Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung People. You won’t find a petrol station or a store in Sedgwick in central Victoria, population 546 and growing, instead you will find just two buildings – a rural fire station and the Sedgwick…

Rand, 13 April 2022

Rand School of Arts, NSW Rand is a small farming community ‘in the middle of everywhere’ in the Urana Shire, the smallest shire by population in all of New South Wales, less than an hours drive from Albury-Wodonga on the NSW and Victorian border. Located in the Riverina, Rand and its surrounds were once the…

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Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls Autumn Tour 2022: Port Fairy to the National featuring Charm of Finches (AUS) and Jack Carty (AUS)

Award-winning indie folk darlings Charm of Finches and prolific singer-songwriter Jack Carty are hitting the road in March for the Festival of Small Halls Autumn Tour 2022, to play community halls across regional Victoria for the first time in three years.

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CHARM OF FINCHES (AUS)

Charm of Finches from Melbourne, Australia, make intricate, dreamy indie folk with many stringed things, awash with seamless blood harmonies traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure. The sister duo, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, grew up busking old time tunes and singing on festival stages around Australia. 

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JACK CARTY (AUS)

Prolific Australian songwriter Jack Carty has been making, touring, and releasing original music since 2010. A decade that has seen the release of five full-length studio albums; three EPs; an APRA Professional Development Award; extensive touring across Australia, The UK, North America, Europe, and New Zealand; festivals from Brisbane to Barcelona; co-writes with the likes of Josh Pyke, Dan Wilson (Semisonic), The Once, and Katie Noonan; a #1 independent album; a Top 40 album; and a loyal, grassroots following built on great songs and a powerful live show. 

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Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under current government Covid Safe regulations, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

The Festival of Small Halls Autumn Tour 2022 is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Festival of Small Halls is also supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative