Autumn Tour 2023: Port Fairy Folk Festival to Lake Gkula
featuring Folk Bitch Trio (AUS) and Scott Cook (CAN)
Melbourne/Naarm based Folk Bitch Trio marry confessional songwriting and gentle instrumentation to craft a sound which will bring you both joy and heartache.
Folk Bitch Trio blends the voices of Heide Peverelle, Jeanie Pilkington and Gracie Sinclair into lush three part harmony, with a style which draws influence from contemporary and traditional folk, alt-rock and country.
FBT’s debut ‘Edie’ gained praise across radio and social media, receiving acclaim for holding Triple J Unearthed listeners ‘captive’ with their ‘heavenly’ harmony. The trio delights audiences across Naarm with their intimate, melancholic sound, featured in the shopfront series for Milk! Records, and being described by Grammy-nominated Phoebe Bridgers as having ‘cleaner harmony’ than her own trio ‘boygenius’.
Folk Bitch Trio will pull at your heart strings, delivering raw and honest songwriting with warmth and harmony.
Beautifully done… that solo vocal had me and then you start on the harmonies? Jeez Louise.
– Zan Rowe, Triple J
You know those songs that feel and sound SO stunning, you could cry? This is exactly one of those moments. Those harmonies are heavenly.
– Georgia Mooney, Triple J
Oh gosh, those vocals entwined are seriously majestic. Gonna need a minute to recover from this song.
– Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed
In 2007, Albertan songwriter Scott Cook quit his job teaching kindergarten in Taiwan and moved into a minivan. He’s made his living as a troubadour ever since, touring almost incessantly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere, averaging 150 shows and a dozen summer festivals a year, and releasing seven albums of plainspoken, keenly observant verse along the way.
His latest collection, Tangle of Souls, comes packaged in a cloth-bound, 240-page hardcover book of road stories and ruminations, equal parts introspection and insurrection. The album spent two weeks at #1 on Alberta’s province-wide community radio network CKUA, and earned Scott his third Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, for English Songwriter of the Year. Its second single “Say Can You See” was the second most-played song of 2020 on Folk Alliance International’s folk radio charts, and took top honours for the folk category in both the 2020 UK Songwriting Competition and the 2020 Great American Song Contest.
Scott has made eight tours of Australia already, including performances at Candelo, Cobargo, Cygnet, Dorrigo, Healesville, Illawarra, Kangaroo Valley, Maldon, Mullumbimby, the National, Newstead, River Folk, Woodford, and Yackandandah folk festivals. In 2023 he’s returning with the new album and his unwavering belief that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.
Scott Cook’s seventh ‘love letter’ to the world is all strings and beauty, a 12-song agnostic endorsement of love over fear… It doesn’t condemn, it summons to one fire… Of all his records this one simply feels the best. ✭✭✭✭✭
– Fish Griwkowsky, The Edmonton Journal
Damn, this is a gorgeous album. Scott Cook’s voice – vocally and lyrically – is as clear-eyed, optimistic, and straightforward as ever… Tangle of Souls is the medicine we could all use right now.
– Rachel Cholst, Adobe and Teardrops
He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own… He has a good eye for imagery, a gentle human touch, a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity, a warm, rugged voice and a bunch of memorable lines… Truly one of Woody Guthrie’s children.
– RnR Magazine
Lavers Hill, 15 March 2023
Lavers Hill Community Hall, VIC, Gulidjan and Gadubanud Country Lavers Hill Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gulidjan and Gadubanud 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 … Read more
Deans Marsh, 16 March 2023
Deans Marsh Memorial Hall, VIC, Gadubanud Country Deans Marsh Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gadubanud People. Deans Marsh has often been ‘on the move’ – the town, the schools, the playing fields and the community hall have all been relocated by the community members. One night in the summer of 1921 … Read more
Neerim South, 17 March 2023
Algie Hall, VIC, Gunai Kurnai People and Wurundjeri Country Algie Hall stands in the boundary area of Brayakoolong Clan of the Gunai Kurnai People and the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Nation People. Nestled among rolling green valleys in the Great Dividing Range foothills, a bit over an hour from Melbourne, Neerim South enjoys stunning views … Read more
Tarwin Lower, 18 March 2023
Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute Hall, VIC, Gunai Kurnai & Bunnerong Country Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunai Kurnai & Bunnerong People. The Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute has been hosting community events and live shows since 1888. The Hall and surrounding parkland plays a pivotal role in bringing our … Read more
Heyfield, 19 March 2023
Heyfield Memorial Hall, VIC, Gunaikurnai Country Heyfield Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunaikurnai People. Heyfield is a very strong community with a population of 2500. It has the largest timber mill in the southern area of Australia. Farming and tourism are also major factors supporting the town. The Heyfield Memorial Hall … Read more
Merton, 22 March 2023
Merton Memorial Hall, VIC, Taungurung Country Merton Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Taungurung People. 150km north-east of Melbourne, on the Great Victorian Rail Trail, you’ll find the small town of Merton, not far from Bonnie Doon, which was made famous in recent times as the home of the Kerrigan family in the … Read more
Sedgwick, 23 March 2023
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, (population 546 and growing), instead you will find just two buildings – a rural fire station and the Sedgwick Public Hall. Built … Read more
Glenlyon, 24 March 2023
Glenlyon Hall, VIC, Dja Dja Wurrung Country Glenlyon Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung People. Glenlyon Hall is a tiny hall in a tiny town, still looking sparkling since its renovation years ago. Looking on the bright side – the half acre of concrete out the front (unfortunately foisted upon … Read more
Moyston, 25 March 2023
Moyston Hall, VIC, Eastern Maar Country Moyston Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Eastern Maar People. The Moyston Hall as it stands today is 109 years old. Previously it was the Moyston Mechanics Institute for 46 years, so it has served as a centre of community life in Moyston for over 150 years. … Read more
Murtoa, 26 March 2023
Murtoa Mechanics Hall, VIC, Jardwa Country Murtoa Mechanics Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Jardwa 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 1888, the peach and cream hall stands tall … Read more
Clayton Bay, 29 March 2023
Clayton Bay Community Hall, SA, Ngarrindjeri Country Clayton Bay Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri People. The Clayton Bay community punches well above its weight when it comes to participating in community events. The Clayton Bay Community Hall includes the local Postal Agency, and given that there are no pubs, cafes … Read more
Dunrobin, 30 March 2023
Dunrobin Public Hall, VIC, Gunditjamara Country Dunrobin Public Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunditjamara People. Built for £260 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 build … Read more
Narrawong, 31 March 2023
Narrawong Mechanics Institute Hall, VIC, Gunditjmara Country Narrawong Mechanics Institute Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunditjmara People. When the Narrawong General Store closed, the community hall became the only meeting place in Narrawong, and is used for fitness, craft, and all manner of other activities for the community. Local community groups meet … Read more
Glenorchy, 1 April 2023
Glenorchy Memorial Hall, VIC, Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk Country Glenorchy Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk People. The town was established around The Four Posts Inn, which opened in 1847, and within two years boasted a store, smithy and post office. The town was … Read more
Caldwell, 2 April 2023
Caldwell Hall, NSW, Barapa Barapa Country Caldwell Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Barapa Barapa People. The Caldwell Hall was originally built to house and train pilots at the flying school near Deniliquin in the Second World War. It is the absolute hub of the local community and surrounds, and has evolved into … Read more
Thowgla, 4 April 2023
Thowgla Hall, VIC Thowgla Hall is a beautiful historic hall at the hub of the Thowgla Valley. It’s used for many social events, and is the home of the Valley’s annual Christmas Party; the kids have the night of their lives and the Hall brings our community together. During the 2019-2020 bushfires the Thowgla Valley … Read more
Mitta Mitta, 5 April 2023
Mitta Hall, VIC Festival of Small Halls rolls into Mitta Mitta on Wednesday, 5 April 2023 with Scott Cook and Folk Bitch Trio. Opening the show will be local act Mallee Damm! Mallee Damm lives in the Mitta Valley. They’re currently a Year 12 student and aim to study agricultural business after finishing school. They … Read more
Talgarno, 6 April 2023
Talgarno Hall, VIC The historic Talgarno Hall, or Athenaeum as it was originally called, was built in 1889 and is the oldest community hall in Towong Shire. It is still the heart of the Talgarno community having hosted countless balls, concerts, dances, and social events over the years. The hall is currently being renovated while … Read more
Lake Gkula, 8 April – 9 April 2023
LAKE GKULA CAMPING AT WOODFORDIA, QLD, JINIBARA COUNTRY Lake Gkula Camping stands on the traditional lands of the Jinibara People. Lake Gkula Camping bookings for the Easter school holidays are available from 31st March to 16th April 2023.The Festival of Small Halls will perform at Lake Gkula on Saturday 8 April and Sunday 9 April, as the … Read more
Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls Autumn Tour 2023 featuring Scott Cook (CAN) and Folk Bitch Trio (AUS)
Festival of Small Halls has announced that Scott Cook and Folk Bitch Trio will feature on the upcoming Autumn Tour 2023: Port Fairy Folk Festival to Lake Gkula.
SCOTT COOK (CAN)
In 2007, Albertan songwriter Scott Cook quit his job teaching kindergarten in Taiwan and moved into a minivan. He’s made his living as a troubadour ever since, touring across the world, averaging 150 shows and a dozen summer festivals a year, and releasing seven albums of plainspoken, keenly observant verse along the way. His latest collection Tangle of Souls comes packaged in a cloth-bound, 240-page hardcover book of road stories and ruminations, equal parts introspection and insurrection.
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FOLK BITCH TRIO (AUS)
Melbourne/Naarm based Folk Bitch Trio marry confessional songwriting and gentle instrumentation to craft a sound which will bring you both joy and heartache. Folk Bitch Trio blends the voices of Heide Peverelle, Jeanie Pilkington and Gracie Sinclair into lush three-part harmony, with a style which draws influence from contemporary and traditional folk, alt-rock and country.
FBT’s debut ‘Edie’ gained praise across radio and social media, receiving acclaim for holding Triple J unearthed listeners ‘captive’ with their ‘heavenly’ harmony.
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