Summer 2017: Mullum to Woodford

Woodfordia Inc in partnership with

Woodford Folk Festival  and Mullum Music Festival


Liz Stringer

Liz Stringer, AUS

Melbourne’s Liz Stringer is one of Australia’s most respected and versatile songwriters and musicians, recently completing a year on the road, both in Australia and internationally, in support of her acclaimed 2016 LP “All The Bridges”. Recorded in Portland, Oregon, USA at Type Foundry Studio, and released independently in Australia and in North America through Toronto’s Roaring Girl Records,  “All The Bridges” has continued to solidify Stringer’s reputation for the highest quality musicianship, creative autonomy and intensely moving live shows.

A passionate advocate of independent music and extensive regional touring, Liz has become a favourite among punters across Australia for her generous and engaging stage demeanour and her skill as a storyteller. Her powerful and emotive live performances and melodically rich, story based songs have delighted audiences and festival goers around the country on national tours with the likes of The Waifs, Eric Bibb, Mia Dyson, Ron Sexsmith and The East Pointers.


“I am a big fan of Liz Stringer – and you can tell her that!” – Bonnie Raitt

“‘All the Bridges’…gives us the most imposing distillation of Stringer yet… transcending the influences of individual producers, musicians and genres” – Martin Jones, Rhythms Magazine

“In anybody’s language, Liz Stringer is a star.”  – Jeff Jenkins, HOWZAT

Vance Gilbert

Vance Gilbert, USA

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s when the buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking ’em dead at open mics. Word of the Philadelphia-area bred performer quickly spread to New York City. Then Shawn Colvin invited him to be a special guest on her Fat City national tour. Vance Gilbert took audiences across the country by storm.

Ten accomplished albums later, Vance continues to refine his unlikely union of humour, virtuosity and the unexpected. Whether with classic, original songwriting or ageless interpretations of covers, his is a presentation steeped in deep humanism and bravery, stunning artistry and soul, and contagious, unbridled joy – inarguably the blue ribbons that tie and seal the seemingly impossible package that is… VANCE GILBERT.



“Gilbert took the stage, accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, a whimsical sense of humour and an astonishly smooth, pure tenor voice. But that proved to be more than enough.”
– The Chicago Tribune

“….the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil and the guitar playing of a god…”
– Fort Worth Star-Telegram


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Wyreema, 15 Nov 2017

Welcome to Wyreema! This rural town sits about 15km’s west of Toowoomba on Queensland’s sprawling Darling Downs. The community hall remains as it ever has been – run by the community, for the community. If the walls of the Wyreema Hall could talk, they would tell of countless romances, business deals and the shaping of … Read more

Petrie, 16 Nov 2017

Petrie, on the North Pine River, is 25 km north of Brisbane. The origin of the township can be traced to the late 1860s when a coach service between Brisbane and Gympie stopped at Tom Petrie’s Murrumba homestead (built 1864). Petrie opened a hostelry in 1870 and official recognition of the locality came in 1872 … Read more

Austinville, 22 Nov 2017

  Somewhere between a dreamy ocean and an endless green valley lies Austinville, the village where every visitor blinks twice. One of the Gold Coast’s oldest suburbs, Austinville was established following the worst years of the Great Depression. Originally a banana farming area intended to relieve unemployment, the area now contains a section of the … Read more

The Channon, 23 Nov 2017

The Channon Hall celebrates its 110th anniversary this November 2017 and to celebrate we have partnered with the Festival of Small Halls.  The first hall was opened in November 1907 and it quickly became the central focus for the social life of the neighbouring district.  Unfortunately this hall was destroyed by fire in 1911 after … Read more

Nymboida, 24 Nov 2017

Travelling along the Grafton-Armidale road in northern NSW, a passer-by could be forgiven for thinking Nymboida is a quiet, sleepy backwater. But amid the peaceful beauty, there is a vibrant, thriving community. Nymboidians are a proud, strong, fiercely independent (and good looking) people who come from many regions around the world. The Nymboida Community Hall … Read more

Valla, 25 Nov 2017

The Valla Public Hall was opened on September 24, 1909. Valla Public Hall has served its community well. Valla Public Hall has hosted over a century’s worth of weddings, dances, church services, school classes and community group meetings, childrens playgroups, and film events. Valla Hall has been the heart and soul of a rural and … Read more

Wauchope, 26 Nov 2017

Wauchope Community Arts hall is a much-loved community venue, famous for great music, theatre and movies. Patrons travel from across the Mid North Coast to experience the intimacy, acoustics and ambience of this little timber hall. The community here attract acts of extraordinary quality, and it feels as if they are playing in your lounge room … Read more

Texas, 30 Nov 2017

  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 … Read more

Cooranga North, 1 Dec 2017

Welcome to the Cooranga North Memorial Hall!  Our hall was built in 1952 by a group of dedicated local volunteers and the services of a professional builder.  The Hall embodies the wonderful community spirit that exists in Cooranga North.  Land was donated for the hall, the local district manpower cut and milled the trees for … Read more

Surat, 2 Dec 2017

The Warroo Shire council undertook the construction of a new Shire Hall, commissioning renowned architects Harry J Marks & Son, which was opened 7th March, 1930. This was considered a brave move by some at the height of the Depression. The official opening at the Hall on 7th March 1930 by Mr A J Hunter … Read more

Ilfracombe, 3 Dec 2017

The Ilfracombe Rec Centre is located 26 kilometres from Longreach in the iconic Western Queensland town of Ilfracombe. This building is used regularly throughout the year as the venue of home games for the  local Rugby League team the Ilfracombe Scorpions. Tickets available online here Tickets Available for Cash Sale at Wellshot Hotel, Ilfracombe Doors … Read more

Koah, 6 Dec 2017

Fringed by sweeping grass trees, you will find Koah Hall nestled in Musumeci Park, 15 minutes’ easy drive from Kuranda Village and the Barron Gorge. We’re ready and keen for the Small Halls event, having honed our community action skills with various projects and workshops, from a Bring-your-washboard Bushdance, Christmas in July festivities, to local … Read more

Yeppoon, 8 Dec 2017

With a stunning backdrop of offshore islands, the sparkling azure of the Pacific and towering Norfolk pines, Yeppoon has built a reputation as both a visually striking tourist town and a saviour for summer tastebuds (plenty of mangos come from Yeppoon). If island hopping is your thing, you have found yourself one terrific launching pad, … Read more

Degilbo, 9 Dec 2017

Degilbo’s 110 year old hall sits in a tiny community where the folks are so polite that they’ll beep the horn to warn a stray magpie off the road. Originally formed around the gold-rushes in nearby Paradise and Shamrock, Degilbo has amazing views of nearby Mount Walsh, which rises up from gently undulating plain-land, mountains, … Read more

Rainbow Beach, 10 Dec 2017

Rainbow Beach is your golden gateway to some of the most amazing natural attractions to be found anywhere in the world. From this picturesque coastal village, enchantingly nestled between Tin Can Bay and the Pacific Ocean, you can experience an enthralling mosaic of these wonders and indulge in your favourite pursuits at the same time. Swim with the dolphins, explore the spectacular scenery of Fraser Island, see … Read more

Kandanga, 13 Dec 2017

Kandanga, a rural town in the Mary Valley, is 20 km south of Gympie. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal expression describing a bend in a creek or referring to a mountain ridge. The first township in the area was called Bunya Creek, an apt name to partner with Woodfordia … Read more

Perseverance, 14 Dec 2017

 Our lovely old Hall sits proudly in the landscape of Perseverance as it has done for 80 years, serving many generations in the district over that time.  It was built on the goodness of the community and from its first days of existence has acted as a meeting place for the districts of Hampton, Palm Tree, Ravensbourne and Perseverance.  … Read more

Woodford, 15 Dec 2017

  Woodford is possibly best known as being the location for the Woodford Folk Festival, which moved from nearby Maleny to take up residence on an old dairy farm just out of town. To drive into Woodford from Spring through Summer is to be met by an changing avenue of blooming trees – silky oak, … Read more

Mt Nebo, 16 Dec 2017

The Mt Nebo community hall was built by the community for the community on land donated for that purpose in the early 1950’s – it opened in 1954. It has remained in community ownership ever since. Dances, concerts and other events for the community of Mt Nebo and surrounds to enjoy have continued ever since. … Read more

Eudlo, 17 Dec 2017

Eudlo Hall stands proudly in the centre of the old railway town barely touched by intensive development, jostling with the school, traditional general store still sporting petrol pump, classic post office, old butcher shop converted to cafe, and the tennis courts.   A tiny town, but one with a big heart in the lush Sunshine Coast … Read more

The Queensland Summer 2017 Tour is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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