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Summer Tour 2023: Queenscliff Music Festival to Woodford Folk Festival

Woodfordia Inc 

presents

Summer Tour 2023: Queenscliff Music Festival to Woodford Folk Festival

featuring Assynt (SCO) and Jackie Marshall  (AUS)

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Assynt

Award winning instrumental folk trio Assynt are former BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year finalists. Assynt is comprised of Graham Mackenzie (fiddle) and David Shedden (pipes/whistles) alongside BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner Pablo Lafuente (guitar).

2018 saw the official launch of the band and the release of their debut album ‘The Road to the North’, as well as being awarded ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Inspired by the great piping, fiddle and Gaelic traditions of the Highlands of Scotland, Assynt’s self-penned melodies are “refreshingly contemporary” (Folk Radio UK) while remaining true to the music traditions they are rooted in.

The group have come to be recognised for their tight-knit fiddle and pipe playing blended with intricate guitar lines and grooves. This powerful and intuitive musicality continues to be showcased throughout their second studio release ‘Where From Here’ described as ‘breathtakingly wonderful’ by FolkWorld. Assynt have received airplay across the BBC including BBC Radio 2’s The Folk Show, Travelling Folk and Caithream Ciuil on BBC Radio Scotland. 2023 has already seen the band extensively tour Germany following their sold out Celtic Connections performance in January. Assynt will continue this year touring Germany, China and Australia as well as performances throughout the UK.

www.assyntmusic.com

Assynt’s music is breathtakingly wonderful: Powerful, energetic and big tunes – FolkWorld

Sterling second from the virtuoso stalwarts, individually and collectively award winners in their fields. – At the Barrier

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Jackie Marshall

Jackie Marshall calls herself a heart-centred anarchist. As a teenager in the 90s she was heavily influenced by the Western folk and country music of the 1960s and 70s. Later, discovering jazz and improvised music afforded her a unique personal and personable style which she has built upon since the release of her Australian Music Prize shortlisted debut album “Fight n’Flight” in 2006.

A seeker from very early on in life, Jackie is on a mission to create and perform music which satisfies intellect and emotion while launching the listener into the eternal present. Her performances brim with all the energy, warmth, presence and experience of a complicated life distilled into song, reaching far into the hearts minds and souls of intrepid music lovers at home and abroad.

Jackie has recently featured in and written music for a feature film ‘Three Chords & The Truth’ which will be released on October 5th in cinemas across the country. The film was inspired by Jackie’s life, and follows a 40-something songwriter who’s terminally ill and trying to record her final album. She forms a bond with a young teenage runaway, her finds her voice in song. Watch the trailer here.

That rare thing: an Aussie original – Weekend Australian

A left-field legend in the making – Rhythms

Machans Beach, 28 November 2023

Machans Beach Community Hall, QLD, Yirrganydji Country  Machans Beach Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Yirrganydji People. The Machans Beach Community Association (MBCA) was founded in 1949. The MBCA brought the land where the Hall now stands in 1953. With fundraising and local volunteer labour, construction of the Community Hall began in … Read more

Innisfail, 29 November 2023

The Con Theatre, QLD, Mamu Country  The Con Theatre stands on the traditional lands of the Mamu People The Con Theatre is small performance venue with an intimate feel. Festival of Small Halls rolls into Innisfail on Wednesday, 29 November 2023 with Jackie Marshall and Assynt.  Opening the show will be local act Frangipani Harvey! … Read more

Airlie Beach, 1 December 2023

PCYC Jubilee Pocket, QLD Whitsunday PCYC Police Citizens Youth Club has been serving the Whitsunday community since opening in November 2002. This show is hosted by the Whitsunday Suicide Prevention Network. PCYC Whitsunday has served as a connecting space for the community for many years. After the devastating impact of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, it … Read more

Sarina, 2 December 2023

Bob Wood Cultural Hall, QLD, Yuwi Country Bob Wood Cultural Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Yuwi People.  Bob Wood Cultural Hall, a Bicentennial gift to the Sarina Community, the heart of Sarina, has hosted everything from school dances, romances, fetes and recitals, even funerals. The first hall on this site, Sarina Shire … Read more

Yeppoon, 3 December 2023

The Queen Street Hall , QLD, Darumbal Country The Queen Street Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Darumbal People. Festival of Small Halls returns to Yeppoon on Sunday, 3 December 2023 with Jackie Marshall and Assynt. Opening the show will be local act Denvah! Denvah is a singer/songwriter/musician from Rockhampton, Central Queensland. Since … Read more

Captain Creek, 5 December 2023 

Captain Creek Community Sport and Recreation Club, QLD, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng, Bailai and Bunda Country Captain Creek Community Sport and Recreation Club stands on the traditional lands of the Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng, Bailai and Bunda People.  Captain Creek is a small rural Community with the Club as its hub our ‘hall’ is under our verandah, … Read more

Burnett Heads, 6 December 2023

 Burnett Heads Community Hall, QLD, Taribelang Bunda Country  Burnett Heads Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Taribelang Bunda People. Moved, condemed and rebuilt, the Burnett Heads Community Hall has a long history in Burnett Heads. Housing numerous community groups and a community library, it is a place where locals can be found … Read more

Hervey Bay, 7 December 2023

Dundowran Recreational Hall, QLD, Butchulla Country Dundowran Recreational Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Butchulla People. In May 1933 the CSR Sugar Mill barracks at Childers was bought for £100. The barracks were dismantled and moved by rail and re-erected as the Dundowran Recreational Hall. It was opened officially on 15 July 1933. … Read more

Beerwah, 8 December 2023

Beerwah Community Hall, QLD, Gubbi Gubbi and Jinaburra Country  Beerwah Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi and Jinaburra People. The Beerwah Community Hall is located adjacent to the Beerwah library located at 25 Peachester Road, Beerwah. Parking is available on site. The venue features a large main hall with timber … Read more

Ballandean, 9 December 2023

Ballandean Hall, QLD, Bundjalung (Githabul), Gamilaroi, Kambual Country  Ballandean Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Bundjalung (Githabul), Gamilaroi, Kambuwal People. Historical Ballandean Hall is the heart of the community where locals go for any celebration. Weekly activities include Wednesday night sport night, Thursday night meal night and Cup of Tea and a Chat … Read more

Talwood, 10 December 2023

Talwood Community Centre, QLD, Bigambul Country Talwood Community Centre stands on the traditional lands of the Bigambul People.  The Talwood Community Centre has been the go-to venue for many a shindig since the 1980s. Run by locals, for locals, this is where you come when you’re done with the day’s fishing. This pastoral district, surveyed … Read more

Kooralbyn, 12 December 2023

Kooralbyn Community Hall, QLD, Mununjali Country Kooralbyn Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Mununjali People.  Hidden amongst the gumtrees, with a verandah out the front and a verandah out the back, and a red Santa Chair. On a no through road that ends at a school, the Community Centre is one of … Read more

Austinville, 13 December 2023

Mt Nimmel Hall, QLD Mt Nimmel Hall is the meeting house for folk living in Austinville, a secluded lush valley in the Gold Coast hinterland, nestled between Mudgeeraba and Springbrook National Park’s world-heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest. Mt Nimmel Hall serves as the social focal point for the close-knit Austinville community. Built in the 1930’s by … Read more

Macleay Island, 14 December 2023

Macleay Island Community Centre Hall, QLD, Quandamooka Country Country Macleay Island Community Centre Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Quandamooka Country People. Festival of Small Halls returns to Macleay Island (Alcheringa) on Thursday, 14 December 2023 with Jackie Marshall and Assynt.  Opening the show will be local act Tim Caterer! Tim Caterer is … Read more

Esk, 15 December 2023

Somerset Civic Centre, QLD, Jagera, Ugarapul, Yuggera, Kabi and Jinibara Country Somerset Civic Centre stands on the traditional lands of the Jagera, Ugarapul, Yuggera, Kabi and Jinibara People. Somerset Civic Centre opened in 2012 as a replacement of the much loved Lyceum Hall that tragically burned down in 2010. It offers an outstanding mixture of … Read more

Marburg, 16 December 2023

Church of Christ Marburg, QLD, Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul Country  Church of Christ Marburg stands on the traditional lands of the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People. Festival of Small Halls rolls into Marburg on Saturday, 16 December 2023 with Jackie Marshall and Assynt. There will be food available on the night including a BBQ by … Read more

Rainbow Beach, 17 December 2023 

Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall, QLD, Butchulla Country Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Butchulla People. Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall is only 11 years old and is an evacuation centre to accommodate all the beach campers and holiday makers if emergencies crop up. They have all sorts of … Read more

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Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2023: Queenscliff Music Festival to Woodford Folk Festival featuring Assynt (SCO) and Jackie Marshall (AUS)

Festival of Small Halls has announced that Scottish trad-folk trio Assynt and folk songwriter Jackie Marshall will feature on their upcoming Summer Tour 2023: Queenscliff Music Festival to Woodford Folk Festival.

 

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ASSYNT (SCO)

Award winning instrumental folk trio Assynt are former BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year finalists. Assynt is comprised of Graham Mackenzie (fiddle) and David Shedden (pipes/whistles) alongside BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner Pablo Lafuente (guitar).

2018 saw the official launch of the band and the release of their debut album ‘The Road to the North’, as well as being awarded ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Inspired by the great piping, fiddle and Gaelic traditions of the Highlands of Scotland, Assynt’s self-penned melodies are “refreshingly contemporary” (Folk Radio UK) while remaining true to the music traditions they are rooted in.

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JACKIE MARSHALL (AUS)

Jackie Marshall calls herself a heart-centred anarchist. Heavily influenced by the Western folk and country music of the 1960s and 70s, and later, jazz and improvised music afforded her a unique personal and personable style which she has built upon since the release of her Australian Music Prize shortlisted debut album “Fight n’Flight” in 2006. Her performances brim with all the energy, warmth, presence and experience of a complicated life distilled into song, reaching far into the hearts minds and souls of intrepid music lovers at home and abroad.

To download a high quality image, please click here.

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 Spring Tour is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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