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Summer Tour 2022: Queenscliff Music Festival to Woodford Folk Festival

Woodfordia Inc 

presents

Summer Tour 2022: Queenscliff Music Festival to Woodford Folk Festival

featuring Inn Echo (CAN) and Sam Buckingham (AUS)

Inn Echo (CAN)

Inn Echo

Inn Echo weave hundreds of years of traditional tunes with contemporary originals and arrangements that both soar and make you catch your breath simultaneously. With technical precision, their mastery of instruments is the talk in the national and international folk music scene. From Music PEI awards to tours of Austria and Ireland, Inn Echo is bar none the traditional band to watch as they emerge as Prince Edwards Islands greatest Celtic fusion exports in years to come.

 

One of the most unique and captivating groups to surface out of Atlantic Canada in recent years, Inn Echo is a Prince Edward Island based band who has been enchanting audiences locally and abroad since their debut in 2018.

Innovative and creatively-crafted, the soundscape laid down by this three-piece instrumental group is both wildly dynamic and delightfully distinctive – rightfully earning them Emerging Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year nominations for the 2020 Music PEI Awards.

 

Playing festivals such as Ireland’s largest music festival, the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil; a slew of renowned festivals throughout Canada such as Quebec’s Festival Mémoire et Racines, the Indian River Festival, and the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival; and performing as 2022 ECMA showcase artists, Inn Echo is comprised of four musicians who hail from places all over the world – as this in itself is a key reason for their musical diversity in what they bring to life together. Fiddler Karson McKeown is from Ottawa, Ontario; cellist/fiddler Tuli Porcher is from Victoria, B.C.; and guitarist Tom Gammons, from Montana, USA.

 

Releasing a debut self-titled album in 2019 which earned them a Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year nomination at the 2020 Music PEI Awards, Inn Echo followed this up with a critically-acclaimed EP called Winter’s End in 2020, which has already received a Music PEI 2021 nomination for Instrumental Recording of the Year.

Inn Echo’s name was brought forth from two different sources: The ‘Inn’ refers to the inn where Tuli lived (and where the group rehearsed), and the ‘Echo’ refers to the band’s vision of echoing different musical traditions from their 3 homelands – as these are all distinct echoes of who each of them are. And when you hear even just one Inn Echo song, it will be easy to derive another reason for their name: their music will keep reverberating in your soul long after you listen.

http://www.innechomusic.com 

Complete command of their repertoire and material. What a powerful sound. 
– Elizabeth Szekeres, Roots Music Canada

 

It is music for those that truly appreciate the art of true, tight playing.
– Hubert Murphy, Drogheda Independent

 

For an all-instrumental folk outfit to maintain listeners’ interest is a challenge, one that Inn Echo meets convincingly on its album with fine musicianship, verve, and imaginative arrangements.
– Tony Montague, Penguin Eggs

Sam Buckingham (AUS)

Sam Buckingham

Hailing from the Northern Rivers of NSW, Sam Buckingham is the perfect balance of poetry and pop.

Listen to any track on her new album DEAR JOHN and you’ll instantly be hooked and singing along. Pay attention to the lyrics, and you’ll be uplifted by the potent and honest songwriting from this deeply moving wordsmith.

Debuting at #2 on the AIR Independent Album Charts, DEAR JOHN was created after the dramatic ending of a toxic relationship.

“The breakup started me writing these songs but they’re not really about the relationship at all. This album documents my process of healing, learning and rising up to become the woman I want to be. These are my stories and it’s important to share them, because I know they’re other people’s stories too.”

The last two years have seen Sam tour alongside Kate Miller-Heidke, Paul Kelly, Tim Freedman and Ben Lee and her expertly crafted songwriting has been praised as “iconic” by Kia Handley (ABC).

Following the release of her previous two albums I’m A Bird (2013) & The Water (2017), Sam took a different approach in sound for DEAR JOHN. Drawing from her roots as a folk/Americana artist and diving headfirst into Alternative Pop, this self-produced masterpiece translates beautifully to the live stage.

Combining acoustic and electric guitar with live vocal looping and sampling, Sam delivers an intimate, dynamic and uplifting live show that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling bigger on the inside.

 

Buckingham wowed the crowd with her soaring vocals, silencing the room.
– Stack Magazine

 

That Buckingham is gutsy, open and keen to make a difference … That she is all that in songs that feel so true, and stick with you, is special.
– Bernard Zuel


Byron Bay’s next big thing.

– Courier Mail

 

Mt Mee, 16 November 2022

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Perseverance, 17 November 2022

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Ma Ma Creek, 18 November 2022

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Austinville, 19 November 2022

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Eureka, 20 November 2022

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Springbrook, 23 November 2022

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Captain Creek, 30 November 2022

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Emu Park, 1 December 2022

Emu Park Cultural Hall, QLD, Darumbal Country Emu Park Cultural Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Darumbal People. The Emu Park Cultural Hall is centrally located in the middle of the seaside township of Emu Park. Famously known for the iconic singing ship Emu Park is a quaint but vibrant village that boasts … Read more

Eungella, 2 December 2022

Eungella Memorial Hall, QLD, Widi Country Eungella Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Widi People. This plucky little hall was originally an old army hospital situated at the Mackay Harbour and eventually donated to the RSL, lock stock and barrel. It was dismantled, loaded onto a truck and taken to its present … Read more

Bluewater, 3 December 2022

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Innisfail, 4 December 2022

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Bowen, 7 December 2022

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Waterloo, 9 December 2022

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Rainbow Beach, 10 December 2022

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Cooroy, 11 December 2022

Cooroy Memorial Hall, QLD, Kabi Kabi Country Cooroy Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Kabi Kabi People. A beautiful country hall in the heart of the Noosa hinterland. Recently refurbished with old time community love! Festival of Small Halls returns to Cooroy on Sunday, 11 December 2022 with Inn Echo and Sam … Read more

Woodford, 14 December 2022

Woodford Memorial Hall, QLD, Jiniburra Country Woodford Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Jiniburra People. Festival of Small Halls returns to Woodford on Wednesday, 14 December 2022 with Inn Echo and Sam Buckingham. Opening the show will be local act Phoebe Rose! Phoebe Rose is an acoustic musician that loves to cover … Read more

Macleay Island, 15 December 2022

Macleay Island Community Centre Hall, QLD, Quandamooka Country  Macleay Island Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Quandamooka People.  Festival of Small Halls returns to Macleay Island on Thursday, 15 December 2022 with Inn Echo and Sam Buckingham. Opening the show will be local act Maibre! Emerging Quandamooka artist Maibre is inspired by … Read more

Glen Aplin, 16 December 2022

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Mt Colliery, 17 December 2022

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Eudlo, 18 December 2022

 Eudlo Hall, QLD, Gubbi Gubbi Country Eudlo Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi People. Eudlo’s beautiful hall is the third iteration of this historic institution, built by volunteers in the 1950’s from timber milled at Olsen’s sawmill. In the heart of old logging country, Eudlo farmers regularly collected trophies at the … Read more

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Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2022: Queenscliff Music Festival to Woodford Folk Festival featuring Inn Echo (CAN) and Sam Buckingham (AUS)

Festival of Small Halls has announced that Canadian trad-folk trio Inn Echo and folk-pop songwriter Sam Buckingham will feature on their upcoming Summer Tour 2022: Queenscliff Music Festival to Woodford Folk Festival.

 

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CATHERINE MACLELLAN (CAN)

Catherine MacLellan is one of folk music’s true gems. Catherine’s latest album, COYOTE, is reflective and hopeful; a travelogue through heartbreak, loss and the joy of life. Catherine is respected by her peers for her talent and dedication to the craft of songwriting – a craft she had a front row seat to at an early age, watching her father, the legendary Gene MacLellan.

As with many songwriters, Catherine feels most at home on the stage, representing Canada at home and across the globe.

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KARL S. WILLIAMS (AUS)

Karl S. Williams – A genre defying, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning artist, with a voice and conviction so powerful it takes your breath away. Karl’s music is timeless and deeply rooted in tradition yet ever conversant with the present. This is blues, roots, folk, and a unique Australian distillation of Americana, steeped in the swamp water and cane country of northern NSW (the landscape of his childhood). His songs distil life, love and the human condition; his music calls with urgency; his solution and vocation are to love more and sing without apology. A Karl S. Williams performance is frequently referred to as a visceral ‘spiritual experience’, leaving an audience slightly altered in the best way possible.

 

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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 Summer Tour is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative

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