2021 Performers




The Heart Collectors

With soaring cello, intricate guitar, sparkling mandolin, banjo, and the occasional passionate strike of the tambourine, Australian Folk group ‘The Heart Collectors’, transcend conventionality and genre with their old-school alternative folk sound, bringing back the sentimentality of 70’s inspired harmonies, combined with a progressive lyrical wisdom to invite positive change.



Daniel J Townsend

The first artist in the world to release an album as a podcast,the descendant of a convict girl and her employer. A Poet, folk musician and dilettante historian, he has been singing stories ever since. His latest project is distinctly Tasmanian



The Runaway Belles

Runaway‌ ‌Belles‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌Tasmanian‌ ‌based‌ ‌indie‌ ‌folk‌ ‌pop‌ ‌act‌ ‌featuring‌ ‌Tash‌ ‌Parker‌ ‌and‌ ‌
Emma‌ ‌Anglesey.‌ ‌With‌ ‌a‌ ‌focus‌ ‌on‌ ‌storytelling‌ ‌and‌ ‌making‌ ‌their‌ ‌two‌ ‌voices‌ ‌sound‌ ‌as‌ ‌
one,‌ ‌Tash‌ ‌and‌ ‌Emma‌ ‌sing‌ ‌in‌ ‌constant‌ ‌harmony.‌ ‌Described‌ ‌by‌ ‌Tone‌ ‌Deaf‌ ‌as‌ ‌‌“A‌ ‌harmony‌ ‌
of‌ ‌indie-folk‌ ‌brilliance”,‌ ‌‌their‌ ‌voices‌ ‌are‌ ‌almost‌ ‌inseparable‌ ‌--‌ ‌even‌ ‌their‌ ‌mothers‌ ‌can’t‌ ‌
tell‌ ‌who’s‌ ‌singing.

Vince Brophy

Singer Songwriter Vince Brophy has written many songs about the Tamar and its people and will present some in his collection " From the kitchen Table". Vince and his wife Margie have moved to Tasmania where Vince enjoys his recording Studio at Low Head.



New Holland Honey Eaters

Stan and Rebecca Gottshalk, Steve and Jane Ray. The New Holland Honey Eaters have been performing together for 30 years, specialising in roots music from the broad tradition of the South-Eastern United States. They take great care to set their music firmly in its historical context and their concert brackets are sure to be both entertaining and informative. The group has delighted audiences at (amongst others) the National, Cygnet, Maldon and Tamar Valley Folk Festivals.


Emily Sanzaro

Emily is a solo performing harpist, vocalist, violinist & electronic loop artist based in Launceston, Tasmania. Emily specialises in creating original compositions, contemporary arrangements, improvisations and experimentation with percussive techniques, electronic effects and looping. She also enjoys playing a wide range of musical genres on the harp, harnessing the versatility of the instrument.





Maggie & Jack Taylor

Brother and Sister, Jack and Maggie play as a duo and solo act, a wide range of music best described as Indie/Country folk. Both writers, they have a huge collection of songs.






Ella Leonard

Introducing 13 year old Ella. About to begin year 8 at Port Dalrymple High. Ella will perform her beautiful rendition of Hallelujah for our Audience on Sunday 31st.