2024 Programme


Friday 19th


12:00 pm

Festival Office Open - Memorial Hall

Online ticket sales: Please bring your official ticket with you to collect your wristband

Weekend tickets - Entry  to all Events, all weekend. $120 or $110 concession ticketebo/tamarvalleyfolk

Concert tickets available online $30 . All smaller concerts and workshop tickets from office or door. Door sales are cash only.

Themed Concerts and workshops included in weekend ticket or $15

Children - no charge

We will provide maps at the office for Event venues.

 Camping at Low Head Tourist park is available 63821573 or East Beach Tourist Park 63821000  George Town is RV friendly

2:00 pm


The Writer's Circle 2024 - George Town Yacht Club

Featuring our Festival Poet for 2024 Randal Morrison, Poet /Author in conversation with Tony Newport, Author, Singer Songwriter.

Randal is from Strahan  and Tony both grew up on the West Coast of Tasmania. This will be a great interview, not to be missed.

Tea and coffee available at no charge.

Bell Buoy Tea Bags- George Town Yacht Club
A one Act play reading, written by Debbie Searle

Read by Debbie Searle, Carol Beaumont, Jan Hughes and Jo Hart.

This play relates to the story of four women who vow to swim in the ocean every day for a year. It explores themes of friendship, adoption, nutrition and compost! It has been performed as a play reading by Scottsdale players and a fully rehearsed play by Three Rivers Theatre.

 Approx 35 minutes


Welcome Session at The Pier Hotel.

Come join in the fun with a relaxing drink on the front Verandah. We have some great Festival Acts joining in.


Mindful Communication Workshop - The grass area next to Pier Hotel

Facilitated by Forte' Worthy
A fun workshop to help set you up for a great weekend.

Relax and enjoy this great workshop by Forte' , who is touring his workshops.

A Free Event


The Welcome Concert - Memorial Hall

The Royal High Jinx
Scott Haigh
Play it Martha


The Heart Collectors
Rose Haden's Under the Radar

A complimentary glass of wine or soft drink included in ticket at interval.

Included in your weekend ticket  or
individual concert tickets are $30 


Saturday 20th


9:00 am

Breakfast - Memorial Hall Area - Outdoors

Lions Club of George Town will run a breakfast Van near the Memorial Hall.

Coffee Van and cafes will be open.

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Festival Market

Join in the fun of the Festival Market run this year by Bee Bop Dance .

A large variety of arts and crafts, Handcrafts, Jams, honey, food and fun.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Music in the Street

Come down town for a coffee and browse the Market and shops, where our musicians and dancers will perform for your enjoyment.

The Shimmania Dancers will feature at this Event

The Semaphore Singers will feature at this Event

10:00 am

Themed Concert - Bass and Flinders Museum

Robert W. Service
The Songs, The Verse, The Man

A rich and amazing journey through a life filled with colour , war, humour, adventure and music. From Roberts 12 years in Canada's Yukon.

Featuring: Sean Roche, Phil Beck

Script and Harmonicas, Colin Smiley.

Included in your Weekend ticket or $15 at the door (cash)

you are welcome to bring a non alcoholic drink. 

11 am

Themed Concert - George Town Yacht Club
A Poet and a one man Band

Rob Van Der Elst and Bruce Penn in Concert

Bruce is a Poet/Artist and Rob a Singer Songwriter.

This show has been performed in Deloraine, to a capacity audience.

Included in your weekend ticket or $15 at the door (cash). Tea and coffee provided


A Singing Workshop for Children  of all Ages - Graham Fairless Hall
Joy Coates- Facilitator

Joy is a Singing teacher and School teacher , lots of fun assured.

A Free Event


The Bottom Pub Ceilidh Band will perform from the Rotunda 

Dancing is encouraged! Come join in the fun


A  Dance Workshop  for Children  in Regent Square- Bee Bop Dance Centre

12:15 pm

Sands Family Circus

A Free Event -Regent Square

Fun for the whole family with plenty of interaction and fun for kids as this talented Circus  family perform and include the audience in their activities.
Please tell your friends  and  come along to the Circus.

12.30 noon

Guest Artists visit the  Dining Room- Pier Hotel

Enjoy  your lunch with some entertainment keep an eye on our insta account for details @tamarvalleyfolkfestival


The Festival Choir with Cora Browne  - The Rotunda

You are invited to join the Choir

Each year we put out the call for singers and we always have a wonderful Choir.  

Come join in the fun. If you love singing , this is for you.

The Choir is invited on stage on Sunday at the final performance.

A free event , but you will need a ticket for the Final Concert.


Singing Session on the Verandah - Pier Hotel

Dave Brannigan will lead this session 

Musicians, Singers, warmly invited.

Enjoy a drink and entertainment .


 Saturday Afternoon  Feature Concert - Memorial Hall 

Emily Sanzaro  

The Heart Collectors in Concert

This will be a stunning Concert 

An opportunity, not to be missed.

Included in your Weekend ticket or $30

7:00 pm

Saturday Evening Concert - Memorial Hall

Rosie Haden's Under the Radar
Daniel J Townsend
Suzette Herft

Jacob Boote
The Royal High Jinx

Included in weekend ticket, concert tickets available online $30

7:00 pm

Saturday Evening Concert at York Cove Centre - Sorell St

Michael and Joy
Brian Owens

Amy Pegg
Play it Martha

Included in weekend ticket, concert ticket at door $30


Sunday 21st


8:00 am

Breakfast - Graham Fairless Hall

Special thanks to 

The Lions Club of George Town, serving  Breakfast from 8am

9:00 am

Poet's Breakfast - Graham Fairless Hall ( next to Memorial Hall)

Hosted by '''festival Poet for 2024"- Randal Morrison

Guest Poet Daniel J Townsend

Enjoy a cooked Breakfast , listening to Poetry

Register on arrival if you wish to perform

You are invited to share your poem or recital. This is always a great event.

No entry charge - our raffle will be available if you would like to contribute

Lions Club of George Town preparing and selling breakfast.

10:30 am

Themed Concert - Bass and Flinders Museum

The West Coast Songbook by Tony Newport

Songs and Stories from Tasmania's West Coast , written and performed by Tony.

Tony will be accompanied by  the Semaphore Singers, a  local singing  group who will provide backing vocals to Tony's songs. Providing a wonderful depth to these songs from the heart of Tasmania.

Included in the Weekend ticket or $15 at door.

You are welcome to bring a non alcoholic drink


A Themed Concert - George Town Yacht Club

Kernow - Songs and Stories of Cornwall

Michael Manhire will be accompanied by Hetty Binns and Sue Barker 

Michael will delight with his wonderful presentation of tunes and songs.

Included in your Weekend ticket or $15 at the door ( cash)

11.30 am

Concert in Regent Square

Featuring The Bad Dad Orchestra 

The amazing Bad Dads will entertain the whole park with their fantastic  music .

 This is a Free Concert

Please bring a rung or a chair and enjoy this wonderful Event .

1 pm 

Singing Session  - Pier Hotel Verandah

Dave Brannigan 

All welcome  

1:30 pmh

Farewell Concert - Memorial Hall

In memory of Mick Flanagan

The Royal High Jinx
Sean Roche
Suzette Herft
Play it Martha
Festival choir and Phil Beck 

All Artists are invited up on stage for the finale'

Included in Weekend ticket or $30 online

After the Concert , we head to the Pier Hotel for a drink and most of us stay for dinner. Bookings advised.  A great session will follow.