Woodstock, Woodford – and now Talwood! Local and international folk artists in Talwood this Friday

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Woodstock, Woodford, and now Talwood – the next big festival of folk gets underway tomorrow night at Talwood in the Goondiwindi Region!

Headlining the Festival of Small Halls in Talwood tomorrow night will be Australian folk artist and Bluesfest performer Karl S. Williams, alongside Canadian folk singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan.  

Local act Briella Craig will open the night, hot off the stage from her spellbinding role as ‘Genie’ in the Goondiwindi State High School production of Aladdin Jr. earlier this year.

The show starts at 7 pm at the Talwood Community Centre, with dinner and bar available. Tickets range from $2 – $15 - get yours now at festivalofsmallhalls.com/talwood-2022.

There will also be a toast to Emma Montgomery and an unveiling of her memorial plaque in the gardens of the Talwood Community Centre from 6 pm. A bus will be available for show-goers travelling from Goondiwindi.

Goondiwindi Regional Council is proud to support the event through its community grants program and contributed $2,000 to the Talwood Hall Committee towards the night.

Cr Phil O’Shea holds Council’s portfolio for arts and culture and said the event is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see acclaimed local, national and international folk artists.

“This is a fantastic event coming to our region from the people behind the Woodford Folk Festival,” Cr O’Shea explained. “It’s a night all about exceptional music with real heart – all the artists have been selected for the tour not only because of their beautiful songs, but because they have a real storytelling ability,” he said.

“It’s a chance to experience some of the best folk music going and I warmly encourage all music-lovers to come along,” he said. “It’s an all-ages event, everyone is welcome so come and experience a wonderful warm welcome from the Talwood community.”

Council is also pleased to announce its support of a Texas date of the spring tour, coming up on Thursday 20 October, with $2,000 allocated to the Texas event through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). The RADF is a partnership between local councils and the Queensland Government (through Arts Queensland).

The Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from home and abroad into their towns, and a way of exploring this vast country in the spirit of hospitality and great fun.

For more information, visit: https://festivalofsmallhalls.com

29th September 2022 at 12:00 AM