FolkFedNSW capped off the year in fine style with its annual Folk Bash at the Gaelic Club on Sunday afternoon 4th December. An appreciative audience enjoyed a brilliant line-up of acts opening with Village Carols and then followed by performances from FolkFed’s two young folk artists 2022 Emma Foote and Sean Cooper. The quality of these two young artists is outstanding and bodes well for the future of folk.
Newcastle’s Tripple Effect rounded off the first half and did not disappoint getting everyone singing along with their award winning song Straight From the Heart. During the break there were some very tasty home-made Christmas treats doing the rounds and plenty of time to chat and catch up with friends.
The second half kicked off with the always much anticipated Mummers Play and Black Joak were certainly in fine form. Frankie Armstrong (UK) delivered a short set and Rhonda and the Grass Cutters closed the afternoon out. Rhonda Mawer delivered songs from her latest album Nobody’s Fault supported by a sterling line-up of musicians.
And for those who wished to stay on there was more carol singing led by the Village Carol Singers. Thanks must go the Margaret Walters for curating a wonderful afternoon of folk, friendship and community, to our performers for their fantastic contributions, to Sally on the sound, the Gaelic Club and to all who came along. Oh, and a big thanks to John Sutton for his photos of all our artists.
Finally, FolkFedNSW wishes you all a very happy Festive Season and looks forward to seeing you all again in 2023.