Woodford allows folk music to continue but with a modern direction

by Anna Dreyer Folk music continues to change and evolve in modern times, says Old Man Luedecke. Photo by Meg Williams-Dell Canadian singer songwriter Old Man Luedecker has once again graced the Woodford Folk Festival with his unique blend of … [Read more...]

The Poets Breakfast – the most fulfilling meal of the day

by Jade McGarry 'Campbell the Swaggy' graces the stage at the Poets Breakfast Photo cred: Dylan Crawford Making an audience feel emotionally vulnerable by a group of strangers at 8AM in the morning is a tough gig, but the folk at the Poets … [Read more...]

Fitzroy River in the Kimberley Region is “still under a lot of threat,” says Dr Anne Poelina and Dr Barry Traill

By Connie Savage Source: Woodford Artist ImageSource: Connie Savage Conversations at Woodford Folk Festival turned solemn when Dr Anne Poelina and Dr Barry Traill discussed the challenges of gaining long-term protection for the Kimberley … [Read more...]

Woodfordians keeping connected at the Lettering House

You can write letters to just about anyone whether you know their name or not from the Woodford Folk Festival Letting House Photo Meg Williams-Dell By Connie Savage At any given time, it’s hard to find a seat at Woodford Folk Festival’s … [Read more...]

REVIEW – The art of body percussion with Junkyard Beats at Woodford Folk Festival

by Haley Smith Junkyard Beats show the art of body percussion - WFF stock photo “Skimdadaboo!” Oded Prior seduces the audience in a made-up language, waving to the crowd gathering under the Parlour tent at Woodford Folk Festival. He begins … [Read more...]

Youthful writings come alive at Woodford

By Elizabeth Foster Canadian group, Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids made its Woodford debut (and in fact, their first out of North America performance) on Friday; and the show does exactly what it says on the tin. Volunteers get up on … [Read more...]

Chris Tamwoy taps and strums his way in to the hearts of Woodford

by Isaac Gregor Chris Tamwoy captivating the audience at the event 'Always Has, Always Will Be' - The Grande, Woodford Folk Festival. An undeniable aspect of Woodford Folk Festival's ethos is connectivity, and that theme has acted as a catalyst … [Read more...]

The 33-Year Long Woodfordian tradition

by Jade McGarry John Emmett sets up for another busy day at Woodford Folk Festival Woodford's everchanging ethos of connection and understanding, has people coming back time and time again, to learn, grow and share ideas among likeminded … [Read more...]

Mu’ooz – the little food stall with a big story

JADE MCGARRY Saba Abrahams, founder of Mu'ooz, prepares the morning's Eritrean coffee More than 20-thousand refugees come to Australia every year, leaving many women, men and children experiencing unemployment, trauma and social … [Read more...]

Uncle Herb Wharton: poet, author and ambassador for Indigenous rights

BY Connie Savage For Uncle Herb Wharton, the Woodford Folk Festival is the perfect opportunity to call for more respect and recognition for the contribution of Indigenous people all around Australia. Celebrating his 84th birthday at his … [Read more...]