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Concerts in the Town Hall - The Village Fringe Pass - $30

The Village Fringe Pass is a bang for buck access to the Hall ticket.
This ticket secures the holder entry to festival fringe events throughout the weekend. It includes admission to Friday Opening Night Music and Variety Party (7pm – 12midnight)

Saturday ‘Squishy Taylor: Ailsa Wild in conversation’ (11:30-12noon)
Saturday ‘Goodwood:  Holly Throsby in conversation’ (4-5pm)
Saturday Arvo Music hour by the Novellas (5-6pm)
Sunday Forum The Future – The Bundian Way and Other Historical places of the South East Region John Blay and Mark McKenna (11am – 12midday)
Sunday Midday Music hour The Sweet Valentinos (12-1pm)

The In-house Book Store
Our friends at Candelo Books will be opening a pop up bookstore during the literary events at the festival the full range of books by authors speaking and contributing at the festival will be available for purchase before and after the events.

The Bobby Roger Bar will be offering bar and food facilities and is kindly supported by Tathra Hotel, Vintage Food Vans and the Wild Rye Baking Co.
Food and drinks will be available either side of our hall concert events and during intermissions. A tasty range of refreshments will be available for purchase, therefore no BYO.

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The Town Hall Long Haul Passes - sold out!


Black Mountain String Band
Black Mountain String Band is a fantastic celebration of old time string band music: where twin fiddles and voices harmonise with the infectious rhythms of claw hammer banjo, guitar and double bass. This superb group of well-known Canberra musicians gather around a single mic and share tunes and songs that draw from the well of old time tradition, and the inspiration of original material. Black Mountain String Band is Donal Baylor, Jacqueline Bradley, Matt Nightingale and Pablo Shopen, who are reviving Pablo’s father’s band from the 1970’s.

Kapture
In this special concert one of Australia’s leading Indian musicians, tabla player Bobby Singh, joins Sandy Evans, Brett Hirst and special guest drummer Greg Sheehan in a thrilling musical dialogue. Their soulful melodies, breathtaking improvisations, hypnotic grooves and stunning percussion solos celebrate the fusion of jazz and Indian music in a unique and sublime way. Kapture is a tribute to Ahmed Kathrada a South African anti-apartheid activist who was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela for 26 years.

Doors Open and BRB Supper -12noon
Show- 12:30-3:30pm with Intermission

The Bobby Roger Bar will be offering bar and food facilities and is kindly supported by Tathra Hotel, Vintage Food Vans and the Wild Rye Baking Co. Food and drinks will be available for an hour either side of our hall concert events and during intermissions. A tasty range refreshments will be available for purchase, therefore no BYO. 

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Saturday Evening Concert - $40

Pheno
pronounced fee-no, is electric guitarist/vocalist Jess Green’s new project, she is pioneering her own style of pop; Afro-Sci. PHENO crowdfunded through Pozible in 2016 to raise money to record a debut EP, and at this special show at Candelo festival she is launching the first single ‘Dragon Year’. The EP is due out May 2017. The Candelo show is the beginning of an east coast tour, supported by the Australia Council’s Contemporary Music Touring Program. For the Candelo Festival Pheno brings you and electric three piece, all girl band ; Alyx Dennison- Keyboards & Vocals,(Kyu/Richard in Your Mind) and Bonnie Stewart - Drums & Vocals (Bonniesongs)

Vince Jones
Australia’s leading jazz vocalist, Vince Jones, is also a remarkable interpreter and composer of songs in a contemporary jazz style – a style that appeals equally to listeners and his musical peers. As a vocalist he resists showing off to the detriment of feel – he’s confident in his musical literacy and sings like there’s nothing to prove. It’s a refreshing approach to the jazz genre that gives us, the audience, the chance to be really moved. Vince Jones also plays trumpet and over the years his style has developed a distinctive subtlety. The Sydney Morning Heralds John Shand says “Where others see distorting and embellishing a melody as proof that one is a jazz singer rather than just a singer, Jones is a lifetime beyond needing to prove anything. His melodic embellishments are the hallmark of a man with great ears for harmony, an instinct for musical logic and a love of those key watch-words of jazz: surprise and spontaneity.”

Doors Open and BRB Supper -7pm
Show - 8-11pm with Intermission

The Bobby Roger Bar will be offering bar and food facilities and is kindly supported by Tathra Hotel, Vintage Food Vans and the Wild Rye Baking Co. Food and drinks will be available for an hour either side of our hall concert events and during intermissions. A tasty range refreshments will be available for purchase, therefore no BYO.

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Tate Sheridan
Pianist, singer/songwriter Tate Sheridan was awarded the 2014 ACT Critics Circle Artist of the year for his dedication to jazz and pop music. With the release of his debut EP 'Life was Lonely', Tate was personally asked by Sir Elton John to be his opening act on a stadium tour of Australia/NZ. Tate played to thousands of people and is the only support act in history to play Elton John's piano in the 50 years of him touring. Elton has expressed a keen interest in the young artist and has been promoting Tate's EP overseas. This very special show will see Tate perform an exciting blend of folk and pop. Tate Sheridan has always been a name to watch and is playing with a maturity well beyond his years. This will be a truly memorable moment spent with one of Australia's rising stars!

Liz Stringer
Highly respected songwriter, singer and guitarist Liz Stringer will be playing Candelo Village festival with her full band, fresh off the back of eight solid months touring her 2016 full-length release, 'All The Bridges', including two stints in Canada and the US and extensive Aussie venue and festival dates. The last year has seen Stringer reinforce her growing reputation for the highest quality musicianship, creative autonomy and blistering live shows.

All The Bridges is everything fans have come to rely on from a Liz Stringer album, and more. With the addition of an almost 80s inspired urgency (Divinyls, The Pretenders) to her trademark brand of emotive folk/rock, All The Bridges is a charged and moving dissection of shared emotional landscapes, told through a collection of stories from a variety of perspectives; Stringer’s proven strength as a songwriter and storyteller.

Doors Open and BRB Supper -1pm
Show- 2-5pm with Intermission

The Bobby Roger Bar will be offering bar and food facilities and is kindly supported by Tathra Hotel, Vintage Food Vans and the Wild Rye Baking Co. Food and drinks will be available for an hour either side of our hall concert events and during intermissions. A tasty range refreshments will be available for purchase, therefore no BYO. 

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The Northern Folk have rapidly taken the country by storm with their infectious energy and charismatic delivery of folk/pop/stomp/rock. Hailing from Albury NSW, The Northern folk are a collective of eleven musical ambitionists with an age averaging 22. Expect Soaring saxes, roaring brass, bashful bass, massive vocals, with eight part harmonies in tow. The Folk write in a range of moods, from atmospheric ballads to big band boot stompers, harkening to the style of The Cat Empire, Saskwatch and Of Monsters and Men. They were a hit at Cobargo Folk Festival and will be the host band of the Candelo Village Festival closing party on Sunday evening.

Doors Open and BRB Supper - 5:30pm
Show- 6pm-8pm with Intermission

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Literary Events in The Town Hall


Kids Writing workshop (10:30 – 11:30am) $5 per child $10 family
Squishy Taylor shares her mystery-solving escapades with her bonus sisters - and has a slightly ridiculous name. Ailsa will introduce Squishy and how she came into existence and then, as a group we will make up some ridiculous names of our own. Who knows, by the end of an hour, we might have written a story!

Ailsa Wild grew up in Candelo and did a stint as an acrobat and whip-cracker before she ran away from the circus to become a writer. The first six books in her Squishy Taylor series (for 6-9 y/o) were released to much excitement in 2016. Squishy Taylor (real name Sita) is a ninja-daredevil and a mystery-solver who launches into all kinds of adventures with her bonus sisters. Word on the street is that kids are staying up too late reading the Squishy books – and that the series has a few more to come! Ailsa also collaborates with Small Friends Books to create award-winning science-adventure stories with artists and scientists. Her memoir pieces have appeared in Meanjin and the Monthly and her plays have been performed in the Sydney Children’s Festival, at La Mama for Kids and in small country towns around Australia. Ailsa loves collaborating with kids to write stories together.

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Saturday ‘Goodwood:  Holly Throsby in conversation with Simon Lauder ABC Southeast’ (4-5pm) Fringe ticket holders

Holly Throsby is a Sydney-based songwriter and musician. She has released five solo albums and a children’s album called See! Holly has been nominated for four ARIA Awards--two for Best Female Artist, one for Best Children’s Album, and one as part of Seeker Lover Keeper, her band with Sally Seltmann and Sarah Blasko. Holly has a distinctive lyric and a distinctive voice and has brought both to GOODWOOD, her first novel, to create something truly special.

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