FANS of folk and contemporary acoustic music can rejoice as tickets went on sale today for the Festival of Small Halls, with Kerry on the list of regional centres included on the 21-date Woodfordia Summer Tour.
Organised by the people who brought us the Woodford Folk Festival, the tour will feature a superb line-up of accomplished musicians taking part in the country’s largest dedicated regional music tour.
These include Canada’s two-time JUNO Award-winner, Old Man Luedecke and third-generation Australian singer/songwriter, Lucy Wise.
Produced as a not-for-profit under the wing of folk festival promoter, Woodfordia, Festival of Small Halls brings the best in contemporary folk and acoustic music to those regional towns often left off big tour routes.
Festival of Small Halls executive producer Eleanor Rigden said the team was passionate about bringing top quality, live music to regional towns and were particularly excited about the show in the Kerry Hall on November 21.
“This is the first time we have ever worked there and we are looking forward to it – the community is so wonderful,” she said.
“What we find with these shows is they remind people that we’re all in this together, that we’re in it as a team even when times are hard.
“The music at the shows focus on the things that bring us together rather than the things that divide.
“I know it’s going to be perfect at the Kerry Hall, it’s such a beautiful building and the community there is already doing those things.”
Ms Rigden said the tour aimed to lift the spirits of many drought-stricken regional towns this summer, with shows that rekindle the time-old tradition of gathering in the local small hall for a special night of live music, storytelling and community connection.
Tickets are available for $15 for adults, $10 for children aged five and over or $45 for a family pass at smallhalls.iwannaticket.com.au