Sustainable Living Big Weekend Sat March 25 2023

Sustainable Living Tasmania held their Big Weekend on Sat 25th and Sun 26th March 2023 at the Brighton Civic Centre, and Botanical Institute not far from Hobart, Tasmania. It was a Free Family Event and there were lots and lots of ideas for everybody and lots going on all weekend. We played there on Saturday and enjoyed exploring the various stalls beforehand and after.

Wooden Boat Festival Hobart 2023 Sat Feb 11

The atmosphere was wonderful at the Wooden Boat Festival this year; happy and relaxed crowds found lots to enjoy on top of the fabulous variety of boats.

We played for a bit beside the lively Salamanca Market, as we love to do from time to time, then made our way onto the deck of a boat moored amongst the rest of the nautical throng. It was a really gorgeous day.

Cygnet Folk Festival Jan 14 2023

The Cygnet Folk Festival was back on again this year from first stirrings on Thursday Jan 12th to final official notes played and sung on Sunday Jan 15th. It was wonderful for musicians and festival-goers to meet up and enjoy a vast array of music and fun together. The weather was great, although a bit wiltingly hot on Saturday, and the festival was friendly and relaxed.

HOT String Band at The Port Cygnet Cannery

We began with a performance at The Port Cygnet Cannery early on Saturday afternoon, enjoying the spacious, cool atmosphere inside. It’s a lovely venue to play in.

A very hot string (and accordionist) band

Later on in the afternoon we played tunes for bush dances being taught by Fiona for anybody who wished to join in. It was sweltering and we were in awe of the dancers who skipped about regardless!

We love dancers!

We finished the day with a concert on the stage at Loongana Park where folk could lie back on the grass and enjoy a smorgasbord of entertainment. It was windy and the shelter kept billowing down onto the heads of those of us at the back, but at least it was jamming our hats on!

At Loongana Park

What a great day! Thank you Cygnet Folk Festival Organisers.