Friday 28 Feb - Sunday 1 March 2020

The Young Folk (Ireland)

The Young Folk comprise a creative triangle with Anthony Furey at its apex joined by Paul Butler and Tony McLoughlin who are singer/songwriters of exceptional talent in their own right. more〉〉

Warren Fahey

Warren Fahey is a cultural ‘Jack of all trades’ – cultural historian, author, music producer, broadcaster and performer. He has been honoured with numerous gongs including the Order of Australia, more〉〉

The Spooky Men’s Chorale

Big, bold, bible-black, bilious … the Spooky Men’s Chorale comes to Cobargo to hammer another hapless audience with their now famous blend of dropdeadpan stupidity, cavernous manchords and hairy, giltedged more〉〉

Society for Creative Anachronism

The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is an international living history organization dedicated to researching, maintaining and recreating the arts, skills, and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe. SCA dancers and more〉〉

Slow Sessions

The slow sessions are brought to you by Ray Mulligan, Gavin & Moir Holmes, Alan & Linda Swift, and Ralph Pride They have been running these sessions at the National more〉〉

Shortis and Simpson

Shortis and Simpson are a Canberra-based cabaret duo that specialise in shows about history and politics in a way that is satirical, humorous, poignant, informative and unpredictable. They will be more〉〉

Set In Their Ways

‘Set In Their Ways’ is a lively adult Irish Set Dancing group from Canberra. Whether you come to listen or dance, the infectious rhythms of the music will have your more〉〉

Scott Cook and the Second Chances (Canada)

A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Canada’s Scott Cook has distilled the stories collected over a decade of near incessant touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia and more〉〉

The Sauerkrauts (Germany)

A yodellin´, thigh slappin’, lederhosen wettin´ dancefest of German music with The Beez´ Deta and Rob. Thrill to comic classics from Rammstein to Kraftwerk; tear off that dirndl and shake more〉〉


An award winning Celtic band, Saoirse bring beautiful Celtic music to a wide audience, promoting and organizing performances at venues all over Australia, offering a little bit of everything Celtic, more〉〉

The Sandy River Belles

The Sandy River Belles consist of Jenny Shimmin, banjo, fiddle & vocals, Jeri Foreman, fiddle & vocals & Gage Stead, Double Bass & vocals. They play old time & bluegrass more〉〉

The Royal High Jinx

The Royal High Jinx write, play and sing music inspired by European traditions, shaded with Hot Club/Manouche/ Klezmer, jazz and a pinch of classical virtuosity, while sporting a spectacular wardrobe more〉〉

Rowena Wise

Award-winning Melbourne songstress Rowena Wise has grown up with music, touring nationally and internationally from a young age in the Wise Family Band. Laying pop infused melodies, and rich, quirky more〉〉

Rob Cleary

Rob has never grown up and just does shows for kids. He presents a wacky roller-coaster ride of join in action songs, dances, and his famous kids’ parade. Special guest more〉〉

Rhys Davies The Trickster

Rhys Davies ‘The Trickster’ returns to Cobargo after running away to join a circus in New Zealand, with more sneaky tricks, cheeky jokes and hair. Lots more hair.

Psycho Zydeco

Sydney based Psycho Zydeco have established themselves at the forefront of the energetic uplifting style of music known as Zydeco. This music was originally born in the swamplands and bayou more〉〉

Prelude to a Kiss

A relaxing and intimate rendezvous with resonant cascades of instruments: voice, wind, brass, piano and strings. With deep mutual respect, these three highly experienced women spice contemporary songs with sensuous more〉〉

Peter Hicks

A Tasmanian based troubadour whose songs “have teeth”. Peter presents songs from a well-received new album, full of songs which challenge the powerful with grit and humour and singalong choruses!

Noisy Nonna in the Kitchen

Isabella & Matilda have a Nonna who cooks a lot, plays ukulele and sings. Interactive storytelling with the children playing kitchen utensil ‘instruments’ ina ‘kitchen band’ and Nonna (Georgina Adamson, more〉〉


“Mojo” is Garry Carson Jones, Shayne Jones and Sam Martin, recognized as one of the top entertaining bands on the far south coast.

Miriam Lieberman with Liz Frencham & Suzie Bishop

Singer songwriter Miriam Lieberman has been busy with her trio, touring her latest album release ‘Full Circle’. Having spent long periods of time studying with greats in West Africa, Miriam more〉〉

Michael Menager & Friends

California-born singer/songwriter Michael Menager has an ear for the common threads in our human experience: pitfalls and disappointments, insights and epiphanies. Michael is now based in Tantawangalo, Australia, where his more〉〉

Mica Lynnah

Mica Lynnah is a dancer, artist, community arts worker and performer with a background in creative movement and contemporary dance. She has performed and collaborated on various dance and theatre more〉〉

Mexico Lindo

Mexico Lindo was formed in 2011 to promote Mexican culture through dance. Reflecting the multicultural Australian society Mexico Lindo now integrates people from countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Australia and more〉〉

Maypole with Molly

Maypole with Molly audience participation sessions encourage children and adults to dance around the maypole or play percussion. Founder and accordionist, Erika Cleaver (Molly) has been an accompanist and leader more〉〉

Max Cullen

Max Cullen has been treading the boards for most of his life. He has received various awards for theatre, film and television. Possibly channelling Lennie Lower, he worked as a more〉〉

Martin Pearson

Martin is a strange mixture of comedy, folk and cabernet merlot. Not quite old enough to be a legend, he will continue to describe himself as a folkie out of more〉〉


Virtuosic, original and exciting, Malumba’s genre-defying music will take you on a sonic journey while making your toes tap and your heart soar. With hints of Klezmer melodies, wild jazz more〉〉

Lloyd Spiegel

Lloyd Spiegel is an artist on the cutting edge of the blues scene in Australia. Australian Guitar Magazine recently named him as one of the 50 top Australian guitarists of more〉〉

Les Poules à Colin (Canada)

Les Poules à Colin are a young band from Québec’s Lanaudière region famous for its traditional music: they learned their craft from the finest in the genre. On top of more〉〉

Lance and Gabrielle Mackey

Lance and Gabrielle Mackey have coordinated, taught and assisted with many Cajun dances, workshops, and classes at home, local dances and at a number of folk festivals, including the National more〉〉

Kerryn Fields

A performance from the charismatic Fields will expose those nerves that need airing, as she takes on the heavy lifting of diving into the human condition and exploring it thoroughly.

Kameruka Bush Orchestra

The Kameruka Bush Orchestra is a collective of traditional players, from the Bega Valley, interested in playing and promoting Australian dance tunes for the traditional Bush Dances. They performed for more〉〉

Jonathan Richman Experience

Jonathan Richman Experience (JRE) celebrates the music of one of rock’s most eccentric and unpredictable cult figures. Jonathan Richman is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected and childlike outlook, and music more〉〉

John Flanagan Trio

Combining 60s/70s folk singer/songwriter influences with a contemporary Americana/ bluegrass sound. In Feb 2016 John released his latest album, ‘There’s Another Way to Where You’re Going’ which was recorded inNashville more〉〉

Jasmine Beth

Jasmine Beth sings original folk tales inspired by poetry, plays, ancient myths, strange people and newspapers. Audiences enjoy her warm stage presence and engaging story telling. Jasmine was a finalist more〉〉

The Haniyami

The Haniyami is a local improvisational dance and movement troupe lead by Mica Lynnah. Out of the growing dance scene in the Bega Valley, this group challenges the boundaries between more〉〉

Glover & Sorrensen

Glover & Sorrensen are funny. In fact, with two stand-up comedians on stage at the same time, it’s twice as funny. With lots of improvisation, this show feeds off the more〉〉

Glenn Skuthorpe

Find the crossroads of blues, roots, country and folk and you will discover Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and international touring singer songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe with his guitar, mandolin, banjo and more〉〉

Gina Williams

Winner of the Indigenous Act of the Year for 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 (Western Australia Music Industry Awards), Gina connects with and captures audiences through the power of song. more〉〉

Genni Kane

This ARIA winning former Flying Emu brings the songs and the voice front and centre. Humorous and heartbreaking, she sings the stories that mark a lifetime of songwriting.


Gabadoo is a Yuin man, born and raised in Bermagui NSW. He has been creating hip hop, R & B and urban funk music for over ten years, and is more〉〉

Frankly Charlotte

Local identity Charlotte Lyngbye, has been performing in the Bega Valley and at Cobargo Folk Festival on and off for two decades, with jazz ensembles, a medieval quartet, folk and more〉〉

Fran Robertson

Many years of formal training have not extinguished Fran’s passion for dance. From traditional dance from around the world to tap and jazz, Fran just loves to dance.


FolkLines plays dance music for bush and colonial dances across the Southern Highlands and the Monaro. They have an extensive repertoire of collected Australian dances and music to go with more〉〉

The Figmentz

The Figmentz are a 4-piece band (bass, drums, keyboard and guitar) with the addition of the Fairley Savage horns from VCA in Melbourne plus the dynamic vocals of Colleen Spillane more〉〉

Evita Storyteller

Evita Storyteller is an internationally respected traditional storyteller and performance poet. Her specialty is crafting stories that connect to all people, young and old, that implicitly invite listeners to think more〉〉

Enda Kenny & Dave O’Neill

Enda Kenny is an Irish-born songwriter who has made his home in Melbourne since the late 1980’s. His thoughtful, descriptive stories of his adoptive homeland have struck a chord with more〉〉

Djembe Forte

Djembe Forte is a drumming and dance group that plays West African rhythms. The dances they perform are from Guinea and are deeply rooted in the village tradition. Hailing from more〉〉

Danny Spooner

Danny Spooner’s passion is the expression of British and Australian culture through folk music. Internationally respected, Danny has entertained audiences for more than 50 years, sharing his immense repertoire of more〉〉

Daniel Champagne

Born and raised in the Bega Valley, this talented young musician makes a welcome return from his current home in the US.

Corinne Gibbons & Tim Gaze

Corinne and Tim have been working together since the early ’90s and have enjoyed songwriting and performing their unique style of acoustic guitar and vocal music both here and overseas. more〉〉

Corey Legge

Corey Legge plays heartfelt acoustic folk and pop, drawing influence from growing up on the beautiful Far South Coast of NSW. Corey’s music is rich, honest, and warm, with intricate more〉〉

Chloe & Jason Roweth

Songs, yarns, dance music and poems of the kitchen, verandah, shearers’ huts, and pub, convict, rebel and bushranger songs, songs from the wars, songs fighting for peace. The Roweths have more〉〉

Candelo Songwriters’ Club

Melanie said, “Hey Phil! Wanna come to Songwriters? We send out a word, you write a song with it, then we meet at my place and play our songs. This more〉〉

Bunch of Keys (Ceili Band)

A motley collection of trad musos who have all found themselves living on the south coast of NSW, members of Bunch of Keys have played in sessions and for ceilis more〉〉

Bruce Mathiske

Internationally recognised as a maestro of the guitar, Bruce’s warmth, virtuosity and humour have spellbound audiences all over the globe. He enthrals audiences with infectious rhythms, fiery fretwork from far more〉〉

The Blue Ruins

Kate, Allan and Aidan AKA The Blue Ruins, one of Australia’s hardest working blues acts in Australia, are back for one festival only with some new material, an extra member more〉〉

Black Mountain String Band

A celebration of string band music, where the fiddles and voices harmonise with the rhythms of the banjo, guitar and double bass. It’s an eclectic blend of Appalachia, Cajun, Tex-Mex more〉〉

Bill Jackson with Pete Fidler

Melbourne Singer-Songwriter Bill Jackson tours exclusively with Pete Fidler, one of Australia’s finest dobro/resonator players. Bill has recently released ‘The Wayside Ballads Vol 2’ through Laughing Outlaw Records and been more〉〉

Barefoot Salsa

Earthy and passionate, take off your shoes, loosen up those hips and be surprised how quickly you will fall in love with Rachel Murphy’s innovative approach to Salsa! Workshop suitable more〉〉

The Northern Folk

A huge hit at last year’s Festival, they’re back by popular demand. Hailing from Albury, and now based in Melbourne, The Northern Folk are a collective of eleven musical talents, more〉〉

Annie Bryant

Storyteller and children’s songwriter, Annie Bryant, takes you on a musical story journey through the garden, around the farm and into the Australian bush. Annie’s heartwarming stories and sing-along family more〉〉