Festival of Small Halls
The Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours produced by the Woodford Folk Festival in partnership with other festivals, and local community, that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two large festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls all over Australia. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home and Abroad into their towns, and a way of exploring this vast country in the spirit of hospitality and great fun. The artist line-up for Small Halls will always be at least one Australian artist and one International touring artist, who play music of exceptional quality and heart. They’ve been chosen for the tour not only because of their beautiful songs or tunes, but because they connect with the people they play for, whether through storytelling, the ability to tell a good joke (or a truly terrible one), their wonderful warmth and their real interest in visiting places a little off the beaten track. Each night of the tour is hosted by the local community, so it’s also a chance for a town to show off their warmest welcome and most enthusiastic audiences. Copy thanks to https://www.facebook.com/festivalofsmallhalls.
The final night of the Festival of Small Halls was held at the Mt Mee Community Hall. The hall shone that evening and goodies from the less “industrial” industries (music as opposed to produce) rang out around the mountain.
A wonderful night was had by all residents and visitors alike. Looking forward to the next festival!
Images thanks to the Festival of Small Halls and Neil Cook.