FACES ON THE MOUNTAIN! TO BE ON DISPLAY!

HILL BILLY GOATS -MANFRED CAPTURES THE MAGIC!

OUR ARTISTS- OUR LINE UP 2019.

As usual a fabulous variety of Songwriters- Bands- Poets-Celtic Dancers- three great Bands this year- & brand new this year- our Heritage displays- Blacksmith Shop- complete with a local Blacksmith- and Teamster Drover- with a genuine Drovers Camp- Two sessions daily- over the weekend. Great home cooking- our new Wallaby Cafe- catering for our crowd-good old Irish stew & Damper-The Shack- with hot Breakfasts- top fillet steaks- and Bush Camp Cafe with Roasts on a spit- on Saturday night only. Sunday night- our big Camp Oven cook up- and all star- Finale- featuring our fabulous Ukulele Bands- remember our Ukulele School runs all week!  And our Doggie Parade will be on Sunday- pack the costumes!  Cheers Norma xxx 

 

MANFRED VIJARS- OUR PHOTOGRAPHER HAS CREATED-  FACES ON THE MOUNTAIN!  This will be on display this year at Wallaby Cafe. 

  • GARY FOGARTY

    Our wonderful Master of Ceremonies- MC-Gary is our rock every year-kicks off the Bush Breaky- and tells yarns-poetry- keeps everything rolling. On every morning from 9AM.

  • LAURA DOWNING

    It is Laura's very first Bony Mountain- and we look forward to her performances through the weekend. With a new album-one song I wrote for her- I am excited to welcome this proud Aussie artist.

  • STRING LOADED

    Saw this group at Celtic Awards in Glen Innes-a very talented family Band-from Newcastle way- with two great fiddlers- bringing old classics- new flavour to some amazing Irish/Scottish blend. All weekend

  • HILL BILLY GOATS

    Saturday night only. They are one of the most exciting Groups on the circuit-original and entertaining presenting their music & their songs with a passion.

  • WARWICK PIPE THISTLE BAND

    Our wonderful local Pipe Band-since our beginning in 2011 this Band have supported us-and grown with us. We have seen a big surge in popularity of our Heritage-through Celtic music. Their march in every year is a highlight!

  • CAPE BYRON CELTIC DANCERS

    This world class group are also part of our story here. They have grown with us and are always a big feature here at Bony Mountain! Australian Celtic Dance Group for 2019- congratulations!

  • PAUL PIXIE JENKINS

    With a bunch of Gold Guitars- We are so privileged to feature this bloke! A master fiddler-master of Entertainment & a regular at Bony Mountain. Pix brings a feast of great music- and this year has a brand new album to show off! Australian Celtic Awards- Male-Celtic Artist for 2019- congratulations Pix ! Here All weekend.

  • SLIM DUSTY -OUR HERO

    We honoured Slim in 2018-but we will celebrate the man & the music every year here at Bony Mountain! Come see our big Sandstone -for Slim-walk through the Exhibition. A magnificent Sandstone-dating back to the Jurassic period- a very real piece of our History! just like Slim!

  • ERROL GRAY

    This bloke is as Aussie as it gets! and gives us a good laugh to kick off each day! with his tales of Centre link- Handbags-even Cushions! Every morning at Bush Breaky- from 10AM-

  • UKULELE GROUP -2018

    Our Ukulele School is very popular- and grows every year! Here they are all onstage on Sunday performing! Mick Angeles will run his School again -from Tuesday- our gates open Monday 16th.

  • UNCLE ARTHUR & BUNYA BILL

    These two made us all laugh last year- with gags & classic Australian songs-traditional music! they will be here all weekend!

  • MANFRED VIJARS (Manny)

    A Gold Guitar winner- Songwriter/Poet- also our official Photographer and resident Poet/story teller- Manny is a man of many talents-who is well & truly part of our team. Bush Breaky & all weekend.

  • KEITH JAMIESON & FAMILY

    A Gold Guitar Winner- One of Australia's top Balladeers-Keith & Alisha and their beautiful Caitlyn- are certainly a wonderful package. They will feature all over the weekend.

  • NORMA O'HARA MURPHY

    Our hostess-and Coordinator- happens to be one of Australia's finest- five times Golden Guitar winner & many other Awards. Norma will launch her latest album! over the weekend.

  • THE COFFEE CUPS

    Kevin & the Coffee Cups are a great blend of Bluegrass-Folk-Country & thoroughly nice bunch of people who obviously love their coffee! They will do night performances from Monday-Tuesday-Weds- Thursday. so you will be spoilt this year!

  • WAYNE ISBISTER

    Wayne is Walk Up Program Coordinator- and will be there to provide backing for anybody who needs it! we also have a backing band to support our Walk Up artists. Walk Up Program starts Tuesday morning- 9AM

  • SANDY LEWIS & BLAZER

    Sandy has been with us from day one- and will be one of our special guest hosts- throughout the week ! Blazer is Mascot for local Rural Fire Brigade.

  • OUR BLACKSMITH

    Des Bosworth is putting on a Blacksmith exhibition- two sessions daily- plus a wonderful collection of Broad Axes. Two daily sessions- Sat & Sunday

  • JIM WILLIAMS

    This Songwriter writes great songs-not strictly country-but has written some classics-his first visit to The Mountain- will be on all weekend!

  • OPEN SEASON

    These boys are a great party mix- some great pickers-fiddle-vocals- banjo and that real down to earth music! They hail from Brisbane but via the world! Friday night.

  • GREAT TUCKER

    One of the stars of the show this year-hands down-will be the great tucker- the fillet steaks- the Irish Stew-the Camp Oven cooking on Sunday- and Spit Roasts on Sat night. The usual Morning & Afternon teas- & Mr Whippy !

  • NIKI & SARAH - HQ

    We welcome Niki (number one Daughter) Niki will run Head Quarters this year- with Terri- our Secretary. We realise our HQ is the face-of the Festival- our Gate Keeper-Phillip- our Parking Guru- Paul- we have a great team. Sarah-currently in Canada may not be back.

  • ERROL GRAY

    Errol is a regular- starts our days with a good laugh. With his songs about Centrelink- Handbags & all that important everyday stuff? We welcome him back- every morning at Bush Breaky! from 10am.

  • NORMA O'HARA MURPHY

    Norma - launching album number 15- the picture above- on tour 3 years ago- Biloela on a special night- signing for the fans! Norma launches her latest masterpiece -on Thursday night- Bony Mountain Festival is her baby-and always a very rewarding time! Thursday from 6pm-

THE WILD SCOTSMAN- MCPHERSON - QLD BUSHRANGER 1866

There was a Queensland Bushranger who raged about up in the Nanango area- may have come down this way! But he was known as one of our Qld Bushrangers back in 1866. So this year we are inviting all the Bushrangers- to join us -to explore his cave- find his treasure & hear his story.  As usual there will be free activities for the (tin lids) and a Treasure hunt- and be sure to dressthe part if you wish!  

OUR BIGGEST LINE UP SO FAR!

Hard to top last year-but I reckon we will-because this year we have our wonderful Mobile Exhibition-(Slim Dusty) with Dudley & family- bigger & brighter- our Heritage displays- Blacksmith- Teamster/Drover- (the real deal) no pretend stuff here. Billy Tea & Damper-early in the week- and our new WALLABY CAFE- opens to give you all your own Dining Room! All home cooked meals- and a little piece of History- have your photo taken in (OLD WARWICK TOWN) display- as part of our Wallaby Cafe! pretend you lived in the 1800s! Our Heritage Festival-will be on 2020 next Easter-April-during Heritage week- we'll have Flyers at Bony Mountain !        

CAMP OVEN COOK UP-ON OUR LAST NIGHT!

Camp ovens will feature on our last night-as we say farewell for another year! after so many highlights it always leaves us a bit flat on Monday when you all leave! so we are going to treat you with a special feast this year! Camp Ovens/Hot Damper/Irish Stew/Bread & Butter Pudding/and Dumplings -topped off with some Mulberry Mull Wine- at our Bush Camp Cafe!  on Sunday night.  Blush Foundation- got the coin from our Mull Wine last year! all proceeds from that will go to Blush Breast Care Nurses - again in 2019. 

So don't miss that! 

A CELTIC FEAST FOR 2019 FESTIVAL

A Celtic feast indeed- for 2019- with our Celtic Dancers-our Feature Band- String Loaded. An Award winning family group- featuring two amazing fiddlers! and some classic songs! With tartans-kilts & a wonderful blend of Scotland-Ireland they are a feast for our senses! Our Balladeers for 2019 are Keith Jamieson & Alisha- & catlyn- and the Bushranger himself- John Smith. Warwick Pipe Thistle Band will feature as always-and always a crowd favourite! with members ranging from very young- with some founding members- who all look magnificent & do us proud every year! The band are all in this photo with Anne & Dianne & I- all at the dedication of the stone!(shown below) Pretty hard to top this year with our Slim Dusty theme! but our 2019 Program will have some very special Bands & artists. We will introduce Jim Williams (Songwriter)- Songwriters & a breath of fresh air into the music scene! Also on Friday night- a brand new Band- ( Open Season ) 6 piece Bluegrass/Celtic/Country/folk  and will rock the Mountain for 2019. Introducing our exciting new faces- (String Loaded) a family band featuring two gorgeous young fiddlers!  Pixie will also present his new Celtic Album & blow your socks off!  more details soon  

The Dragon/Fire Lizard - & the big Goanna topped the pops this year! 

Somehow to me the Slim Dusty theme & the Celtic music go hand in hand. And Slim was very proud of his Irish Heritage as we all are-because it has given us this gift of music! and that truly is something to celebrate!

CAPE BYRON CELTIC DANCERS- just completed some massive tour dates with Murphy's Pigs- and reaching new heights with their performance! we are honoured to present them once again for our 2019 Festival.