Folk on the Water 2021

Folk On The Water 2021
15th – 17th October
presented by Hillarys Boat Harbour
in conjunction with WA Folk Federation

This year the Festival was expanded to Saturday and Sunday. Featuring folk and acoustic acts from WA. Once again there were be 2 stages to showcase the variety of talent that we have here in WA as well as troops of Morris Dancers around the Boardwalks.
Below are some pictures.
Saturday on the Boardwalk Stage Marlee Morris is an energetic mixed gender Cotswold/Border Morris dancing side. The name Marlee is the Noongar indigenous word for the Black Swan which is a symbol of Western Australia.
JimJam Trio is a fun-loving and versatile multi-instrumental vocal harmony group ranging from a jazzy-folky blues style to full on Rock and Roll.

Mad Tatters Morris are dancers and musicians who perform traditional dances from the English villages along the Welsh Borders.

Sabrina Ives is a 20-year-old, Singer/Songwriter from Perth Western Australia. Sabrina’s original music is folk based, with Irish/Welsh Celtic tones.

Bev Abela Band tells the stories behind the songs of love, loss and life, there will be tears and laughter, but she will cradle you softly with her warm voice, lush melodies and unique sense of humour. Bev Abela – vocals, guitar. Max John – Drums. Nick Northcott – Guitar

Gallus Ceilidh Band is a Scottish Ceilidh Dance band with a difference. We mash traditional jigs, reels and waltzes with modern rock and dance tunes to create something unique for Perth, a ceilidh rock band

Saturday on the Homegrown Stage Sunday on the Boardwalk Stage
Thanks must go to John Ralph who organised the acts for the festival. We must also thank Deb, Diana, Terry & Ed who ran around all weekend herding the musicians, carting gear & keeping an eye on the green room. The Emerald Trio play good time Irish and Scottish Folk music as well as Bluegrass and Acoustic classics.
Jenny Gaunt is a songwriter and musician from Perth, Australia. Her folk/alternative style has been described as “hauntingly beautiful” but also carries elements of social justice and a slight incredulity. Performing with musicians Ashley Wheeler (double bass) and Emily Verscheur (violin).

Martin & Coole are an acoustic folk duo showcasing the songs and harmony singing of Jonathan Cope and Emma Birkett. Their repertoire focuses on folk, swing, and blues genres, mostly writing their own material that tell local stories, plus interpretations of traditional and classic tunes when performing live. Jonathan Cope – vocals, Guitar, Cittern, Mandolin. Emma Birkett – vocals, ukele. Rueben Cope – Keys

The Rambling Bilbies
present a variety of unplugged style of music genre hopping from self-penned contemporary ballads through to almost all styles including acoustic folk/rock, blues, Celtic, ballads, Oz, Country/folk, jazz, etc. Rob Oats – Vocals & 6 & 9 string Guitars. Jill Oats – Flute, Clarinet & vocals. Amanda Myers – Violin

Natalie D-Napoleon is a singer-songwriter and award-winning poet from Fremantle, Australia, who has spent the last decade touring and performing in the United States.