Bony Mountain Folk Festival

20-21-22 September 2024
http://s5.voscast.com:8588

  • ARTISTS FOR 2024

  • OPEN SEASON

  • BARLEYSHAKES

  • GARY FOGARTY

  • STEVE PASSFIELD

  • ALICE BENFER

  • GED & TRUDY HINTZ

  • ALAN CASWELL

  • MICK ANGELES

  • NORMA O'HARA MURPHY




LINKS TO THE 2024 FESTIVAL INFORMATION:

ABOUT THE BONY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL  PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL- REGIONAL ARTS FUND- QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT 
BONY MOUNTAIN RADIO-  LINK ABOVE! 
ARTISTS 202
4  go to ARTISTS PAGE 

PROGRAM- TBA

MAKE A BOOKING- go to BOOKINGS  or phone- 0493 079 039

HAVE QUESTIONS, OR NEED INFO ABOUT CAMPING? GO TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WANT TO HEAR WHAT NORMA HAS BEEN UP TO? VISIT LATEST NEWS TO CATCH UP ON THE GOSSIP!

TO APPLY TO BE A PERFORMER, STALLHOLDER OR VOLUNTEER, PLEASE SELECT THE APPROPRIATE FORM FROM THE APPLICATION FORMS DROPDOWN MENU!



The Festival site needs extra hands!

Coordinator/President

Lots of Garden jobs to be done! anyone who enjoys Gardening/watering/weeding/ we've had lots of rain- lots of growth, also mulching is another job! We do have Accom here- or pull in with your Caravan? & if you are in the area/passing through? well pop in for a few days- we'd love to see you! And any Volunteers are gauranteed free entry at Festival time!

THE FESTIVAL DATES ARE SAME

Volunteers?

My horses are all doing well! my little Brumby mare (Dolly) supposedly in foal? but might be just fat? All the rain we are having is amazing! so much grass-so lots of mowing! I guess Tamworth is all done & dusted- I hope it all went well! I know quite a few who attended the Elvis Festival too? I wondered why they changed their date? Our Bony Mountain dates are always the same- we follow Nanango- September 20-21-22 our gates open on 16th! The Ukulele School kicks off on Tuesday! goes all week!

ART CLASSES- & SHOPS!UKULELE SCHOOL

BONY MOUNTAIN BAZAAR

We invite you all to check out Bony Mountain Bazaar-at the Festival this year! All pre loved clothing-some new stock! but gaurantee lots of exciting stuff! And ART CLASSES- every day-if you are like me .I've been wanting to get into art classes! here is your chance! This is an original canvas! created by one of our Volunteers! Our reknowned Ukulele School with Mick, runs all week! do come & join us! BOOK NOW

CAMPING-OUR CAMP SITES

APPROX 50 ACRES

A lot of you have your favourite Camp! so booking is advised to get in! PayPal is connected again go to BOOKINGS. Our Doggie Parade is on Sunday- with lots of prizes/ribbons/it is very popular! Our Fire Drums will be burning! The catering at Bony Mountain is great Country cooking- Please BYO chairs our big new Marquee is all undercover- Rain/Hail/or shine! we love spoiling our crowd! Our main Festival kicks off Friday morning- & the music flows through til Sunday evening! when we wind down with a farewell concert! Campers usually depart on Monday-

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January has been another great month for rain, although very hot! our hottest I think?  But the rain ensures all is green, the horses are fat, my garden is loving it, the trees,the corridors, all looking fabulous! I must get some new photos up-  Got a great bunch of Volunteers here! enjoying the company & the progress, Wonderful to see my gardens all weeded & looking amazing!  We will be planting more Agapanthus! my Margerite Daisy flowering! And the little native shrubs coming along!  Jacko- our resident Cockatoo (cannot fly) ? so he now has a new tree in his big cage!  Big branches off a River Gum- Cannot believe how fast Xmas went!  loved Christmas with the family- always fantastic! making memories!  So to our Bony Mountain family- our Artists- our Volunteers-our mates, and all our supporters! hope you all had a simply super Christmas & we leap into 2024! 
  Luv you all Norma xxxx
Three generations- Norma-Daughters -Niki & Michelle & Grand daughter Sarah! -  Norma with Rodeo Queens! & the Big Red Truck! 

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL- REGIONAL ARTS FUND & QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT.

OCTOBER NEWS - (scroll down)

Our local Mayor (Vic Pennissi) King of the kids-onstage with over 80 students from Wheatvale-Warwick & surrounds! This choir perform every year, big thanks to their fearless leader Jayne Shelley.

REGIONAL ARTS FUND

REGIONAL ARTS FUNDING

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT FROM -REGIONAL ARTS FUND FOR 2023 -IT WAS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED & ALLOWED US TO PUT ON ONE OF OUR BEST FESTIVALS!

SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL

MAYOR & COUNCILLORS -THANK YOU !

OUR LOCAL COUNCIL HAVE SUPPORTED US FROM DAY ONE! BACK IN 2011 THEY STEPPED UP WITH ADVICE-SUPPORT & WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL -IT IS VITAL FOR OUR EVENT- BOTH FOR NOW & INTO THE FUTURE.

OUR VOLUNTEERS- OUR HEADQUARTERS AT THE FESTIVAL

WE REMEMBER OUR PATRON- GRAHAM BUCHNER!

OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE GOLD! THE HEART OF THE FESTIVAL! SANDY & JUDE ON THE JOB .

Norma O'Hara Murphy

Presenter/consultant

It was Norma's dream to hold a Festival on her property & invite everyone! Well I guess that worked out! This very talented Australian needs no introduction to many country music fans in Australia having won several Gold Guitars, plus many other accolades. Still writing & recording but live performances are rare! Bony Mountain is one place you can always see Norma (live) -

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We had beautiful rain-since November- still raining now in February!  at Bony Mountain! great weather, and rain, beautiful rain! So the garden has gone mad- lots of birds, bottle brush flowering, honey myrtles, the birds are loving all that. Lots of garden jobs, plantings , mulching, the horses are going well, I have been involved in the battle for the brumbies, our poor old brumbies, cannot believe what is happening! But there are a solid group of us, all fighting hard!  I'm doing what I do, written a song (Kosciusko) also a video clip-to get the message out there. Available on Utube- (check it out) we try to educate people on what is going on? If you are interested go to my new web site-www.bonymountainbrumbies.com  It is much more than just about our Heritage horses, it covers the Pioneers, the History ,with stories & photos from the 1800s. I have two little Kosciusko mares, Brandy & Dolly- with Dolly due to foal soon.  All the dry & the bush fires seem so far away now! A field of poppies ! 


Phil Buddle

President/Coordinator

Phil has been involved in Community Radio for a few years! He has spent years as a professional Sound Engineer- as Norma's Tour Manager/Soundman. Phil enjoys a wide range of music- he is the Programmer & we have a huge Library.

Donnie Maher

Presenter/Coordinator

Donnie has over 25 years in Community Radio- President of Rainbow FM in Warwick- he is a dedicated Country music tragic! He presents several shows a week- Friday from 8am- Sunday 8AM- a totally Country mix- of Bush Balladeers- Celtic & Country mostly Australian.

John Elliot

Presenter/Coordinator/Tech support

John is a retired law enforcement officer- is also a past President of RainbowFM in Warwick for over 25 years. John enjoys more of a middle of the road mix- 60s-70s- Rock and pop. Saturday from 12-til 3pm- showtime- bringing a great mix of hits- John has a wide knowlege of the music & a huge library of all sorts of music! but also appreciates Country.

Norma O'Hara Murphy

Presenter

Bony Mountain Radio was created to compliment Bony Mountain Festival - and support the Artists who perform. Norma presents a real mix of mostly Australian artists/Songwriters/Celtic Bands/Country Bands/new releases- Bush poetry-comedy Norma tries to feature artists & music you will not hear anywhere else! As well as some Aussie classics-