Open Season Band

ARTIST

Excited to see them return to the Mountain, with their distinctive style - some great pickers here! Boot stompin', hootin' and hollerin', good old-fashioned fun, a mix of traditional and modern country. They have a great clip-just out-with their latest song! (its a beauty) find them on Spotify- our Bony Mountain Backdrop-in the clip! Book your spot now! This Brisbane group are developing a big following! They took Tamworth by storm! don't miss them!

Warwick Pipe Thistle Band

PIPE BAND-

Bony Mountain has certain elements that make it special - and the Warwick Pipe Thistle Band is one. They are an iconic part of the festival. It is traditional they do a march in - pipes piping, drummers drumming, splendid in their tartan kilts, and often all lit up! They bring so much each and every year. We appreciate their effort, their playing and their dedication. They are off to the world famous - Edinburgh Festival this year! how very exciting!

Norma O'Hara Murphy

President/Coordinator

Norma invites you all to join her at her place! Soak up the bush and all it has to offer. The perfect retreat, for a lay back, relaxed week. Photo of Norma with the Winning Award for (Cattle Dog) with Slim back in 2003 it was to be Slims last! This year Norma will perform again. this veteran of more than 40 years- with plans to record a new album in 2024. Norma has been described as a national treasure and has won many awards- an Aria finalist- several Golden Guitars, Australian Celtic Artist of the year in 2014 and many more. Norma's story is a long one, but after forty + years Norma is happy to be retired from touring. Bony Mountain Festival is the one event that keeps inspiring & keeps Norma going! ! And the only place fans can catch a (live performance) from this much loved Songwriter. Norma's brand new single (Kosciusko) now released with the Video Clip-on UTUBE- the new Album (Rodeo Collection) volume two-out now- via Checked Label Services. Or an autographed CD copy available on Nor,ma's Web Site-www.normaoharamurphy.com

THE COADS- Phil & Chris

Country/Duo

THE COADS- an extra branch of this amazing musical family- This will be their second visit to Bony Mountain. These two run a very successful Country Music Festival near Bundaberg. They play covers- all your country favourites- and are all set to entertain our fabulous crowd again in 2024.

Mick Angeles

UKULELE MASTER /PERFORMER

Mick Angeles is a long-time member of our Bony Mountain crew. He has been running ukulele workshops and entertaining us with his wonderful music for many years. His fabulous teaching skills have started many on a musical journey. And after his uke classes all week he still manages to give us a song or two. Don’t miss the Sunday performance put on by his many students. Don’t forget to bring your ukelele!

Brian Stitt

ARTIST /SONGWRITER

Brian is a one of a kind. He started his musical career late in life, but don't be fooled, he is a creative grass roots singer/songwriter who really draws in a crowd. He is one of the best. His song -Corn, Potatoes & Sheep is a classic. Really got our crowd going last year! plays a cool banjo! Norma & Brian have recorded a new version of the Gold Guitar winning (Just an old cattle dog) -a classic, & will perform it live in 2024.

Errol Gray

Errol is part of the Bony Mountain family- here at the Mountain, always good for a laugh with his crazy songs about Handbags, Dunny Rolls, Centrelink and many, many more. Settle back and enjoy this unique Aussie character in the perfect bush setting! Every morning from Friday on- part of the bush brekkie with Gary Fogarty!

Gary Fogarty

Bush Poet

Gary is our Anchor man-our bush poet and all round good bloke. He has run the Bush Breaky at Bony Mountain for several years now ! Get your morning coffee & settle in for some great yarns, poems and much more! He takes it all in great humour-including the Doggie Parade- all the slip ups I make- with Program changes etc!

Ged & Trudy Hintz

ARTIST

Ged & Trudy have been coming to the Mountain since we began. A popular duo-Songwriters/performers- on the road all year- and a crowd favorite! They are releasing a brand new single this year, this talented pair are back with a new Album. Their latest release is - Gum Tree Waltz -! I also love Trudy's album- Songs My Mother Sang! its a cracker!

UKULELE SCHOOL

MICK ENGELES

Micks Ukulele School has grown beyond all expectations! He is also a valuable Performer every year gives his best! A very talented bloke! The Ukulele School kicks off on Tuesday-17th -our gates open Monday 16th-the Ukulele School runs all week! Al welcome -register at HQ on arrival. Mick does have spare Ukulels -or we can arrange to have some extra there!

The Bony Mountain Boys with Andy Redfern

Artists

The Bony Mountain Boys make their first appearance as our resident Band. Consisting of several Members- a bunch of (old pros) featuring Banjo/Guitar/Vocals/Fiddle and much more. Colourful characters-with a mix of Bluegrass/Country/Hillbilly music that comes from the mountains! the valleys! the outback & beyond!

Barleyshakes

Celtic Band

A real taste of Ireland - born in Ireland brewed in Australia - their take on it. Get out your dancing shoes, your party hats and your tissues. We welcome them to Bony Mountain, they will cover all your favourite Irish songs! Have a great version of Whiskey in the Jar. A classic Celtic Band featuring some great fiddle! A classic bush dance! will feature as part of their weekend performances!

Norma O'Hara Murphy

President/Coordinator

A fabulous Celtic group-Irish fiddle-Irish songs- headed up by Alan Kelly-a dynamic/energetic bunch to get your feet tapping & your heart pumping!

JC & THE TREE

FOLK/ARTISTS

These two were a big hit last year! And really bring the (Folk) elemant to our Festival! Two very talented perfortmers-with lovely vocals, and some great acoustic playing! Not to mention the wonderful fiddle!

OPEN SEASON

Grass roots/Bluegrass/Country /Folk

Such a delightful mix of instruments/vocals/some great original songs-these boys are fabulous! We are excited to welcome them back for 2024. Photo from their 2024 Tamworth Performances!

ALAN CASWELL

Songwriter/recording artist

Al is an old mate-and one of our most successful Singer/Songwriters-a prolific Songwriter- keeps churning out great songs- this year he was inducted into the Roll of Reknown- in Tamworth. Alan and I years ago as finalists in (Best group or Duo_ we recorded Sorry if I'm Dancing too close! approx 1988?

INTERNATIONAL DANCE GROUP

University Students!

We are hoping to secure an exciting Dance Troupe-based in Brisbane! not confirmed yet-but hoping to secure these fabulous /colourful Dancers !

STEVE PASSFIELD

Sound Engineer/Guitarist

This is one of our most valuable team members- Steve makes us all sound fantastic! love working with this bloke! Also a fine entertainer/performer in his own right. Always great to know he is out the front!

Norma O'Hara Murphy

Co Ordinator./creator

There are several sides to this Songwriter/Storyteller- -her love for the Celtic/Irish flavours have shone through over the years- and Norma continues to write & produce these gems! - in view of this ,Norma will be performing a Celtic set- having being awarded Australian Celtic Artist of the year-back in 2014- This is a side we don't often see.

NORMA -TOURING

Singer/Songwriter

Norma did several International tours- including UK/China/Japan/Ireland /London This photo of Norma & Son Ben- in China-the photo here-in a magnificent theatre! with several big shows- one in a basketball stadium -over 10,000 -we got used to huge crowds- in Sasebo at the USA Navel base- more like 20,000 -it was an amazing trip.

THE BARLEYSHAKES

Celtic Band/Duo

We are having a scaled back version of Barleyshakes this year! The duo- of Alan Kelly & Kirstin - but I know it will be very special- Alan Kelly born in Dublin-is the real mcCoy! and Kirstin makes the fiddle sing! We can expect some great Irish classics-great jigs & reels and so much more!