Festival Reports

41st Top Half Review by Gareth Evans

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As I awoke bleary eyed and rolled out of my swag on the cold, crisp morning of the Queens Birthday Monday I suddenly realised that the Top Half Folk Festival was over for another year. The weekend had flown by in a blur of folk music and whiskey and it was time to pack up the hire car and make the weary trip from Glen Helen to Alice Springs and once again face the real world. The Top Half Folk Festival is held alternately in Central Australia (Glen Helen) and the Top End (Mary River) and this year it was the “bottom half’s” turn. Showcasing some of the Northern Territory’s best established...

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Centralian Advocate Feature THFF 2011

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A Musical Recipe From around Australia, they came. Old friends meeting old friends, old friends making new friends. Bathed in a winter sun, locals shared their vibrant backyard with visitors and performers, who in turn, shared their talents with appreciative audiences. On a cool breeze, the warm and rhythmical blend of stringed instruments, piano accordions, bodhrans and harmonica’s echoed along the walls of the Western MacDonnell Ranges. A wonderful generational mix, combined in their love of music, fun and friendship. This is what the Top Half Folk Festival brings to Glen Helen and Central...

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41st Top Half Folk Festival Newsletter

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41st Top Half Folk Festival Glen Helen 10 – 13 June 2011 Once again Alice Springs is hosting the Top Half Folk Festival over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend at Glen Helen Resort. There is a full weekend’s entertainment and people can either opt to spend the whole weekend there starting on the Friday evening and coming back to town on the Monday or elect to go out just for the day. Full weekend tickets cost $90 which includes breakfasts and all entertainment. Daily Tickets are $40. The resort will be looking after all our culinary and refreshment needs with specials available each day. Some of...

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Top Half Folk Festival 2011 Newsletter

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Festival Newsletter March 2011

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Top Half Festival 2009 Report

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39th Top Half Folk Festival Frid. 5th June-Mon. 8th June 2009 The Top Half Folk Festival was held on the above dates at Glen Helen Resort. The headline act for the weekend was John Williamson who performed for an hour on the Saturday night feature concert and also in an hour’s solo concert on the Sunday afternoon. Both performances were very appreciably received by an audience made up of both local Alice Springs residents and a number of interstate visitors. John received a standing ovation for his Sunday afternoon concert and overall was well received throughout the weekend The weekend...

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Top Half Festival 2009

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  The Top Half Times – 39th Top Half Festival 2009 Reports: CAFS09 Program January Newsletter 2009 Report Comments about 39th Top Half Folk Festival Dear Scott , Davie , Ian and Don, thanks very much for the good fun over the weekend, it was a great weekend and a perfect antidote to the “GFC”. One thing about having so many Scotsmen there is that the Bar would have had record takings and and the organisers of the Festival will be able to negotiate an even better deal with Glen Helen next time. Thank you all for your hospitality that I enjoyed at various stages over the...

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