Meet the Bands
DJ Podgee - 11:30 AM
DJ Podgee has a huge Irish following in Sydney. Rated as ‘Sydney's Best Irish DJ’, DJ Podgee has held residencies in Scruffy Murphy's, The Mean Fiddler and many other Irish venues in Sydney.
Patrick currently holds weekly residencies at Star Bar, The Albion, PBH and the Tea Gardens Hotel.
DJ Podgee's style is a unique blend of uplifting mashups and remixes.
Strawberries and Cabbage - 12:30 PM
Strawberries and Cabbage are a Sydney based upbeat Irish folk band, comprising of Cara Kavanagh from County Wexford and Mark Oats all the way from Surry Hills. They have both become well-known faces around the Irish scene in Sydney, playing at many of the popular Irish pubs, as well as Irish events such as The Rose of Tralee Ball and The St. Patrick's Day Committee Christmas Ball.
On special days like this which call for more of a celebration, a heartier meal is required. Strawberries and Cabbage have added Mash and Gravy to the menu.
Gravy being the mighty Jeff DeArujo on drums, and Mash being Lindsay Martin, the second best fiddle player in the band.
Let’s all enjoy the feast!
Blackwater - 1:30 PM
Blackwater is a traditional Irish Trio. With Suzie Toomey on vocals, tin whistle & piano accordion, P.J. Cullen on guitar & vocals and Fiona McVicar on fiddle.
Blackwater has been playing around Sydney for many years and has played an integral part in entertaining the Sydney Irish community at pubs and various functions.
Check out www.blackwateririshband.com.au to find out where you can catch the band.
On behalf of Blackwater we would like to wish you all a very happy St Patrick’s Day weekend and we hope to see you soon at one of our gigs.
Medusa's Wake - 2:30 PM
Madusa’s Wake is fronted by Eddie Lawlor from Tipperary with all other members hailing from Australia.
They have been described as a love child of Australia's Roaring Jack and Ireland's own The Pogues. Their original debut album Rascals & Rogues has garnered rave reviews here in Australia and in America & Europe with regular radio time in all countries.
Songs that are sure to have you lifting your beer and dancing in no time.
The Chris Harper Experience - 3:30 PM
Chris Harper started out his career playing Bass Guitar in the rock band “The La Barrons” for 8 years. After gaining significant success on the Glasgow music scene Chris decided to branch out and move onto Guitar and Vocals, in order to experiment with different types of genres. As a solo artist, he then became known as “The Chris Harper Experience” which is a mix between indie folk/rock music.
“The Chris Harper Experience” has been gaining momentum over the last year with frequent gigs in the U.K and Australia, with a notable mention in the ‘Australian Songwriters Society’ magazine for his single “The Bad Things' and with an appearance at the sold out TEDX SYDNEY show,
The Bottlers - 4:30 PM
The Bottlers are a nine-piece, all acoustic folk punk band hailing from Sydney.
Drawing life breath from not only the traditionally folk fuelled rural reaches of the nation, but also it’s cityscapes and suburban streets with a solid tip of the hat to the folk, punk and folk punk pioneers that have traipsed and trekked the trails well before them.
The Bottlers believe folk-based music should progressively speak of the times it exists in whilst hearkening back to it’s past, to the true heart of folk music, people. Because you truly can’t get where you’re going till you know where you’ve been.
Short & Sweet - Citizenship Ceremony
Acoustic DUO Patricia Kerr and Craig Ham have been volunteering their amazing Celtic vocal skills for Sydney St Patrick’s Day for the past few months including performing at our Sydney St Patrick's Day Ball.
We are delighted to welcome them to perform on our big day.
Main Stage Schedule
Welcome to Country
Strawberries and Cabbage
The Chris Harper Experience
5:15 PM - close