Meet the Bands


Welcome to Country - 12:00 PM

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Strawberries and Cabbage - 12:15 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 - 1:15 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 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.

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The Bottlers - 2:15 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.

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Medusa's Wake - 4:15 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.


SON (Susan O'Neill)  - 5:15 PM

Described by Rhythms Magazine as having “pipes that would give Janice Joplin a run for her money” this prodigiously gifted young Irish songstress begins her

Australian tour late February taking in five states and gracing the stages of many of the top festivals and venues.

Hailing from Co. Clare, Ireland, SON’s soulful and husky-voiced live performances are truly mind-blowing. The amazing range of her gritty vocals and a highly emotional charged approach makes for a truly unforgettable musical experience.