Small Halls

Green Bushes

Date & Time

Saturday 19 June 2021
10.30am – 11.30am


Palmwoods Memorial Hall

1 Main Street

Palmwoods QLD 4555

Ticket Prices

Adult: $45

Student: $35

Enjoy a toe-tapping, energetic celebration of folk-infused music from Ireland, England, Australia, Denmark and Scandinavia. This concert speaks strongly of Artistic Director Louise King’s ancestral roots and her enduring love of English folk-songs originating from her childhood home county of Lincolnshire. The program traces how folk music travels continents in waves of human migration and pioneering spirit.


This family-friendly concert will showcase the diversity of our festival artists in accessible and catchy tuneful works by beloved Irish/Australian composer Percy Grainger, English pastoralist Vaughan-Williams, Delius, Percy Fletcher, a moving bluegrass waltz by Mark O’Connor and features our festival string quartet playing Nordic folk tunes from the chart-topping album Wood Works arranged by the Danish String Quartet.


Percy Grainger’s music is the bedrock of the folk-inspired program and features our festival strings with contemporary vocalist Lizzie O’Keefe.

Percy GRAINGER – Prelude in G Major, Piano

Ralph VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS – Phantasy Quintet, Prelude: Lento ma non troppo, String Quintet
Percy GRAINGER – Shepherd’s Hay, Piano Trio
Percy GRAINGER – Mock Morris, Violin and Piano

Ralph VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS – Fantasia on Greensleeves, Viola and Piano
TRAD (arr O’Keefe) 
– Amazing Grace and She Moved Me Through the Fair, Voice and Cello

Frederick DELIUS – Romance, Violin and Piano
– Appalachia Waltz, String Trio
– Fiddle Dance, String Quintet

Percy GRAINGER – Molly On The Shore, String Quintet

Rune Tonsgaard SORENSEN – Shine You No More, String Quartet

Traditional (arr Danish String Quartet) – Sekstur from Vendsyssel, String Quartet