Two Fires Festival

Carrying the flame of Judith Wright's passions …

Two Fires Festival - Carrying the flame of Judith Wright's passions …


Concert 1: In Praise of the Feminine

A potent demonstration of the power of female musical creativity.

A classical chamber concert of songs and instrumentals mainly by women composers.  Featuring little-known women composers from overseas and Australia, and two well-known Australian composers.  Performed by musicians of international renown.  Artistic Direction: Chris Latham.

National Theatre, Friday April 12, 8 – 10pm


Concert 2: Saturday Duo of Duos

A couple of couples, two pairs of superb entertainers, two different “different” acts, an evening of fun, wicked fun and pop-folk-love.

Shortis and Simpson

John Shortis and Moya Simpson are renowned for having fun with flair, and some of their lampooning might land close to home.

Microwave Jenny

The up-and-coming, talented Tessa and Brendon Boney perform their own songs in a style they call Pop/Folk/Love.

National Theatre, Saturday April 13, 7.30 – 10.30pm



Folk Music Open Mic Session

Everyone welcome! Have lunch and listen to a foot-tapping folk frenzy from Braidwood and afield. To participate, BYO voice and/or instrument and put your name on the blackboard.

TorPeas Restaurant, Saturday 1 – 4pm


Seaside Ukelele Orchestra

Seaside Ukelele Orchestra

Music Music and An Act of Activism

The Festival’s musicians gather for celebratory performances.  Featuring Ecopella, Merrilyn Simmons, Warren Foster, Johnny Huckle, Paul Spencer, Seaside Ukulele Orchestra.

The Seaside Ukulele Orchestra will perform sing-a-long Protest Songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

As well as doing their own thing, each group or person has been invited to present some alternative words for a national anthem.

National Theatre, Sunday April 14, 11.30am – 2pm


Enriching Art and Talk

Ecopella will perform at the Activism in the Digital Age forum, 11am Saturday, and in the Music Music session, 11.30am Sunday.  Both at the National Theatre.

Johnny Huckle will perform at the opening of the Indigenous Art Show.  Altenburg & Co., Friday 5.30 – 6.30.


Ceremony and Celebration

The opening and closing ceremonies will feature Warren Foster on didge and Johnny Huckle singing.


Busking or just having fun

Playing the main street or the park, or just roving around mixing festival into town and town into festival.

Seaside Ukulele Orchestra.  Enthusiasts from Batemans Bay, Moruya and region.  Part of a world wide phenomenon, helping each other and rediscovering the world of sing-along music.

Paul Spencer.  Paul writes quirky comic political folk songs to entertain the activist in you or re-energise the jaded cynic, using some folk tunes and some original tunes.