Halfway to Forth

Contemporary Folk/Roots

Halfway to Forth are brothers Dan & Kyle Lizotte. If you head up past the old steam railway, over the river and round the bend you’ll arrive at their family home, about halfway along the road to a little town called Forth on the NW coast of Tasmania, Australia.

Their music is honest and rootsy, with folk, country and blues shades. These boys attend both schools, Old and New, and stick to writing what they know.  You’ll hear more than a little foot stompin’, banjo pluckin’ and bottle neck slidin’.


Aug
28
to Aug 29

Kyron Howell Collective

Cost: $15
Reserve your seat now, as there will be a cap on numbers. Just inbox me.

Seasoned musicians from the surrounding NW have come together to help Kyron fulfil a dream to produce an album which has been floating in his cranium for years. We will be performing it with him at the Wharf in Ulverstone, and again in Japan in September! Yes, you read right, the tour is booked and yes, we are about to export music to Japan! 
On the night of the 28th of Aug at the Wharf, Halfway to Forth have graciously offered to be our special guests to help us raise funds for the production and tour and Mieke will also perform. It will be a very special night and we have a number of bookings already so don't miss out! Inbox me soon.
Kyron Howell
https://www.facebook.com/kyron.g.howell
http://www.gofundme.com/khcollective 

Halfway to Forth
https://www.facebook.com/halfwaytoforth

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May
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Live in Concert at South Coast Folk Club

Halfway to Forth blend different styles of roots music into their own brand of earthy, homegrown and honest song-writing. Brothers Dan & Kyle deliver tight vocal harmonies, banjo driven ballads & toe tapping grooves for all ages. They take their name from the location of their family home, nestled in the hills, surrounded by rich farmland just outside of Devonport on the North coast of Tasmania. November 2009 saw their debut release, a 7 track EP entitled "Treasure for Memories". They've since kept busy with a move to Adelaide in early 2010, followed by extensive gigging in their new state while also playing a number of festivals and shows around Australia. The guys are getting homesick and will be moving back to Tassie after this concert, so don't miss your chance to see them!

"... with sublime skill and ‘hair on the back of the neck raising’ vocal harmonies, the brothers Dan and Kyle Lizotte slip into the occasional brotherly banter in between songs – but nothing disguises the genuine regard they have for each other, and nothing in the way of song writing ability is hidden from the audience. Folk, folk rock, country, R&B, rock, blues, pop and gospel – the influences are wide and strong – and we all loved it" ... Dave Greenslade - Fernies

Special guest act at this concert is much-loved duo Andy and Marta.

Admission $20 ($15 concession) - Drinks available at the bar at club prices - byo food/supper Tickets available online at Dramatix Pty Ltd -https://www.dramatix.com.au/events/1425

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May
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

Halfway to Forth Farewell South Australia

We would like to thank everyone in SA who have been so welcoming and supportive to us over the past 5+ years and would love you to join us for an afternoon of music and goodbyes (for now, not forever)! 

Special Guest
Little Hefty

Sat 2nd of May 2pm
Tix: $20 on Entry (Under 15 Free)

--Bookings Essential--
To make a booking email halfwaytoforth@gmail.com
Please include your name and the number of seats you would like to reserve.
As the show will be held at a private property the address will be given through email once a booking has been made.

Tickets are limited so book ASAP!

Thanks!

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Frances Folk Gathering
Feb
27
to Mar 1

Frances Folk Gathering

  • Frances Folk Gathering (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Frances Folk Gathering is a small and very special event in the folk calendar.

On the last weekend of February each year the tiny village of Frances on the Victorian/South Australian border opens its doors and hearts to folk lovers: musicians, dancers, artists and appreciators.

The essence of Frances is participation. It is the festival you’re in, not just at. Everyone contributes to the fun and entertainment, young and old, beginners and experienced performers, the well-known, the never heard of and, sometimes, the infamous. A particular focus of the Gathering is futurefolk - involving and nurturing young folk artists and up-and-coming talent.

For musicians, open mics run all weekend in various venues. There are scheduled sessions, circles, serious and silly competitions, and workshops throughout the program as well as informal circles, busking and jamming just about everywhere. There is an art exhibition where artists are welcome to exhibit and art lovers can peruse and purchase art. For dancers, the dance program offers a variety of lively dances and workshops throughout the Gathering.

Frances is a true gathering of people - making and celebrating folk arts together - and the spirit of Frances has a cheeky, wonderful and unique magic to it.

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Shane Howard CD Launch @ Trinity Sessions
Feb
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Shane Howard CD Launch @ Trinity Sessions

TRINITY SESSIONS PRESENTS IN INTIMATE CONCERT MODE THE LAUNCH OF SHANE HOWARD’S 13th ALBUM

Music 6pm Doors 5.30pm.
Guests HALFWAY TO FORTH

Just like the sky and waters of the Great Southern Ocean, where Shane Howard was raised and resides, his 13th solo album, ‘Deeper South’, features songs full of music and poetry that are deep and dark yet illuminated by great shafts of light. 
Featuring new songs written by Howard, ‘Deeper South’ is a musical postcard from ‘the edge of the world’ - the unique southern coast ofAustralia.
For this self produced album, Howard was joined in his home studio by long term musical friends John Hudson (Guitar, Dobro), Ewen Baker (Fiddle, Mandolin) and Ruben Shannon (Acoustic Bass).
Shane’s anthemic song, Solid Rock, from the album, Spirit of Place (1982), recorded with his band Goanna, was written after a moving experience at an inma at Uluru in 1981. It has since passed into folklore and the Australian psyche. He pushed on, beyond commercial success, tirelessly pursuing an artist’s journey, in order to make sense of the story of a ‘whitefella’ in an Aboriginal country.
His songs have been recorded by numerous artists as diverse as Ireland's Mary Black and Australia's John Farnham and Troy Cassar-Daley. He has spent much of his musical life working with Aboriginal musicians, as well as touring Ireland and forging Irish-Australian connections. Shane has been a producer for the Pigram Brothers, Street Warriors, Mary Black, Archie Roach and the soundtrack for the Jimmy Chi musical, Corrugation Road. He’s a founding member of the celebrated Black Arm Band.

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Feb
8
11:00am11:00am

Market Shed on Holland

Our old undercover shed has been converted to encourage and entice local community spirit in what has become a bustling inner city market. 

Senses stimulated and souls nourished in the Southern heart of the city. 

A keen focus is on certified organic, sustainable and local produce. Events will be staged to spotlight up and coming artisans and their wares. The most discerning foodies we hope will share and embrace together, our love of food. We offer a select group of stall holders who are showing real excitement about sharing their passion and skills. Criteria is quality, innovation, education and above all fun. Connecting people with food and arts, conversation and likes. Handmade and seasonally picked produce, especially for the market shopper at market prices. 

The Market Shed on Holland is every weekend on a Sunday from 9am -3pm. Let's have fun and share. How about you try and leave your car at home, dust your bike off, go for a walk, train or tram it, or jump on one of our rickshaws which can take you to your car or straight to the comfort of your home if you live locally. See you there this Sunday!

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Feb
6
to Feb 11

Halfway to Forth & Serendipity @ The Singing Gallery

A night which is guaranteed to tickle your music buds with soulful songwriting, toe tapping tunes and goose bumpy harmonies.

Halfway to Forth- The most popular duo in SA at the moment playing honest rootsy, country, folk and blues.

Serendipity Music - Young and emerging duo with great songs & harmonies. Prestigious Folk Alliance Award. 

-$20 (not bad for a good time hey?) 

email: dave@singinggallery.com.au
OR
Phone: 0413 358 618
TO BOOK!

-6th Feb
-7:30 pm
-The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale 

See y'all there!

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Jan
7
to Jan 24

Halfway to Forth & Dan Townsend Tour

Halfway to Forth & Dan Townsend have decided to pack the cars and hit the road together... this is where they will be:

Jan 7: Devonport (TAS) - House Concert (SOLD OUT)
Jan 8: Launceston (TAS) - Royal Oak
Jan 9-11: Cygnet (TAS) - Cygnet Folk Festival
Jan 15: Bendigo (VIC) - Venue TBA
Jan 16: Ballarat (VIC) - Babushka Bar
Jan 17: Mornington Peninisula (VIC) - Soundbar
Jan 18: Melbourne (VIC) - The Catfish
Jan 21: Kincumber (NSW) - Lizotte's
Jan 22: Maitland (NSW) - The Junkyard
Jan 23: Dee Why (NSW) - Lizotte's
Jan 24: Canberra (ACT) - Smith's Alternative Bookstore

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Dec
14
11:00am11:00am

Market Shed on Holland

Our old undercover shed has been converted to encourage and entice local community spirit in what has become a bustling inner city market. 

Senses stimulated and souls nourished in the Southern heart of the city. 

A keen focus is on certified organic, sustainable and local produce. Events will be staged to spotlight up and coming artisans and their wares. The most discerning foodies we hope will share and embrace together, our love of food. We offer a select group of stall holders who are showing real excitement about sharing their passion and skills. Criteria is quality, innovation, education and above all fun. Connecting people with food and arts, conversation and likes. Handmade and seasonally picked produce, especially for the market shopper at market prices. 

The Market Shed on Holland is every weekend on a Sunday from 9am -3pm. Let's have fun and share. How about you try and leave your car at home, dust your bike off, go for a walk, train or tram it, or jump on one of our rickshaws which can take you to your car or straight to the comfort of your home if you live locally. See you there this Sunday!

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Dec
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

The Porch Session w/ Shaun Kirk & Alice Haddy

That Bluesfest babe is headed our way. That's right, Shaun Kirk is headed to a secret Adelaide garden to be filled with wine, fairy lights and magnificent vibes.

Another installment of The Porch Sessions is unleashed in Adelaide. Just as the summer nights start creeping in and the christmas lights start donning the porches of the suburbs, Mr Shaun Kirk is bringing a little something of his own to the season.

The Bluesfest mult-instrumentalist and songwriting troubador promises to bring a visual spectacle just as much as his musical melodies will delight all who hear. His blues and soul juices will seep through the crowd all summer night long as a local Adelaide clever cats will be serving up the finest delacassies in all the land, to be paired with lovely drops of wine, washed down with some cool beers and ciders all tied together with a cupcake and a comfy spot on a persian rug.

We transform people's gardens for a living, washing them with a cascade of colour, draping them with fairy lights, bunting and bohemian fabrics whilst rolling out carpets, cushions and beanbags all for a glorious night of music in Adelaide Suburbia.

So don't wait. Initiate my little porchlings.

SHAUN KIRK (VIC)
HALFWAY TO FORTH (SA/TAS)
ALICE HADDY (SA)

Secret Garden
Gates from 5pm
Music from 6 pm

Dinner + Cupcakes available for purchase

The legends at Hither and Yon will be selling wines as well as some delicious Vale Ale and Dr. Pilkingtons cider available for purchase

Cash only. baby.

Please note: This is not a BYO event. Don't be that knob that brings a bottle of wine and some Jatz, we have it all avaliable at your fingertips.


By all means, bring a cushion or bean bag but perhaps leave the big ole chairs at home.


Enquires: sharni.theporchsessions@live.com
https://www.facebook.com/ThePorchSessionsAdelaide
We'll see you on the porch x

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Nov
8
to Nov 9

Woodlands Run Festival

Woodlands Run Festival

WHAT: Woodlands Run Festival is a small music festival held on Tom and Vee's picturesque farm on the Fleurieu Peninsula, open to our friends and their friends. Committed to providing fine tunes, delicious local food, free camping and plenty of friendly folk this festival will blow your blunnies off! Gates open at 10am for campers, festival kicks off at 2pm. BYO drinks, money for dinner and camping gear. Thank you in advance for respecting our land and it's wandering animals.

VENUE:Woodlands Run
713 Signal Flat Road
Finniss, South Australia 5255

TIX: www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=106097

CONTACT: Tom 0412 500 022 Vee 0406 690 666 woodlandsrun@internode.on.net

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Fleurieu Folk Festival
Oct
24
to Oct 26

Fleurieu Folk Festival

http://www.fleurieufolkfestival.com.au/

Named "Community Event of the Year" at the
City of Onkaparinga 2014 Australia Day Awards

The Fleurieu Folk Festival is an annual 3 day family friendly celebration of contemporary and traditional folk music, held in the picturesque township of Willunga, in South Australia’s premier wine region.

Each year the festival hand picks over 60 of the best local, interstate and international folk musicians covering a broad range of genres including traditional, acoustic, celtic, blues, roots and bluegrass. With workshops, sessions, dancers, blackboard concerts and children’s entertainment, as well as local food, wine and market stalls, there’s something for everyone!

So come and join us in October and be a part of this unique and exciting community event!

Earlybird tickets to the Festival are only $60 for the entire weekend (children free), making it affordable for everyone. BOOK ONLINE NOW!

*NEWSFLASH* - THE EASTERN (NZ) now appearing at the 2014 Festival!

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Oct
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Diesel w/ Halfway to Forth

LIT UP – THE SINGLES TOUR | ’89 –‘14
This is a solo performance

After 25 years of music making, DIESEL leaves his front door again to bring you DIESEL LIT UP – THE SINGLES ’89 –’14.  A tour to “look back at the sparks and smell the roses” of the accumulated singles that have etched their way into our musical landscape.  With over 30 singles and 13 albums, DIESEL has the fortunate problem of having to try and fit all of this in to a performance, a performance that is littered with milestones, with familiar songs taking on a new life in the uncluttered solo environment.

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Triple Z Radio Station Fundraiser
Sep
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Triple Z Radio Station Fundraiser

  • Mount Compass War Memorial Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jump Daddy's and Halfway to Forth

Drinks, cheese platters, coffee/tea and cakes available for purchase. (No BYO drinks or food)

Raffle, Lucky Door Prize, Silent Auctions and Main Auction.

Tickets available from: Sip'n Save Mt Compass, The McLaren Vale Hotel Bistro and Elevator Music Aldinga

For further details phone Carolyn Kelly on 0409671544.

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Mt Compass Supper Club
Sep
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

Mt Compass Supper Club

Shows are held monthly in the Supper Room, attached to the main War Memorial Hall. This room is an ideal venue for our mature, entertaining shows featuring a variety of very talented musicians from the Fleurieu and beyond. The room is set out in cabaret style and has a licensed bar featuring a special cocktail each night. BYO alcohol is allowed. BYO nibbles.

The door opens at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. This is an 18+ venue (no maximum age limit). Tickets are available from Mike and Sue at Mount Compass Sip ‘n’ Save in the month leading up to each show at $15 each.

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 Alex Watts - 'Sing, Strum & Strut' EP Launch (ADL) w/ The Timbers, Halfway to Forth & The Skeleton Club
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Alex Watts - 'Sing, Strum & Strut' EP Launch (ADL) w/ The Timbers, Halfway to Forth & The Skeleton Club

Alex Watts has announced that he will be launching his new EP, Sing, Strum & Strut, with a nine-show tour around the country this August and September. 

Having spent much of 2013 touring Australia and the UK as a solo artist, this EP was put together to showcase the quieter moments that typify an Alex Watts solo show, a sound that differs greatly from the more expansive sonics of his currently eight-piece band the Foreign Tongue (featuring members of Oh MercyEagle and the Worm and The Hello Morning).

Watts has been earning himself a reputation as one of the most exciting songwriters to come out of Melbourne in the last few years. Whether solo or backed by the Foreign Tongue, Watts’ unique blend of rock & pop draws from the wit of Elvis Costello, the swagger of Joe Strummer, and the grit and raw emotion of 1960’s RnB.

Backed by Steven Clifford of The Hello Morning, Alex Watts will be bringing the tour to Adelaide's Rhino Room on August 16th. It's going to "rock".

Also on the bill are some of Adelaide's finest:
The Skeleton Club
Ben Roberts & Joe Murphy (The Timbers)
Halfway to Forth

Doors 8pm
Entry $13

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Trinity Sessions
Aug
10
4:30pm 4:30pm

Trinity Sessions

WINTER WONDERLAND with BRIAN RUIZ AND THE NATIVES, HALFWAY TO FORTH, THE TIMBERS

TRINITY SESSIONS PRESENTS THE THIRD IN ITS WINTER SERIES: WINTER WONDERLAND. Doors open 4.30pm Music at 5.00pm
The venue will be transformed in to a wonderland of music. Catering by Little Seeds Catering Co again for some special winter treats along with our bar.
Having played together around Adelaide in numerous other outfits, BRIAN RUIZ & THE NATIVES have brought together their like minded Soul & Funk Grooves to share their love of the music and to get people moving their feet!! Lead singer Brian Ruiz is a man who sings from the soul. His Honey Husked vocals have shared the stage with Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Paul Kelly and countless others and has toured nationally and internationally with the bands Kaha, Fruit, New White Sneakers and The Huckleberry Swedes.
HALFWAY TO FORTH are brothers Dan & Kyle Lizotte. If you head up past the old steam railway, over the river and round the bend you’ll arrive at their family home, about halfway along the road to a little town called Forth on the NW coast ofTasmania,Australia. Their music is honest and rootsy, with folk, country and blues shades. These boys attend both schools, Old and New, and stick to writing what they know. You’ll hear more than a little foot stompin’, banjo pluckin’ and bottle neck slidin’
http://www.halfwaytoforth.com/
THE TIMBERS’ thumping rhythms and big misty mountain melodies will cast you away to the sweaty, smoky, melting-pot of roots, folk, and celtic bushman brassy punk. Their style has a distinctive alternative folk flavor reminiscent of musical influences such as The Pogues, Graveyard Train, Of Monsters and Men, and Mumford and Sons. Their raucous live performances, relevance and musicianship gives them the drive and determination to aspire to the accomplishment of those mentioned as muses. Their instrumentation sets them apart from most other young acts featuring banjo, trumpet, mandolin, acoustic guitars, trombone, 4 part vocal harmony and an array of instruments played with feet. 
http://www.thetimbersband.com/

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The Market Shed on Holland
Aug
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

The Market Shed on Holland

Our old undercover shed has been converted to encourage and entice local community spirit in what has become a bustling inner city market. Senses stimulated and souls nourished in the Southern heart of the city. A keen focus is on certified organic, sustainable and local produce. Events will be staged to spotlight up and coming artisans and their wares. The most discerning foodies we hope will share and embrace together, our love of food. We offer a select group of stall holders who are showing real excitement about sharing their passion and skills. Criteria is quality, innovation, education and above all fun. Connecting people with food and arts, conversation and likes. Handmade and seasonally picked produce, especially for the market shopper at market prices. The Market Shed on Holland will be held every weekend on a Sunday from 9am -3pm. Let's have fun and share. How about you try and leave your car at home, dust your bike off, go for a walk, train or tram it, or jump on one of our rickshaws which can take you to your car or straight to the comfort of your home if you live locally. See you there this Sunday!

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