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’.

Frances Folk Gathering


  • Frances Folk Gathering Bordertown Hynam Rd Frances, SA, 5262 Australia

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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