The Turning Wave Festival is an outstanding celebration of Irish & Australian music and the related arts held on the 3rd weekend in September featuring events and performances, catering for music & arts enthusiasts, families who wish to enjoy a safe festival, and those who just come to soak up the atmosphere and the friendliness.

In conjunction with the festival we also conduct the “Summer School of Irish Music”, a programme of Master Classes, and a “Junior Fleadh” for children wishing to learn an instrument in the Irish Tradition.

We also provide a number of talks and or seminars on topics within the Australian and Irish traditions.

While the festival focuses on Irish and Australian music it presents styles as diverse as acoustic, bluegrass, roots, Celtic and country and showcases some of our most celebrated musicians, bands, poets and dance groups, in an exciting programme of concerts, workshops, exhibitions and events.




Acknowledgement :The festivals name is taken from a poem by Sydney poet, Colleen Z Burke and the anthology “The Turning Wave – poems and songs of Irish Australia” edited by Colleen Z Burke and Vincent Woods (Kardoorair Press, Armidale, NSW, 2001.) and is used with kind permission of the authors.