2021 Festival Program

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THURSDAY, APRIL 29

Irish Festival Book Club
Noodledoof, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

FRIDAY APRIL 30

Mickey Bourke’s Koroit Hotel
2.00-3.30pm
Launch of Jenny Phillips book on Mary Fiorini-Lowell, Jenny Chats With Mary. Plus, renditions of Mary’s famous Koroit poem, The Humble Spud.

Opening Night Concert, 7.45pm
Koroit Stadium (sold out)
Featuring Irish Singalong with Bhan Tre, Pete’s Famous Irish Quiz, Tribute to our 2021 theme Celebrating Irish-Australian Women. Trevor, Mel & Mick – tribute to Frank “Tuddy” Bowman, Spotlight on Melbourne Rose of Tralee – featuring former winner Claire Lynch ,and current Irish-Australian of the Year Chris Moloughney, and more.

Around The Town

Mickey Bourke’s Koroit Hotel
Old Melbourne Road 9pm
Commercial Hotel Koroit
5-8pm Wednesday Whistlers
8.30pm Knot O The Gate
Noodledoof Brewing Co.
8pm Luke Moller and Liam Gerner

SATURDAY 1 MAY

KOROIT THEATRE
12.45pm – 1.30pm
Knot O’ The Gate
1.45pm – 2.30pm
Maria Forde
2.45pm – 3.30pm
Bhan Tre (including Artist of the Year presentation)
3.45pm – 4.00pm
Lim Family and friends
4.00pm – 4-45pm
Koroit Bakehouse Australian Danny Boy Championships Final
5-00pm – 6.00pm
Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing – Irish Dance Spectacular
6.30pm – 8.00pm
Irish After Party – Irish Stew and Baked Potatoes (sold out) – Irish Jukebox – Meet the Performers.

IZZYS RESTAURANT

11.00am -11.45pm
Trevor, Mel & Mick (tribute to Tuddy)
12.45pm – 1.30pm
The Session (Part 1)
1.45pm to 2.30pm
The Session (Part 2)
2.45pm – 3.30pm
The Rummagers
3.45pm – 4.30pm
Maria Forde
4.45pm – 7.30pm
Break
7.30pm
Maria Forde

SOUTH WEST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION KOROIT SUB FUND VILLAGE GREEN

10.00am to 10.45am
The Frerriters
11.00am to 11.45am
The Rummagers
12.30pm – 1.15pm
Old Melbourne Road
1.20pm – 1.40pm
Flaming Folk Person of the Year
A Gathering of Green Eyes
1.45pm – 2.30pm
Austral (Part 1)
2.30pm – 3.00pm
Spud Picking and Spud Peeling Championships
3.15pm – 4.00pm
Austral (Part 2)
4.00pm – 4.15pm
Irish Fashion Parade
4.15pm – 5.00pm
Knot O’ The Gate

COMMERCIAL HOTEL
10.00am – 12.00am
Knot O’ The Gate
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Koroit Bakehouse Australian Danny Boy Championship Heats
4-00pm – 6.00pm
Trevor, Mel & Mick
8pm- late
Austral

MICKEY BOURKE’S KOROIT HOTEL
4.00pm – 8.00pm
The Ferriters
9pm – late
Old Melbourne Road

NOODLEDOOF BREWING CO.
3.00pm – late
The Bluestone River Band
Luke Moller and Liam Gerner
The Southern Ocean Band
Ramshackle Army
(Separate ticket needed to be purchased from Noodledoof for this venue’s Saturday line-up)

WATERFORD ESTATE KOROIT AND DISTRICT KINDERGARTEN KIDS AREA
VILLAGE GREEN
10am – 4pm
Free activities.

COMMERCIAL ROAD

12 noon – 12.30pm
Koroit Lions Club Op Shop Street Procession
9.00am – 5pm
Street Entertainment
Sing Australia, O’Shea- Ryan Academy of Irish Dance, Wednesday Whistlers & Co, Warrnambool Ukulele Group, The Tin Sheddies, Niamh Haddrick, Kirky Crew, Portland Community Rockers, Johnny Anscombe & The Rubber Band,
Doublin’, MT Music, The Brewers Own Pride of Erin.

Other Activities (all day)
Market and Food stalls, Irish County Flags, Irish Skittles, Floral Art Display, Soda Bread Making Competition, Historical Society’s Celebrating Irish-Australian Women Display

BOOKWORM GALLERY
2pm
A launch of Jeanette Mollenhauer’s book “Dancing at the Southern Crossroads”.

SUNDAY 2 MAY 2021

Big Brekkie and Last Laugh, 8.00am – 12 noon
Koroit Bowls Club

Festival mass, 10.30am
Featuring Maria Forde
Infant Jesus Church Koroit

Maria Forde Concert, 12 noon
Infant Jesus Church Koroit

Commercial Hotel Koroit
Women in Conversation Luncheon – Featuring Jo Brooks, Maria Forde, Merran Moir. 1pm – 2.30pm
Traditional Irish Music Session 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Victoria Park, Koroit
Port Fairy and District Community Bank Gaelic Games Exhibition, 12 noon – 4.00pm
Featuring Women’s and Men’s Gaelic Football, Camogie (Women’s Hurling), the Irish Dash.
Koroit Football Netball Club bar open and BBQ by Koroit CFA.

Open Day, Koroit and District Historical Society, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Noodledoof Brewing Co.
Koroit Irish Festival Irish Stout Brewing Championship, 4.00pm

Mickey Bourke’s Koroit Hotel
The Ferriters, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Rhys Crimmin 7.00pm.

*Program subject to change.