You won’t want to miss this festival at the fabulous Kidogo Arthouse, right on the ocean at Bathers Beach, on 12, 13, 14 & 17 March 2021.
Hand in Hand, the inaugural Kidogo Irish Aboriginal Festival is a celebration of the love stories and friendships shared between Irish people and Aboriginal people in Western Australia.
This connection is embraced in a program including live music connecting Irish and Western Australian performers, poetry, books, exhibitions, dance, friendly AFL and GAA football and even a soda- bread versus damper cook-off.
A 10 metre-high mega projection wall will feature a virtual greeting from His Excellency Mr Breandán Ó Caollaí, Ambassador of Ireland to Australia and internationally renowned Irish musicians in a virtual performance from lockdown in Ireland. It is a mix of free and ticketed events and runs from 12-14 March with a special St Patrick’s Day program on 17 March.
Legendary Irish folk singer-songwriter Luka Bloom (pictured above) will perform virtually on the 10-metre high mega projection wall, as will award winning folk artist Daoiri Farrell (Van Diemen’s Land) and star of the viral airport performance viewed by 17 million people, and critically acclaimed singer songwriter SON (Susan O’Neill). Aboriginal performers include Olive Knight Kankawa Nagarra, the world-travelled, legendary Blues singer from the Kimberley (pictured above), The Yabu Band (pictured above) and Dave Milroy & The Wilarra Band.
You can find the Festival program here.
Friday 12 March: Doors Open at 4:PM | Ticketed from 6 – 11PM Saturday 13 March: Ticketed from 6:30 – 11PM Sunday 14 March: Open at 11AM | Ticketed from 5:30 – 10:30 PM Wednesday 17 March: Ticketed from 6 – 11PM
Tickets: Book here.
General Admission – $60
General Admission – Friends of Kidogo $50
General Admission – Professional Musicians $25 – Request Access
Our editor, Michael Barker, caught up with Producer and Artistic Director of Kidogo Arthouse, Joanna Robertson who kindly painted a picture of what is to happen. It’s very enticing, very Freo! Listen to our podcast with Joanna now as she explains it all.