Siskin River deliver with shows at Woodford Folk Festival

Siskin River won the hearts of music lovers at Woodford. Photo: Contributed
Siskin River won the hearts of music lovers at Woodford. Photo: Contributed

WITH the yearly behemoth that is the Woodford Folk Festival once again running its course over the Christmas to New Year period, Ramornie's sister duo Siskin River could be forgiven for a couple of weeks of sleep-ins after a hectic workload at this year's event.

With up to six performances across a wide array of stages, Siskin River delivered a text book example of what Woodford has become famous for among artists - an opportunity to go from festival act to festival mainstay in one week.

"We have been attending Woodford for years playing Chalkboard gigs and this year we were lucky enough to be invited to play some programmed spots," one half of the Siskin River duo, Shalane Connors said.

"It was a dream come true to see ourselves in that program among so many other artists we respect and we are over the moon with the response to our music at this year's festival."

On the back of Siskin River's first E.P release last year and countless kilometres all over Australia in the past 12 months, the girls drew a line under 2012 with packed-out shows culminating on the final day of the festival with an artist signing line only rivalled by the likes of major international acts.

"The response to our shows was nothing short of amazing," the other half of the sister act, Tullara Connors, said

"It was a fantastic way to finish up 2012 among good friends, family and fellow musicians at our favourite festival.

"It is such an inspirational time at Woodford and we will definitely carry that positive energy through into 2013."

The girls will now enjoy a well-earned break over the next couple of weeks before continuing the writing process for their upcoming first full-length release being recorded in Victoria in March.

"We are always writing on our travels and when we are at home so I guess we are at that stage of sorting through our ideas and songs to develop a theme for our upcoming release.

"Being stuck in a studio with Tullara will make for a nice change from being stuck in a car with her," Shalane said.

With Siskin River's stars on the up at such a rapid rate of knots, it can be safely said the two girls will be stuck together travelling to Woodford Folk Festival in the Sunshine Coast hinterland to perform for many years to come.

Topics:  siskin river woodford folk festival

Kingscliff bowlo turns ugly for Halloween

FREAKY FUN: Angela Curry and Morgan Davis prepare for Halloween at the Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club.

Get ready for a spooky weekend of Halloween fun.

Aussie slot for Tweed touch footy star

NATIONAL SELECTION: Tarryn Aitken, left, playing touch for Queensland, has been selected to represent Australia in an under-17s trans-Tasman clash against New Zealand.

'It's always been a dream'

Dogs day for Rainbow Bay

Rainbow Bay SLSC president Damien Miller and boat captain Wade Morley check out the Border park surface with greyhound Youi ahead of Saturday's fundraiser.

Rainbow Bay SLSC fundraiser at Border Park

Local Partners

RECAP: The Bachelorette S2E12 - the finale

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and leaves Matty J heartbroken.

The Bachelorette finale: Georgia declares her love for Lee

Georgia Love with The Bachelorette winner Lee Elliott.

MATTY J left heartbroken in emotional grand final.

Tom Cruise credits success to Scientology

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise credits his success to Scientology

Hacksaw Ridge leads AACTA Awards nominations

Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

MEL Gibson's wartime drama opens in cinemas next week.

ABBA to reunite for virtual live experience


ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form

Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June