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Festival of Small Halls a first for Burnett Heads

Scottish instrumental folk musicians Assynt will headline The Festival of Small Halls at the Burnett Heads Community Hall. Photo: Contributed

Australia’s largest regional music tour The Festival of Small Halls is coming to Burnett Heads for the first time, taking place at the Community Hall on Wednesday 6 December.

From the same producers as the globally acclaimed Woodford Folk Festival, the line-up features award-winning Scottish instrumental folk musicians Assynt and Australian singer songwriter Jackie Marshall.

Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association (BHPSA) President Daniel Walshaw said the festival was a chance for everyone to gather in a celebration of music, community and heritage.

“For the first time in its journey, Burnett Heads has been chosen as one of the coveted stops, placing our town on the cultural map alongside other picturesque coastal Queensland locales,” Daniel said.

“With its rich heritage of celebrating regional music and communities, this is an event not to be missed.”

Festival goers will be treated to fiddle and pipe music characteristically interwoven with stories and history from Assynt, followed by Jackie Marshall’s signature sound that traverses the folk, country, rock, improvised and art music genres.

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Singer songwriter Jackie Marshall will perform her genre-bending music at The Festival of Small Halls at the Burnett Heads Community Hall. Photo: Contributed

“As we open our doors to this event, it’s not just about the melodies and rhythms; it’s about building our community spirit and forging connections,” Daniel said.

“This endeavour isn’t merely about profit; it’s a passionate effort to introduce something fresh to our town, invigorate community engagement and create a platform for shared experiences.

“While the event promises an evening of unparalleled musical talent, bringing it to our town comes at a significant cost.

“The reality is that despite our best efforts, we may not break even without the robust support and sponsorship from our community members.”

Daniel said those interested in helping to sponsor the event, fundraise or register food and drink or market stands were encouraged to contact the BHPSA.

“Together, let’s ensure that the Festival of Small Halls isn’t just an evening of music but a symbol of our community’s unity, resilience and spirit,” Daniel said.

“Mark your calendars, gather your friends and let’s come together to celebrate a night of folk magic in the heart of Burnett Heads.”

The Festival of Small Halls

Where: Burnett Heads Community Hall, Zunker Street, Burnett Heads

When: Wednesday 6 December

Cost: $30 or $20 for pensioners and health card holders

Tickets are available here or at the Community Hall during library hours. Seating is limited.



  1. Can you bring chairs and sit outside to listen. Thinking this will be very popular, still happy to pay

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