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Bush Gothic with Celeste Willoughby

July 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm



Bush Gothic wander through the dankest, weirdest corners of the trad song books and emerge as post modern slash anti establishment slash folk feminists. Are they outsiders, lurking on the cultural fringe?

Or have they penetrated to the inner core of Australian identity? They won the Australian Folk Music 2022 Award for Best Band, are multiple Best Music Award winners at The Adelaide Fringe and received FIVE STARS from the BBC Music Magazine.

With a 5 Star review in BBC Music Magazine and Roots Album of the Year Runner Up, this daring trio have toured their modern imaginings of traditional Australian songs across the world.

Band leader Jenny M. Thomas began her career as a classical violist before taking up touring as a fiddle-singer and Indian Karnatic violinist. Exposure to Australian folk music on the festival circuit compelled her to begin a bush band of her own, but one that would shake up the folkocracy by focusing on the female story and including a defiantly modern aesthetic to these achingly old songs.


Celeste Willoughby

Pic: Cathy Ronalds

Celeste Willoughby is a pianist and composer whose music draws heavily on her connection to the Dandenong Ranges.

She has played piano all her life, driven by a passion for melody and the transportive nature of music.

On her debut full-length album ‘Moving Mountains,’ the composer weaves a narrative-driven musical journey that fuses her love of classical piano with more contemporary influences, offering a candid view into the struggles and triumphs in self discovery through instrumental piano.

Her latest EP ‘Creatures of Habit’ is due for release later in 2024.


July 5
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Selby Folk Club


Selby Community House
1 Minak Road
Selby , 3159 Australia
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