The Turning Wave Festival is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation established in 2006 dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Irish and Australian music and the Related Arts in both their traditional and contemporary contexts. Turning Wave recognises the significant connections between Ireland and Australia and the rich and enduring influence of the Irish on the cultural life of our country. This recognition is manifested in a number of events, sessions, and céilithe and, included an annual festival (2006-17).
Make Music Day 2020 – Thank You
We’d like to thank all the musicians and friends who contributed to our #MakeMusicDay #alldayirishsession on Sunday 21st June. It was a successful day and if you haven’t had an opportunity to view the posts visit our Facebook page and have a listen.
Norm Merrigan Memorial Session Weekend
Turning Wave Festival’s last major event was the Gundagai Session Weekend (22-24 Nov 2019) in memory of Norm Merrigan, Festival Director 2013-17. Here’s the Concertina Reel from the front room session crew at Lott’s Family Hotel. Note the half set of dancers at the back.