Live Folk Music In Mogo

Ballyhooley In Concert

Ballyhooly Poster
Event Date: 
6 Mar 2016


Local folk band Ballyhooley are playing at the 50th National Folk Festival at Easter 2016. They are doing a free concert as a taster for the National Folk Festival at the Diggers' Rest Tavern at the Original Gold Rush Colony, Mogo on 6 March, 2016 from 4:30pm -7:00pm.

About Ballyhooley

Jesse and Terry founded Ballyhooley with Pete and Sue Hobson in 2000 in Canberra, playing mostly traditional tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland and North America.

Ballyhooley is Irish Gaelic for 'party-town'. So far we've become aware of it as a town in Ireland, a tune, two songs, a property in rural NSW, a railway station in QLD and another Irish music group in Canada.

Jesse and Terry moved down to Malua Bay in 2007, and musical performances took a place on the back-burner as interstate practices were hard to contemplate with children and work. They invited local banjo player and singer Melanie Turner to join them.  They heard Julie Kidd at the first Old Gold Folk Club at Mogo, and invited her to join too. Julie brings low harmony vocals and piano. Pete and Sue Hobson have since retired to their sea change place at Narrawallee, and have been welcomed back to Ballyhooley.

Ballyhooley perform songs and tunes in the Irish, English, Scottish and North American traditions, both solo and up to 6 part harmony. Instruments include Irish Flute, tenor banjo, hammered dulcimer, fiddles, bouzouki, guitar, tenor guitar, whistle, piano, concertina and mandolin.

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