Festival of Small Halls at Valla Public Hall

Valla Public Hall

Saturday, November 25, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Festival Of Small Halls (FOSH) is a touring event and Valla Public Hall  is in the 2017 season. FOSH will be at Valla on Saturday  25th November, Doors open 6:30pm.  Tickets are $20 and available from "Headland Cafe" Valla Beach, online go to the Festival Of Small Halls website , & limited tickets at door.

Delicious street food will be available to purchase!

FOSH takes the best of Folk music and sends them on tour around small Halls in South East Qld and Northern NSW. FOSH tours an International Folk act, a National act and a Local act. This is Valla Halls inaugural event and we will have American Folk artist "Vance Gilbert" and Melbourne's "Liz Stringer" on stage. Our very own "Wild Women from Anywhere Beach" will be our local act on stage.

'The Wild Women from Anywhere Beach' won our Valla Has Talent event. First prize is awarded a 15 minute set on stage at the Festival Of Small Halls. Introduced as: 'The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach' are two revolutionary women from the lunatic fringe who have been shocking and delighting audiences for over twenty years.

Cathy (Fast Fingers) Welsford and Angie (Random Cords) Smith write their own songs and fearlessly adapt others to their own style. You're always guaranteed a good time when they sashay on stage!



Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home and Abroad into their towns, and a way of exploring this vast country in the spirit of hospitality and great fun.

The artist line-up for Small Halls will always be at least one Australian artist and one International touring artist, who play music of exceptional quality and heart. They’ve been chosen for the tour not only because of their beautiful songs and tunes, but because they have the ability to really connect with the people they play for, whether through storytelling, the ability to tell a good joke (or a truly terrible one), a wonderful warmth and a real interest in visiting places a little off the beaten track. Each night of the tour is hosted by volunteers from the local community, so it’s also a chance for a town to show off their warmest welcome and most enthusiastic audiences.

The Festival of Small Halls Australia was inspired from the seed of an idea in Canada for a new touring structure to take great music into regional areas. On Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, local communities have hosted roots, traditional and acoustic artists in community halls all over the island since 2008. In 2014, armed with a vision of bringing big music to small places, the Ontario Festival of Small Halls joined the family. The event was born of inspiration by the spirit of community, hospitality, exceptional music, and fun that has made small halls festivals in PEI and Australia such treasured events.

From our farmlands to the flood lands, the rainforests to the outback, Festival of Small Halls audiences can expect a beautiful night of original music, as well as a chance to catch up with their families and friends during a supper break, where cake and tea are served. It’s an all ages event and all are welcome.

Please also read the story on this excting event on the Guardian News Webpage

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