Tyalgum is a truly delightful rural village screaming out ‘shabby chic’ in north eastern New South Wales. It is set against the backdrop of the Wollumbin National Park and the Mt Warning Caldera, with views from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay. This is a place of cultural significance for all Australians from the dreamtime until today. A place where ‘country charm meets classical music’, Tyalgum is also a place where beauty abounds and tradition is celebrated with the sweet sounds of the Tyalgum Music Festival, which will be held over three days September 11 – 13 in 2015.
Anna McMichael co-director of the festival says that “Last year had a great atmosphere and this year is expanding to include music on the main street as well as the ticketed concerts…”. The Tyalgum Music Festival Gold Pass on sale from the 1st July lets you gain a discount to attend all 6 ticketed concerts to be held in the Tyalgum Community Hall, plus the Family Concert. If you want the ‘Early Bird Version’ of the Gold Pass, giving you a further saving, you will need to act quickly to purchase before June 30, 2015
Tyalgum is a place where tradition is revered, its delightful early buildings loving restored and turned into cottage cafe’s, art galleries and gift stores. The Tyalgum Village Market a monthly artisan and vintage event is a must for all visitors to the region. I have been a number of times when visiting friends who used to live nearby. The community hall built in 1908 is where much of the action goes down. The musical program is designed to be both festive and fun, showcasing a select group of musicians offering sweet sounds of music.
Artists this year offering a close up encounter with virtuosic musicianship include the stunning a capella group The Song Company, internationally acclaimed virtuosic accordionist James Crabb, ACO Cellist Daniel Yeadon, Clocked Out, Ironwood and the renowned Camerata of St John’s, whose performers play on original instruments.
They are all playing alongside local and emerging young artists. Associated weekend events will be happening all over this village of some three hundred people, who have all helped put this event on the map. After a decade the Tyalgum Music Festival is now a major event on the Australian music calendar, with visitors able to enjoy a chat up close and personally with festival performers. The whole weekend is an intimate affair, heralding the arrival of Spring. Tyalgum Music Festival 11 – 13 September, 2015 | BOOKINGS