The Drowsy Maggies - an exciting new Celtic group on the scene in Australia - headlines the performers on Ceilidh Corner at Scots Day Out this year on Saturday 3 March.
Ballarat musicians, Ari Lane (vocals & cajon) and Rhiannon McArthur (vocals, guitar) are joined by Adelaide fiddler Caity Brennan and Camperdown bassist Jordy Hickey to create a unique four-piece band
The 2015 Stars of the Lake award winners are four talented girls playing and singing a fresh approach to folk, Celtic and acoustic music. With their sweet vocals and harmonies, fiery fiddle playing and a swinging rhythm section, this quartet will melt your heart one minute and have you grooving the next. Playing their original harmony-filled songs and fiddle tunes, The Drowsy Maggies are an exciting up-and-coming band on the Australian folk scene. The Drowsy Maggies have played at festivals including Port Fairy Folk Festival, twice at The National Celtic festival in Portarlington and at the 2016 National Folk Festival, where they were awarded the Gill Rees Memorial Award for young musicians.
Also appearing on Ceilidh Corner for the first time will be the Scottish Gaelic Society of Victoria Choir. The society promotes the study and cultivation of the Scottish Gaelic language and culture in Victoria with its choir one way to spread the traditional language.
Returning will be SDO favourites the Emu Creek Bush Band and Bendigo Sing Australia choir.
The music on Ceilidh Corner will be performed by this amazing lineup between 11am and 4pm.