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Catch the Music Train to the Illawarra Folk Festival
Saturday 16th January & Sunday 17th January 2010

By Brian Dunnett
Posted Thursday, December 3, 2009

The best way to get to the Illawarra Folk Festival is by leaving the car at home and using public transport.
To plan your trip go to www.131500.com.au or call Transport Info on 131 500.
For CityRail timetable information visit www.cityrail.info/timetables

 

 

Those Travelling on the Music Train Please Note

You will require a City Rail Ticket to travel on the special designated Music Train Carriages that will cover you from your joining Railway station to Bulli Station. You also must have proof of entry into the Illawarra Folk Festival.

Carriages on 3 trains leaving Central for Bulli are being reserved for Illawarra Folk Festival attendees with pre-purchased tickets. If you're planning on buying your ticket at the Festival gate, you'll miss the great entertainment!
 

SATURDAY 16th JANUARY (Train 1) - 2 carriages


CARRIAGE 1 – Celtic Music Session - Central to Waterfall, bring your fiddles, whistles and other musical instruments for all of the fun. Rant a young group from the Victorian Irish Community join the train at Waterfall and will perform to Bulli and at the festival.

CARRIAGE 2 – Singing carriage - Central Station to Hurstville, Anthony Robins, song writer, folk music performer leads the singing. At Hurstville Station the train is joined by Folk Singers John Warner and Margaret Walters, poets, and other performers of the written word including Yuri the Storyteller.
 

Timetable
Central 8.40am
Wolli Creek 8.51am
Hurstville 9am
Sutherland 9.11am
Waterfall 9.22am
Helensburgh 9.32am
Otford 9.40am
Stanwell Park 9.45am
Coalcliff 9.50am
Scarborough 9.56am
Wombarra 9.58am
Coledale 10.01am
Austinmer 10.04am
Thirroul 10.07am
Bulli 10.09am


Bulli station has a lift, & the Showground is about 5 minutes walk up the road from the station. If you don't want to walk, wait for the Festival Kombi Van.

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SATURDAY 16th JANUARY 2nd Train - 3 carriages


CARRIAGE 1 – Bluegrass Carriage - A Bluegrass Music Session begins at Central Railway, then The Backburners join the train at Waterfall and play though the National Park to Bulli Railway Station

CARRIAGE 2 - Inner City Music Carriage - Sydney Jazz Singer Sonia Bennett supported by Folk Singers John Hospodaryk & Darren Whitaker from Central to Waterfall, then they are joined by Okapi Guitars who will perform from Waterfall to Bulli

CARRIAGE 3 - Sutherland Musicians - Margaret Bradford, The Older Women Network, and members of The Shire Choir
 

Timetable
Central 9.40am
Wolli Creek 9.51am
Hurstville 10am
Sutherland 10.11am
Waterfall 10.22am
Helensburgh 10.32am
Thirroul 11.00am
Bulli 11.02am


Bulli station has a lift, & the Showground is about 5 minutes walk up the road from the station. If you don't want to walk, wait for the Festival Kombi Van.

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SUNDAY 17th JANUARY (Train 3) - 3 carriages

CARRIAGE 1 - Kids Carriage - Lots of surprises at Central Railway Station followed by Gobsmacked and King and Queen of Green who join the train at Waterfall

CARRIAGE 2 - Singing Carriage “Come All Yea” singing session for all to join in. Lead by day tripping singers travelling to the Festival to join other members of their choirs and singing groups. Bring some copies of your favourite song for people to learn and sing on the trip.

CARRIAGE 3 - Learn to Play Tin Whistle Carriage - Mitch Smith and friends & Sue Wighton, Queensland Folk/Jazz Singer/songwriter
 

Timetable
Central 8.40am
Wolli Creek 8.51am
Hurstville 9am
Sutherland 9.11am
Waterfall 9.22am
Helensburgh 9.32am
Otford 9.40am
Stanwell Park 9.45am
Coalcliff 9.50am
Scarborough 9.56am
Wombarra 9.58am
Coledale 10.01am
Austinmer 10.04am
Thirroul 10.07am
Bulli 10.10am


Bulli station has a lift, & the Showground is about 5 minutes walk up the road from the station. If you don't want to walk, wait for the Festival Kombi Van.

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RETURN TRAIN TIMES from Bulli
Saturday & Sunday

3.37pm, arrives Central 4.58pm
4.30pm, arrives Central 5.57pm
5.36pm, arrives Central 6.57pm
6.30pm, arrives Central 7.58pm
7.36pm, arrives Central 8.57pm
8.30pm, arrives Central 9.58pm
9.36pm, arrives Central 10.57pm
last train to Sydney
10.30pm, arrives Central 11.57pm


These Train times correct as of 1 December 2009. Call CityRail 131 500 closer to the travelling date


For bookings & further information please call Brian Dunnett 9668 9051

Photos - Sandra Nixon & Illawarra Folk Festival