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Mona Foma 2020
Jan22

Mona Foma 2020

days of wonder and awe Flying Lotus 3D – Photo: LTTL Photo: LTTL Mona Foma 2020 Fresh and Uniquely Stunning Launceston, Tasmania, Australia 11 to 20 January Intro First up, let’s do an acronym account – Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) Foma (Festival Of Music and Art) gets you Mona Foma, sometimes shorted to Mofo. Mona Foma is an annual event held in January in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, curated by Violent...

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Festival of Small Halls – Nunamara Tasmania 2020
Jan09

Festival of Small Halls – Nunamara Tasmania 2020

Festival of Small Halls Reviewed Photo: LTTL Festival of Small Halls 2020 Nunamara Tasmania 7 January By Jim Jacob Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at the 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 Australian festivals,...

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Mountaingrass Festival 2019
Dec16

Mountaingrass Festival 2019

we review this year’s event The Willing Ponies – Photo: Kimberley Wheeler Mountaingrass Festival 2019 Beechworth, Victoria, Australia 8 to 10 November By Kimberley Wheeler Some would say that a former asylum is the perfect place for people to be running around with banjos and fiddles, playing and singing bluegrass music. Asylum or not, the beautiful gardens and rustic majesty of the buildings of the former May Day Hill...

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Australian Music Festivals 2020
Nov19

Australian Music Festivals 2020

Our list of music festivals in Australia 2020   Over 300 Events Listed   We started this list for much the same reasons as our USA version (see button below).  It’s hard to find a single location that has a sufficient number and details of the many music festivals that take place in Australia each year.  We also like a simple list with relevant website links for easy connection, plus in some sort of...

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Music Festivals in Canada 2020
Nov14

Music Festivals in Canada 2020

Canadian Music Festivals 2020   Last year, Listening Through The Lens was asked to publish a Canadian music festival list, as a corollary to (1) our USA festival catalog which has been going (and growing!) for about four years and (2) an Australian version which is into its second year. Thanks to Treasa Levasseur, Canadian representative of Folk Alliance International, who kick started the offerings here through providing us with...

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Out On The Weekend 2019
Oct16

Out On The Weekend 2019

We take a look at OOTW Brian Cadd – Photo: LTTL Out On The Weekend Seaworks, Williamstown, Melbourne 12 October 2019 It’s not just about the music. Felice Brothers – Photo: LTTL Actually, it’s not just a festival. Ash, Little Georgia – Photo: LTTL Melbourne’s music scene is exceptional. So many talented artists, so many animated venues, large and small. Is it a paradox? Or is it, in fact, the result...

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