“The History Project” acknowledges all the workers, performers and lovers of the festival from the last 40 years. You can upload photos, text or a short audio recollection of festivals past and we’d love to hear from you!!

This project is supported by a Rapid Response Grant from the Huon Valley Council.

Also, if you have any old video from past events, you can either upload them to YouTube and email us the link, or perhaps add them to a USB memory stick and mail it to: 29 Macfarlane Street, South Hobart Tasmania 7004. If you have old super 8 or other film footage, please contact us.

The judges have selected the winners and the people have voted:


Our four judges were unanimous in their decisions:

  • Best Song: “Stay Hopeful” by Claire Anne Taylor
  • Best Tune: “The Other Side” by Michael Fix
  • Runner up: “Cradle to Cave” by the Belle Miners

Peoples’ Choice

  • Song: “Cradle to Cave” by the Belle Miners
  • The tune was jointly won by: Paddy Riley for her tune “Fedora’s Dilemma” and Meredith Beardmore for her tune “Honey’s Last Trot”

Congratulations to all! (and to our extraordinarily hardworking judges who painstakingly listened and examined all 174 entries!!) - our eternal gratitude!

A big thank you to APRA/AMCOS for funding the Song and Tune competition!

Tune Competition Shortlist

  • 105 The Other Side
  • 116 River Islands
  • 117 Fedoras Dilemma
  • 122 Honeys Last Trot
  • 40 farewell to dohertys

Song Competition Shortlist

  • 105 Man on the Wire
  • 126 Shackled (Song for Nûdem Durak)
  • 148 If Your Love Was Still Mine
  • 152 For A Moment
  • 154 Wildflower Woman
  • 18 Cradle To Caves
  • 29 Fool
  • 41 Fury
  • 51 Stuff (Factories in China)
  • 57 Stay Hopeful

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