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Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, 2014
The Fairbridge Festival unfolded In Pinjarra over the weekend, though this time it was a little different, in that it was the last event overseen by outgoing Artistic Director, Steve Barnes. He’ll return next year as an audience member, with Rodney Vervest set to take on his role. Congratulations to Steve on his achievements with the festival over the years.
Photographer, Tamara Szep, took some photos for X-Press and as a Fairbridge devotee, once again had the time of her life.
“As usual Fairbridge was amazing,” she says. “Act of the festival for me would have to be the Perch Creek Family Jugband! Whoa, this brother/sister outfit were energetic, fun, full of good ole wholesome Australian outback magic really. The Seals were on the mark and fuelled up a frenzy with their bluegrass tunes. Rushad Eggleston was so funny, he was amazing; in fact every time I saw him my cheeks ached from smiling so much.
“The act that blew me away, moved me to tears and had me staring at them with googly eyes was definitely Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse. That lady’s voice is smoother than syrup and has the ability to fill a heart with so much emotion. It was an honour to listen.”
Photography by Tamara Szep