Hills Folk Music has announced the debut of their first contemporary folk music event of 2021 at South Australia’s iconic Uraidla Institute. 

The event taking place on 2 April will see Folk Alliance Australia Young Artists of the Year, Saije, from Bellingen NSW and Adelaide Hills local troubadour Tim Moore take to the stage to celebrate live original music in the regional town. 

Currently on tour throughout Australia, the award-winning contemporary duo Saije are known for uplifting audiences with their unifying performances whilst offering a warmth that fills any space from their festival stage sets to the small halls of regional towns. 

Curated by local Uraidla residents Aaron Austin-Glen and Anya Anastasia, Hills Folk Music aims to deliver the community with family friendly events of storytelling, original music and care for our natural environment.

Immediately taken by the enthusiasm of the local community when arriving in Uraidla several years ago, the Hills Folk Music Founders noticed there was a gap in the recognition of the thriving music scenes in these regions.

“Having visited other small regional communities on the east coast such as Meeniyan, Bellingen & Cobargo that have thriving live music scene, we saw great potential to create a similar atmosphere here in the Adelaide Hills to showcase our own world class South Australian musicians and offer better touring opportunities for interstate artists to visit our beautiful part of the world,” says Hills Folk Music co-founder and Woodford Folk Festival producer Aaron.

Hills Folk Music are thrilled to be back putting on a show in such a unique venue with a rich history of celebration.

“We’re excited to be hosting events again in beautiful venues such as the 136-year-old Uraidla Institute that have been host to countless community events throughout its lifetime and offer a dedicated listening venue where audiences can be fully immersed in the artists performance,” says co-founder and performer Anya.

Hills Folk Music hope to bring more events to audiences throughout the year and are even working on a full day folk festival for the town of Uraidla. 

Tickets are on sale now and you can get them HERE.