First established in 1981 the Denmark Arts Markets have become a showcase for Denmark's craftspeople, entertainers and arts community. Held only five times a year it now attracts a great array of stalls and provides free entertainment to over 12,000 visitors each year. The over 100 stalls are an essential part of the Market Day, with handcrafted and innovative designs encouraged. There are also fresh produce, hot food, coffee, teas, ice cream and information stalls.
The Denmark Arts Markets are held on the banks of the Denmark River in Berridge Park from 10am - 4pm.
2013- 14 applications out now - Click here for stallholder information
Please note: Stallholder Applications close two weeks prior to next market day. All payments for this Market must be finalised one week in advance. Any stallholders wishing to apply for food permits from the Shire must do so two weeks prior, or a late fee, charged by the Shire of Denmark, will apply.
Market Dates are Saturday, 14 December 2013, 4 and 25 January 2014, 1 March and Easter 19 April 2014.
Saturday 1 March 2014
Program of Entertainment
MC - Polly Petal
10.00am Denmark Fiddlers
11.30am Cathy Fotios - sitar
11.45pm Messer's Lore Trio
02.30pm Soul Food
Kids Fun Tent 10am - 4pm
MC Polly Petal will peddle to the markets to take over the MC role. No relation to Gertrude Well-Ease, Polly is a new act, maybe a bit silly, but the kids will love her. I'm thinking of getting some yummy strawberries to hand out to kids and adult kids said Polly
Belleville Quartet are an acoustic Gypsy Swing band carrying on the tradition of Gypsy Jazz inspired by the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The quartet’s sound is a cross section of music from the Paris scene of the 1930’s combined with a selection of songs from the modern Gypsy Jazz repertoire.
With instrumentation similar to Django’s Hot Club, namely: twoacoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin, the ensemble also pulls influences from modern jazz, swing, Latin, gypsy folk, waltzes, and other vintage-jazz sources.
Their energy on stage is infectious and their enthusiasm andenjoyment of raw musical pleasures shine through. This is not not chin-stroking jazz – this is foot tapping, handclapping, cheering swing at its best. Expect of a range of tunes from the “Hot Swing” repertoire, modern standards done in uniquely arranged styles plus some surprises…
(left to right): Charlie McCarthy (violin), Justin Kutylowski (guitar), Lachlan Gear (guitar), Pete Jeavons (doublebass) photographer Amber Scobie
Musician - vocalist, songwriter, bandleader
“Some performers need the audience to listen long and carefully before anyone gets that there is something good going on. With Shameem you’d have to be locked in a lead-lined room to miss this lady’s sparkle. Her charisma and sheer energy on stage command attention and the listener is rewarded with a swinging, soulful sound – this is what jazz is all about.” – James Morrison, Australian jazz virtuoso
“… angelic yet powerful vocals… Shameem Taheri-Lee presents an album that will reach out and inspire her audience. With her naturally soulful voice and strong sense of spirituality, it will make you want to see a live performance to capture the full energy and charisma of this jazz artist.” – Drum Media
Local Albany, Reggae, Funk, Rhythm & Soul Band
Mainly Maori/NZ musicians and some flavours of Oz in the mix, Soulfood are a diverse group of musicians.
The band is made up of 7 members, who each have their flavour to give. Influences from the greats of Motown, Rhythm Blues and Soul Performers and a real passion for NZ Reggae & Pacific Vibes.
In 2012 with the support of Geoff Scott -Sound Engineer, a seed was planted and with roots firmly in place, is now known as one of the local favourites on the music circuit in the South West region.
What do you get when you take singing pirates, strange instruments, ransacked folk styles from around the globe in weird time signatures and throw all the ingredients into a melting pot. The dubious raucous celtic, reggae, shanty hoedown that is Messer’s Lore
A lively and colourful group of student violinists supported by their teachers Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin and a professional rhythm section of guitar and double bass.
The Denmark Fiddlers play an uplifting and sometimes unusual selection of traditional and original fiddle tunes and are regular favourites at The Denmark Markets and other community events and sound great!!!
Marmotte and Steve Scanlon
Marmotte (Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin) will be joined by dynamic Irish guitarist Steve Scanlon to play a selection of original and traditional fiddle tunes, combining rich harmonies, fiery rhythms and graceful melodies for 2 violins and guitar.
Playing sitar is just one of her many talents. Also a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, music teacher and performer with Mandala and De Nada
Markets Supervisor: Anna Steyl, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entertainment Co-ordinator: Andre Steyl, email: email@example.com
If you would like to hold a stall and be a part of this fantastically fun event please download an application form from the Stallholders Info section on our Markets page. Alternatively you can email Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring on 9848 3623.