First established in 1981 the Denmark Arts Markets have become a showcase for Denmark's craftspeople, entertainers and arts community. Held only four 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.
Next Market Dates: 2014 Dec 13, 2015 Jan 3, Jan 24, April 4
Program of Entertainment
Denmark Arts Market Stage presented by Act-Belong-Commit
Saturday 24 Jan 2015
MC Gertrude Wellease
Freya's Bounty is a melodic local duo who having been setting their sails and sharing their songs around town. Anchored mostly in Albany, these two ladies harvest the riches of life through their songwriting and performances. Danielle Flynn sings the main vocals and plays guitar, which is fused with Madeline Winton on double bass, flute and sweet harmonies. The eclectic mix of influences from their vast musical journey has resulted in a repertoire that is refreshing and uniquely their own. Saddle up your horses and enjoy the ride :)
11.00 am Keely and Saskia
Local Denmark sisters, – Keely (vocals) and Saskia Brittain (Guitar and vocals) are a young duo who are excited to be singing again in their home town at the 2015 Denmark Arts Markets.
They sing a range of contemporary pop covers that will delight all ages. 2014 was a big year for the sisters - both girls were acknowledged for their individual talents and hope to continue on their path to success in 2015.
11.30 am Endearing-Y
The Endearing Y's are a snazzy acoustic jazz trio offering quirky interpretations of classic and modern songs. Their sweet sound is a blend of sultry vocals, crafty guitar work and solid double bass lines. Playful, theatrical, engaging, sassy fun for all the family
12.30 pm Ezereve
"Ezereve is no ordinary singer/songwriter. This 28 year old mother of four is passionate about children. The purpose behind Ezereve's latest offering 'Knocking on the Shore', is to raise $20,000 for a World Vision Child Rescue Centre in Cambodia, through her album sales. Ezereve's music is refreshingly real, stripped-back indie folk, that makes you feel good and inspires you to make a difference. With whispery, smooth-as-butter vocals, it is no wonder Ezereve is dubbed as Australia's answer to Norah Jones."
Ezereve lives on an acreage in the beautiful Chittering Valley in Western Australia, with her husband and four gorgeous children.
1.00 pm Eco Faeries
Eco Faeries are heading south to meet the magical creatures of Denmark. Join us in the morning to make faerie wings and phoenix tails from recycled material. Then bring your dancing wiggle to the Eco Faerie stage show.
Faerie Cara sprouted Eco Faeries in 2004 with the idea to create an entertainment company that delivers quality reliable services with a solid educational message. She's also a television presenter, waste educator for MRC, marriage celebrant, author and her latest challenge is a mum to a two year old pixie.
Cara has wandered around the world seeking traditional faerie tales while performing at events. From promoting equal rights by parading in the Sydney Mardi Gras to storytelling in Seattle, seeking traditional storytellers around Ireland and driving her magic bus Esmeralda throughout regional Australia.
Faerie Milly has always been musically inclined, playing guitar since the age of 11 and from the inspiration of her creative mother has always expressed herself well through written art and poetry. Her performance career began as a stage performer with Faerie Cara and the 'Eco Faeries' and from that her love of environmental awareness and a desire for a deeper human connection to one another grew. She has a strong connection with nature, spirit and Aboriginal Culture after being educated and welcomed into her extended family at Nowanup Nyoongar Healing Camp.
Sarah the pirate faerie will join the eco-faeries on stage at 1pm
1.30 pm Tracey Barnett
"Tracey Barnett is a rare example of a young woman who can, single handedly, walk onto any stage, grab the audience and take them on an uplifting journey ..... this is original roots and blues at its best" Susan Clarke, Dingo Beach Music
In 2010 she released her first EP 'The First of Many', which received dual nominations in the West Australian Music Awards. By 2012 her hectic performance schedule encouraged her to quit her 'day job' and turn to music full time.
2.00 pm new act - to be confirmed
Unfortunately the Pimps of Sound will not be playing at the Markets
3.00 pm Henry Faulkner
INSPIRING EARTHY RICH SOULFUL TONES..
Vocals - Guitar - Acoustic Guitar - Loop station
Hailing from Albany WA and the shores of Gisborne New Zealand, NZ Singer / Songwriter
Henry specialises in providing an upbeat yet chilled vibe creating a warm, laid back atmosphere
Please be advised that it is a requirement that all stall holders must have their own Insurance cover. Further information about this is in the Markets Policy and Regulations.
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