BONY MOUNTAIN BIGGER & BETTER IN 2021

Here we are January already -feels srtrange (no Tamworth for me) but we decided we were done the last time we went ! it has all changed so much- and always sooo hot!  But our Festival here at Bony Mountain is my baby now- love it- always a fabulous week! having everyone come to see us- and stay a while!  Our gardens are coming along with all the rain- here is Alice-3 yrs- a keen gardener already!   www.bonymountainfolkfestival.com 

OUR DATES- SEPTEMBER-17-18-19 -GATES OPEN ON SEPT 13TH. 

NEW RELEASES-FOR 2021

Apologies to all those who have ordered THE RODEO COLLECTION- it was due for release this year-bat as you all know Covid has wrecked many plans -for most of us. However will be off to the studio as soon as possible in the New Year-to record some new songs- to feature on this brand new (double album). There will be all those classic songs from my early years- (The Campdrafter) - (Rodeo Queen)- (Firequeen) my first Gold Guitar-for Heritage Award-and so many of your favourites- the covers alone- two spectacular photos- one of me sitting on a big Brahman Bull- in Peel street! (June UNderwood) photo- and the second cover shot-  one of me in Celebrity Cutting- taken by legendary Photographer (Mike Kenyon) - these are two once in a lifetime shots- so it was a no brainer to feature them on these Album Covers! magic photos- so lucky to have them!    

SOLID GOLD - MY SUGGESTION!

This album is my pride & joy-an award winner & a collection for every horse lover-full of stories- tributes- and featuring Gold Guitar Winning (Paddy William) my version- two favourites on here- (Bundarra Dust)  and the Award winning (Solid Gold) and (Gone Drovin). It is a beautiful package -full of photos- lyrics- and a real Collectors item.  I apolgise for the (Rodeo collection) being delayed- a lot of you were hoping for a Xmas release? but alas -it will now be 2021 as soon as I can get into the studio- to record the new tracks! Wishing you all a very merry xmas- and lets hope 2021 will be a brighter & better year!  Luv Norma xxx

EASTER IN THE BUSH ! at BONY MOUNTAIN 2021

Yes we are going ahead with our Easter event for 2021- Bush Camping-is a highlight for our many Campers  -Caravans-Motorhomes- Buses- Tents- we have fifty acres- so no worries with space- or fitting everyone in. And Easter is a gorgeous time of year here o the Darling Downs. Our Campfires will be burning- our Fire DRums- our Campers love having their own Camp Ovens and cookers! The Shack will be in full swing- with great Fillet Steaks-Hamburgers-Fish & hot chips- what more could you ask! Easter is a busy time-but we welcome all visitors- come & join us- Family friendly weekend-with an Easter egg hunt- great entertainment & a lovely bush setting.  Bookings invited- so we know numbers- for catering etc  phone- 07-46674604   or email us on-  normaoharamurphy@gmail.com   

  • MELODY-OUR RESIDENT CLYDESDALE

    MELODY- OUR RESIDENT CLYDESDALE & BELLA & ALICE- SHE IS ONLY A BABY NOW- BUT LATER ON SHE CAN HELP ME WITH JOBS AROUND THE SITE.

  • FESTIVAL GARDENS

    OUR FESTIVAL GARDENS- BIG THANKS TO SUE- WHO DONATED & PLANTED ALL THESE GORGEOUS BROMELIADS! THEY ARE QUITE SPECTACULAR!

  • BURNING OFF IN JULY.

    BIG THANKS TO PRATTEN FIRE BRIGADE -WHO CAME AND BURNT OFF SEVERAL BIG STACKS -HAS CLEANED UP THE SITE VERY NICELY-

BURNING OFF- & MORE NEWS

Well after so long not being able to burn off on our Festival site- Pratten Fire Brigade-to the rescue- they had a training day- photos- and we got rid of some big piles of rubbish still a few more to burn -but such a relief we have had beautiful rain- so perfect time. Also have purchased a gorgeous Clydesdale filly in September  (8 months) Melody - such a sweetie- my Grand kids think she is great! When she is older she can help me with some landscaping- jobs around the place.  MELODY - with Bella & Alice- part of the Bony Mountain team. 

OUR FABULOUS UKULELE GROUP LAST YEAR-WITH MICK!

OUR FESTIVAL- JOBS-AND OUR GARDENS

We did have two construction projects this year- our Ukulele Shack- Mick has grown out of sitting on the log? he had over 20 students last year!  And we are hoping for a Fairy Castle/Cubby House for the Kids play area. Sadly our Volunteers group & Builder were coming from Victoria- so they could not come!  we are evolving every year- gathering more momentum as we go but this year has set us back a bit. Our Festival (Fairy Forest) looks amazing !  big thank you to Sue- what a champion- hundreds of gorgeous plants- Broliliads!  Have started gardens at the Festival site-quite a few Grevilias- natives- some tall river grasses- and lawns are well established now- -all is green now-so onward & upward! Some gorgeous purple Iris- I was given-are flowering! This is a gorgeous pink Azalea -they were in pots-flowering for our first Festival-looked amazing! but then they died? bit sad-thought they were hardy- maybe I'll try again ! but have stuck to natives so far-

MY RODEO COLLECTION -COMING SOON

My big release for 2021- (delayed now due to Border closures) ?  now  is going back to Country in a big way- revisiting a lot of my classic old Rodeo Songs & ballads- written back when I was in the heart of it all- trying my hand at Campdrafting- mixing with some of the finest-Horsemen & women. Lucky enough to meet them-hear their stories-and share this with you! I wrote about RM Williams-after meeting RM and reading his book-  with a simple song (RM) I met the legend/the man- Stumpy- Stumpy Timmins-  won my first TSA Award with Stumpy.  -watched the Legendary Graeme Bagero- (Rodeo Clown). and marvelled at his skills as a clown. And of course I include some Campdraft songs -because the drafting goes hand in hand with the Rodeo events. Those years chasing the Campdrafting were amazing times-when I look back I feel very privaliged to have met some of our greatest Heroes & Legends.   Launching (volume one) next year sometime-  COVER shown 

NORMA SITTING ON (MEGA) AT THE PEEL STREET CONCERTS- TAMWORTH 2000- photo June Underwood- Yes it is a real Brahman bull! 

  • PETER SMOKIE DAWSON

    Peter will join us for 2021- a very talented performer-with a nice easy style-tells a good yarn- sings a good song!
    ON ALL WEEKEND

  • OUR LEGEND AWARD

    Chad ,was our first Legend Award winner- and some very worthy winners over the last ten years- this year another wonderful winner- for 2020

  • ERROL GRAY

    Our funny bloke-we start every day with a good laugh here at (The Mountain) Errol has a bag full of funny songs- and is your pretty typical Aussie bloke!
    ON ALL WEEKEND

SOME OF OUR ARTISTS-

Norma -onstage ten years ago- for the very first Bony Mountain Festival back in 2011. It was a dream come true-for the Singer/Songwriter and fullfilled a lifetime ambition to create an all Aussie Festival in the bush-and invite everyone to come and share the experience- creating the wonderful sense of being right in the heart of the bush & soaking up all this wonderful home grown music . Guess it is much more than that really-with Bluegrass-Folk-some American country-Celtic music-Celtic Dancing-Pipes-Drums- Ukulele Band- And Celebrating some great Aussie Songwriters! But this our next Festival in 2021- our tenth one- certainly will be a reason to celebrate as we come out of all the horrors of the last year or so- Drought-Bushfires & now this Corona virus! but we are in the clear (almost) in Qld and most other states. 

 

Warwick Pipe Thistle Band marching in at our Bony Mountain Festival! our seventh Festival & one of our best yet!