EASTER IN THE BUSH FOR 2022

YOU ARE ALL INVITED- to come to Bony Mountain in Easter-to spend all of EAster-enjoying the bush- relaxing- our big new Marquee will be up- and we are planning live entertainment every night- with Performances from (Norma O'Hara Murphy) our Gold Guitar winning hostess-plus other artists TBC - also a Gospel show on Easter Sunday- with a short service! Easter Bunny -and Easter egg hunt- As usual Porta loos- Water & Fire Drums- Camp Fires (hopefully) will be burning.  Book at our Web Site- www.bonymountainfolkfestival.com  or enquiries-  0493 079 039  Accomodation available also in Warwick- contact Warwick Tourism 

CELEBRATING OUR CELTIC ROOTS

Over the last few years I have just loved the resurgence of Scottish & Irish- music- Bands-Pipes & drums. I believe I may have kicked it off in January- 2000 when we invited the Scottish Band (Colorado) to Tamworth- where we performed in Peel st-for 3 days/nights- to huge crowds. The boys really stole the show- in their kilts- & people just loved it all. Reminded us all where we came from-  I grew up with this music- and love the tartans and all the wonderful tradition that goes hand in hand with celebrating Scottish tradition- Irish tradition- the history and the heritage- what an amazing heritage we have!  No wonder we love all this!  I am planning my next Celtic album- and Bony Mountain proudly celebrates all this every year!  I was this year invited to perform at Warwicks Caladonian 150 year Celebration Dinner at the Showgrounds-  Performed (The Skye Boat song- and Loch Lomond). I was shocked to realize I only know two Scottish songs! shame!  but it was a very special event ! What a gathering-from all over-  there were hundreds of Pipers-Bands-it was amazing!   (this is another photo from UK). 

150 YEARS OF WARWICK CALEDONIAN SOCIETY

TAKE A CUTTING!

I know a lot of you adore this song- actually an Award winner-TSA Comedy Song - but seriously I know a lot of you love your gardens-trees- plants etc as much as me- so go to my Landcare Web Site- www.bonymountainlandcare.com   To share my garden & my beloved Bony Mountain! I have several projects on the go- my Earth Bank- all freshly planted -plus all our Wildlife Corridors- are powering- before & after photos-all very interesting! Luv Norma xxx

NEW RELEASES-FOR 2021

Apologies to all those who have ordered THE RODEO COLLECTION- it was due for release last year-but as you all know Covid has wrecked many plans -for most of us. However it will be released during our Festival week next year - in September-I'm off to the studio in October? but not looking good with the Border! so might be next year?  but some great new songs - to feature on this brand new (double album). pretty excited about all this! there will be all those classic songs from my early years- all Rodeo songs- 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! New songs featured will pay tribute to Legends- Fred Brophy-(boxing tent) and working on a song-for Graham Borhero! Rodeo Clown- plus a couple more I'm working on.  SO HOLD YOUR HORSES!   

HERE WE ARE IN 2021

Here we are in 2021 -what a strange year we have had- But our Festival here at Bony Mountain is rearing to go- love it- always a fabulous week! having everyone come to see us- and stay a while!  for details/bookings -    www.bonymountainfolkfestival.com   I have two new knees- and some Hernia/repair otherwise I'm okay! 

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

Please check out PHOTO ALBUM- I have added a lot of archival stuff-  I'm sure you will find interesting!also have updated (HORSES) page & big thanks to those who sent photos of (Roc ) progeny ! 

  • MATILDA-OUR RESIDENT CLYDESDALE

    MATILDA- OUR RESIDENT CLYDESDALE & BELLA & ALICE- SHE WAS ONLY A BABY HERE - BUT LATER ON SHE CAN HELP ME WITH JOBS AROUND THE SITE.

  • FESTIVAL GARDENS

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

  • JEFF BROWN OUR FAVOURITE BALLADEER-WITH HIS FAMILY ONSTAGE! 2021

    What great Festival we had- weather was amazing! crowd was amazing- artists were great! vintage cars- classic vintage truck- ukulele school was fabulous again- it all went so well.

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! and lets hope 2021 will be a brighter & better year! for all of us  Luv Norma xxx

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-

  • FESTIVAL GARDENS

    Love the way its all growing-purple Daisies-geraniums- and the Bromiliads- all growing so well.

  • 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 2021

  • 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 in 2011- for the very first Bony Mountain Festival. 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 we have been through in the bush- Qld is a free State- hope you can join us!  

 

Warwick Pipe Thistle Band marching in at our Bony Mountain Festival! our seventh Festival 2018 & one of our best yet!