BIO

Jackie Luke (hammered dulcimer), Greg Wilson (Celtic harp) and the innovative cellist, Rita Woolhouse make up Australia's most distinctive trio. They boast a unique blend of more than 100 strings. Springtide makes regular appearances at festivals and acoustic events around Australia. They toured England and Ireland in 2015, and have completed a successful tour of New Zealand in May 2016.
 
Here are just some of our many achievements

  • 2018 National Folk Festival

  • 2017 Merry Muse Folk Club

  • 2017 Spindrift CD Launch

  • 2016 NZ Tour (North Island)

  • 2015 Harp Festival County Meath, Ireland

  • O'Donovan's Hotel Ireland

  • 2014 Supported the Meath Harp Ensemble (Ireland)for a concert at the Embassy of Ireland, Australia

  • Illawarra Folk Festival - Concerts & Folk School Tutors

  • Launched Wisdom of Trees CD

  • Concert at the Front Cafe & Bar, Canberra

  • 2013 Performed as Playford Players at the National Folk Festival

  • 2012 Concert in the Historic St Albans Church

  • 2011 Feature Concert, John O'Brien Festival Narrandera

  • Concert - High Court of Australia

  • 2009 Launched Singing My Family Tree, a unique collection, combining genealogy and music, at Turning Wave Festival. Also featuring Rita Gibson on Cello.

  • 2007 Jackie’s song  River of Tears was a top 5 finalist in the MusicOz Song Comp.

  • 2008 Jackie taught Dulcimer master class at NFF and staged Strike Me Pink dulcimer concert, featuring 3 different kinds of dulcimer

  • 2005 Springtide toured China and performed at the Cimbalom World Association Congress in Beijing

  • 2004 Jackie played dulcimer with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Lord of the Rings Symphony

  • 2004 – 2008 Integral part of  Fellowship of the Strings / Fourth Realm a stellar folk band which toured Australia, and Italy, and was a feature of many festivals throughout Australia

  • 1996 – 2001 Members of  popular Celtic / North American Band Mattawa which was resident at St Albans, Settlers Arms for 4 years

  • 1994 Duo toured North America & UK and Jackie played in a duo with Gillian Alcock at the Cimbalom Congress in Slovakia & International Hackbrett Festival in Germany

  • Many festivals, folk clubs, and concerts since 1992 (too many to list!)

  • 2015 Islington Folk Club, London

  • 2015 Harp Festival County Meath, Ireland

  • O'Donovan's Hotel Ireland

  • 2014 Supported the Meath Harp Ensemble (Ireland)for a concert at the Embassy of Ireland, Australia

  • Illawarra Folk Festival - Concerts & Folk School Tutors

  • Launched Wisdom of Trees CD

  • Concert at the Front Cafe & Bar, Canberra

  • 2013 Performed as Playford Players at the National Folk Festival

  • 2012 Concert in the Historic St Albans Church

  • 2011 Feature Concert, John O'Brien Festival Narrandera

  • Concert - High Court of Australia

  • 2009 Launched Singing My Family Tree, a unique collection, combining genealogy and music, at Turning Wave Festival. Also featuring Rita Gibson on Cello.

  • 2007 Jackie’s song  River of Tears was a top 5 finalist in the MusicOz Song Comp.

  • 2008 Jackie taught Dulcimer master class at NFF and staged Strike Me Pink dulcimer concert, featuring 3 different kinds of dulcimer

  • 2005 Springtide toured China and performed at the Cimbalom World Association Congress in Beijing

  • 2004 Jackie played dulcimer with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Lord of the Rings Symphony

  • 2004 – 2008 Integral part of  Fellowship of the Strings / Fourth Realm a stellar folk band which toured Australia, and Italy, and was a feature of many festivals throughout Australia

  • 1996 – 2001 Members of  popular Celtic / North American Band Mattawa which was resident at St Albans, Settlers Arms for 4 years

  • 1994 Duo toured North America & UK and Jackie played in a duo with Gillian Alcock at the Cimbalom Congress in Slovakia & International Hackbrett Festival in Germany

  • Many festivals, folk clubs, and concerts since 1992 (too many to list!)

SAMPLE OF BOOKINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springtide performing at the Embassy of Ireland concert 2014


Embassy of Ireland, Canberra

Illawarra Folk Festival

Carey's Cave, Wee Jasper, NSW
Front Gallery & Cafe, Canberra
House Concert, Canberra

National Folk Festival
Turning Wave Festival, Yass
High Court of Australia, Canberra Concert
St Albans Folk Festival
Dungog Arts Society – Gallery Opening
Planet Dungog Music Festival
Wedding, Hunter Valley Winery & Cottage Point
Playford Dance & English Ceili, Bundanoon
Chillbillies Cafe, Dungog (Regular gig)
100 Mile Banquet – Stroud Monastery Wedding, Hunter Valley
Lorne Probus Christmas Party
James Theatre - AGOG Film Festival
Newcastle Folk Club
Hills District Bush Christmas
Richard Jeeves Centre (Elderly Day-Care)
Heritage Day - Beecroft
5 Lands Walk    - Avoca Beach
The Shack – Folk Club

Jackie Luke -  Bio
Greg Wilson -  Bio

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