Stars on the Lake

The Stars On The Lake is a program that the Lake School has run since 2007 to encourage talented young Celtic musicians. In most cases the musicians have formed bands that have gone on to play at festivals around Australia, and more recently around the world. Our 2023 stars will form a band under the tutelage of Warrnambool based music teacher, piper, whistler and Southern Ocean Sea band member, Merran Moir. The Stars on The Lake program is supported by the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

2023 - Apolline

Luisa Hickey — she/her (Violin, Vocals, Mandolin)
Tess Hickey — she/her (Cello, Whistle, Vocals)
Laura Heaney — she/her (double bass, vocals)

From previous years

 

Youth Bands and Solo Artists (previously Paddy O’Neill Band Award)

2020 Cara Isabel Rowan, Camperdown (Flute), Grace Moloney, Terang (Guitar, Vocals) & Rose Drummond, Portarlington (Vocals, Violin)

2019 Aurea

2018 Amber

2018 – Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 An Gabhain (The Gavin Family Band)

2016 Anatole Road

2015 Caitlin Brennan, Jordyn Hickey, Rhiannon McArthur, Ari Lane (Full Swing, later The Drowsy Maggies and Cornerhouse Band)

2014 Beyond High Street—Rosie Luby, Jen Rowan, Lachie Moir and Jasmine Atwa

2013 Georgia Rose, Maggie Rutjens and Dylan Johnson (Apollo Bay, Bay Faces Award 2012)

2012 Six at the Crossroads

2011 Fianna

2010 Shanachie

2009 Dram

2008 Rant

2007 Beltane

 

2020 – Cara – Isabel Rowan, Camperdown (Flute), Grace Moloney, Terang (Guitar, Vocals) & Rose Drummond, Portarlington (Vocals, Violin)
2018 – Amber
2015 Caitlin Brennan, Jordyn Hickey, Rhiannon McArthur, Ari Lane (Full Swing, later The Drowsy Maggies and Cornerhouse Band)

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