Group of the Year – Winner
Artist of the Year – Winner
Producer of the Year – Pix Vane Mason – Winner
New Talent – Finalist
Album of the Year – Gone Molly – Finalist
Song of the Year – The Miners Way – Finalist
Song of the Year – Instructions for my funeral – Finalist
Song of the Year – I am stretched on your grave
Song of the Year – Gravesend Pier
Song of the Year – The Bitter Men
Powerful and ethereal, Gone Molly is the new voice of contemporary Anglo-Celtic folk music. Songwriter Sally Harris and Declan Affley award winner Rebecca Wright bring to life colourful characters and tales from a rich cultural tapestry abounding in mythology, mysteries, love & loss. With their stunning eponymous debut album released in December 2017 and a steadily growing presence on the festival circuit, this enchanting duo are not to be missed.
About The Band
Over the last three years, songwriter and vocalist Sally Harris has been quietly building a repertoire of songs that bring together a love of history, mythology, traditional song, tunes and sessions. Together with one of Australia’s most well known and respected folk musicians, Rebecca Wright, these stories are brought to life with exquisite cello lines, heart melting harmonies and a delicately handled guitar.
Born in the north of England, Sally retains strong links with her birth culture through music. Though relatively new as a performer on the folk music circuit, she has quickly built a reputation as a songwriter and performer to be watched. Her songs draw on the traditions of Anglo-Celtic tunes and story telling, and combine these with contemporary arrangements and ideas. Sally has strong links to the folk circles in Queensland and NSW and is on the board of Folk Alliance Australia.
Since winning the Declan Affley Award for Emerging Talent at the National Folk Festival in 1999, Rebecca has become well known on the Australian and international folk circuit, not only as a solo singer-songwriter, but increasingly as guest cello-singer with a range of notable artists including Fred Smith, Cloudstreet, Mark Cryle, and The Wish List.
In 2008, Rebecca toured with Cloudstreet in the UK, Denmark and Morocco, and in 2010 extensively toured Europe as cello-singer with folk-rock outfit, The Wishing Well. She also spent over 3 years immersed in traditional Scottish music and culture whilst living west of Glasgow with her husband, Donald McKay. Currently based back in her hometown of Brisbane, Rebecca plays in a duo with Donald, as well as in countless other collaborations, including a Scottish dance band, The Ceilidh Clan. She is also a guest facilitator of The Folk Choir, and a founding member of the Queensland Traditional Arts Group (QTrad).