Singer-songwriter Katie Noonan has created a song named “United In Sound” to celebrate Woodford Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary. Noonan will be performing the song at Woodford’s Welcome Ceremony on December 27th, accompanied by a 40 person orchestra chosen from the Sunshine Coast Region by local musician and composer Andrew Vievers.
Evocative lyrics fill the track as Noonan references elements of being part of the Festival, the song also demonstrating the long relationship the singer has had with Woodford through her music career.
Katie Noonan reflected on the process in writing the song, saying:
Woodford Folk Festival is an experience like no other! Woodford is my special place and I wanted to try and evoke the spirit of this iconic event – a true community celebration where everyone plays a vital part. I have been going to Woodford for 20 of its 30 years – either as a performer or a punter – and was honoured to be asked to help commemorate this milestone event. I can’t wait to hear all our voices raised in song together in the amphitheatre – united in sound!
Katie will debut the song in a free sneak-peak performance alongside the Sunshine Coast Orchestra in Caloundra on Friday, December 18th. The sunset concert will be held outdoors beside the beach, kicking off at 6.15pm.
The performance will also showcase a visual installation of a giant Woodfordia heart crafted as part of the Festival’s Flower Fields project. The installation has been crafted with 10,000 flowers made by members of the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay communities.
You can listen to “Unify In Sound” here:
Head to the Woodford website for more information on events.