Murwillumbah local David Gourlay has been coming to the festival each year to 'get his musical fix'.
Elanora resident Peter Davenport was a young friend and protege of the late Nerang identity and master button accordion player Bill Fechner who was in much demand for old time dances in the Gold Coast and hinterland districts many decades ago.
Frank's favourite instrument is his 120-year English concertina made by Sir Charles Wheatstone. It has the same range of notes as a violin.
Harold's interest in accordion music began in the 1950s and Jeanette began playing the button accordion in 2005.
Keith and Doreen Nauschutz of Haden bought this 130-year old button accordion at a clearing sale for $30.
Cec started playing when he was 14 years old and by the age of 20 he was playing with bands in and around Brisbane.
Karl Quaill of Burpengary on tea chest bass and David Gourlay of Murwillumbah on accordion at the 2012 festival.
Dance halls in the 50s and 60s were the 'Tinder' of the time and many long-term relationships began in places such as this.
Saturday 9 OCTOBER 2021