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Concert and Event Producer


 

Warren Fahey has a history of producing music and heritage-based events.

Past events include (as a sampling)

1970 The Port Jackson Folk Festival, Sydney. This was the 4th National Folk Festival staged in Australia. Warren Fahey was Festival Producer and Artistic Director. In those days the festival, which had started in Melbourne in 1967, travelled to a different State each year. It was primarily staged at Sydney University with the evening concerts at the Elizabethan Theatre, Newtown. The festival was the first such folk festival to include muslti-cultural artists. It was a success and led to the establishment, same year, of the Folk Federation of New South Wales.

 

1976 -1988. Warren Fahey produced the annual Larrikin Folklife Concert Series in conjunction with the Sydney Festival (under the direction of Stephen Hall). The festival ran ten concerts over ten days. The first three festivals were at the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House (and in conjunction with the Sydney Opera House Trust), and then moved to the Concert Hall of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, then the Regent Theatre on George Street. The festival included international and domestic artists.

 

1973-1995. Various concerts and tours staged in conjunction with Larrikin Records and Folkways Music.

 

1998. Associate Producer of Spinning Around, an exhibition of Festival Records history at the Powerhouse Museum (curated by Peter Cox).

 

2006. Artistic Producer for the Australian Spotlight, Festival InterCeltique, Lorient, France. For the Australian Embassy, France, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, with assistance from the Australia Council. Ten days and nights of programming including the Australia Gala Concerts in the main theatre.

 

2009. Artistic Director, Kings Cross Food and Wine Festival

 

2010 onwards. Various events produced for Rookwood General Cemetary Trust to highlight the necropolis heritage status. Included open days and military commemorative days.

 

2012. Artistic Director Producer, Kings Cross Festival.

 

2015 onwards – produced countless tours of the stage play, Dead Men Talking.

 

2019. Artistic Director, Sydney Folk Festival. The first folk festival in Sydney for over 30 years. Another success.

2020 – (in production) Potts Point HighLife Festival. a celebration of local lifestyle and architecture.