Based in Queensland, Australia, Cloudstreet are Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon. They have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet’s exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun.

After two years of performing on stages around Australia, Cloudstreet took up full-time performance in 2003 and embarked on their first UK tour. The early days of that trip saw John and Nic perform on every stage that would have them, popping at folk club open mics and floor-spots across the country. They quickly developed a reputation for spot-on harmonies and an engaging stage-presence.

Cloudstreet returned to the United Kingdom in May, 2015 with Emma Nixon, an extraordinary fiddle player who is now a permanent member of the band. They played some great spots at Gate to Southwell that year  – see the video below – and so it is great to have them back in 2017.



Southwell Festival