Jo has been leading walks, ski and cycle tours since the 1980s in Europe and Australia. She is a musician on concertina & piano, a qualified X-C ski instructor and has for many years been an event manager for folk festivals and concert tours.

She has a great love of the outdoors and revels in sharing her passions. She has a comfortable, open and friendly style which makes for an easygoing and enjoyable trip.


Dave co-leads with Jo, adding music tuition and evening music/singing sessions to the mix. Dave is one of Australia’s leading acoustic instrumentalists on guitar, fiddle and mandolin and a recognized folk style singer. He has taught music internationally for 35 years. He’s known from lineups such as Straight Ahead, Eric Bogle, Bushwackers, O’Neill & Rogers and currently performs with Fred Smith and also Den Hanrahan & the Rum Runners.





Nicole Murray is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who has had a successful touring and recording career in folk music for over 20 years in Australia and internationally. Winner of two Australian Folk Music Awards in 2021, for Best Traditional Album with Cloudstreet and the Little Cloud Orchestra, and Best Community/Cultural Project for her online lockdown choir project, Nicole’s Anywhere Choir, she has run two community choirs in Brisbane for ten years, and taught vocals at many singing camps and workshops. She is a loving and thoughtful teacher who fosters the sheer fun of singing, backed up with some good ideas from Kodaly, SOVT exercises, and noises from the Muppets.

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