Four Winds concert stunning at Bermagui wharf: PHOTOS

THE Four Winds Festival free community concert on Easter Friday took place in the spectacular setting of the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

BOAT STAGE: The stage, that being the MV Pelican 1 , is all set for the afternoon's free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

BOAT STAGE: The stage, that being the MV Pelican 1 , is all set for the afternoon's free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DECORATIONS: Lanterns made by Bega Valley school children adorned the MV Pelican and Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

DECORATIONS: Lanterns made by Bega Valley school children adorned the MV Pelican and Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

BOAT MEN: Four Winds Festival community concert boat man Richard Barcham is helped by youngsters Finlee and Manu taking artists to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour.

BOAT MEN: Four Winds Festival community concert boat man Richard Barcham is helped by youngsters Finlee and Manu taking artists to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour.

WELCOME CREW: Welcome to Country crew at the Four Winds Festival community concert volunteer Polly Crowden, Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council chairperson Anne Greenaway, elder and speaker Lou Davis and Lara Crew.

WELCOME CREW: Welcome to Country crew at the Four Winds Festival community concert volunteer Polly Crowden, Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council chairperson Anne Greenaway, elder and speaker Lou Davis and Lara Crew.

PUNT TRIP: The Welcome to Country crew gets taken across to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PUNT TRIP: The Welcome to Country crew gets taken across to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PUNT TRIP: The Welcome to Country crew gets taken across to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PUNT TRIP: The Welcome to Country crew gets taken across to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PUNT TRIP: The Welcome to Country crew gets taken across to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PUNT TRIP: The Welcome to Country crew gets taken across to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PUNT TRIP: The Welcome to Country crew gets taken across to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PUNT TRIP: The Welcome to Country crew gets taken across to the stage on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

DANCERS PREPARE: The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma get ready to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DANCERS PREPARE: The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma get ready to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DANCERS PREPARE: The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma get ready to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DANCERS PREPARE: The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma get ready to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

MUSIC FOLK: Narooma High School music teacher and concert performer Dan Efraemson and Four Winds volunteer and fellow Narooma music teacher Merinda Hurren at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

MUSIC FOLK: Narooma High School music teacher and concert performer Dan Efraemson and Four Winds volunteer and fellow Narooma music teacher Merinda Hurren at the Four Winds Festival community concert.


BERMAGUI FOLK: Bermagui photographer David Cotton and Lynette Timmis at the Four Winds Festival community concert at Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf.

BERMAGUI FOLK: Bermagui photographer David Cotton and Lynette Timmis at the Four Winds Festival community concert at Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf.

WORKING HARBOUR: The Bermagui harbour remained busy on Easter Friday proving a surreal background of game boats returning from fishing.

WORKING HARBOUR: The Bermagui harbour remained busy on Easter Friday proving a surreal background of game boats returning from fishing.

WORKING HARBOUR: The Bermagui harbour remained busy on Easter Friday proving a surreal background of game boats returning from fishing.

WORKING HARBOUR: The Bermagui harbour remained busy on Easter Friday proving a surreal background of game boats returning from fishing.


PACKED WHARF: Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf was packed out for the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PACKED WHARF: Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf was packed out for the Four Winds Festival community concert.

WELCOME SPEAKER: Elder and Welcome to Country speaker Lou Davis on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

WELCOME SPEAKER: Elder and Welcome to Country speaker Lou Davis on the MV Pelican on the Bermagui harbour at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

DJAADJAWAN DANCERS :The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma perform to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DJAADJAWAN DANCERS :The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma perform to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DJAADJAWAN DANCERS :The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma perform to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DJAADJAWAN DANCERS :The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma perform to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DJAADJAWAN DANCERS :The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma perform to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DJAADJAWAN DANCERS :The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma perform to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DJAADJAWAN DANCERS :The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma perform to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

DJAADJAWAN DANCERS :The Djaadjawan Dancers from Narooma perform to open the Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.


FESTIVAL TICKETS: Four Winds Festival volunteers handle ticket sales.

FESTIVAL TICKETS: Four Winds Festival volunteers handle ticket sales.


BERMAGUI PRESCHOOL: Narelle Myers from the Bermagui Preschool at the Four Winds Festival community concert at Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf.

BERMAGUI PRESCHOOL: Narelle Myers from the Bermagui Preschool at the Four Winds Festival community concert at Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf.

BERMAGUI FOLK: Bermagui’s Malcolm and Jenny Halliday the Four Winds Festival community concert at Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf.

BERMAGUI FOLK: Bermagui’s Malcolm and Jenny Halliday the Four Winds Festival community concert at Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf.

MELANIE’S BOAT RIDE: Four Winds Festival community concert performer Melanie Horsnell of Candelo catches a ride to the stage on Bermagui Harbour.

MELANIE’S BOAT RIDE: Four Winds Festival community concert performer Melanie Horsnell of Candelo catches a ride to the stage on Bermagui Harbour.

MELANIE’S BOAT RIDE: Four Winds Festival community concert performer Melanie Horsnell of Candelo catches a ride to the stage on Bermagui Harbour.

MELANIE’S BOAT RIDE: Four Winds Festival community concert performer Melanie Horsnell of Candelo catches a ride to the stage on Bermagui Harbour.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

PACKED WHARF: Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf was packed out for the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PACKED WHARF: Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf was packed out for the Four Winds Festival community concert.


FAMILY AFFAIR: Eddie Moore with Kate, Alyssa and Layton and Al and Les Heffernan all of Narooma Four Winds Festival community concert.

FAMILY AFFAIR: Eddie Moore with Kate, Alyssa and Layton and Al and Les Heffernan all of Narooma Four Winds Festival community concert.

ESSENTIAL READING: Oung Niennattrakul of Narooma with essental reading the Narooma News at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

ESSENTIAL READING: Oung Niennattrakul of Narooma with essental reading the Narooma News at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

NAROOMA NEWSAGENTS: The Narooma News agents at ESSENTIAL READING: Oung Niennattrakul of Narooma with essental reading the Narooma News at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

NAROOMA NEWSAGENTS: The Narooma News agents at ESSENTIAL READING: Oung Niennattrakul of Narooma with essental reading the Narooma News at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PRIME SPOT: Legendary Bermagui charter boat skipper Keith Appleby had a prime spot at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

PRIME SPOT: Legendary Bermagui charter boat skipper Keith Appleby had a prime spot at the Four Winds Festival community concert.

WINE MERCHANTS: The lovely Janinka and Bruce Francki from Horse & Camel Winebar at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf had a busy night with the Four Winds concert happening out front!

WINE MERCHANTS: The lovely Janinka and Bruce Francki from Horse & Camel Winebar at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf had a busy night with the Four Winds concert happening out front!

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

HARBOUR PERFORMANCE: Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band perform on the MV Pelican at the free Four Winds community concert at the Bermagui Fisherman's Wharf.

This was a first as the free Friday concert is usually held on the town oval.

But the setting was stunning and the stage was the deck of the research catamaran vessel the MV Pelican 1 tethered out on Bermagui Harbour in front of the wharf.

The musicians were ferried out to the vessel on a punt.

School children from Bermagui and Candelo Primary Schools and Bega’s Mumbulla School worked with a professional paper lantern-maker during fourth term last year to make decorations that draped the MV Pelican.

The upstairs of the Bermagui Fisherman’s Wharf building was sealed off for those willing to pay a little extra for the spectacular view.

There were plenty of Narooma connections with all female indigenous group the Djaadjawan Dancers opening the concert with their wonderful dancing.

Also spotted were Narooma High School music teacher and Dan Efraemson and Four Winds volunteer and fellow Narooma music teacher Merinda Hurren.

Mr Efraemson performed with the opening act of Melanie Horsnell of Candelo and her band.

The Welcome to Country was given by elder Lou Davis, who spoke about how he and his brother were the first local Aboriginal boys to graduate from high school and how he went to work for editor Curly Annabel at the Bega District News.

He joked that now he enjoyed fishing but the leatherjackets were ruining it.

The concert went on until dark with the other performers being the Michelle Nicolle Quartet and the Kade Brown Trio.

The Easter Friday free concert signals the start of the Four Winds Festival proper out at Barraga Bay south of Bermagui on Saturday and Sunday.

The new Windsong Pavilion at the festival site meanwhile had also been opened by festival patron Neilma Gantner.

Click here to read more about the Four Winds Festival and other Easter activities