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Sat 26 May – 5 Church st Bellingen $15 presale

Bellingens own bluegrass band ,‘The Mid North’ are set to play at 5 Church St Bellingen on Saturday 26 May. This will be the first time the band have played in Bellingen for over 6 months, having spent most of the past year playing festivals and shows outside our beautiful Shire. An original member and after close to 7 years in the band,, Cath Cooper (vocals/Banjo) will play her final show. The high energy shows, touring and excessive amounts of […]

Wed 30 Nov – The Sonoran Dogs (USA) Plus The Mid North – Cedar Bar Bellingen


Ballina Country Music Festival 10-12 June 2016

The Mid North are playing 3 shows at the Ballina Country Music Festival 2016. – Sat 10-11am River Stage – Sat 2.15-3.30pm – Henry Rous Hotel – Sun Fawcett Park Stage – 12.30-1.30pm Hope to see you there

Country Weddings – The Mid North loves playing in a barn and this is our biggest barn

On the road again. Heading to Toowoomba. 7 hour road trip. Working on our next concept album about a feminist horse called Gypsy…

Gillian Welch confesses her love to lead sing of The Mid North, Scott Collins

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN After hanging out and sharing some Tennessee Honey whiskey after the show, Gillian Welch confesses her love to lead singer of The Mid North, Scott Collins. Dave Rawlings is heartbroken but humble in defeat. Sat 13 Feb 2016,  

Surfing the Coldstream Festival 2016

One of the best local community festivals we have ever been too was the The Surfing the Coldstream Festival at Yamba. Really well run, families, smiles, food galore, music from all genres…….wonderful. 

The Mid North at Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival 2016

What fun we had at Dorrigo, jamming all day in the festival, jamming til the wee hours each night with friends from around Australia. The Davidson Brothers band jumped up on stage with us as did Kat Mear from Little Rabbit for what was undeniably a fast and fun version of Corn Liquor with many a Whoop and A Holler. Thanks everyone for a great weekend. xx

NCEIA AWARDS 2015 – Four Nominations

We have been nominated for four NCEIA Awards!!!! – for ‘Tales From a Mountain’. – Album of the Year – Country Song of the Year – Folk Song of the Year – Production (Mixing/Engineering) of the Year. Stoked. Will let you all know who we go on the night.      

Old Fashioned Barn Dance Sat Sept 5

Sydney Morning Herald – Album Review

THE MID NORTH TALES FROM A MOUNTAIN (Independent) ★★★½ You would be forgiven for thinking that the lush and down-home country sounds emanating from the Mid North’s second LP come straight from a small studio somewhere in East Nashville, such is the strength and obvious understanding of this typically American music. And yet it’s Bellingen in the state’s mid-north from which Tales From a Mountain comes. To see them live is to see all five members huddled around the one mic, stepping closer when […]