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The Hannafords / Bio

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Biography – The Hannafords

Craig and Auriol are a talented twosome who’ve developed their own contemporary folk/country sound since 2004 when they wrote their first song together. They first started playing and writing at the encouragement of friends, and have been working at their craft ever since.

Craig’s unique guitar style has developed as he is now stretching the vocal chords with some tasty harmonies.. Auriol has been juggling singing with babies and work for as long as she can remember and has taken up the mandolin and Guitar.
Currently they have two CD’s, and the third is on its way. They have been finalists in the Roddy Read Songwriting Competition (Maldon folk Festival) in 2005, 2007 and 2012. In 2009 Auriol received a nomination in the Victorian National and Country awards (Whittlesea) for Victorian Female Vocalist and this year, 2011, The Hannafords were twice top 2 finalists in the Merv Lowry traditional country and in the Victorian group of the year sections.
Auriol has also received a high commendation in the 2015 "It's a Pearler" songwriting competition at the Illawarra Folk Festival.

They enjoy every opportunity to play at folk clubs, festivals and community events where they manage to capture the raw energy of the country with a tinge of the big smoke. They combine insightful lyrics with toe tapping tunes to leave you with a uniquely “Hannafords” experience!
They have enjoyed playing at the following music festivals:
Mt. Beauty Music Festival 2011, Tamar Valley Folk Festival 2011, Bruthen Blues Festival 2010, Foodbowl Music Festival 2009, 2010, Healesville Music Festival 2010, 2012 and 2013, The Basin Music Festival 2009, Hallam Country Music Round-Up 2011, Whittlesea Country Music Festival Feb 7 2009, PAVE Festival 2013.

“…This couple are the real deal. Real songs about real people….”- HughMcDonald (2010)

General Info

Band Members
Craig Hannaford, guitars/vocals. Auriol Hannaford, vocals. Rachel Blake, violin/vocals
Artist Name
The Hannafords
Home Page
Active Since
Folk / Country / Singer Songwriter

Contact Info

Healesville, VIC, AU
Self managed.

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