Jo Cresswell

Music, Art, Events

Jo has a passion for creative projects that get people out of their heads and into their hearts and creativity. As a musician and artist she is committed to creating events that are human scale, sustainable and encourage education, joy and connection.

Jo was central to establishing the National Folk Festival in Canberra, as Assistant Director and an early Artistic Director. Jo and her partner Dave O’Neill returned to the National Folk Festival as co-Artistic Directors in 2023 to deliver an artistic program widely regarded as having the festival ‘reclaim its soul’. Jo currently directs the Celtic Arts Agency, a primary school music program in Canberra; leads walking/music/singing trips in France in the lower Himalayas; and hosts residential singing events with Australia’s leading choir directors such as Rachel Hore, OAM, Moya Simpson, OAM and Nicole Murray.

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Music Education

Celtic Arts Agency, ACT – music lessons in primary schools in Canberra

Jo Cresswell – Musician

Concertina and piano music in the Celtic style