Somerset Rural Youth Project duo Lauren Diffey and Oli Campbell-Craig arrive in Australia for music exchange with Dreamfields

ON TRACK: Folk duo Oli Campbell-Craig and Lauren Diffey, both 17, with James Brookes, centre, arrive at Chiltern as part of an exchange program between Dreamfields and the Somerset Rural Youth Project. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE
ON TRACK: Folk duo Oli Campbell-Craig and Lauren Diffey, both 17, with James Brookes, centre, arrive at Chiltern as part of an exchange program between Dreamfields and the Somerset Rural Youth Project. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

TWO British musicians are on a whirlwind Border tour.

Oli Campbell-Craig and Lauren Diffey, both 17, arrived at Chiltern on Friday as part of an exchange program between Dreamfields and the Somerset Rural Youth Project.

The folk duo will perform at venues throughout the North East and Riverina during their week-long visit.

“I’m looking forward to playing the festivals,” Campbell-Craig said.

The duo will perform at the Dreamfields Creative Youth Awards at the Henty Machinery Field Days from Tuesday until Thursday.

Dreamfields convener Craig Dent said the exchange followed a Border duo visiting Britain during April.

Kergunyah musician Maidie Dawson and Jindera’s Lachlan Mitchell travelled to Somerset as part of the first exchange program.

“It’s a shared experience and we’re glad we can reciprocate it,” Mr Dent said.

“They’ll get a real Australian bush experience at Henty!”

While Campbell-Craig visited Australia as a child, it was Diffey’s first experience of long-haul travel.

They leave on Friday.