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Friday 25th July 2014
-- Scottish Ceilidh Dance Fly By Night.
With the Heel & Toe Band
$28.50 / Student Concession $23.50 inc BF
$28.50 / Student Concession $23.50 inc BF (if available)
Let your hair down and come to a Scottish Ceilidh Dance, to the live music of the Heel and Toe band.
No previous experience needed as all dances will be called, and they will be not too tricky, just fun! (The Gay Gordons, the Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow, to name a few) Comfortable shoes are recommended.
This Ceilidh is brought to you by the WA Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society (RSCDS).
If you are interested in Scottish Country dancing of a slightly more structured nature, you may wish to join one of our classes or clubs. For details visit our web site http://members.westnet.com.au/trevanne/rscdswa/
Or contact Iain MacKenzie on 0418 171 734, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: Student Concession ticket holders must provide student card at the door.
-- The Justin Walshe Folk Machine at The Buffalo Club, 54 High St. Fremantle.
DOORS AT 7pm MUSIC AT 8pm ENTRY $15 OR $20 WITH AN EP
After titillating unsuspecting audiences at The National Folk Festival in Canberra as The Justin Walshe Duo at Easter, Walshe unites a stripped back acoustic Folk Machine for the Fremantle launch of Small Tales Volume 1 at the suitably intimate and mysterious Fremantle Buffalo Club on Friday July 25 with special guest Victorian troubadour, Simon Marks (with Dave Johnson).
Justin Walshe and his band The Folk Machine have amassed a reputation for historical, epic, storytelling folk rock with recent performances of their unfinished opus, “The Epic Tale of Burke & Wills”. But while the band embarked upon these ambitious adventures, a humble and mischievous collection of songs sprouted in their wake from the more idiosyncratic corners of Walshe’s creative backyard.
Recorded mostly on a Sunday afternoon in his lounge room and minimally adorned with acoustic guitar, mandolin, homemade percussion and Rhyll Wilson’s close harmonies, Small Tales Volume 1 is Justin Walshe’s most raw and in some ways most effective presentation of his lyrically captivating songs to date.
26 July (ongoing series)
--the Worldly Winter Warmers
This Saturday night, July 26 at MosArts, Border Crossings, takes us on a
very different journey to places further east. Eastwinds is a five-piece
group of surprisingly diverse background. With members from Iran, Estonia,
Japan and Australia, their music is a vibrant blend of cultural threads,
where exquisite melodies, sophisticated rhythms and the vocals of a songbird
will transport you to other lands and a new geography of sound. Eastwinds
are joined by Raks Harissa Collective, a professional dance troupe
specialising in dances from the Middle East, including bellydance and
folkloric styles. They will be teaming up with the stunning talents of
Egyptian drummer Hassan Youssef and his group, as well as Eastwinds, for
this unique concert at MosArts.
Join us again this saturday for another thrilling night of music and dance
at MosArts and, in so doing, support our endeavours to bring you the best of
Western Australian world arts.
… and don’t forget to remind your friends, neighbours and distant relatives!
BORDER CROSSINGS 26 July
Musical migration with Eastwinds and Raks Harissa Collective
FROM RAGAS TO BOLLYWOOD RICHES 2 August
A journey through Indian sound featuring Praashekh Borkar and friends
Venue: MosArts, 16 Lochee St, Mosman Park
Doors open at 6.30 Food will be available for purchase in the foyer
Tickets: General Admission $20 at the door or BOOK ONLINE: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/worldly-winter-warmers-tickets-11976597325
…If you miss Kulcha, don’t miss Worldly Winter Warmers – the concert series that heralds a new era of world arts in Western Australia….
-- YULETIDE IN JULY - Barn Dance in the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall
5pm-9pm Canning Road Kalamunda
The PIONEERS supported by the BLACK CHOOKS.
After the huge turn-out at the New Year's Eve Bush Dance the crew at Zig Zag
Community Arts decided to do it again with another traditional family dance
night, but moved indoors against the colder weather!
Traditional folk dance tunes, including lots of well-recognised aussie tunes
and dances with dance callers and dance demonstrators.
It's a Family evening out - sodas, tea, coffee and snacks for sale - the
whole evening is a Fun Fundraiser for this year's Zig Zag Festival.
The Pioneers are: Liz & Dave Rivett and Tim Gillett
The Black Chooks are just awesome, and lots of them too!
Our 28 July Supperclub will feature Our musical act is Lockout, a young, energetic quartet that was created to ring chords and bring smiles to every audience. Comprised of Ash Schofield, Ali Jamison, Mark Coso and Stefan Pugliese, Lockout aim to perform and compete at the highest level.
The current BHA National Silver medalists, Lockout are ready to give your ears a musical experience you won't forget!
I am also delighted to confirm that local wordsmith Mardi May has agreed to be our spoken word act.
Here's a youtube clip of Lockout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgFo8Xd9fFk
Bookings at www.summersupperclub.com. only 40 seats.
-- Voicebox Fremantle Fly By Night .
Doors Open: 7.00pm
PRESALE TICKETS:$10.00 / $6.00 Concession inc BF
DOOR TICKETS:$10.00 / $6.00 (if available)
Get warm with poetry this winter with Voicebox on Monday 28th July in the Fly Trap.
Meeting on the last Monday of every month, Voicebox Fremantle is a community group of writers and poets performing their work.
Guests are Dick Alderson, Kylie Stevenson and Dennis Haskell, plus 10 x 5 min open mic.
Doors open at 7 pm, poetry begins at 7.30pm. There is a bar and tea, coffee, snacks and cake will be available for purchase please be advised The Fly By Night Musicians Club is a cash only venue.
For more information see Voicebox Fremantle on Facebook, or email email@example.com
-- Tuesday morning Show – PERTH TOWN HALL
Carmel Charlton will perform at the Tuesday Morning Show – Perth Town Hall at 11am. She always presents a lively show with lots of audience participation and includes both well known and catchy originals.
Recently Carmel produced the CD “We’ll Be There” for the Country Women’s Association (WA) to celebrate their 90th birthday. The first branch of the CWA in Western Australia was formed at Nungarin on 7th July, 1924. The CD is dedicated to the Pioneers of the Country Women’s Association in W.A. and pays tribute to the many thousands of women who have extended care and hospitality to those in need over the last 90 years.
The song “We’ll be There” and Poem “Women of the West” can be heard on youtube at www.youtube.com/carmelcharlton Profits from sale of CD go to the Country Women’s Association of WA.
Saturday 9th August 2014
-- Harry Manx Fly By Night.
$48.50 inc BF
$50.00 (if available)
Canadian bluesman Harry Manx returns to Australia in August, and The Fly By Night in Fremantle has booked him for one amazing show on Saturday the 9th. Joining Harry onstage will be multi-award winning keyboardist Clayton Doley.
Harry forged his distinctive style by studying at the feet of the masters, first as a sound man in the blues clubs of Toronto during his formative years and then under a rigorous tutelage with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in India. Bhatt is the inventor of the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, which has become Harry’s signature instrument.
Harry played slide guitar for many years before meeting Bhatt in Rajasthan,in fact he had been living in another part of India for many years already, but he started at the beginning under Bhatt’s tutelage, unlearning most of what he knew about playing a slide instrument. He learned Eastern scales and eventually ragas, deceptively complex and regimented musical patterns that form the basis of Indian composition. Learning the voicings of Indian music is a subtle art that comes with time. Harry spent most of twelve years in India learning that. It was later on that Harry decided to explore the connection between Indian ragas and blues scales which eventually led to the Indo-blues hybrid that has become his style.
Born on the Isle of Man, Manx immigrated to Ontario with his parents when he was a child. He started working with bands as a ‘roadie’ at age 15 and gradually worked his way up to becoming the regular sound man at the well-known El Mocambo (blues) club in Toronto. There he worked with a slew of blues legends. Harry admits that blues is still at the heart of much of his work. ‘I’ve always had one foot in the blues from those days … what I got from those artists is a groove. That’s what I’m particularly interested in is the groove, and that’s the way I play blues’.
‘I went to Europe when I was 20 and started making money as a busker,’ recalls Manx. ‘I’ve worked mostly as a musician since then, though I did some theatre work for a while. I was a one-man band with drums and cymbals for a time too. It was really a lot of fun’
Manx’s time in India has imbued his music with an intangible spiritual quality. ‘the song reveals who you are, it’s the vehicle for your message, your inspirational ideas or your story,’ explained Manx. “Like many people I’m interested in my own development as a person and that’s represented in my songs, I’m searching for truth through art and spirituality. My songs are a synthesis of everything I’ve absorbed, all my experiences and I share that. I’m glad that it means something to people.’
‘Indian music moves a person inward,’ he explains. ‘It’s traditionally used in religious ceremonies and during meditations because it puts you into this whole other place (now, here). But Western music has the ability to move you outward, into celebration and dance. There are some ragas that sound bluesy, and there are ways to bend strings while playing blues that sound Indian. I may be forcing the relationship between the two musical cultures, but I keep thinking they were made for each other. That leads me to more and more experimentation. The journey has been great so far.’
Manx is a prolific artist, releasing 12 albums in a 12 year span with no signs of stopping. He has received seven Maple Blues Awards, six Juno nominations, the Canadian Folk Music Award in 2005 for Best Solo Artist and won CBC Radio’s ‘Great Canadian Blues Award’ in 2007.
His most recent original release, ‘Om Suite Ohm’ was voted by the Montreal daily La Presse as one of only 4 CDs to watch for this in 2013. Guitar Player Magazine called it ‘his most fully realized work to date’.
Blending Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues; adding a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves, that’s the sound that Harry lays down. It goes down easy and leaves you hungry for more.
Saturday, 9 August (ongoing tour)
-- Fred Smith – Dust of Uruzgan – Winter Theatre Tour
Fred Smith presents songs from the album Dust of Uruzgan in a show complemented by a stunning series of projected photographs from Afghanistan.
Coming to WA in August with Liz Frencham and Carl Pannuzzo (piano/drums) to play a whole range of regional venues from Exmouth Yacht Club to Esperance Civic Centre. Country Arts WA are hosting us as part of their legendary Shows on the Go program. Full details below – nothing in Perth alas but we’ll be nearby in York.
If you know people in those locations please forward them the details below, or if you are the facebooking kind please flick them this page for the tour: Facebook Dust of Uruzgan Tour
Basically I'm on a mission from God this winter to tell people around the country the Uruzgan story. Doing the rounds of the festival circuit I have met a lot of Vietnam vets who say they only felt understood in this country once John Schumann's ‘Only 19’ came out eight years after that war ended. We can do better for the current generation of returning vets.
Fred’s Music: http://www.reverbnation.com/fredsmith
Recent Australian Story about documentary about Fred’s work and music: http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specials/asapperslullaby/default.htm
Dust of Uruzgan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SjelOnGWoUFred’s Music: http://www.reverbnation.com/fredsmith
Recent Australian Story about documentary about Fred’s work and music: http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specials/asapperslullaby/default.htm
A review of a live performance: John Shand SMH Review
Live performances and art videos of songs:
Dust of Uruzgan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SjelOnGWoU
“A great work of art, a great suite of songs…an amazing thing if you get to see him perform it in concert”
Richard Glover, Drive, ABC 702 Sydney |
“Finely observed snapshots of a harsh, sad and funny reality, laced with an optimism that is probably the mark of the man…In concert he has a knack for balancing drama and humour …towering artistic achievement: truth”
John Shand Sydney Morning Herald, November 2013
Tour Dates - Dust of Uruzgan Theatre Tour 2014
Western Australia with Country Arts WA
Saturday, 9 August BROOME CIVIC CENTRE
Wednesday, 13 August PORT HEDLAND MATT DANN CULTURAL CENTRE
Thursday, 14 August EXMOUTH YACHT CLUB
Tuesday, 19 August CARNARVON CIVIC CENTRE
Friday, 22 August CUE TOWN HALL
Monday 25 August YORK TOWN HALL
Tuesday, 26 August PINGELLY TOWN HALL
Thursday, 28 August HYDEN TOWN HALL
Saturday, 30 August KALGOORLIE BOULDER TOWN HALL
Tuesday, 2 September ESPERANCE CIVIC CENTRE
Wednesday, 3 September RAVENSTHORPE TOWN HALL
Friday, 5 September MANJIMUP TOWN HALL
Saturday, 6 September DUNSBOROUGH HALL
-- Live Like an Afghan – a talk and performance by Fred Smith, singer/songwriter/diplomat.
State Theatre, Underground Studio
In this special event, Fred Smith will share his reflections on Afghanistan from his experience of working closely with tribal leaders during the two years he spent as a diplomat and political advisor in Uruzgan province. Fred’s presentation will be coloured by projected images from Defence Force and other photographers, as well as a selection of songs including ‘Live like an Afghan’.
When: 24 August, 1pm Cost: Free, but bookings required via Web: http://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/afghanistan
Phone: 6488 1340 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October, 2014
-- Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Weekend - presented by Livelighter.
An acoustic music weekend in the centre of Manjimup featuring The Company. The Company is coming over to WA from Brisbane especially for this event.
The weekend will feature instrument workshops and a harmony-singing workshop with members of The Company. There will also be beginner workshops and you can learn to jam with Greg McGrath who teaches the Pete Wernicke Bluegrass jamcamp syllabus. There will be concert performances by The Company, a dance on Friday night, a Gospel SingOut on Sunday 5th and a chance for you to perform on the Locals & Visitors stage plus kids activities and craft and produce stalls. Entry will either be FREE or kept to a minimum. If you love making music and making friends, this is the weekend for you!
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10-12 October 2014
-- 2014 Nanga Music Festival Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup WA
Our Early Bird tickets are now sale. Just go to nangamusic.org.au/ticketing for details regarding Earlybird tickets, accommodation at the festival and catered meals. Click the link at the bottom left of the ticketing page to reserve your place.
Momentum is building here at Nanga with preparations for the 2014 Nanga Music Festival in full swing.
A great lineup of artists will again be making their way to the Nanga stage from all parts of Australia.
We've highlighted a few of the artists below with a full list to come your way later this month.
The Little Stevies -
Steadfast sisters Beth and Byll are the heart and soul of The Little Stevies.
Lucy Wise and The B’Gollies - Lucy Wise makes a long overdue trip home, bringing with her a more intimate version of her band, the B’Gollies.
Enda Kenny Band - Enda Kenny is an Irish-born singer and songwriter living in Melbourne.
The Mae Trio - The Mae Trio brings a fresh, youthful take to Australian folk.
18-24 October 2014
-- Songwriting and voiceworks in beautiful Bali
A week of creativity and inspiration in rural Bali. Two daily classes with
lots of free time to explore the beautiful Ubud region. Suitable for all
levels of experience.
What is Juice?
Juice combines a week of inspiration, music and creativity with some much-needed timeout for self in a beautiful part of the world.
The pace is gentle and supportive, with ample time between workshops to explore and enjoy the many attractions of Ubud.
What will I be doing, exactly?
Each morning with Jane, you'll explore different ways to write songs.
Every afternoon, Melbourne-based actor and voice coach Richard Lawton (ignitecoaching.com.au) will lead the group in a joyously freeform vocal class, where you'll learn how to express yourself more fully through singing.
In between, each day you'll have around 4-5 hours to do your own thing.