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April 24th (ongoing gigs)
-- Justin Walshe w/ Simon Marks
The Folk Machine kicks off one helluva busy month of shows this Friday at Mojo's uniting all 6 pieces of the rejuvenated Folk Machine for the first time in the history of all times for the fitting occasion of our good friends Galloping Foxleys' EP Launch. The relatively new line-up introduces Duncan Strachan on electric guitar & vocals into the greasy machine with Jason Snook on mandolin & vocals, Justin Castley on double bass, Andy Pearson on Drums and Rhyll Wilson on vocals & percussion.
Look out for The Folk Machine's big ANZAC Day bash at Clancy's in Freo plus a stack of solo shows around the South West with Simon Marks and a daring foray into spoken word at the Northbridge Piazza for Ships in the Night. Details below. www.justinwalshe.com
Friday April 24th - Dowerin Community Club
Solo w/ Simon Marks
Saturday April 25th – ANZAC Day Bash @ Clancys Freo
The Folk Machine + Galloping Foxleys + Simon Marks + ???!!
Sunday April 26th - Ravenswood Hotel
Solo w/ Simon Marks
Wednesday April 29th – Clancy’s Canning Bridge (Solo)
-- Los Porcheros and friends
North Fremantle Bowling Club 8 Thompson Rd, North Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia 6159
These lazy city boys (and girl) are getting off their back porch and moseying down to North Freo Bowling Club to bring you a blend of country and folk with some sweet harmonies. They'll be joined by Stu Orchard and Michael Lane & The Revelationship for a stomping night of fine times and good tunes. A mere $10 on the door.
-- SPYGLASS GYPSIES- 2015 NT & WA TOUR
Combining traditional French gypsy songs with swinging originals Spyglass Gypsies bring the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present with the lyrical sounds of accordion, clarinet and the percussive ‘la pompe’ of gypsy guitars. Energetic and playful, this group are sure to set feet tapping, legs dancing and smiles to the faces of all those who hear them.
Spyglass Gypsies are Richard Ashby and Cameron Jones on Manouche guitars, Loretta Palmeiro on clarinet and soprano saxophone, Andrew Scott on accordion and Shannon Haritos
on double bass.
'The French phrase 'joie de vivre' - literally 'joy of
living' - is all over this music, infectious and grin-inducing
John Hardaker, Orange Press
SYDNEY GYPSY JAZZ ENSEMBLE SPYGLASS GYPSIES
WA TOUR 2015
April 25 - Gypsy Tapas House, Fremantle
April 26 - The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
For more information, promo requests or to arrange an interview please contact: Richard Ashby
P: 0450 259 330
E: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Sunday April 26th
-- WA Folk Federation Concert
Maylands Yacht Club East Street, Maylands. 2 pm
Tickets $15.00 (WAFF Members $10.00) at the door.
The Western Australian Folk Federation present the first in a series of concerts at this beautiful venue by the River.We are Fortunate enough to have four amazing acts.
Twisted Herring - Celtic fiddle music that is guaranteed to knock off socks. This is a new band in Perth that is fast gaining a reputation for
making the fiddle shake the rafters. You don’t want to miss them!
The Long Ride Home - Carmel Charlton, an acclaimed WA artist and folk-lorist, is on a national tour performing the story of the pursuit of the Turks to Damascus by the 10th Light Horse Cavalry in 1918. This incredible but true story is based on letters written by Trooper Ned Moriarty. This is likely your unique chance to see her national tour show in Perth.
Pete Byfield - WA’s Wheatbelt is the home of rocks that wave, countless roos, and the romance of our vast homeland. Pete brings the wheatbelt to life with songs bright as sunshine yet poignant as morning dew.
Roham Zare - From the ancient mystical City of Roses comes a young man with a drum. But a drum unlike anything you have heard before. We guarantee you’ll be talking about him for months
For Further info Contact johndralph@Hotmail.com
Or see WWW.wafolk.org.AU (note the new web address)
Also on Facebook - Western Australian Folk Federation.
--Dr Mac and the Bees (Bach, Bartok and Brahms .
A violin and keyboard concert by The Three Centuries
Ensemble (David Maconochie and John Beaverstock),
2 pm, Sunday 26 April, Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre,
46 Kalamunda Road, Kalamunda;
tickets $20/$15 at the
door or via www.trybooking.com
Saturday 02 May 2015
-- FIDDLESTIX BUSH BAND
Doors open at 7pm and Dancing starts at 7.30 to 10.30. Tickets are $25.00 and include tea/coffee, water and biscuits. BYO drinks and supper.
York Town Hall, Avon Terrace, York.
Fiddlestix is a seven piece line-up including caller Greg Hastings, founder of The Mucky Duck Bush Band with Jimmy Nunn (lead guitar/vocals), Maurice Archenoul (guitar/banjo/vocals), Tim Gillett (bass guitar/vocals), John “Froggie” Parkinson (fiddle), Pete Lambert (fiddle/mandolin), and Leigh Carmichael (Percussion). This will be an entertaining night of quality music and dance. The event is a fund-raiser for Heritage month for the York Society(INC), a not-for profit group, to assist with the continuing collection of Western Australian History, particularly related to York and the wheatbelt.
CONTACT FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKING: The York CRC
Sunday May 3
-- Gardiner and Masuda
Bar Orient Hotel (39 High Street, Fremantle) at 4:00 pm (doors open at 3:30 pm)
Guitar and piano duets are a rare beast but in the hands of
mimi duo (Duncan Gardiner – guitar and Setsu Masuda
– piano), the result is breathtaking and beautiful. Gardiner
and Masuda each bring their own specialities
Their current repertoire features a happy meeting of
Japanese and Australian composers. From Japan will
be works including an epic and dreamy version of the
famous Sakura (Katsuhito Inoue), Merry Christmas Mr
Lawrence (Ryuichi Sakamoto) and an assortment of Tender
Toys (Takashi Yoshimatsu). From Australia will be Nigel
Westlake’s otherworldly Jovian Moons and Antarctica
Suite and Gardiner’s latest suite for guitar and piano The
Rose, the Butterfly, the Bee and the Moth. Gardiner’s work is
inspired by words of renowned author, Jane Harrison, and
the artwork of celebrated artist, Jo Darvall. The art-book
will be on display for the performance.
Tickets: $25/$30 from www.trybooking.com
Back to the normal 2nd Friday at Dorchester & Dugdale, Warwick
Barry Skipsey will be the guest performer. Barry hails from Alice Springs and comes to the Club with his show “Performing Songs From The Heart.”
Barry speaks to those who live past the city limits. His songs reflect the aspirations and experiences of his life. From following his urge as a younger man to leave the city and discover life at the“ End of the Bitumen “ to the fun and frustration of his own parenthood. They are songs of a contented man, someone who has found their place after much searching.
In celebrating the timeless beauty, space, colour and the people of this vast continent, Skipsey reminds us that luck comes to those who take the risk of following their dreams. Barry primarily performs solo accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. He is a deft instrumentalist, a powerful singer and equally engaging as a performer. His music sits in the idiom of contemporary country. Barry’s second and current Solo Album, “ Let Your Spirit Fly” features 14 original songs including the Northern Territories unofficial Anthem, “You’ll Never Never Know, If You Never Never Go”. Recorded in Melbourne and produced by Hugh MacDonald of Redgum fame, it features many outstanding players and a more than satisfying blend of instrumentation.
Country Music statesman, Slim Dusty recorded and released two of Barry’s songs, Good Heavens Above and the End of the Bitumen. Plans were underway to run a third song past Slim before the sad loss of this Australian Country Music legend.
This will be another great night so make sure you come along as Barry will not be here again for a long time!!
-- THE GREAT RIDE Presentation by Carmel Charlton
In 1918 Palestine, the Australian Light Horse commenced a pursuit of the Turks all the way to Damascus. Carmel will present “The Great Ride” comprising images, songs and dialogue. It is based on a letter written by Carmel’s husband Eric’s great uncle Trooper Ned Moriarty to his sister Alice. The 10th Light Horse Regiment was given the honour of leading the Australian Mounted Division into Damascus where they accepted the surrender of the city. For more information and tour dates see www.carmelcharlton.com
Carmel will present The Great Ride
at the following venues:
Sunday 10th May - 2.00pm -
Army Museum of Western Australia
Artillery Barracks, Burt Street, Fremantle
BOOKINGS: 2pm Tickets: $10 Adults, Concession $7 http://www.trybooking.com/
Carmel recently produced a 2 track CD called ANZAC COVE & Farmers Farewell. Paul de Pierres a friend of Carmel's from Yorkrakine and Wyalkatchem days in wheatbelt W.A. asked if she could write some music for two of his poems - Anzac Cove and Farmer’s Farewell. Some years ago Paul traveled to Gallipoli and attended the Anzac Day Service. He noticed many backpackers and was impressed by their spirit of reverence towards the diggers who served there in WW1. The CD can be purchased from www.carmelcharlton.com or Anzac Cove single from www.cdbaby.com/cd/carmelcharlton6
I am delighted to confirm that one of the hits from this year’s Fairbridge Music Festival will be playing Supperclub on 11 May.
To quote their blurb, “Eastwinds are international boundary riders breathing new life into old traditions. They are unlike any group you have heard. 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.”
You’ll find more info on them at www.artistecard.com/eastwinds
Local poet Philip Strutt will open the evening with some of his poems.
Bookings and info at www.summersupperclub.webeden.co.uk
-- Louisa Wise CD Launch "Sweet Birds"
Louisa Wise is excited to be launching her new CD Sweet Birds in Fremantle, WA with a new swag of songs and tunes from this award winning songwriter and fiddler. 7:00 for 7:30pm. Supper provided.
Support spot by singer songwriter Helen Townsend with John Reed and Peter Harper. www.helentownsend.com
Louisa's songs backed by John Reed and Ruth Wise.
For tickets go to :http://trybooking.com/131772 or pay at the door.
15th to 17th May
-- Tony Backhouse 'Singing with Soul' workshop
A fabulous weekend of singing Gospel music with Tony Backhouse. He comes to WA once a year (sometimes less often). They're great open-hearted weekends of inspirational singing. You can come for a taster on Friday night,Saturday or Sunday (10am to 3pm) or for the whole weekend.
To book or to find out more email Gyan email@example.com 0415 995 121 Booking for Friday night not required. Just turn up.
29 May – 1st June 2015
-- The Denmark Festival of Voice
Choral, comedy and cabaret; poetry, spoken word and storytelling; sacred music, revolution songs, indigenous and world music, folk, country, jazz, gospel, hip hop and the blues…
Denmark Festival of Voice stirs up a heady brew of vocal flavours and serves it up in heritage and contemporary venues all within a gentle stroll of each other in the heart of the charming Denmark village. The Denmark Festival of Voice is an immersion weekend that is all about singing. Everyone that comes along - professional, amateur or enthusiast - gets to join in.
It doesn’t matter whether you have lots of experience or none. Denmark Festival of Voice offers something for singers at all levels.
Join in a fantastic range of workshops presenting everything from practical skills development in areas including repertoire, harmony, vocal improvisation, stagecraft and presentation to more experiential offerings and cultural explorations. The Big Sing offers participants the opportunity to learn a song in four-part harmony with acclaimed choir conductor Rachel Hore and to perform it as part of the Festival Finale.
Trikaya - Riley Lee - Tenzin Choegyal - Tara Tiba - Vocal Evolution - Bukhchuluun Ganburged - Kim Scott - Miriam Lieberman - Heather Lee - Samaria Ishraq Cunio - TLA Quartet - Sparrow - Michael Askill - James Khidr - Embers of Loretta - Rachel Hore - Hi-Jinx - Pepperjacks - Kate Wilson - Working Voices - Summerhouse - Greg Bowles - A Kapella Munda - VoiceMale - Madjital Moorna - and many more….
Buy your tickets from our website or in person at our office in Denmark or at the Denmark Visitor's Centre http://denmarkfestivalofvoice.com.au Denmark Arts: Tuesday and Thursday 9848 3623
-- The Manjimup Bluegrass JamCamp
If you’ve been going to music events for as long as I have, you will know that it’s the people who make the music who have the best time!
That’s why I’m so keen to promote bluegrass and old time music – there’s room for everyone – to strum, pick, fiddle, holler* - and to kerthump the bass! You don’t even have to be a virtuoso musician to get a buzz from playing bluegrass tunes with others!
To give you the confidence to join a jam circle (perhaps even start one of your own) we've organised another Learn to Jam weekend in Manjimup.
The camp will run over the Labour Day long weekend, Friday May 29th- Monday, June 1st and will be run by Greg McGrath from Jamcamps Australia.
Early bird bookings have just opened!
Places are limited to make sure everyone gets attention, gets to know each other and has fun making music! Go to the Jamcamps Australia website for details and bookings.
Great opportunity for all you closet pickers! Feedback the 2013 jam campers say their confidence to join a jam circle and also to have a go at singing lead had improved out of sight.
Peos Estate Wines has once again donated Greg’s airfares from Brisbane so that the camp can run at an affordable price; on top of this the early bird prices (finish March 15th) are being subsidised by the Warren Arts Council.
*holler: noun, a loud cry or shout. (also field holler: a melodic cry with abrupt or swooping changes of pitch, used originally by black slaves at work in the fields and later contributing to the development of the blues).
Don't miss out. Go to the Jamcamps Australia website for details and bookings.