Yuin Folk Club Concerts 2012
 
 

All members and prospective members are invited to.......

END OF YEAR PARTY

Sunday 2nd December, 2pm onwards
Cobargo Showgrounds
 

Entertainment  -  Sessions  -  Socialising

BYO grog / instruments / voices

Afternoon tea provided (bring a plate of something to share would be appreciated)
 
Special Guest performers:
John Hall and Bob McInnes (The Songcatchers)

John Hall grew up in London and developed an interest in music in the 1960’s. He has played with Lonnie Donnigan and at a young age was influenced by visiting blues musicians from the USA. . He migrated to the USA where he worked as an aerospace engineer and immersed himself in the music of the Appalachian and blues musicians. He came to Australia from British Columbia, Canada five years ago to be near his family. He is a founder of and regular performer at The Bowral Folk, Blues and Beyond Club.
Bob McInnes is a fiddler extraordinaire and is a highly regarded performer at the Cobargo Folk Festival. Bob has played with The Wild Colonial Boys, The Larrikins and Alan Musgrove and his Watsaname Band. He is always in great demand as a MC and chief fiddler at Scottish balls and dances.
 
Other performers include:
Michael Menager & friends, Dave Crowden & Luch Baseggio, Luch & Di
plus open mic for anyone wishing to do a spot
 
Entry: $15 single / $25 family (includes annual membership to the Yuin Folk Club)
If you joined or renewed after August 2012, entry is just $5
 
RSVP for catering purposes
Coral Vorbach 6493 6758 or yuinfolkclub@bigpond.com
 
 

 
For information about recent club concerts see below

For information about Club concerts held in 2010 click here or read past newsletters

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
Thursday 11th October 7.30pm
Cobargo Hotel (back room)
 
Craig and Simone Dawson
 
 
Simone and Craig perform original songs and instrumentals that cover a wide range of roots music styles including acoustic Blues, Ki Hoalu (Hawaiian slack key) along with Celtic and Country Music influences. Their original songs are often poignant and hard-hitting ballads that explore a variety of political and sensitive social topics. Craig and Simone are also known for their ability to get their audiences laughing and singing along. Together they are well known regulars on the festival circuit and have performed at many venues including the Woodford Folk Festival, the National Folk Festival and the Sydney Acoustic Guitar Festival. For more information, visit their website
 
Entry:  $10 members   $15 non-members
Reasonably priced meals available at the Cobargo Hotel prior to the concert
Enquiries: Coral Vorbach 64936758
 
 

 
Thursday 19th July 7.30pm
Cobargo Hotel
 
Songs of Woody Guthrie
presented by The Silver Strings
 

July 14th will mark the centenary of the birth of the great American songwriter of the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Woody Guthrie is famous for the thousands of songs he wrote about the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and its refugees, the Columbia River Basin, World War 2 songs, children’s songs and Union songs.

He has influenced many singers and songwriters and his songs continue to be sung  all over the world.

On 19th July the Yuin Folk Club will celebrate this special event with a concert of Woody’s songs.

Chorus sheets will be available and the audience will be encouraged to join in.

Entry: $8.00 members  $10.00 non-members

Enquiries: Coral 64936758

 

 


 

 

Yuin Folk Club Concerts 2011
 
 
All members and prospective members are invited to the....
 
END OF YEAR PARTY
 
Sunday 27th November, 2pm onwards
Cobargo Showground
 
Entertainment  -  Sessions  -  Socialising
BYO grog / instruments / voices
Afternoon tea provided (bring a plate of something to share would be appreciated)
 
Special Guest performers:
                                       John Hall and Bob McIness (The Songcatchers)
John Hall grew up in London and developed an interest in music in the 1960’s. He has played with Lonnie Donnigan and at a young age was influenced by visiting blues musicians from the USA. . He migrated to the USA where he worked as an aerospace engineer and immersed himself in the music of the Appalachian and blues musicians. He came to Australia from British Columbia, Canada five years ago to be near his family. He is a founder of and regular performer at The Bowral Folk, Blues and Beyond Club.
Bob McInnes is a fiddler extraordinaire and is a highly regarded performer at the Cobargo Folk Festival. Bob has played with The Wild Colonial Boys, The Larrikins and Alan Musgrove and his Watsaname Band. He is always in great demand as a MC and chief fiddler at Scottish balls and dances
.
 
Other performers include:
Dave & Luch, Mereweather, Gary Renton,
Marco, Len Morris
 
Entry: $12.50 single, $20 family (INCLUDES annual membership to the Yuin Folk Club)
If you joined after August or have renewed to November 2012, entry will be $5
Enquiries: Coral 6493 6758
 
 

For information about recent club concerts see below

For information about Club concerts held in 2010 click here or read past newsletters


 
Tattie Jam (from Scotland)
 
Cobargo Hotel, back room
Thursday 20th October, 7.30pm
 
Tattie Jam offer a distinctive brew of songs, from dark ballads and protest songs to off-the wall humour, and tunes ranging from slow airs to driving Strathspeys and kinetic jigs and reels. Much of their material\'s given a playful or funky contemporary twist, with contrast provided by the odd starker a capella song or unaccompanied tune.

The material\'s a diverse but harmonious blend of reinterpreted songs and tunes plundered from the hugely rich Scottish tradition, and songs and tunes written by Ruaridh. Thoughtful arrangements and the fact both musicians harmonise vocals whilst playing elements of lead, rhythm and percussion give Tattie Jam a sound that\'s quite unmistakable, and consistently surprises new listeners with its size and scope.

Ruaridh Pringle (vocals, guitar, tenor banjo, digeridoo, cittern, stomp-box & shakers) is presently based in Glasgow. He is an accomplished singer and musician with a highly distinctive style, as well as a prolific and prize-winning writer of both songs and traditional-style tunes. Though largely self-taught, he was also a student of Lews Castle College Benbecula\'s highly regarded course in Traditional Music, where he was taught by some of the best musicians in \'Celtic\' music.

Seylan Baxter from Milngavie near Glasgow, (vocals, acoustic cello, electric 5-string cello) is one of Scotland\'s best-known traditional cellists, having collaborated with several of the country\'s foremost artists. She performs regularly with Alaskan harper Cheyenne Brown, with whom she released the critically acclaimed album 2:forty in 2007.
Seylan is a graduate of Glasgow\'s Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she studied Scots cello and song. Now a tutor at the RSAMD, she also teaches at Alasdair Fraser\'s fiddle school in the Isle of Skye and the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop, and is co-founder of the Scottish Harp and Cello Festival.

For more information about Tattie Jam, visit their website

 

Entry $10 members/ non members $15

Meals available at the pub prior to concert from 6pm

Enquiries: Coral Vorbach 56493675

 
 

 
Beautifully Mad (Tony King and Kris Ralph)
 
House Concert

138 Lyrebird Ridge Road Coolagolite
(off Green Tyrells Road - follow signs)
Sunday 4th September, 2pm

AN INTOXICATING BLEND OF JAZZ,FOLK and BLUES

Tony King and Kris Ralph produce acoustic music at its best, from the hauntingly beautiful in the vein of Luka Bloom, to the exotic tones reminiscent of Cassandra Wilson to the wild Hendrix spiked guitar and dirty New Orleans exhilaration of a band possessed. Not to be missed
 
By popular demand Tony King and Kris Ralph are BACK for a House Concert at Coolagolite. They are refreshed and inspired after writing and performing on Heron Island since June.
 
Tony and Kris have a large following on the Eastern seaboard, having played to packed houses from The Basement in Sydney to the Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne, and have many CD’s of their original songs.
 
Tony King is a brilliant musician/singer/songwriter who has toured Europe as lead guitarist with Andrew Strong (The Commitments singer). He also co-wrote Strong’s last Platinum Album, “Gypsy’s Kiss”. He has an ARIA award and several Gold Records to his credit. Tony was nominated for Australian Songwriter of the year 2006 and won awards in three Categories. He was awarded Songwriter of the Year 2009.
 
Kris Ralph’s honey soaked and soulful voice complete the duo. Kris has performed with Russell Crowe and Christina Amphlett and “brings all her theatrical experience to her mellifluous vocals-do I sound like a fan? I am.”-Kerrie Biddell (Australia’s finest jazz singer). Kris was also a winner of an Australian songwriting award in 2006

“Beautifully Mad” – simply stunning. Excellent guitars and fabulous voices combined with lyrics that can only have come from people who have really lived, loved, lost and laughted through life. Their songs cut straight to the heart as they transported us"
Bill Arnett, Folkus Room Canberra
 
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Contact: Coral Vorbach 6493 6758 or 0427 919 010
Cost: $15 members    $20 non members.   Includes tea/coffee and light refreshments.                                   For more information: Beautifully Mad\'s website

Credit Card facilities available



 
The Hottentots
(Carl Cleves & Parissa Bouas)
 
House Concert
 
138 Lyrebird Ridge Road, Coolagolite
(off Green Tyrrells Road  -  follow signs)
Sunday 24th July, 2pm
 
Carl Cleves and Parissa Bouas, better known as The Hottentots, are two of Australia’s finest songwriters, who weave stories with songs, touching a deep vein of humanity that leaves audiences moved and uplifted. Parissa’s dulcet toned voice and Carl’s warm rustic baritone provides the perfect accompaniment for his unique guitar style, honed over many years of intrepid travelling. Classic folk melodies combine with strong lyrics and an international flavour to provide a well-focused, fresh and definitive sound. Together they have headlined at all major Australian folk festivals, including Woodford, Port Fairy, Blue Mountains, The National Folk Festival, and many more.
 
Admired and respected across the globe by audiences and peers alike, The Hottentots stunning discography boasts four award winning independent records, and now their first release on the renowned Stockfisch Records label, to widespread critical acclaim. “House of Sorrow” from their latest album, was recently featured in the International Porsche Magazine’s cutting edge iphone scan, music streaming platform.
 
Carl and Parissa started out the year 2011 in Brazil and Argentina touring their new super audio CD ‘Out of Australia’, their first on the renowned German audiofile label, Stockfisch Records. For lovers of an intimate musical experience, “Out of Australia” is a collection of mostly story songs, covering a large range of topics: Way Down in the Mines, about an indentured labourer, Bethlehem Bell Ringer, with its sincere message of peace; Don’t Flowers Grow, the plight of refugees, Carmen, the loss of a loved one.…
 
“Out of Australia” was produced by the famous tone meister, Gunter Pauler, recorded in his ‘state of the art’ studio in Northeim, Germany, one of the best acoustic music studios in Europe. Working with Gunter was a dream come true for Carl and Parissa. He has worked with Eric Clapton, Sting, The Stones… He also has a penchant for weird and wonderful instruments, such as swarmandal, tambura, hulusi, mbira, cor anglais, cello, dobro, and they make an exquisite addition to their acoustic guitars and voices.

Carl Cleves, originally from Belgium is an excellent guitarist, multi-award winning songwriter, singer and storyteller. Carl has won the coveted Australian Songwriter’s Assoc. award for Best Lyrics and Best Folk Song, the national AUSMUSIC award for Best Folk Song and has a shelf full of Dolphin Awards. Parissa’s singing has to be heard to be believed. “A voice that would aggravate angels with its beauty” is how Philip Adams described Parissa’s extraordinary voice.

Entry: members $10, non-members $15

Enquiries: Coral 64936578                                                                   For more information about the Hottentots, visit their website


Coming Events.....
Saturday 4th September  -  House Concert with Beautifully Mad
Thursday 20th October  - Tattie Jam (from Scotland)
Sunday 27th November  -  Yuin Folk Club Xmas party with Bob McInnes and John Hall (Songcatchers) and other performers

More details coming soon

For information about recent club concerts see below

For information about Club concerts held in 2010 click here or read past newsletters


 

The Yuin Folk Club proudly presents.......
 

Fred Smith

Cobargo Hotel (back room)

Friday 6th May 7.30pm

Singer songwriter Fred Smith has emerged over the last ten years as one of Australia’s most remarkable performing artists.
 
He has toured three continents, and released six acclaimed albums, interspersed with stints as a diplomat with Australian military missions in Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Afghanistan. He is currently on leave from an assignment in Oruzgan province in Southern Afghanistan where he was working with Townsville’s 1 RAR Battalion.
 
Smith’s songs reflect his experiences in the some of the world’s more difficult places - most recently, a number of songs including Dust of Uruzgan, based on the experiences of two 1 RAR soldiers working there. He also popped out a comic tune called ‘Niet Swaffelen op de dixie’ warning the Dutch soldiers co-located with the ADF in Oruzgan province not to do unspeakable things in the portaloo. The song is apparently a hit on the military base in Tarin Kowt.
 
It was his ability to mix imagination with real world experience that caught the attention of critics. His 2002 CD Bagarap Empires, which draws on his experiences in war-torn Bougainville Island, was described in the Melbourne Age as ‘a stunning marriage of ethereal poetry and hard-nosed realism’. Fred became famous on Bougainville after working with local musicians and the Australian Army to release a ‘Songs of Peace’ cassette, 20,000 copies of which were released around the island.
 
‘Smith is a superb songwriter with a wry sense of humour and a wonderful eye for the idiosyncrasies of modern life’ (Bruce Elder, SMH, Nov 2007).
 
He also lived in the United States for three years touring on the North American circuit.

He teamed up with the Spooky Men’s Chorale to release a collection of thinking man’s drinking songs called ‘Urban Sea Shanties’.
 
Entry: Members $10,  Non-members $12                                        
          Kids under 18 are free                                                                                                            For more information, see Fred\'s website
Meals are available at the Cobargo Hotel
 
For more information contact Coral 64936758
 

  

 

The Cottars are by many accounts, the hottest Celtic band to arise out of the rich musical landscape of Cape Breton in many years. They play fiddle, keyboards, whistles, Irish flute, bouzouki, guitar and bodhrans, and they stepdance - all with an authority beyond their years. They also sing haunting Gaelic ballads, and harmonize with a sweetness that brings a tear to the eye.

This quartet, Ciarán and Fiona, Claire and Bruce, has become the evolutionary culmination that is now The Cottars. This dynamic Celtic band is comprised of four musicians who have been playing traditional music since childhood. Each is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and stepdancer. They have entertained national and regional political figures and, in various combinations, have shared the stage with stars such as The Chieftains, Danú, Bruce Cockburn, The Barra MacNeils, Natalie MacMaster, Altan, and many, many others. In the fall of 2001, during The Celtic Colours Festival, The Cottars were presented with “The Tic Butler Music Award” for the preservation of Cape Breton culture.

“The material ranges from traditional balladry to Tom Waits songs, with performances that combine youthful exuberance and a mature virtuosity. Though the instrumental numbers keep the dance fl oor filled, the lush, supple vocals of Fiona MacGillivray give the music its emotional depth and resonance.”