First Announcements

Colin Lillie

Colin Lillie

 

After introducing you to Colin Lillie in 2018 you have asked us to bring him back …… Scottish-born, Alice Springs-based Colin Lillie is one of a kind. Capturing the kind of intensity that Colin has on an album or a live performance is something that every musician aspires to create. Whether it’s because of past experiences, a knack for songwriting, his powerful voice or combination of things, what remains true is that every time Colin Lillie picks up a guitar and opens his mouth something special happens, the passion shines through and the music becomes real.


ME

Me

 

Glasgow’s Paul McKenna has travelled the world as a musician for over a decade; collecting the stories of everyday and exceptional lives. His vibrato is immediately recognizable and when he begins to weave a tale, audiences are stilled. His bandmates (Ewan Baird, Conor Markey, Robbie Greig, Conal McDonagh) weave exceptional melodies with traditional instrumentation and their sound has carried them to no less than six major Canadian Folk Festivals in 2017.

The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years
— New York Times

Maggie Carty & Máirtín Staunton (IRE)

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Maggie Carty & Máirtín Staunton (IRE)

 

Maggie Carty (banjo, vocals) and Máirtín Staunton (flute, vocals), both from musical families spanning generations, play traditional Irish music and song. Their rhythmic music is from the core of their West of Ireland heritage and their harmonious vocals reminiscent of Cash and Carter with an Irish folk twist.


Siobhan Owen

Siobhan Owen

 

The haunting vocals and soothing harp of internationally acclaimed, Welsh-born, South Australia-based Siobhan Owen will transport you to the ancient and magical lands of the Celts. Winner of the 2017 Australian Celtic Music Awards "Best Female Artist", Siobhan will sing a selection of heart-wrenching traditional laments and contemporary Celtic songs. Her repertoire includes songs in the Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Breton, Cornish and Manx languages.

Heart-wrenching traditional Celtic ballads entwined with original contemporary Celtic songs… all woven together by Siobhán’s exquisite, emotive voice.

Trouble in the Kitchen

Trouble in the Kitchen

 

Celebrating 20 years of playing together, Trouble in the Kitchen return with new material. Trouble in the Kitchen have earned a reputation as world class performers of traditional Irish music. They have succeeded in beautifully weaving together classic Irish traditional music with original material and a strong dose of music from the Australian-Irish tradition, and in doing so their sound has developed a distinctive, innovative twist. 


Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club

Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club

 

The Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club takes traditional and contemporary Scottish music and adds their unique flavours, drawing also on Scandinavian, Quebecois and other influences from around the world. They draw enthusiastic and loyal crowds, and regularly collaborate with some of the world’s best traditional musicians. Come along and experience their charming and exhilarating shows, and feel free to jump up and dance along!