From his cruel execution in the Boer War, we look back on his life after arriving in Australia in 1883. Through the eyes of his lover, Nell, we follow him as a drover and prolific writer of poetry. Adapted from Graham Jenkin’s text and music of his oratorio, ‘A Note To Nell’, with additional music by Dave.
Thanks, Graham, for your insights & support. Thanks to friends & family for musical contributions to the bush setting performance in the welcoming Singing Gazebo. Tea & damper available.
Ring Dave 0413358618 for gazebo table bookings & info. Suggested donation $20.
Dave Clark & Kate Townsend
Singers, songwriters & musicians Dave Clark & wife Kate Townsend have performed in Ireland, America & Australia wide. Dave has represented Adelaide performing in sister city Penang whilst Kate has extensive experience as a theatre pianist & sound technician. Together they ran the live music venue Singing Gallery in McLaren Vale for 25 years hosting noteable musicians from interstate & world over. They retired from the Singing Gallery but from their beautiful enclosed garden gazebo beside the Onkaparinga River they present a small number of acoustic concerts on a donation basis. They play guitar, banjo, concertina, ukuleles, accordion, piano & harmonica. “When folk music is in your blood you can’t give it up.” In Fringe 2018 Dave’s 3 Irish concerts of “Luke Kelly & the Dubliners” sold out.
Empty Swing is a collective of ageing miserable ideologues who eek out a desperate existence as musical supplicants in the acoustic vanguard of new wave’s distal third phalanx.
“Beautiful Voice. Beautifully done. Beautiful sound. You remind me of Xavier Rudd.” Peter Goers, ABC RADIO
Frontman for Adelaide’s Afro Funk Reggae outfit Local Revolution, Lenin has toured Australia extensively performing at major festivals and venues.
City of Marion
The Marion Cultural Centre houses metropolitan Adelaide’s premier performing arts space being the Domain Theatre, in addition it incorporates the Cultural Centre Library, Gallery M, Next Chapter Gourmet Cafe and meeting spaces and rooms for hire for functions and events.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Sanaa Ink through Sanaa: A better world through creativity, promote the power of art and creativity in bridging gaps, challenging perceptions and increasing intercultural understanding. Using music, visual art, street art, performance, workshops and story telling, we explore a diverse world of cultures. Working with grassroots artists from parts of the world who possess an incredible raw talent, we bring them to Australia, creating a collaborative multi-art festival platform, working with artists from a cross sector of the community.
The Laura Folk Fair is a totally family friendly event. Gold Coin donation appreciated on entry.
From humble beginnings in 1980, the Laura Folk Fair was just a few stalls and a lot of vision from the original instigator Dick Biles and now it has grown into the wonderful event it is today.
We hope you will join us for a fantastic two days filled with unique stalls, competitions and activities for the whole family, and great entertainment, to help us celebrate our 40th event!
A corroboree with a difference; to share culture and heal the spirit. Dupang brings together local, interstate and international Indigenous artists for a three day camping festival at the spectacular waterfront site on the Coorong, Ngarrindjeri land.
Tal-Kin-Jeri Director, Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner AM, says “the last Dupang Festival was healing. People came to experience and learn about our culture, to be involved together. The story telling, the dancing, the fires, workshops, talking circles. We camped, we sang, we danced and together we went on a journey, which connected us to the spirits of this land and waters on our country”.
On behalf of the ancestors and people of this land -we are calling you to come together.
Winner of the 2018 BankSA Best Event Award.
Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group
Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group was founded in 1997 by Major Sumner and Loretta Sumner to showcase Aboriginal dance, stories, music, art, language and culture.
We provide education and training to promote a better understanding of Aboriginal culture and in particular Ngarrindjeri culture.
We provide performance, workshops and ceremonies to keep our culture strong.
2nd show in Adelaide for singer songwriter and band Mick Thomas.
Legend of the folk rock movement and brilliant songwriter Mick Thomas is in town
Mohsen Namjoo and his ensemble (Yahya Alkhansa and Mohammad Talani) will open up their 2019 Australia Tour in Adelaide’s Elder Hall.
Namjoo is an Iranian singer-songwriter. His style of music is influenced by blues and rock as well as Iranian folk music. The lyrics of his songs are also a combination of Persian classical poems, his own lyrics, and contemporary poems; Namjoo uses the words freely, infusing them with irony and sarcasm to carry the music and to create a free style form of singing. An Iranian correspondent for The New York Times in Iran wrote that “some call him a sort of Bob Dylan of Iran”.