Award winning multi-instrumentalist Craig Atkins returns to Adelaide for one night only Thursday Oct 3rd, bringing his unique blend of Roots, Blues and Folk.
Following a sucessful 3 month residency at Yulara NT on his way back to Northern NSW Craig will be making the stop at one of his favourite venues in The Gilbert Street Hotel. With a whole bunch of new songs from his upcoming release “Swimming Up Waterfalls”, as well as interpretations of a few songs he didnt write, grab your crew and come down for amazing food, few drinks and some foot stomping Roots and Delta Blues.
join in or be entertained
27-28-29th September 2019
Camp ground & caravan park
Ph Bret & Rhonda
Moonta Street & Chloe Warwick
This is in mid-September and Spring will have sprung! Escape from the house and join us for two delightful acts in The Adelaide Hills. Would you help us, please by re-posting to your network?
Moonta Street brings together five diverse musical forces to create a music that spans continents. A balance of traditional and original songs and instrumentals talking about issues of our times. Their unique Australian sound brings together traditional folk, blues, rock- reggae and jazz.
Chloe Warrick takes inspiration primarily from Australian female songwriters and performers. Most of her songs are feel-good acoustic numbers with heartfelt messages. She’s played around Australia and aspires to bring a smile or a tear to the face of whoever is listening.
Euro/Asian World Music from Adelaide
Moonta Street is the heart of Adelaide’s Chinatown, where the lions stand guard on the street and the music of this new group perfectly reflects that synergy of East & West/Ancient & Modern that is contemporary Adelaide.
Moonta Street brings together five diverse musical forces to create a music that spans continents. A balance of traditional and original songs and instrumentals talking about issues of our times. Their unique Australian sound brings together traditional folk, blues, rock- reggae and jazz. Described by fans as ‘Asian world music meets retro surf sounds”..Moonta Street is also ambient, hypnotic and timeless creating a majestic soundtrack that talks about the modern world where East meets West..
Zhao Liang GuzHeng Chinese Harp
Satomi Ohnishi Jazz drummer & percussionist
Mary Heath Guitar and vocalist
Keith Preston Santoor (Dulcimer) & Electric Guitar
Shivani Preston Keyboards & Melodica
Zhao Liang is a virtuoso player of the Guz Heng and founding director of the Adelaide School of Chinese Music. Originally from Singapore, she has performed widely throughout SA at major events and recently travelled to China for masterclasses.
Satomi Onishi is a percussionist/ drummer with high credentials from Japanese schools of music and performs with a range of acts in Adelaide including the acclaimed Jazz shows, Take Five & Swing with pianist Brendon Fitzgerald. She has coordinated world drum projects with the Migrant Resource Centre and plays with a number of exciting SA band projects including Adelaide Songs, Slingsby Theatre, Chica Chica Electrica
Mary Heath is a well known SA folk-singer, coordinates a community choir ‘Rise Up Singing’ and is highly regarded for a strong authentic voice for traditional music.
Keith Preston the group’s songwriter, he is an experienced world music performer and arts project coordinator. He has played and toured internationally and nationally with a range of music groups in SA such as Sikh music group Dya Singh, Bengali music group Shoor Jahan, Afghan, Indian & Pakistani music with Sufi Soul and recently as songwriter/coordinator of the acclaimed Adelaide Songs project.
Shivani Preston is a talented young 18 year old pianist and keyboard player, already highly experienced in music performance for theatre and a very accomplished folk music artist in music and folk-dance. She also plays with acoustic band ‘Fed Peasants’ and is a mainstay of traditional Morris dance group ‘Hot For Joe’
Performances include :
Dunstan Playhouse Harmony Day Concert for Migrant Resource Centre SA
Nexus Arts Umbrella Music Festival Curated performance
The Jade Launch of www.folkmadsa.com website
Wayville Pavillion Whole Body Expo Cultural Festival
Oz Asia Festival 2017 Elder Hall performance for Confucius Institute
Tour Down Under 17/18 Unley Gourmet Gala
Fleurieu Folk Festival 2018 Festival
Wheatsheaf Hotel Songwriter’s Lyricists & Composers venue
Art Gallery of SA Oz Asia Special Event
Oz Asia Festival 2018 Music Concert Series.
The Moonta Street connection for this group is Zhao Liang, the Principal of the School of Chinese Music and Arts based in Moonta Street, Adelaide, the heart of Chinatown. Walking into Nexus, to see Guzheng (Chinese harp) next to an Indian Santoor, electric guitar with pedals, percussion kit, acoustic guitar and electronic keys, one is not quite sure what to expect, either for repertoire or for the sounds on offer. Then to see the line-up of folks on duty – particularly the multi-talented Keith Preston, daughter Shivani, Mary Heath and the effervescent Satomi Ohnishi – a better drummer is hard to find!
In terms of songs, many were Celtic, there was also a quite raucous Greek drinking song. In terms of the sounds, at times we had call and response from Guzheng and Santoor which was a delight to the ears, others with bends of the Guzheng notes being echoed by the tremolo of electric guitar. Mary did a great job with the vocals and general introductions etc.
There is some great local music happening and some of this with unusual instruments! There are also some master instrumentalists crossing several lines into cross cultural collaboration – with some results that will prick your ears up! Clayton Werner –The Clothesline 26th Feb 2017
Moonta Street Contact Details:
Adelaide School of Chinese Music. 86 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
Facebook – moontastreet
Mobile 0433 213 526
Join the Adelaide Songs Ensemble to launch our first CD
.Eleven of our thirty odd new songs about Adelaide…….
Free Entry..CDs available for purchase
Adelaide’s independent news
Fringe review: Adelaide Songs
Adelaide Songs is a presentation by local musicians of their own compositions celebrating and reflecting on their home city and its history, with musical styles varying from blues to ballads, from comedy to biting satire. ★★★★
“How Adelaide is this?” asks musician Paul Roberts by way of introduction. “Forty degrees outside and we’re squeezed into a French bar to hear songs about Adelaide!”
He and fellow singer-songwriters Paula Standing, Alan Hartley and Keith Preston were there to present a creative blend of music to honour their home city – sometimes with satire and occasionally with a sharp reminder of the Adelaide’s flaws, past and present.
The evening started with Hartley’s gentle anthem to Adelaide’s founding fathers, who had high ideals of inclusive freedom, but we were then jolted to a different place as Preston reminded us that those ideals were soon stolen, along with a generation of Indigenous children, at a dark house in Blackwood called “Colebrook”.
“Square Mile City Blues” lightened the mood once again (with some neat guitar work from Preston), then Paula Standing performed a show favourite, “Lucky Girl”, in which she used a tremulous voice and evocative keyboard accompaniment to tell the story of Funi and the real reason for Wang Wang’s failure.
The “Hindley Street Waltz” led us happily through the notorious entertainment strip before we were once more reminded of our darker past as Hartley sang “Timmy”, about Marcus Clark and the collapse of the State Bank.
“Athens of the South” gave the musicians a chance to shine with a Mediterranean style, then two more blues compositions followed, with a poignant story from Stormy Summers’ perspective and an appropriately topical “Festival Overload Blues”.
Roberts introduced the perennial question among Adelaideans with the satirical “My School’s Better than Yours”, then Standing brought the audience back to more reflective mood with a heartfelt apology to the next generation in “We Took It All”.
The evening concluded with a rousing anthem for audience participation and we all sang along happily with “Colonel Light He Got It Right”.
These are talented and thoughtful songwriters and skilled musicians, supported wonderfully by sensitive fiddler Ashley Turner and delicate but appropriate percussionist Satomi Ohnishi. The show has been in existence for some years, but the songs are continually updated, and more are added so you will always hear something new.
The enthusiastic response from this audience is an indication that Adelaide Songs continues to delight all those who live in and love this city.
Formed in 2017, the Big Possum Stringband are the fresh, new faces of folk. They are young, excited, and passionate about the rich legacy of traditional Appalachian music of the American South.
Tessa Dillon (fiddle) and Seth Swingle (banjo) are joined by multi-instrumentalist Evan Collins to make oldtime country music’s hottest new band, and local Adelaide born Bassist Peter Hisco, Director of the Kellycountyrpick, is joining them for the tour.
Fresh off their 1st place win at the 2018 Clifftop festival (generally regarded as the most prestigious contest in the genre), the Possums are bringing their mix of breakdowns, showpieces, ballads and rounder songs to audiences around the nation and the world.
With three-part harmonies, electrifying fiddle breaks and a pounding square-dance beat, the Big Possum Stringband creates a powerful energy that will have you stamping, yelling and dancing along.
If you’d like more information about this show, or to request an interview please call Sarah Martin (08) 8340 4697 or email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG POSSUM STRINGBAND
+ The Dogpatch Fiddlers
The Gov | Thu 22 Aug
Tickets: $25 + Booking Fee
Doors open @ 7:30 pm
Father's Day show at the NCMA Hall in Port Pirie. Australian country/folk songs and yarns
AS PART OF THIS YEAR’s OZ-ASIA FESTIVAL….WORLD PREMIERE | MUSIC
Embark on a journey of music along the magical Silk Road and celebrate the travels of humanity that stretch back thousands of years along the routes that took goods, ideas, cultures, technologies and religions between East Asia and Europe.
Silk Road — Caravanserai features breathtaking music from some of South Australia’s foremost musicians hailing from the many Silk Road regions alongside community performers and guest artists. Organised by the Persian Cultural Association of South Australia and featuring artists with heritage from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Greece, Ukraine, Italy, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Uighur, Tibet, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Japan and China, this epic multicultural event demonstrates how music is the universal language which binds together diverse cultures of past and present.
PRESENTED BY Persian Cultural Association of SA with ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE
After this concert enjoy the Free Moon Lantern Parade and community festival in Elder Park with Dragon Boat racing, food, entertainment and fireworks…
Performed by Brendan Gallagher, James Henry, Stu Hunter and Kutcha Edwards
Produced by Leah Flanagan and Brendan Gallagher
20 years ago, Indigenous Australian icon Jimmy Little released Messenger, an album paying tribute to great Australasian songwriters. Messenger launched Little into the consciousness of a whole new generation of fans, many of whom had not known that he was Australia’s first Indigenous pop star on the back of hits like “Royal Telephone” in the early 1960s, or that he had a huge presence on Australia’s country music scene. The album won the 1999 Best Adult Contemporary Album ARIA, and at the same time Jimmy was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.
Fitting for a man who was one of the first people to record a Barry Gibb song – Little charted with the then-17 year old songwriter’s “One Road” in 1964 – Messenger saw Jimmy interpret classic Australian songs like “Under The Milky Way” by The Church, “Down Below” by The Cruel Sea, “Cattle & Cane” by The Go-Betweens, “Quasimodo’s Dream” by The Reels and “The Way I Made You Feel” by Ed Kuepper. The album was the result of an idea conceived by Karma County singer/songwriter/guitarist and producer Brendan Gallagher who wanted to highlight Little’s honey-smooth voice and frame him as a superb interpreter of classic material – a singer’s singer. The importance of Messenger in the Australian music canon cannot be overstated, nor its impact in reinvigorating Jimmy’s legacy as a seminal contemporary Indigenous artist.
In this new multi-media music concert, “Messenger” producer Brendan Gallagher celebrates the music and impact of “Messenger” and shines a light on Jimmy’s wonderful career. Joined by Jimmy’s grandson James Henry, “Messenger” player Stu Hunter, and Kutcha Edwards, and co-produced by Leah Flannagan, “In The Shadow Of The Black Love” promises a magical night of beautiful music in tribute to one of the true greats of Australian music.
Trinity Sessions is a fully seated concert venue and is General Admission. The venue bar will open at 7pm. The doors to the concert space will open at 7.30pm. The concert will commence at 8pm.
Trinity Sessions is a cash only venue. Trinity Sessions does not sell water in plastic bottles. Water is available (and glasses) however, you are requested to bring your own bottles.
Parking is available on site and at the Medical Centre across the road.
318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, SA 5034
Join Spiral Dance 4 piece, Jen Lush & Steve Lennox for a more acoustic gig at the wonderful Wheatie! $10 entry