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16-27 MARCH 2011


Presented by

Principal Public Partner

Mayor’s Message Performing Arts Moreland (PAM) is proud to bring you the 2011 Brunswick Music Festival and the Sydney Road Street Party. PAM is a not for profit company established in 2008 to promote the performing arts and other cultural endeavours for the benefit of the Moreland community. PAM can be contacted on Principal public partner Public partner This project has been assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

ticket info Booking Office Mechanics Institute PAC Corner Sydney and Glenlyon Roads, Brunswick

festival venues

All venues are non smoking Brunswick Town Hall Corner Sydney Road and Dawson Street, Brunswick Concert seating capacity Bookings open 300 unreserved 1 February 12 pm – 6 pm Mechanics Institute Performing Monday – Tuesday Arts Centre Thursday – Friday Corner Sydney and Special Saturday service during festival Glenlyon Roads, Brunswick Phone: 03 9388 1460 Concert seating capacity Fax: 03 9380 8234 160 unreserved The Penny Black 420 Sydney Road, Brunswick Disabled access Phone: 03 9380 8667 Limited seating available – ticket does not guarantee seating INDEX Dinner shows available contact venue Venues 2 The East Brunswick Club Sydney Road Street Party 6 – 9 280 Lygon Street, East Brunswick Festival Acts 10 – 39 Phone: 03 9388 9794 Booking Form 24 – 25 Limited unreserved concert seating is available for some shows – check with Community Events 46 – 48 booking office to confirm. Ticket does Language Link 46 not guarantee seat. 2

In 2011, the Moreland Council will once again support the Brunswick Music Festival as the Principal Public Partner. Over its twenty three year history Moreland has supported the Brunswick Music Festival significantly and our continued support of this internationally recognised festival indicates Council’s strong commitment to the promotion of the arts in our community. As always, the festival opens with two exciting free community events. On Saturday 26 February Moreland City Council presents ‘Music for the People’ in the new location of Bridges Reserve, Coburg. Audiences are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the concert from 1 – 5 pm featuring The Jellytub Rollers, Flap! and Papa Chango. The Sydney Road Street Party will then be held on Sunday 6 March. With six music stages, culturally diverse food, craft stalls and street entertainment, the Sydney Road Street Party is a great opportunity to celebrate our community and the unique identity of Moreland. I would like to congratulate Performing Arts Moreland for their exceptional work throughout the year and thank the many wonderful artists who I’m sure will make this festival a most memorable one. The Brunswick Music Festival presents a special opportunity for artists and audiences to come together and take part in a ‘feast’ of music. I invite you to sample some of the wonderful dishes on offer, or consume the whole table! Enjoy the festival and the hospitality of the people of Moreland. Councillor Oscar Yildiz JP Mayor of Moreland


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director’s message

music for the people

Welcome to the 23rd Brunswick Music Festival and the 17th Sydney Road Street Party. The 2011 program is looking good, with some exceptional International and Australian shows including some important CD launches, special one off festival collaborations, and some excellent new artists appearing at the festival for the first time. Our tickets sales last year made it one of our most successful, and it would be wonderful indeed if we could at least equal that set of figures. We are however subject to the same rising costs as everybody else in the community and therefore you will notice a slight increase in a few ticket prices, although overall our average ticket price will be approximately the same as in 2010. I’d like to emphasise that we do exist in a growing festival market, and direct competition for ticket sales in Melbourne and Victoria are at an all time high, and while we do present a somewhat specialised range of genres, I would ask you all to play a small part in our marketing strategy by using that most reliable of marketing methods – word of mouth. Spread the word, and please feel free to request an extra couple of programs if you can distribute in your individual networks. The 2011 program as always is rich in diversity; we continue to support tradition and its many roots and branches, new and emerging artists in all genres, and new collaborations. There’s a comprehensive sound lounge facility on our web site where you can spend some time and browse the wonderful selection of music we have on offer in this year’s program. Please take advantage and check out some acts you may not be familiar with, its finding the gems that make for a full festival experience as well as revisiting your old favourites. Our 17th Sydney Road Street Party will again deliver a fabulous showcase of our vibrant Moreland music, the focus of the day however remains our community. The community stalls are the heart of the event and we are determined that the community will remain the priority in our endeavours. Also I ask you to look after our streetscape and ‘bin it don’t fling it’, and if you can’t find a bin carry it with you until you do. It does make a difference. I would like to conclude as always by thanking the many people who make this festival a reality each year; our major public partners, our advertisers and supporters, our staff and crew and especially the fabulous performers, many of who have traveled many miles to be here. On behalf of all I would like to welcome you to our 23rd Festival and as always urge you to enjoy a program dedicated to artistic excellence and cultural diversity. John McAuslan

In 2011 Music for the People will be held in a beautiful new outdoor location, Bridges Reserve. Opening the afternoon, and performing as part of the Melbourne Ukulele Festival, The Desperadoes are six ukulele players dedicated to strumming lush harmonies on this intricately crafted musical gem: think a little bit country a little bit lowdown. Next are five piece up-tempo group Flap! who turn ordinary shoes into dancing ones mixing 1920’s jazz, English Folk and Trinidadian Calypso. The afternoon continues shifting briefly from jazz to afro-beat rhythm-driven grooves of dance floor pleasers Papa Chango. Finally overdressed barrelhouse jazzbos The Jelly Tub Rollers will complete this high energy afternoon playing righteous foxy swing; preaching down and out blues & thigh slappin’ 1930s party jazz. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn, bring family and friends and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Saturday 26 February 2011, 1 pm – 5 pm Bridges Reserve, Bell Street Coburg (Opposite the Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street Coburg)

The opening event of the festival is a free performance

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Sydney Road Street Party Union to Victoria Streets, brunswick Sunday 6 March, 12 pm – 7 pm The friendliest party in town. Nothing compares to the atmosphere and good vibe of the Sydney Road Street Party when the good citizens of Moreland reclaim the street for one of the biggest multicultural gatherings in Melbourne. Roots Stage, Edward Street 12 pm – 12.30 pm Tim Scanlan 12.55 pm – 1.45 pm Sweet Felicia & the Honeytones 2.10 pm – 3 pm Suzie Dickinson 3.25 pm – 4.15 pm Claymore 4.40 pm – 5.30 pm Leslie Avril Band 6.00 pm – 7 pm Crawfish Dave Community Stage, Michael Street 12 pm – 12.30 pm Brunswick Secondary College Ensemble 12.50 pm – 1.20 pm Gruppo Culturale Italiano 1.40 pm – 2.10 pm Asanti Dance Theatre 2.25 pm – 3.05 pm George Kamikawa & Noriko Tadano 3.20 pm – 3.50 pm Sounds of Polynesia 4.10 pm – 4.50 pm Alwan 5.10 pm – 5.40 pm Pallaconian Dancers 6 pm – 7 pm Rebetiki Afro-Iramoo Stage, Glenlyon Road 12.40 pm – 12.50 pm Womin-ji-ka Tanderum 12.50 pm – 1 pm Mayors Welcome 1.05 pm – 1.45 pm Grenadines 2.10 pm – 2.50 pm Lee Morgan 3.20 pm – 4.10 pm Kobya 4.40 pm – 5.30 pm Leah Flanagan Band 6 pm – 7 pm Kinshasa Express


Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre 1.30 pm – 2.10 pm Dream Puppets – Superbia 2.40 pm – 3.10 pm The Great Gondos 3.40 pm. – 4.20 pm Dream Puppets 4.50 pm – 5.20 pm The Great Gondos Children’s Stage, Phoenix Street 1 pm – 1.30 pm Paul Jamieson 2 pm – 2.40 pm Gee Whiz Kids 3 pm – 3.30 pm Hop, Hop, Hop’ – Action songs 4 kids 3.50 pm – 4.20 pm Paul Jamieson 4.40 pm – 5.20 pm Gee Whiz Kids Local Only Stage, Albert Street 12.30 pm – 1.10 pm Jess Ribeiro 1.30 pm – 2.10 pm Buried Feather 2.30 pm – 3.10 pm Coral Lee’s Pepper Teas 3.30 pm – 4.10 pm Plastic Palace Alice 4.30 pm – 5.10 pm Jungal 5.40 pm – 6.30 pm You & Ur Music Sydney Road Brunswick Association Instrumental Stage, Victoria St 12.30 pm – 1 pm Marimba’s 1.15 pm – 1.45 pm Williamstown R.S.L. Pipe Band 2 pm – 2.45 pm Melbourne Ukelele Kollective 3 pm – 3.45 pm Doowlla Drummers & Belly dance 4 pm – 4.45 pm The Accordion Orchestra of Melbourne 5.15 pm – 6 pm The Cairo Club Orchestra Street Theatre 1 pm – 1.45 pm 2.30 pm – 3.10 pm 3.30 pm 3.45 pm – 4.25 pm 5pm – 5.40 pm

Big Rory & Ochie Havana Palava Barb Wire Big Rory & Ochie/ Seagulls Havana Palava


Principal public partner

Sydney Road Street Party Union to Victoria Streets, brunswick Sunday 6 March, 12 pm – 7 pm

Moreland City Council has a local law that prohibits the consumption and possession of alcohol on Sydney Road. Consumption of alcohol is therefore restricted to licensed areas only.

road closure

i Roots Stage

Community Stage

Afro-Iramoo Stage

Getting there: 508 Bus Moonee Ponds to Alphington. Upfield Line Train: to Jewell or Brunswick Stations. Tram service will be replaced by bus service all day. Transport and traffic detours: Northbound – at Union Street; Southbound – at Blyth Street. A bus replaces trams from Blyth to Weston Streets via Lygon Street. 8

Mechanics Institute

Victoria Street

Community Stalls

Children’s Stage Market Stalls Market Stalls

Youth Stage Volaris Music

SRBA Stage The Penny Black Festival Venue

Glenlyon Road

Edward Street

Community Stalls ‘Enviro-alley’

Sydney Road Brunswick Association Ph: 03 9380 2005

road closure

Information First Aid

Albert Street

Café Brunswick Licensed area

Phoenix Street

Brunswick Town Hall/ Counihan Gallery Toilets

Brunswick Railway Station

Dawson Street

Upfield Bike Path

Michael Street

Union Street

Jewell Railway Station (Upfield Line)

Roots Stage supported by:

Please note: all information was correct at time of printing but may be subject to change.

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Crooked Still Lucy Wise & the B’Gollies

Nano Stern Band Nina Pérez and Mattias Pérez

Crooked Still are shining stars in the frontline of the latest wave of the nu-folk, bluegrass movement in the United States. Fuelled by a massive take up of traditional music forms among a growing army of young American musicians who are experimenting to create their own unique contemporary sounds, Crooked Still are out there with the best of them. The musical prowess of this defiantly non-traditional bluegrass quintet is on display as they radically re-imagine traditional fare to blend seamlessly with original compositions. The line up of the band is highly unusual; a more traditional front line of banjo and fiddle backed up by double bass and cello behind the distinctive vocals of Aoife O’Donovan who’s delivery portrays more than a hint of Celtic influences. The approach to the material, whilst based on American form, is also somewhat reminiscent of the early arrangements of Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny and

Nano Stern is an exceptional young artist from Chile who returns to the Brunswick Festival, bringing his own Chilean band. Although he sings his songs in Spanish, his message is international; with beautifully composed melodies and superb arrangements and through his exhilarating performances he manages to communicate the sense and the beauty of his stories to all, conveying a spirit that transcends language. He is truly, a one off; gifted performer, composer, arranger, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist. He has developed a unique and eclectic fusion of traditional Latin American and European folk music. Nano and his band will perform material from his latest recording Los Espejos along with music from his earlier award winning album, Voy Y Vuelvo.

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later Pentangle with Jacqui McShee. Crooked Still will be touring their latest release Some Strange Country available on Signature Sounds. Lucy Wise spent her childhood growing up in Margaret River WA singing with the Wise Family Band, and from a young age has played at folk festivals around Australia and internationally. Drawing on Appalachian and Irish Folk music traditions, Lucy accompanies her songs on guitar, ukulele and Appalachian dulcimer. Lucy formed the B’Gollies by joining with instrumental trio String Contingent and accordionist Mischa Herman. The band adds breadth and depth to songs that are all about people, and the small things that illuminate everyday life. Booking No.

Wednesday 16 March 8.30 pm The East Brunswick Club Full $26 / Concession $20


Lucy Wise

Nano Stern

Fiddle player Nina Pérez and guitarist Mattias Pérez are two of Scandinavia’s top traditional musicians and are active in the latest generation taking Swedish music into a new era. Whilst faithful to the older traditional tunes, they also engage their musical personalities, bringing a young energy to their material and new compositions. Despite their young age Nina and Mattias also work as teachers at several music colleges throughout Sweden. As well as opening the show for Nano they will conduct a special workshop at the festival.

Booking No.

Thursday 17 March 8 pm Brunswick Town Hall Full $36 / Concession $28


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Tim O’Brien Luke Plumb & Peter Daffy Virginia native Tim O’Brien has worked with the top names in Americana music, including Steve Earle, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Steve Martin & Earl Scruggs as well as international acts the Chieftans, Paul Brady, Lunasa, Solas and Gráda The winner of the 2006 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album, O’Brien has also been awarded the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year award twice and is a virtuoso player on the mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo and bouzouki. Known for both his virtuosity and songwriting, O’Brien is equally at ease with original or traditional tunes. He is joined for this intimate show by guitar player Gerry Paul of Gráda playing self penned songs and Americana favourites. “A master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music – it doesn’t matter; a fine songwriter and one of my favourite singers.” Mark Knopfler

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Tony McManus, Martin Simpson The Louis McManus memorial Concert

Luke Plumb and Peter Daffy are two excellent Australian musicians steeped in Celtic and American folk styles. Luke is Tasmanian born and is acknowledged world-wide as a gun mandolin player and composer. Best known for his long-term membership of Scotlands’ famous Shooglenifty, Luke has recorded 11 albums of traditional and original compositions with that band and his many other line-ups. Peter Daffy is a highly respected maker of mandolins, guitars and other stringed instruments and is a guitar player and singer of impeccable taste. Together these two artists have honed their musical partnership over the space of seven band lineups and four albums and are launching their first duo album on this Australian tour. Booking No.

Thursday 17 March, 9 pm East Brunswick Club Full $36 / Concession $28


Luke Plumb & Peter Daffy

This year’s Louis McManus memorial show brings together two of the most innovative acoustic guitarists in the world folk idiom. Scots born and now Canada based, Tony McManus is known throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. His engaging personality on stage has taken him to five continents and his contribution was recently recognised with a Gold Medal voted by the readers of Acoustic Guitar magazine – fellow recipients were John Williams, Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel. His latest album The Makers Mark is a unique recording performed on 15 handcrafted guitars where, alongside his lifelong love of Celtic music, he explores harmonies

from South Africa, to the scales and rhythms of Eastern Europe. Martin Simpson is an Englishman who has spent 35 years as a professional musician and who is part of that great lineage of English acoustic folk stylists from Davy Graham, Martin Carthy, Nic Jones and so on. His interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling, and no-one has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than him. Martin has been nominated an astounding 23 times in the eleven years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, True Stories. Booking No.


Friday 18 March, 8 pm Brunswick Town Hall Full $36 / Concession $28

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Meyhané – CD launch Meyhané, n. old winehouse of Asia Minor, where musicians performed for eclectic audiences. A special concert by a new Greek ensemble of Melbourne musicians (and one from Adelaide) who perform traditional music of the region to its most authentic form. The instruments and musical style of this ensemble typify the old meyhané traditions whilst expanding to encompass the captivating sounds of the wider Eastern Mediterranean. Meyhané brings together Lambros Kappas, Paddy Montgomery, George Kirakidis,

Lolo Lovina the WooHoo Revue

Demetris Hoplaros and Tony Iliou on Yayli Tanbur, Saz, Oud, Violin, Lute, Percussions and accordion. Join them to launch their debut CD Colours of my Heart and embark on a colourful journey from the Balkans to Anatolia; the Black Sea to the southern shores of the Aegean.

Booking No.

Friday 18 March, 8.30 pm Mechanics Institute PAC Full $21 / Concession $16


A truly multicultural band Lolo Lovina draw influences from across Eastern Europe and Latin America. The bulk of the band’s lyrics are in Rromani, the language of the gypsies, and it is from this language that the band derived their name, which means “Red Beer”. Sydney born singer Sarah Bedák-Rockliffe fronts the band with a truly captivating voice. She grew up with Gypsy music in a Hungarian Romani family (her grandfather was a well-known Gypsy violinist from Budapest). The band features whirlwind violinist Jess Randall who also fronts The Crooked Fiddle Band, which has been featured at many festivals in Australia. Romanian accordionist Leonid Beshlei grew up in Bukovina and has played gypsy music & jazz across the Europe & USSR, as well as performing in philharmonic and folkloric orchestras in Ukraine and Moldova. Bassist Rodrigo Salgado hails from Brasilia and also plays in Eddie du Brasil.

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The Woohoo Revue are Melbourne’s very own and have forged their reputation throughout Australia with their signature big sounding gypsy tunes. This is music for celebrationfor dancing, drinking, and forgetting about tomorrow. Formed in 2008, The Woohoo Revue brings together six musicians with a strong history of playing gypsy and other forms of dance music. The result is a furious blend of Balkan melodies, Latin flavours, swing and dance floor savvy. The combination of absolute dance floor mayhem and a strong sense of old world style was described in the Age Newspaper as ‘pandemonium in a pin striped suit’.

Booking No.


Friday 18 March The East Brunswick Club Full $26 / Concession $20

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Vika & Linda Bull The Junes For 25 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Vika and Linda are household names in Melbourne and across Australia and are revered for their amazing singing ability, top class musicianship and performance craft. There’s nobody even remotely close to them. They’ve made eight albums of their own and countless others with many of the greats in Australian music. It’s a pleasure to welcome the sisters back to Brunswick after Linda’s recent sabbatical. In their illustrious career the Bull sisters have performed in many genres of contemporary music but always grounded by their Tongan culture, and for this show they move back to the airy harmonies and deep spiritual resonance of their traditional Tongan music.

Eric Bogle Band

The Junes are Melbourne’s favourite country swing band, fronted by three beautiful female vocalists; the soulful power of Suzannah Espie (GIT), the earthy nature of Sarah Carroll (GIT) and rural roots of Gleny Rae Virus (Toe Sucking Cowgirls). Backed by a hot rhythm section these three fabulous women bring a wonderful sense of fun and enjoyment to their performances. They make you feel good, with such an obvious love of the material and an easy and open connection with their audience. These beautiful frocked up gels sing close harmony like they were sisters; they play with a natural swing and write some rather catchy songs, all with an infectious enthusiasm that never fails to win their audience. Booking No.

Saturday 19 March 8 pm Brunswick Town Hall Full $36 / Concession $28

Eric Bogle is one of the most popular artists ever to appear at the festival and to accommodate the demand Eric is programmed for two shows. To add to the occasion Eric will be bringing his full band, lead of course by his long time partner in crime John Munro on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Emma Luker on fiddle and Pete Titchener on electric bass. This is the first time that Eric has performed with this line up in Melbourne so it’s a very special pair of concerts. Eric’s songs have been performed and recorded by countless artists all over the world; they’ve been changed, purloined, coveted, punked, murdered, and anointed. His songs are sung with passion and conviction in sessions all over the world and in many different tongues. As a performer he’s a consummate professional, a quick wit spread through his serious commentary to set up his songs perfectly. So for the first time at the Brunswick Festival Eric and band will surely turn on a show to remember and as always, will be entertaining, moving, and generous.

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Saturday 19 March, 8.30 pm Mechanics Institute PAC Booking No.

Sunday 20 March, 8 pm Brunswick Town Hall Full $36 / Concession $28

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Legends of Steel

Ted Egan

Ed Bates, Rick Dempster, Garrett Costigan, Chris Altmann From the shores of Hawaii, from whence it came in the 1880’s, the steel guitar became one of the defining and most distinctive sounds of American popular music in the 20th century. This selection of Melbourne steel players span many of the styles that came to be associated with its unique sound, and tonight come together with Andy Baylor’s house band to present this unique festival show. Ed Bates spent the first half of his career as a ‘standard’ guitarist, working in such legendary outfits as the Pelaco Brothers, the Sports, and started out on his ‘L’ plates in the late 80’s on steel with the Crummy Cowboys. Ed has worked with people such as Joe Camilleri, Mark Seymour, Dan Warner, Michelle Nicolle and Maurice Frawley. Garrett Costigan, a master of the classic E9th Pedal steel has played and recorded with Checkerboard Lounge, Steve Hoy, Lisa Miller, Don Walker, Cyndi Boste, Black Sorrows, Andy Baylor, to

mention a few. He cites David Lindley as a major influence. Rick Dempster, along with Andy Baylor, formed the Dancehall Racketeers in 1981 and has played steel in that outfit ever since. He played in Tom Forsell’s Moonee Valley Drifters in the 90’s and works with Pete Baylor’s Roadhouse Romeos as well. Rick learnt from older Australian Hawaiian players Les Adams and Jim Jensen and includes some of that vintage music in the performance. Chris Altmann is one of a new breed of young roots musicians. On his recent album, he plays drums, sings, plays all manner of strings, and writes all the songs. He counts pedal steel as one of his favourite and most expressive instruments and he will be opening the show with a small combo representing the new wave. Booking No. Saturday 19 March, 9 pm East Brunswick Club Full $21 / Concession $16

Ted will be launching his latest recording Saving the Best at the festival, a double CD in which Ted pays tribute to some of his favourite Australian songwriters on the first CD, and on the second The Laughing Game he performs children’s songs, many of them from his own childhood. Ted appears in concert for the whole show in the intimate Mechanics Institute, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Booking No.


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Singer, songwriter, storyteller and icon of outback Australia, Ted Egan has been presenting the characters and experiences of Outback Australia to National and International audiences for over 30 years. His passion and knowledge of the good, bad and the ugly of Australian history, his strong commitment to social justice and Aboriginal culture and heritage provides a masterful commentary on both a historical and contemporary insight to ‘This Land Australia’. The pinnacle of Ted’s career came in 2003 when he was appointed the eighteenth Administrator of the Northern Territory, an unexpected but very deserving and popular honour which topped Ted’s life commitment to the people and cultures of Northern Territory both bush and city.

Sunday 20 March, 3 pm Mechanics Institute PAC Full $26 / Concession $20


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Pirates of Beer Ian Collard & Ben Peters The Pirates of Beer formed in 2007 to back US guitar legend Bill Kirchen on his Australian tour. The pirates are a six-piece blues, country and rock and roll dynamo featuring the fabulous Chris Wilson and Sarah Carroll with a collection of roots music royalty rarely seen on stage together. The band is somewhat geographically challenged and don’t get the opportunity to perform on a regular basis, so it’s a great pleasure to have them together at the Brunswick Festival. Chris and Sarah, are joined by Lethal Leigh Ivin (The Re-Mains) on guitar and steel, the ultra-solid grooves of bassist/ vocalist Sweet Felicia, (who recently won the MBAS International Blues Final and will travel to Memphis to represent Oz in 2011), Swing King Jason Liusoon drives the Pirates on skins, and Big Boy Lemonade on keys make up one of the hottest line ups in town.

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Shane Howard Alan Kelly

Ian Collard & Ben Peters are well known from their own highly respected bands; Ian from Collard Greens & Gravy and Ben who fronts Benny and the Fly by Nighters. This is a new collaboration between these two top class Melbourne musicians, who are recording an album together which promises to be a beauty. Ian brings his skills on harp, guitar and arguably the best blues vocals in Australia; Benny is one of those guitar players who can just play it all, from jazz swing to full on rockabilly.

Booking No.

Sunday 20 March, 8.30 pm East Brunswick Club Full $21 / Concession $16


Ian Collard & Ben Peters

Shane Howard is an old friend of the festival, one of Australia’s most endearing and best loved performers, a life-time supporter of Australia’s indigenous cultures, and one of this country’s iconic songwriters and musicians. His latest recording Goanna Dreaming brings Shane’s long career together in a cohesive collection of new work, representing his rocking days, his love of the folk ballad (from his Irish roots), and his ever present concerns for our fragile environment and country. In all its an album that pays homage to the past and talks to the future. He’s also been busy compiling and publishing a book Lyrics illustrated with his own paintings and drawings, and releasing a CD of rare and unreleased recordings. Alan Kelly is a piano accordionist, composer and arranger who with his brilliant playing has brought the piano accordion back into popularity in Irish traditional music. Born in Roscommon,

Shane Howard

Alan began playing whistle at the age of 5, before moving onto fiddle, piano and accordion 4 years later. After a move to Galway, he quickly forged an excellent reputation in that vibrant traditional music scene. He is probably best known in Australia for his appearances with the very excellent Eddi Reader. His touring quartet has Tola Custy on fiddle, Steph Geremia flute/ whistle and vocals and the brilliant Donagh Hennesey on guitar; its a top class group who bring a real swing to Alan’s clever arrangements of both traditional pieces and his own original compositions. Alan’s latest recording After the Morning has collected profuse and deserved acclaim from commentators both in Ireland, UK and the States. Booking No.

Wednesday 23 March, 8 pm Brunswick Town Hall Full $36 / Concession $28


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Rosie Flores Suzie Dickinson Rosie Flores is a legendary performer based in Austin Texas, who mixes up a stunning combination of rock and roll, honky tonk, early rockabilly, blues and country with the traditional sounds of her roots in San Antonio. Rosie’s reputation as a high-octane rockabilly and country star is long established, and for over two decades she has been a major figure in the Los Angeles, Austin, and Nashville music scenes. She is an acclaimed songwriter, award-winning guitar player, and her debut solo album in 1987 yielded her first Billboard country single chart appearance and was the first entry for a female Latina country music artist. Rosie will also be performing a full on dance show with Johnny Green’s Blues Cowboys in the East Brunswick Club. She will be touring her latest recording the Girl of the Century on Bloodshot Records. Suzie Dickinson is one of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets, an exceptional singer

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Kieran Halpin Luke Watt Presented by Folk Victoria and teacher, she has taken the long awaited jump into the singer songwriter stakes. Suzie was the lead singer of folk band Banshee, renowned for lilting harmonies and quirky arrangements of Irish, English and American folk songs and the modern alt country lineup The Hummingbirds. In 2010, fresh from the mountains of Costa Rica, where she spent two weeks songwriting in the company of Nashville artists Mary Gauthier and Darrell Scott, Suzie returned with a bag of songs inspired by this 10,000 mile adventure and headed straight into the studio. The resulting debut album 19 Steps, produced by partner and bass player Dave Flett, was released in 2010 to rave reviews. Booking No.

Thursday 24 March 8 pm Brunswick Town Hall Full $36 / Concession $28


Suzie Dickinson

A first time visit to the festival for Kieran Halpin, a prolific Irish singer songwriter now resident in the North East of England. In his long career Kieran has recorded 19 albums and is one of the hardest working musicians in the world wide folk diaspora. Kieran is well travelled but his 2011 ‘Around the World in 80 Days Tour’ is his most ambitious yet, taking in 8 countries in all. A powerful singer his voice has such an edge to it that he sounds like he’s living every song, and he manages to marry his intelligent and often thought provoking lyrics with great melodies and his now trademark acoustic guitar sound. All of this is underscored by an incisive wit and humour, which helps an audience understand where the songs come from and hint at where they might be going.

A songwriter/guitarist from Warrnambool, Luke Watt was introduced to the recordings of the blues greats at an early age. Luke has since turned an appreciation of acoustic music into a passion. His songwriting is personal and emotive, and often draws on uniquely Australian stories, blues grooves and folk melodies. Combine this with a dynamic and percussive guitar style, a vocalist that can really sing, and you have all the makings of a young artist who is set to make an impact.

Booking No.

Thursday 24 March, 8.30 pm Mechanics Institute Full $21 / Concession $16

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Buy 3 shows and save 10% Buy 4 shows or more and save 15% Discounts only apply to events listed on the booking form on full and concession prices. Events must be purchased at the same time to qualify for discounts. Discounts are subject to availability at time of booking. All concession ticket buyers must provide evidence of concession. Mail bookings: please complete this form, lift out and return to: Brunswick Music Festival Booking Office, PO Box 477, Brunswick Vic 3056 Fax booking form to: 03 9380 8234 Phone booking: 03 9388 1460 Bkg Event No. No. Wednesday 16 March 01 Lucy Wise, Crooked Still 29 Workshop – Tony McManus – Celtic guitar Thursday 17 March 02 Nina & Mattias Perez, Nano Stern Band 03 Luke Plumb & Peter Daffy, Tim O'Brien Friday 18 March 04 Martin Simpson, Tony McManus 05 Meyhané 06 Woo Hoo Revue, Lolo Lovina Saturday 19 March 07 The Junes, Vika & Linda Bull 08 Eric Bogle Band 09 Legends of Steel 30 Workshop – Swedish fiddle music Sunday 20 March 10 Eric Bogle Band 11 Ted Egan 12 Collard & Peters, Pirates of Beer Wednesday 23 March 13 Alan Kelly Band, Shane Howard Thursday 24 March 14 Suzie Dickinson, Rosie Flores 15 Luke Watt, Kieran Halpin 16 Chris Altmann, Shane Nicholson 17 Hardrive, Bluegrass Parkway Friday 25 March 18 The Cottars, Irvine & van der Zalm 19 One Africa, Neville, Sidibe 20 Shambelles, Oily Girls



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Saturday 26 March Pearl, Kavisha Mazzella CD Launch John Flanagan, Saoirse Johnny Green, Rosie Flores The Lovelight Soul, Rhythm & Blues Workshop – Andy Irvine – Irish bouzouki Sunday 27 March Ami Williamson, Judy Small Legong – Mike Cooper LJ Hill, Frank Yamma Kelsy & The Mean Reds, Flap!

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Shane Nicholson Chris Altmann and que paso Shane Nicholson is probably best known for his partnerships (both musical and personal) with Kasey Chambers; their 2008 album Rattlin’ Bones was a milestone in Australian alt-country music, receiving rave reviews and huge sales. Shane however has also released 3 solo albums in the last decade and is his new album Bad Machines reinforces what a lot of pundits and punters have long been telling us: that Nicholson is one of our pre-eminent singer songwriters. He’s an artist that over the course of his three solo records from 2003 when he recorded his debut It’s a Movie, has displayed a broad, anything-goes musical scope that encompasses rock, pop, folk and country... especially country. Melbourne based songwriter and multi instrumentalist Chris Altmann is touring the country to celebrate the release of his debut solo

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Bluegrass Parkway Hardrive

album, Que Paso. Spanish for “What Happened”, the title is a tonguein-cheek reference to the change from the hard rocking style that fans have come to expect from Altmann’s better known group, The Vandas. The sound is influenced by the Texas border town grooves of Doug Sahm and Jerry Jeff Walker, combined with the up tempo country rock beats of Chuck Berry and Levon Helm. It’s the soundtrack to a late night pickin’ party with your pals, to backyard BBQs, and midnights at the Medicine Show. Musically light-hearted with lyrics that are at times deep and introspective, it’s an album that’s designed to make you feel good, and the band’s superb musicianship is sure to keep the crowds dancing. Booking No.

Thursday 24 March, 8.30 pm East Brunswick Club Full $24 / Concession $18


Chris Altmann

Fresh from a second triumphant tour of the United States, West Australia’s Bluegrass Parkway has just achieved the pinnacle of their performance career, having now established a firm foundation in the US market. With some high profile US festival appearances under their belt, the band is firmly entrenched in the top echelons of Australia’s top bluegrass bands. What has helped set the band apart from many others is the priority they have placed upon presenting Bluegrass music in its most authentic form. Bluegrass Parkway has just celebrated their 23rd anniversary and, since the early part of 1994, they have performed around a single microphone, as was the norm for the pioneers of the genre in the 1940s. Bluegrass Parkway’s latest album is titled A Girl From The South.

Bluegrass Parkway

Hardrive is Victoria’s very own traditional 5 piece bluegrass band, with the formidable talents of Nick Dear on mandolin and vocals, son Lachlan Dear on guitar and vocals, Matt Ryan on Bass Fiddle and Tamworth champions: Justin Price-Rees on fiddle & Dave Hellens on banjo. Bill Monroe invented Bluegrass music in the late 1940’s infusing blues, traditional fiddle tunes & gospel harmonies, which then went on to influence early rock and roll artists. Most notable being Elvis Presley’s groundbreaking Sun recording of Blue Moon of Kentucky. Tonight’s fabulous concert from two of Australia’s best bluegrass outfits give’s tribute to the Father of Bluegrass in what would have been his 100th year. Booking No.

Thursday 24 March, 8.30 pm The East Brunswick Club Full $24 / Concession $18


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Andy Irvine & Rens van der Zalm The Cottars

Charles Neville & YousSoupha Sidibe & The Mystic Rhythms Band, One africa

Andy Irvine is a true legend of the Irish music scene; when barely twenty one and already an ardent follower of Woody Guthrie, Andy arrived in Dublin in the early sixties to immerse himself in folk and traditional music Dublin style. By the end of the decade he had made an album with his first serious band Sweeney’s Men, traveled in Eastern Europe and on returning formed the legendary Planxty. The band’s first album was released in 1972 and was one of the most important albums ever released in the genre. Planxty went on to record another six brilliant albums; the individual members on to form numerous other classic bands. Andy has worked with many of the great names in Irish music, working solo and over the years with friend and brilliant multi instrumentalist from Holland Rens van der Zalm. Like his hero Woody Guthrie, Andy never tires of the road, a singer of exceptional skills, brilliant instrumentalist, composer, arranger and

Charles Neville & Youssoupha Sidibe with The Mystic Rhythms Band combine New Orleans and West African music creating an extraordinary new high energy sound. Grammy winning Charles Neville is a virtuoso saxophone player most well known as a front man for the world famous Neville Brothers. He has performed with the Neville Brothers for more than 30 years and in addition he has performed with some of the world’s most legendary musicians including: Ray Charles, James Brown, B.B. King, Santana, The Grateful Dead and Herbie Hancock. His brothers affectionately refer to him as “The Horn Man”. Youssoupha Sidibe is a Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player, who has taken this ancient instrument into new contemporary collaborations breaking out of traditional Kora styles. Together they create a new style, blending aspects of Reggae, western roots music and West African traditions. They will

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true believer, he’s just released a new album, Abocurragh produced by his old comrade Donal Lunny. The Cottars are tipped as the hottest young 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 step dance-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. The Cottars are: Ciaran & Fiona MacGillivary, Bruce Timmins & Claire Petit. “The Cottars from Cape Breton are so good and so young that they seem both a miracle and a pure jubilation!” The Boston Herald. Booking No.


Friday 25 March, 8 pm Brunswick Town Hall Full $36 / Concession $28

The Cottars

Charles Neville and Youssoupha Sidibe

be releasing their groundbreaking first album Tree of Life in 2011. One Africa is an exciting collaboration between Lamine Sonko and King Marong, two of Melbourne’s great African musicians. Lamine hails from a famous Senegalese musical family and has been performing since he was ten. Drummer and percussionist King Marong was born in The Gambia West Africa, and has been performing professionally since the age of 12. King has since built an international reputation as a master of many African percussion styles and is also the driving force in two of Melbourne’s excellent big bands, King Marong and Afro Mandinko. Booking No.


Friday 25 March, 9 pm East Brunswick Club Full $36 / Concession $28

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The Oily Girls Shambelles The Oily Girls, previously known as The Well Oiled Sisters first lit up the Australian festival circuit in the mid‘90s. Their two releases, Alcohol & Tears and Mad Girls Do Better attracted the attention of the one-and-only Morrissey, and he signed them up for his “Up Yer Arsenal” European Tour and the Sisters went from playing corner pubs to 20,000 seat arenas. The Well Oiled Sisters toured extensively for over 7 years, winning a fierce and loyal following dazzling crowds at WOMAD festivals, Edinburgh Festival and London PRIDE. Separated by 10 years and 10,000 miles, the Well Oiled Sisters’ Lucy Edwards and now Melbourne-based Alics Gate-Eastley and Sam Colligan reunited last February with a bang, joined on stage by legendary Melbourne firecrackers Monica Weightman on guitar and Jen Anderson on violin. After dipping their collective musical toes back into the Southern-hemispherical pond,

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Kavisha Mazzella CD Launch Pearl Rose Bygrave & Marcia Howard (from Goanna) their packed Melbourne shows left the crazy, dirty cowgirls thirsty for more! The Oily Girls are a foot-stomping country experience, with a hard-rockin’ rhythm section, cigarette-and-whisky flavoured vocals and an anarchic accordion. Be warned, – they ain’t for the faint-hearted! The Shambelles are an all girl, 60’s super group, bustin’ out a variety of obscure covers, some old fav’s (The Easy Beats, Wanda Jackson, The Kinks) and the odd original tune. Lead by Jody Galvin belting out soulful vocals and robot moves, they’ve been causing havoc around Victoria for 18 months now, leaving no-one free from a grin on their face and a swing in their hips! Booking No.

Friday 25 March, 8.30 pm Penny Black Full $24 / Concession $18



Kavisha Mazzella is one of the best loved singers and artists in Australian folk, community and world music. After too many years she has released a new studio album of her own material Love and Sorrow. Together with the inspired production team of Chilean musician Nano Stern and engineer Harry Williamson, Mazzella has recorded 10 new songs featuring her earthy vocals accompanied by the instrumental work of veteran world music players Irine Vela, Peter Vadiveloo, Stephen Taberner and Nano Stern, whilst Kavisha’s daughter Kiki Wilmot provides haunting backing vocals. The new album is a kind of travelogue inspired by her overseas journeys and musings on life, Love and Sorrow. The atmospheric novella like songs evoke visual scenes from the beauty of a Balinese full moon to a gypsy festival in the south of France, with many stops in between. The album is delivered with passion and authenticity and may well be

Kavisha Mazzella

Kavisha’s best-recorded work to date. Around 25 years ago, as members of the multi-award winning folk-rock band Goanna, Rose Bygrave and Marcia Howard helped create the unique vocal sound that set them apart from other Australian acts, and paved the way for many of today’s Australian female artists. For decades they have mesmerized audiences with their musical strength, fearless politics and tender hearts. Their voices and songs are considered world class and their solo CD’s have achieved critical acclaim. As performers they exude charm and vitality and their work has been recorded by artists such as Mary Black, Tim & Molly O’Brien and Steve Cooney. Booking No.

Saturday 26 March 8 pm Brunswick Town Hall Full $26 / Concession $20


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Saoirse, John Flanagan and the Begin Agains Presented by Folk Victoria

Rosie Flores Johnny Green’s Blues Cowboys

Saoirse returns to the Brunswick Music Festival after their most successful year performing at venues and festivals around the country such as Port Fairy and The National Folk Festival. Singing in English and in Irish, and harmonising beautifully, Saoirse have a unique combination of voices and instruments and they delight audiences wherever they perform, weaving their rich Celtic heritage through song, tunes and, should the mood take them, a bit of a dance! This enchanting group is comprised of Bernadette O’Neill on bodhran and vocals, Kerry McManus on whistle, accordion and vocals, Sile Coleman on guitar and vocals and the wonderfully talented Anthony O’Neill on guitar, fiddle and vocals. John Flanagan & the Begin Agains blend Americana stylings with deeply honest Australian storytelling to create their simple, expressive style of bluegrass/folk. With influences

Rosie Flores and her band will be letting it all hang out in this high-octane rockabilly and country boogie show. Rosie is so well respected in her music crazy state of Texas that on the 31st August 2007 the city of Austin declared Rosie Flores Day to coincide with her induction into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. A vibrant and charismatic performer she is also a highly rated guitar player and recently she was voted one of the “Top 75 Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time” by Venuszine. Johnny Green’s Blues Cowboys Those legendary rockin’ heroes of deep New South Wales visit Brunswick for the first time in many years, and what a visit this will be when doubled with the fabulous

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including Alison Krauss and Nickel Creek this 4-piece Melbourne band has developed a stirring sound characterized by lush vocal harmonies and delicate acoustic textures. After travelling around Australia with his guitar and banjo in 2008, John joined forces with seasoned musicians Jane Patterson, Andy Zito and Mark Zito to perform the songs from his debut solo album Meet Me In Between. Together they are making their mark on the Melbourne music scene with their new highly praised album Meet Me In Between.

Booking No.

Saturday 26 March, 8.30 pm Mechanics Institute Full $21 / Concession $16


John Flanagan and the Begin Agains

Rosie Flores

Rosie Flores and her band. Johnny and the boys are hotter than Tamworth, true believers in the great traditions of Australian rock n roll, boogie-woogie and country blues. So slick up the hair and find them old dancing shoes for a big night of rockin and rolling rockabilly. Johnny is especially proud to have his son Hank on guitar as full time member of the fabulous Blues Cowboys. Featured in Heart of Country series A.B.C. Television touring the lost highway in their fleet of old fords. Veterans of the Australian music festival circuit – Byron, Brunswick, Queenscliff, Caloundra, Golbourn, Gympie, Woodford, Narooma and of course Tamworth where they continue to pull large crowds each January. Booking No.

Saturday 26 March, 9 pm East Brunswick Club Full $36 / Concession $28


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The Lovelight Soul Rhythm & Blues Orchestra An exceptional and unique event in Brunswick music when this new collaboration of Melbourne’s hottest musicians get together for this special one off project. Turn your ‘lovelight’ on with the 15 piece Lovelight Soul Rhythm & Blues Orchestra presenting the great Soul and R&B music of the 50’s & 60’s including Ray Charles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Etta James and Junior Parker. Featuring Sydney vocalist “Continental” Robert Susz with Melbourne’s own Ella Thompson, Michelle Nicolle, Andy Reid and Andy Swann, plus nine swinging horns and the double drummer rhythm section of Ronny Ferella and Andy Swann, looking to get deep into the groove. The Lovelight Orchestra are Robert Susz, Ella Thompson, Michelle Nicolle: vocals; Eamon McNeils, Gianni Marinucci: trumpets; Dave Palmer, Donny Stewart: trombones; Paul Williamson, Julien Wilson: saxophones. Tim Neal: alto sax and

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Hammond Organ; Andy Reid: guitar/ vocals; Mark Ferrie: bass Andy Swann: drums/vocals; Ronny Ferella: drums. Arrangements by: Dave Palmer and Ronny Ferella Our Sydney guest vocalist Continental Robert Susz will kick the show off with his Melbourne combo The Blues Party. Widely regarded as the best male soul singer in Australia, Robert first came to prominence as the lead singer, harmonica player and chief songwriter of the very successful 80’s soul band Dynamic Hepnotics, and who penned their hit Soul Kinda Feeling.

Booking No.

Saturday 26 March, 8.30 pm Penny Black Full $26 / Concession $20

‘Continental’ Robert Susz


Michelle Nicole

Judy Small Ami Williamson Judy Small needs no introduction to Brunswick audiences, she defined a style of Australian contemporary folk song that endures today providing a model for new generations of Australian song writers. Lately Judy’s performing life has been sidelined by a successful career in the law taking up much of her time, but she’s back treading the boards in 2011 with selected shows, and given her long association with the festival its fitting that one of her first shows is in the Brunswick Town Hall with a friend and admirer Ami Williamson. Ami Williamson began her musical life studying singing and piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music; after her graduation, her father Australian folk singer John Williamson took a young Ami out on the road and a blooming opera career was suddenly forgotten. She has never looked back, writing and performing her unique solo shows,

Judy Small

treading the boards and loving it, and what’s more so did her audiences. Ami released her debut album Close to Home in 2010, writing all ten songs and co-producing, playing many of the instruments, a remarkable feat for a first album. Ami is a sparkling live performer, sassy and witty, brimming with confidence and bringing a natural connection with her audiences, we’re delighted to welcome her to Brunswick for her first appearance at the festival.

Booking No.


Sunday 27 March, 8 pm Brunswick Town Hall Full $26 / Concession $20

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Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935)

Frank Yamma LJ Hill

Soundtrack composed & performed by Mike Cooper Mike Cooper performs a live soundtrack composed for lap steel guitar, processed field recordings (from Bali, Thailand and Sarawak), thumb pianos and small gongs. On the day of the temple feast of Tampaksiring, Poutou, a young maiden who performs the Legong, the dance of the virgins at the sacred temple, meets Njong, a carefree youth from Northern Bali. As they gaze at each other, she remembers a prophecy that warned “Should love enter thine eyes and go to thy heart, beware. For should he whom thou choosest not return thy love, thy gods will frown and disgrace will befall thee...” In the 1930s, Bali became THE place to be. Extolled as a paradise on Earth with beautiful (mostly topless) natives and an exotic culture, the small island was soon swarming with the rich and famous. When the Marquis Henri de la Falaise de la Coudray – or “Hank”

to ex-wife Gloria Swanson and current wife/producer Constance Bennett arrived in Bali with a Technicolor crew in 1933, there had already been a slew of “documentaries” that reaped box office success in the United States. Directed by the dilettante husband of two famous movie stars, how good could the film be? Slashed apart by censors around the world, Legong quickly disappeared and was forgotten. With its impressive sensitivity to Balinese customs (the dance and religious rituals they filmed have become extremely important for their ethnographic value alone) and an eye for the natural beauty of the island, the film ranks with F.W. Murnau’s TABU (another of Cooper’s live film/ music presentations) as an enduring masterpiece of tropical splendour. Legong is a feast for the eyes and the imagination.

Booking No.

Sunday 27 March, 8.30 pm Mechanics Institute Full $21 / Concession $16

Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia’s central desert and speaks five languages Regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous songwriters, Frank’s brutally honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation, respect for the old law and the importance of country are spine tingling. When Frank sings about standing on a sand dune watching over the landscape, it’s as though you are standing right there with him. When he sings about the plight of Aboriginal children born into a world of chaos and alcohol, Frank wrenches the heart. In 2010 Frank recorded his latest album Countryman, in collaboration with David Bridie, (who will be performing with Frank). The album was released by the Wontok Music Foundation a newly formed not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting the music of Melanesia and Indigenous Australia.

Booking No.

Sunday 27 March, 8.30 pm East Brunswick Club Full $26 / Concession $20



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The music of contemporary singer songwriter/guitarist LJ Hill, illustrates the rich experience of a full life – from the northwest plains of NSW to the big city streets. LJ is part Aboriginal and part Native American, with a dose of the Irish thrown in for good measure. His musical influences also come from such disparate musicians as Merle Haggard and Bruce Springsteen. LJ’s songs, sung in an almost delicate, world weary voice are beautifully crafted with subtle melody lines and celebrate personal family values, love and the loss of friends and relatives through alcohol and substance abuse. His most recent album, Namoi Mud released on Laughing Outlaw Records was produced by Brendan Gallagher, who not so long ago revived Jimmy Little’s recording career.

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Flap! Kelsey and the Mean Reds


Flap! – So well named this band, bringing to mind the days of the flappers, wild jazz combos and silk slinky dresses, they’re innovative, entertaining, intoxicating, musically invigorating, cheeky and ‘shhexy’. Flap! are utterly original and unique in this vibrant landscape of Melbourne music. Publicists and journo’s are at a loss – you can’t compare them to anyone, in fact give it a couple of years and lesser beings will be compared to them. Kelsey and the Mean Reds is a new name on the Melbourne music scene, and features the wonderful singing of Kelsey James in her first all original band. Kelsey has been a joyful nomad over past years, traversing the varied lands of jazz, blues, electro, rock and musical theatre, but has now found a true home. Labels seem to be

Tony McManus’s original finger style technique for Celtic guitar is greatly admired throughout the guitar world, in this workshop he’ll demonstrate the basics, and offer advice on how and where to start. Suitable for all levels. Nina Pérez and Mattias Pérez are highly experienced musicians and teachers in Scandinavian fiddle and folk music. These fascinating folk styles are being slowly incorporated and adopted by fiddle players the world over. Nina and Mattias will explain and demonstrate the subtleties of this fascinating music. Suitable for fiddle players and fiddle music lovers. Andy Irvine developed a style of song accompaniment for ‘Irish’ bouzouki and mandola that remains one of the most intriguing and inspiring in the world of acoustic performance. In this workshop Andy will demonstrate his approach to accompaniment. Suitable all levels.

important to some these days but some artists like Kelsey defy the norm and can only be categorised as truly unique and definitely original. The lyrics are both disarmingly confessional and casually matter-of-fact, the poetry of everyday disillusionment and joy. The sounds transport you to a weathered, welcoming old couch in Kelsey’s sunroom, the air filled with piano, glockenspiel, brushed drums, subtly treated guitar, and the warmth of friendship. The quality of the band is self evident with Tim Coghill (Georgia Fields Band) – drums, percussion & backing vocals; Ryan Monro (Cat Empire) – bass; Eamon McNelis (Flap!) – trumpet; Kynan Robinson (CW Stoneking) – trombone, and Kelsey herself on vocals, piano and guitar.

Booking No.

Sunday 27 March, 8.30 pm The Penny Black Full $21 / Concession $16

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Kelsey James

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Tony McManus – Celtic guitar Wednesday 16 March, 7.30 pm – 9 pm Mechanics Institute PAC Full $15 / Concession $10 Booking No.


Nina Pérez & Mattias Pérez Swedish fiddle music Saturday 19 March, 1.30 pm – 3 pm Mechanics Institute PAC Full $15 / Concession $10 Booking No.


Andy Irvine – Irish bouzouki Saturday 26 March, 1.30 pm – 3 pm Mechanics Institute PAC Full $15 / Concession $10


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Lomond Hotel Top class bar & bistro food available lunch and dinner, friendly family hotel environment, plus five free music sessions per week, Thursday to Sunday. Live At The Lomond… Superb music in the front bar, Folk, Blues, Roots and Country, every Thursday to Sunday. Special shows during the festival: Thurs 17th 8.30pm Goodtime Medicine Band Friday 18th 9.30pm Reflejos Sat 19th 9.30pm Bennie & Fly-By-Nighters Sun 20th 5.30pm Sime Nugent Band 9.00pm Woodward & Rough Thurs 24th 8.30pm Goodtime Medicine Band Friday 25th 9.30pm Sal Kimber & Rollin’ Wheel Sat 26th 9.30pm Tonchi McIntosh Band Sun 27th 5.30pm Ajak Kwai Band 9.00pm Woodward & Rough PLUS Every Tues 9.00pm Acoustic Irish Session Every Sat 5.00pm Acoustic Old-Timey Session

225 Nicholson St East Brunswick Phone 03 9380 1752 Sal Kimber & Rollin’ Wheel



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community events Moreland City Council presents - Pascoe Vale Festival Saturday 12 March, 12 – 5 pm, Hallam Reserve Crn. Boundary and Landells Road, Pascoe Vale Contact: Julie Day 9240 2357

live at the library

Brunswick Library, Corner Sydney Road and Dawson Street Brunswick 7 pm, Thursday 31 March 2011

the volaris music school concert Sunday 3 April, 11 am Mechanics Institute

Moreland City Libraries presents a free event

Door charge of $5 donated to Royal Children’s Hospital

Featuring: On the Corner, Paul Buckley, Rezzalp,

Special concert showcasing the talents of both students and tutors of the Peter Volaris Music Centre – 374 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

dance group Marsquerade and others with

Performing arts moreland – board members

Made in Moreland is an innovative program to support and promote local musicians, writers and filmmakers. The Made in Moreland collection features over 300 CDs recorded by local musicians; these are available for loan from Moreland City Libraries

Judy Small Chair Simon Pryor Secretary Leanne Connell Treasurer

Councillor Alice Pryor MCC Councillor Toby Archer MCC Andrew Day MCC Angela Gehrig Nicholas Carpenter

guest MC James Liotta

credits Event Management: Across The Borders Pty Ltd Festival Director: John McAuslan Street Party Stalls Co-ordinator: Peter Leman Production Manager: Sandra O’Mahoney Office Management and Accounts: Pam Krzywinski


Bookings Office: Naomi Boyle Festival Design and Program Brochure: Media Equation Pty Ltd Festival Web Site Design and Management: Peter Leman Festival Publicists: Sabina Reynolds Publicity Moreland City Council Service: Arts and Culture Unit


counihan gallery in brunswick Exhibition Dates: 25 February – 20 March 2011 Gallery One:

Kristen Phillips: Whatnots, Haves and Havenots An exhibition of bronze sculptures referencing classical art and household objects in a self-reflective and honest exploration of the pursuit of beauty, wealth and status. Gallery two:

Valentina Palonen: Shape Shifter A sculptural exhibition presenting a body of work embracing motifs drawn from animism, metamorphosis and fantasy narratives.

Image Credit: Valentina Palonen, Shamanista (detail), 2010, mixed media. Photography: Kerstine Elliott

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick Ph 03 9389 8622 Fax 03 9387 4048 Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm The Counihan Gallery is Moreland City Council’s Public Art Gallery.

BMF2011 program  
BMF2011 program