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FROM THE MAYOR Performing Arts Moreland (PAM) is proud to bring you the 2013 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

ticket info

festival venues

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

All venues are non smoking Disabled access

Bookings open 4 February 12 pm – 6 pm Monday – Tuesday Thursday – Friday Special Saturday service during festival Phone: 03 9388 1460 Fax: 03 9380 8234 Language link


Estonian House 43 Melville Rd, West Brunswick Concert seating capacity: 300 unreserved Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre Corner Sydney and Glenlyon Roads, Brunswick Concert seating capacity: 160 unreserved seating The Brunswick Uniting Church 212-214 Sydney Rd, Brunswick Concert capacity: 260 unreserved seating The Spotted Mallard 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick Concert Seating capacity: 150 seated at tables; 80 concert seating, 30 standing room. Dinner shows available contact venue.: This is an upstairs venue. Please contact our Booking Office on 03 9388 1460 if you require disabled access to The Spotted Mallard.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Brunswick Music Festival and Moreland City Council is proud to continue as the Principal Public Partner of this impressive event. In 2013 the Festival again presents a music program as diverse and exciting as our wonderful community. As always, the festival opens with two exciting free community events. On Saturday 23 February Moreland City Council presents Music for the People in the new location of Shore Reserve, Pascoe Vale. This concert is presented in collaboration with Multicultural Arts Victoria and audiences are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the concert from 4 to 8.30pm featuring the Black Jesus Experience, the Tek Tek Ensemble, and Highland Pipe Band with Scottish Dancers. The Sydney Road Street Party will be held on Sunday 3 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 work throughout the year and thank the many wonderful artists who I’m sure will make this festival a most memorable one. I would also like to extend a sincere thank you and acknowledge John McAuslan for his outstanding work over his long history with the Brunswick Music Festival and Sydney Road Street Party. John leaves an exceptional legacy in Moreland and we wish him the very best in his retirement. The 2013 festival is bigger and better than ever and will do what Moreland always does so well – celebrate diversity, quality and innovation. The program has something in it for everyone, so I encourage you to get out there and celebrate music, diversity and Moreland! Councillor Oscar Yildiz JP Mayor of Moreland

FROM performing arts moreland Performing Arts Moreland is delighted to present the 25th Brunswick Music Festival, and we celebrate the significant achievements of John McAuslan and his team in bringing the world’s best to Brunswick over those years. This festival

has become one of the most eclectic and successful festivals of its kind, and we look forward to continuing and expanding the tradition of the festival. We thank our Principal Public Partner, the City of Moreland for its continued support. Judy Small Chair, PAM


from the directorS


elcome to the 25th Brunswick Music Festival and the 19th Sydney Road Street Party. We have assembled a Festival program which pays tribute to the long history of the festival. This year, you will find a selection of our most popular artists from our first 24 years, going back as far as artists who performed at the very first festival in 1989.

music for the people Saturday 23 February 2013, 4pm–8.30pm Free! Shore Reserve, corner Melville Road and Reynard Street, Pascoe Vale South (Melway ref: 29 C2)

Some of our international Festival favourites who will be returning to celebrate with us include Andy Irvine, Chris Smither, John McCutcheon, Dougie MacLean, Mary Coughlan, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Vin Garbutt and Mike Compton. We also welcome back local festival favourites Eric Bogle, Archie Roach, Kavisha Mazzella, The Purple Dentists. Judy Small and Apodimi Compania to name but a few. We are delighted to welcome three new venues - Estonian House, The Spotted Mallard and Brunswick Uniting Church - and a great new local sponsor, Thunder Road Brewing Company,. Finally, thanks to the many people who make this Festival a reality each year; the board of Performing Arts Moreland, our public partner the Moreland City Council, our sponsors, advertisers and suppliers, our staff and crew and especially the fabulous performers, many of whom travel many miles to join us. Please enjoy our 25th Anniversary. Johh McAuslan Peter Leman. Please enjoy our 25th Anniversary at the 2013 Brunswick Music Festival in a program dedicated to artistic excellence and cultural diversity. ?????????

Credits Event Management

Bookings Office

Festival Directors

Festival Program Brochure

Across The Borders Pty Ltd John McAuslan Peter Leman

Street Party Stalls Co-Ordinator

Tamaryn Goodyear

Production Managers

Sandra O’Mahony Gillian McCarrey

Office Management and Accounts Pammie Krzywinski 4

Naomi Boyle

Media Equation Pty Ltd

Tek Tek Ensemble

Come and celebrate the opening of the Brunswick Music Festival with this FREE family event. Music for the People promises to delight with a program of activities and entertainment that celebrates the wonderful cultural diversity of Moreland. The program offers something for everyone with a selection of world music and interactive sessions, children’s activities and market stalls. So pack a picnic; gather family and friends and come along to enjoy a celebration of cultural riches on the lush lawns of the picturesque Shore Reserve in Pascoe Vale South. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Festival Website Design and Management

Peter Leman

Stars of the Cook Islands

4.00 pm 4.15 pm 4.30 pm 5.00 pm 5.30 pm 6.00 pm 6.30 pm 7.20 pm 7.45 pm

Welcome to Country Wadaiko Rindo The Rechords Stars of the Cook Islands Skin Choir Nestoras Greek Dance Group Tek Tek Ensemble Highland Pipe Band with Scottish Dancers Black Jesus Experience

Festival Publicists

Penney & Logan P/L Moreland City Council Services

Presented by

Arts & Culture Unit

For more information phone 9240 1111 or visit


Principal public partner

Sydney Road Street Party sunday 3 march 2013 12noon to 7pm Union to Victoria Streets, brunswick

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.

Roots Stage

Community Stage

Information First Aid


Iramoo Stage Mechanics Institute

Victoria Street

Albert Street

Community Food Stalls

Community Stalls

Children’s Stage Market Stalls

Youth Stage

SRBA Pedal Stage & Roving Performers

Market Stalls

Glenlyon Road

Edward Street

Community Stalls ‘Enviro-alley’

Getting there

Café Brunswick Licensed area

Phoenix Street

Brunswick Town Hall/ Counihan Gallery Toilets

Dawson Street

Michael Street

Upfield Bike Path

Brunswick Railway Station

Road closure

Road closure

Union Street

Jewell Railway Station (Upfield Line)

Roots Stage supported by:

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. 6

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

Sydney Road Brunswick Association Ph: 03 9380 2005

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Sydney Road Street Party sunday 3 march 2013 12noon to 7pm Union to Victoria Streets, brunswick ROOTS STAGE, EDWARD STREET

12pm-12.45pm xxxx 1.15pm–2.00pm Heather Stewart Band 2.30pm–3.15pm Deep Street Soul 3.45pm–4.30pm Monique Brumby 5.00pm–5.45pm Abbie Cardwell & Chicano Rockers 6.15pm–7.00pm Collard Greens and Gravy


LOCAL AND LIVE, ALBERT STREET 12.15pm–1.00pm The Elliotts 1.30pm–2.15pm Toot Toot Toots 2.45pm–3.30pm Mighty Duke and the Lords 4.00pm–4.45pm Francolin 5.15pm–6.00pm The Harpoons

COMMUNITY STAGE, MICHAEL STREET 2.15pm–12.45pm Brunswick Community 1 1.00pm-1.35pm Phoenix Brass Project 2.00pm–2.45pm Sounds of Polynesia 3.15pm–3.45pm Tango Collusion Duo 4.15pm–4.45pm Azura’s Oasis Bellydance 5.15pm–5.45pm Bohemian Nights 6.15pm–7.00pm Rebetiki AFRO-IRAMOO STAGE, GLENLYON ROAD

12.45pm Welcome to Country 1.00pm–1.45pm Monica Weightman Band 2.15pm–3.00pm LABJACD 3.30pm–4.15pm Bart Willoughby Band 5.00pm–5.45pm Sol Nation 6.15pm–7.00pm Afrobiotics the plinth: counihan gallery

3.00pm–3.30pm The Prophets 4.15pm–4.45pm The Prophets MECHANICS INSTITUTE PAC 8

1.30pm–2.00pm Brunswick Magic 3.30pm–4.00pm Brunswick Magic

1.00pm–1.30pm Valanga Khoza 2.00pm–2.45pm Gerry Paul 3.00pm–3.30pm Miss Tallulah 3.45pm–4.15pm Valanga Khoza 4.45pm–5.15pm Gerry Paul

STREET THEATRE 1.00pm & 3.45pm Big Rory & Ochie 2.30pm & 4.30pm Havana Palava 3.30pm Barb Wire albert st–victoria st 12.30pm-6.30pm African Sessi Drumming Group, Gramophonie Brothers, Edvardo, Toggles the Clown, Jack Dan Blake Mime On stilts: Fat Chef, Carmelina, CM Cowboy Amazing Chalk Artist SRBA PEDAL STAGE VICTORIA STREET

12.30pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm

Toggles the Clown Jack Dan Blake Mime Gramophonie Brothers Jack Dan Blake Mime Gramophonie Brothers Jack Dan Blake Mime Edvardo & his accordion Frank Lee Darling Gramophonie Brothers 9

John McCutcheon

Luke Plumb & Peter Daffy

Dougie Maclean Fiona Ross & Ken Maher

Eric Bogle

Archie Roach is Australia’s beloved, respected and admired Aboriginal singer/songwriter with a voice and sensibility that is this country’s most important song line. Archie captured our hearts and minds with “Charcoal Lane” and the landmark song “Took The Children Away”. In 2010 he lost his partner Ruby Hunter, he later suffered a stroke, and in 2011 he was diagnosed with the early stages of lung cancer. In the aftermath Archie has turned to joy and hope expressed in his brand new album Into The Bloodstream – and his life affirming live shows. Skin Choir compose and perform songs based around themes of cultural identity, mainstream stereotyping and urban living.

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“Folk Music’s Rustic Renaissance Man” (Washington Post): singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, storyteller, author, activist, archivist, poet, all-round good guy. John McCutcheon is one of folk music’s most dynamic and iconic live performers. Six-time Grammy nominee John McCutcheon’s four-decade career has taken him around the world with his unique blend of stunning instrumental skills, incisive songwriting, and subtly seductive storytelling. Hilarious, heartwarming, stirring, and always entertaining. Luke Plumb and Peter Daffy are two excellent Australian musicians steeped in Celtic and American folk styles.

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Friday March 15 8pm Full $40 / Concession $32 Estonian House


Eric Bogle is one of the most popular artists ever to appear at the festival and we’re ever so pleased that he has agreed to return to Brunswick in 2013 to help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary! 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. A literate and thoughtful songwriter who can cut to the heart of the matter with a well-crafted line, Eric Bogle is a warm and engaging stage performer with a sharp, often self-deprecating wit and shrewd, common sense worldview, drawing audiences into his performance.

Dougie MacLean is one of Scotland’s most successful, respected and popular musicians. A singer-songwriter, composer and ‘magical’ performer, he is also a fine guitarist and fiddle player. From his home base in Butterstone near Dunkeld in the beautiful Tay Valley in Perthshire Scotland, MacLean tours the world with his unique blend of lyrical, ‘roots based’ songwriting and instrumental composition. Born and brought up in Glasgow and spending part of her youth in the Outer Hebrides, Fiona Ross served her apprenticeship as a singer in Edinburgh’s vibrant song sessions of the 90’s. She has formed a wonderful musical partnership with Melbourne fiddle player, guitarist and singer Ken Maher.

Thursday March 14 8pm Full $40 / Concession $32 Estonian House

Archie Roach

Saturday March 16 8pm Full $40 / Concession $32 Estonian House


Sunday March 17 8pm Full $40 / Concession $32 Estonian House 11

Finbar Furey Saoirse

Mary Coughlan

Kelly Auty & Boris Conley

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club

Finbar Furey was, for many years, the lead singer and front man for the legendary Irish band The Fureys. An accomplished singer songwriter, banjoist, guitarist, flautist and tin whistler, Furey is hailed as Irelands “Prince of Pipers”, having won every known uilleann pipe title, including three all Ireland Championships and popularising the pipes worldwide. A man of great musical passion and a pioneer for the cause of Irish music, Finbar Furey has carved a special place for himself in the world of music and in the hearts of millions of people. Melbourne’s own Saoirse give a little of everything: heart wrenching love songs, beautiful ballads, hand clapping, toe tapping jigs and reels and even some Irish step dancing.

2012 saw the release of “The Whole Affair: The Very Best of Mary Coughlan”, a testament to her timeless, infinite talent. Her smoky, bluesy, boozy drawl has always been a seduction, no matter the subject. Throughout her extraordinary recording career, Mary has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes; Billie Holiday’s grievous, teary outpourings, the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful wails, the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf. All are present and correct in her delivery. Even so, Mary, with her naked honesty makes every song her own; they belong to her and nobody else. Kelly Auty & Boris Conley offer a set of French, Folk, Country and Blues delicacies.

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young Californian cellist Natalie Haas realises Alasdair’s dream to return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music. Together they display dazzling teamwork, driving, dancing rhythms, and their shared passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes. The wonderful community music organisation that is the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club continues to learn, perform and add to the great music of the Scottish fiddle tradition.

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Wednesday March 20 8pm Full $40 / Concession $32 Estonian House


Thursday March 21 8pm Full $40 / Concession $32 Estonian House


Friday March 22 8pm Full $40 / Concession $32 Estonian House

Chris Smither MARISA YEAMAN Chris Smither is renowned for his alluring baritone vocals, superb song writing and outstanding musicianship. He is a proud carrier of a true American tradition, regularly performing masterful arrangements of some of the classic African American blues tunes. His own songs display a wry, intellectual, deep look at it all, “on the outside looking in”, as one of his best new songs describes. This is Chris’ third Brunswick appearance and this time he brings his new album Hunderd Dollar Valentine. Marisa Yeaman’s songs are worn off the edges of country, mixing the soulfulness of the blues with the literal sensibility of modern day folk.She is joined by Carl Dedic on Lap Steel and guitars.

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Saturday March 23 8pm Full $40 / Concession $32 Estonian House 13

Andy Irvine — paul brady

Go Jane Go!

Seth Lakeman

Sweet Jean

Virtuoso fiddler & multi-instrumentalist, Seth Lakeman brings his own brand of indie-folk to Brunswick. With 6 albums under his belt he has an innate knack for writing both foot-stomping, sing-along songs and more tender, thoughtful ballads. Seth Lakeman will be appearing with his band at the 2013 Brunswick Music Festival: Cormac Bryne (Percussion), Sean Lakeman (Guitar) and Ben Nicholls (Double bass). Lucy Wise has become a renowned singer-songwriter in the Australian folk scene, and she has brought together some of Australia and Scotland’s finest musicians to form her supporting band, The B’Gollies.

featuring Kieran Kane, David Francey, Lucas Kane

Irish music legends Andy Irvine and Paul Brady have agreed to a special double bill show to finish the 25th Brunswick Music Festival. Simply not to be missed! Full Solo set from Andy Irvine — Full Solo set from Paul Brady — then to finish, Andy Irvine and Paul Brady will take out the 25th Brunswick Music Festival in style, on stage together for a finishing set… right here in good old Brunswick Town! Capacity is limited so book early and don’t miss out! Booking No.

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Sunday March 24 8pm Full $65 / Concession $55 Estonian House

Well known and loved by Australian audiences, Nashville-based legend of Americana music, Kieran Kane (USA), and three-time Juno award winner, David Francey (Canada), have teamed together with Kieran’s son, Lucas Kane, to form the band ‘Go Jane Go!’. Their 2013 Australian tour will launch the new band and the band’s first CD. SWEET JEAN is Sime Nugent and Alice Keath. Their music has ‘gravel and soul’, combining their darker and bent folk influences with clap-your-hands, oldschool pop sensibilities. They play electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, keys and autoharp, with razor-sharp harmonies at the centre of it all.

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Wednesday March 13 8.30pm Full $32 / Concession $26 The Spotted Mallard

Lucy Wise &The B’Gollies

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Thursday March 14 8.30pm Full $26 / Concession $20 The Spotted Mallard

Purple Dentists

Nicola Hayes & Hélène Brunet THE LOUIS McMANUS MEMORIAL CONCERT This legendary Brunswick band performed at the first two Brunswick festivals in 1989 and 1990, and members Dan Burke, Tony O’Neill, George Butrumlis and Steve Groves will reform for the 25th anniversary celebration. Based on the Irish tradition, the Dentists — arguably Melbourne’s first world music band -incorporate elements of Zydeco, country swing, free improvisation and contemporary compositions. Nicola Hayes (fiddle) & Hélène Brunet (laúd and guitar) have been making music together for ten years and are two of the most sought after performers on the buzzing Breton music scene. Booking No.


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Chris Wilson The three kings

Chris Wilson will play songs from his acclaimed new release Flying Fish, as well as much-loved older material and a few favourite covers. The Spotted Mallard will host Chris in a trio with guitar ace Shannon Bourne and exquisite fiddler Heather Stewart for a night of blues, country and swing. Chris Wilson has a voice and talent as big as the country he lives in, and has been an essential part of the blues and rock music scene in Australia for over 20 years. The Three Kings are a hot-rockin’ Melbourne blues trio featuring Ian Collard, Ben Peters and Jason Liusoon.

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Saturday 16 March 9 pm Full $26 / Concession $20 The Spotted Mallard

cartridge family David Olney & miserable little Sergio Webb bastards Our favourite hillbilly harmony quartet, the Cartridge Family return to the Festival just in time for our 25th Birthday! Sarah ‘Shirley’ Carroll, sister Suzannah ‘Laurie’ Espie, wayward sons Rusty ‘Danny’ Rich and Greg Field are The Cartridge Family. Their three-part harmonies, two-part jokes and excellent taste in clothes are worth the long wait since their last Festival appearance. The Miserable Little Bastards feature a swirl of banjos, percussion, fiddles, mandos, bass and acoustic guitars and a chorus of full-blown boys singing along to the rambunctious rambling of ringleader Jimmy Stewart: bitchin’, whinin’, groanin’, labourious & cacophonious!

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Sunday 17 March 7 pm Full $26 / Concession $20 The Spotted Mallard

Bill Jackson Trio

David Olney is one of the early pioneers of what’s known as Americana Music. His songs have been recorded by great artists like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, & Tim O’Brien. With long time friend and collaborator Sergio Webb, they create a memorable live performance. Two men on stage, one looking like a 1950s private eye and the other like he just stepped off a spaghetti western movie set. One a master story teller and the other an ace guitar picker. Bill Jackson is fast becoming known as one of Australia’s finest songwriters within the country folk genre. He is joined onstage by two of Australia’s finest musicians, Pete Fidler and Ruth Hazleton.

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Thursday March 21 8.30pm Full $32 / Concession $26 The Spotted Mallard

Apodimi Compania THE HECTOR COSMAS MEMORIAL CONCERT Originating in Brunswick, and now resident in Athens, Greece for the past 15 years, Apodimi Compania is one of the world’s leading exponents of Rebetika and Greek Folk Song and Dance music. Apodimi was hit by tragedy in March 2012 when original and long-standing member Hector Cosmas suddenly passed away.The remaining members, Manuel Galiatsos, Yiannis Niarhos, George Galiatsos and guest vocalist Chrysoula Kehayioglou have decided to keep the band going, as Hec would have wanted them to do so. Joining them will be multiinstrumentalist, Paddy Montgomery.

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Friday March 22 9pm Full $32 / Concession $26 The Spotted Mallard 17

London Klezmer The Dancehall Racketeers Quartet Zaporozhets

The Baylor Brothers

Expect exuberant and accomplished performances from Europe’s top klezmer players as they take you on a musical Odyssey through the Yiddish villages of eastern Europe and beyond, playing the music that kept wedding parties on their feet for days. The London Klezmer Quartet is: Ilana Cravitz (fiddle), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion) and Indra Buracewska (double bass). The Zaporozhets explore many of the elements found in Russian Folk, Klezmer and Balkan music whilst also adding their own ideas, drawing from improvised music, Jazz, Latin, Boogaloo and anything else that has come through the diverse Australian musical landscape.

A Western swing and Old-Timey country roots spectacular starring Melbourne’s own Kings of Western Swing, The Dancehall Racketeers, and an exclusive appearance of Old Time country music masters The Baylor Brothers, in a cavalcade of hillbilly boogie, country roots, ol’ time fiddlin’ and pickin’ and more!

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Saturday March 23 9.00pm Full $26 / Concession $20 The Spotted Mallard


Sunday March 24 7.00pm Full $26 / Concession $20 The Spotted Mallard


Vin Garbutt

Meyhané (pronounced, may-ha-neh) is a very old expression used commonly in the Balkans and Anatolia deriving from “mey” (wine) and “hane” (tavern). For hundreds of years, fine musicians performed at these “wine-taverns”. The Meyhane of yesteryear greeted its eclectic audiences with violins, ouds, lutes, sazs, upright pear-shaped fiddles, cane flutes, subtle percussion and enchanting vocals. Meyhané is a newly formed ensemble of Melbourne-based musicians, united by an undying passion for performing the finer forms of traditional music from Anatolia, The Balkans and eastern Mediterranean.

Enda Kenny

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Sunday March 17 8.30pm Full $26 / Concession $20 Mechanics Institute PAC

We are delighted to welcome back from Teeside in NE England the fabulous Vin Garbutt: the funniest man in folk music. Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe a Vin Garbutt performance. Inspired by the folk tradition, Vin’s songs have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. With a career spanning over 40 years of constant worldwide touring, Vin is forever in demand and his shows are continually sell outs, so get your tickets early! Enda Kenny writes a mean tune and has a rare way with lyrics, and is a first class entertainer and is rated amongst Australia’s top folk singers. Booking No.

March 14 8.30pm 04 Thursday Full $40 / Concession $32 Mechanics Institute PAC 19

Mike Compton Buffalo Nickel

Over a span of 35 years, Grammy Award Winner Mike Compton has entertained everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the White House. Preservationist, performer, modern-day musical pioneer, composer, and educator, Mike Compton, a musician’s musician, has rightly earned a reputation as one of the best and most influential mandolin players in acoustic music today. Grounded in tradition and drawing on influences of Bluegrass, Celtic and Jazz, the boys of Buffalo Nickel — Daniel Watkins (guitar, vocals, mandolin), George Jackson (fiddle, banjo, vocals), and Paddy Montgomery (mandolin, guitar, vocals) — have a style that is distinctively Australian.

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Friday March 15 8.30pm Full $26 / Concession $20 Mechanics Institute PAC

Sean Taylor Dan Lethbridge & Shane O’Mara

Sean Taylor has grown to be one of the hottest new names in the European blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn, Neil Young and Tom Waits. Sean appeared at both Glastonbury and Cambridge festivals in 2010 and 2011. His 2011 Glastonbury performance was widely blogged as being a highlight of the festival. Dan Lethbridge is one of Melbourne’s most likeable and idiosyncratic songwriters, who ‘can make the point or share the sentiment with just a few lines — a rare and admirable trait in a songwriter’ (Rhythms Magazine)

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Friday March 22 8.30pm Full $26 / Concession $20 Mechanics Institute PAC

BRUNSWICK CLASSIC FILMS TABU - F.W. MURNAU (1931) with soundtrack performed and composed by Mike Cooper TABU (1931) by F.W.Murnau was the very first silent film that I performed a live soundtrack for, and it is still one of my favourites and most popular. Commissioned in 1995 by the Brunswick Music Festival, I have performed it all over the world at festivals, cinema clubs, art galleries, in folk clubs, university media departments and even in someone’s living room. I first saw TABU one afternoon on Italian TV. At the time I was heavily involved in researching and playing Hawaiian music and the film seemed to be the perfect context for me to play some acoustic lap steel guitar licks. Mike Cooper Booking No.


Sunday March 24 8pm $22 Full $17 Concession Mechanics Institute PAC

Fiddle Workshop A unique opportunity to join a Master Class from one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced. Alasdair’s richly expressive playing transports listeners across a broad musical spectrum, ranging from haunting laments from the Gaelic tradition to classically-styled airs, raucous dance tunes, and improvisations based on traditional themes. His vast repertoire spans several centuries of Scottish music and includes his own compositions, which blend a profound understanding of the Scottish tradition with cutting-edge musical explorations.

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24 March 2pm 28 Sunday Full $22 / Concession $17 Mechanics Institute PAC 21

Brunswick Womens Choir

La Voce Della Luna

Shaking The Tree

Sweet Mona’s Choir

Started in 1991, Brunswick Women’s Choir is one of Australia’s longest standing female choirs. Under the direction of Cathy Nixon, the choir continues to impress and move its audiences with songs that reflect the passions, sorrows and triumphs of life. Judy Small needs no introduction. She has defined a style of Australian contemporary folk song that provides a model for new generations of Australian song writers. Her songs are sung all over the English-speaking world in concert halls, at political rallies and around campfires, and after more than 30 years in the music business she is still going strong.

La Voce Della Luna (The Voice of the Moon) is an intergenerational Italian Women’s choir founded in Melbourne in 1996 by Kavisha Mazzella.They are a sassy group of women who sing from the Italian popular and folk tradition. They are accompanied by multi instrumentalist Phil Carrol on Accordion, and for this show they will be joined by their special guests Rosa Voto and The Melbourne School Of Tarantella. ARIA award winner and songbird Kavisha Mazzella is an exceptional songwriter with ingredients of humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual. Combine this with the voice of an angel and you have the experience of a Kavisha concert.

One of Melbourne’s most vibrant and exciting choirs and a definite festival crowd favourite, twelve-yearold Shaking The Tree choir are led by professional performer Bronwyn Calcutt, and accompanied by skilled membermusicians on accordion, guitar, tsouras, whistle, ukelele and percussion. The choir sings her unique arrangements of gypsy, gospel, funk, and world music with a strong commitment to themes of social justice and freedom. Bronwyn Calcutt is a multi-skilled performer and artist in the community. She has appeared at major national festivals with her one-woman shows Piaf Sings Freud and Disenchantment (directed by Robyn Archer).

Sweet Mona’s Choir is a renowned gospel and world music ensemble. The majority of the choir’s repertoire is Gospel, but they also perform traditionals, folk and world songs from across the globe — including Africa, Brazil, Persia, Georgia and indigenous Australia. 30-40 singers, from a broad range of backgrounds, gender and ages, create spine-tingling harmonies. Chilean born percussionist-composer Alex Pertout and Sri Lankan born vocalist-composer Nilusha Dassenaike embrace an authentic contemporary jazz and world sound created in Australia but informed by locations including their profound personal Latin American and South Asian roots.

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Thursday March 21 8pm Full $22 / Concession $17 Brunswick Uniting Church

Kavisha Mazzella


Friday March 22 8pm Full $22 / Concession $17 Brunswick Uniting Church

Bronwyn Calcutt


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Alex & Nilusha


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Music Vic Workshop Music Victoria presents a free discussion on the past, present and future of music in the City of Moreland. Join musician Sime Nugent; band booker Cat Leahy; City of Moreland Cr Meghan Hopper; Peter Leman from the Brunswick Music Festival; and Bek Duke from Music Victoria as we explore the City’s thriving music scene. How has the local music community changed, what is the future of music in the City and what are the issues facing venues, local musicians and music lovers? Join the discussion! Monday March 18 8pm Free! Mechanics Institute PAC

community events Distatched Brunswick Arts Space 16-24 March Phoenix Project Brunswick Bowls Club 17 March VOLARIS MUSIC SCHOOL CONCERT MIPAC Date tbc for full details


Booking form* Mail bookings: please complete this form, tear out and return to: Brunswick Music Festival Booking Office: PO Box 477, Brunswick VIC 3056 Fax bookings: 03 9380 8234 Phone bookings: 03 9388 1460 Online bookings:

Early bird discounts are only available via the web site or through the festival booking office 03 9388 1460. They are not available on postal bookings

Bkg Event No. No. Wednesday 13 March 01 Sweet Jean, Go Jane Go 02 Meyhané Thursday 14 March Luke Plumb & Peter Daffy; John 03 McCutcheon 04 Enda Kenny; Vin Garbutt Lucy Wise & The B’Gollies; Seth 05 Lakeman Friday 15 March Fiona Ross & Ken Maher; Dougie 06 MacLean Nicola Hayes & Hélène Brunet; Purple 07 Dentists 08 Buffalo Nickel; Mike Compton Saturday 16 March 09 Eric Bogle 10 Three Kings; Chris Wilson Sunday 17 March 11 Skin Choir; Archie Roach Miserable Little Bastards; The Cartridge 12 Family Wednesday 20 March 13 Saoirse; Finbar Furey Thursday 21 March Kelly Auty & Boris Conley; Mary 14 Coughlan Bill Jackson Trio; David Olney & Sergio 15 Webb 16 Judy Small; Brunswick Women’s Choir




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Friday 22 March Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club; Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Apodimi Compania Kavisha Mazzella, La Voce Della Luna Dan Lethbridge & Shane O’Mara; Sean Taylor Saturday 23 March Marisa Yeaman; Chris Smither Zaporozhets; London Klezmer Quartet Bronwyn Calcutt; Shaking The Tree Alex & Nilusha; Sweet Mona’s Choir Sunday 24 March Andy Irvine - Paul Brady Baylor Brothers; Dancehall Racketeers Tabu with Mike Cooper Alasdair Fraser Fiddle Masterclass

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the Lomond Hotel Top class bar & bistro food available lunch and dinner, friendly family hotel environment, plus free music Thursday to Sunday

Irwell St String Band PRESENTS


“Live At The Lomond” Special Festival shows in the front bar: Folk, Blues, Roots and Country. Thurs 14 March 8.30pm: Tully On Tully + support (Alt pop) Fri 15 March 9.30pm: Greg Champion & the Useful Members Of Society (Edgy rockin’ roots) Sat 16 March 9.30pm: Irwell St String Band (Sultry string swing) Sun 17 March 5.30pm: Paul Hicks & Yard Dogs (Contemporary alt country) Sun 17 March 9.00pm: Marty Kelly & Aubury Maher (Acoustic roots) Thurs 21 March 8.30pm: Backwoods Creatures (Swampy blues grooves))

Fri 22 March 9.30pm: LeBlanc Bros Cajun Aces (Cajun cookin’) Sat 23 March 9.30pm: Glenn Skuthorpe Band (CD launch) (Contemporary Indigenous roots) Sun 24 March 5.30pm: Bill Jackson with Pete Fidler & Sergio Webb (USA) (Country pickin’) Sun 24 March 9.00pm: Ken Maher & Tony Hargreaves (Acoustic roots) Tues 12 & 19 March 8.00pm: Irish Acoustic Session (Fiddley diddley)

LOMOND HOTEL • 225 Nicholson St, East Brunswick • Phone 03 9380 1752




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Moreland City Libraries presents a free event

Live at the Library Tuesday 26 March 2013, 7pm Coburg Library, Corner Victoria and Louisa Streets, Coburg Free! Featuring a variety of Moreland talent including Helen Begley performing songs from her album ‘West Brunswick’ that capture the sights, sounds and experience of living in Moreland. 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.

At the top of a grand staircase, a massive space opens up before you. A Regal Old Ballroom or a Deadwood Saloon Bar? You decide. For the Brunswick Music Festival we have a sit down dinner capacity of 150, concert seating for 80 and a further 30 standing — this welcome new venue is proud host to an enviable music programme for the festival and just screams old school dinner and show. Brunswick Music Festival ticket holders can book in for pre-show dinner by emailing us on The Rare and Reclusive, oft Neglected, Lesser Spotted Mallard — its full title — serves solid, honest, quality meals; rotates a deftly selected craft beer selection and endeavours to provide a unique environment to enjoy a variety of musical events.

The Spotted Mallard 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick



(03) 9389 8622

Sound & Vision explores the diverse field of contemporary sound sculpture by three emerging artists Sarah Duyshart (VIC), Emma Lashmar (WA) and Ross Manning (QLD). Accompanying the exhibition is an events program including weekly performances, one-off workshops, talks and sound walks. Contact the Gallery for more information. Curated by Lauren Simmonds.

Image: Sarah Duyshart, The Lure of Echo, 2009, flour, ash, metal, dimensions variable Photo: Arsineh Houspian

Don’t miss

1 to 31 March 2013 Gallery open Wed-Sat 11am to 5pm, Sun 1pm to 5pm Counihan Gallery In Brunswick 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056 Free!

THE PROPHETS perform live

This exhibition has been supported by Moreland City Council through the Community Grants program.

1.45pm and 3.00pm, Sunday 3 March Brunswick Town Hall Plinth Free!

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