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Tuesday 19 January
Herga at the Castle - Margaret Walters has been invited to Herga at The Castle Folk Club in London. It's been running for nearly 60 years & is renowned for unaccompanied chorus singing. ("I've got a treasured LP from the late '70s or early '80s called Live at the Herga with the inimitable voice of Johnny Collins.") During the pandemic, the club has run via Zoom, hosted by a team of faithful regulars. Usually a singing circle, but occasionally they have guests. (In England: Monday 18th, 7.45pm.) In Sydney: Tuesday, 6.45am. Margaret's first spot will be at about 7.50am (log in around 7.30), the second at 9am. Then 15-30 minutes for an open discussion with Margaret.
7.30-9.30pm AEDT. Musicians & MFS members $6, others $8. Maximum number of people in hall is 33. Kitchen is closed. Bring your own food & water, etc. Toilets will be open & there will be sanitiser wipes & hand bottles. Remember to socially distance 1.5m. Be aware of others & don’t encroach.
Pádraig Ó Cuinn hosts this program on 2RRR with interviews with people involved in local & global music. Guests are invited into a virtual 'pub' to sit on 'The High Stool', & discuss music, musical influences, & whatever they like, with their virtual 'bar-person'.
Streaming live on 2RRR (88.5MHz FM). Podcasts online after each show. Send suggestions for music, suitable guest etc. to Patrick.
Australian Spectrum Show- 9pm
Chris Finnen is Ross M Fear’s studio artist on Alive 90.5 Australian Spectrum Show, 9pm - featuring the new blues album 'To My Southern Town'. Chris Finnen was inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame in 1995; in 2013 into the New York Blues Hall of Fame; in 2014 into Adelaide Music Collective Hall of Fame; & in 2014 became patron of South Australian Blues & Roots Association. One of South Australia’s leading musicians. Over four decadest the raw honesty of the blues is the lifeblood coursing through his music, drawing in music as diverse as that of Indian, Celtic & Native American origins. He has shared the stage with leading international & Australian artists.
Facebook event Email Russell Neal or go to his Facebook page for more information.
Whirled Wide - 1pm, Fine Music 102.5 FM; & live streaming, Showcasing diverse music from cultures around the world, both traditional & modern. It features musicians from all corners of the globe including Australia. Presented this week by Gerry Myerson.
Cocina del Barrio 526 King St, Newtown
Acts so far: Steve Clark & Russell Neal, John Maddox, Steve Walsh, Elizabeth Hylton, James Lyon, Russell Neal (host)
A circus of comedy, music & magic, an hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs that will make your jaw drop, toes tap & sides split. Mic takes the stage with Robbie Long (multi-instrumentalist & Australian Flat Pick Guitar Champion). There's magic, juggling, cavorting & that trademark tongue-in-cheek sense of humour. Stripped back, irreverent, & shameless.
Tickets. Table of 2, $50. Table of 4, $100. Table of 8, $200. Does not include Sticky Tickets booking fee. Please Note: Due to COVID-19 Restrictions all tickets must be part of a table booking. Please book carefully – no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix! All ages welcome (but under-18s must be with an adult). Fully licensed – NO BYO. Delicious food (incl. pizza!) available.
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