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St Luke’s Hall, 147-149 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy

Welcome to the home of Troubadour Central Coast
Folk and Acoustic Music Club


Coming Events

Saturday 24 August 

Kejafi     

Scottish and Irish Master Musicians

Inspired by the music, dance and piping from the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Kejafi plays traditional and original tunes and songs on duelling fiddles and Irish bouzouki.

Fiona McVicar, with years of experience playing traditional Irish and Scottish fiddle music in Australia and Ireland, joins with James Gastineau-Hills who currently leads the Sydney Scottish Fiddlers and the great Ken O’Neill, from Dublin, on Irish bouzouki.  ‘lyrical, energetic, very Scottish … will leave their audiences wanting more’

 

Saturday 21 September 

Alanna & Alicia (Aust) – The welcome return of one of the best twin sister duets ever!  Superb musicianship and great fun.

Alanna and Alicia make a very welcome return to the Troubadour. The twin sisters blend folk, jazz and roots in their original, acoustic songs and are famous for their sweet harmonies, their fine songwriting and their witty stage repartee. These amazing musical sisters from Victoria have charmed audiences across Australia, from the National Folk Festival in Canberra to Fairbridge, Western Australia and Cygnet Festival in Tasmania.

Both are gifted songwriters who have won awards at national level, including Best New Talent at Port Fairy Folk Festival earlier in their career. Their lyrics, equal parts heart and humour, sparkle with an original, intimate voice.

As well as delving into their great repertoire of self-penned songs and great classics, they will sing and tell stories from their most recent album, Songs I’m Singing with Me, a tribute to acclaimed Australian troubadour, John Beavis whose beautiful, poetic songs were not as widely heard as deserved because of his ongoing battle with mental illness. Alanna and Alicia tell his tender story with warmth and humour, and sing their own arrangements of his songs.

As identical twins, they have a rich, intuitive vocal blend, creating magical close harmonies unique to siblings like The Andrews Sisters. Their lyrics, equal parts heart and humour, sparkle with an original, intimate voice that is rare in songwriters today. They bring warmth, wit and a sense of fun wherever they perform – and some of the greatest musicians you’re ever likely to see. Their band features the fine talents of Damien Neil/ Jen Hawley (guitar) and Silas Palmer /Matiss Schubert (piano, violin, mandolin) and when possible, Liz Frencham (double bass) and Sarah Busutill (violin, snare drum).

Sat 21 Sept

Alana & Alicia (Aust) – The welcome return of one of the best twin sister duets ever!  Superb musicianship and great fun.

Sun 13 October
(2-5 p.m.)

Skiffle Workshop with Mike Sutton (UK) of the famous Midnight Special Skiffle Group.  The original do-it-yourself fun music loved by everyone – except your Mum.  Learn to play skiffle songs like the best. Bring your instrument (ukes good, a kazoo will do).

Sat 26 October

Skinner and T’witch (UK) – Award winning folk- flamenco cabaret duo from the UK

Sun 17 Nov.
2.30 -5.00 p.m.

George Mann (USA) – House Concert. Welcome return of the singing-songwriter political activist from New York. 

Sat 23 November

Sadie and Jay (Qld) – Exciting New Folk and Roots Duo (Aust)

Sat 14 December

Troubadour Xmas Program – Home grown mayhem and seasonal fun

Floor spots available.  Local and visiting performers welcome.

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