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Saturday 23 February
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Shawn Lidster (Newfoundland and Australia)
New York Public Library (Australia)
Shawn Lidster hails from Newfoundland and now lives on the Central Coast. His Folk based Roots Music blends his Newfoundland Heritage with Australian charm into a mixed bag of Celtic/Alt Country/Blues captivated Artists and fans alike. He has been ranked #1 on Reverbnation for his zone under Roots/Acoustic section for about a year and in the top 3 for years.
His career in both Australia and Newfoundland is amazing, with too many awards and highlights to set out here. But as an example, in 2009, his album “Legends”, was added to the K-12 curriculum throughout Newfoundland & Labrador Schools as a learning resource for students.
‘Cupers Cove’ the 1st track off “Legends” became the unofficial theme song for the Cupids 400 Celebrations in 2010 and Shawn was the opening act for the celebrations. Various tracks, including : The Sealers Song, Newfoundland Summers Day, Carbonear Island, and John Hawe the Pirate all had extensive airplay on CBC Radio, VOCM and other popular radio stations in Newfoundland & Labrador across Canada and remain favourites on Internet and other folk radio stations around the world.
This is Shawn’s first appearance at the Troubadour, and it promises to be a beauty!
New York Public Library are a much loved Australian Bluegrass, Irish, Country Music folk band making a very welcome umpteenth return visit to Woy Woy. They may remind you of great old groups like the Weavers and the Kingston Trio, but be warned: they may play ANYTHING that takes their fancy, with lots of comedy thrown in. Sit back and enjoy, or better still, sing along and stamp your feet and try not to laugh too much at their jokes. The New York Public Library are: John Flanagan (vocals, mandolin, tenor guitar), Warren Boyd (vocals, banjo, guitar), Isabelle Fogarty (vocals, double bass, ukulele) and Alan Smart (Guitar and not much else).
Don’t miss this great night! Tickets on sale from 6.30 p.m. Make sure you’re not late.
Saturday 23 March
Bob Fox (UK)
For more than 40 years BOB FOX has been regarded as one of “the iconic voices” of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song prevalent in his native County Durham he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song. Now he’s coming back to Woy Woy for a special performance before he heads off to the National Folk Festival in Canberra over Easter.
A career that began during the vibrant “folk revival” of the 60s and 70s in England led BOB into regular and extensive touring throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand, firstly with fellow North Easterner Stu Luckley in their groundbreaking acoustic duo and later alongside such musical heavyweights as Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention.
BOB’s masterful interpretation of traditional and contemporary song combined with an outstanding guitar technique has also earned him countless nominations in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards over the years.
BOB has long been a favourite on the live circuit both as a solo artist and in his many highly successful collaborations which include a duo with Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne), the BBC New Radio Ballads series, The Pitmen Poets (with Jez Lowe) and most recently BOB was invited by John Tams to play the role of the folksinger/storyteller SONGMAN in The English National Theatre’s multi-award winning production of WARHORSE both in London’s West End 2011-2013, in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version 2013-2015 and the 10th Anniversary UK tour 2017-2019.
Don’t miss this unique chance to experience his warm, rich voice, virtuoso guitar style and newly acquired melodeon playing skill. Expect to hear songs of love, joy, work and humour as he performs material from WarHorse, newly written songs from the New Radio Ballad series and old favourites from his many recordings.
Saturday 13 April
Special Concert under negotiation.
SAVE THE DATE.
National Folk Festival – Held at Exhibition Park, Canberra
St Albans Folk Festival – Held at St Albans, near Wiseman’s Ferry
Saturday 4 May
Theme Concert and Troubadour 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Saturday 25 May Mimosa Duo
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