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 Coming Next at the Troubadour

Sat 24 November  

Gleny Rae Virus


Gleny Rae is one of the most amazing hot fiddle players anywhere on the planet.  It will be great to have her back in Woy Woy for the launch of her new CD Diggin a Hole.

Diggin’ A Hole is a string laden journey through lust, loss, environmental protest and female bushrangers! The album was recorded in three studios in between touring, then pulled together and engineered by Newcastle musical guru Robbie Long. Gleny Rae Virus is known for her eclectic approach to roots music and this album is no exception. It features some of Australia’s finest bluegrass musicians including Pete Fidler on dobro and Jenny Shimmin on banjo, but takes the listener on a winding trail through hillbilly jazz and gypsy swing.

A country girl with an international heart, Gleny Rae Virus is a multi instrumentalist and educator who believes that music can build community and improve lives.  Gleny plays gigs from outback shearing sheds and rodeos to international showcases in Nashville Tennessee and Austin Texas.  She is also an active advocate for refugee rights since appearing in the ground breaking television reality documentary Go Back to Where You Came From in 2011. Armed with a fiddle, accordion and a irreverent sense of humour, she performs and records with numerous Australian country roots bands at venues and festivals from Broome to Bourke, Darwin to Dubbo.

Gleny Rae brings a special vibrance and humour to the stage, and wonderful musicianship with her bandmates, the Playboys with top class pickers Robbie Long, Pete Fidler and Sam Martin.  Joining her for this CD launch tour is her talented buddy and adopted little brother Archer, old time sing song man.  Archer is like an old-world Bollywood movie star; he lives his art and his life is a song. He goes to great lengths to find old songs and write timeless melodies. He sings up the land and its people, its animals and robot machines. He has been flat out touring nursing homes and ice-cream shops and gutters and fancy national and international venues.

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Sat 15 December
Troubadour Xmas concert

A Wild and Whacky Xmas

The truly inspiring theme for the Troubadour Xmas Party in 2018 has just been announced.
Following a unanimous decision of the newly re-elected Committee, it has officially been declared that 15 December is going to be a ‘Wild and Whacky Xmas’!
Every group or solo artist is requested to include at least one whacky song, poem or presentation in their performance.
For any other pieces in the set, it’s a wild card: Wild music, wild women, wild men, wild caught, wild animals, wild choice – in other words, you can figure out what ever else you’d like to include.
Simple rules. Any half decent wild and whacky performers welcome.
Decent group performances and indeed, any non sexist, PC indecent performances, will have priroty.
There is no payment for your performance, just the joy you bring to yourselves and others, and the glory of sharing Xmas merriment and bringing a sense of peace and sanity back into the world!
Spontaneity on the night is welcome, but in allocating stage time on the night, preference will given to those who plan ahead and let us know what you’de like to perform and with whom.
Please also bring some food and drink for the party – for yourself and to share with others. Entry cost: $5. Bookings and queries please call 4342 6716.

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