Bush Gothic

Date:Sat October 6, 2018
Time: sunset drinks from 6pm; concert from 7pm
Tickets: $25;20;15 at door from 6pm (cash only) or BOOK ONLINE.
Venue: St Thomas' Anglican Church, Hay St Port Macquarie
Duration:approx 2.5hrs (incl interval)
Support Act: n/a
Catering wine/beer (no BYO), coffee/tea available for sale. Ticket price includes share cheese plate supper.
This special concert is a creative, community collaboration between Wauchope Arts, St Thomas' Anglican Church, Pt Macquarie-Hastings Council and Pt Macquarie Historical Museum. Bush Gothic band members Jenny M. Thomas, Dan Whitton and Chris Lewis revel in turning audience expectations about traditional music upside down. This most daring of bands performs songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. They lovingly rip apart the pre-conceived notions of Australian folk music and re-build songs that are defiantly modern, achingly old. All three have toured internationally and worked with acclaimed ensembles including Circus Oz, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and The Australian Opera. This is their final concert before they tour India (Rajasthan International Folk Festival) and the UK.

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Date:Thursday Oct 25, 2018
Time: 8PM
Tickets: $25;$20 members at door from 7.30pm or online at
Venue: Wauchope Community Arts Hall
Duration:approx 2 hrs (incl interval)
Support Act: Sophia Lord
Catering wine, beer, chai, tea, coffee, cake & choc tops (no BYO)
The String Contingent combine diverse musical backgrounds in Celtic, classical, jazz and pop into a melodic, evocative and timeless musical style. Australians, Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) share an approach to music that showcases their individuality and produces a joyful balance of precision and refinement. Equally comfortable on a festival stage or playing for an intimate crowd, their camaraderie shines through each performance, as does their extraordinary musicianship and skill. 2017 saw the trio explore different creative approaches to music-making during a residency at the Windsong Pavilion in Bermagui NSW. The result was Iterations, their fifth album, which features beautiful, spontaneous instrumental exploration.

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