SATURDAY 2ND MARCH – 7.30PM
It was the handsome qualities of an old leather bound book that inspired the name for this group of Sydney musicians.
With gold edged pages and beautifully embossed printing, Rosie McDonald (second from right) felt that the book embodied the qualities that she wished to bring to the new group. The name of the book was Folklore of the Orient, so Folklore was what she chose.
The ensemble delves into the Folkloric canon but with an original and innovative bent. They also present some wonderful Celtic harp pieces and rousing fiddle sets.
They have respect for the old ballads, and with two of the most beautiful voices on any folk programme, they have no need for dance beats, or other trickery to please their listeners.
Folklore are: Fiona McVicar – fiddle, bouzouki, viola, and vocals.
Cliona Molins – ParaCeltic harp and vocals. Anthony Woolcott – (also in Trianton) – Bodhran and voice. and Rosie McDonald,- guitar, Bouzouki and voice.
The Big Festivals are lapping them up, since in their first year,in 2012, they performed at Illawarra, Cobargo, Northern Beaches, Glen Innes Celtic, and Turning Wave. Cobargo have just repeated their booking for 2013.
For more details: http://au.myspace.com/folkloresydney
WESLEY Centre Hall, 150 Beaumont St. Hamilton – opp. The Exchange Hotel
Tix: $15 : $12 Conc : $10 member open from 7.30pm
Information from Carole Garland, 02 4929 3912