Duke's Place - Australian songs in concert & session
7.30 for 8pm start - evening ends 11.30
Malt whiskey voiced singer Christine Wheeler brings a 30 year history on the folk circuit to the table at Duke’s Place on Friday 11 December. Accompanied by skilled guitarist, bouzouki and mandolin player Leigh Birkett, Chris will present songs from some of Australia’s most iconic song writers. From Paul Kelly to Archie Roach, Kasey Chambers and Kate Fagan, as well as some originals. Songs of journeys and celebrations, about the beauty that surrounds us and the issues that confront us all.
Chris’ album of Henry Lawson poetry set to music was described as ‘a landmark in the interpretation of Australian folk song’ by Graham McDonald of the National Film and Sound Archive. Chris’ classic folk-style singing evokes comparisons with Maddy Prior and Joan Baez. Leigh’s exceptional musical imagination on guitar and bouzouki overlays jazz chords onto a Celtic sound.
Christine Wheeler’s beautiful voice swirls and layers with her accomplished musical partner to inflate a venue with exquisite ripples of sound. This music is compassionate, powerful and joyful. Amalina Wallace, Cornstalk Magazine.
Such a wonderful afternoon with your magical music. You turned my house into a glorious concert venue and the house is still filled with the vibe. Susanne Rix, house concert host
$10, bring a contribution for supper
Bush Music Club www.bushmusic.org.au
Tritton Hall, Hut 44
Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Rd
enquiries Sandra 9358 4886
Duke's place, named after our honoured early member Harold 'Duke' Tritton (1886-1965), is the place to go once a month for a great night of Australian songs in concert and session. Duke was a powerful singer who supplied BMC with many songs he had learnt in his younger days while working as a shearer and at other bush jobs. He was also a songwriter and poet giving us songs that have entered the tradition such as Sandy Hollow Line and Shearing in the Bar.