Saturday, January 5 at 7:30pm
Winners of the 2017 JUNO for Instrumental Album of Year, The Fretless is a new approach to folk music.
They may look like a string quartet, but with their unique balance of fiddle, viola, cello, rhythm and melody, they shatter all expectations.
The fiddle tradition runs deep and their roots are based in Celtic and Canadian fiddle styles. Taking traditional music to a new level, The Fretless transform fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy and innovative arrangements.
Formed in 2011, they’ve performed their unique brand of Celtic fusion all over Canada and throughout the United States, the UK and Europe. Everywhere they go, they create the kind of impact rarely experienced, largely through respect for their innovative approach and always as a result of supercharged performances. Progressive chamber trad at its best!
Saturday, January 26 at 7:30pm
Making 1920s & 30s jazz and blues hot and steamy all over again, The Slipdixies take their unique New Orleans inspired sounds all around Melbourne, regularly gigging in the inner burbs and at a many festivals across the State.
Our repertoire ranges from hot driving rhythms to laid back blues. We play old favourites as well as lesser known forgotten treasures of a bygone era.
Susy Hull fronts the band with incredible vocals and washboard rhythm, accompanied by the rocketing banjo and mighty sousaphone and a talented front line of horns and reeds.
The Slipdixies energetically create the sounds of early New Orleans music with a mild modern twist!
Saturday, February 9 at 7:30pm
Fred Smith has been a favorite on the Australian festival circuit for years, much loved for his humour, gift for story and melody, and sublime collaborations with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men’s Chorale.
Now the rest of Australia is catching up with Fred Smith. He was the subject of an Australian Story feature. And he recently wrote a book, The Dust of Uruzgan, published by Allen and Unwin and available in all good bookstores. Fred will be playing songs from his rich back catalogue.
“It is about time Australia caught up with Fred Smith. This remarkable singer-songwriter – who at various times reveals influences that range from Paul Kelly via Lou Reed to Loudon Wainwright III to Leonard Cohen – keeps releasing amazingly accomplished albums.”
The Minya, Geelong’s oldest family winery are proud to present the 2019 Minya by Moonlight concerts series, situated in the vineyards tranquil outdoor amphitheatre overlooking a beautiful billabong and island. Seating up to 200 guests and only 15 minutes from Geelong or 8 mins from Torquay.
Minya – meaning a place of birds, we have reached 152 different bird visitors to our winery.
No BYO alcohol. Picnic hampers are available at $20, please phone for details, reservation essential. Visitors only need bring a cushion or rug, no chairs. Minya wines and beer are available at each concert. You will have the opportunity to purchase Minya wines for your enjoyment at home.