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Posted Thursday, September 1, 2005
The 18th September has been set for a singing workshop on the Central Coast with Maureen Obrien.
The workshops have previously been conducted in the Upper Hunter, however, since relocation to the Newcastle area, Maureen has been approached on a number of occasions to continue the program for friends who have a love or yen to sing and need some guidance and direction.
The workshop covers topics such as
Bring your lunch. Coffee and Tea will be provided
Numbers are strictly limited, so contact Leila by email or phone (02) 4344 1810 for further information and bookings. Only a few seats left so please hurry!!
Some information about Maureen:
Whether it's a small intimate dinner function or an outdoor festival event, the easy mellow vocal sounds of Maureen O'Brien will fit the bill. A natural harmonist with a broad alto range, she is equally at home as lead vocalist or providing support vocals.
She selects the material which best suits her vocal style and includes:
Maureen has a rebellious streak and a wicked sense of humour that is reflected in her songwriting. Her simple melodies are a background to the powerful lyrics that may challenge, provoke and stir hearts, minds and memories. Her always-in-demand song Catholic Girls is a true insight into the lady herself.
Her songs are influenced by those life experiences that are shared by many others, such as relationships, ageing, discrimination, conditioning. She is also influenced by social issues which stir her to write out her anger or frustration.
Maureen enjoys nothing more than connecting with a responsive audience and so - like a chameleon - this woman will adapt to please her listeners. She may perform solo, in a duo, trio or group as she gathers around her the musicians needed to suit the occasion. But beware, audiences: that wicked sense of fun can rise to the fore at any time ... so be prepared for anything!
Caution: Any requests for a 'wicked women's blues' may unleash more than you bargain for - so make sure you can handle it!
Maureen has been performing for over a decade in duo’s, trio’s, full bands and as a soloist. Groups she has been involved with include: