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Acoustic Music Night: Concert of Irish Music & Song
7.30pm, Tues 30th June 2009
Shamrock Bar, Waitara

By Pam Merrigan
Posted Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rare oppotunity

Featuring two of Sydney's most highly regarded Irish Musicians, Mary McEvilly (fiddle) and Mark Anderson (concertina) with the Young Voice of Trad, Cameron Mather (multi-instrumentalist and vocals), this is a rare opportunity to hear these fine musicians in an intimate concert setting at the atmospheric Shamrock Bar in Waitara.

Mary McEvilly, from Co Mayo in Ireland has played for many years with the Jimmy Moore Band here in Sydney, appearing with them at the National Celtic Festival in Port Arlington on numerous occasions. Mark Anderson is currently one of the finest exponents of the English concertina in this country and comfortably plays the music of both Ireland and his native Northumberland with passion and finesse. Together they are two of the most sought after musicians in the Sydney Irish scene.

Cameron Mather is one of the most exciting young musicians to recently hit the trad scene. In 2008 he won the busker's competition at the Turning Wave Festival, and from there went on to produce his debut CD Keepin' it Lit. He has already been invited to perform at a number of festivals including the 2009 Illawarra Folk Festival and, as well as solo work regularly sits in on banjo with the Coast Ceili Band. He has an engaging voice and a diverse repertoire of songs which he accompanies on guitar and bouzouki but is also a deft hand on the mandolin and bodhran.

Shamrock Bar, Asquith Leagues Club
11-13 Alexandria Pd Waitara
(right opposite the railway station).

30th June 2009 - Be there at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
COST: $10
(all proceeds in support of The Turning Wave Festival)

Drinks will be available from the Club bar and the concert will finish around 9.30pm with a session to follow till around 10.30pm for those interested in staying on. If you come early meals are available from 6pm at reasonable prices. The Shamrock is a small intimate space so if you want to reserve your seat please call Pam 94895786.

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