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Posted Sunday, June 6, 2010
Warren Fahey & The Larrikins - Bush legend Warren Fahey, recipient of Australia Council Don Banks Music Award 2010, has been collecting and performing folk songs, city ditties, stories, poems and yarns for nigh on 40 years and offers a seemingly bottomless swag of songs, ballads and yarns.
Warren Fahey & The Larrikins takes audiences through an entertaining and enlightened potted history of Australia - its ups and downs from convict prisons to colonial homesteads; gold-rush camps to riding high on the sheep's back; boundary riding with drovers; down coal mines; some cadging with 'road's scholars' of the lean Depression times; songs from Australia at war; followed by a salute to Federation and the twentieth century when the bulk of our population became 'cityslickers'. Concerts are performed with a healthy dash of Australia's laconic sense of humour through songs, poems, toasts, curious history and yarns.
Eddie Sampson, folk club favourite, poet and raconteur will delight us with his usual entertaining stories and poems.
Beatrice Taylor Hall
rear Willow Park Community Centre
Edgeworth David Avenue Hornsby
Enter next to the bus shelter on Edgeworth David Av. The hall is at the end of the drive.
About Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club
Our club meetings are always varied and interesting with an open and friendly atmosphere and an audience always eager to join in the choruses. The acoustics are excellent in the hall so we prefer our music un-plugged, however artists wishing to use a PA as a balance are welcome to.
Seating is candle lit coffee shop style with tables and chairs being ideal for groups feel free to bring a bottle to enjoy with the entertainment, alcohol is permitted but can not be supplied. Tables can be booked.
Bush poetry and storytelling is also a feature of our club.
The club also presents a radio program North Side Folk on 2HHH 100.10 FM every Sunday morning
For further information contact Barry Parks on (02) 9807 9497ah.
What others have said about Hornsby:
Just wanted to thank you both and congratulate you on a great night last night! My wife came along for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it too. You are doing a great job with the club - we appreciate it.
Thanks for a lovely evening on Friday, and thanks for the photo. It was fun doing that last tune, completely unrehearsed! The banner & lights & candles etc (+ audience of course) have made for a really welcoming atmosphere. Good on you!