The Shack - May 2011
7.30pm, Saturday 7th May 2011
Posted Sunday, April 3, 2011
1395a Pittwater Road
(In between the Ambulance Station and Car Park of Narrabeen Shopping Centre)
Guest artists this month include:
- Green Mohair Suits - A lively, energetic blue grass band made up of five fine gentlemen, and a rather fine lady, hailing from Sydney, Australia, bringing back what many had forgotten as the roots of country and bluegrass music. A combination of various talents: Ben Romalis on Slide Guitar, Brian Campeau on Acoustic Guitar, Jason Mannell on Banjo, Mikey Floyd on Upright Bass, and Richard Cuthbert on Mandolin, and now welcoming Elana Stone on Accordian. Adding to these instruments 5 vocal harmonies, these southern boys put on one hell of an unforgettable show.
- The Shady Bluegrass Band - From a group of old friends who got together in 1994 to play some music these guys eventually morphed into The Shady Bluegrass Band. Having played together in the sixties these guys and gal have plenty of musical experience to share with their lively mix of country and bluegrass. They have a recent CD titled, “A Little Bit Cool, A Little Bit Country.” They play for fun and that is what they give.
- Kate Maclurcan - Kate sings and plays guitar accompaniment...songs which tell a story, evoke emotions, reminisce or are just good fun to sing along to! A bit folky/country, with a particular love for the songs of Eric Bogle, Iris de Ment, Chris While & Julie Matthews et al. Kate set up and has been running the hugely popular Beatles Choirs at the Tramshed and starts a Cat Stevens Choir there on 12 May.
Coffee and tea is available but BYO refreshments and nibblies.
The Shack is held on the first Saturday of every month. There's a cover charge of $15 (or $10 for members, students and pensioners) to cover costs. The Shack is a non profit organisation – all proceeds go toward the promotion and presentation of original, contemporary and traditional 21st century folk music.