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Posted Saturday, May 12, 2012
Our guest for August will is the 6 piece Celtic-Australian band Riogh.
These fine musicians are steeped in the lively traditions of Ireland. Their music is passionate, transcendant, physical and sublime. Where they perform audiences are swept along on an undercurrent of energy, a vocal and musical tour-force which joyful and compelling, subtle and original. Be it a classical ballad, a traditional jig, a Henry Lawson lyric or a contemporary pop song the band gives it the Riogh treatment. There are songs of love and loss, of hearth and homeland, musical expressions of the human spirit, songs for modern times which draw upon the wisdom of a culture rich in values and meaning.
Riogh are Alan Morrison on guitar/vocals, Leigh Piper –bass, Danny Priestley vocals/bodhran, Lindsay Martin fiddle/mandolin, Johnny Spillane whistles/bodhran and Lisa Baraldi-piano/keyboard.
This is the best band I have seen in this genre-totally outstanding, don’t miss them this August.
Sutherland District Trade Union Club - The Tradies
Cnr Manchester Road North & The Kingsway, Gymea
Entry: $15 (pensioners $12) (Kids <12 free!)
Contact: Maeve (02) 9520 5628 or Jenny on (02) 9576 2301 after 6pm.
Session Night - Don't forget our monthly session nights (4th Thursday) at 7.30pm. Come along to a friendly jam with warm supportive fellow jammers. All welcome. All encouragement given no pressure. Any style or standard is fine. No charge. Held at same place as above but usually in the Plush room which is downstairs past the coffee shop. For more info call (02) 9520 6180.
Tune Session Night - 4th Friday of the month from 7.30pm. (Kaimea Room). Stringed and other instruments welcome. Ability to play with others and have basic chord knowledge. Welcome to listen. Phone Ian Knight (0438) 830 374.