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Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Rain in the Mountains: Songs from Henry Lawson is a set of songs created from the poetry of Australia’s national bard and performed by Christine Wheeler and friends.
Henry Lawson had a gift for conveying powerful feelings in the straightforward language of ordinary people, and the musical settings written or selected for this album enhance the emotional variety of his timeless lyrics.
From country waltzes and Irish style slip jigs to exquisite, introspective airs & lively comic turns, jazz-tinged ballads and upbeat anthems, Christine has chosen settings by writers as diverse as country music icon Slim Dusty, John Schumann of Redgum fame, jazz composer Ade Monsbourgh, folk musician and mentor Chris Kempster & others, as well as several of her own originals.
Led by Christine’s classic folk voice and her flute and whistle playing, this concert will feature two other versatile musicians, Leigh Birkett on guitar and bouzouki and Simon Watts on fiddle.
“A landmark in the interpretation of Australian folk song.” (Graham McDonald)Call or email Wayne (02) 9939 8802 to reserve your seat.
“A labour of love and an undoubted contender for folk album of the year.”
85 Allambie Road
Formerly the Allambie Heights Uniting Church, Humph Hall is now the private home of Gial Leslie and Wayne Richmond.
As with all concerts in Humph Hall, 'Rain in the Mountains' will be performed acoustically - no PA system! :-)
(02) 9939 8802