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'Who shot the sheriff?' at North by Northwest
Thursday, 1st March 2007, 8pm

By Jenny O'Reilly
Posted Thursday, February 1, 2007

No, it isn't little John and Robin Hood! It's John Warner and Robin Connaughton, in a new incarnation as a musical duo, 'Who Shot the Sheriff?'

Yarri of Wiradjuri

After teaming up as instrumentalists to provide accompaniment to the Roaring Forties in their presentations of 'A Tolpuddle Man' and 'Yarri of Wiradjuri' the musical outcomes were interesting. Robin is now playing six and twelve string guitars in alternative tunings, as well as the Appalachian dulcimer and a Guittara Portuguesa. John plays the same guitar format, but has an Irish bouzouki.

John's repertoire is well known, covering historical and social themes, union songs, railways and the rest.

Robin is best known for his political satire as well as being an excellent singer of traditional songs and a disgustingly witty commentator on almost anything.

diabolically spontaneous!

It's difficult to say, at this point, what they will do with an hour or so at North By Northwest, but it will be political, witty, instrumentally varied, diabolically spontaneous and sure to be good fun. Folk, both accompanied and unaccompanied, blues, shanties, libellous, blasphemous, scandalous and all those other characteristics we've come to know and love in the Roaring Forties, should be the trademark of these two musical scoundrels.

Entry: $12/$10. Refreshments are available and BYO's are welcome. We also have space for some floorspots!

To book for this concert either email or ring Jenny (02) 9559 3658 or (0414) 903 259.

North By Northwest Poetry and Folk Club meets in The Cornucopia Cafe, and is one of the best acoustic venues in Sydney. There will be refreshments for sale and BYO's are welcome.

Cornucopia Cafe
Old Gladesville Hospital
Corner Victoria Road and Punt Road, Gladesville

For directions see this article.

Enquiries: Jenny/John (02) 9559 3658 or (0414) 903 259, Tony 9858 7882 or (0409) 784 689.

See you there!

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Venues/Clubs North by Northwest Folk Club

The Cornucopia Cafe

Old Gladesville Hospital

Cnr Victoria & Punt Rd


8pm, 1st Thursday


(02) 9559 3658

(0414) 903 259