MUSIC ACT LINE-UP: - Mike MacDonald – Pipe Major Noosa Pipe Band www.noosapipeband.com - Brisbane’s Carisma www.carisma.com.au - The Maleny Ceili Band http://malenytunesclass.blogspot.com.au/ - Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra Animato Strings www.scyo.org.au - Cello Dreaming Ensemble www.cellodreaming.com.au - Brisbane folk duo Rhiannon & Monique www.rhiannonandmoniqe.com Celebrate St Patrick’s Day the fun, traditional way with special toe-tapping Irish folk music and a family-friendly Ceili dance on Saturday 16 March 3-5pm at Eudlo Village Hall.
After last year’s bumper sell-out event with over 250 people attending, this one is tipped to be THE St. Patrick’s Day event to go to off on the Sunshine Coast! Experience a fun afternoon of well-known celtic tunes, award-winning folk and youth orchestra performances and infectious driving rhythms that will get even your Granny’s toes tapping and your body jigging! This is an event not to be missed if you love live traditional folk music and relish the chance to strut your country-dance moves.
This year’s concert features a stellar line–up with some of Australia's most experienced and enthusiastic players of Celtic music. Brisbane’s Carisma – harp, flute and cello trio who are ABC classic recording artists, award-winning folk-duo Rhiannon & Monique fresh from winning awards at the National Folk Music Competition, Animato Strings from Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra, the foot-stomping Maleny Ceili Band and guest piper Mike MacDonald, Pipe Major from Noosa Pipe Band is opening the show. The Maleny Ceili Band will present a traditional Irish Céili (pronounced ‘cay-lee’) in the second half of the afternoon’s program.
Even if you’ve never danced before, the experienced dance caller, Davydd Macdonald, will lead you through the simple steps before letting you loose with the lively celtic music. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and an experience for the whole family to enjoy. Eudlo-based professional musician Louise King said, “If you have always wondered what all the fuss was about with Celtic music come to this. It could open your eyes to the infectiousness of it. This music get’s you moving, swooning, jigging and heart-racing.”
“This is dance music, and the fun really happens when the dancers and players are together,” adds Nicole Murray, who leads the Maleny Céili Band. Nicole is an organiser of the Maleny Celtic Winter School, a not-for-profit local traditional folk music school held in June, which fosters local musicians, young and old, and encourages all skill levels in playing this community-based music. CELTIC TUNES WORKSHOP Budding folk musicians wanted! Call-out for music students, string players, guitarists, flautists, tin whistle, banjo or other folk instrumentalists to join in the traditional Celtic Tunes workshop on Saturday 16 March 1:30-2:30pm with Brisbane folk-musicians Nicole Murray and Emma Nixon.
This is a great opportunity to get the chance to work with some of Australia's finest folk musicians in a fun workshop group setting, the way traditional folk music is taught around the world” says event organizer Louise King. “Anyone taking part in the class is invited to showcase what they have learnt by opening the concert.
All instruments, abilities and ages are welcome to join in.” Music is taught the traditional way at the class. Bookings for the workshop are essential on 0415 128 799 and cost is $15 per participant.
Celtic Concert & Community Dance
Eudlo Hall, Rosebed Street EUDLO
16th of March 2013
1:30-2:30pm Celtic Tunes Workshop with Brisbane folk musicians Nicole Murray & Emma Nixon
Doors open at 2:45pm for a toe-tapping concert. Light refreshments at interval before launching into a fun and energetic family dance with professional dance caller and The Maleny Ceili Band. Wheelchair access – a family-friendly event with a Kiddy Jiggity Dance Space! Please supervise your children at all times.
Event Cost:Concert & Dance is $20 |$15 conc. & locals | under 12’s free.
Celtic Tunes Workshop $15 per person (includes light afternoon refreshments). Save your seat by booking early online on http://www.trybooking.com/CMRR
Eudlo Hall, Rosebed Street, Eudlo
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