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FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS SUMMER TOUR 2018: Mullum Music Festival to Woodford Folk Festival Feat. Old Man Luedecke and Lucy Wise

Australia's largest dedicated regional music tour, Festival of Small Halls, today announces its huge 2018 Summer Tour, featuring Canada’s two-time JUNO Award-winner, Old Man Luedecke and local folk festival favourite, Lucy Wise.

Set to lift the spirits of many drought-stricken Queensland towns this summer, the not-for-profit tour rekindles the time-old tradition of gathering in the local small hall for a special night of live music, storytelling and community connection.


Lucy Wise has delighted audiences across Australia and internationally with her soulful voice, masterful storytelling and intricate ukulele, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer playing.

Lucy grew up with a lot of musical instruments around the house, performing at Australian folk festivals with the Wise Family Band until she moved to Melbourne in 2009. Having toured two albums and and two EPs in Australia, New Zealand, USA and the UK over the past 8 years, Lucy has developed a great reputation for her songwriting, which weaves together traditional folk and pop influences with a strong focus on storytelling. She has played to packed venues at Sidmouth Music Week (UK), The National Folk Festival (ACT), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC) and Woodford Folk Festival (QLD).

Lucy’s third album, Winter Sun (2018) draws upon Lucy’s experiences touring and meeting people from all over, as well as her times spent at home, walking the streets and creek paths of Melbourne. In her solo show, she explores themes of love, joy and sadness, friendships and the relationships people form with their environment.

“A wonderfully natural singer and uncommonly gifted writer. Prediction: within this decade Lucy will be a noted songster, worldwide.” - Doug Spencer, ABC Radio National


A two-time JUNO Award winner, Old Man Luedecke’s songs are melodic gems blending old time sensibilities with an unusual vision and poetic sense. His music belies someone more than slightly ill at ease with modern life and he performs with a gentle and endearing charisma, stories littered with a canny oblique humour; he’s a sly entertainer with almost a hint of contemporary vaudeville about him and he plays a mean claw hammer banjo clearly derivative of the old time and Appalachia. He’s a revelation!

From the music rich maritime province of Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada, a banjo songster like Old Man Luedecke is a rare type of musician. A songwriting one of such hopeful goodness, rarer still. In the tradition of solo banjo men and women of days gone by like Doc Boggs, Old Man Luedecke sings his songs accompanied only by his loving five string, foot stomps and the occasional yodel. This is a bizarre type of music Doc Boggs might have made if he'd studied poetry.

His latest recording “Domestic Eccentric” is his seventh and is recorded with and produced by legendary old time and bluegrass musician Tim O’Brien. The album is inspired and dedicated to his family, which is characterised by Chris as somewhat an “eccentric domestic” existence. The album has received heavy radio play and is the most successful of his seven album releases. Over his career he’s won two Juno awards (Canada’s acoustic music awards) and two further nominations.

“[Domestic Eccentric]...is the most organic and traditional-sounding record of the Nova Scotian’s career. Luedecke’s old-school singing and banjo picking combined with O’Brien’s Appalachian-style wizardry on fiddle, guitar and mandolin dovetail with songs that address matters of the heart, family affairs and the tribulations of camping.”- The Australian

Woodford Folk Festival goes on tour via the small halls of Queensland. Eudlo is last stop en route to Woodford. Join us for a great afternoon with local, Australian and international artists in our gorgeous hall. Bar and food. Great for the whole family. Tickets will be available online (TBA)

Festival of Small Halls
3.30pm to 6.30pm
16 December 2018
Eudlo Hall

Eudlo Hall stands proudly in the centre of the old railway town barely touched by intensive development, jostling with the school, traditional general store still sporting petrol pump, classic post office, old butcher shop converted to cafe, and the tennis courts.   A tiny town, but one with a big heart in the lush Sunshine Coast hinterland, home to Gubbi Gubbi legends of eels a plenty when the silky oaks are flowering.  Eudlo Hall management committee is ready to welcome the you to celebrate with us the Festival of Small Halls for the 4th time.

Eudlo Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi people. The name ‘Eudlo’ comes from the local term for ‘freshwater eel’.

Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2018
15-18 Nov | Mullum Music Festival | Mullumbimby NSW
21 Nov | Kerry Hall| Kerry QLD
22 Nov | Westbrook Hall| Westbrook QLD
23 Nov | Texas Memorial Hall | Texas QLD
24 Nov | Coramba Community Hall | Coramba NSW
25 Nov | Valla Hall | Valla NSW
28 Nov | Mt Nimmel Hall | Austinville, Gold Coast QLD
29 Nov | Brookstead Hall | Brookstead QLD
30 Nov | Maryvale Hall | Maryvale QLD
1 Dec | Cooranga North Memorial Hall | Cooranga North QLD
2 Dec | Mothar Mountain Hall | Mothar Mountain, Gympie QLD
5 Dec | Koah Hall | Koah QLD
6 Dec | Forrest Beach Senior Citizens Centre | Forrest Beach QLD
7 Dec | Middlemount Community Hall | Middlemount QLD
8 Dec | Queen St Community Hall | Yeppoon QLD
9 Dec | Bucca Hall | Bucca QLD
12 Dec | Rainbow Beach Community Hall | Rainbow Beach QLD
13 Dec | Thornville Hall | Thornville QLD
14 Dec | Springbrook Community Hall | Springbrook QLD
15 Dec | Mt Nebo Community Hall | Mt Nebo QLD
16 Dec | Eudlo Public Hall | Eudlo QLD

Related news:
12 Dec 2018 | Queensland's Regional Small Halls Come Alive With Music This Summer

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