Vin Garbutt & Cloudstreet in Concert

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  • Location: Montville Community Hall, Montville 4560 Queensland



Legendary British folk-singer, Vin Garbutt, will make a rare appearance on the Blackall Range later this month. This special night of music will take place at the Montville Hall on Friday, 26 March.

Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest, there is no bigger star than Vin Garbutt on the contemporary British folk scene. This international, award- winning, singer songwriter is celebrating his 40th year on the road with a return to Australia. A master of his craft, on stage he is engaging, insightful and hilarious.

WINNER of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001

Vin Garbutt has performed all over the globe, and in parts of countries that the biggest stars will never see. This phenomenon has occurred solely by word of mouth, spread by people who have come across him, and felt the need to share this unique experience with their fellow countrymen. His previous visits to Queensland have been limited to concerts in Brisbane. This is a rare opportunity to see a fabulous world-class performer close to home. Come along and share the secret.

"I'm a big fan of his!" - Loudon Wainwright III.

Vin Garbutt was born in South Bank, Middlesbrough, to an Irish mother and an English father. He discovered Folk Music whilst he was still at school, and at the age of 21, he threw caution to the winds and became a professional musician. Armed with the rich repertoire of songs he had amassed, he spent the first summer busking his way around the bars of Spain's Mediterranean coast, and on to Morocco via Gibraltar. It was then that he found he had a talent for songwriting.

Back in England in 1972 he recorded his first album, firmly establishing him as a singer and songwriter of fine socially conscious, and environmentally aware songs. As one magazine very recently put it - "Vin Garbutt was green long before the Greens were green!"

30 years and many miles later, and now much-loved by audiences around the world, Vin has established himself as the hardestworking performer on the British folk scene.

And there's more! Also on the bill will be Cloudstreet -- originally an Australian duo, now truly global citizens of the entertainment world based in Maleny. Original and traditional, contemporary and classic -- they present a vast array of quality songs with exquisite harmonies, immaculate accompaniments and a natural sense of theatre.

"Vin Garbutt's humour, warmth, and humanity - not to mention his incredible voice, dextrous finger-picking guitar style and virtuoso tin-whistle playing - won everyone over." - Kevin Jones The Age, Melbourne, March 2007.

"Go and see him perform -- travel as far as is necessary!" - Martin Bayliss. The Leader, Scotland.

Vin Garbutt & Cloudstreet in Concert
Montville Hall, Memorial Close, Montville
26 March 2010
Tickets: $25/20 available at the door.

Contact: John Thompson
Organisation: The Maleny Celtic Winter School
Details: 0416 032 573 or

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Montville Community Hall, Montville

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