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Irish & Celtic Music Festival

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Yass

Yass is the ideal location for a music festival, set in a delightful rural valley, with a heritage rich in Irish and Celtic beginnings.

A mostly walking precinct sets the scene in the centre of town for music, poetry, dance, Celtic markets and good CRAIC, in unique venues, many serving an excellent variety of food, great coffee and liquid refreshments to suit all.

Historical buildings will surround you, with beautiful parks to enjoy. As the third oldest town in NSW, it has lots to offer, especially the wonderful community.

The Irish and Celtic music festival is run by volunteers from the Yass Valley community.

Following the success of Sunday Songwriters-in-the-Round #1 and #2, we're back with #3!

Join Jasmine Beth + Tidal Moon + Lola Sola for a cosy afternoon of songs and stories in the round at El Rocco, one of Sydney's oldest venues.

Tickets are $20 in advance (to buy, please scroll down and tap the button labelled $20.00, or call 0413 054 432) or $30 on the door... until sold out!

About Jasmine Beth

Jasmine Beth plays original songs about people of all kinds–from problem gamblers to problem politicians. Her main influences are folk and country singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Prine, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, and Roger Miller. Her single 'The Gambling Man' (2021) was a Finalist in the Great American Song Contest 2021, shortlisted in the Australian Song Contest 2021, and Commended in the UK Songwriting Contest 2021.

About Tidal Moon

Acoustic ripples upon a sea of imagination ... classical/Celtic meets folk/country. Barbara Jeffrey and José Garcia combine a hybrid Celtic/Paraguayan harp and soaring soprano vocals with the timbre of baritone vocals, guitar, flute and bodhran. Beautiful traditional, original and contemporary music. https://www.tidalmoonmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/tidalmoonmusic

About Lola Sola

Folk/blues/soul singer-songwriter Lola Sola is a touring devotee, lover of cheap wine, laughter and long conversations, and has been making her mark on the hearts of both Australians and Kiwis for the past five years. No stranger to a suitcase, an open road or a budget airline, she has been carefully crafting both a life on the road for herself and a repertoire of honest songs and stories for her audience. With 2 EPs (Wild, All I Need), 1 album (Walking Back From Hell), 1 single (Get It) and 2 successful crowdfunding campaigns under her belt, Lola has inspired critical acclaim. "Unguarded and honest in its soaring simplicity, All I Need is a brilliant snapshot of an incredible songwriter captured in their purest form." - Laundry Echo, ACT “Raw, soulful and full of emotion. The goose bumps were back; this girl is good for my soul.” - Live ’n’ Loungin', NSW https://www.facebook.com/lolasola.music

Join independent songwriters Jasmine Beth + Matt Thomson + Justine Wahlin in the round for an afternoon of songs and stories at Bundanoon Memorial Hall.

BYO drinks and nibbles are welcome!

Tickets: $20 in advance (please scroll down and click the button labelled $20.00 to buy) or call 0413 054 432 / $30 on the door.

About Jasmine Beth

Jasmine Beth plays original country-folk songs about things of all kinds–from problem gamblers to problem politicians. When borders are open, she spends a lot of time on the road, touring Australia and the UK every year. Her most recent single, 'The Gambling Man', is shortlisted in the Australian Songwriting Contest 2021 and was Commended in the UK Songwriting Contest 2021.

https://jasminebeth.com/

About Matt Thomson

With a smattering of Elliot Smith, a dash of Nick Drake, a pinch of Jeff Buckley and a hint of Bowie, singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Thomson may just bring a tear to your eye with his dreamy songs of loss and desire. One half of award winning indie-folk duo Born in October, Matt has just released his debut solo album Clouds and Dreams.

https://www.facebook.com/mattthomsonmusic https://borninoctoberband.com/

About Justine Wahlin

Justine’s live shows have been described as ‘mesmerising’ (Karl Broadie) and ‘like listening to an old record, only live’ (Zvonko Jovicic). Like a locksmith with many keys, Justine has opened multiple doors that have led to her true passion—to create heartfelt folk and roots with soul. Her gateway instrument into a musical life was the bass. After playing in bands through the ‘90s and early ‘00s, with a deep pulse that endures, Justine is now at the centre of her own stage, with a swathe of deeply emotive and lyrical tales pieced together with unique songwriting and a captivating voice. Her debut EP, Conversation with Crows, a raw and heartfelt live recording, was followed by ambitious studio album, A Long Way From Home, which took out the Anthony Lycenco Best Roots Album Award at the Nimbin Roots Festival's ARMA Awards 2017.

https://justinewahlinmusic.com/

Following the success of the inaugural Sunday Songwriters-in-the-Round, we're back with #2!

Join Jasmine Beth + Rosie McDonald & Nigel Lever + Peter Miller-Robinson for a cosy afternoon of songs and stories in the round at El Rocco, one of Sydney's oldest venues.

Tickets are $20 in advance (to buy, please scroll down and tap the button labelled $20.00, or call 0413 054 432) or $30 on the door.

About Jasmine Beth

Jasmine Beth plays original songs about people of all kinds–from problem gamblers to problem politicians. Her main influences are folk and country singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Prine, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, and Roger Miller. Her single 'The Gambling Man' (2021) was a Finalist in the Great American Song Contest 2021, shortlisted in the Australian Song Contest 2021, and Commended in the UK Songwriting Contest 2021. https://jasminebeth.com/

About Rosie & Nigel (aka The Go Twos)

Rosie McDonald & Nigel Lever are both well established in the festival scene, having played in numerous bands and line ups, apart and together. It's the music they play together that shines with an intimate and heartfelt intensity, shimmering in the ether between performer and listener. They draw upon the rhythmic and melodic lines that weave through Australian, Irish, Scottish, English, and American folk traditions, as well as presenting original material which they are currently recording for their debut CD. Their music is a joyful antidote to current hard times. Rosie (RAPT, Seanchas, Trippy hippy band, Mothers of the Nation band Folklore, Mothers of Intention) on vocals, acoustic guitar, Irish bouzouki and bodhran. Nigel (Willing Ponies, Acoustic Shock, The Three Jimmies, Three Marketeers, Faraway eyes, Karen Lynne band, Mothers of the Nation band) on vocals, mandolin, flatpick acoustic guitar and octave mandolin. https://rosieandnigelduo.com/ https://m.facebook.com/rosieandnigelduo/

About Peter Miller-Robinson

Peter Miller-Robinson is an award winning songwriter and guitarist based in Australia. He is a storyteller with a keen eye for the foibles and folly of human interaction. He draws on a wide range of musical styles and traditions to convey sometimes wry, sometimes poignant musical vignettes. Peter has shared the stage with international and local artists, including Rodriguez, Bo Diddley, Eric Burdon, Chris Smither, Chris Wilson and Stephen Cummings. He is an enthusiastic live performer and has spent recent years travelling in Ireland, England, and mainland Europe, playing house concerts, music venues and festivals. https://petermiller-robinson.com/

Please join us for an evening of original songs and stories, surrounded by artworks, at the Bunker, Queanbeyan. We'll play some of Bob Dylan's songs, too, as his birthday's coming up on May 24th! To buy tickets, please scroll down and click on the button labelled $20.00.

About Jasmine Beth

Jasmine Beth plays original folk-country songs about people of all kinds–from problem gamblers to problem politicians. When borders are open, she spends a lot of time on the road, touring Australia and the UK every year. Her most recent single, 'The Gambling Man', was a finalist in the Great American Song Contest 2021; is currently in the Top 30 in the Australian Songwriting Contest 2021; and was Commended in the UK Songwriting Contest 2021. Her new single, 'Has Anybody Seen My Heart?' was released on 1st April 2022. https://jasminebeth.com/

About Johnny Reynolds

Well known as the front man of his band, The Johnny Reynolds Band, Johnny also plays solo gigs. These feature Johnny on acoustic guitar and vocal, performing his original, self-penned material and a few classic covers with his own interpretation and arrangements. Johnny’s solo album, Distant Voices Calling, was released in 2017. Listen to Johnny at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0iPchu85EE

About Dan Fernandes

Dan Fernandes has been playing and writing music since the mid 1970s. He performs mostly original music, influenced by R&B, soul, funk, reggae, pop, country, and blues. He’s a regular at local blues sessions. https://www.reverbnation.com/DanF