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2011 Programme

 

Thursday 20th

10am

 

 

Song writing workshop for kids - Dennis O'Keeffe. York Cove Centre (Senior Citizen's Centre)

Bookings-ph. Glenda Lodge 0429020451

 

 

Friday 21st

3pm

 

 

Welcome session at The Pier Hotel

Dennis O'Keeffe will lead a great singing session

 

7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Concert RSL Club

Brett Campbell - MC

Seagrass
Kym Pitman
Evelyn's Secret

Vince Brophy & BBC
Pearl
Richard Perso
Blue Mosquitoes

 

 

Saturday 22nd

10am - Noon

 

 

 

Music in the Street - Macquarie Street

Meet our performers in and around the cafe's and shops.

Join in the fun as you explore George Town.

 

10am

 

 

Themed Concert -Yacht Club

Alex Myers presents - "Songs from a Winter Day - Favourite songs from decades of singing".

 

10:30am

 

 

Home Recording Workshop - Pier Hotel - Dining Room

Rik Atwell will run a workshop for beginners, or those wanting to improve their home recording skills.

 

10.30am

 

 

 

 

Music workshop for Kids - New Hall

Brett Campbell will introduce people big and small to the wonders of live music. Throw in a bit of dancing, whistling and making LOUD noise and you're up for a very fun experience.

Free entry

 

11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Themed Concert - Bass & Flinders Centre

The Great Ocean Road Project (South West Victoria)

Dennis O'Keeffe & Dennis Taberner

Over many years living in the area, an intense interest in their district has developed in both the Dennis',leading to ongoing research and resulting songs,culminating in this workshop. The workshop focuses on the importance of the maritime trade and transport to the coast and hinterland. From pre colonization to the making of the actual coastal road after WW1. Includes a multi media dislplay to complete the show.

 

11.30am

 

 

 

Music session - RSL

Mick Flanagan will join his friends for a lively session in the bar.

All welcome, be sure to bring your instuments.

 

11.30am

 

 

 

 

Children's Workshop - Hall Supper Room

Margie's Kitchen - A workshop where children of all ages create their own pizza. Our Festival Poet, Skreitch Leitch will keep everyone entertained during the workshop.

Free entry

 

12pm

 

 

 

 

 

Themed Concert - Yacht Club

Daughters and your Sons - A collection of songs inspired by children.

Kerrie Maguire and friends will present songs of sorrow, joy,questions asked and words of love to the generation who holds our future in its hands.

Cate Foley-Burke,Wendy Ealey, David O'Connor, Moya Maguire, Annie Parsell and Mat Woolley.

 

12.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diner's Concert - Pier Hotel

Vince Brophy - MC

April Maze
Malcolm Brooks
John Hughes
The Hannafords
Brian O'Neill
Vince Brophy & Cora Browne

* Enjoy great music with lunch. May be a good idea to book a table.

 

1pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert - York Cove Centre (Senior Citz)

Geoff Iliff - MC

Brian Mooney
Sally Carter
Blue Mosquitoes

John Lavery & Malcolm Turnbull
Bob Sharp
Mem and Dennis Taberner
Mike Manhire

 

12.30pm

 

 

Belly Dance Workshop - Memorial Hall Complex

Sheik Charmers Dance Troupe

 

1.30pm

 

 

 

 

Festival Choir - Practice - New Hall

Marcia Howard, Rose Bygraves and Wendy Ealey will lead the choir this year. Come and join us in song and perform at the Final Concert on Sunday.

No charge for this workshop but entry ticket to Sunday Concert required.

 

2.30pm

 

 

Regional Youth Encouragement Award Concert - Memorial Hall

The winner of each section will perform at the final concert on Sunday.

 

3pm

 

 

 

 

 

Themed Concert - Yacht Club

Danny Spooner - Phil Beck - Sue Lee Archer

The Amorous Muse - An exploration of how amorous encounters are dealt with in folk song: Both rural and urban, contrasting the humour and gentleness generally shown in the rural setting as opposed to the sometimes more coarse (and supposedly more sophisticated) treatment given to the subject by town dwelling songsmiths. The songs are bursting with allegory and imagery, and are leavened with more than a little humour.

 

3pm

 

 

Banjo Workshop - New hall

Tim Saunders from Seagrass will enlighten and help you on your way to better banjo playing.

 

6pm

 

 

 

 

Family Dance - Memorial Hall Complex

Bottom Pub Ceilidh Band with Tony Northey also calling some great Scottish Dances. A friendly and informal dance where children are welcome to join in.

*Children free with adult

 

7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Evening Concert - Memorial Hall

Richard (Skreitch) Leitch - MC

Blue Mosquitoes
Kym Pitman
Vince Brophy & BBC

Richard Perso
Pearl
Nick Charles
Dennis O'Keeffe

 

7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Evening Concert - York Cove Centre (Senior Citizen's Club)

Kerrie McGuire - MC

Dalkey Archive
Ealey & Tyers
Steve & Marjorie Gadd

The Craggs
April Maze
The Hannafords
Evelyn's Secret

 

 

Sunday 23

9am

 

 

 

Poet's Breakfast - Memorial Hall (Supper Room)

Skreitch Leitch will lead the breakfast. Poets are welcome to recite, in a very encouraging atmosphere. Very affordable breakfast provided by the George Town Girl Guides.

 

10am

 

 

 

 

Themed Concert - York Cove Centre (Senior Citizen's Club)

New Holland Honey Eaters – "WYOY National Hoedown"

A new show. New Holland Honey Eaters will take you back to 1937 and to southern radio station WYOY, where four staff members play all the guests and regulars on the radio show.

 

10:30am

 

 

Guitar Workshop - The Pier Hotel (Dining Area)

Nick Charles will lead this great workshop. Head to the Pier for this terrific learning and sharing experience.

 

10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop - Bell's Tea Shop - Macquarie St.

Pickles and Prickles, sauces and plums.

Mem Taberner will entertain with stories and songs inspired by her family tradition of growing and preserving produce to share. Delicious samples provided.

Entry by purchase of morning tea or coffee at Bell's Tea Shop.

 

11am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Themed Concert - Bass & Flinders Centre

Famine to Feast - Vince Brophy, Cora Browne, Sally Carter, Margie Brophy.

The story of girls of the Thomas Arbuthnot, brought to Australia in 1850 under the Earl Grey orphan girls scheme, away from the famine in Ireland.

Unlike the convicts this was not a journey of despair, but a journey of hope.

The orphan girls went on to become mothers and Grandmothers of generations of Australians. Bring along your instruments and become a part of the concert session.

 

11am

 

 

 

 

Themed Concert - Yacht Club

Neil Gardner- A Retrospective

Neil Gardner and friends will present a retrospective concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Neil's first album "Anthem for Wednesday", in 1971.

 

11am

 

 

 

 

Children's concert - New Hall

Going Bananas with David O'Connor.

Plenty of silly songs, tricks and good fun for kids of all sizes.

Free entry

 

11.45am

 

 

 

Mandolin Workshop - Bell's Tea shop verandah

Dennis Taberner will introduce madolin to new players and those who may want "Just enough theory to be dangerous".You will leave with a simple tune under your belt.

 

12.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell Concert - Memorial Hall

Danny Spooner - MC

Richard Perso
Nick Charles
Kym Pitman

The Craggs
Regional Youth Award & Children's song writing presentation
Ealey & Tyers
Pearl with the Festival Choir

Festival performers are invited on stage to join Danny Spooner and Mick Flanagan for our 20th Finale'.

 

Evening

 

 

Session at The Pier Hotel

Join us for a great session and say farewell to new and old friends of the festival until next year.