sounds of our town

 hosted by Jumping Fences

 
 
 

Welcome to the homepage of Foco Nuevo, the performance project
of Jumping Fences, where we have adapted the Latin American peña into our own informal concert held on the First Friday of every month.

Our home base is Kurilpa Hall at 174 Boundary Street West End.

2 February, 2018 8.00 p.m.

Welcome to the first Foco Nuevo for 2018! Heading towards our 10th anniversary celebrations we kick the year off with enthusiasm and vigour; our guests this month are the Elderly Brothers and Sadie & Jay. Come along for the first of what is shaping up to be a great program for the year!

Elderley Brothers: In the tradition of early brothers-harmony duos (Louvin Brothers, Delmore Brothers, Bill and Charlie Monroe) the Elderly Brothers present bluegrass and early country duets celebrating the close harmonies that characterized these ground-breaking styles. The Brothers are Ian "Ziggy" Tredinnick and John Holmberg, two veterans of the Oz and American music scenes. Ziggy was involved in the very-early Sydney bluegrass scene and is known for his high tenor singing and fine guitar playing. John was a long-time member of Pirate Brides and plays mandolin and clawhammer banjo.

Sadie & Jay, along with percussionist Suzanne Hibbs, will be playing songs from their recently released album ‘Rogue Folk’. With origins in the Anglo-Celtic tradition travelling through modern Australian folk and roots, the songs are rich in musical depth and meaning. The distinctive vocals and crafted lyrics are focal to the tales of history and endeavour, love and light-hearted comedy. Sadie & Jay sing beautiful songs with exceptional vocals, intricate finger style playing on guitar and bouzouki with double bass. [website].

Jumping Fences: the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk join forces with Ross Gwyther, James Harper and Robbie Stewart to create an innovative style inspired by a long association with Latin American singer-songwriters. Dynamic arrangements move easily between tenderness and energy and their lyrics take the rich poetry of everyday life into bigger social themes, creating strong points of connection for their audiences [website].

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

Cakes, savouries, tea and coffee available.

BYO