Welcome to the homepage of Foco Nuevo, the regular performance space for Jumping Fences and guests, held on the First Friday of every month.
Friday 1st March 2024, 6pm
House concert at
31 Arras Street Yeronga.
Reserve your seat HERE.
Come and celebrate Foco Nuevo's 16th birthday! We couldn't have imagined in March 2008 that we would have created a regular event that has survived to 2024, through five venues, a global pandemic, and hosted over 150 concerts with a wonderful diversity of performances. We're really pleased that The Boxties could join us for this special occasion, a wonderful ensemble that will make for a fantastic night.
Don't miss out on Foco Nuevo! Register here to reserve your seat.
Savouries, cakes, tea, and coffee will be available. Please feel free to BYO if you wish.
We would love to see you at our place.
Sue and Lachlan
The Boxties are a Brisbane-based ensemble whose music has roots in the classical, folk and contemporary worlds. We’re especially drawn to gospel, country, and the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland — music with great storytelling, truthfulness and emotional generosity at its heart.
Alongside our busy performing schedule we run a mentorship program, school workshops and community projects.
Jumping Fences’ songs traverse working lives, migration and exile, and everyday hopes and joys. Their long association with Latin American music resonates deeply in their own compositions. They toured internationally to Cuba in 2017 and 2018, and nationally they have performed at numerous festivals and venues in South-East Queensland and Victoria. They have composed songs for choirs and conducted workplace songwriting and performance projects in association with the Qld Council of Unions. They have released five recordings, most recently ‘Satellites’. [website]