The lineup for cloudstreet and friends in the Museum on February 7 has been finalised (with some special guest appearances still to come). We'll have the Goodwills, The Pirate Brides, and Davydd McDonald and George Jackson along to join in the fun. Tickets will be available at the door for $25 ($20 concession).
Here's the poster (if you click here, you'll be taken to a downloadable version). Feel free to download and help us spread the word.
We're going to Memphis! We've been given an official showcase spot at the International Folk Alliance in February, 2009, thanks largely to the amazing efforts of Jim MacQuarrie of the Australian Folk Alliance. We're looking forward to the trip (our first to the USA) and to playing in front of such an impressive gathering of venue-operators, festival organisers, and, of course, a lot of other musicians. We leave in mid-February and have a lot to do before we go.
As you have no doubt noticed, as part of our preparations, we've added a donations facility to our blog (It's the big button on the right at the top). If you are able to contribute to our cause, we will be most grateful and will ensure that your name is venerated in all the corners of the globe, that pigeons will be released and that children will be named after you (not ours of course, but you can't have everything).
We've been helped along the way on this particular journey by some generous help from Arts Queensland and from Andrew Pattison's Troubadour Foundation, to whom we are immensely grateful.
We're also planning a special fundraiser in Brisbane in February. Pencil in Saturday, February 7 as the day to come along for a great night's music at the Old Museum in Bowen Hills.
We'll let you know more news as it comes to hand, (after we've recovered from the realisation that we're going)
A new song for us. I'm working my way through the aptly-named "Big Book of Australian Folk Song" and found this gem. A variation on an English theme, but definitely transformed by it's time here. Dedicated to anyone who's ever woken up broke and hungover.